New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame to honor Nino Del Buono with the ” Announcer” award.

New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame to honor Nino Del Buono with the " Announcer" award.

PRESS RELEASE (New Jersey) - The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its sixth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the sixth dinner gala to be held at The Event Center in iPlay America in Freehold, NJ on December 1, 2017.

On December 1st, Nino Del Buono will be inducted as ANNOUNCER


Nino Del Buono is owner and operator of one of the largest and most renowned Italian Bakeries in South Jersey. His obvious ingenuity and devotion to that business has earned him the respect and admiration of the community, the media and his peers.

Nino’s father founded and operated Del Buono’s Bakery in Camden, New Jersey over 35 years ago.  In 1963, the Del Buono family moved their bakery to its present location in Haddon Heights.  Upon the passing of his father in 1979, Nino assumed full time responsibility of all aspects of the bakery operation.

Nino’s business philosophy, “Friends of the Working Man,” can be seen prominently displayed in the store.  It is a philosophy that defines the persona of Nino Del Buono, “the man.”   As a result, he has been admirably recognized by customers, community and the media s a business icon and a legend in his own time.

Nino, son of the late Constantino and Carmella Del Buono, was born in Camden, New Jersey.  While growing up in Camden, he attended Sacred Heart Grade School, and later graduated from Camden Catholic High School.  While attending Camden Catholic High, Nino enrolled in Hedgerow Theater School in Moylan, PA, where he studied theater for the next five years.  Nino’s business acumen was achieved while attending Pierce Business School in that same five-year period.

While studying and honing his acting skills, Nino appeared numerous times in the Delaware Valley area; including The Society Hill Playhouse, Play and Players, The Walnut Street Theater, Hedgerow Theater and Stockton State College Performing Arts Theater.  As a veteran of both film and stage, Nino’s acting career has taken him to 30 stage productions and 14 motion pictures, among them being The Witness, American Gangster and Swimming with The Fish.  Then came the remarkable and surprising transition from film and stage to the professional boxing ring.  Now recognized as a world-class ring announcer for the past eight years, Nino’s sterling voice continues to captivate audiences throughout the country.  He is a frequent guest on the Angelo Caltaldi sports radio talk show and has appeared n the Uke Washington TV shows as well as the Steven Colbert Comedy Central show.   He continues to be “the man the legend.

We hope you will join us on December 1, 2017. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call201-538-4843 or visit and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

2017 Sixth Class Inductee Awards


MMA Fighter – Jimmie Rivera


Grappler - Gary Tonon


Coach - Karel Pravec


Trainer - Paul Carnicella


Female fighter - Kaitlyn Chookagain


Fighter / Referee - Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro


Fighter / Trainer - Jamal Patterson


Wrestling - Mike Malinconico


Boxing - Jackie Atkins


Trainer - Ronnie Schulmann


Lifetime Achievement Award - Billy Scott


Promoter - Kurt Otto


Announcer - Nino Del Buono


Boxer - Virgil Hill


Ringside physician - Dr. Eric Wurmser


NJSACB Official - Henry Krawiec


Promoter - Kipp Kollar


Physician - Dr. Robert Haley


Media - Mike Straka


Muay Thai Fighter / Trainer - Rami Ibrahim

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