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ANTONIO “THE MAGIC MAN” TARVER TO BE
SPECIAL GUEST FOR 2020 HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
31st Annual Hall of Fame Weekend set for June 11-14th
CANASTOTA, NY - FEBRUARY 25, 2020 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Antonio “The Magic Man” Tarver will be a special guest for the 2020 Hall of Fame Weekend set for June 11-14 in “Boxing’s Hometown.”
“With a combination of charisma and skill, ‘The Magic Man’ brought boxing fans so many memorable moments during his championship career,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “We are so happy that he will be in Canastota to be part of the 2020 Hall of Fame Weekend activities.”
Fighting out of Tampa, FL, Tarver capped an impressive amateur career by capturing light heavyweight bronze for the USA at the 1996 Olympic Games. As a pro he won multiple light heavyweight championships (WBA/ WBC / IBF / IBO) and the IBO cruiserweight title. Tarver's pro record stands at 31-6-1 (22 KOs) and includes wins over Reggie Johnson, Eric Harding, Montell Griffin, Roy Jones Jr., Glen Johnson, Clinton Woods and Danny Green and a draw with Steve Cunningham. In 2005, he portrayed Mason Dixon in Rocky Balboa opposite Sylvester Stallone.
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.
The Class of 2020 includes boxers Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Frank Erne, Paddy Ryan, Barbara Buttrick, “The Coal Miner’s Daughter” Christy Martin and “The Dutch Destroyer” Lucia Rijker; promoters Lou DiBella, Kathy Duva and Dan Goossen; and journalists Bernard Fernandez and Thomas Hauser.
An impressive list of over 35 boxing greats from the United States and abroad, including “Irish” Micky Ward, Julian "The Hawk" Jackson, Michael “Little Hands of Stone” Carbajal and Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez, will participate in the Hall of Fame Weekend celebration.
For more information on the 2020 Hall of Fame 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.