Boxing Legends Lennox Lewis, Cesar Chavez to be Inducted into Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame
AC JosepH Media
ATLANTIC CITY — Some of the biggest names in the boxing world — from fighters Lennox Lewis and Cesar Chavez to famed trainer Kevin Rooney, Sr. and boxing promoter Kathy Duva — will be honored at the sixth annual Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, organizers announced.
The annual awards and induction weekend will take place Oct. 7-9 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, organized by founder Ray McCline. McCline became a Hall of Famer himself this year being inducted into two renown boxing association’s halls.
â€œThe Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame family is super excited to celebrate the newest members of the Hall of Fame,” McCline said in a statement. “We can’t wait to have boxing enthusiasts both far and near relieve some of their greatest memories of Atlantic Cityâ€™s legendary fights and fighters. And there’s no better place to celebrate this year’s class than right here at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City a global entertainment brand.â€
The 2022 class members include: Lennox Lewis, Julio CÃ©sar ChÃ¡vez, James Toney, Frank Fletcher Dave Tiberi, Chuck Mussachio, Kathy Collins-Globuschutz, Kathy Duva, Pat Lynch, Kevin Rooney Sr., Lynne Carter, Randy Neumann, Dr. Domenic Coletta, Tom Casino, and posthumously: James Broad, Eddie Aliano, and Harold Lederman.
â€œI was excited to fight at the then-new Trump Taj Mahal on the undercard of Thomas Hearns and Michael Olajide,” Toney said. “I was so pumped I went out and stopped my opponent Jose Luis Estevan in the 5th round who was the local favorite.
“The crowd was great, and I remember walking through the crowd and giving them high fives on the way out. It was my first great experience fighting in a historic city of legendary fights.â€
The ACBHOF induction weekend commences at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Friday, Oct. 7 with the Opening Bell â€œBoxing & Musicâ€ Cocktail Reception 7-9 p.m., $50.00 admission fee online and at the door, and Saturday, Oct. 8, Fight Fan Experience & Boxing Exhibits 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission.
The highlight of the weekend is Sunday, Oct. 9, at our red-carpet formal Induction Ceremony which takes place in an award show atmosphere. Join us as we honor and enshrine all who helped make Atlantic City a worldwide boxing Mecca.
â€œMy Atlantic City boxing experience was like no other,” Tiberi said. “The lights, glitter, and fan base enthusiasm always brought my game to a new level,â€
Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle with special guests, including entertainers, sports icons, government officials, and more. In addition, many of our previous honorees will be in attendance.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster at: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02005CC1BFF06C74: ticket prices are: $155, $125 and $75.
Please visit our website for event tickets, room reservations, event schedule, and itinerary at: www.acbhof.com.
For more information, visit the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame website at: www.acbhof.com.
Sponsors and supporters: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Mayor Marty Small Sr., City of Atlantic City, SparBar Inc., Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Club Boardwalk Resorts, Atlantic City Sports Commission, Expressions Graphic Designs, Patrick Killian Arts, Adams Boxing, Sampson Boxing, WBC, IBF, and Fight Night Apparel.
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