Fighting Stars To Gather For Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Induction

AC JosepH Media

ATLANTIC CITY – Some of the biggest named in the world of boxing – from fighters Roy Jones Jr., Riddick Bowe and Pernell Whitaker to famed broadcaster Al Bernstein – will be inducted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Aug. 20-22, according to founder Ray McCline.

The fifth annual Hall of Fame weekend will be hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, along with FantaSea Resorts and Claridge – A Radisson Hotel.

Ray McCline standing next to boxing magazine. Photo courtesy of Ray McCline

The weekend will include 2020 and 2021 honorees. Last year’s ceremony was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 inductees include Roy Jones Jr., Riddick Bowe, Pernell Whitaker, Al Cole, Ernest Bing, Tony Thornton, Sr., Calvin Grove, Percy Richardson, Tommy Parks, Earl Morton, Steve Weisfeld, Ron Katz, Murad Muhammad, Marc Abrams, Al Bernstein, and Laoma Byrd.

The 2021 inductees include Felix Trinidad, Kelly Pavlik, Simon Brown, Ivan Robinson, Aaron Snowell, Joey Eye, Frank Cappuccino, Ed Keenan, and Nino Delbuno.

“From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, boxing enthusiasts can stroll through the free Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame exhibits located in the Claridge Hotel – Art Gallery,” said a statement from the Hall of Fame. “The distinctive works include The Jack Johnson Exhibit, James O’Neal Wood Sculptures, Patrick Killian Paintings, Historic Blue Horizon Exhibit, Chris Guzman – The Glove Artist, and memorabilia Icons of Boxing and much more.       

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“There is no better way to attend these exceptional programs and events than to spend a summer weekend in Atlantic City, the statement added.

The schedule for the weekend includes:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH

Happy Hour and Mingle      

Friday, August 20 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at Sixty’s Lounge – Flagship Hotel (60 North Maine Avenue)

No entry fee. There is a cash bar.

“Opening Bell” Cocktail Reception & Celebration Party

Friday, August 20 from 7 pm to midnight at Bourre (201 South New York Avenue)

Tickets: $20 per person Online and $25 at Door

Past Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony. Photo courtesy of Ray McCline

Join us for an evening of fun, food, drinks, and live music, as well as an auction raffle of boxing memorabilia and art. Plus, you will enjoy mingling amongst a host of boxing legends.

Entry fee: $20 per person Online and $25 at Door

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST

Interactive Fan Experience & Boxing Exhibits

Saturday, August 21 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Claridge Hotel – Art Gallery

Guests will enjoy live interactive exhibits, legendary and current boxing stars, autograph signings, photo ops, unique vendors, and much more!

Free admission.

New Jersey USA Boxing in association with ACBHOF/SHWV Live Amateur Boxing 

New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream – Non-Profit and New Jersey USA Boxing in association with CareSparc Consulting and The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend, join forces on Saturday, August 21 from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Oscar McClinton Waterfront Park (201 North N. Hampshire Ave.). Together they will bring an all-inclusive Sustainable Health & Wellness and Fitness Village, “Going the Distance to a Healthier Atlantic City.” The village will offer screenings, seminars, pop-up vendors, healthy food choices, music, fitness, and a live amateur boxing show. Boxing fans can enjoy a front-row seat to watch the AC Invitational with Elite boxers both far and near featuring National Youth Champion Sierra Martinez, who is a seven-time National champion from the United States vs. Tayshka “La Rusa” Gonzalez, who is a two-time National Champion from Puerto Rico and 15 additional exciting bouts.

Free admission.                                                                                            

Happy Hour and Mingle

Saturday, August 21 from 5 pm to 6 pm at Sixth’s Lounge – Flagship Hotel

No entry fee. There is a cash bar.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND

Brunch with Legends

Sunday, August 22 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall (133 South Tennessee Avenue)

Mingle with legendary fighters while viewing one-of-a-kind boxing memorabilia. Plus, take advantage of autograph signing and photo ops, enjoy sumptuous food, cool beverages, and so much more!

No entry fees. There is a cash bar.

Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame 5th Annual Induction Awards Ceremony  

Sunday, August 22 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Sound Waves Theater

The culmination of this memorable weekend is the Induction Ceremony. The red-carpet formal celebration will honor and enshrine many great boxers and notable contributors who made Atlantic City the worldwide boxing mecca. Guests will enjoy a pre-cocktail reception from 4 pm to 5:30 pm with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Then transaction into an award show atmosphere with live music, tribute dance performance, and an

unforgettable Induction ceremony that lifelong boxing fans have on their ‘bucket list’ to attend. Tickets: $95, $125 & $155 per person.

Participating hotels include: 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City (Booking Website) 

https://book.passkey.com/event/50188308/owner/49899473/home

Flagship Hotel (www.fantasearesorts.com)

Must call the Flagship at 800.609.0009 and use promo code HOF21.

Studio Units

Friday, August 20 – $159 plus taxes

Saturday, August 21 – $299 plus taxes

Sunday, August 22 – $129 plus taxes

For a one-bedroom unit, please include an additional $30 per night.

Parking $7.50 per night, and a $100 Security Deposit required when booking.

Claridge Hotel (www.claridge.com)

Friday, August 20 – $189 plus taxes

Saturday, August 21 – $249 plus taxes

Sunday, August 22 – $109 plus taxes

Use Promo Code for Discount Room Rate: 0819BOXING 

Self-Parking – $12 per night and Valet Parking – $15 per night

Reservation Deadline: Monday, July 19

For more information:

To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com. For more program information, visit Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame at www.acbhof.com or call (609) 829-8711.

AC Boxing Hall of Fame Media Contact:

Angela Crockett, Communications Director & Honoree Liaison

954. 805.1671

acrockett.acbhof@gmail.com 

Abrams Boxing Media Contact:

Marc Abrams

856.287.7611

phillyboxing@gmail.com 

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