CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WNCT) – Camp Lejeune will hold the first-ever All-Marine Boxing Hall of Fame inductions Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the Goettge Memorial Field House.
Former-World champions, Olympians, Armed Forces champions, All-Marine champions, CISM champions and Goodwill Games champions, coaches and referees will be honored at the event.
The induction will recognize nearly 50 noteworthy Marines who were associated with All-Marine Boxing, which disbanded in 2012. Half of the inductees will be posthumously recognized.
Some of the more recognizable attendees include 1976 Gold Medal Olympian and 1978 World Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks, who defeated Muhammad Ali, 1976 Bronze Medalist GySgt Charlie Brown (ret.), 012 Olympian Jamel Herring, as well as notable heavyweight boxer Obed Sullivan.
Carley Batey, the first Women’s All-Armed Forces champion and current professional boxer will also get inducted Saturday evening.
“Pugilistic artistry requires a lot of training, dedication and motivation to stay at a continuous peak level,” said event organizer and former Marine boxer SgtMaj. Michael Cline, USMC (ret.).
“These men and woman honor the United States of America and the United States Marine Corps with dignity, grace and pride. They are the epitome of our Corps values. This is what esprit de corps is all about.”