Advertisement
Advertisement

Gatti, Moretti, Otho Tyson Enter New Jersey Boxing HOF

By Keith Idec

Wyckoff’s Joe Gatti, North Arlington’s Carl Moretti and Paterson native Otho Tyson are part of a 14-member group that’ll be inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame at its 44th annual dinner and ceremonies Nov. 14 at The Venetian in Garfield.

The NJBHOF’s Class of 2013 features former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Ray Mercer, and former middleweight champ Marvin Hagler.

It also includes longtime Philadelphia Daily News boxing writer Bernard Fernandez, promoter Gabe LaConte, judges Julie Lederman and Barbara Perez, welterweight Sal Lopez and middleweight Frank Savannah. Referee Harry Ertle and cruiserweight/heavyweight Carlos Hernandez will be inducted posthumously.

Moretti, a Ridgefield native, has worked in boxing since 1986, when he began his career learning from matchmakers who put together fights for Madison Square Garden. Now the vice president of boxing operations for Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc., Moretti also has worked for Totowa-based Main Events and New York promoter Lou DiBella.

"Being elected to the New Jersey Hall of Fame is a great honor, one that I’m deeply appreciative of," Moretti, 52, said Wednesday. "I guess it also means I’m a little older, but I still enjoy it very much."

Gatti, the older brother of late legend Arturo Gatti, was a contender in the junior middleweight and super middleweight divisions, and went 30-8 (22 KOs) during a 15-year pro career that ended in 2002. Otho Tyson fought 14 times in New Jersey during his six-year career as a welterweight.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Tommy Langford-Ronny Gabel Set For July 16th in Cardiff Postol, Roach Reflect Back on Knocking Lucas Matthysse Out Frank Warren: Liam Smith Has Very Good Shot To Beat Canelo! Vargas To Kell Brook: I Already Signed, Let's Get This Over With! Thurman Wants To Keep Fighting on Free TV, Not on Pay-Per-View Froch: Golovkin Rejected Terms, I'd Walk Through DeGale in 5 or 6 Casey Ramos Faces Paredes on Top Rank Bill, 7/16 on UniMas Joseph Parker Embraces Anthony Joshua Title Fight For The Fall Mayweather Admits: For The 'Right Price' I Might Come Back! Mikaela Lauren-Klara Svensson Showdown Set For Sept. 10 Mayweather Backs Golden Boy's Decision on Canelo-Golovkin Freddie Roach Feels Albert Pagara Could Be Future World Champ "Fighting Words" - Keith Thurman: Once Upon A "One Time" Golovkin vs. Eubank Deal Hangs in The Balance Over Sky Money Deontay Wilder To Anthony Joshua: Why Wait? Let's Fight Now! Photos: Mayweather Hits BET Awards, Laila Ali Honors Father Video: Peter Quillin Discusses The Future of His Career Thurman: Porter Was Good With Pressure But Wasn't Effective Video: Chris Eubank Jr. Eager To Get Hands on Gennady Golovkin Video: Demetrius Andrade Rips Canelo, Talks Lara and Charlos NYSAC Doctor Explains Controversial Benavidez-Ntetu Stoppage Video: Sergio Martinez Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation Orlando Salido Still Confident He Did Enough To Unseat Vargas UKAD Refuses To Comment on Tyson Fury Doping Allegations Video: Daniel Jacobs on Thurman-Porter, Mora Rematch, More Thurman: One Win Won't Make Me Fill Mayweather's Shoes Video: Malignaggi Gives His Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation DiBella: Thurman-Porter Edged Vargas-Salido for Fight of the Year Video: Anthony Joshua Details Breazeale KO, Future Targets Video: George Groves on Murray Win, World Title Shot Next Video: Eddie Hearn on Golovkin vs. Eubank, Joshua vs. Parker Eubank Jr: I Can't Wait To Take Golovkin's Scalp in England! Video: Jessie Vargas Reacts To Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Thurman-Porter Most Watched Bout of 2016 To Date Anthony Johsua: Wilder, Fury, Haye - I'd Fight Any of Them! Video: Dominic Breazeale Reflects on KO Loss To Anthony Joshua Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement