1st 4 inductees Heavyweights Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, George Forman.

Lightweight Boxers

Benny Leonard - The Ghetto Wizzard

wins = 185 |KO = 70 |losses = 22 |draws, held the world lightweight championship for eight years, Widely considered one of the all-time greats, Leonard was known for his speed, lightning reflexes, excellent boxing technique, and ability to think fast on his feet.  70 Knock Outs from his 89 wins. distinguished himself by decisively winning over 90% of his career matches in his prime between 1921-32, and winning all of his matches decided by judges and based on points.[5][8] 


Roberto Durán Samaniego is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 2001. He held world championships in four weight classes: lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and Super Middleweight, He is also the second boxer to have competed over a span of five decades, the first being Jack Johnson. Durán ended his career with a professional record of 119 fights, 103 wins, went 62-1 as lightweight. In 2002, Durán was voted by The Ring magazine as the fifth greatest fighter of the last 80 years,[3] while boxing historian Bert Sugar rated him as the eighth greatest fighter of all time. The Associated Press voted him as the best lightweight of the 20th century,[4] with many considering him the greatest lightweight of all time.

Pernell Whitaker Sr. 

Whitaker had an extensive amateur boxing career, having started at the age of nine. He had 214 amateur fights, winning 201, 91 of them by knockouts. Professional Record Wins 40Wins by KO17 Losses4 Draws 1.  Whitaker trudged on, winning a decision over Greg Haugen for the IBF Lightweight title on February 18, 1989, becoming the first boxer to knock Haugen down by sending him to the mat in the sixth round. He then added the vacant WBC & The Ring belts by avenging his loss to Ramirez on August 20. On August 11, 1990, he knocked out Juan Nazario in one round to win the WBA and vacant lineal lightweight titles,[8] becoming the first Undisputed Lightweight Champion since Roberto Durán. His highlight of 1991 was a win over Jorge Páez and a fight against European Champion Poli Díaz that ended in another win.