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ACBHOF in the Press

For an Event This Exciting, You’re Gonna Hear About It

Atlantic City is a boxing Mecca. The stories, personalities, victories and defeats all combine to form an event that is impossible to look away from.

We at the ACBHOF are lucky enough that the press is as excited about the event as we are. Below is a collection of some of our favorite appearances in the news.

Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Reveres Past, Looks to Future

Written by Bernard Fernandez
December 2, 2016
View the article on The Sweet Science

The Roman Empire isn’t going to rise again, a fact of life that apparently extends to boxing at Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and sadly, for East Coast aficionados of pugilistic arts, Atlantic City. But notable periods in history can and should be commemorated,
and especially if past can hint at prologue…  (see more).

Late Arturo Gatti Among Atlantic City Hall of Fame Inductees

Written by Mitch Abramson
November 29, 2016
View the article on Ring TV

Atlantic City, once a hotbed of boxing, has fallen victim to casino closures and the exodus of big-time fights to Las Vegas and California. But there was a time when Atlantic City was a lure for blue-chip fighters, such as the late Arturo Gatti and Mike Tyson.

As a reminder of that legacy, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame announced on Monday the first 24 members of its inaugural class of 2017. The induction weekend will roll out at The Claridge Hotel from May 26-28 with the ceremony on May 28…  (see more)

Leavander Johnson, Arturo Gatti, Mike Tyson among members of new A.C. Boxing Hall of Fame

Written by David Weinberg
November 28, 2016
View the article on The Press of Atlantic City

Former lightweight champion Leavander Johnson and his father/trainer, Bill Johnson, both Atlantic City natives, are members of the inaugural class of the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

Created last year, the organization will honor 24 fighters, trainers, promoters and officials at the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend May 26-28 at The Claridge — A Radisson Hotel in Atlantic City. The induction banquet will be held May 28…  (see more)

Atlantic City Hall of Fame Announces Inductees

Written by Raymundo Dioses
International Boxing Federation
View the article on IBFUSA

Last week the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame announced their 2017 inductees.

Of the eight fighters selected this year, six either held a version of the International Boxing Federation title or fought for one in what will be an induction year strewn with IBF affiliations.

The most notable International Boxing Federation title holder to be inducted into the ACBHOF, set to take place at the The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey in late May 2017, is Mike Tyson…  (see more)

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame on Monday Announced the 24-Person Class

Written by Dan Rafael
ESPN
View the article on ESPN

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame on Monday announced the 24-person class for its inaugural induction weekend May 26 to May 28 at The Claridge hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, once one of the busiest boxing cities in the United States. The fighters being inducted are Mike Tyson, Arturo Gatti, Leavander Johnson, Mike Rossman, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Michael Spinks and Larry Holmes…  (see more)

Huddlin’ With the Pros

HWTP Sports Talk Radio
December 14, 2016
View the article on Blog Talk Radio

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) announced the first 24 members into its class of 2017. This epic event will take place at The Claridge, a Radisson Hotel located at Park Place & Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Memorial Day Weekend; May 26, 27 and 28, 2017…  (see more)

Michael Spinks to Be Inaugurated into AC Boxing Hall of Fame

International Boxing Federation
View the article on IBFUSA

When Michael Spinks got notice that he was going to be inducted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, the former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion of the world was stunned and in disbelief.

Spinks, highly regarded as perhaps the best light heavyweight ever, was genuinely honored and taken aback that he was even chosen to be elected in the inaugural class of 2017.

“It’s kind of unbelievable. I feel good about it. I love Atlantic City,” said Spinks, who fought a total of 13 professional bouts in the city by the sea…  (see more)

ACBHOF in the Press

For an Event This Exciting, You’re Gonna Hear About It

Atlantic City is a boxing Mecca. The stories, personalities, victories and defeats all combine to form an event that is impossible to look away from.

We at the ACBHOF are lucky enough that the press is as excited about the event as we are. Below is a collection of some of our favorite appearances in the news.

Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Reveres Past, Looks to Future

Written by Bernard Fernandez
December 2, 2016
View the article on The Sweet Science

The Roman Empire isn’t going to rise again, a fact of life that apparently extends to boxing at Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and sadly, for East Coast aficionados of pugilistic arts, Atlantic City. But notable periods in history can and should be commemorated,
and especially if past can hint at prologue…  (see more).

Late Arturo Gatti Among Atlantic City Hall of Fame Inductees

Written by Mitch Abramson
November 29, 2016
View the article on Ring TV

Atlantic City, once a hotbed of boxing, has fallen victim to casino closures and the exodus of big-time fights to Las Vegas and California. But there was a time when Atlantic City was a lure for blue-chip fighters, such as the late Arturo Gatti and Mike Tyson.

As a reminder of that legacy, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame announced on Monday the first 24 members of its inaugural class of 2017. The induction weekend will roll out at The Claridge Hotel from May 26-28 with the ceremony on May 28…  (see more)

Leavander Johnson, Arturo Gatti, Mike Tyson among members of new A.C. Boxing Hall of Fame

Written by David Weinberg
November 28, 2016
View the article on The Press of Atlantic City

Former lightweight champion Leavander Johnson and his father/trainer, Bill Johnson, both Atlantic City natives, are members of the inaugural class of the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

Created last year, the organization will honor 24 fighters, trainers, promoters and officials at the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend May 26-28 at The Claridge — A Radisson Hotel in Atlantic City. The induction banquet will be held May 28…  (see more)

Atlantic City Hall of Fame Announces Inductees

Written by Raymundo Dioses
International Boxing Federation
View the article on IBFUSA

Last week the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame announced their 2017 inductees.

Of the eight fighters selected this year, six either held a version of the International Boxing Federation title or fought for one in what will be an induction year strewn with IBF affiliations.

The most notable International Boxing Federation title holder to be inducted into the ACBHOF, set to take place at the The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey in late May 2017, is Mike Tyson…  (see more)

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame on Monday Announced the 24-Person Class

Written by Dan Rafael
ESPN
View the article on ESPN

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame on Monday announced the 24-person class for its inaugural induction weekend May 26 to May 28 at The Claridge hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, once one of the busiest boxing cities in the United States. The fighters being inducted are Mike Tyson, Arturo Gatti, Leavander Johnson, Mike Rossman, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Michael Spinks and Larry Holmes…  (see more)

Huddlin’ With the Pros

HWTP Sports Talk Radio
December 14, 2016
View the article on Blog Talk Radio

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) announced the first 24 members into its class of 2017. This epic event will take place at The Claridge, a Radisson Hotel located at Park Place & Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Memorial Day Weekend; May 26, 27 and 28, 2017…  (see more)

Michael Spinks to Be Inaugurated into AC Boxing Hall of Fame

International Boxing Federation
View the article on IBFUSA

When Michael Spinks got notice that he was going to be inducted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, the former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion of the world was stunned and in disbelief.

Spinks, highly regarded as perhaps the best light heavyweight ever, was genuinely honored and taken aback that he was even chosen to be elected in the inaugural class of 2017.

“It’s kind of unbelievable. I feel good about it. I love Atlantic City,” said Spinks, who fought a total of 13 professional bouts in the city by the sea…  (see more)