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:
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:
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
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Sue TL Fox - IWBHF President
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