May 29, 2012 -
Boxing fans will have an opportunity to meet some of the sport’s greats at Resorts in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 2.
Among the boxing celebrities scheduled for an All Star Boxing Legends Gala Tribute Dinner in the Superstar Theater are Mike Tyson, Turnersville, N.J.’s Mike Rossman, Camden’s Dwight Muhammad Qawi, referee Frank Cappuccino from Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, Joe Cortez, Riddick Bowe, Bobby Czyz, Lou Duva, Larry Hazzard and several Gold Medalists.
The gala will also recognize the accomplishments of legendary boxing figures such as the late Philadelphia heavyweight Joe Frasier, boxing journalist Bert Sugar and Duva, who trained a long list of champions from South Philly’s Joey Giardello to Evander Holyfield.
The dinner gala is being held as part of Atlantic City’s Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival. The event at Resorts will recognize Atlantic City’s important place in the boxing world as the scene of so many important bouts, especially since casino gambling arrived there.
At the gala, Atlantic City Police Department officers and brothers, Harold and Jerel Lathan, will sing the National Anthem and special musical guest Matthew Portella will perform “The Boxer.”
A three-course dinner will follow a cocktail hour.
Tickets for the All Star Boxing Legends Gala Tribute Dinner are $100 and are available through Resorts’ Box Office or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket includes the cocktail hour, dinner and presentations.