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Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame To Induct 11, Including 1st Woman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame will induct six boxers, including its first woman, plus two journalists and three trainers during an upcoming ceremony in Las Vegas.

Hall founder Rich Marotta announced Tuesday that Christy Martin will be the first female, and former world champion Freddie Little will be the first native Nevada boxer inducted.

They'll join ex-heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, lightweight champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, Mexican star Ricardo "Finito" Lopez, and Olympic and world champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker in the July 30 induction ceremony at Caesars Palace.

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Associated Press writer and "Fight Town" author Tim Dahlberg, and syndicated weekly boxing show host James "Smitty" Smith are the journalist inductees.