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Tyson, Leonard enter boxing hall of fame

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Friday, December 21, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Legendary fighters Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, "Sugar" Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes and Julio Cesar Chavez are among the inaugural inductees named to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

Voting was done by the group's board of directors with enshrinement ceremonies to be staged in 2013.

Also inducted were fighters Diego Corrales and Mike McCallum, trainers Eddie Futch and Freddie Roach, promoters Don King and Bob Arum, referees Joe Cortez and Mills Lane, executives Marc Ratner and James Nave, reporters Al Bernstein and Royce Feour and contributors Kirk Kirkorian and Sig Rogich.

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson went 50-6 with 44 knockouts and was the youngest man to hold the crown while Holmes, 69-6 with 44 knockouts, owned the heavyweight title from 1978 through 1985.

Leonard, 36-3 with one drawn and 25 knockouts, was a 1976 Montreal Olympic champion and a 1980s star with victories over Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns.

"Golden Boy" De La Hoya, 39-6 with 30 knockouts, won 10 world titles in six weight divisions and has become a top promoter while Chavez, 107-6 with two drawn and 88 knockouts, was a Mexican legend and three-division world champion.





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