The Bronze Age Arrives in the World of Boxing
For the first time ever, bronzes were awarded to the World Boxing Hall of Fame inductees.


 
photo by Carlos Baeza  
Your ticket to the Banquet of Champions! Steve shows George Foreman
one of the new Bronzes

photo by Carlos Baeza 
photo by Michele Chong  

Former heavyweight champ and HBO favorite
George Foreman accepts his induction award.

Simpsons producer and celebrity boxing alum
Sam Simon shares a laugh with Steve

photo by Michele Chong 
photo by Carlos Baeza  
Bree Walker and Jim Lampley
celebrate with Steve.
HBO announcers Jim Lampley and Emanuel Steward
share the podium with “The Bareknuckler”

photo by Carlos Baeza 
photo by Carlos Baeza  
"Only in America!" WBHF president Ken Thompson presents a Harpst bronze
to promoter Don King

photo by Carlos Baeza 
photo by Mark Burton 
The legendary Julio Cesar Chavez with the sculptor Media relations Michele Chong
chillin' with Mr. T

photo by Carlos Baeza 
photo by Lee Cox 
Middleweight champ Bernard Hopkins with trainer Bouie Fisher HBO judge Harold Lederman celebrates with Michele & Steve

photo by Carlos Baeza 
photo by Michele Chong  
Steve and Michele display the bronzes
minutes before the big show.
“The Greatest” Muhammad Ali and Steve
at a recent luncheon in Los Angeles


More Events


photo by Michele Chong 
photo by Michele Chong  
Volleyball king Sinsin Smith & Steve
at the Shaqtacular charity event
A pre-season photo of football legend Jerry Rice & Steve

photo by Michele Chong 
photo by Michele Chong  
Los Angeles Sheriffs Dept. present two “Prizefighters” to the United States Marines at the LASD vs USML tournament Eight new “Prizefighters” ready to travel
around the world

photo by Michele Chong 
photo by Michele Chong  
Middleweight champ Bernard Hopkins lets Steve and matchmaker Alex Camponouo know who’s number one Steve with “Knockout” Mia St. John

photo by Michele Chong 
photo by Michele Chong  
Just when you think your finished... There’s always one last detail

photo by Michele Chong 
photo by Howard Cossman  
Last minute instructions from Coach Steve
before an important bout
So that’s what it feels like to win a match

photo by Michele Chong 
photo by Michele Chong  
Hey, look what I made Steve with Playmate of the Year 2002 Dalene Kurtis

photo by Michele Chong 
photo by Michele Chong  
“The Slugger” takes “Best of Show” “The Hawk” Aaron Pryor receives
one of Steve’s bronzes


Steve and WBHF President Kenny Thompson present HBO's Harold Lederman "The President's Award" bronze at the Vargas vs. Vanderpool fight in Los Angeles Steve with new inductee Marvin Johnson
JOSH VALDEZ AT "SALUTE TO THE DODGERS" EVENT
WBHF BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS WITH REFEREE ROBERT BYRD AND "THE WINNER" SCULPTURE
HONOREE HENRY DOMINGUEZ AT DODGERS LUNCHEON
 

"There is nothing else out there like Steve's work. Nothing compares
to the quality of his art. Wait 'til you see it!"

- Maurice "Dub" Harris,
Former President, World Boxing Hall of Fame

Copyright 2009 Steven Harpst