Boxing Hall of Fame Prepares for 2010 Induction Weekend
CANASTOTA, NY –MARCH 18, 2010 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame will host the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Canastota, New York on June 10-13th. With many exciting events planned, there will be something for everyone in “Boxing’s Hometown.” The Hall’s staff and team of volunteers in Canastota have been busy planning details for the celebration. According to Hall of Fame officials, nearly 300 volunteers and many community organizations will contribute their time and effort to make the annual Hall of Fame Weekend a success..
Article posted on 18.03.2010
“The Hall of Fame Weekend is an opportunity for everyone who loves boxing to celebrate the spirit of the sport in 'Boxing's Hometown,'” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “Canastota looks forward to again hosting boxing's highlight weekend of the year.”
Events planned for the weekend include a banquet, Madison Square Garden night , parade, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, 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 include 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.
Tickets for all events are moving quickly and capacity crowds are again anticipated for June. “Boxing fans from throughout the United States and Canada and as far away as England have already reserved tickets and made hotel accommodations for the weekend,” said Brophy.
An impressive list of over 40 boxing greats from the United States and abroad are scheduled to participate in weekend festivities.
For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 21st Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095 or visit www.ibhof.com.
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