Yesterday, The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced the members of the Class of 2018. 

Inductees include three Modern category boxers who all enter the Hall in their first year of eligibility; heavyweight champion “Dr. Ironfist” Vitali Klitschko, four-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales and light middleweight champion Ronald “Winky” Wright. 

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 “We’re extremely excited about the Class of 2018 and are very much looking forward to paying tribute to the new inductees in Canastota next June,” said Executive Director Edward Brophy.

Non-participants and observers to be inducted include German promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl and broadcasters Steve Albert and Jim Gray.  The Hall of Fame also released names of posthumous honorees: Sid Terris in the Old-Timer Category, and ring announcer Johnny Addie and promoter Lorraine Chargin in the Non Participant Category.

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“All of us at Showtime Sports who have worked with Jim and Steve over the years are thrilled that they are receiving this well-deserved honor,” said David Dinkins Jr., Executive Producer, Showtime Sports.  “Both were instrumental in building the Showtime Championship Boxing franchise.  Jim’s interviews have become classic post-fight drama while Steve’s fight calls are integral to some of the most significant moments in boxing history.”

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The 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will be held June 7-10th in Canastota, NY and will feature many events in throughout the four-day celebration, including a 5K Race / Fun Run, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, VIP Cocktail Reception, Parade of Champions and the Official Induction Ceremony on the Hall of Fame Museum Grounds.