Keith “One Time” Thurman and former champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter, will come to Barclays Center on Saturday, June 25


An action-packed primetime doubleheader of world title fights, headlined by the explosive clash between welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman and former champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter, will come to Barclays Center on Saturday, June 25.


The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS presented by Premier Boxing Champions telecast will begin with a featherweight battle between current champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares.

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April’s meeting is canceled because of the NY Golden Glove FINALS

Due to the New York Golden Gloves final on April 19th (Tuesday ) we will cancel our monthly meeting so that our members can support the Daily News Golden Glove finals at the Barclay Center ….our next meeting will be the third Tuesday of May 17th

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5th Annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremonies Another Success!


5th annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame

Class of 2016 inducted in festive ceremony

Class of 2016 NYSBHOF

NYSBHOF Class of 2016 (L-R): Seated – Vilomar Fernandez, Dennis Rappaport, Randy Gordon and Ed Brophy; Standing: Aaron Davis and Joe DeGuardia


-All pictures by Peter Frutkoff-


NEW YORK (April 4, 2016) – More than 300 people packed Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY this past Sunday for the fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner,



NYSBHOF Class of 2015




World welterweight champion (’90-91) Aaron “Superman” Davis                                    Bronx

World junior welterweight champion (’93-94) Charles “The Natural” Murray                   Buffalo

Two-time world lightweight title challenger Vilomar Fernandez                                       Bronx

World lightweight title challenger Edwin Viruet.                                                                         New York City



4-time, 3-division world champion Hector “Macho” Camacho                                          Spanish Harlem

World middleweight champion (1952) Rocky Graziano                                                     Brooklyn

World lightweight (’25-26) titlist Rocky Kansas                                                                 Buffalo

2-time world bantamweight titleholder Joe Lynch                                                             Brooklyn

“Uncrowned welterweight champion” Joe Miceli                                                               Buffalo




International Boxing Hall of Fame executive director Ed Brophy                                         Canastota

Promoter Joe DeGuardia                                                                                              Bronx

Commissioner/media personality Randy Gordon                                                             Melville

Promoter/manager Dennis Rappaport                                                                            Queens



Manager Howie Albert                                                                                                  Bronx

Trainer/cutman Freddie Brown                                                                                      Manhattan

New York City television commentator Howard Cosell                                                     New York City

Boxer/referee Ruby Goldstein                                                                                        Manhattan

Manager Jimmy Jacobs                                                                                                New York City


The 2016 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members: Jack Hirsch, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Don Majeski, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair, Angelo Prospero and Neil Terens.


Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. Plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission.


All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years in order to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers or during the prime of their respective career.

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(L-R) – Bob Duffy, Don Majeski, Ed Brophy and Jill Diamond (WBC)

Ed Brophy: “I’d like to thank the committee of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame and Ring 8, a wonderful group that sponsors the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. I’m so proud to have been born in New York, in the small town of Canastota, where boxing is in our blood. I’m thrilled to be honored today. My name is attached to the International Boxing Hall of Fame as director, but so many different people help out. I only accept this honor on their behalf. Boxing is the greatest sport. Congratulations to all of the inductees. This is the greatest day of my life.”


(L-R) – Ron McNair, Aaron Davis and Bob Duffy

Aaron Davis: Thanks, Ring 8. Boxing is a hard sport. It was much harder in the gym. I saw Gerry Cooney, Iran Barkley and Roberto Duran and wanted to do what those guys did and it made me a fighter I was. I’d like to thank my father and Billy Giles, who was my trainer. I’d also like to thank Joe DeGuardia, who managed me later in my career, and thanks to everybody who supported me.”

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(L-R) — Bob Duffy, Dennis Rappaport and family

Dennis Rappaport: “It seems like yesterday when a six or seven year old living in Brooklyn watched a fight between Jake LaMotta and Jim Hairston. This young man was mesmerized. The next month he watched Sugar Ray Robinson knockout Rocky Graziano and that was the start of a love affair that’s lasted 63 years. Boxing, at its best, is poetry in motion. It’s Shapespeare, Picasso, Rembrandt. But it can also be crude. I started in boxing managing three fighters: Ronnie Harris, Gerry Cooney and Howard Davis. Jr. Because of the creative marketing of our fighters, one reporter called me and my partner, Mike Jones, ‘The Gold Dust Twins’ but then the media starting calling us, ‘The Wacko Twins.’ I preferred ‘The Gold Dust Twins.”

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(L-R – Jack Hirsch, Joe DeGuardia and Bob Duffy

Joe DeGuardia: It’s a real pleasure, honor and privilege to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. Like many of you here, I live and bleed boxing, which has been a big part of my life. Four months ago, I received the (Ring 8 at its Holiday awards dinner) Promoter of the Year award. I said then that we are truly a family of boxing; it’s a real brotherhood. I also talked about how boxing tied into lire. In that room – not with us now – was my father who passed away three weeks ago. Because of him, I developed this love of boxing that I’ve carried in life: work hard to do the best you can in life. I’m truly honored to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. In honor of my father and everybody else who loves this sport. I accept on behalf of my father who, I know, is watching us now.”

