CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 22, 2011 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Hall of Fame trainers Angelo Dundee and Lou Duva will attend festivities planned for the 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 9-12th.
“Angelo Dundee and Lou Duva are two legendary figures in boxing history,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “They have trained some of boxing’s top fighters and their knowledge of the many facets of the sport is remarkable. Fans will love the opportunity to visit with them.”
Dundee has guided 15 world champions including Hall of Famers Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, Sugar Ramos, Jose Napoles, Luis Rodriguez, Willie Pastrano and Canastota’s Carmen Basilio. In 2005 he prepared Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe for his role as Jim Braddock in Cinderella Man. In 1992 Dundee was elected into the Hall of Fame.
Duva is one of boxing’s top managers and trainers. He has worked with such world champions as Mark Breland, Evander Holyfield, Bobby Czyz, Livingstone Bramble, Meldrick Taylor, Michael Moorer, Arturo Gatti and Hall of Famer Pernell Whitaker. He is now the president of the promotional company Duva Boxing. In 1998 Duva was elected into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
Events planned for the weekend include a banquet, Mexican Fiesta Night, parade, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, cocktail party and the Official Induction Ceremony honoring the Class of 2011. Living inductees to be honored at the Official Induction Ceremony on Sunday, June 12th are three-division champion Julio Cesar Chavez (Mexico), junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu (Russia / Australia), heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (USA), trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain (Mexico), referee Joe Cortez (USA) and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone (USA). Posthumous inductees will also be honored.
An impressive list of over 40 boxing greats from the United States and abroad will participate in weekend festivities.
For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 22nd Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095 or visit www.ibhof.com.