The World Boxing Association (WBA) congratulates the boxers and personalities chosen to enter the Boxing Hall of Fame, based in Canastota, New York. Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko, Mexican Erik Morales and American Ronald Winky Wright are the most relevant ones of the group that was announced by the entity to be officially exalted to immortality in June 2018.
Klitschko was one of the most notorious Heavyweight champions of his era and hung up his gloves in 2012 after winning the world title twice in different organizations. He finished his career with a record of 45 wins and only 2 losses, with 41 knockouts.
Morales, on the other hand, was one of the most outstanding Mexican warriors of the 90s and the beginning of the new century. The “Terrible” is the first boxer in his country to obtain belts in four different categories. In total, he won titles in five divisions and won 52 fights, 36 by knockout, while he lost 9 times.
Meanwhile, Wright is remembered for his spectacular fights and competitiveness in the ring. The American fought until 2012 and was Super Welterweight champion several times. He beat Shane Mosley twice and faced legends such as Fernando Vargas, Felix Trinidad and Bernard Hopkins. He finished his career with a record of 51 wins, 6 losses and a draw, while knocking out 25 opponents.
The three boxers mentioned above were selected in the group of modern fighters. Among the posthumous honorees, Sid Terris, legendary American Lightweight fighter who fought between 1922 and 1931 and died in 1974, was exalted. The WBA also extends congratulations to German promoter Peter Kohl, and members of the press Jim Gray and Steve Albert, who were selected on this occasion.