Ex-world champion in the heavyweight Vitali Klitschko became the first Ukrainian member of international the Boxing Hall of fame.
In the category of “Modern boxers” (those who spent the last fight no earlier 1989) was initially 32 candidates. Of them by voting chose three members of the Hall of fame.
“This is the dream of many boxers to become a member of the Hall of fame. Thought about the Hall of Fame, but I never expected that one day I will be in the company of legends, which has always been my examples. Such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and many world famous boxers. For me it is a great honor,” said his inclusion Klitschko.
In addition to Klitschko in the Hall of fame included Erik Morales and Winky Wright.
International Boxing hall of fame (International Boxing Hall of Fame) — hall of fame and Museum box created to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the development of this sport. Located in Canastota, new York, USA.