Horne to be inducted into Carolinas Boxing Hall Of Fame

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Williamston’s Slammin’ Sammy Horne has been selected to be inducted into the prestigious North and South Carolina Boxing Hall of Fame. The induction banquet will be held at the Sheriton Charlotte Airport Hotel on Friday, April 24.
Horne will join outstanding champions from the Carolina’s including Floyd Patterson, James “Bone Crusher” Smith, Olympian Bernard Taylor, Calvin Brock, World Bantamweight Champion Kelvin Seabrooks, National Champion Billy Bridges, Pappy Gault and others in the Carolina’s Boxing HOF.
Sammy Horne was a household name in the Williamston/Pelzer area around 1978-1979, known for his engaging personality, and for being a tough kid.
Just after graduating Palmetto High School in 1978, He became involved in one of the most dangerous, and popular sports there is, the sport of boxing, and quickly went from being a tough street fighter with raw talent to one of the top boxers in the country, appearing on a new nationally broadcast sports network, ESPN, three times.
Featured Photo – Slammin Sammy Horne in action with an opponent in the early 1980s.

Horne with Manager/Trainer Nick Nicometo after winning a fight.