Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
Congratulates all of the 2014 inductees!
You are all true champions!
In what is surely the culmination of one of the unlikeliest reconciliations in boxing history, former Heayvweight Champion Mike Tyson will deliver the presenting speech for former Heavyweight Champ Evander Holyfield’s induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Tyson will present Holyfield and then following Holyfield’s speech, will personally hand the NVBHOF Trophy to Holyfield, a “photo-op” for the ages. The memorable moment will take place Saturday night, August 9, in the beautiful Cohiba Ballroom of The New Tropicana, Las Vegas.
Holyfield and Tyson engaged in two fierce battles at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in 1996-’97. The “Real Deal” won both, first by an 11th-Rd TKO, and the rematch by 3rd-RD disqualification in the famous ear-bite fight. Despite the ferocity of both bouts, the two’s feelings have softened toward each other in recent years, appearing in features and even a commercial together.
Tyson called the opportunity to present Holyfield a “privilege and high-honor.” Evander’s response was quick and to the point: “That is great!” NVBHOF President and Founder Rich Marotta said “This is the kind of thing we showed is possible in boxing last year at our Inaugural Induction Ceremony. Former and even current rivals coming together under the same roof to celebrate boxing. Everyone checks those rivalries at the door. Tyson presenting Holyfield is sheer magic.”
Holyfield was selected for induction in the “Non-Nevada Resident” category along with George Foreman and Roberto Duran by the 35-member voting panel of the NVBHOF. Tyson was an Inaugural Inductee last year in the “Nevada Resident” Class.
Remaining tickets for the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner are available on-line at: nvbhof.com
Tax-deductible tickets are $300 Gold Level, and $175 Silver Level. the $75 Bronze Level tickets are sold-out.
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is an IRS 501(c)3, non-profit charity organization which donates to boxing-related and
For more information, call 775-384-1903
Executive Vice-President: Michelle Corrales-Lewis 702-445-0440 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship Opportunities : Greg Bloom 720-364-5994 email@example.com
Media Credentials : Rachel Charles firstname.lastname@example.org
EVANDER HOLYFIELD CONFIRMS ATTENDANCE AT NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME DINNER
“REAL DEAL” TO TRAVEL FROM ATLANTA FOR AUGUST 9
Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield has announced he will travel to Las Vegas for his induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Holyfield will be among 18 of boxing’s finest to be feted at the Second Annual NVBHOF Induction Ceremony and Dinner. The gala takes place August 9 at the Cohiba Ballroom in the New Tropicana, Las Vegas.
Holyfield was selected in the “Non-Nevada Resident” category by the 35-member voting panel. This category honors great fighters who reside outside of Nevada but fought in the state at least 10 times or in 7 World Title bouts, distinguishing themselves at the highest levels. He will be joined in this category by onetime rival George Foreman, and iconic Roberto Duran, who also confirmed his attendance for the dinner just a few days earlier. Known appropriately as both “The Real Deal” and “Boxing’s Great Warrior”, Holyfield fought 20 times in Nevada, the vast majority of those in Las Vegas, but also in Reno and Lake Tahoe.
Reached at his home of Atlanta, Georgia, Holyfield credited much of his success and longevity to persistence and determination: “If you don’t quit, eventually you will win. Right behind excuses is success.”
Holyfield’s legendary career first gained worldwide attention at the 1984 Olympics where he was a bronze medal winner following a controversial disqualification loss to Kevin Barry. His pro career began that same year, and in only his 10th fight won the Cruiserweight title with an exciting victory over Dwight Muhammad Qawi. His Nevada debut came in 1987, a 3-round TKO over Rickey Parkey at Caesars Palace to successfully defend that title. His early foray into the heavyweight ranks included a 10-round TKO over Michael Dokes at Caesars Palace in the 1989 Fight of the Year. By 1991, he was ready to win the Heavyweight Title, which he did with a 3rd round knockout of Buster Douglas at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Later he would reclaim the title on different occasions with victories over Riddick Bowe, Mike Tyson and Michael Moorer, all in Las Vegas. The victories over Bowe in the famed “Fan-man” fight and over Tyson on two occasions, have reached iconic status in boxing history.
NVBHOF President and Founder Rich Marotta said, “Evander is a beloved figure in our sport. His battles with Bowe, Tyson and Foreman were both breathtaking and historic. The NVBHOF is proud to honor Evander as a member of the amazing Class of 2014″.
