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Dedication To Boxing Earns IBO Exec Hall of Fame Honors!
(July 6, 2011 - By

For his hard work and years of dedication to boxing, International Boxing Organization founder and Chairman John Daddono has been inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame. The induction weekend of the class of 2011 has just concluded at the Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel in downtown Tampa, Florida.

The weekend festivities included a Friday night "meet and greet" cocktail party with the inductees followed by a Saturday morning sparring session featuring Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver as he prepares for his crack at the IBO cruiserweight world title against reigning champion Danny Green of Australia. The sparring session was then followed by a hand casting ceremony featuring all inductees of the class of 2011.

Sunday morning consisted of a breakfast with the inductees followed by the formal induction ceremony in the Sheraton's Grand Ballroom. Bag pipes and color guards led the procession of 15 living inductees down the main aisle of the crowded ballroom of family, friends and cheering fans of the inductees. Highlights of the ceremony were the induction of former middleweight John "the Beast" Mugabi, "Fearless" Freddie Pendelton and Elisha Obed.

International Boxing Organization founder and Chairman John Daddono seemed to be a crowd favorite and delivered a very well executed and touching speech of his past and present involvement in boxing along with future plans of his organization. Sunday's induction ceremony was produced and streamed live worldwide by and picked up viewers from 36 countries. The event was also distributed by Ustream as well as Just-In streaming services. Viewership numbers will be available soon.

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