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The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame had their sixth annual induction weekend.
The prestigious induction ceremony was held on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 7-10 p.m. in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace. The ceremony, which annually honors the best from Nevada’s rich boxing history, was filled with boxing superstars.
Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, an ex-amateur boxer and professional judge, headlined the 2018 slate of inductees.
In addition to Reid, others inducted are former women’s pound-for-pound champion Laila Ali, the daughter of the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali; three-division world champion Sugar Shane Mosley; ex-heavyweight champion Chris Byrd; former featherweight champion Kevin Kelley; power-punching ex-heavyweight Earnie Shavers; former Nevada state welterweight champion Don Miner; Top Rank president Todd duBoef; and long-time judge Jerry Roth. Being inducted posthumously are arch rivals Alexis Arguello and Aaron Pryor; Henry Armstrong; Jack “Doc” Kearns and promoter Bill Miller.
Among the many names who attended were Michael and Leon Spinks; Evander Holyfield; Roy Jones Jr.; Chad Dawson; Badou Jack; Jessie Vargas; Shawn Porter; Brandon Rios; Lamon Brewster; Ray Mercer; Michael Carbajal; Angel Manfredy; Joel Casamayor; Mike McCallum and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad. Many other notable boxers were there as well.