Tax deductible tickets are on-sale for the August 9 gala. To purchase, go to the website: nvbhof.com Tickets are $300 Gold VIP Level, $175 for Silver Level. Cocktails and Silent Auction begin at 6, Ceremony and dinner at 7:15
The NVBHOF is an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization which donates to boxng-related and Nevada causes. Ticket purchases, raffle tickets, auction items and donations are tax-deductible.
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ROBERTO DURAN CONFIRMS ATTENDANCE
NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME CEREMONY/DINNER AUGUST 9
LEGENDARY “HANDS OF STONE” WILL FLY FROM PANAMA
TO LAS VEGAS FOR HIS INDUCTION
One of boxing’s most iconic figures, 4-Division World champion Roberto Duran, has announced that he and family members will travel the long distance from Panama to Las Vegas for his induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Duran will be among 18 inductees feted at the gala NVBHOF Induction Ceremony and Dinner August 9 at The New Tropicana, Las Vegas. Duran was selected by the 35-member voting panel in the “Non-Nevada Resident” category which honors those who have come from outside Nevada to fight in the state at least 10 times or in 7 world title bouts, and distinguished themselves at the highest levels.
Reached in Panama, Duran said, “It’s an honor and a true privilege to be inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame with great boxing legends like Mr. Foreman and Mr. Holyfield”.
Duran embarked on his legendary 33 year career in 1968. He made his Nevada debut in devastating fashion, stopping rival Esteban De Jesus, the first man who had ever defeated him, in 12 rounds. Duran would fight 14 times in Nevada, many of them during the era of the big outdoor fights in Las Vegas. Ironically, one of his greatest Nevada fights resulted in a loss, a razor-thin decision defeat to bigger and heavily-favored Marvelous Marvin Hagler, two judges having Hagler ahead by only 1 point at the fight’s conclusion.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame President/Founder Rich Marotta said, “We are excited that Roberto will travel to join us for his induction. I have seen how boxing fans continue to idolize Manos De Piedra. If you look at Roberto’s third fight of a legendary trilogy against Sugar Ray Leonard, you will see why the Nevada Boxing HOF is a family. Roberto’s opponent Leonard was inducted into the NVBHOF last year, as was the fight’s promoter Bob Arum, and judged by still another inductee from last year Joe Cortez. It opened the Mirage Hotel of Steve Wynn, was refereed by Richard Steele and they both will enter the NVBHOF along with Duran.
Tickets are now on-sale for the August 9 Induction. Cocktails and Silent Auction begin at 6PM, with dinner and ceremony beginning at 7:15. Tax deductible tickets can be purchased on the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame website: nvbhof.com Ticket prices are $300 for Gold Level Vip seating, and $175 for Silver Level. Tickets include dinner, program and souvenir gift.
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is an IRS 501-c-3 non-profit charitable organization. Ticket purchases, donations, auction and raffle tickets are tax-deductible.
For further information: call NVBHOF office: 775-384-1903
website and ticket purchases: www.nvbhof.com
NVBHOF Vice-President and Event Coordinator: Michelle Corrales-Lewis 702-445-0440
Sponsorship opportunities, Greg Bloom, L.A. Bloom, greg@LA-Bloom.com 720-364-5994
Press Credentials, Interviews: Rachel Charles firstname.lastname@example.org 818-919-0143
Don’t miss out on this star-studded night! Some of boxing’s greatest champions will be in attendance. Get your tickets now.
NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES SECOND INDUCTION CEREMONY AND DINNER
THE NEW TROPICANA, LAS VEGAS
TO HOST NVBHOF ANNUAL GALA AUGUST 9, 2014
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, which burst on to the scene last year with a critically acclaimed Inaugural Induction Dinner and Ceremony, will induct its second class of honorees Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the beautiful Cohiba Ballroom of The New Tropicana, Las Vegas. Cocktail hour and silent auction will begin at 6PM with dinner at 7:15 PM.
A star-studded class of 18 inductees, headed by Heavyweight legends George Foreman and Evander Holyfield, along with Panamanian icon Roberto Duran will be feted at a gala dinner honoring their accomplishments.
Tickets priced from $75 to $300 will go on sale at noon Wednesday, May 14 on the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame website: http://www.nvbhof.com./
“We’re excited to be hosting this iconic induction celebration: said Armen Yemenidjian, Vice-president of casino marketing and operations. “Welcoming some of boxing’s legends and the boxing community to our all-new resort and casino is truly an honor”.
