Meet The Centennial Hall of fame class
On Friday, April 14, 2023, the inaugural class of living legends was inducted into the Chicago Golden Gloves Hall of Fame.
In the truest spirit of our great tradition, these men came from humble beginnings and literally fought their way to greatness. They've honored their families, the Chicago Golden Gloves community, indeed all of boxing, and beyond.
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chicago golden gloves open division titles unless noted
dr. glenn bynum
Since 1968, Chicago Golden Gloves ringside physician. Read more & watch his testimonial HERE.
1958 Heavyweight Champion
"Talking boxing with Kent Greene, the man who once TKO’d a young fighter named Cassius Clay," via Rick Kogan for the Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2023.
1963 Featherweight Champion
1963 National Golden Gloves Champion
1964 Featherweight Champion
Boxing historian Sean Curtin said Nick was perhaps "the greatest featherweight to ever come out of Chicago." Read more & watch his testimonial HERE.
1965 Heavyweight Champion
1966 Heavyweight Champion
1967 Heavyweight Champion
1968 Heavyweight Champion
Gary has another great "Man of Steele." Read more & watch his testimonial HERE.
billy boy thompson
1970 Heavyweight Champion
1972 Heavyweight Champion
Joliet's Billy Boy didn't have to be a boxer. Read more & watch his testimonial HERE.
1969 Heavyweight Champion
1973 Heavyweight Champion
Known as "Young Sanford," read more about him HERE.
1972 Lightweight Champion
1973 Lightweight Champion
The son of a champion, read more & watch his testimonial HERE.
1973 Flyweight Champion
1974 Bantamweight Champion
1975 Featherweight Champion
He returned to the projects a champion to mentor kids. Read more & watch his testimonial HERE.
For nearly 50 years, Bill Heglin has been coaching & mentoring kids at Hamlin Park. Learn more HERE.