Ivan Calderon attended the IBHOF as a visitor this time but he expects to go back as an inductee
Jun 16 2014 11:55 PM
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Former Puerto Rican Champion Ivan Calderon attended the 2014 International Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony supporting his friend Felix “Tito” Trinidad who was inducted to the Hall of Fame this year. Ivan expects to celebrate his own induction in the coming years.

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The Commish says:

I enjoyed meeting, interviewing, and becoming friends with this sensational former champion. He was an incredibly gifted fighter who–in my mind–is a lock for induction when his time arrives. He could box and he could rumble. He made something like 18 title defenses.

I look forward to sitting proudly in the crowd when the day comes that this outstanding young man is enshrined alongside the greats in boxing history.

-Randy G.

oubobcat says:

I was also fortunate enough to meet Calderon at the Hall of Fame. He was very personable with all the fans that approached him that weekend. I walked away very impressed with him as a person.

His career is not talked about enough. He was a ring technician and a fighter admired by many purists, myself included. Because of the weight class he fought at, he was never really given the full recognition for his accomplishments as I think he deserved.

Calderon is unquestionably a future Hall of Famer.