CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 14, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame will release the name of the 2013 Parade of Champions Grand Marshal on Tuesday, April 16th 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. “This year’s grand marshal is a tremendous fan of the sport and we cannot wait to release the news!”
Parade of Champions
The Parade of Champions, set for Sunday, June 9th at 1:00 p.m. as part of the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend, will pass through the streets of Canastota and lead to the grounds of the Hall of Fame Museum prior to the start of the Official Induction Ceremony honoring the new class of inductees. Inductees include two-division champion Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (posthumous), five-time world champion Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill and two-time light flyweight champion Myung-Woo Yuh in the Modern category; “Let’s Get It On” referee Mills Lane, ring announcer Jimmy Lennon, Jr. and journalist Colin Hart. Posthumous inductees in the Old-Timer, Pioneer, Non-Participant and Observer categories will also be honored.
In addition to the grand marshal, over 40 boxing stars will be highlighted in the Parade of Champions, along with pageant caliber bands, drum & bugle corps, pipe bands, floats and community organizations.
Check your inbox at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th for the name and photo of the grand marshal, as the news will be released via e-mail at that time. After receiving the release, if you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact the Hall of Fame at 315.697.7095.
For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 24th Annual Induction Weekend and the announcement of the parade grand marshal, please call (315) 697-7095, visit online at www.ibhof.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InternationalBoxingHallofFame and o