Middleweight great Thomas Hearns and legendary trainer Freddie Roach head the list of 13 people elected on Tuesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the Class of 2012.
Hearns, who used the nickname ‘Hitman’, compiled a 155-8 amateur record and was 61-5-1 with 48 knockouts as a professional, collecting a total of five titles and becoming the first boxer to win titles in four different divisions.
Hagler fought every one of his main rivals in his 62-fight career with two of them against Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard producing some of the most talked about fights in boxing history.
Light-heavyweight veteran Bernard Hopkins has set his sights on ‘wiping out’ a whole nation of fighters in 2011.
Knockout boxing film The Fighter earns itself a shot at Hollywood glory with six Golden Globe nominations.
The Fighter is up for Best Picture, in the drama category while leading man Mark Wahlberg is nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. Christian Bale gets a shout for Best Supporting Actor, along with female supports Amy Adams and Melissa Leo, who make up two of the five nominees in their category. And Director David O. Russell rounds off the list with his nomination for Best Director.
Legendary commentator Harry Carpenter has been honoured by the International Boxing Hall of Fame Museum in its 2011 class of inductees.
Carpenter, who died in March at the age of 84, was ringside for such great contests as the 'Rumble in the Jungle' between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman and the 'Thrilla in Manila' between Ali and Joe Frazier.