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HALL OF FAMER ERIK “EL TERRIBLE” MORALES
TO BE IN CANASTOTA FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
2019 Hall of Fame Weekend set for June 6-9th
CANASTOTA, NY - MARCH 26, 2019 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today four-division world champion and 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Erik “El Terrible” Morales will be in Canastota for the Hall of Fame’s 30th Anniversary celebration during the 2019 Hall of Fame Weekend, June 6-9th. “It is a great honor for me to be part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Hall of Fame, said Morales. “It is always a pleasure to come back to Canastota.” Born on September 1, 1976 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Morales turned pro in 1993 won world titles in four weight divisions during his legendary career (WBC/WBO super bantamweight, WBC featherweight, WBC/IBF super featherweight and WBC light welterweight). Morales holds wins over Junior Jones, Wayne McCullough, Guty Espadas Jr., Paulie Ayala, Jesus Chavez, Carlos Hernandez, Manny Pacquiao and Hall of Famer Daniel Zaragoza. He engaged in an epic trilogy with Hall of Famer Marco Antonio Barrera (1-2). Morales retired in 2012 with a pro ledger of 52-9 (36 KOs) and was elected into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2018. “Erik Morales was a warrior inside the ring who provided fight fans with so many thrilling moments during his remarkable career,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “The Hall of Fame is thrilled to welcome ‘El Terrible’ back to Canastota to help celebrate the 30th anniversary.” Many events in “Boxing’s Hometown” of Canastota throughout the four-day celebration are planned, including a 5K Race / Fun Run, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, VIP Cocktail Reception, Parade of Champions and the Official Induction Ceremony on the Hall of Fame Museum Grounds. The Hall of Fame Weekend evening events include Friday night’s Fight Night at Turning Stone and Saturday’s Banquet of Champions. Both events will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino. An impressive list of over 35 boxing greats from the United States and abroad, including five-time world champion Vinny Paz, junior welterweight star “Irish” Micky Ward, 1970s heavyweight star Earnie Shavers, two-division champion Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton, bantamweight champion Paulie Ayala, welterweight champion John H. Stracey, referee Kenny Bayless and Hall of Famers Carlos Ortiz, Michael Carbajal and Marco Antonio Barrera, are scheduled to participate in the 30th Anniversary celebration. For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 30th Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095, like the Hall on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO
OFFICIAL RESORT CASINO OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
In 2017, Turning Stone Resort Casino and the International Boxing Hall of Fame announced a five-year multifaceted partnership to spotlight the entire region, garnering national attention and boosting tourism in
Central New York. The program includes a series of nationally-televised boxing events at Turning Stone, culminating every year in June with an elaborate and bigger-than-ever International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend with several exciting events in Madison County and Oneida County throughout the four-day celebration.