The International Boxing Hall of Fame is once again posting its induction ceremony.
The 2020 ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and now with the pandemic still ongoing, the Hall of Fame has made the call to postpone this year’s ceremony as well.
The International Boxing Hall of Fame executive director Ed Brophy released a statement on the Hall of Fame’s website in which Brophy said next year’s 2022 ceremony will be themed a Hall of Fame Weekend Induction Trilogy. The event which is scheduled from June 9 to June 12 of 2022 will honor the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022.
“Following last year’s Induction Weekend cancellation, the Hall of Fame recognizes the importance of pausing another round of induction celebrations,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “However, the word trilogy is synonymous with boxing and if there is one sport and one location that could have the perfect setting for an Induction Trilogy, it is the sport of boxing and the place is Canastota.”
Brophy also added that part of reason for the postponement is because it’s important to honor the inductees in an environment where they can intermingle with one another and fans.
The Class of 2020 includes boxers Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Frank Erne, Paddy Ryan, Barbara Buttrick, Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker.
Meanwhile, the Class of 2021 includes boxers Wladimir Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Andre Ward, Laila Ali, Ann Wolfe, Marian Trimiar, Jackie Tonawanda and Davey Moore.
The International Boxing Hall of Hame is located in Canastota, NY.