Boxing legends Floyd Mayweather Jr., Wladimir Klitschko, and Andre Ward were chosen for the International Boxing Hall of Fame in their first year of qualification, the IBHOF reported Tuesday.
Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) won world titles in five weight classes during his 21-year profession. The 43-year-old will emerge from retirement to partake in a show session against YouTube star Logan Paul on Feb. 20.
Klitschko (64-5, 54 KOs) held a heavyweight belt for more than nine years during his prime, while Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) won an Olympic gold medal and held different world titles in two weight classes.
Laila Ali, Ann Wolfe, Marian Trimiar, Dr. Margaret Goodman, Davey Moore, Jackie Tonawanda, Freddie Brown, Jackie McCoy, George Kimball, and Jay Larkin will also be inducted on June 13, 2021.
The 2020 class, which includes Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, and Christy Martin, will be part of the 2021 ceremony after this year’s event was postponed due to the pandemic.