April 30, 2013 – Oscar De La Hoya to attend NVBHOF event:
In addition to the already stellar roster of attendees for the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame‘s “A Night With Boxing’s Legends,” another legend has been added to lineup, the Golden Boy himself, Oscar De La Hoya! Tickets are selling quickly, with only 25 spots left available.
More information and tickets at http://www.nvbhof.com/events/a-night-with-boxings-legends.
April 21, 2013 – Meet the Legends of Boxing at Diego Restaurant at the MGM Grand Las Vegas:
On May 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame will be holding our first-ever fan event, offering you the fans, a chance to meet some of boxing’s most iconic stars! In attendance will be world-renowned boxers, such as Mike McCallum and Wayne McCullough, legendary trainer Freddie Roach, and many more!
Take a look below for all the details…Click to read more
March 31, 2013 – NVBHOF President only one out of 22 experts to pick Alvarado:
Marotta on why he picked Alvarado over Rios
by Lem Satterfield – RingTV
Last October, then-unbeaten Mike Alvarado was stopped in the seventh round after a bloody, Fight-of-the-Year-caliber clash with an undefeated Brandon Rios. On Saturday, Alvarado avenged that loss by taking Rios’ ’0′ by unanimous decision at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
Out of 22 experts who were polled by RingTV regarding what would happen in the second bout, Rios (31-1-1, 23 knockouts) was almost unanimously predicted to beat Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs), yet again. Only Rich Marotta, of KFI Radio in Los Angeles, chose Alvarado to be the victor.
In fact, 19 of the 21 insiders who favored Rios figured him to stop Alvarado a second time.
Not Marotta. Here’s what he said before the fight…Click to read more
March 30, 2013 – NVBHOF inductee Al Bernstein interviews Rich Marotta on Rios/Alvarado:
Rich Marotta says a lot of people underestimated Mike Alvarado
Rich Marotta had predicted a win by Mike Alvarado and he got it right, Marotta says that a lot of people were underestimating Alvarado, he is a great fighter and he had a good game plan that allowed him to get the unanimous decision win over Brandon Rios…Click to watch the interview
March 30, 2013 – Mike Alvarado defeats Brandon Rios by unanimous decision:
“…the second round, in truth, was the best round I have seen since Round 1 in Hagler-Hearns.”
- Top Rank Boxing CEO and Promoter Bob Arum
Alvarado beats Rios in rematch, but fans should wait for third bout
by Doug Fischer – RingTV
LAS VEGAS – There was no question that the rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado would be a good fight. The two junior welterweight sluggers combined for one of the best action bouts of last year.
The only question coming into their anticipated rematch on Saturday was if the return bout could live up to impossibly high expectations. Stupid question.
Even with Alvarado boxing more by working his jab, using lateral movement and even switching to southpaw in spots, these two warriors couldn’t help but put on another fight-of-the-year candidate…Click to read more
March 5, 2013 – Happy birthday to Freddie Roach:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame would like to wish a very happy birthday to world-renowned boxing trainer and NVBHOF inaugural inductee Freddie Roach! Happy birthday Freddie!
February 24, 2013 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame congratulates Ishe Smith:
Last night, Ishe Smith (25-5) defeated Cornelius Bundrage in a split decision to become the first Las Vegas-born boxer to ever win a world title. Congratulations to Ishe!
February 24, 2013 – Late Lakers owner Buss promoted major fights:
Dr. Jerry Buss made his name as the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, and those 10 NBA titles certainly helped establish his celebrity. But he also was a big boxing fan. And from 1982 until 1999, Buss’ Forum Boxing was a player in Southern California and Las Vegas. Buss, who died Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer, was 80 years old. He enjoyed attending the fights and was a regular at ringside for the big shows in Las Vegas, even when he wasn’t the promoter.
“He was all about putting together good fights because, as a fight fan, that’s what he liked watching,” said broadcaster Rich Marotta, who worked many of the Forum Boxing shows on the Prime Ticket network. “He wanted it to be quality boxing…” Click to read more
February 21, 2013 – The NVBHOF congratulates upcoming inductee Freddie Roach new project:
Jägermeister AND WORLD-RENOWNED BOXING TRAINER, FREDDIE ROACH, LAUNCH “A BROTHER IN YOUR CORNER” COMPETITION
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is extremely honored to congratulate one of our own upcoming inductees, the world-renowned Freddie Roach, in his new partnership with the world-famous Jägermeister. Check out the press release below for full details, and information on how you too can be involved, and enter to win boxing memorabilia signed by Freddie Roach himself, who will also personally select the Grand-Prize Winner for the ultimate weekend in Vegas!