The voting panel this year was greatly expanded to 35 voters, including not only NVBHOF Board members, but past inductees and members of the boxing media in Nevada. They chose new inductees in ten categories. Two additional categories were added this year: “Adoptive Nevada Resident” for boxers who moved to Nevada following their pro careers, and “Pioneer” for boxers prior to the modern era of 1960-forward. The 18 new inductees represent some of the greatest and most significant figures in the sport’s glorious history in Nevada, including some who are already in or going into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
NVBHOF Founder and President Rich Marotta said, “We were gratified by the success of our Inaugural Induction last year, with overwhelming support by inductees, boxers and the entire boxing community. Fans showed up in huge numbers and the event was sold-out well in advance. This year, at The New Tropicana, Las Vegas we will have a beautiful venue with an even bigger capacity. We have a wonderful class of inductees and its time again to bring the Nevada boxing community together.”
Heavyweight champs George Foreman and Evander Holyfield, who once were rivals in the ring, will go into the NVBHOF together as 2014 Induction Classmates. The legendary “Manos de Piedra” Roberto Duran who thrilled fans in the “Outdoor Fight Era” of Las Vegas joins “Big George” and “Real Deal” as Non-Nevada resident boxers.
The Nevada “Resident” Inductees are the late former Heavyweight Champ Sonny Liston whose biggest Nevada bout was his 1-round knockout of former champ Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas, and former Lightweight King Cornelius Boza-Edwards who fought a variety of high-action battles in Nevada including his iconic fight with Bobby Chacon in Las Vegas
In the Adoptive Nevada Resident Category, beloved former heavyweight champ Joe Louis who lived the last several years of his life in Las Vegas was chosen. The Pioneer Boxers were Jack Dempsey and Archie Moore.
The Media Inductees will be world-famed boxing broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan, now approaching 1000 world title fights called on TV, and Kevin Iole, longtime beat writer for the Las Vegas Review Journal and now Yahoo Boxing Editor and Columnist. One of boxing’s busiest and most versatile trainers Miguel Diaz was chosen in the Non-Boxer Participant Class. In the Officials category, voters selected retired referee Richard Steele and still-active Kenny Bayless. From the World of Promotions, Top Rank Matchmaker Bruce Trampler was elected. Two longtime contributors to the Nevada Athletic Commission Chuck Minker and Luther Mack are the honorees in the “Executive” Class. In the “Special Contributors” Category, hotel executives Clifford Perlman who ushered in the era of big fights at Caesars, and Steve Wynn who opened his Mirage with the Duran-Leonard fight and followed it up with Holyfield-Douglas and many others will both be inducted.
Gold Circle VIP tickets are $300 apiece, or $3000 for a table of 10. The ticket includes dinner, preferred seating and additional amenity. The Silver Level tickets are $175 per ticket or $1750 for a table of ten. A limited number of Bronze Level $75 General Admission tickets that do not include dinner but allow access to the gala ceremony will also be available.
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charity organization committed to helping boxing-related causes. In keeping with its mission, the NVBHOF will, at the Induction Dinner, award donations to several groups. organizations, clubs and schools working hard to promote the positive aspects of boxing.
Tickets available at: http://nvbhof.com
President, Founder: Rich Marotta 775-384-1903, email: email@example.com
Vice-President and Event Coordinator: Michelle Corrales-Lewis 702-445-0440 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorships: Greg Bloom 720-364-5994 email@example.com
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame brought the boxing community together once again. About 200 people attended the NVBHOF “PARTY WITH THE LEGENDS” in the HAVANA ROOM at the NEW TROPICANA, LAS VEGAS Friday, April 11.
Many 2014 honorees who will be inducted this August at the NVBHOF Ceremony were in attendance, including boxers Evander Holyfield and Cornelius Boza-Edwards, referees Richard Steele and Kenny Bayless, Media selectees Col. Bob Sheridan and Kevin Iole, trainer Miguel Diaz and matchmaker Bruce Trampler.
A number of current and past World Champions were present such as Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Ruslan Providnikov, Roy Jones Jr., Sugar Shane Mosely, Zab Judah, Paulie Ayala, Ishe Smith, Kevin Kelly, Clarence “Bones” Adams, and female champions Ava Knight and Ana Julaton.
*Past inductees of the NVBHOF who also attended: Mike McCallum, Al Bernstein and Marc Ratner”
The Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame will hold its first event of 2014, the “Party With Boxing’s Legends” fundraiser on Friday, April 11, in the beautiful Havana Room at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. The event, designed to bring the boxing community together, starts at 8pm with tickets priced at $35 presale and $45 at the door. Light hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be served with a cash bar available.
