Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rosie Perez and Al Bernstein to Host 3rd Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Gala




ACTRESS ROSIE PEREZ,
PROMINENT BROADCASTER AL BERNSTEIN
CHOSEN TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL
 NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME GALA

Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace

Floyd Mayweather, Lennox Lewis, Marvelous Marvin Hagler,
Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Roger Mayweather,
 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Sugar Ray Leonard
Confirmed To Attend Star-Studded Event!

Remaining Gala Tickets Available


            LAS VEGAS, NV (July 29, 2015) -- Rich Marotta, the president and chief executive officer of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday that Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez and International Boxing Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction dinner on Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace.

            Remaining Tickets for the August 8 induction ceremony are $300, $175 and $75 and are fully tax deductible as the NVBHOF is an IRS 501 (c)3 charity. They can be purchased online at the Hall's website, nvbhof.com.

            Perez, who is returning for her second year as the event’s MC, is a diehard boxing fan. She served as a co-host for the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, “The View,” and she starred in several popular films. She earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her role in “Fearless.”

            She also starred in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” and Andrew Bergman’s “It Could Happen to You.” She made her directorial debut with the documentary film, “Yo Soy Boricua Pa’que Tu Lo Sepas!” It was a featured film at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

            Perez made a return to Broadway this past year as she starred in Larry David’s “Fish in the Dark.” 

            The past year proved very busy for Rosie Perez as she returned to Broadway for the highly-successful Fish in the Dark with Larry David and was also co-hosting ABC’s Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, The View.

            Throughout her career, Perez has been a vocal activist for a number of causes and serves as the Artistic Board Chair for Urban Arts Partnership. Rosie details her childhood upbringing and career in her book, “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair).”

            A Las Vegas resident, the popular Bernstein was a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s star-studded inaugural induction class in 2013.

            Bernstein is a familiar face for boxing fans, first as the analyst for ESPN’s boxing series and currently as the analyst for Showtime Championship Boxing.

            A former journalist who has a rich history in radio, Bernstein has appeared in many movies and on television. His movie credits include, “Rocky V,” “Streets of Gold,” and “Play It to the Bone.” He has made two guest appearances on the HBO series “Arli$$,” and appeared in the Showtime movie “Paradise” and the HBO movie “Glory Days.” 

            In 1980, Bernstein wrote his first book, called “Boxing for Beginners,” an instructional/historical book on boxing. His most recent book is “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths about Boxing, Sports and TV,” a lighthearted, but enlightening look back at his 30 years in broadcasting

            Bernstein has now moved onto the Internet and hosts an online show, “Al Bernstein’s Boxing Hangouts,” which fans can see by going to www.youtube.com/AlsBoxingHangouts. It gives him a chance to talk boxing and provide programming for boxing fans around the globe.

            Marotta also announced that Crystina Poncher, an analyst for Top Rank Boxing and Turner Sports, will serve as a roving reporter for the evening. She’ll interview inductees, members of their families and whatever other celebrities she may find.

            In addition to her boxing duties, Poncher serves as a host, reporter and correspondent for the NFL Network and NFL.com. She previously worked for Fox Sports.com, Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket.

            Among the honorees for the 2015 event who have confirmed they will attend in person are former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis; ex-middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler; former middleweight, super welterweight and welterweight champion Felix “Tito” Trinidad, former linear featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera, ex-light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and former super lightweight champ Roger Mayweather.

            Boxing’s pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather, will be honored as the Nevada Fighter of the Year, and will be presented the award by legendary Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard.
  
            The Hall was founded in 2013 by Marotta, a noted boxing broadcaster. Its chief operating officer is Michelle Corrales-Lewis, whose late husband, Diego Corrales, was an inaugural inductee into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

            For more information, phone 702-3-NVBHOF, or 702-368-2463.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lennox Lewis Will Attend NVBHOF to be Inducted




HEAVYWEIGHT KING
LENNOX LEWIS
TO ATTEND INDUCTION CEREMONY
AT NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME!

