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North Bergen Native & Former World Boxing Champion Honored by Township



North Bergen native Danny McDermott has been recognized for his outstanding career in professional boxing by the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. McDermott held the WBU Super Lightweight world championship and the WBC Silver Super Lightweight Asia title from 2014 to 2016, making him the first North Bergen native to win a title since James J. Braddock in 1936.

Mayor Nicholas Sacco praised McDermott for his achievements, saying, “I would like to congratulate Danny McDermott on being a 2023 Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. Danny is a three-time professional boxing champion and coach of the North Bergen boxing team. Today we issued a proclamation to Danny for all of his accomplishments.”

McDermott’s runs and operates Little Mac Boxing in North Bergen, where he has routinely trained fighters for competitions and helped his clients get in shape and live healthy lifestyles.

McDermott also started the Little Mac Youth boxing program, which serves kids in Hudson County and runs the township’s recreational boxing program.

He was also responsible for spearheading the statue projects for James J. Braddock in North Bergen and Arturo Gatti and Mike Tyson in Atlantic City.

The New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame will hold its 53rd Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremonies at the Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey, on November 9, 2023, where McDermott will be among the 14 inductees. Tickets for the event will be available in the coming months.