EGG HARBOR TWP., NJ (May 31, 2011) - The long awaited statue of the late International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight World Champion Leavander Johnson, created by world renowned sculptor and New Jersey native, Brian Hanlon, is now complete and will be unveiled during a ceremony at Center City Park in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 4, 2011. The Park is located on Atlantic Avenue between North Carolina and South Carolina Avenues. The Ceremony will begin promptly at 11am.
Johnson, an Atlantic City native son and hero, will be immortalized forever in the heart of his hometown where he will be an inspiration and a constant reminder that "You too can achieve your dream." The unveiling ceremony is open to the general public and residents of Atlantic City and surrounding communities are encouraged to attend the event.