De La Hoya, Trindad & Calzage Elected Into Hall of Fame [Video]
Three modern boxing legends were elected into the The International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2014 Wednesday.
Each fighter with storied histories and great careers, that are engraved in much of our brains as we grew up watching the sport.
Oscar De La Hoya, Felix “Tito” Trinidad, and Joe Calzage all made the cut.
De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) began his career winning an Olympic gold medal in 1992. He went on to win 10 professional world titles in six weight divisions from 1992 to 2008. Some of his most memorable fights came against Trinidad himself, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Pernell Whitaker, Julio Cesar Chavez and more.
Trinidad (42-3, 35 KOs) is a Puerto Rican legend. He upset De La Hoya in 1999, and has five world titles in three weight divisions. He has also won fights against Camacho, Whitaker, and Fernando Vargas.
Calzaghe (46-0, 32 KOs) fought from 1993-2008, and never lost. The London native unified the super middleweight titles in 2006 and won the lineal light heavyweight championship in 2008. He also has had big fights against some of the greats such as Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones JR., and Jeff Lacy.
The 25th annual induction ceremony will be held June 8 at the Canastota, N.Y.
Take a look at some of the biggest fights from the boxers below.