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Sixteen to be inducted into the PA Hall of Fame on May 15th, 2016

By Ken Hissner

The 2016 Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony will honor 16 people (8 living and 8 deceased) at Romano’s Caterer’s on Castor and Wingohocking Streets in Philadelphia. There are a record number of inductees this year with some very deserving names from the past. As a member of the VBA Ring One and the PABHOF committee it was great to see these boxing people get inducted this year.

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2008 Briscoe Award Photos

Photos from the 2008 Briscoe Awards banquet which was held at the Veteran Boxers Association hall in Port Richmond, courtesy of John DiSanto of www.phillyboxinghistory.com

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Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame 2008 inductees

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame will
open its doors to eight greats from the
past. The Class of 2008 includes:

“Terrible” Tim Witherspoon
Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer
Meldrick Taylor
Larry Holmes
Percy Bassett
  
  
Jack McKinney (writer)
Curtis Parker        

VBA Person of the Year Carl Levotch

The induction ceremony and banquet will be held
at Romano’s Caterers (1523 Wingohocking Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19124) on Sunday, May 18, 2008
at 4:00pm.  Ticket information can be obtained
by calling the Veteran Boxers Association – Ring
One at 215 634-1203. Thanks to John DiSanto of www.phillyboxinghistory.com for info 

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