Big-time boxing legends come to Canastota for Hall of Fame Inductions

Joe Cortez and Felix Trinidad on stage together at Boxing Hall of Fame

Oscar De La Hoya, who won Olympic gold and became a champion in six weight divisions in winning 10 world titles, has been inducted into the International
Boxing Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame's 25th class inducted Sunday also included two of De La Hoya's contemporaries in the modern era - Puerto Rican star Felix "Tito" Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe of Wales.

Also inducted were: George Chaney, Charles Ledoux and Mike O'Dowd in the old-timer category; Tom Allen in the pioneer category; also includes promoter Barry Hearn, referees Richard Steele and Eugene Corri, journalist Graham Houston and veteran Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer in the non-participant and observer categories.

Also in attendance were Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, Joe Cortez, Miss America and even legendary promoter Don King.

Inductees were selected by the
Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.