The International Boxing Hall of Fame will release the name of the 2023 Parade of Champions Grand Marshal on Tuesday, May 2nd at 1 p.m.
“Each year boxing fans eagerly anticipate the Hall of Fame’s announcement of the parade grand marshal,” said Hall director Ed Brophy. “We are very much looking forward to the exciting announcement.”
The Parade of Champions, set for Sunday, June 11th at 12 noon, will pass through the streets of Canastota. In addition to the grand marshal and boxing stars, the parade will also feature pageant caliber bands, drum & bugle corps, pipe bands, floats and community organizations.
Besides the Parade of Champions, the Hall of Fame Weekend will feature many events during the four-day celebration including ringside talks, 5K Race / Fun Run, boxing autograph card show, the Official Induction Ceremony, Banquet of Champions and Fight Night at Turning Stone at nearby Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY.
The Class of 2023 includes boxers Timothy Bradley Jr., Carl Froch, Rafael Marquez, Alicia Ashley and Laura Serrano; matchmaker Brad Goodman, trainer Joe Goossen, promotional executive Brad Jacobs, television executive Seth Abraham and broadcaster Tim Ryan.
Also participating in the festivities is an impressive arrayofboxing stars from around the world including Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran, Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe, Michael Carbajal, Chiquita Gonzalez, Buddy McGirt, Lucia Rijker, Michael Spinks, Ann Wolfe, Winky Wright, Mikey Garcia, Robert Garcia, Andrew Golota, Angel Manfredy, Ray Mercer, Michael Nunn, Vinny Paz, Antonio Tarver and “Irish” Micky Ward.
Check your inbox at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd for the name and photo of the grand marshal, as the news will be released via e-mail at that time. After receiving the release, if you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact the Hall of Fame at 315.697.7095.
For more information on the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095, visit online at www.ibhof.com, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO – OFFICIAL RESORT CASINO OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
The multi-year partnership between Turning Stone Resort Casino and the International Boxing Hall of Fame spotlights the entire region, garnering national attention and boosting tourism in Central New York. The partnership includes a series of nationally-televised boxing events at Turning Stone, culminating every year in June with an elaborate and bigger-than-ever International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend with several exciting events in Madison County and Oneida County throughout the four-day celebration.