Inducted on November 18, 2004
Billy Costello trained at the Castle Hill Athletic Club in the Bronx, New York. He won the 1978 135 lbs New York Golden Gloves Open Championship. Costello stopped (RSC) Raymond Johnson of the United Block Association in the second round to win the Championship. Representing New York in 1978 he won the 139 lbs Intercity Golden Gloves championship vs. Paul Williams of Chicago.
As a professional on Jan 29, 1984 Costello won the WBC light welterweight title vs. Bruce Curry, successfully defending his title three times. He later worked as a boxing judge after his career ended. Costello died after a long battle with lung cancer.