New Rochelle, NY., February 19, 2013 – Jägermeister is proud to announce “A Brother in your Corner,” a social responsibility campaign and consumer competition with legendary boxing trainer, Freddie Roach.
Arguably the most noteworthy trainer in boxing today and one of the greatest of all time, Hall of Famer Freddie Roach has trained 31 world champion boxers. Over the course of his career, Roach has been very outspoken about taking care of his fighters in and out of the ring, advising them when it is time to call a fight or walk away from the round. Regardless of how unpopular of a decision it may be, Roach puts his brotherhood of boxers first and lives by the same code that Jägermeister follows, The Jager Code. The code of always having “A Brother in your Corner”.
Jägermeister and Freddie Roach challenge consumers to share stories of how they live by the “Jager Code” for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Vegas with 3 friends where they will receive a private training session from Roach himself, boxing tickets, dinner with the boxing great and VIP access to the weekend’s most exclusive party.
A Brother in Your Corner Competition begins February 19th and runs for 8 weeks. Each week, two entrants will advance to the final round, one based on popular vote and one Jägermeister-chosen wildcard, aptly named for Roach’s gym in Los Angeles. Those who advance due to popular vote will also receive boxing memorabilia signed by Roach. The grand prize winner of the ultimate weekend in Vegas will be hand-selected by Freddie Roach and announced the week of April 21st.
Freddie Roach says, “Jägermeister’s ‘A Brother in Your Corner’ competition challenges everyone to step up and show how strong their bonds are within their brotherhoods. I know these bonds well, as I believe I have lived by this code throughout my entire career in boxing. I have been fortunate to train 31 world champions yet I feel it is not always about the win. It’s about always being in their corner and having their back.”
“Social responsibility is extremely important to the Jägermeister brand and to Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. We are proud to partner with Freddie Roach to launch the pioneering ‘A Brother in Your Corner’ program which was developed to promote responsible consumption. We intend to effectively communicate the power of knowing when you’ve had enough and it’s better to sit a round out,” says Amanda Blanco, VP of Marketing for Jägermeister at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.
For official rules, full details on how to enter plus exclusive videos from Freddie Roach, Gerry Penalosa, James Toney, Wayne McCullough and Eva Futch, widow of the late Eddie Futch, visit www.jagercode.com or www.facebook.com/JagerUSA. Must be at least 21 years of age to enter. Open to all United States residents. No purchase necessary.
February 20, 2013 – NVBHOF president speaks about Dr. Jerry Buss:
Rich Marotta, founder and president of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, has been featured in articles recently concerning the passing of famed Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, being quoted extensively by ESPN’s Dan Rafael and Steve Kim of Max Boxing. See what Rich had to say below:
February 18, 2013 – Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame mourns the death of Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at the age of 80. Dr. Buss was the most successful owner in Los Angeles sports history, with his Lakers winning 10 NBA titles under his ownership. Dr. Buss also owned the L.A. Kings of the NHL, as well as The Los Angeles Forum, both of which he later sold.
Jerry Buss was a great friend to boxing, both as a participant (promoter) and fan. He turned boxing at the Forum into a a twice-monthly Monday night series which lasted for better than a decade. Those fight cards were broadcast by Prime Ticket, KCAL-TV, and FOX Sports Net. They expanded from just the Forum to the Anaheim Pond, and then to Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. In 1991, Dr. Buss and Forum Boxing promoted a major pay-per-view event, the Light Heavyweight Title Fight between Thomas Hearns and Virgil Hill. At the ringside microphones that night were NVBHOF President Rich Marotta, NVBHOF inductee-to-be Al Bernstein and Ferdie Pacheco. Trainer in the corner of Virgil Hill was another soon-to-inducted NVBHOF honoree Freddie Roach. Refereeing the bout was another NVBHOF selectee for induction, Mills Lane. The Forum also played host to the memorable first-ever HBO After Dark telecast, Marco Antonio Barrera against Kennedy McKinney in 1996. Forum Boxing had a regular lineup of celebrities, season-seat holders, and Jerry Buss regularly attended. The NVBHOF is terribly saddened by his passing.
