Class of 2018


Tom Cleary

A long time resident of Westchester, Ohio, Cleary was a member of USA Boxing since 1989, and served as the Chief of Officials for the National Collegiate Boxing Association since 2002.

Roy Jones Jr.

Jones was the 1984 United States National Junior Olympic and 1986 Golden Gloves champions before winning the silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Claressa Shields

Shields won a gold medal at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, becoming both the first American female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, as well as the first American, male or female to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals. 

Emanuel Steward

Often called the Godfather of Detroit boxing, Steward would become head coach of the Kronk Boxing Program in 1971 and built the gym into a national powerhouse for boxing.

Andre Ward

A two-time USA Boxing National Champion, Ward went on to win the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.