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(L-R) – Charles Murray and Bob Duffy

Charles Murray: “They called me, ‘The Natural.’ I appreciate this, being honored for my contributions to boxing. Thank you very much.”

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(L-R) – Steve Farhood, Vilomar Fernandez and Bob Duffy

Vilomar Fernandez: “It wasn’t easy fighting guys like Roberto Duran and Alexis Arguello. They were the best in the world. I’m thankful for the opportunities to fight them, I’m honored today.”

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(L-R) – Henry Hascup, Randy Gordon, Melvina Lathan, Bob Duffy and Gerry Cooney

Randy Gordon: “Thank you, everyone. This amazing event we have every year, I never expected this would happen. My career was born out of the aches of one of boxing’s biggest scandals, the US Championships on ABC, promoted by Don King, and Ring Magazine produced the ratings for the tournament. It turned out the ratings and some of the records were padded and it just about knocked Ring Magazine out of business. Bert Randolph Sugar hired me to be its Editor In Chief. Working together, we brought Ring Magazine back from the dead. I burst into tears when Jack Hirsch called to tell me I was being inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. This is an absolute dream. Anybody who has ever or will ever be inducted into any hall of fame, nobody can possibly enjoy this more than me. I love boxing with every ounce of my body. My wife and family drive me back into boxing. This is the greatest honor. I can’t get enough of boxing. I’m truly the luckiest man ever placed on this planet.”

Brophy, Majeski, Hirsch, DeGuardia (2)

(L-R) – Ed Brophy, Don Majeski, Jack Hirsch and Joe DeGuardia

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NYSAC Executive Director Dave Berlin and Harold Lederman

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(L-R) – Joe DeGuardia and NYSBHOF/Ring 8 president Bob Duffy


CLASS of 2012: Carmen Basilio, Mike McCallum, Mike Tyson, Jake LaMotta, Riddick Bowe, Carlos Ortiz, Vito Antuofermo, Emile Griffith, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard, Tony Canzoneri, Harold Lederman, Steve Acunto, Jimmy Glenn, Gil Clancy, Ray Arcel, Nat Fleischer, Bill Gallo and Arthur Mercante, Sr.


CLASS of 2013: Jack Dempsey, Johnny Dundee, Sandy Saddler, Maxie Rosenbloom, Joey Archer, Iran Barkley, Mark Breland, Bobby Cassidy, Doug Jones, Junior Jones, James “Buddy” McGirt, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Bob Arum, Shelly Finkel, Tony Graziano, Larry Merchant, Teddy Brenner, Mike Jacobs, Tex Rickard and Don Dunphy.


CLASS OF 2014: Floyd Patterson, Tracy Harris Patterson, Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan LaPorte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis, Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton, Terry McGovern, Teddy Atlas, Lou DiBella, Steve Farhood, Gene Moore, Angelo Prospero, Whitey Bimstein, Cus D’Amato, William Muldoon and Tom O’Rourke.


CLASS OF 2015: Saoul Mamby, Joey Giambra, Johnny Persol, Harold Weston, Lonnie Bradley, Paul Berlenbach, Billy Graham, Frankie Genaro, Bob Miller, Tommy Ryan, Jimmy Slattery, Bob Duffy, Mike Katz, Tommy Gallagher, Bruce Silverglade, Charley Goldman, Jimmy Johnston, Cedric Kushner, Harry Markson, Damon Runyon and Al Weill.




ABOUT RING 8: Formed in 1954 by an ex-prizefighter, Jack Grebelsky, Ring 8 became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association – hence, RING 8 – and today the organization’s motto still remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.


RING 8 is fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.


Go on line to www.Ring8ny.com for more information about RING 8, the largest group of its kind in the United States with more than 350 members. Annual membership dues is only $30.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person.


Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com


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The following Pictures were taken by Stan Janousek  (professional fight name Stanley Yanachek)


CLASS OF 2016 along with the Nominating Committee and President Bob Duffy


Chairman of the Nominating Committee, Jack Hirsch Inducting Ruby Goldstein with his relative accepting the Award


Don Majeski Inducting the Executive Director of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Ed Brophy


Ron McNair Inducting Aaron (Superman) Davis


Bobby Cassidy Sr. and Jr. Inducting Joe Miceli with Joe’s wife and family accepting the Award


President Bob Duffy Inducting Rocky Graziano with Rocky’s daughter and grandson accepting the Award


Henry Hascup and Gerry Cooney Inducting Randy Gordon with Melvina Lathan and Bob Duffy looking on


