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New to the IWBHF: July 11th at the 2015 International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!
IWBHF Press Release
Spanish Translation
May 15, 2015

PORTLAND, OREGON (May 15, 2015) The July 11th International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) Induction Ceremony, will mark the initiation of the "IWBHF Lifetime Achievement Award" to be presented, annually, to a selected member of the boxing community whose career has been distinguished by longstanding contributions to the sport of boxing and, specifically, support of Women's boxing. The initial recipient is Jose Sulaiman (posthumous), longtime president of the World Boxing Council (WBC) who passed away in 2014. It has been confirmed that representatives of the WBC will be present in Fort Lauderdale to accept the award.

Jose Sulaiman (posthumous) Photo: Pepe Rodriguez

Two additional special awards in the category of "Top Honor of Excellence" will also be awarded at the Induction Ceremony.

The two recipients are the following:   Dr. Martha A. Dodson, Ringside Physician for 15 years with USA Boxing. She has worked extensively with youth athletics as both a Special Olympic coach and a US Olympic and Paralympic team physician.

Dr. Martha Dodson - Photo: Facebook

Alvin E. Simpson, Charlotte, NC. He retired from the military in 1999, having served 24 years. Al was head coach of the Ft. Bragg Boxing Team at the time of his retirement. He has had many coaching positions, from the Regional to the National Level.

Simpson has served as boxing coach, President of the North Carolina Association, coach for the junior Olympics, Silver Gloves, receiving first gold medal, Coach Simpson has always been supportive of women's boxing in the USA Boxing Organization for amateur boxing when it was first introduced in 1997.

Coach Alvin Simpson (right)- Photo: Youtube

IWBHF President Sue Fox said, "We are thrilled to announce that the WBC will not only be at the event in support of the 2015 inductees with two of them being their past WBC Female Champions (Laila Ali and Jeannine Garside), but to be in attendance to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award for Jose Sulaiman."

"In addition, Dr. Martha Dodson has confirmed to be attending the event, and at this time we are confirming Coach Alvin Simpson to be in attendance, added Fox."

Schedule of Event

2:15 - 4:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet (with a Cash Bar) including the photograph and autograph session with inductees / celebrities present. We will have available for purchase IWBHF Official posters, IWBHF Official programs, 2015 IWBHF T-shirts, Everlast Gloves for autograph purposes.

4:00 - 6:30 p.m.: IWBHF Induction Ceremony. There will be a plated dinner for guests. The event will be world-wide live webcasted, with host Jake Gutierrez of Las Vegas, Nevada, who has appeared on appearing on HBO, Showtime, ESPN, BBC, TSN, Telemundo, Univision, and various Pay Per View and Satellite Networks.

7:00 p.m.: The Finals of the Women's National Golden Gloves 2015 - Guests will see many of our top rated USA amateur female boxers fighting in the finals at this time.

For special Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel rates, go here: https://aws.passkey.com/event/11917349/owner/4921/home  

Hyatt Regency Parking:
$10 overnight self, $15.00 overnight valet. Day self parking is $3.00 for the first hour and $1.00 for each additional hour.

To Purchase tickets for the event:
To Purchase tickets for the event: http://iwbhf.com/tickets-IWBHF.htm   

For Press Credentials:
Contact the following: Dalia Duran (FL-USA), Director of Public Relations at iwbhf@aol.com. Email:  priwbhf@gmail.com  
Online Form to request Media Credentials - Go Here  To Download Media Credentials Form, download PDF Form

*accepting applications from 5/11/15 - 6/11/15.

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Sue TL Fox - IWBHF President
Phone: (561) 734-1554 - (561) 350-9080
Email: iwbhf@aol.com
Email: wban100@aol.com 
Website: www.iwbhf.com 





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