Canastota, NY - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Class of 2020 and class of 2021 will be enshrined together next summer.
The ceremony is scheduled for June 10-13, 2021 in Canastota, New York.
The 2020 class of inductees includes, "Sugar" Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez, Bernard Hopkins, Frank Erne, Paddy Ryan, Barbara Buttrick, “The Coal Miner’s Daughter” Christy Martin, “The Dutch Destroyer” Lucia Rijker; promoters Lou DiBella, Kathy Duva and Dan Goossen; and journalists Bernanrd Fernandez and Thomas Hauser.
Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy says, “By honoring the two classes in a one-of-a-kind Induction Weekend, the Hall of Fame will be able to put all the winning combinations together for the inductees, fans and the entire sport of boxing.”
The Class of 2021 will be announced at the Hall of Fame's annual news conference in early December.
The official plaques for the members of the Class of 2020 will be on display on the Hall of Fame Wall beginning in June.
Fans who bought tickets for the 2020 weekend events can transfer them to the 2021 induction weekend or can receive a refund.