PHILLY BOXING HISTORY  -  May 19, 2019  
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Photos by Jano Cohen


On Sunday, May 19th, thirteen new members were inducted into the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame at Romano's Catering in Philadelphia. The Class of 2019 included seven boxers, one cut man, one judge, a promotional team, a manager, and one trainer. 

Nino Del Buono was the Master of Ceremonies and the inductions were introduced by Rich Pagano, John Gallagher, Joey Eye, and John DiSanto. Amateur boxer Shadraq Louis, of the Harold Johnson Boxing Gym received a scholarship, and Frank Kubach, the proprietor of the Front Street Gym, was named the VBA Man of the Year. 

This was the 61st class of inductees for the oldest boxing hall of fame in the United States. Jano Cohen served as photographer for the event. 

Heavyweight Jack O'Halloran

PAL Supervisor, trainer, and official Woodie Marcus

Light heavyweight boxer Vaughn Hooks

The family of light heavyweight Charles Singleton
(including his son and his wife Krystal Singleton) accepted for him

Cut Man Joey Eye accepted for deceased legend Adolph Ritacco

Sabrina Rowland, the daughter of Al Massey, accepted
for her father who could not attend

Boxing Judge Lynne Carter became the second woman
inducted into the PABHOF

Tiffany McGhee, the daughter of deceased light heavyweight boxer Will Taylor,
accepted for her father

Members of the Rooney and McGinley families (including Jack McGinley Jr.) accepted for the promotional team of Art Rooney and Barney McGinley
(both deceased)

Heavyweight boxer Kerry Judge

Joey Eye also accepted for manager Ivan Cohen, who could not attend

John DiSanto accepted for boxer Tony Thornton (deceased)

Frank Kubach, the VBA Man of the Year

Amateur boxer and scholarship recipient Shadraq Louis

Master of Ceremonies Nino Del Buono watches Nicky Eye
sing the National Anthem




John DiSanto - Philadelphia - May 19, 2019