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Int'l Boxing Hall postponing ceremony again

The International Boxing Hall of Fame is postponing its induction weekend for the second straight year due to the "many unknowns" of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Hall of Fame executive director Ed Brophy says next year's ceremony is scheduled for June 12 and will be themed a Hall of Fame Weekend Induction Trilogy. The event will honor the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Brophy says it's important to honor inductees in an environment where they can intermingle with one another and fans.

The Class of 2020 includes boxers Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, "Sugar" Shane Mosley, Frank Erne, Paddy Ryan, Barbara Buttrick, Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker.

The Class of 2021 includes boxers Wladimir Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Andre Ward, Laila Ali, Ann Wolfe, Marian Trimiar, Jackie Tonawanda and Davey Moore.