Select Inductess by year: 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / / View All

2017 Inductees
Clark Sammartino
In his heyday as a judge, Clark Sammartino would average 100 bouts a year, with 10 of those usually being of the world championship variety. The Providence native and graduate of Brown University spent a lot of his tine after retiring as an oral surgeon judging bouts involving the likes of legends such as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Oscar De la Hoya, and Julio Cesar Chavez. Sammartino sadly passed recently and will be missed.

Dan Parker
Born in Waterbury, CT in 1893, Parker would first go on to become a sports writer for the Waterbury American. But he found his niche at the New York Daily Mirror, where he was known for his articles that exposed the corruption in boxing. He earned high praise for exposing the International Boxing Club as a crooked organization that was sullying the name of the sport with its corrupt promotions. The IBC was eventually disbanded in large part due to Parker's crusade. Parker died in 1967, but his brilliant writings and strong moral fiber was finally recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame, which inducted Parker in 1996. He is also in the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

Dick Flaherty
An accomplished referee and judge residing in Glastonbury, CT, Flaherty has worked many notable bouts involving the likes of Bernard Hopkins, Chad Dawson, Vernon Forest, Canelo Alverez, Marvin Hagler, Micky Ward and Sugar Ray Leonard. In 1967, Dick started refereeing amateurs for the AAU (now USA Boxing) and in 1968 was licensed as a professional referee. since then Dick has refereed many top fighters in New England and the world, as well as present contenders and former and present world champions. For the past 22 years, Dick has refereed and judged at the world championship level. He has worked bouts in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and numerous cities throughout the US. In 1998, he was appointed Chief of Officials at Mohegan Sun, a position he still holds today. One of Flaherty;s most memorable bouts was working as a judge for the legendary 1st fight between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in May of 2002. The bout was voted Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Dick had Ward winning 94-93. Ward won a split decision.

Dr. Tony Alessi
A familiar figure at ringside for major fights at Mohegan sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino, Dr. Tony Alessi is a graduate of the University of Rome who moved to the Nutmeg State after completing his residency and neuro-muscular fellowship at the University of Michigan. A graduate of the Univ. of Rome in Italy, Alessi is a neurological consultant to the CT State Boxing Commission as well as the NFL Players Asso. and the NY Yankees Player development. Dr. Alessi became involved in boxing in 1997 when he began working with then Commissioner John Burns and Dr. Michael Schwartz. Dr. Alessi's efforts to make boxing safer lead to requiring annual neurologic examinations of boxers. He was also able to change the position of the largest organization of neurologists in the U.S., the American Academy of Neurology, from banning boxing to encouraging more neurologists to become advocates for boxers. A familiar figure ringside for big fights at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos, Alessi is based out of Norwich, CT, where he is CEO for a medical management company.

Hugh Devlin Sr.

A longtime member of the boxing-rich community of Norwich, CT before he died in 1988, Hugh Devlin Sr had boxing in his blood from a young age. Devlin was just 18 when he made his professional debut as a fighter in Sept of 1927, when he knocked out Johnny Lorenzo in New Bedford, Mass. Devlin would fight in New Haven, West Haven, Waterbury and New London as he established himself as one of the top featherweights in Connecticut and New England. He finished with a modest record of 22-13, but it was his contribution to the boxing communities in Norwich and New London that made him an icon in Southeastern Connecticut. He would later open a restaurant in New London, where the menus were shaped like boxing gloves, offering more proof that the sport remained in Devlin's blood until he passed away at the age of 79.

Professor Charles Hadley
25-13-6 (14) KO's

Doing most of his fighting out of his adopted town of Bridgeport, CT, "Professor" Charles Hadley was the reigning World Colored Heavyweight Champion from 1881-1883. Hadley, who was born in Nashville, Tenn. in 1846, would fight professionally from 1869 to 1891. After is boxing career, Hadley moved to Minnesota to continue to work as a trainer and one of his charges was the World Colored Middleweight Champion, "Black Pearl" Martin. His final record was 25-13-6 with 14 knockouts. The exact date of his death is unknown, but believed to be in the early 1900's.


4th Annual Willie Pep Invitational 2019
Nov 2, 2019
4th Annual Will ...
Sponsership Opportunities NOW AVAILABLE HERE! CLICK on RED ARROWS
... >>
15th Annual Gala CBHOF Dinner & Ceremonies is SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th 2019 at the Mohegan Sun Ballroom !!
Downloadable Giving Committee Form HERE !
Click for form ...
>> Learn More
3rd Annual Willie Pep Invitational 2018
Sept 22nd 2018
The latest news ...
>> Learn More