BWAA Information Sheet: 2018 International Boxing Hall of Fame Nominees

With ballots either in hand, or on their way, for voters, below are biographical capsules on the new and returning candidates for entry into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Modern Class.

First Time Nominees

Chris John
Career: 1998-2013
Major titles: WBA featherweight (June 4, 2004-December 6, 2013)
Hailed from: Banjarnegara, Indonesia
Record: 48-1-3 (22 KO) BoxRec Record
Record against Champions/Titlists and Hall of Famers: 3-1 (0 KO)

Champions/Titlists faced: Osamu Sato, Derrick Gainer, Juan Manuel Marquez, Simpiwe Vetyeka 

Champions/Titlists defeated: Osamu Sato (UD 12), D...

October 6, 2018

It was a very tough week for the boxing community. The BWAA mourns the passing of two great men, Dave Anderson, on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Don Chargin, on Friday, Sept. 28.

Both were Hall of Famers, inside the boxing arena and out. Both were also gifted and giving men.

Chargin, 90, was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001.

His Hall of Fame plaque reads: "Chargin’s first promotion, at the age of 23, was Eddie Chavez vs. Manuel Ortiz on September 3, 1951. Along with his wife and fellow Hall of Famer Lorraine, “War A Week” Chargin went on to promote over 3,000 fights, including Carl (Bobo) Olson vs. Paddy Young, Jerry Quarry vs. Jim...

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