February 10, 2013 – The NVBHOF welcomes the World Series of Boxing to Reno:
World Series of Boxing: USA defeat Germany 4-1 in Reno
It was a night to remember for USA Knockouts at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada, as they recorded their first win of the season with a hard-fought victory over the visiting German Eagles. This highly entertaining World Series of Boxing (WSB) Group B encounter saw Shawn Simpson, Clarence Joseph and Paul Koon III all star for the American team, putting on a really good show for the spectators…read the whole story.
February 1, 2013 – Step into the ring with Nevada Universities:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is committed raising awareness of Nevada-centric boxing causes and charities, and certain proceeds and donations sent to the NVBHOF will be distributed amongst some of these causes, including the Nevada college universities such as the University of Nevada, Reno, and UNLV. Tonight, a college boxing tournament begins in Reno that will feature our two Nevada schools, as well as the University of Washington, UC Berkeley, and Air Force Academy. It will be at the Eldorado Hotel, with start time at 6:00 PM Pacific Time.
Ticket and schedule information below:
Step Into The Ring
The nationally ranked University of Nevada Boxing Team kicks off its season with home bouts inside the Eldorado Convention Center this February and March.
The first chance to catch the Nevada boxers in action is February 1, when they go toe-to-toe with student-athletes from UNLV, University of Washington, UC Berkeley and the US Air Force Academy. They’ll meet again with UNLV, University of Washington and UC Berkeley plus West Point and Loch Haven University on February 22. Regional Championships are set for March 22-23.
Doors open at 6 pm and the action starts at 7 pm for all events. Tickets are just $15 and are available through the Eldorado Box Office by calling 775-786-5700 or clicking here.
2013 University of Nevada Boxing Team Home Schedule
- United States Air Force Academy
- University of Washington
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- University of Washington
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- United States Military Academy at West Point
- Loch Haven University
March 22-23 Regional Championships
- University of Washington
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Santa Clara University
- San Jose State University
- United States Air Force Academy
- University of California, Davis
January 21, 2013 – Meet the inaugural class of inductees:
Non-Nevada Resident Boxers:
Nevada Resident Boxers:
December 31, 2012 – PHOTOS: Press conference announcing first class of NVBHOF inductees:
December 19, 2012 – Inaugural class of NVBHOF Inductees announced:
Today was the day many have been waiting for, as Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame founder and president Rich Marotta announced the first class of inductees into the organization. The inductees will be honored at an induction dinner ceremony in 2013. The final categories and inductees are as follows:
Nevada Resident Boxers:
Mike Tyson • Mike McCallum • Diego Corrales
Nevada Non-Resident Boxers:
Julio Cesar Chavez • Larry Holmes • Oscar De La Hoya • Sugar Ray Leonard
Eddie Futch • Freddie Roach
Mills Lane • Joe Cortez
Al Bernstein • Royce Feour
Bob Arum • Don King
Marc Ratner • James Nave
Sig Rogich • Kirk Kerkorian
December 15, 2012 – First class of NVBHOF inductees to be announced this Wednesday:
The ballots are in, and the time has come to announce the first class of inductees into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame! We will be hosting a press conference at 11:00 AM Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 to announce which individuals have been selected by our Selection Committee as the first round of inductees. We will be coming to you live from Richard Steele’s Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The inductees have been broken down into seven categories. They are as follows:
- Special Contributors
Video of the press conference will be available here at NVBHOF.com, as well as on our official YouTube channel. We will be simultaneously announcing the inductees live on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Click the links below to Follow Us and Subscribe!
December 12, 2012 – Nevada Boxing Strikes Again:
Expert opinion from Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame founder and president Rich Marotta:
On Saturday, December 8, I enjoyed one of the most exhilarating nights I’ve ever spent at ringside for a major fight, and I’ve been too a lot of them. Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquaio put on a fight for the ages, with a spectacular finish no one will ever forget.
Many of the favorite nights of my life were spent ringside in Vegas for these kind of thrilling, brutal, gut-wrenching battles. I was there when Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns gave us the unforgettable, 3 rounds, 8 minutes of fury at Caesar’s Palace. I was there when Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera battered each other for 12 rounds of unmitigated mayhem at Mandalay Bay. It was in that same ring where I was fortunate enough to not only sit ringside but call the international telecast of Diego Corrales against Jose Luis Castillo. That was the greatest of all, and my own personal belief is that it is the greatest Championship fight of all time. Marquez and Pacquaio may be a notch below Corrales-Castillo, but its a small notch. What did we get with Juan Manuel and Manny? Well, 3 knockdowns, loads of blood, a broken nose, one of the most perfect punches ever, and a clean knockout! I’ll take that any time.
