When Jack Sharkey retired in 1936 after twelve years of boxing, he had carved out a career that was both exciting and controversial.
By Dan Cuoco
Joe Wright, John Ford and Al Gavin were inducted into the Ring 4 Boston Hall of Fame on September 19, 2010. The Hall also honored Mike Silver with their “Champion of the Year Award”. Other honorees included Jack Brady, the “Brothers in Boxing Award”; Danny Long, the “Al Clemente Award”; Gerry Huston, the “Humanitarian Award”; John O’Brien, the “Buddy Hayes Award”, and the “Clem Crowley Award” to Bobby Franklin. [Mickey Finn, Parliamentarian]
The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) was organized in May, 1982 for the express purpose of: establishing an accurate history of boxing; compiling complete and accurate boxing records; facilitating the dissemination of boxing research information and cooperating in safeguarding the individual research efforts of its members by application of the rules of scholarly research.