New York, October 16, 2012: Legendary fight judge and HBO's unofficial ringside scorer Harold Lederman will bring his judging expertise to the theater. Lederman will be one of the judges in the short film category for the upcoming Shadow Box Film Festival.
“Harold Lederman is a boxing legend and one of the best judges in the world,” said Shadow Box Film Festival director David Schuster. “We are looking forward to Harold's participation in selecting the best short films in this special showcase.”
Lederman began judging pro boxing at the fabled Sunnyside Garden in 1967. In a career that ran through 1999, Lederman judged more than 100 title bouts. He marked the scorecards in bouts that included such greats as Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Jeff Fenech and Junior Jones.
“I am very excited to be involved in this festival,” said Lederman. “I love boxing films and can't wait to see this year's selections.”
The festival is dedicated entirely to boxing and will take place over two days — Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2012 — at the SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street in New York City.
Two of the featured films scheduled to make their New York City debut are a pair of powerful documentaries. They are “The Good Son,” which is based on the recently released book about Ray Mancini and his tragic fight with Duek Koo Kim. The other is a film called “Buffalo Girls,” which tells the story of two 9-year-old girls from Thailand who are forced into boxing to help supplement the family income.
WHAT: The Shadow Box Film Festival
WHERE: SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (8th and 9th Avenues)
WHEN: Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 2012