On Sunday evening, a big weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey culminated with the inaugural ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME Induction.
The event took place on the third floor of the Claridge Hotel and the house was packed with fans, special guests, and prominent boxing media.
The Class of 2017 honorees included Mike Tyson, Michael Spinks, Don King, Larry Hazzard, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, J Russell Peltz, Frank Gelb, Mike Rossman, Bill Johnson, Steve Smoger, Dave Bontempo, Don Elbaum, Bob Lee, and Ken Condon.
Lou Duva, Arturo “Thunder” Gatti, Matthew Saad Muhammad and hometown hero Leavander Johnson for their extraordinary careers spanning seven decades.
- Iran “The Blade” Barkley, former Professional Boxer
- Montell “Ice” Griffin, ‘former’ Professional Boxer
- “Iceman” John Scully, former Professional Boxer
- Mark Breland, former Professional Boxer, current Boxing Trainer
- Ray Mercer, former Professional Boxer
- Don Guardian, Mayor of Atlantic City
- Rodney Jerkins, multi Grammy-award winner
- Suzette Charles, former Miss America
- Chuck Zito, Actor, Celebrity Bodyguard
- Pat Lynch, renowned Boxing Manager
- Lilo Brancato, Actor
- Grandy Twins
- Vincenzo Vaccaro: Cake King of Queens
- Atlantic City Police Athletic League
- Aaron Snowell, co-organizer the Jack Johnson Exhibit
- Kickin It Anti-bullying Organization
- The Legacy Exists Joe Frazier Scholarship Fund
- Joseph Nicolosi, Artist known for his signature Pop Art portraits
Special thanks to Marc Abrams and Angela Crockett!
For more information on the event, please go to http://www.ACBHOF.com
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