Ceremony Will Be July 8th in Belfast, New York.
ORIGINAL BARE KNUCKLE INDUCTEES
Must have fought completely bare fisted sometime in their career; no wraps:
Uriah “Hughie” Burton, Boxer (King of the Gypsies late 1950s-early 1970s; known as ‘Big Just’); Undefeated Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Ted Daley, Boxer; Living Inductee, Undefeated Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion.
Billy Edwards, Boxer; 1868-1872, Lightweight Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion of the World.
Bartley Gorman V, Boxer (King of the Gypsies 1972-1992); English born traveller of Welsh and Irish descent; Undefeated Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion of the UK and Ireland.
Daniel Mendoza, Boxer; Heavyweight Champion of England from 1792-1795 (34-3 w/30 KOs).
Shannon Ritch, Boxer; Living Inductee, bare knuckle record of 25-2 (25 KOs). Known as the “Most active fighter on the planet.” #1 Ranked Contender for America’s Police Gazette belt.
Must have brought positive spotlight to upstate New York:
Ed Atherton, Wrestler; 1902 World Champion from Belfast, New York, pupil of Wm. Muldoon.
Barry Broughton, Local Grand Master from Olean, New York; known worldwide.
Chris Guzman, World-renowned boxing artist; his work fills our Hall of Fame Room of Honor.
Roy Harding, Boxer; Local legend, fought 1929-1945, Soldier at Pearl Harbor during the attack.
Jimmy Holmes, Boxer; Indiana State Champion who trained in the Muldoon-Sullivan barns.
Tim Witherspoon, Boxer; 2-Time World Heavyweight Champion (WBC 1984, WBA 1986).
MARIE BACKUS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Gino Arilotta, Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame President.
Scott R. Burt, President
BARE KNUCKLE BOXING HALL OF FAME
5 West Hughes Street; Belfast, New York 14711
(correspondence mailed to 3876 State Route 19; Scio, New York 14880)
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