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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Tickets are on sale now for the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) Inaugural Induction Ceremony & Celebration Weekend. The world-renowned Claridge a-Radisson Hotel will be the backdrop for this momentous event on May 26th, 27th, 28th 2017.  The Mission, Vision, and Purpose of ACBHOF are to preserve the rich boxing history of Atlantic City. The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will be honoring and enshrining some of the most iconic and recognizable names in the history of the sport for their significant contributions in making Atlantic City a boxing destination around the world.

Confirmed Mike Tyson, Michael Spinks, Don King, Larry Hazzard, Dwight Qawi

 

“All of my great fights in Atlantic City are so memorable, the Spinks fight, Larry Holmes and an array of other legendary fights I participated in. I’m looking forward to coming to Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame to receive my honors.” Mike Tyson

Also, confirmed to attend:

J Russell Peltz, Frank Gelb, Mike Rossman, Bill Johnson, Steve Smoger, Dave Bontempo, Don Elbaum, Dignitaries and celebrity invited guests.

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will celebrate and remember the legacy of Lou Duva, Arturo “Thunder” Gatti, Matthew Saad Muhammad as well as hometown hero Leavander Johnson for their extraordinary careers spanning seven decades.

Brief Description of Weekend:

Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame looks to capture the heart and soul of true fight enthusiasts through our Inaugural Induction Ceremony & Celebration Weekend. Fight Fans will experience Atlantic City Boxing History through Live Curated and Interactive Exhibits, Legendary Boxing Stars, and Personalities, autograph signings and photo ops, unique vendors, food, games and much more. All under one roof at The Claridge – A Radisson Hotel Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • Rooftop Kickoff: The Vue, May 26th | Doors open at 5P | Time: 5P-8P EST | $65 General Admission
  • The Art of Music & Boxing: Celebrity Theatre, May 26th | Doors open at 7P | Show starts 8P to 11P EST
  • Fight Fan Experience: Conference Center, May 27th | Doors open 9A | Time: 10A to 4P | $30 General Admission
  • 2017 Honoree Gala: Art Gallery, May 27th | Doors open 7:15P | Time: 7P to 11P EST | $125 General Admission
    Inaugural Induction Ceremony: May 28th | Time: 6P EST | $40 General Admission
    Tickets can be purchased online at www.acbhof.com
    Tickets can be purchased at these following locations:
    Claridge-A Radisson Hotel
    123 Indiana Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Atlantic City Police Athletic League (PAL)
    250 N. New York Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Starting Five Barber Shop
    711 N. Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
    Dream Team Cutz
    631 Tilton Rd. Suite #541, Northfield, NJ 08225
    2300 Arena
    2300 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

    Rooms can be booked by visiting www.claridge.com for discount room rate until April 10th use promo code: BHOFAC

    For more information about the ACBHOF, including partnership opportunities please contact:
    Rodrick L. Green
    ACBHOF V.P. / Business Strategy
    Tele: (609) 334-0373
    For exhibitors and vendors looking be involved in the induction or to reserve a booth please contact:
    Tele: (609) 350-5310 or (609) 318-3188
    For media and press inquiries please contact:
    Angela Crockett
    ACBHOF Director of Communications
    Tele: (609) 350-5310
    Marc Abrams
    Abrams Boxing
    Tele: (856) 287-7611
      ******ACBHOF is pleased to recognize our sponsors*****
    The Claridge Hotel, City of Atlantic City, Designer Wraps, Triax 57, HARD Lifestyle Beverages, 2300 Arena, Adams Boxing, Rumble Bros Boxing Co, Cake King of Queens and Bee Apparel

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (September 25, 2016) — A capacity crowd packed The Diplomat Party House to honor Michael “Jinx” Spinks and Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool at the recent 26th annual Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame (RBHOF) Banquet & Awards Night.

 

Spinks (31-1, 21 KOs) received the prestigious Integrity Award, while Vanderpool (26-8-4, 13 KOs) was presented the coveted Courage Award.

 

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (September 25, 2016) — A capacity crowd packed The Diplomat Party House to honor Michael “Jinx” Spinks and Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool at the recent 26th annual Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame (RBHOF) Banquet & Awards Night.

 

Spinks (31-1, 21 KOs) received the prestigious Integrity Award, while Vanderpool (26-8-4, 13 KOs) was presented the coveted Courage Award.

 

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(L-R) – Michael Spinks, Steve Smoger and Fitz Vanderpool

 

Rochester’s Johnny McCoy (Clarence Millard) was inducted into the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame.  McCoy (77-30-14, 21 KOs), who passed away in 1978 at the age of 81, was one of the top flyweights in the world between 1916 and 1932. He was recognized as world champion by the state of California following a tournament to determine the winner of the vacant world title relinquished by Fidel LaBarba.

 

“This was another memorable banquet for the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame,” RBHOF treasurer/spokesperson Gino Arilotta said. “Everyone enjoyed the evening.  We posthumously inducted Johnny McCoy and honored are award winners, Michael Spinks and Fitz Vanderpool.  Hall of Famer referee Steve Smoger gave a wonderful speech. Each of these great men were so pleasant and they gladly signed hundreds of autographs and posed for so many pictures. These three humble men have my sincere respect.

 

“On Saturday, September 17th, we took the boxers along with Steve Smoger to a local radio station where they were interviewed on air. We also took them to one of Rochester’s super gyms, where Willie Monroe, Jr. trains.  We showed them many important sites within the city. I also presented a city high school graduate, the Carmen Basilio Scholarship Award, which is awarded annually.

 

An International Boxing Hall of Famer (IBHOF), Spinks was the most dominant light heavyweight champion of his era, capturing the World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) world titles, in addition to being a 1976 Olympic gold medalist.

 

Vanderpool is a former World Boxing Federation (WBF), WBC FECARBOX and Canadian welterweight champion.  He took on all comers including Rochester’s only world champion, Charles “The Natural” Murray and world champion Fernando Vargas.  Today, Vanderpool is a trainer in Canada who also gives countless hours of time and energy in Kitchener as a community volunteer.

 

Special guests in attendance included Murray (44-9, 26 KOs), a former IBF light welterweight champion, world-rated heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs), Rochester lightweight prospect Lavisas “Red” Williams (8-1-1, 3 KOs), Josie Basilio (widow of Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio), distinguished boxing writer Dan Cucco and Smoger, the International referee extraordinaire.

 

RBHOF holds monthly meetings, plus an annual picnic and Christmas party, in addition to supporting local gyms.

 

For more information about RBHOF go on Facebook to:  https://www.facebook.com/ROCHESTER-BOXING-HALL-of-FAME-546738288767593/

 

CONTACT:

Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @FightPublicist