Five division former world champ, Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns leads the Hall of Fame class of 2012, which also includes former flyweight world champion, Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, and trainer, Freddie Roach.
The International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) will also induct announcer, Michael Buffer, broadcaster, Al Bernstein, and journalist, Michael Katz.
Also included in the class of 2012– welterweight and middleweight contender Cocoa Kid in the “Modern” boxer category, Newsboy Brown, Leo Houck and Jake Kilrain in the “Old-Timer” boxer category, James Wharton in “Pioneer,” and promoters Hugh D. McIntosh and Rip Valenti in the “Non-Participant” category.
The official induction to the hall of fame will take place at the IBHOF’s annual weekend, scheduled for June 7-10 in Canastota, N.Y.
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