All activities take place at the Wyndham Hotel on Westshore Blvd, in Tampa. Many activities are set including a cocktail party, sparring sessions, fist-castings, ringside lectures, autograph and photograph sessions, breakfast with the inductees, a formal dinner, etc. Sunday will be the formal induction ceremony. All are invited. Visit the website www.floridaboxinghalloffame.com for info or call Butch Flansburg: 813-810-5896. Most of the Class of 2013 will be there for their inductions, along with many former inductees, and several other high profile boxing people.
CLASS Of 2013 Inductees: Living inductees include: former world champions Vince Phillips, Ezra Sellers, and James Warring, top contender David Santos, and Olympic Gold Medalist and top contender Howard Davis Jr.: trainer/managers Dave Clark, Lou Duva, and Roberto Quesada, Promoter: Henry Rivalta, Media: Sharon Robb, Judge Michael Pernick, and in the participant category, Brad Jacobs, and Bruce Trampler.
Posthumous inductees include: former world champion Petey Sarron, along with trainer Luis Saria, media Mort Sharnik, referee Cy Gotfried, judge Frank Skilbred, and participants Benjamin “Evil Eye” Finkle, and Bernie LaFratta.
IBO President Ed Levine and Aaron Jacobs of Fight Night Productions will receive Boxing Achievement Awards.