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HALL OF FAME TRAINER ANGELO DUNDEE
TO RETURN TO CANASTOTA
CANASTOTA, NY - MAY 28, 2009 - - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary trainer Angelo Dundee will attend festivities planned for the 20th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 11-14th.
“Angelo Dundee has trained some of boxing’s best fighters,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “His knowledge of the many facets of boxing is remarkable and fans always love the opportunity to visit with him.”
Dundee has guided 15 world champions including Hall of Famers Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, Sugar Ramos, Jose Napoles, Luis Rodriguez, Willie Pastrano and Canastota's Carmen Basilio. He also prepared Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe for his role in the 2005 boxing film Cinderella Man. In 1992 Dundee was elected into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
Events planned for the weekend include a banquet, night of rising stars, parade, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, cocktail party and the Official Induction Ceremony honoring the Class of 2009. In addition, other special activities will be implemented for the celebration, including a fireworks display.
New inductees to be honored are bantamweight champion Orlando Canizales, heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, junior lightweight champion Brian Mitchell, matchmaker / publicist / promoter Bob Goodman, promoter Akihiko Honda, journalist Hugh McIlvaney and broadcaster Larry Merchant. Posthumous inductees will also be honored.
An impressive lineup of boxing legends of yesterday and today are scheduled to participate in weekend festivities.
For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 20th Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095.
Hall of Fame Weekend June 11-14th