The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Elects 25 New Members
May 29 2018 1:33 AM

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Elects 25 New Members – The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame celebrates its second Induction Weekend June 1-3 with The Claridge serving at the host property. TSS mainstay Bernard Fernandez and 4x heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield are among the 25 inductees in six categories entering the Hall in the Class of 2018.

During Induction Weekend, three live boxing events will be staged across three different venues at the famed seaside resort. A Friday show at The Claridge features Derrick Webster (25-1) opposing Oscar Riojas (16-9-1) in a 10-round contest in the super middleweight division. That same night at the Showboat, welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (19-0) opposes veteran Mike Arnaoutis (26-10-2). A hot prospect from Philadelphia, the 20-year-old Ennis has won his last eight by stoppage. Saturday’s card, presented by Holyfield’s Real Deal Promotions, will be staged at historic Boardwalk Hall. The main event pits Toka Kahn Clary (24-1) against Emmanuel Rodriguez (22-6-2) in a 10-round featherweight match.

The inaugural Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in 2017 was judged a great success. More than 500 people attended one or more of the events. The organizers anticipate an even larger turnout this year.

Hall of Fame Induction Weekend kicks off Friday at 5 PM with the VIP Opening Belt Meet and Greet in the Art Gallery on the lower level of The Claridge and runs through Sunday evening, June 3, when the honorees are feted in the hotel’s Celebrity Theater. For ticket information, contact the Hall of Fame at

Here’s the full list of 2018 inductees:



Bobby Czyz
Bruce Seldon
Evander Holyfield
Hector Camacho Sr.
Jeff Chandler
Vinny Paz
Ray Mercer
Richie Kates


Carmen Graziano
George Benton
Ralph Citro


Promoters, Managers, Advisers, Matchmakers, and Ring Announcers
Bob Arum
Dan Duva
Diane Fischer-Cristiano
Ed Derian


Commission , Judges, Doctors, and Referees
Jean Williams
Joe Pasquale
Jersey Joe Walcott


Writers, Historians, Photographers, Artists, and Digital Technology
Bernard Fernandez
David Weinberg
Ray Bailey


Executives, TV Networks, Government Officials, Boxing Organizations
José Sulaimán
Marian Muhammad
Mark Etess
President Donald Trump


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