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MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER TO ATTEND
2017 BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS



      CANASTOTA, NY - MARCH 21, 2017 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today middleweight champion and 1993 Hall of Fame Inductee Marvelous Marvin Hagler will attend the 2017 Banquet of Champions on Saturday, June 10th as part of festivities planned for the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 8-11th  in Canastota.



























The banquet, which will be held at the OnCenter in Syracuse, NY, is a one-of-a-kind event with over 35 boxing celebrities under one roof. The event consists of cocktails, dinner, celebrity comments, video highlights, a commemorative program and much more. Tickets are priced at $135 and corporate tables of 10 are available at $1350.

“Marvelous Marvin Hagler is a legend and a fan favorite,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “It’s very exciting to have him return for the Banquet of Champions and to participate in the 2017 Hall of Fame Weekend events.”

Fighting out of Brockton, MA under the guidance of Goody and Pat Petronelli, Hagler turned pro in 1973. He won the world middleweight title with a 3rd round TKO over Alan Minter on September 27, 1980 and over the next seven years successfully defended the crown 12 times with wins over Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, John Mugabi and Mustafa Hamsho among others. Hagler retired in 1987 with a record of 62-3-2 (52 KOs). Now based in Italy, Hagler was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1993.

In addition to the banquet, the June 8-11th Hall of Fame Weekend will feature many exciting events including a Friday Night Fiesta, golf tournament, parade, boxing autograph card show, cocktail party and the official Induction Ceremony honoring the Class of 2017.







The Class of 2017 includes Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, Marco Antonio Barrera, Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia, Eddie Booker, trainer Johnny Lewis, ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Sr., judge Jerry Roth, journalist / broadcaster Steve Farhood and broadcaster Barry Tompkins.

An impressive list of over 35 boxing greats from the United States and abroad are scheduled to participate in weekend festivities.

For more information on the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095 or visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InternationalBoxingHallofFame and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BoxingHall.
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Banquet of Champions scheduled for Saturday, June 10th
Middleweight legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler
will attend 2017 Banquet of Champions