Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Inducts 24 Charter Class Members

Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) Inaugural Induction weekend held on May 26, 27 and 28th was a smorgasbord of boxing royalty, celebrity guests and legions of boxing fans. ACBHOF mission is to create visibility and awareness through annual inductions ceremonies; boxing champions, as well as the boxing community at-large will have their names enshrined into immortality by being inducted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Iran Barkley to host meet and greet

One of New York’s greatest boxers will travel out west on Friday, September 30, as former three-division world champion Iran “The Blade” Barkley will be the special VIP guest at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. “The Blade” will be available to meet and greet fans in attendance at the Special Events Center, before the televised portion of the Estrella TV Boxeo Estelar broadcast headlined by Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) taking on Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) a 12-round WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator.

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Iran Barkley speaks: “The Blade” on Hearns, Leonard, Duran, Benn and more

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As he is often fond of saying whenever he grants an interview, former three-weight champion Iran Barkley never had things easy during his career. The blood and guts warrior who gave his all in memorable battles with the likes of Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Nigel Benn and others, can come across as bitter at times – bitter over how he feels he was not paid the type of big money he should have been and bitter over how he feels he was “robbed” in some of his fights.

But Barkley always gives a good interview – with a career full of great fights, how could he not – and today, recently married, the 55-year-old comes across as more upbeat and cheerful. ESB has had the pleasure of speaking with “The Blade” on a number of occasions and each time he has been kind enough to grant some of his time, Barkley has proven a very interesting subject.

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