World Boxing Hall of Fame

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The World Boxing Hall of Fame (WBHF) is located in Riverside, California, United States, in Southern California. The WBHF is one of two recognized international boxing halls of fame,[citation needed] the other being the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF), the more widely recognized institution.

The WBHF was founded by Everett L. Sanders in 1980. Until 2006, the WBHF did not had a permanent location or museum, which allowed the more recent IBHOF to garner more publicity and prestige. In 2005 the WBHF created a partnership with the 121-year-old Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles, where established its permanent home. It also opened a "Walk of Fame" museum in 2006.

Its annual ceremony is held in October. Inductees traditionally received a plaque and a medallion, as well as miscellaneous mementos. Starting in 2004, a 12-inch-tall bronze sculpture, entitled "The Prizefighter", designed by artist and boxing trainer Steven Harpst, is given to each inductee, along with the medallion. A souvenir program is given to all attendees.

Professional boxers have to wait five years after retirement to be eligible for election into the Hall of Fame.

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