VETERAN BROADCASTER AL BERNSTEIN TO ATTEND 2010 HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
Hall of Fame Weekend June 10-13th
CANASTOTA, NY –MAY 21, 2010 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today veteran broadcaster Al Bernstein will attend festivities planned for the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 10-13th.
“Al Bernstein has been covering the fight game for 30 years,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “We are thrilled that he will be joining us in Canastota and I’m sure fans will enjoy meeting him.”
From 1980 to 2003, Bernstein was known as the voice of boxing for ESPN. From 1980-1998, he was analyst and often host of the Top Rank Boxing series. Throughout his 23 years at ESPN he also covered all the major fights for Sportscenter. One of his signature shows was Big Fights Boxing Hour, which still runs on ESPN Classic. He wrote and hosted 26 episodes of this show, which chronicles all parts of boxing history by looking at major matches. In 1992 and 1996 he served as NBC’s Olympic boxing analyst. Since 2003 Bernstein has been boxing analyst for SHOWTIME Championship Boxing.
The June 10-13th Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will feature over 20 exciting events including a banquet, Madison Square Garden night, parade, golf tournament, cocktail party and the official induction ceremony honoring the Class of 2010. Living inductees to be honored at the Official Induction Ceremony on Sunday, June 13th are light flyweight champion Jung-Koo Chang (South Korea), featherweight champion Danny “Little Red” Lopez (USA), manager Shelly Finkel (USA), referee / commissioner Larry Hazzard (USA), promoter Wilfried Sauerland (Germany), matchmaker Bruce Trampler (USA) and journalist Ed Schuyler (USA). Posthumous inductees will also be honored.
Over 40 boxing stars are scheduled to participate in weekend festivities. In addition to Bernstein, other stars slated to appear include Nino Benvenuti, Carmen Basilio, Tony DeMarco, Ken Norton, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, Angelo Dundee, Leon Spinks, Gerry Cooney, Lou Duva, Sergio Martinez and many others.
For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 21st Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095 or visit www.ibhof.com.