CANASTOTA, NY –MAY 21, 2010 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today veteran broadcaster Al Bernstein will attend festivities planned for the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 10-13th.
“Al Bernstein has been covering the fight game for 30 years,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “We are thrilled that he will be joining us in Canastota and I’m sure fans will enjoy meeting him..”
From 1980 to 2003, Bernstein was known as the voice of boxing for ESPN. From 1980-1998, he was analyst and often host of the Top Rank Boxing series. Throughout his 23 years at ESPN he also covered all the major fights for Sportscenter. One of his signature shows was Big Fights Boxing Hour, which still runs on ESPN Classic. He wrote and hosted 26 episodes of this show, which chronicles all parts of boxing history by looking at major matches. In 1992 and 1996 he served as NBC’s Olympic boxing analyst. Since 2003 Bernstein has been boxing analyst for SHOWTIME Championship Boxing.
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero To Make First Visit to Boxing Hall of Fame
CANASTOTA, NY –MAY 25, 2010 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today former IBF featherweight and super featherweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will attend festivities planned for the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 10-13th.
“Robert Guerrero is a talented young fighter,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “We are very excited about welcoming him to Canastota for the first time.
Fighting out of Gilroy, CA, “The Ghost” turned pro in 2001 and won the NABF featherweight title in 2004. He reigned twice as IBF featherweight champion (2006, 2006-2008) before vacating the title to campaign as a super featherweight. On August 22, 2009 he won the IBF super featherweight crown with 12 round win over Malcolm Klassen. He relinquished the title to care for his wife as she battles leukemia. Guerrero returned to the ring on April 30th in his lightweight debut and scored an 8th round TKO over Robert Arrieta. As a pro he has registered a 26-1-1 (18 KOs) record that includes wins over Eric Aiken, Martin Honorio and Jason Litzau.
The June 10-13th Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will feature over 20 exciting events including a banquet, Madison Square Garden night, parade, golf tournament, cocktail party and the official induction ceremony honoring the Class of 2010. Living inductees to be honored at the Official Induction Ceremony on Sunday, June 13th are light flyweight champion Jung-Koo Chang (South Korea), featherweight champion Danny “Little Red” Lopez (USA), manager Shelly Finkel (USA), referee / commissioner Larry Hazzard (USA), promoter Wilfried Sauerland (Germany), matchmaker Bruce Trampler (USA) and journalist Ed Schuyler (USA). Posthumous inductees will also be honored.
Over 40 boxing stars are scheduled to participate in weekend festivities. In addition to Guerrero, other stars slated to appear include Nino Benvenuti, Carmen Basilio, Tony DeMarco, Ken Norton, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, Angelo Dundee, Leon Spinks, Gerry Cooney, Lou Duva, Sergio Martinez and many others.
For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 21st Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095 or visit www.ibhof.com.