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Hall To Announce Class of 2013 on December 10th!; Tony Dovolani

CANASTOTA, NY – NOVEMBER 26, 2012 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced a news conference will be held at the Hall of Fame Events Pavilion on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. to announce the newest Hall of Fame Inductees.

Inductees will be named in five categories: Modern, Old-Timer, Pioneer, Non- Participant and Observer. Members of the Boxing Writers Association of America and an international panel of boxing historians cast votes. Voters from Japan, England, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Germany, Puerto Rico and the United States are among those who participate in the election process.

“The Hall of Fame’s annual announcement is an exciting moment for the boxing community. All eyes turn to Canastota to see who will be among the new class of inductees,” said Executive Director Edward Brophy. “All inductees receive a permanent place on the Hall of Fame Wall and living honorees will be presented with a gold Hall of Fame Ring at the Official Induction Ceremony.”

The 24th Annual Induction Weekend will be held June 6-9, 2013 in Canastota, NY. Over 20 events, including a banquet, parade, golf tournament and the Official Induction Ceremony on the Hall of Fame Museum Grounds, are scheduled. A celebrity lineup of over 40 boxing greats of yesterday and today is anticipated.

For more information on the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, or the news conference announcing the newest inductees, please call the Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095, visit online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

Dancing With the Stars Tony Dovolani Has Boxer In His Corner

HOLLYWOOD, CA – World Champion ballroom pro Tony Dovolani of Dancing With the Stars and reality star Melissa Rycroft have made it to the finale of the hit ABC TV show, and will dance for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy tonight.

Off the dance floor, Dovolani and his sports management company, Dovolani Boxing have a strong interest in the sport of boxing. So much so that he’s become the manager of professional cruiserweight Nasi Hani, 6-0, 3 KOs, a 29-year old fighter from Macedonia who is scheduled to next fight on the undercard of the January 19th NBC Sports Network Fight Night boxing show at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

Dovolani hopes that tonight he and Melissa can “float like a butterfly” enough to impress the judges and home viewing audience, and finally bring home the elusive DWTS Mirror Ball Trophy. After that, he’ll turn his attention on his fighter’s next start.

“Tonight’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ final is like a boxing world title fight for us,” Dovolani said. “I hope to guide Melissa to the championship in the ballroom just like I plan to help Nasi Hani achieve his dream of becoming a champion in the boxing ring.”

Tickets are priced at $125 and $40 can be purchased through Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster Link to January 19 NBCSN Fight Night at Mohegan Sun. For ADA accessible sales, call Mohegan Sun Box Office 1-800-862-8499.

Seven bouts are planned for the January 19 card to be held at Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard Uncasville, CT. Sergey Kovalev, 19-0-1, 17 KOs, takes on Gabriel Campillo, 21-4-1, 8 KOs, in an international 10-round light heavyweight main event. The fight is promoted by Main Events and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment Sports in association with Sampson Boxing.

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