Friday, May 16, 2014
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.
You can “like” NVBHOF on Facebook (facebook.com/nvbhof), and follow it on Twitter (@nvbhof). For more information on the Hall of Fame, phone 775-384-1903 or visit its website http://nvbhof.com
Tickets available at: http://nvbhof.com
Monday, May 12, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
SHOWTIME® FREE PREVIEW WEEKEND AVAILABLE TO
74 MILLION HOMES STARTING FRIDAY, MAY 9
Viewers Nationwide Can Access The Season Premiere Of The SHOWTIME Original Series PENNY DREADFUL, New Episodes Of
NURSE JACKIE And CALIFORNICATION, The SHOWTIME Premiere Of Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana, And Can Sample Hit Series
Including HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN And MASTERS OF SEX
NEW YORK, NY (May 5, 2014) – SHOWTIME will be available to 74 million households during a Free Preview Weekend this Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11. Viewers nationwide will be able to sample the network's award-winning programming on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME On Demand®, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and on a number of participating distributors' TV Everywhere portals. The Free Preview weekend will include the series premiere of the new drama series PENNY DREADFUL, as well as new episodes of the critically-acclaimed hit series NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION, the premium television premiere of Scary Movie 5, and the premiere of Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, the thrilling 12-round welterweight world championship unification bout from Saturday, May 3. During the Preview, SHOWTIME will also debut the second episode of PENNY DREADFUL on SHOWTIME ANYTIME immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Free Preview Weekend viewers will have access to current and past episodes of critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME original series including HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, CALIFORNICATION, NURSE JACKIE, HOUSE OF LIES, EPISODES, WEEDS and DEXTER®, all available on SHOWTIME On Demand and SHOWTIME ANYTIME. The network will also air a variety of feature films including Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sinister, Alex Cross, Step Up Revolution and Lincoln. Documentary programming will include the first four episodes of Years of Living Dangerously, Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, MAD DOG: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi, Broadway Idiot: Green Day on Broadway, Springsteen & I, Made in America, LT: The Life & Times, Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge To Russia and History of the Eagles, among many others.
Saturday's line-up on SHOWTIME will be anchored by the television premiere of Scary Movie 5, and the premiere of Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, the main event from last Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV® presentation of “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana.” This telecast includes the co-featured welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Luis Collazo from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In addition, ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana will premiere “Epilogue” at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT following the special SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast of the two pay-per-view bouts.
Then, on Sunday, May 11 from 9 to 11 p.m. ET/PT, viewers nationwide will sample new episodes of the network's hit comedy series NURSE JACKIE (9 p.m. ET/PT) and CALIFORNICATION (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the highly-anticipated season premiere of the new drama series PENNY DREADFUL (10 p.m. ET/PT).