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Bowe, Mancini head Boxing Hall of Fame’s class of 2015

International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Mancini, smiles while giving his induction speech during the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Canastota, N.Y., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP photos/Heather Ainsworth)

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Riddick Bowe and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Also inducted were featherweight champion “Prince” Naseem Hamed of England, light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken of Japan, manager Rafael Mendoza of Mexico, referee Steve Smoger of Norfolk, Virginia, journalist Nigel Collins of England, and broadcaster Jim Lampley of Asheville, North Carolina.

Posthumous honorees include Japanese flyweight Masao Ohba, middleweight Ken Overlin of Decatur, Illinois, and publicist John F.X. Condon of New York City.

Inductees were selected by the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.

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