Micky Ward to Attend Hall of Fame Weekend

07.05.04 - Popular junior welterweight "Irish" Micky Ward will be among the boxing stars in Canastota for the 15th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, June 10-13th. "Boxing fans will never forget the heart and determination Micky Ward brought to the ring," said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. "We're eager to welcome him back to 'Boxing's Hometown.'"

Fighting out of Lowell, MA, Ward retired from the ring in June 2003 following his last contest, a hard-fought loss to rival Arturo Gatti in the third bout of their epic trilogy. During his 18-year career, the always-exciting Ward posted a 38-13 (27KOs) record that includes memorable victories over Gatti, Shea Neary, Reggie Green and Emanuel Augustus.

The June 10-13th Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will feature over 20 exciting events including a banquet, parade, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, cocktail party, and professional boxing show. New inductees to be honored are super featherweight champion Azumah Nelson, welterweight champion Carlos Palomino, light heavyweight champion Dwight Muhammad Qawi, super bantamweight champion Daniel Zaragoza, referee Stanley Christodoulou, promoter J Russell Peltz, and journalist W.C. Heinz. Posthumous inductees will also be honored.

Over 50 boxing stars, including Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Jake LaMotta, Ken Norton, Emile Griffith, Ken Buchanan, Angelo Dundee, Aaron Pryor, Carmen Basilio, Jeff Fenech, Gene Fullmer, Danny "Little Red" Lopez and Bob Foster are scheduled to participate in weekend festivities.

For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 15th Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095.

Article posted on 07.05.2004

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