Thomas Hearns, first four-division champ, tops new Hall of Fame class
Four-division champ Thomas "Hitman" Hearns headlines this years IBHOF class
Mark Johnson, Michael Buffer, Freddie Roach and Al Bernstein also made the cut
The posthumous inductees include Cocoa Kid, Newsboy Brown and Jake Kilrain
CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) -- Thomas "Hitman'' Hearns, the first man to win titles in four divisions, tops a list of 13 people elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum.
Hearns, who won five titles altogether, compiled a 155-8 amateur record and was 61-5-1 with 48 knockouts as a pro.
Also selected were: Mark Johnson, a two-division champion; ring announcer Michael Buffer; trainer Freddie Roach; broadcaster Al Bernstein; and journalist Michael Katz.
Posthumous honorees include: Cocoa Kid, Newsboy Brown, Leo Houck, and Jake Kilrain in the old-timer category; promoters Hugh D. McIntosh and Rip Valenti in the non-participant category; and James Wharton in the pioneer category.
Inductees were selected by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.
Induction day is June 10, 2012.
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