Hall of Fame flying its flags at half-staff in honor of Lederman


CANASTOTA — The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of boxing judge Harold Lederman, who died on Saturday in New City. He was 79.

Lederman, who was inducted in 2016, died after a long battle with cancer, according to the Hall of Fame.

Granted a professional judge’s license from the New York State Athletic Commission in 1967, Lederman judged over 100 championship bouts around the world.

Among the fights he judged were the third meeting between Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton and the first fight between Michael Spinks and Larry Holmes.

From 1986-2018, he was a member of the HBO World Championship Boxing’s broadcast team as their “unofficial” judge.


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