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4th Annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction

By Pattee Mak, Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

*Photo Credit: Pattee Mak, Real Combat Media

Howard Beach, NY (April 27, 2015)– It was a fun filled busy afternoon at the 4th annual NYSBHOF induction ceremony held in New York. The following are a list of the individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame:

LIVING BOXERS:

World Boxing Council (WBC) junior middleweight champion (1980-82) – Saoul Mamby (45-34-6, 19 KOs), Middleweight Joey Giambra(65-10-2, 31 KOs), Light heavyweight and 1961 National Golden Gloves champion Johnny Persol (22-5-1, 7 KOs), 2x world welterweight title challenger Harold Weston (26-9-5, 7 KOs), World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion (1995-97) and 1992 National Golden Gloves champLonnie Bradley (29-1-1, 21 KOs).

POSTHUMOUS PARTICIPANTS:

World light heavyweight champion (1925-26) Paul “Astoria Assassin” Berlenbach(40-8-3, 33 KOs), Billy Graham (102-15-9, 102 KOs);Two-time world flyweight champion (1929 & 1931) and 1920 Olympic gold medalist Frankie Genaro, World welterweight (1898-94) and middleweight (1998-1907) champ Tommy Ryan (90-6-11, 71 KOs), World light heavyweight champion (1925 & 1930) Jimmy Slattery (114-13, 51 KOs).

NON-PARTICIPANTS:

Former NYSAC deputy commissioner and promoter, as well as current NYSBHOF/Ring 8 president Bob Duffy, former New York Times and New York Daily News boxing columnist Mike Katz, Albany promoter/cut manBob Miller, owner of the world renown Gleason’s Gym, Bruce Silverglade and longtime trainer and one of the stars of the TV Show “The Contender” Tommy Gallagher.

POSTHUMOUS NON-PARTICIPANTS:

Brooklyn trainer Charley Goldman (28-6-2, 19 KOs) who also fought professionally in the early 1900’s, Madison Square Garden matchmaker Jimmy Johnston, Madison Square Garden president Harry Markson, celebrated Bronx sportswriter Damon Runyon, manager/matchmaker Al Weill and elite promoter Cedric Kushner, who just recently passed away.

 

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