Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame: Celebrating the Kings, legacies, and memories of Atlantic City Boxing


Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame: Celebrating the Kings, legacies, and memories of Atlantic City Boxing

By Xavier Porter,

May 17, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Atlantic City) – This coming Memorial Day Weekend, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will be having its first Inaugural Induction Ceremony.

Let’s be clear: this great event is featuring several of the men that have given so much of themselves and their lives, to the fans, and to the sport of boxing. The star-studded event is will host fighters and fans from all over the country. This amazing event will take place at The Claridge (Radisson Hotel).

The Induction Ceremony, which takes place on May 26, 27, and 28, is a must-see event for every fan/lover of boxing. The historical event will feature the following:

Friday May 26th: An Exclusive Rooftop Cocktail Reception with the 2017 Honorees

Saturday May 27th: The ACBHOF Ultimate Fight Fan Experience! A fun-filled day where attendees will have the opportunity to meet with top industry fighters and brands in boxing, and have picture and autograph sessions. Attendees will also be able to purchase merchandise and memorabilia. As the day winds, attendees will then enjoy “The Inaugural Red Carpet Meet & Greet” – an incredible event party with delectable food, live music, art & entertainment. During of which the Induction kickoff event will commence with participating guests witnessing “The Historical Procession of Honorees.

Sunday May 28th: The Official Induction Ceremony of The Atlantic Boxing Hall of Fame 2017 Honorees will take place at Brighton Park, overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean for a spectacular finish.

The 2017 ACBHOF list of inductees features fighters and men who have paved the way for Atlantic City Boxing, a home that is also known as one of the original meccas of boxing:

  • Mike Tyson
  • Arturo Gatti
  • Larry Holmes

  • Michael Spinks
  • Matthew Saad Muhammed

  • Don King
  • Leavander Johnson
  • Dwight Muhammed Qawi
  • Lou Duva
  • Mike Hall Sr.
  • Mike Rossman
  • Bill Johnson
  • Frank Gelb
  • Russell Peltz
  • Don Ebaum

  • Larry Hazzard Sr.
  • Dr. Frank Doggett
  • Steve Smoger
  • Dave Bontempo
  • Jack Obermayer
  • Bert Sugar
  • Bob Lee
  • Ken Condon
  • Dennis Gomes

Other attendees and special guests include:

  • Don Guardian, Mayor of Atlantic City
  • Rodney Jerkins, multi Grammy-award winner
  • Suzette Charles, former Miss America
  • Chuck Zito, Actor, Celebrity Bodyguard
  • Pat Lynch, renowned Boxing Manager
  • Lilo Brancato, Actor
  • Grandy Twins
  • Vincenzo Vaccaro: Cake King of Queens
  • Atlantic City Police Athletic League
  • Aaron Snowell, co-organizer the Jack Johnson Exhibit
  • Kickin It Anti-Bullying Organization
  • The Legacy Exists Joe Frazier Scholarship Fund
  • Joseph Nicolosi, Artist known for his signature Pop Art portraits

Additionally, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will celebrate 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.

This lineup of former and current boxing greats will also feature celebrities from both the music and sports world.

“All of my great fights in Atlantic City are so memorable, the Spinks fight, Larry Holmes, and an array of other legendary fights I participated in. I’m looking forward to coming to Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame to receive my honors.” – Mike Tyson

“There have been great fighters and other iconic figures such as “Iron” Mike Tyson, Atlantic City’s own Leavander Johnson, as well as Arturo “Thunder” Gatti and Don King who have participated in some of boxing most memorable boxing events right here in Atlantic City,” stated Ray McCline President/Founder of the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

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

Beginning Friday, May 26th through Sunday, May 28th

  • May 26th: Press Check-in 4pm | Red Carpet arrivals 4:30pm | in The Vue | Kickoff Reception 5pm -8pm
  • Fight Fan Experience: in the Conference Center, May 27th | Doors open 9am | Time: 10am – 4pm
  • May 27th: Press Check-in 6pm | Red Carpet arrivals 6:30pm | in the Art Gallery | Honoree Gala 7pm – 11pm
  • May 28th: Press Check-in 5pm | Red Carpet Arrivals 5:30pm | in the Conference Center | Inaugural Induction Ceremony | Time: 6pm

Along during the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Memorial Day Weekend, fight fans will see a special attraction: the unveiling of the powerful works of arts by James P. O’Neal and his amazing wood-crafted sculptures of the G.O.A.T. Muhammad Ali, TBE – TMT Floyd Mayweather, and UFC’s Conor McGregor. Fight fans and attendees will be able to take in post ceremony interviews and photo ops during the entire Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Memorial Day Weekend.

Rooms can be booked by visiting by using promo code: BHOFAC

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

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

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

The Claridge Hotel, City of Atlantic City, Designer Wraps, Triax 57, HARD Lifestyle Beverages, 2300 Arena, Adams Boxing, Rumble Bros Boxing Co, Cake King of Queens and Bee Apparel