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Inaugural USA Boxing Alumni Association Hall of Fame Reception

Oct. 31, 2017, 1:47 p.m. (ET)

As part of a large effort to unite the amateur boxing community, USA Boxing Alumni Association will have its inaugural Hall of Fame reception on December 8, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown in Salt Lake City, UT.  The reception is open to all registered members of the Alumni Association who wish to attend. You may register for the Alumni Asssociation here.  Attendance for the event is included in the $40 membership registration cost.  This reception will honor and celebrate the four inaugural members of the Alumni Association Hall of Fame:

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Roosevelt Sanders
  • Tom Coulter

World renowned CBS / Showtime announcer Al Bernstein will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event.  All attendees will have access to appetizers and a cash bar.  Many esteemed members of the USA Boxing alumni community are planning to attend, including:

  • BJ Flores: National Golden Gloves light heavyweight champion and NBC announcer
  • Micky Ward: 3-time New England Golden Gloves champion and inspiration for the film The Fighter
  • Raul Marquez: National amateur champion, Jr. Olympics champion, and 1992 Olympian
  • Jesse Valdez: 1972 Olympic bronze medalist
  • Michael Carbajal: National Golden Gloves champion and 1988 Olympic silver medalist
  • Virgil Hill: National Golden Gloves champion and 1984 Olympic silver medalist
  • Steve Smoger: IBF Hall of Fame referee, having officiated in more states and countries than any boxing referee in history
  • Eddie Weichers: Former boxing coach at Air Force Academy
  • Larry Fullmer: Tournament Director for Rocky Mountain Golden Gloves franchise

This event, as well as membership in the USA Boxing Alumni Association, is open to all current and former amateur boxing athletes, coaches, officials, and fans.  Attendees are welcome to attend the USA Boxing National Championship tournament, held December 5-9 at the Salt Palace.