Top Rank’s chief matchmaker Bruce Trampler is going into the Hall of Fame. Edward Brophy, executive director of the International Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., made the announcement today. The induction ceremony is scheduled during the June 10-13, 2010 weekend. Trampler will join three others from Top Rank — Bob Arum, matchmaker Teddy Brenner and publicist Irving Rudd.
“When one thinks of a matchmaker, Bruce Trampler represents the best of the best,” said Arum. “There is no one in the history of the sport who has developed talent or put together the most exciting matches. We are very proud of Bruce and what he has accomplished.”
Trampler, born in Maplewood, N.J., has dedicated his life to boxing. He boxed as an amateur and worked as a trainer, promoter, ring announcer, publicist and matchmaker. He has worked with legends including Chris and Angelo Dundee in Miami and with Teddy Brenner at Madison Square Garden. Trampler joined Top Rank in 1981.
He helped to develop superstars and world champions who began their professional careers with Top Rank including Michael Carbajal, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Kelly Pavlik and Miguel Cotto.
“It was Bob (Arum) who actually put our biggest fights together,” said Trampler. “I just gave my opinion and Bob did the rest.”