Press Release: Michelle Corrales-Lewis, the CEO of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced a complete schedule for events for the Hall’s sixth annual induction weekend. The induction ceremony will conclude the weekend and will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18th from 7-10 p.m. in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace. Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, an ex-amateur boxer and professional judge, will headline the 2018 slate of inductees. In addition to Reid, others being inducted are three-division champion Sugar Shane Mosley; ex-heavyweight champion Chris Byrd; former featherweight champion Kevin Kelley; former women’s champion Laila Ali; ex-heavyweight contender Earnie Shavers; former Nevada state welterweight champion Don Miner; promoter Todd duBoef; and long-time judge Jerry Roth. Being inducted posthumously are arch rivals Alexis Arguello and Aaron Pryor; Henry Armstrong; Jack “Doc” Kearns and promoter Bill Miller.
Remaining tickets for the meet and greet and the gala can be purchased at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s website at nvbhof.com or by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nevada-boxing-hall-of-fame-6352624255
Among the many boxing legends who are confirmed to attend are Michael and Leon Spinks; Evander Holyfield; Roy Jones Jr.; Chad Dawson; Badou Jack; Jessie Vargas; Shawn Porter; Brandon Rios; Lamon Brewster; Ray Mercer; Michael Carbajal; Angel Manfredy; Joel Casamayor; Mike McCallum and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
“This is a wonderful class and we are very proud of all of them and we’re eager to celebrate their many accomplishments in this wonderful sport,” Corrales-Lewis said. “We have come up with a full slate of events to make this an entire celebratory weekend. In a short period of time, we have built a reputation as a first-class Hall of Fame and the fighters look forward to this event every year. We are continually looking for ways to improve and I believe this will be our best year yet.”
The following is a full schedule of events (times are Pacific Daylight Time):
Friday, Aug. 17
Noon to 4 p.m.: Meet and greet fan experience in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace. Tickets are $50. Fighters will be available for interviews by the media.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: VIP cocktail party at the Caesars Palace pool or in the Augustus Ballroom, depending upon weather. There will be limited media access to this event and it will be by invitation only.
Saturday, Aug. 18
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: amateur boxing card in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace. Event is open to the media.
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: The 2018 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame inductees and other dignitaries will walk the celebrity red carpet, adjacent to the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace. This is open to the media.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: The 2018 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala dinner will be held in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace. The event is open to media but please note that video opportunities will be limited and by invitation only.