Today at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas Nevada the 2019 Class of inductees to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame was announced. Our former president and all around favorite good guy, Duane Ford, is among the prestigious group.
A lifetime resident of Nevada, he has served the boxing family in many different roles. Not only a judge for the pros for many years, he has also been the Chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission and served as a Board member. He has also been the lead trainer for the ABC as well as several other organizations, conducting seminars in cities around the world.
Best of all, Duane has been a mentor to so many of us – sometimes in the early stages of our work in the sport, sometimes when we just needed an ear, occasionally when we needed a really good laugh. It’s time that we get to congratulate Duane Ford for getting the recognition he has surely earned. Well done, sir!
Photo courtesy of Tim Cheatham