Resorts Hosts All Star Boxing Legends Gala
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is among the boxers, trainers, managers, promoters and officials scheduled to be honored and attend the All Star Boxing Legends Gala on June 2 at Resorts Casino Hotel. The event starts at 8pm and tickets are $100.
Tickets are available through Resorts’ Box Office or through Ticketmaster. Tickets include the cocktail hour, dinner and presentations.
The gala will honor the history of boxing in Atlantic City as well as the late Joe Frazier.
Others who have confirmed their attendance include Mike Tyson, Frank Cappuccino, Joe Cortez, Riddick Bowe, Bobby Czyz, Lou Duva, Mike Rossman, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Larry Hazzard, Hall of Fame trainer Lou Duva, Thomas Hearns, Richie Kates and former WBA heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon of Atlantic City. The event is part of the Atlantic City Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival Weekend, June 1–3. A three-course dinner will follow a cocktail hour.
Atlantic City holds a special place in boxing history. “From the world championship fight of 1963 to Mike Tyson’s 13 bouts to the storied battles between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, Atlantic City has seen more than its fair share of highlight reel moments,” says Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford. “From debut fights for up-and-comers to the established greats, Atlantic City has been on the forefront of the boxing scene and this not-to-be-missed gala provides a unique setting to remember, celebrate and honor those associated with the sport of boxing in Atlantic City.”
Adds Aaron Gomes, executive vice president of operations at Resorts Casino Hotel, “Atlantic City is known around the world for its world-class entertainment and Mayor Langford’s vision to celebrate the history of boxing in a way that has never been done before was something I wanted Resorts to be part of. As a property that embraces Atlantic City’s history, the Boxing Gala will be an event that will undoubtedly catch the attention of sports enthusiasts world-wide, and continue to highlight our varied assets.”
Additional events during the Mayor’s Multi-Cultural Weekend include:
- Friday, June 1: Tom Joyner Morning Show Listeners’ Party at Surf Stadium & Heritage Parade
- Saturday, June 2: Beach Bash & Old School Summer Beach Concert
- Sunday, June 3: Gospel Fest, Boardwalk Bazaar & Jazz in the Garden
For more details regarding the additional Atlantic City Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival, contact Eddie Lax at email@example.com.