The Pennsylvania Boxing
Hall of Fame held their annual induction ceremony Sunday,
May 17th at Romano's Catering in Philadelphia. Fifteen new
members from the PA boxing scene were inducted in both the
"Boxer" and "Non-Boxer" categories.
The boxers honored were
Jerome Artis, Wee Willie Davies, John David Jackson, Tony
Martin, Hank Quinn, Roger Russell, Steve Traitz, Jr.,
Anthony Witherspoon, and Tommy Yarosz. Non-Boxer Inductees
were Milt Bailey (Cut Man), Baron Dougherty (Manager), Joey
Eye (Cut Man), Bouie Fisher (Trainer), Slim Jim Robinson
(Trainer), and Sam Solomon (Trainer).
Former WBO junior middleweight & WBA middleweight
John David Jackson at the 2015 induction ceremony
Cut Man Joey Eye (Intrieri)
Former Kensington lightweight boxer Hank Quinn
with VBA President Cahrles Sgrillo
Norristown middleweight boxer Steve Traitz Jr. with VBA
John Galllagher and announcer Nino Del Buono
Willie Davies Jr. (85) represented his father Wee Willie
Bill Sthul accepted for his grandfather James "Baron"
Bouie Fisher's grandsons represented the late great
Cory Martin accepted for his deceased father Tony Martin
The family of Slim Jim Robinson (including promoter Greg
Roger Russell was unable to attend due to heath issues.
Accepting for Roger were his daughter Scarlett and brother
David Yarosz, the son of Tommy Yarosz
The families Jerome Artis, Milt Bailey and Sam Solomon
could not be found in time for the event. So, PABHOF
Chairman John DiSanto accepted for them. Anthony Witherspoon
did not attend the event.
These four Hall of Fame
plaques will be held at the VBA - Ring One Club House until
they can be passed to the appropriate party for each.