International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Class Of 2019 Announced

The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) Class of 2019 has been announced.

In what is the largest class in the IWBHF's short history, a total of 12 people will be inducted. Below are the inductees, separated into different categories.

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Former Boxers:

- Terri Cruz: Former IFBA bantamweight champion and compiled a 17-7-2 pro record.
- Melissa Fiorentino: Former IWBF super featherweight champion and compiled a 17-2 pro record.
- Lisa Holewyne: Former IBF junior welterweight champion and compiled a 25-17-2 pro record.
- Carina Moreno: Former WBC minimumweight, Interim WBC light flyweight, WBA flyweight champion and compiled a 23-6 pro record.
- Bridgett Riley: Former IFBA bantamweight champion and compiled a 15-3 pro record.
- Wendy Rodriquez: Former IBA minimumweight, IBA flyweight champion and compiled a 19-4-3 pro record.
- Martha Salazar: Former WIBF and WBC heavyweight champion and compiled a 13-5 pro record. Third Hispanic boxer to win a world heavyweight title.

Non-Boxers:

- David Avila: Longtime boxing writer and women's boxing advocate.
- Stephen Blea: Former official and USA Boxing coach and longtime women's boxing supporter.
- Blanca Gutierrez: Boxing promoter and the driving force behind Beautiful Brawlers, a West Coast promotional company.

Pioneer Female Boxer: 

- Pat Emerick: Former Ladies World Boxing Association champion. Won 18 straight fights after losing her pro debut.

Posthumous 2019 Inductee:

- Patricia Martinez-Pino: Longtime women's boxing advocate and worked with the AIBA to open up opportunities for women to work as referees and judges

A date for the induction ceremony will be announced at a later date. The IWBHF was created in 2014 by Sue Fox, founder and publisher of Women's Boxing Archive Network (WBAN). Notable boxers inducted into the IWBHF include Holly Holm, Laila Ali, Ann Wolfe and Laura Serrano.

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