Roberto Duran, Rosie Perez at BLVD. Cocktail Company in Las Vegas

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Boxing legends, including retired Panamanian professional boxer Roberto Duran and former multi-weight world champion Mike McCallum, and fans, including Actress Rosie Perez celebrated at the 2014 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame VIP Welcome Reception, held at BLVD. Cocktail Company (www.blvdcocktail.com) in Las Vegas, Friday night.

Also, spotted at the reception were retired boxing referee Richard Steele, professional boxing referee Kenny Bayless. Uganda’s boxing legend Cornelius Boza Edwards, undefeated American boxer Jessie Vargas, American sportscaster Barry Tompkins, George Foreman’s sons George Foreman Jr. and George Foreman IV and Mike Tyson’s wife Kiki Tyson.

Throughout the celebratory evening, guests congratulated and toasts flowed for the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees’ achievements. Guests sipped Absolut Elyx cocktails and Perrier-Jouët champagne, noshed on home cooked cuisine by TC’s Rib Crib, and the sounds of Michael Spadoni filled the room, offering the perfect ambiance for the intimate gathering.

Inductees will be honored by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Saturday night at the organization’s annual Induction Ceremony.

PHOTO CREDIT: Bryan Steffy