Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Weekend Photos from Kick Off Meet and Greet

WHO: The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF)

WHAT: The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will enshrine 24 Charter Class members.

Confirmed to attend Honorees:
Mike Tyson, Michael Spinks, Don King, Larry Hazzard, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, J Russell Peltz, Frank Gelb, Mike Rossman, Bill Johnson, Steve Smoger, Dave Bontempo, Don Elbaum, Bob Lee and Ken Condon.

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will celebrate and remember the legacy of Lou Duva, Arturo “Thunder” Gatti, Matthew Saad Muhammad as well as hometown hero Leavander Johnson for their extraordinary careers spanning seven decades.

Special Guests

*Ray Mercer (BULLYING…We’re Kickin’ It Spokesperson)
*Mark Breland
*Iran Barkley
*Milton Luban
*Tracy Patterson
*John Scully
Non Fighters
*Don Guardian, Mayor of Atlantic City
*Rodney Jerkins, multi Grammy-award winner
*Suzette Charles, former Miss America
*Sophia Gatti, daughter of Arturo Gatti
*Pat Lynch, renowned Boxing Manager
*Lillo Brancato, Actor
*Grandy Twins
*Vincenzo Vaccaro: Cake King of Queens
*Atlantic City Police Athletic League
*Aaron Snowell, co-organizer the Jack Johnson Exhibit
*BULLYING…We’re Kickin’ It
*The Legacy Exists Joe Frazier Scholarship Fund
*Joseph Nicolosi, Artist known for his signature Pop Art portraits
*James O’Neal, Wood Sculpture Artist

WHERE: The Claridge – A Radisson Hotel, 123 South Indiana Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Friday, May 26th, Sunday May 27th and Sunday, May 28th

May 27th Press Check-in 9:15A | in the Conference Center | Fight Fan Experience 10A – 4P

May 27th Press Check-in 5:15P | Red Carpet Arrivals 6:00P | in the Art Gallery | Honoree Gala 7P – 11P

May 28th Press Check-in 4:00P | Red Carpet Arrivals 4:30P | in the Conference Center | Inaugural Induction Ceremony | Time: 6P – 9P

Post ceremony interviews and photo ops available as well.

Media Inquiries:
Please note that space is limited and all press will need credentials to check-in. Representatives of the media must RSVP to:

Angela Crockett Marc Abrams
Communications Director for ACBHOF Abrams Boxing
(609) 350-5310 (856) 287-7611
acrockett.acbhof@gmail.com phillyboxing@gmail.com

Honorees, Celebrity Guests and ACBHOF Executives will be available for interviewS.

******ACBHOF is pleased to recognize our sponsors*****

Corporate Partner: The Claridge Hotel a Radisson Hotel Title Sponsor: Hard Lifestyle Beverages
City of Atlantic City; Designer Wraps; Hammer Fiber Optics; Triax 57; 2300 Arena; FantaSea Resorts; Adams Boxing; Cake King of Queens and Bee Apparel
Fight Fan Experience Timeline

Honoree Gala Timeline

6:00 Dignitaries Arrival/Reception (Lower GalleryLevel)

7:00 General Public Arrival

7:00 Cocktail Reception & Chicken Bone Beach Performing

7:30-7:35 Ray McCline Welcoming Remarks/Intro Emcee Nino DelBuono

7:35-8:00 DJ Young Hitta/Reception

8:00-8:20 Honoree Precession & Greetings

8:20-8:30 Solo Musical Performance by Suzette Charles

8:30-8:55 Honoree & Awards Presentation

8:55-9:05 Solo Musical Performance by PARRIS

9:05-9:35 Chicken Bone Beach Performing

9:35-10:00 Nicolosi Art Reveal Presentation

10:00-10:50 DJ Young Hitta/Reception

10:50 Closing Remarks

Induction Ceremony Timeline

Procession of Inductees Introduction – Founder, Ray McCline
Invocation – Pastor, Wayne M. Nelson Sr. National Anthem – Althea Saunders
Mission Statement – Vice President, Rodrick L. Green Master of Ceremonies – Henry Hascup

Fighter (Resident and Non-Resident)
MIKE TYSON, ARTURO GATTI, LEAVANDER JOHNSON, MIKE ROSSMAN, MATTHEW SAAD MUHAMMAD, DWIGHT MUHAMMAD QAWI, MICHAEL SPINKS, LARRY HOLMES

Trainer & Cutman (Resident and Non-Resident)
LOU DUVA MIKE HALL SR BILL JOHNSON

Non-Participants
Promoter, Manager, Advisor, Matchmaker & Ring Announcer
DON KING FRANK GELB DON ELBAUM J RUSSELL PELTZ

Officials (Commission, Judges, Doctors & Referees)
LARRY HAZZARD SR. STEVE SMOGER DR. FRANK DOGGETT

Media (Writer, Historian, Photographer, Artist & Digital Technology)
BERT SUGAR DAVE BONTEMPO JACK OBERMAYER

Special Contributors, Executives, T.V. Networks, Government Officials, Boxing Organizations
KEN CONDON BOB LEE DENNIS GOMES

Proclamation – Mayor Don Guardian 9 Count Bell Ringing

Unveiling of Commemorative Paintings Closing Remarks

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