Henry Hascup Inducting Howie Albert as Howie’s brother and family accept the Award


Jack Hirsch Inducting Joe DeGuardia


Steve Farhood Inducting Freddie Brown with the family accepting the Award


Henry Hascup Inducting Joe Lynch as his family accept the Award


President Bob Duffy Inducting Charles “The Natural” Murray


Steve Farhood Inducting Vilomar Fernandez


Neil Terens Inducting Jimmy Jacobs


Bobby Cassidy Jr. Inducting Hector Camacho


Steve Farhood Inducting Howard Cosell and Edwin Viruet


Henry Hascup Inducting Rocky Kansas


Dennis Rappaport being Inducted by Don Majeski




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Ring 8 Pictures and Notes of Tuesday, March 15, 2016

President Bob Duffy opened the meeting with a Flag salute and John Holden did the 10 count in memory of Joe DeGuardia, Sr. Bob also mentioned the illness of John Holden’s mother and welcomed back our photographer Stan Janousek (professional fight name Stanley Yanachek).


President Duffy introduced the many celebrates that were in attendance.

Duffy stated that Charlie Norkus Jr. will be showing fight films before the meeting and at dinner time.

Duffy stated that Ring 8 gave a plague to the DeGuardia family in memory of Joe Sr.


Duffy talked about the Ring 8 NY Golden Glove Show on Wednesday, March 16th a the Plattduetsche. We will have as a special guest Amanda Serrano, the Newly Crowned WBO featherweight World Champion, along with her sister Cindy, the former Three time World Champion …This year Joe Dwyer wife , Linda, will make a special presentation to the Fighter of the Night ….. a special event so let s talk it up. For more information, PLEASE contact President Bob Duffy at 516-313-2304.

Ring 8 will be giving out 2 Trophies, one the Fighter of the Night and also the KO of the Night, donated by Charlie Norkus Jr.

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Flier 2016

Duffy talked on the New York Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies which will take place on Sunday, April 3rd.

Duffy stated that our Annual picnic will take place on Sunday August 8th at Brady Park in Massapequa Park. He also stated that Lou DiBella donated $1,000 toward the picnic so the price for members will be ONLY $5 and all others will be charged between $10 -$15.

DiBella also donated 25 tickets for the boxing show on April 16th at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

Duffy stated that our Annaul Christmas Party will take place on December 11th at Russo’s on the Bay. This year where going to start with our cocktail hour at 12:30 PM, then our Awards Ceremony will start at 1:45 Pm, followed by dancing from around 3:15 Pm to 5:30 PM.

Duffy thanked John Holden for making out the fliers for our Golden Glove Show.


President of the FDNY Bravest boxing team Bobby McGuire announced a Boxing Show where the FDNY will go against the Irish Team, which will take on Ireland’s Garda Siochana boxing club on March 26 at Webster Hall in New York for the Easter Eve Uprising matches, with all proceeds going to charity.


Our guest speaker was Tommy Gallagher. He stated that he started in 1951 when his grandfather took him to a gym and they saw Rocky Marciano hitting the heavy bag. In 1965 Tommy opened his first gym. He talked about the old-time boxers, trainers and how the business of boxing has been run.

He talked about how many fighters made millions of dollars during their career ONLY to lose it all and ended up without a penny. Tommy told several very funny and entertaining stories that had everyone laughing. He took several questions including one about Donald Trump, who Tommy stated that he did so much for boxing and the boxers and was very good for the sport.

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Trainer Tommy Gallagher Ring 8 Guest Speaker Tuesday night

Veteran boxing trainer Tommy Gallagher will be Ring 8’s guest speaker at Tuesday night’s (Mar. 15) monthly meeting, starting at 7 p.m. ET, at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.


In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish menu will feature Corn Beef & Cabbage, as well as Shepard’s Pie.

“Everybody’s Irish for St. Patrick’s Day,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “It’s only appropriate that our guest speaker is and Irishman, Tommy Gallagher. He’s done it all in boxing during the past 40 years. Tommy’s been a big part of Ring 8 for a longtime and he’s known as a good storyteller.”

Best known, perhaps, for his role in The Contenders reality television series, last year Gallagher was inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by Ring 8. In addition to being a trainer, he has been a promoter and gym owner/operator.

Gallagher has been involved in the careers of boxers such as Doug DeWitt, Vito Antuofermo, Donny Lalonde, Lou Savarese and Sergei Kobozev, among the more notables.

Also, for those who get to O’Neill’s early, Charlie Norkus Jr. will be showing Old-Time fight films.

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ABOUT RING 8: Ring 8 became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association – hence, RING 8 – and today the organization’s motto still remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.

RING 8 is fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

Go on line to www.Ring8ny.com for more information about RING 8.

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Our New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Dinner will take place on Sunday, April 3rd at Russo’s On The Bay. For more information, PLEASE contact President Bob Duffy at 516-313-2304.

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