Boxing

 
            === Gatti, Hill among Boxing Hall of Fame inductees ===
 
 Canastota,  NY (Sports Network) - Two-division champion Arturo "Thunder" Gatti
 and five-time world champion Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill headline the 2013 class
 for the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
 
 Gatti  finished his  career in 2007 with  a record of 40-9 (31 KOs) and passed
 away under a cloud of suspicion in 2009. He is best remembered for winning two
 of three brutal fights with Micky Ward from 2002-03.
 
 Hill  was a silver medalist at the 1984 Olympics and went 49-7 (23 KOs) during
 his 13-year career.
 
 Two-time  light flyweight  champion Myung-Woo  Yuh, referee  Mills Lane,  ring
 announcer Jimmy Lennon, Jr., and journalist Colin Hart are also among the 2013
 class,  which was voted  on by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a
 panel of international boxing historians.
 
 Other  posthumous  honorees include: Wesley  Ramey and  Jeff Smith in the Old-
 Timer  Category;  manager  Arturo  "Cuyo" Hernandez  in  the  Non  Participant
 Category;  cartoonist Ted  Carroll in the Observer Category; and Joe Coburn in
 the Pioneer Category.
 
 The  24th  annual Hall of  Fame induction ceremony is  scheduled for June 9 in
 Canastota, New York.
 
 
 
 
 12/10 22:35:33 ET

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