VERONA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Turning Stone Resort Casino and the International Boxing Hall of Fame announced a new 5-year regional partnership Monday.
Starting with this weekends HBO Boxing After Dark event at Turning Stone nationally televised boxing broadcasts from the Verona resort casino will highlight the Boxing Hall of Fame down the road in Canastota.
Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter says, "It's so exciting, there's so much to offer here you have the Boxing Hall, it's the only one in the world its the Boxing Hall of Fame so this is really exciting we'll have some great events that weekend but also throughout the year so its a great relationship"
"This partnership allows more awareness of the Boxing Hall of Fame to the nationally televised TV telecast that Turning Stone puts on mentioning the Boxing Hall of Fame so growth comes along with recognition and this partnership allows that to happen," Says Ed Brophy, Executive Director of the International Boxing Hall of Fame
They say the region will benefit from this new partnership with an expected increase in tourism to the area.
"So I'm excited for not just our region for the tourism and benefits that way but for the boxing community, so it's very important to the boxing community this partnership is really going to deliver some more excitement and another level of credibility," Brophy tells NewsChannel 9.
Halbritter adds, "I think this year is going to be exciting because with this relationship we're going to be doing some things together but I think the future, there's more things we can do. As Ed mentioned and others we're only limited by our imagination and tourism is a great component I think for this region for its future."
The Boxing Hall of Fame is set to announce the 2018 Class of inductees in early December.
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