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
    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 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

Kovalev Dominates Hopkins!


Story by: Chip Mitchell

All the talk about Sergey Kovalev’s limited opposition or the fact that he’s never been beyond the eighth round was put to rest at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night. Kovalev, (26-0-1, 23 KOs) beat Bernard Hopkins, (55-7-2, 32 KOs) in dominant fashion, scoring a first round knockdown and never looking back, winning by scores of 120-107 twice and 120-106.

Kovalev came very close to stopping Hopkins in the final frame, but Hopkins weathered the storm and survived Sergey’s onslaught. In New Jersey, I’ve seen fighters in less trouble have the referee or commissioner put a halt to fights. Fortunately for Hopkins’s fans and believers in his legacy, he made it to the final bell. Fortunately for Hopkins, he didn’t endure further punishment or get caught with a money shot.

Also on the undercard, Sadam “World Kid” Ali scored an impressive ninth round TKO over former WBC titleholder Luis Carlos Abregu. Ali knocked Abregu down twice, once in the sixth round and again in the ninth.

Ali definitely passed the litmus test as many, including myself thought Abregu might be too tall an order. Hats off to the young man for putting his best effort out in the biggest fight of his young career.

With the win, Ali moves to 20-0, 13 KOs. Abregu, whose only loss coming into the fight was to Timothy Bradley, drops 36-2 (29 KOs).

What’s Next

For Sadam Ali, I like to see him rack up a few more wins and then fight a title eliminator, fight for a vacant title, or receive legitimate title shot. He needs to capitalize on his big win on Saturday, but more importantly continue to progress with follow-up victories.

For Sergey Kovalev, the answer is simple. The fans want it. The media want it. Main Events wants it. HBO and Showtime want it. Kovalev wants it. The showdown with Adonis Stevenson to become undisputed World light heavyweight champion. Problem is, I’m not so sure Stevenson wants it.

First of all, Adonis Stevenson must win his next fight on December 19. Let’s assume Adonis wins. Then there’s the HBO/Showtime dilemma. Who will air the fight if it is signed? Also, where will the fight take place? Inquiring minds want to know. Also, there’s been some chatter concerning a possible “grudge” match with fellow Canadian Jean Pascal. That would be a mega-fight at the Bell Centre in Canada and would sell out within an hour. If we go this route, I’d pull for Pascal as I feel a Kovalev unification would be a little easier to make with Jean than with Adonis. I’d recommend a stay-busy fight for Sergey if this occurs, not withstanding the Golovkin buzz which seems to be catching steam.

So a Kovalev/Stevenson fight is not quite etched in stone when you consider all of the aforementioned factors. Stay tuned…

For Hopkins, it’s simple. Fighting on that is, not necessarily the opponent. If Hopkins would’ve chosen Adonis Stevenson before Kovalev, I’d have favored Hopkins in that fight. Nevertheless, I can’t see Nard walking off without fighting at least once at age 50. It’s seems too tempting to pass up. It would solidify that nobody in our lifetime could do it at that age AND at the high level he’s doing it at. He already holds the record. Strange thing about that number 50 though. It’s also a number that will tempt another fighter (Floyd Mayweather, Jr) if he wins his next two fights.

Also, let’s assume Stevenson fights Pascal and Pascal wins. Then let’s say Pascal can’t make the fight with Kovalev for whatever reasons. Dare I say Hopkins/Pascal III? Would Hopkins be a slight favorite to win a title at 50 or 51? Hmm…

Notables in attendance

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NEW YORK CITY (June 1, 2014) – Boxing’s fastest rising star, Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN will battle two-time world champion DANIEL “The Real Deal” GEALE in his triumphant return to “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden SATURDAY, JULY 26 and televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT., it was announced today by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Grange Old School Boxing.

Headlining the sensational “G4” boxing extravaganza, Golovkin will defend his World Boxing Association (‘WBA’) and International Boxing Organization (‘IBO’) titles against Geale in the scheduled 12-round main event.

“Since his HBO debut less than two years ago, Gennady has become the hottest international star in boxing and we’re thrilled to promote his return to Madison Square Garden, the premier venue for boxing,” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. “This will be Gennady’s first fight in the main arena at Madison Square Garden something that only a select few could headline today.”

“Daniel Geale is a throwback fighter who has never backed down from a tough challenge and his mindset is no different going into the Golovkin fight,” said Gary Shaw. “GGG” is considered the top dog in the middleweight division by those in the business, but I believe Geale is the best. We will see how Golovkin fares against someone on his level. I have confidence Geale will come out on top.”

“I’m happy to be fighting at Madison Square Garden once again. Fighting in front of the great fans in New York City for the third time is an honor for me and I will train hard to defend my titles in style by giving the fans an exciting show,” said Golovkin. “Daniel Geale has a lot of world championship experience, is a big international name and I look forward to this challenge.”

“I’m pleased to be making my way back to HBO against Gennady Golovkin, a fighter who everyone thinks is invincible,” said Geale. “A victory will get me back to where I want to be. The people of Australia believe in me and that’s what drives me, my countrymen. I want to show them they have a great champion. On July 26th the world will see me back on top.”

“Gennady Golovkin became a breakout phenomenon in 2013, a year both he and Daniel Geale gave fans exhilarating performances on HBO,” said Peter Nelson, Vice President of Programming, HBO Sports. “Golovkin-Geale looks to exceed the high expectation these fighters have set for their fans. This match almost happened before, including what became the night Golovkin made his HBO debut in 2012, while a half a world away Geale won the middleweight title that Golovkin now possesses. There is an intriguing storyline to the fight, to which both fighters seek to write a emphatic ending in the ring at Madison Square Garden on July 26.”

Said Bill Treacy of Grange Old School Boxing, Geale’s co-promoter, “Of all the potential fights this is the one he wants the most. I firmly believe Daniel is the most talented middleweight in the world. The opportunity to return stateside in the main event on a HBO show at Madison Square Garden for two world titles is the ultimate motivation for him to put it beyond doubt.”

With the highest knockout ratio (89%) among all active champions, in addition to his extraordinary growth in viewership on HBO, Golovkin, 29-0-0 (26KO’s), has become a must-see attraction in the international sporting world.

In 2013, Golovkin scored four knockouts, three of which were telecast on HBO to outstanding viewership earning him plaudits for both Fighter of the Year and Knockout of the Year among many media members.

Previously holder of the (‘IBF’) International Boxing Federation Middleweight and WBA “Super” Middleweight Title, Geale brings a distinguished record of 30-2-0 (16KO’s) into the world title challenge with Golovkin. Geale is currently ranked #3 by the World Boxing Association.

Advance tickets priced at $500, $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25 can be purchased starting at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 5 at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at and Continue reading