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LEGENDARY HALL OF FAMER JAKE LAMOTTA TO RETURN
TO CANASTOTA FOR 2017 HALL OF FAME WEEKEND



      CANASTOTA, NY - FEBRUARY 8, 2017 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today legendary middleweight champion “The Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta will be among returning Hall of Famers attending festivities planned for the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 8-11th.























“Jake LaMotta is a living legend and one of the most popular champions in the history of boxing,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “We are thrilled to welcome him back to ‘Boxing’s Hometown’ for weekend festivities.”

Boxing out of the Bronx, NY, LaMotta was middleweight champion of the world from 1949 to 1951. “The Raging Bull” holds wins over Bert Lytell, Tommy Bell and Hall of Famers Holman Williams, Fritzie Zivic, Marcel Cerdan and Sugar Ray Robinson, whom he met in six legendary bouts. His pro record stands at 83-19-4 (30 KOs). LaMotta's life story was made into the motion picture Raging Bull starring Robert DeNiro. LaMotta was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.

Events planned for the weekend include a Friday Night Fiesta, banquet, parade, golf tournament, 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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Hall of Fame Weekend set for June 8-11th
"The Raging Bull" Jake LaMotta