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Arturo Gatti's finest day: Hall of Fame induction

Sunday - 6/9/2013, 7:30pm  ET

JOHN KEKIS
AP Sports Writer

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) -- The late Arturo "Thunder" Gatti was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

On a day that included six deceased inductees, Gatti remained fresh on the mind of everybody, especially his longtime manager Pat Lynch.

Also inducted were: Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill, a five-time world champion who won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics and defended his light heavyweight title 20 times over his two reigns; two-time light flyweight champion Yuh Myung-woo of South Korea; lightweight Wesley Ramey and middleweight Jeff Smith in the old-timer (posthumous) category; 19th century Irish boxer Joe Coburn in the pioneer category; referee Mills Lane, whose "Let's get it on" prefight chant endeared him to boxing fans; ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.; manager Arturo "Cuyo" Hernandez; cartoonist Ted Carroll; and journalist Colin Hart.


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