Hall of Fame honor ‘solidifies everything,’ says Moorer

Michael Moorer (52-4-1, 40 knockouts) sees validation after being assured of a place in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The honor allows Moorer to be unmindful of the “what ifs” if he fought against the big names during his time.

The 56-year-old retired light heavyweight and heavyweight champion was “overjoyed” as his name will be included among the sport’s greats. Moorer is part of the Class of 2024, which will be honored in Canastota, New York, during the induction weekend from June 6-9.

The 6-foot-2 fighter has no regrets about “what if” he fought Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, and Riddick Bowe during his prime. Moorer was in peace once he got the call about the Hall of Fame.

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“It’s something (Hall of Fame honor) that many boxers strive for. This solidifies everything that I’m of the best,” Moorer said. “I just think it speaks for itself, I’m in the Hall of Fame.”

Moorer posted one of his biggest wins when he posted a majority decision victory over Evander Holyfield to claim the IBF and WBA heavyweight titles in April 1994.

The Brooklyn native retired after his last fight against Shelby Gross on February 8, 2008. Moorer needed only 32 seconds to put away Gross in Dubai before hanging up his gloves for good.

Moorer dabbled into training upon his retirement. He worked with trainer Freddie Roach as he helped prepare Manny Pacquiao for his May 2, 2009, fight against Ricky Hatton.