Already confirmed to attend are 7 former World Champions including 2014 Inductee Cornelius Boza-Edwards, and 2013 Inductee Mike “The Body Snatcher” McCallum. Other champions on hand include Sugar Shane Mosley, Zab Judah, Ishe Smith, Kevin Kelley and Clarence “Bones” Adams. Two NVBHOF Inductees in the “Officials” class, referees Richard Steele and Kenny Bayless will be in attendance to speak to fans, as will Trainer Inductee Miguel Diaz. Representing the boxing broadcast galaxy will be 2013 Inductee Al Bernstein of Showtime, Harold Lederman of HBO fame, and Inductee Col. Bob Sheridan of international renown. From the world of entertainment, gifted R&B voice “Lloyd” will attend, and the party will be hosted by radio star DJ Nina 9.
NVBHOF Founder and President Rich Marotta said, “We are excited to kick off our 2014 events and especially thrilled to be hosting this event at the all-new Tropicana resort in Las Vegas. Fans will absolutely be blown away by the Havana Room – not only is it one of the most elegant and unique Las Vegas event venues, but it’s the perfect backdrop for this night of fun and fundraising. The event will be a combination ‘meet and greet’, autograph and photo session with music mixed in, and a great raffle for boxing memorabilia. With the Pacquiao-Bradley fight the next night, and the ESPN Friday show earlier that night, we are hoping boxing fans in Vegas take advantage of this unique opportunity to engage with boxing legends up close.”
Details for advance ticket purchases will be announced this week. Details for the annual August induction Ceremony/Dinner Gala will also be revealed soon.
The Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame is an IRS 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization. Ticket purchases, donations, auction and raffle tickets are tax deductible.
February 27, 2014 – Full List of 2014′s NVBHOF Inductees:
Sonny Liston • Cornelius Boza Edwards
George Foreman • Evander Holyfield • Roberto Duran
Jack Dempsey • Archie Moore
Richard Steele • Kenny Bayless
Col. Bob Sheridan • Kevin Iole
Chuck Minker • Luther Mack
Clifford Perlman • Steve Wynn
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame has announced a stellar cast of 18 honorees, 13 living, to its second annual Class Of Inductees. The selections were made by a panel of 33 voters from Nevada-based boxing media, past inductees and NVBHOF Board members. The 18 inductees come from 10 categories, two of which were new: Adoptive Residents (for boxers who moved to and resided in Nevada after their careers), and Pioneer Class (for those who prominently contributed to Nevada Boxing prior to 1960).
The 2014 Class of Inductees is dominated by former Heavyweight Champions. They are “Big” George Foreman, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield who were voted in as Non-Nevada residents, the late Sonny Liston as a Nevada-resident, Joe Louis as an Adoptive Nevada resident and Jack Dempsey in the Pioneer Class. Other boxers elected in various categories include “Hands of Stone” Roberto Duran, the always exciting Cornelius Boza-Edwards, and the “Old Mongoose” Archie Moore. They will be enshrined at a gala dinner this summer, along with Inductees from the other categories: Officials, Non-Boxer Participants, Executives, Promotions, Media, and Special Contributors…Click to read the press release
A huge special thank you to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame‘s friends over at The Fight Network, who have produced and released a video highlights reel of August 10th’s 2013 NVBHOF Induction Awards Ceremony:
All Gold Circle VIP Tables and Tickets have been COMPLETELY sold out for our August 10th Inaugural Induction Ceremony!! All that remains are our Ringside tables/seats and General Admission.
Check out our Events page to buy your tickets before they’re gone!
Our official contest is underway where we’re giving away two free Ringside table seats (includes dinner & ceremony) for the August 10th Inaugural Induction Ceremony at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino. Second prize in our giveaway is an Everlast boxing glove autographed by Oscar De La Hoya, Freddie Roach, Mike McCallum, Joe Cortez, Al Bernstein, more, with our third prize being a gift package put together by Everlast and Jagermeister USA.
We asked people to submit their dream matchups between any two of our 19 Inaugural Inductees, regardless of weight-class or category! Here are some of our favorite entries so far:
— focusnet (@focusnet) July 5, 2013
— Adrián Sandoval (@adrsan84) July 8, 2013
— David Avila (@Kaliasdaddy) July 8, 2013
— Jonah Gregory (@GregoryJonah) July 8, 2013
Contest ends July 21. Click here for details on how to enter!
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (July 2, 2013) –The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) will distribute donations to selected charities at its inaugural Induction Ceremony and Banquet, Saturday, August 10, at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
The NVBHOF, in its initial mission statement, announced a twofold purpose:
On August 10, at the Monte Carlo, it will do both…Click to read more