IBHOF announces celebrities to attend 'Fight Night'

The International Boxing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce boxing stars Vito Antuofermo, Livingstone Bramble, George Chuvalo, James "Buddy" McGirt and Hasim "The Rock" Rahman will join Hall of Famers Carmen Basilio, Emile Griffith and Carlos Ortiz at ringside for "Fight Night at The Fair" on September 2nd at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

"This will be a great opportunity for sports fans to meet some of boxing's great heroes," said hall director Ed Brophy.

"Fight Night at the Fair" will feature three main events. Women's boxing legend Christy Martin (48-5-3, 31 KOs) will battle Dakota Stone (9-7-5, 1 KO) for the vacant WBC female junior middleweight championship. Also, 2004 Olympic heavyweight Jason Estrada (15-2, 3 KOs) will meet Zuri Lawrence (24-14-4) and middleweight James McGirt Jr. (20-2-1, 9 KOs) will square off with Anthony Pietrantonio.

Bouts are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 2 at the Mohegan Sun Grandstand. Four additional bouts featuring some of New York State's most exciting, up-and-coming professional fighters are also scheduled.

Tickets to "Fight Night at the Fair" are $20 and $15 and are available now at the New York State Fair Box office or through Ticketmaster. Admission to the Fair on the day of the event is included in the price of any ticket bought before Aug. 27. The ticket also includes one free admission to Hall of Fame.

"As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, we are delighted to partner with the New York State Fair in hosting a night of professional boxing," said Brophy. "With the combination of live boxing featuring many of the sport's popular fighters and celebrity boxing greats at ringside, it will surely be an exciting evening."

The International Boxing Hall of Fame and the New York State Fair are working with Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment and Sports Inc. to offer Fair visitors an exciting and affordable new experience to add to their favorite Fair memories.

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