Tyson, Stallone to enter hall of fame

Tue, 07 Dec 20:06:00 2010

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and three-division winner Julio Cesar Chavez of Mexico have been named in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Russian-born junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu, Mexican trainer Ignacio 'Nacho' Beristain, US referee Joe Cortez and American actor/screenwriter Sylvester Stallone also are part of the class of 2011, the Hall of Fame said on its website.

Bantamweight Memphis Pal Moore, light heavyweight champion Jack Root, welterweight-middleweight Dave Shade, British boxer-politician John Gully, promoter AF Bettinson and broadcaster Harry Carpenter will be honoured posthumously.

They will be enshrined on June 12, 2011, at the Hall of Fame Museum in Canastota, New York.

Inductees were selected by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.


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