Holy­field tops list of IBHOF in­ductees

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

For­mer undis­puted cruis­er­weight and heavy­weight cham­pion Evan­der Holy­field and three-divi­sion cham­pi­ons Marco An­to­nio Bar­rera and Johnny Tapia (posthu­mous) on Wed­nes­day were an­nounced as the Class of 2017 for in­duc­tion into the In­ter­na­tional Box­ing Hall of Fame in Canas­tota, New York.

All three were elected in their first year of el­i­gi­bil­ity.

Non-par­tic­i­pants and ob­servers to be en­shrined next June in­clude Aus­tralian trainer Johnny Lewis, vet­eran judge Jerry Roth, jour­nal­ist / broad­caster Steve Far­hood and broad­caster Barry Tomp­kins.

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