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Entered in 1986 … Orangeburg resident since 1968 … highly respected boxing judge … at the time of his induction, he had judged 49 world-championship fights … was named Judge of the Year by Boxing Today magazine in 1982 … has judged boxing matches in such far-flung places as Chile, Panama, Japan, Korea, Paris, Milan, San Remo (Italy), Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina, in addition to arenas throughout the U.S. … judged amateur boxing from 1965 to ‘67, including the New York Golden Gloves … was appointed to the New York State Athletic Commission as a professional boxing judge in 1967 … has judged bouts involving such noted boxers as Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Larry Holmes, Emile Griffith, George Foreman, Leon and Michael Spinks, and Gerry Cooney … judged the third fight between Ali and Norton … also judged the 1985 heavyweight title fight between Holmes and Michael Spinks, which Spinks won to become the first light heavyweight to win the heavyweight title … Lederman is licensed to judge in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Nevada, and is also licensed by the World Boxing Association, the World Boxing Council and the International Boxing Federation … he was never a fighter, but got interested through his father, an avid boxing fan, who would take Lederman to bouts at Long Beach Stadium on Long Island every week during the summer when he was a child … Lederman is a full-time pharmacist.