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad,
Marco Antonio Barrera, Roger Mayweather and  
 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad To Join Lewis
at Star-Studded Event!

Saturday, August 8 at Caesars Palace

Remaining Gala Tickets Available
via WWW.NVBHOF.Com   

            LAS VEGAS, NV. (July 22, 2015) -- Superstar heavyweight LENNOX LEWIS, who won an Olympic gold medal with a victory over Riddick Bowe and scored professional victories over boxing legends such as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko, confirmed Wednesday that he will return to Las Vegas to attend the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame's third annual induction gala at Caesars Palace on Saturday, August 8.

            Lewis is the latest in a gaggle of stars who have announced they’ll attend the popular gala induction ceremony which is just 17 days away.  In addition to Lewis the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame has confirmed that Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Roger Mayweather will also attend the high-profile event as the newest members of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

            Remaining Tickets for the August 8 induction ceremony, priced at $300, $175 and $75, are fully tax deductible as the NVBHOF is an IRS 501 (c)3 charity.  They can be purchased online at the Hall's website, nvbhof.com.  Donations are also accepted at http://nvbhof.com.

            Lewis, who was 41-2-1 with 32 knockouts and had a win over every man he ever faced in the ring, is one of the headliners of the NVBHOF's 2015 class of inductees, chosen in the non-Nevada boxer category.

            Lewis avenged the only two losses of his career, stopping both Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman after losing to them earlier.

            Lewis was a classic boxer with a powerful punch.  He’s probably best known for his 2002 win over Tyson, in which he won every round before stopping him in the eighth round.

            He held all, or a version of, the heavyweight title from 1993 until 1994 and then again from 1997 through the end of his career in 2003.

            Lewis had great success in Nevada and avenged both of his losses in Las Vegas. He was 8-0 in his Nevada career and won fights at both Caesars Palace and Caesars Tahoe.

            In the latter part of his fighting career, Lewis joined HBO Sports as an expert analyst and was a familiar figure at ringside for many of the biggest bouts of the late 20th and early 21st century in Las Vegas.
   
            The Hall was founded by noted boxing broadcaster Rich Marotta. Its chief operating officer is Michelle Corrales-Lewis, whose late husband, Diego Corrales, was an inaugural inductee into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

            For more information, phone 702-3-NVBHOF, or 702-368-2463.

Sugar Ray Leonard to Attend Nevada HOF Ceremony



LEGENDARY FIVE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
SUGAR RAY LEONARD
CONFIRMS ATTENDANCE AT THIRD ANNUAL
NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

Floyd Mayweather, Lennox Lewis, Marvelous Marvin Hagler,
Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Roger Mayweather and 
 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad To Personally Accept Honors
at Star-Studded Event!

Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace


Remaining Gala Tickets Available


            LAS VEGAS, NV. (July 28, 2015) -- Rich Marotta, the president and CEO of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday that legendary champion Sugar Ray Leonard has confirmed his attendance at the third annual induction gala on Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace.

            Leonard, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist, was a member of the inaugural class of NVBHOF inductees in 2013 and last year presented his one-time rival Roberto Duran for his induction.

            He scored the biggest wins of his career at Caesars Palace, defeating both Thomas Hearns and Marvelous Marvin Hagler at Las Vegas’ “Home of Champions.”

            Marotta said that Leonard will present the Hall’s annual Fighter of the Year award to pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

            “I’m very excited to announce that Ray will join us for the third consecutive year and that he’s agreed to present Floyd with his Fighter of the Year honor,” Marotta said.
“Ray has long been one of the sport’s most popular figures and I know fans are going to be excited to see him again.”

            Leonard, whose legendary career included world championships at welterweight, super welterweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight, is currently serving as the boxing analyst for NBC’s broadcasts of the Premier Boxing Champions series.

            Most of boxing’s greatest stars have played at Caesars, and a number of the biggest have confirmed they will attend the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction gala dinner on August 8.

