NVBHOF Names Boxers of the Year

By Caryn A. Tate on August 3, 2017
NVBHOF Names Boxers of the Year
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame will also honor Jill Diamond with its Humanitarian Award.

The fighters will be honored at a gala induction ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at Caesars Palace…

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) has selected former world champions Shawn Porter and Layla McCarter as Nevada Men’s and Women’s Pro Boxers of the Year, respectively. The fighters will be honored at a gala induction ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at Caesars Palace.

Also announced by Michelle Corrales-Lewis, the Hall’s CEO, were five other NVBHOF awards, including the male and female Amateur Boxer of the Year.

“With our amazing inductees, these award winners guarantee us a star-studded roster of deserving recipients,” Corrales-Lewis said. “We are proud to be able to recognize these athletes for their exemplary accomplishments.” 

Shawn Porter rebounded from his 2016 loss to Keith Thurman in a tremendous performance versus former champion Andre Berto for a mandatory title shot that earned him another shot at the champion, Thurman.

Layla McCarter won two bouts, scoring a decision victory over Melissa Hernandez and knocking out Szilvia Szabados in the seventh round.

Other fighters to be honored are Yarisel Ramirez, the Nevada Female Amateur Fighter of the Year; Emiliano Fernando Vargas, the Nevada Male Amateur Fighter of the Year; Kevin Newman, the Nevada Male Prospect of the Year; and Latondria Jones, the Nevada Female Prospect of the Year.

Corrales-Lewis also announced that the NVBHOF will honor Jill Diamond with its Humanitarian Award, and Jimmy Montoya with its Presidents Award.

The gala induction dinner on August 12 will also include the 2017 inductees into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame: Thomas Hearns; Leon Spinks; Michael Spinks; Michael Carbajal; Erik Morales; Salvador Sanchez; Lucia Rijker; Ken Norton; Richie Sandoval; Davey Pearl; Debbie Munch; Mel Greg; Rafael Garcia; and Dr. Elias Ghanem.

Remaining tickets for the dinner and the induction ceremony start at $225, and can be purchased at the Hall of Fame’s website: nvbhof.com.

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  1. Ted Sares 02:46pm, 08/04/2017

    Congratulations to Jill Diamond!  Worthy receipient.

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