2009 Florida Boxing Hall Of Fame

By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez

Tampa, Florida – legends and Boxing greats were honored this weekend at the Howard Johnsons in downtown, Tampa. With a very exiting weekend packed with fun and festivities. President of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Walter “Butch” Flansburg trusted his heart in putting together this great weekend of Boxing. Inductees Angelo Dundee, Mary Cohen,Jr., Johnny Bos, Rick Folstad and many others were on hand for this weekends festivities.

Flansburg preparing molds creating boxing fist statues in honor to all the inductees that were present at the 1st F.B.H.O.F. Memorabilia show.

Legendary Champion Hector “Macho” Camacho demonstrated pad work for the fans at the event, Camacho out going taking pictures and signing autographs after the workout.

Former Executive Media Director for Don King and presently running full operations for Former Lightweight Champion Roy Jones, Jr. Square Ring Promotions, Bob Goodman sticks his hands in the paste to develop the hand statue for the Hall.

Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Pinklon Thomas known for his war with Tim Witherspoon to capture the title puts on a heavy bag demonstration at the event with his veteran skills.

Dr. Fredie Pacheco “The Fight Doctor” shown with his art of “The Greatest” speaks with a fan at the event.

Inductees Referee Max Parker, Jr. Referee Brian Garry and Legendary trainer Jimmy Williams puts on a Ring clinic to all the fans breaking down rules and regulations behind the ropes.

The Legacy continues in boxing at 17 yr old fighter Christian Camacho the youngest son of Hector Camacho, Sr. brings pure excitement to the crowd by putting on a great workout.

Light Heavyweight Daniel Judah was on hand sparring at the event taking photos and signing autographs.


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