The 10th Annual SJC Boxing Open House and Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2020 announcement took place Saturday at the SJC Boxing Gym in Fort Myers, Florida. The 2020 inductees are as follows:
Fighters: Eliseo Castillo, Buster Mathis Jr., Robert Daniels, Jeff Lacy, Glenn Wolfe, Rocky Torres, Bonnie Canino, Jeff Sims*
Trainers: Ben Getty*
Promoters: Jeff Gibson
Media: Alan Hopper, Joe Bruno, Dalia Duran
Participants: Charles Mooney, Lou Martinez, Lou Harris*, Floyd Self*
Officials/Commission: Mark Streisand, Emil Lombardi Jr., Phyllis Garry
Special Achievement Award: Orlando Cuellar, Phil Alessi Jr.
The Open House attracted the largest ever group of inductees, both past and present, beginning at 12:00 noon with some SJC boxers working out and sparring. It was a fun day with refreshments, book signings, autographs and photographs.
Famed ring announcer Bob Alexander began the official ceremonies at 3pm. He started with a 10-count for those we lost since the June 2019 Induction weekend. Then, as each name and bio was read, those present came up to say a few words.
Afterward, a group of about 30 inductees and families enjoyed a nice dinner at the nearby KJ’s Steakhouse.
The FBHOF Induction Weekend will be held at the Westshore Grand in Tampa on June 19, 20 and 21, 2020.