Boxing Hall of Fame
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today reigning WBA / The Ring super middleweight world champion and pound-for-pound standout Andre “S.O.G.” Ward will be in Canastota to help the Hall of Fame celebrate its 25th anniversary during Hall of Fame Weekend festivities June 5-8th. Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – MAY 26, 2014 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad. He passed away yesterday at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 59.
1998 Hall of Fame Inductee Matthew Saad Muhammad Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 28, 2014 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today former middleweight champion of the world Vito Antuofermo will attend festivities planned for the 25th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 5-8th. Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 22, 2014 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing community in mourning the loss of middleweight contender Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who passed away on Sunday, April 20th in Toronto, Canada at age 76 after a battle with prostate cancer. Continue reading
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today “Irish” Micky Ward, whose life was portrayed in the Academy Award-winning motion picture The Fighter, will return to Canastota to attend festivities planned for the 25th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 5-8th. Continue reading
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri has been named Grand Marshal of the 25th Annual Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions scheduled for Sunday, June 8th at 1 p.m.
“What a wonderful way to celebrate our landmark 25th anniversary by naming Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri as parade grand marshal.” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “It will be a great day in Canastota when Miss America leads the Parade of Champions through ‘Boxing’s Hometown.’” Continue reading
The Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame will hold its first event of 2014, a fund-raising “Party With Boxing’s Legends” Friday, April 11, in the beautiful Havana Room at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. The event, designed to bring the boxing community together, starts at 8pm with tickets priced at $35 presale and $45 at the door. Light hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be served with a cash bar available. Continue reading
A sold-out crowd turned out this past Sunday night to honor 20 members of the Class of 2014 inducted into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
“This was our largest crowd we’ve ever had with more than 500 people,” Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said. “Everyone was so receptive, commenting about how much they enjoyed the ceremony, and there was a lot of emotion displayed. The whole point of starting the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame was to recognize New Yorkers in boxing and to honor them for their contributions. New York has been the centerpiece of boxing for the past 50 years. Some of our inductees may not have been international stars, but they helped make boxing what it is in New York. We wanted to do the right things and recognize the New York guys who made boxing was it is today.” Continue reading
Parade of Champions Set for Sunday, June 8th at 1 p.m.
CANASTOTA, NY – MARCH 30, 2014 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame will release the name of the 2014 Parade of Champions Grand Marshal on Wednesday, April 2nd at 1 p.m.
“Each year boxing fans eagerly anticipate the Hall of Fame’s announcement of the parade grand marshal,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “We are very much looking forward to Wednesday’s exciting announcement and it will be an honor to welcome the 2014 grand marshal to Canastota in June!” Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – MARCH 27, 2014 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today four-division world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales will return to Canastota to participate in 25th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend festivities scheduled for June 5-8th.
Erik “El Terrible” Morales Continue reading