These incredible nights of boxing make me proud to be part of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame which will honor, for years to come, the greats of the sport. Hopefully you will join us at our events for this. Please check this website on December 19 to find out who makes up our first class of inductees as we announce it in Las Vegas. Also, be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and should the feeling move you, please donate to the NVBHOF, a non-profit, tax exempt 501-c-3 organization that will be giving to boxing-oriented causes.
November 24, 2012 – Hector “Macho” Camacho dies:
Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho has died after being shot and suffering a heart attack in Puerto Rico. He was 50 years old.
November 20, 2012 – Some words from NVBHOF founder and president Rich Marotta:
One of the reasons we started the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame was so we could honor people in our great sport who mean a lot to us. While the boxers are paramount in this assessment, there are so many others who give us such enjoyment from boxing. That is why the NVBHOF are going to honor people in many different categories including trainers, managers, officials, promoters, executives, and those who tell the stories of boxing by print or verbal means, the media.
It is seeing who we lost in the last year or two that has made this really hit home. My good friend Genaro Hernandez, the former Junior Lightweight Champ, passed away.
Then Joe Frazier, the iconic Heavyweight King, who I first met when I was a teenager, and he was so nice to me. Then Carmen Basilio, the magnificent Hall of Famer who was such a banger inside the ring, and such a friendly sort to fans out of it. It goes further than that though. I think about losing two treasures as trainers and people, Angelo Dundee and Emmanuel Steward. I can’t begin to tell you how enjoyable it was to sit around a table and listen to their stories. Same can be said for historian and author Bert Sugar, a fixture at every big fight. I will never forget my friend from the boxing broadcast business, who I got to work with a few times on Top Rank TV shows, Nick Charles. All of these fantastic people died in either 2011 or 2012. The point is, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame wants to honor the special contributors to boxing in Nevada while they are alive, while they can get up there and take a bow, and let them know how people feel about them. Some of course whom we will honor have passed on, but hopefully their families will be there to take in those honors and feelings. We hope you will join us in that effort.
November 7, 2012 – Boxing champion Carmen Basilio passes away:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame mourns the death today of former Welterweight and Middleweight Champion Carmen Basilio. He died today at the age of 85 in Rochester, New York from pneumonia. Basilio had a great career in which he won the Welterweight Championship of the World by stopping Tony DeMarco in 12 rounds, and then added the Middleweight Crown with a thrilling 15 round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson. He was an inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the World Boxing Hall of Fame and then earlier this year part of the initial class of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. Carmen attended boxing events all over America, was truly fan-friendly and will be missed.
November 4, 2012 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in the Reno Gazette:
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in the works
By Guy Clifton
Reno’s Rich Marotta found a funny thing on his way to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
There isn’t one.
Well, actually, there wasn’t one.
Earlier this week, Marotta, a longtime radio broadcaster and former vice president of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, announced the formation of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, a nonprofit that will honor the state’s rich boxing history and support youth and amateur boxing programs in the state…Read the full story here.
November 1, 2012 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on BBC Radio:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame‘s founder and president Rich Marotta was recently interviewed on the Steve Bunce Boxing Show on BBC Radio to discuss the formation of the NVBHOF, as well as the passing of Emanuel Steward. Listen to the broadcast using the player below:
October 28, 2012 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal:
Announcer plans Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
By Steve Carp
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Oct. 28, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
When Rich Marotta moved to Reno from Southern California in 2005, he assumed Nevada had a boxing hall of fame. When he found out it didn’t exist, he decided to do something about it.
Marotta, a longtime boxing television analyst, has formed the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, and the first class will be announced in December…Read the full story and interview here.
October 26, 2012 – Statement on the passing of Emanuel Steward:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame mourns the loss of one of the icons of the sport, Emmanuel Steward. Manny was the kind of man every sport needs, honest, a skilled practitioner of his sport, lover of boxing, and accessible to media and fans alike. Manny’s work passed the test of time, from guiding the likes of Hilmer Kenty in the 70′s to Tommy Hearns in the 80′s, to Lennox Lewis in the 90′s and Vladimir Klitschko in the 2000′s.
He was among the best in all the facets of training: outstanding conditioners, master strategist and inspirational in-the-corner man during the fights. His enthusiasm for the sport and analytical abilities were well on display in his work as an HBO analyst. His loss cannot be measured. It’s a sad day for boxing. The thoughts and prayers of those of us in the NVBHOF go out to Manny’s family, friends and the entire boxing community.
