The 2017 Inductees included Non-Nevada Resident Boxers: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, Erik “El Terrible” Morales, Michael Spinks, Salvador Sanchez, Michael Carbajal, Lucia Rijker; Nevada Resident Boxers: Leon Spinks, Richie Sandoval, Ken Norton; Non-Boxer Category: Rafael Garcia, Debbie Munch, Mel Greb, Dr. Elias Ghanem, and Davey Pearl.
Special awards were also given to current fighters Shawn Porter, Layla McCarter, Yarisel Ramirez, Emiliano Fernando Vargas, Kevin Newman and Latondria Jones.
The WBC’s Jill Diamond and boxing veteran Jimmy Montoya also were honored. The awards show was emceed by the famed Al Bernstein and Crystina Poncher. Proceeds from the fundraising weekend go to boxing-related charities and those in need who are connected.