First, a bit of history about the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame. It was founded in 2015 by Rick Farris and Dan Hanley; pro and amateur boxers back in the 1970s. Their mission is to remember and celebrate the great boxing history of the West Coast. Each year they hold an awards luncheon and ceremony to induct boxers into their Hall of Fame.
Their 2021 event was their fifth event. It was huge, despite the pandemic, which forced 2 reschedules. Some of the inductees from the 2021 West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame were Roberto Diaz, Oscar De La Hoya, Gabriel Ruelas, and Johnny Tapia. Here’s a picture of Johnny Tapia.
Boxing Legends: HBO's Larry Merchant, Yaqui Lopez, Manny Pacquiao, Berry Gordy Jr. (the founder of MOTOWN Records was a pro boxer), referee Jack Reiss, Eliza Olson )Female heavyweight champ).
Back in 2015 when it was founded, inductees were Danny Lopez, Ray Mancini, Rodolfo Gonzalez, Don Chargin, Jimmy Lennon Jr, and Jimmy Lennon. And also Jim FitzGerald, who was a ring announcer that got inducted.
The next induction will be March 12, 2023 at 11am-4pm in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071. It promises to be their biggest event yet, expecting 550-600 guests.
OK, so what does all this have to do with Better Display Cases? Well, we are so happy and proud that they have selected our display cases to hold the amazing painted glove they present to each boxer. Here you can see what I mean:
Is that cool or what? So creative and amazing images on those gloves.
Those were from last year’s induction. This year they are using a different version of our boxing glove case. This time the slideback (A044) version. So, once we get the pictures back we’ll be able to compare.
It’s going to be an amazing event. If you are there, please check out the gloves in our cases. And THANK YOU to the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame for your trust in Better Display Cases!
Here's a link to the BOXING GLOVE DISPLAY CASE they used last year. And here’s a link to the one they’ll be using next time: https://www.betterdisplaycases.com/products/boxing-glove-display-case-with-sliding-back-a044-v17