Class of 2017
Widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century, “The Greatest” is the only three-time lineal heavyweight champion in history. As an amateur, Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) won the gold medal as a light heavyweight in the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics.
A boxing coach for over 62 years, Tom continues to put on boxing clinics around the world. He coached the 1988 Olympic team that captured 8 medals, consulted the 1996 team that won 6 medals and coached the U.S. Army Boxing Teams. Additionally, Tom was a national boxing champion at Syracuse University, and was President of his LBC.
“The Real Deal” is the first and only boxer to reign as the undisputed champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. As an amateur, Holyfield won the bronze medal as a light heavyweight in the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics after a questionable disqualification in his semifinal fight. Holyfield continues to give back to USA Boxing to this day.
Roosevelt Sanders is a 1993 inductee to the USA Boxing Hall of Fame and former coach of the All- Marine boxing team from 1975-1978 and 1988- 2000. He served as assistant coach to the US Olympic teams in 1984 and 1992.