International Boxing Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Announced

The International Boxing Hall of Fame has officially announced its inductees for next year's induction ceremonies.

Former world champions Donald Curry, Julian Jackson and James McGirt headline the 2019 class which will be inducted from June 6-9 in Canastota, New York.

Below is the entire Hall of Fame class of 2019 and what category they fall under:

Modern Category:

  • Donald Curry: Former undisputed welterweight champion
  • Julian Jackson: Former WBA junior middleweight and WBC middleweight champion
  • James McGirt: Former IBF junior welterweight and WBC welterweight champion

Old Timer Category:

  • Tony DeMarco: Former welterweight world champion

Non-Participants and Observers:

  • Teddy Atlas: Boxing trainer and current ESPN boxing analyst
  • Lee Samuels: Former sportswriter Top Rank chief publicist for nearly four decades. Second-ever publicist to be inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame
  • Don Elbaum: Longtime boxing promoter and manager
  • Guy Jutras: Longtime judge and referee who has worked as an official for more than 30 years

Curry held the undisputed welterweight title from 1985 to 1986 and then the WBC junior middleweight title from 1988 to 1989. Curry (34-6, 25 KO) and previously challenged for the IBF and lineal middleweight titles in 1990.

Jackson (55-6, 49 KO) competed as a pro boxer from 1981 to 1998. Jackson is a three-time world champion and was ranked No. 25 by The Ring magazine in a 2003 list of "100 Greatest Punchers".

McGirt (73-6-1, 48 KO) is a two-weight world champion, having held the IBF junior welterweight title in 1988, and the WBC and lineal welterweight titles from 1991 to 1993. McGirt has also fought the likes of Pernell Whittaker and Meldrick Taylor throughout his career which spanned from 1982 to 1997.

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