Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Cohiba Ballroom. The New Tropicana. 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Las Vegas, NV (Clark)
Description: The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, will induct its second class of honorees Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the beautiful Cohiba Ballroom of The New Tropicana in 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. 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. Here is a great video announcing all of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuQB6TpO–A&feature=youtu.be. For additional information or to purchase tickets please visit www.nvbhof.com or call 775-384-1903.
2nd Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner