The modern World Boxing Hall of Fame (WBHF) is located in Riverside, California, United States, in Southern California. The WBHF is one of two recognized international boxing hall of fames, with the other being the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF), with the IBHOF being the more widely recognized boxing hall of fame. Riverside is a name common to a number of cities and counties. ...
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The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. ...
The WBHF was founded by Everett L. Sanders in 1980. Since its inception the WBHOF has never had a permanent location or museum, which has allowed the more recent IBHOF to garner more publicity and prestige. Recently (2005) however, the WBHOF partnered with the 121-year-old Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles, where it will establish its permanent home. It plans to open a "Walk of Fame" museum in early 2006. Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) is an athletic club in Los Angeles, California. ...
Its annual ceremony is usually held every October. Inductees traditionally received a plaque and a medallion, as well as miscellaneous mementoes. Starting in 2004, a 12-inch tall bronze scuplture, entitled "The Prizefighter", designed by artist and boxing trainer Steven Harpst, is given to each inductee, along with the medallion. A souvenir program is given to all attendees.
Professional boxers have to wait five years after retirement to be eligible for election into the Hall of Fame.
The WBHF's present office address is:
6657 45th Street
Riverside CA 92509
Click for a list of the World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees.