Michael Moorer, Ivan Calderon, Diego Corrales and Ricky Hatton elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

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Michael Moorer, the new heavyweight champion of the world, celebrates his victory over Evander Holyfield at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev., Friday, April 22, 1994. Moore defeated Holyfield in a co- close 12-round 3-2.  (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)

On Thursday, the International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 13-member class for 2024. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)

Michael Moorer, Ivan Calderon, Diego Corrales and Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton will headline the Class of 2024 of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the men’s novice division.

On Thursday morning, the 13-member class was announced and includes:

  • Jane Couch (modern women’s section)

  • Ana Maria Torres (women’s modern category)

  • Luis Angel Firpo (old timer section)

  • Theresa Kibby (women’s track division)

  • Kenny Adams (trainer)

  • Jackie Kallen (manager)

  • Fred Sternburg (longtime journalist)

  • Wallace Matthews (journalist/spectator section)

  • Nick Charles (broadcaster/spectator category)

The American Boxing Writers Association and international boxing historians voted on the class, which will be submitted over three days from June 6-9, 2024.

Moorer became the first left-handed boxer to win a heavyweight title in 1992. He also notably defeated Evander Holyfield in 1994. Seven months later, 45-year-old George Foreman – out Moorer. Moorer was 52-4-1 with 40 strikeouts in his career.

Wallace Matthews (journalist/spectator category) of the Year.” Jose Luis Castillo knocked Corrales down twice in the 10th round but then Corrales refused to quit and eventually overcame the odds to take the decision. made Castillo later in the 10. Two years later, Corrales died The former featherweight and lightweight champion finished 40-5 with 33 KOs.

Hatton rose to fame after being upset by Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu in 2005 and became the welterweight champion the following year. The British fighter met his matches, however, in his bouts with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Hatton was 45-3 with 32 KOs.

Calderon boxed in the 2000 Olympics, representing Puerto Rico, and went 35-3-1 with 6 KOs in his career.

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