            In addition to Leonard and Mayweather, other superstars who are committed to attend are 2015 inductees Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Lennox Lewis, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Roger Mayweather.

            Remaining Tickets for the August 8 induction ceremony are $300, $175 and $75 and are fully tax deductible, as the NVBHOF is an IRS 501 (c)3 charity. They can be purchased online at the Hall's website, nvbhof.com.

            The Hall was founded in 2013 by Marotta, a noted boxing broadcaster. Its chief operating officer is Michelle Corrales-Lewis, whose late husband, Diego Corrales, was an inaugural inductee into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

            For more information, phone 702-3-NVBHOF, or 702-368-2463

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Floyd Mayweather Named Nevada Fighter of the Year



HAT TRICK!!!
NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME
ONCE AGAIN SELECTS SUPERSTAR
FLOYD MAYWEATHER
AS NEVADA FIGHTER OF THE YEAR!

Lennox Lewis, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad,
Marco Antonio Barrera, Roger Mayweather and 
 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad To Join Mayweather
at Star-Studded Event!

Saturday, August 8 at Caesars Palace

Remaining Gala Tickets Available

  
            LAS VEGAS, NV (July 23, 2015) -- Unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. made it three in a row when he was chosen as the Nevada Fighter of the Year once again by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.  Mayweather also won the award in 2013 and 2014. The annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala will be held Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace. This year’s event will have special meaning to Mayweather, whose uncle, Roger, is being inducted into the Hall for his brilliant boxing career.

            A number of the greatest stars in boxing history will attend the popular induction ceremony on Aug. 8 at Caesars Palace.  Among the big names who have confirmed they will be in attendance are Lennox Lewis, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Roger Mayweather.

            The boxer known as “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, is also among the inductees.

            Remaining Tickets for the August 8 induction ceremony are $300, $175 and $75 and are fully tax deductible as the NVBHOF is an IRS 501 (c)3 charity. They can be purchased online at the Hall's website, nvbhof.com. Donations are also accepted at http://nvbhof.com.

            The Nevada Fighter of the Year announcement was made by NVBHOF Founder and CEO Rich Marotta, who recognized Mayweather for wins over Manny Pacquiao and Marcos Maidana. Mayweather scored a convincing win over Maidana in a Sept. 13, 2014, rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He followed that with a brilliant performance in a wide win over Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, in a bout that set all sorts of financial records.

            “I appreciate the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame for selecting me as Fighter of the Year once again,” Floyd Mayweather said. “My uncle Roger is also being inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. He was a great fighter and is a fantastic trainer who doesn't always receive the credit he deserves. It's nice for him to be recognized by the NVBHOF for his role in boxing for so many years."

            Mayweather’s bout with Pacquiao was billed as “The Fight of the Century,” and smashed all financial records. Mayweather earned more than $200 million in purse money after setting a record by selling 4.4 million pay-per-views.

            It also smashed the record for the largest paid gate, at $72.2 million. Mayweather’s 2013 bout in Las Vegas was the previous mark, at $20 million.
Mayweather, who has been involved in the three top-selling pay-per-view in boxing history, has the three largest gates in Nevada history as well as five of the top six.

            He is 48-0 and heading into the final bout of his career on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas.

            Marotta also announced that the NVBHOF will honor Layla McCarter as its women’s Fighter of the Year and Jarred Santos of the University of Nevada, Reno, as its amateur Fighter of the Year.

            It will present its President’s Award to Mike Martino and its Humanitarian Award to Yank Barry.
             
            The Hall was founded by Marotta, a noted boxing broadcaster. Its chief operating officer is Michelle Corrales-Lewis, whose late husband, Diego Corrales, was an inaugural inductee into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

            For more information, phone 702-3-NVBHOF, or 702-368-2463.

            The deadline for applying for media credentials is July 24.  The credential application may be accessed via this link:  http://eepurl.com/bpmF_b