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Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inducts Colonna, Adds Boxing to Its Coverage

by on Feb.26, 2014, under Boxing News

By John Barsano

 

Acclaimed Chicago boxing trainer, Sam Colonna, seen here at right looking on Andrzej Fonfara, who fights for Adonis Stevenson's WBC Light Heavyweight Title in May (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Acclaimed Chicago boxing trainer, Sam Colonna, seen here at right looking on Andrzej Fonfara, who fights for Adonis Stevenson’s WBC Light Heavyweight Title in May (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO — The Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring martial artists from Illinois who participated in, and/or contributed to the Martial Arts in Illinois.  Founded in 2005 by Fred Richmond, the HOF director is Mike McNamara.

The Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame elects Martial Arts professionals such as officials and participants from karate, judo, wrestling and other MMA along with the recent addition of professional boxing. 

Special acknowledgement goes to the 2013 addition of Chicago trainer Sam Colonna, who became the first member to be elected to the Illinois Hall of Fame from the world of professional boxing.  Nominated participants from all groups are being reviewed and the 2014 additions will be announced by the end of March.

Click on the word organization on the facebook page, just under the home picture to see all the Hall of Fame members.

 

https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisMartialArtsHallOfFame

 

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