October 25, 2012 – Boxing legend Emanuel Steward passes away:
Today we mourn the loss of a great one in the field of boxing, Emanuel Steward:
“A statement from SHOWTIME Sports on the passing of Emanuel Steward. Among his vast and remarkable contributions to the sport of boxing, Steward served as an analyst in the early days of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING series.
“‘We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the legendary Emanuel Steward today. Not only was Emanuel one of the most esteemed and accomplished boxing trainers in the history of the sport, he was also an incredibly generous and warm-hearted human being. In addition to his many professional pursuits, Emanuel served as a life coach to countless young men and women, particularly in his beloved adopted hometown of Detroit, and through them his legacy will live on. Those who were fortunate enough to have known Emanuel will remember him for his infectious enthusiasm, ever-present smile and seemingly limitless generosity. We extend our deepest condolences to the Steward family during this difficult time. He will be missed by everyone his spirit touched.’” – Stephen Espinoza”
October 24, 2012 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame official press release:
“LAS VEGAS, NEV. (October 23, 2012) – Veteran broadcaster Rich Marotta announced Tuesday the formation of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, a place to honor those who helped build its rich history in the sport. A non-profit corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes, the NVBHOF will be dedicated to honoring boxers and those who have contributed significantly to the sport in Nevada…”
Read the rest of the official press release announcing the launch of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
October 23, 2012 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced to the world:
Today is a historic one for the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Founder and CEO Rich Marotta has been taking to the radio airwaves to discuss the official launch of the NVBHOF. Tune in today to hear Rich speak about everything the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame has to offer. He can be heard on the following stations at the following times:
- 12:00 PM – “The Panama Show” KBZZ 1270 AM and 96.1FM in Reno
- 12:30 PM – “ESPN Deportes” on 1460 in Las Vegas with Alvaro Puentes(en español)
- 3:45 PM – “DC and the Sunshine Man with Dave Cokin on ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas
More to come soon!
October 2012 – Hall of Famer Barry Tompkins joins the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame:
|Barry Tompkins, blow-by-blow announcer for Showtime Boxing and inductee of the World Boxing Hall of Fame has joined the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame to serve on the Honorary Advisory Committee. We welcome our long-time friend and colleague Barry Tompkins as an official adviser for the NVBHOF!
Click here Barry’s bio
September 2012 – NVBHOF officially recognized as a public charity:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame was recognized as a public charity and granted tax-exempt status as a non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service.
September 2012 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announces Honorary Advisory Committee:
Three highly-esteemed individuals join the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame this month as honorary advisers. These three are to be brought on board due to their exemplary performance in the fields of both sports and business. They are as follows:
Boxing Publicist – Sternburg Communications
CEO & Founder, RadioFlag.com
August 2012 – First Board of Directors Meeting:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame held its first Board of Directors meeting this month in Henderson, Nevada. Those in attendance were Directors Wayne McCullough, Rich Marotta, Col. Bob Sheridan, Saville Kellner, Panama, Kevin Iole, Richard Steele, Marty Corwin, Joseph Marotta, and NVBHOF secretary James Wimberly. Click here to view photos from the meeting.
July 2011 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Board of Directors announced:
Following several weeks of discussions regarding who would be filling the roles of board directors, Rich Marotta and the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame are pleased to announce the individuals who have joined NVBHOF as directors. In addition to Rich himself, the list is as follows:
Rich Marotta, Founder and CEO
James Wimberly, Secretary
Saville Kellner, Treasurer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Scott Voeller, Executive Vice-President, MGM Grand Resorts International
Marty Corwin, President, MC Productions
Col. Bob Sheridan, Hall of Fame Boxing Broadcaster
Wayne McCullough, Former WBC Bantamweight Champion
Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Boxing Editor and Columnist
Richard Steele, Hall of Fame Referee
Saville Kellner, CEO Lake Industries, and Black Card Radio
Dave Cokin, Radio Talk Show Host, ESPN 1100, Las Vegas
Alvaro Puentes, Program Director ESPN Deportes, Las Vegas
Panama, Radio Talk Show Host, KBZZ, Reno
Joseph Marotta, Director of Digital Strategy, Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
June 2011 – Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame officially a Non-Profit:
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame has been legally approved and granted non-profit status by the office of the Nevada Secretary of State.