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    CANASTOTA, NY - MAY 12, 2019 -  The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of boxing judge Harold Lederman, who passed away yesterday (May 11) in New City, NY following a long battle with cancer. He was 79.

“Harold Lederman was one of boxing’s standout judges and, as HBO’s “unofficial” judge, became a fan favorite and one of the most beloved members of the boxing community,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy.  “Everyone at the Hall of Fame remembers his lifelong dedication to boxing. We join the boxing community in mourning his passing and offer our condolences to his family.”

Born January 26, 1940, Lederman began judging amateur bouts to gain experience and was granted a professional judge’s license from the New York State Athletic Commission in 1967. Over the next three decades Lederman would judge over 100 championship bouts around the world, including Emile Griffith vs. Dick Tiger II, Ken Buchanan vs. Ismael Laguna II, Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton III, Roberto Duran vs. Carlos Palomino, Eusebio Pedroza vs. Rocky Lockridge I, Michael Spinks vs. Larry Holmes I and Evander Holyfield vs. Dwight Qawi I. From 1986-2018, he was a member of HBO World Championship Boxing’s broadcast team as their “unofficial” judge.

In 2016, Lederman was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Harold Lederman
Below please find photos from Lederman's visits to Canastota. Click on thumbnail to see image:
Lederman poses by the Hall of Fame logoLederman takes a photo by the heavyweight championship programs and tickets exhibit.Lederman by Arturo Gatti's fight worn robe on display in the Hall.Lederman with former welterweight champion Marlon "Magic Man" StarlingLederman with fellow 2016 inductees Lupe Pintor (left) and Hilario Zapata (right)Hall of Fame two-division champion Carlos Ortiz and Lederman meet up in Canastota.Lederman back ringside at the famous MSG ring on display in Canastota.Christy Martin and Lederman pose for a photo during a Hall of Fame Weekend.Lederman taking time to sign autographs for his fans.Lederman by heayvweight champion Rocky Marciano exhibit.Delivering Hall of Fame acceptance speech during 2016 Induction Ceremony.HIBO's Jim Lampley and  his wife Debra join Lederman by the MSG ring.