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      CANASTOTA, NY - JANUARY 15, 2013 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame will host the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Canastota, New York on June 6- 9th. With many exciting events planned, there will be something for everyone in “Boxing’s Hometown.”

With just under five months before the bell rings to kick off Hall of Fame Weekend festivities, the Hall’s staff and team of volunteers in Canastota are already busy planning details for the celebration. According to Hall officials, nearly 300 volunteers and many community organizations will contribute their time and effort to make the annual Induction Weekend a success.

“The Hall of Fame Weekend is an opportunity for everyone who loves boxing to celebrate the spirit of the sport in 'Boxing's Hometown,'” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy.  “Canastota looks forward to again hosting boxing's highlight weekend of the year.”

Events planned for the weekend include a banquet, a night of welterweight warriors, parade, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, cocktail party and the Official Induction Ceremony honoring the Class of 2013. Inductees include two-division champion Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (posthumous), five-time world champion Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill and two-time light flyweight champion Myung-Woo Yuh in the Modern category; “Let’s Get It On” referee Mills Lane, ring announcer Jimmy Lennon, Jr.and journalist Colin Hart.  Posthumous inductees in the Old-Timer, Pioneer, Non-Participant and Observer categories will also be honored.

Tickets for all events are moving quickly and capacity crowds are again anticipated for June.

“Boxing fans from throughout the United States and Canada and as far away as Mexico and England have already reserved tickets and made hotel accommodations for the weekend,” said Brophy.

An impressive list of over 40 boxing greats from the United States and abroad will participate in weekend festivities.

For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 24th Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095 or visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InternationalBoxingHallofFame and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BoxingHall.

HOF volunteers putting all the right combinations together for another
knockout celebration in “Boxing’s Hometown”
Fans line the streets for the popular Parade of Champions that takes place prior to the Official Induction Ceremony during the annual HOF Weekend