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Las Cruces PAL hosts 'A Night to Remember' for NM Boxing Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:12pm

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday May 24, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. MDT for the event "A Night of Champions." Tickets will be available online at and at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces.

"A Night of Champions" is an event presented by the Las Cruces Police Athletic League (PAL) and the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame scheduled to take place on Friday June 28, 2013 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. For the first time ever, the greatest names in New Mexico boxing history will be under one roof as the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame inducts its five newest members. The new inductees will include former world champions: Bob Foster, Danny Romero, Johnny Tapia, Holly Holm and Austin Trout. Currently, all but Foster have committed to being at the event, with Teresa Tapia representing her late husband, Johnny Tapia.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a VIP pre-party, when attendees will have the opportunity to meet the inductees along with complementary drinks. The NM Hall of Fame ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner being served to all attendees.

Ticket prices are as follows:

$50 - Ceremony & Dinner
$100 – Ceremony & Dinner plus VIP Pre-Party entrance
$600 – Reserved table for up to 10 people for Hall of Fame event *
$1100 – Reserved table for up to 10 people for Hall of Fame event plus VIP Pre-Party entrance *

*Tables will only be sold online or by contacting Lorenzo Alba at

The Austin Trout Youth Boxing Classic, a regional amateur boxing event celebrating boxing in the Southwest, will be held on Saturday June 29, 2013 beginning at 2 p.m.

Admission for the boxing event is as follows (sold at door):

• $10 - Admission
• $15 - Admission w/ access to beer tent
• $1 - 4yrs & younger

Proceeds from both events will go to the Las Cruces PAL Boxing Club, a program that for over 40 years, has taken youth of all ages and backgrounds including “at-risk” youth off the streets and taught them discipline through boxing.

For more information on both events, please visit or contact Las Cruces PAL Director, Lorenzo Alba, Jr. at


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