By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr. Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV
Our team from World Liberty TV, Boxing team attended on Sunday Oct 9th 2022, to cover the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame and Hard Rock Hotel Casino and Atlantic City. Following events below took place at the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.
Friday, October 7, 2022 Who: Honorees and specially invited guests to attend Opening Bell Cocktail Reception. “Boxing and Music,” boxing legends come together to sing Karaoke, Hosted by Roxanne Shante. Kickoff the weekend7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the DAER Nightclub, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
Saturday, October 8, 2022, Fight Fan Experience & Boxing Exhibits with live music, photo ops, autographs, interactive activities, memorabilia, and exhibits 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Brighton Ballroom, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
Sunday, October 9, 2022, The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame 6th Annual Induction & Awards Ceremony 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Celebrates and Honors class of 2022.The red carpet started at 3pm. Which took place at Sound Waves Theater, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
2022 class members included: Lennox Lewis, Julio Ceěsar Chaěvez, James Toney, Frank Fletcher, Dave Tiberi, Chuck Mussachio, Kathy Collins-Globuschutz, Kathy Duva, Pat Lynch, Kevin Rooney Sr., Lynne Carter, Randy Neumann, Dr. Domenic Coletta, Tom Casino, and posthumously: James Broad, Eddie Aliano, and Harold Lederman.
Confirmed special guests included: Roberto Duran, Michael Spinks, Shannon Briggs, Paulie Malignaggi, Ray Mercer, Tim Witherspoon, Kelly Pavlik, Michael Olajide, Iran Barkley, Pinklon Thomas, Michael Nunn, Steve Cunningham, Roxanne Shante, Montell Griffin, Gerry Cooney, Randy Gordon, and Hall of Fame Promoter J Russell Peltz.
Sponsors and supporters included: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Mayor Marty Small Sr., City of Atlantic City, SparBar Inc., Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Club Boardwalk Resorts, Atlantic City Sports Commission, Expressions Graphic Designs, Patrick Killian Arts, Adams Boxing, Sampson Boxing, WBC, IBF, and Fight Night Apparel.
The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Celebration will offer boxing enthusiasts a weekend full of great programming, including a kick-off cocktail reception, meet & greets, and fight fan experience that features spectacular artwork, exhibits, and boxing memorabilia.
The Highlight of the weekend is our red-carpet formal Induction Ceremony which takes place in an award show atmosphere.
We will honor and enshrine all who helped make Atlantic City a worldwide boxing Mecca.
Guests will enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle with special guests, including entertainers, sports icons, government officials, and more. In addition, many of our previous honorees will be in attendance.
The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame mission, vision and purpose is to offer fans and visitors alike, a highly interactive Sports & Entertainment Boxing Curation Experience, We are committed to preserving the rich boxing history of Atlantic City, through live historical curation, exhibits, legendary boxing stars, and personality appearances.
We will also conduct our annual year-round events, well paired with multicultural entertainment artistry. The action, excitement, victories, and defeats”, The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame wishes to refuel the passion, and presence of the sport of gladiators in a City that needs no introduction.
The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame’s purpose is to, remember, acknowledge and honor the great local, national & international boxers as well as the boxing community at-large for their commitment to and accomplishments within the sweet science of boxing that has help create the boxing Mecca Atlantic City has become synonymous with.
Through our annual induction ceremonies; boxing greats, as well as the boxing community at-large will have their names enshrined in immortality by being inducted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.
So many great boxers are too often forgotten after they have retired from the sport. The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will ensure they are always remembered, appreciated and honored by Atlantic City and surrounding communities.
Hundreds of people in attendance, came out for the 6th Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. People from all over the USA, Latin America were in attendance, we had boxing great in attendance Roberto Duran, four-time world boxing champion, who came in from Panama, who was in attendance with his daughter. He signed memorabilia and took many pictures with boxing fans in attendance.
Judge Harold Lederman, former Boxing Judge and unofficial boxing judge for HBO Boxing, who died few years ago, a good dear friend of mine. Was honored posthumously.
Judge Lederman has been inducted to many Boxing Hall of fames, with his great judging talents throughout many years. Judge Lederman’s daughter Julie Lederman, was in attendance to pick up the award Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.
His daughter went on to say my mother is sick and not feeling too well and was not able to attend this year. She also said her father, has attended hundreds of boxing matches in many of the Casino’s in Atlantic City. Which he enjoyed boxing so much. After the fight Judge leader man would walk on the strip and many people would stop him, and talked to him about boxing and just to be close to him.
That was very true what his daughter Julie said, Harold Lederman, was truly the greatest boxing fan one can know. He attended many fights, press conferences and anything to do with boxing. Judge Lederman was always there. All the boxing shows I attended he was mostly there.
The only time you did not see him was when he was traveling with HBO Boxing. He was a walking encyclopedia; he could tell you anything you wanted to know about boxing. I personally enjoyed Judge Lederman’s company.
We even attended friend’s Jewish weddings where we sat together at the same table and you guessed it right, we would get right into the boxing conversation. He truly is missed may he rest in peace.
Once Judge Lederman got inducted into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. I knew the organizers made the right choice by inducting Judge Lederman posthumously., and I would not miss that for the world. Rest in Peace dear friend.
It was truly a great experience for me and my team attending the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, I want to thank, Ray McCline, President and founder of the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, Angela Crockett, Director of Communications, Robb Scott, Social media wizard, and Whitney Ullman, who was instrumental in helping us to set up many interviews with boxing dignitaries.
See more about Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, ceremony in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channels and blogs by clicking here. See exclusive interview with James “Lights Out” Toney, boxing great by clicking here.
Also see exclusive interview with Vinny Paz, former Five Time world boxing Champion, this interview is very sensitive in a way, because I spoke to vinny about his life threatening injurie and how he overcame it, he was very gracious telling me in detail how he recovered and went onto to win three more world boxing championships. This is a must see interview. See Vinny Paz interview by clicking here.