Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Inaugural Ceremony, Claridge Hotel, May 28, 2017
On May 28, 2017, I had the honor and pleasure of attending the Inaugural Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony at the Claridge Hotel. The star-studded Charter Class members included: Don King, Michael Spinks, Larry Hazzard, Steve Smoger, Mike Rossman, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Frank Gelb, Don Elbaum, J Russell Peltz, Dave Bontempo, Ken Condon, Robert Lee, Sr., Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson. Posthumous Inductees: Arturo Gatti (received by Sofia Bella Gatti); Leavander Johnson (received by his Son); Mathew Saad Muhammad (received by Mustafa Ameen); Lou Duva (received by Dino Duva); Jack Obermayer (received by his daughter Ellen Kaplan); Bert Sugar; Dennis Gomes (received by his daughter Danielle Gomes and Mrs. Gomes); Mike Hall, Sr. (received by his son Mike Hall, Jr.) and Dr. Frank Doggett (received by his daughter Yvonne “Missy” Doggett). The master of ceremonies for the ceremony was President of NJ Boxing Hall of Fame, Henry Hascup.
Special thanks to Tina Davido of Tina Davido Productions for inviting me to be a part of this historic event! It was truly a day that will never be forgotten.