Haugen, Jones to visit BHOF

Former world champions Greg Haugen and Junior Jones will attend festivities planned for the 20th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 11 to 14.

"We're excited about welcoming both Greg Haugen and Junior Jones to Canastota for the Hall of Fame Weekend," said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy.

A native of Auburn, Wa. Haugen turned pro in 1982. Wins over Freddie Roach and Charlie "White Lightning" Brown led to a NABF lightweight title-winning bout with Edwin Curet in 1986. That year he defeated Jimmy Paul (W 15) for the IBF lightweight championship. He dropped the title to Vinny Paz (L 15) in 1987, but regained it in their 1988 rematch.

Two more defenses followed before losing the crown to Pernell Whitaker. Haugen next captured the WBO light welterweight title from Hector "Macho" Camacho in 1991. He continued to fight until 1999 when he retired with a 40-10-1 (19 KOs) record.

Fighting out of Brooklyn, Jones won the USBA bantamweight title before defeating Jorge Eliecer Julio for the WBA bantamweight championship (W 12) in 1993. Wins over Tommy Parks and Hall of Famer Orlando Canizales set up two career-defining wins over Marco Antonio Barrera in 1996 and 1997 (W DQ 5, W12). Wins over Tom Johnson and Tracy Harris Patterson followed before retiring in 2002 with a record of 50-6 (28 KOs).

For more information on the Hall of Fame's 20th Annual Induction Weekend, call 697-7095 or visit ibhof.com.

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