The second Sunday in June usually attracts many boxing dignitaries to Canastota, New York.

There’s a banquet, autograph card display, parade, lectures on the museum grounds and a ceremony that often allows fans of the sport to interact with some of its most legendary figures during its weekend. annual at the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The event has, however, been canceled each of the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that thousands of fans, fighters, managers, promoters, public relations specialists, journalists, coaches and others involved in the sport in various capacities can gather again in this small town in upstate New York, the IBHOF is poised to stage the festivities like never before. has been in place since its inaugural class was inducted in 1990.

His classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be dedicated on Sunday in a massive ceremony that will feature many of the most high-profile boxers of the 21st century. Legends Miguel Cotto, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr., Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Marquez, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley, James Toney and Andre Ward will all be immortalized on the same afternoon as part of what is billed as the “Trilogy “, a unique event in the hometown of Carmen Basilio.

The aforementioned esteemed group includes four boxers – Jones, Mosley, Mayweather and Ward – who were at one time or another commonly considered the pound-for-pound king of the sport. A total of 36 people will be inducted, 11 posthumously.

Four of the most synonymous names in women’s boxing will also be honored – Laila Ali, Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker and Ann Wolfe. Martin, Rijker and women’s trailblazer Barbara Buttrick, each a member of the Class of 2020, were the first female boxers selected to be inducted into the IBHOF.

The IBHOF weekend will also include a live boxing card taking place Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

Heavyweights Bakhodir Jalolov (10-0, 10 KOs), 2021 Olympic gold medalist from Uzbekistan, and Jack Mulowayi from Republic of Congo (11-2-1, 7 KOs) are set to face off in the event main in eight rounds of a TV show “ShoBox: The Next Generation”. Showtime’s coverage of this triple title is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET.

The three classes defined for embedding are listed below. Asterisks indicate those who will be inducted posthumously.

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Barbara Buttrick (first women’s world champion)

Lou DiBella (promoter, television director)

Kathy Duva (Promoter)

Frank Erne (Featherweight Champion, Lightweight)*

Bernard Fernandez (writer)

Dan Goossen (promoter)*

Thomas Hauser (writer)

Bernard Hopkins (middleweight champion, light heavyweight)

Juan Manuel Marquez (featherweight, junior lightweight, lightweight, junior welterweight champion)

Christy Martin (Female Junior Middleweight Champion)

Shane Mosley (Lightweight, Welterweight, Junior Middleweight Champion)

Lucia Rijker (Junior Women’s Welterweight Champion)

Paddy Ryan (Heavyweight Champion)*


Laila Ali (women’s super middleweight and light heavyweight champion)

Freddie Brown (cut man)*

Dr. Margaret Goodman (ringside physician; Voluntary Anti-Doping Association)

George Kimball (writer)*

Wladimir Klitschko (heavyweight champion)

Jay Larkin (television director)*

Floyd Mayweather (junior lightweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight, junior middleweight champion)

Jackie McCoy (manager, trainer)*

Davey Moore (featherweight champion)*

Jackie Tonawanda (female pioneer)*

Marian Trimiar (Female Lightweight Champion)

Andre Ward (super middleweight and light heavyweight champion)

Ann Wolfe (women’s junior middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight champion)


Ron Borges (writer)

Bill Caplan (publicist)

Miguel Cotto (junior welterweight, welterweight, junior middleweight, middleweight champion)

Regina Halmich (women’s flyweight champion)

Holly Holm (junior welterweight, welterweight, junior middleweight champion)

Chuck Hull (ring announcer)*

Roy Jones Jr. (middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight champion)

Tod Morgan (junior lightweight champion)*

James Toney (super middleweight, heavyweight champion)

Bob Yalen (historian/television producer)

Keith Idec is senior writer/columnist for He can be contacted on Twitter @Idecboxing.