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Hall call for Gross
In a colorful career which took him from competing in toughman contests throughout the region to training for a career in his family’s horse stable in Boonetown to becoming a world champion, Shelby Gross enjoyed a wild ride in the world of boxing. Friday night, that journey will culminate with the North Central graduate’s taking his place in the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held at the Sheraton Airport hotel in Charlotte as Goss will be part of a class which also includes 1988 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and former World Boxing Organization world heavyweight champion Ray Mercer.