Jan-17-2018

Ring 8 Pictures & Notes of Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at O’Neill’s Restaurant

We had some Great guest speakers to open up the New Year. Former heavyweight contender Monte Barrett, Jimmy “Monte” Monteverde (Editor of Tru- Fan Boxing website), and journalist Sean Nam (who showed a DOCUMENTARY on a young Jose Torres).

Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday night, February 1st (7 p.m. ET start), at Plattdeutsch Park Restaurant (1132 Hempstead Turnpike) in Franklin Square, New York. Our guest speakers will be former Heavyweoght contender Gerry Cooney and current Super Lightweight Cletus Seldin.

(All Pictures taken by Stan Janousek, professional fight name Stanley Yanachek)

Former World Heavyweight Contender Monte Barrett

Jimmy “Monte” Monteverde (Editor of Tru- Fan Boxing website)

Journalist Sean Nam (who showed a DOCUMENTARY on a young Jose Torres).

A young Jose Torres fighting at Sunnyside Garden in 1959.

 

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Jan-10-2018

Guest Speakers for Next Tuesday, January 16th will be Monte Barrett, Jimmy Monteverde & journalist Sean Nam

 

On behalf of President Jack Hirsch and the entire Board of Directors, we wish you all a Very Happy New Year! 2017 ended on a very high note and we want to continue that into our new year! Why not come out next week and be a part of it!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 16th at O’Neill’s Restaurant located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York starting at 7 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our guest speakers will be former heavyweight contender Monte Barrett, Jimmy Monteverde (Editor of Tru- Fan Boxing website), and journalist Sean Nam (He will show a DOCUMENTARY on a young Jose Torres).

 

 

Boxing writer Sean Nam (UCNLive.com, TheSweetScience.com) presents a rarely-screened documentary that captures a week in the life of young Jose Torres as he gears up for a fight at Sunnyside Garden in Queens, in 1959. In 2017, Nam was the curator of two boxing film programs that played at the historic Anthology Film  Archives.

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Dec-12-2017

Holiday Party Went Over The Top BIG TIME!!!

NEW YORK (December 11, 2017) – Less than 24 hours after he defeated previously undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux, WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “Hi Tech” Lomachenko attended yesterday’s (Sunday, Dec. 9) 31st annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony to accept the Ring 8 2017 Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year Award.

The gala event was held Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Six world champions were in attendance, including three award winners: Lomachenko), International Hall-of-Famer Michael Spinks (Historical Award), and five-time world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (New York State Female Fighter of the Year); World champions Vito Antuofermo, Iran Barkley and Luis Collazo showed their support.

“Our awards banquet was one of the best ever,” Ring 8 president Jack Hirsch said. “We are deeply honored that Vasyl Lomachenko attended the day after the biggest fight of his career. His presence created an electric atmosphere, the type that is rarely seen. The other honorees, led by Michael Spinks, made it an afternoon that will always be remembered.”

CONGRATULATIONS goes out to President Jack Hirsch and his committee for a job well done!

The following pictures that were taken by Stan Janousek, professional fight name Stanley Yanachek

Vasyl Lomachenko (Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year Award)

Michael Spinks (Historical Award)

Bobby Cassidy Jr., accepting on behalf of his father Bobby Cassidy Sr. (Sunnyside Gardens Award)

Robert Perez (New York State Official of the Year Award)

Hector Roca (New York State Trainer of the Year Award)

Richard Kiley (Uncrowned Champion Award)

George Newman (Ring 8 Member of the Year Award)

Marcus Browne (New York State Fighter of the Year Award)

Michael Conlan (International Prospect of the Year Award)

Edwin Torres (Long & Meitorious Service Award)

Joanne Doyle Hutchins (Good Guy Award)

Amanda Serrano (New York State Female Fighter of the Year Award)

Devaun Lee (New York State Prospect of the Year Award)

Matt Christie (Sam Kellerman Media Award)

Mike Reno (Community Service Award)

Mercedes Vazquez Simmons (New York State Promoter of the Year Award)

Dr. Osric King (Ringside Physician of the Year Award)

31st annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony-2017

Exclusive interview with Amanda Serrano 5 Time Women’s World Boxing Champion -2017

31st Annual Ring 8 Veteran Boxing Association’s 2017 Holiday Awards Banquet

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Nov-27-2017

RING 8 Holiday Party, Sunday, December 10th at Russo’s On The Bay!

Ring 8 will have their Annual Holiday Party on Sunday, December 10th at Russo’s On The Bay, located at 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, NY (718) 843-5055 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vasyl Lomachenko – Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year Award

Michael Spinks – Historical Award

Michael Conlan – International Prospect of the Year Award

Marcus Browne – New York State Fighter of the Year Award

Amanda Serrano – New York State Female Fighter of the Year Award

Bobby Cassidy Sr. – Sunnyside Gardens Award

Devaun Lee – New York State Prospect of the Year Award

Skender & Enver Halili – Rising Contender Award

Matt Christie – Sam Kellerman Media Award

Hector Roca – New York State Trainer of the Year Award

Edwin Torres – Long & Meitorious Service Award

Robert Perez – New York State Official of the Year Award

Mercedes Vazquez Simmons – New York State Promoter of the Year Award

Richard Kiley – Uncrowned Champion Award

Dr. Osric King – Ringside Physician of the Year Award

Joanne Doyle Hutchins – Good Guy Award

George Newman – Ring 8 Member of the Year Award

Mike Reno – Community Service Award

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Nov-24-2017

Ring 8 Pictures & Notes of Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at O’Neill’s Restaurant

We had our largest crowd in years as Evander Holyfield and Luis Collazo were the guest speakers!

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Nov-16-2017

Guest Speakers for Next Tuesday, November 21st will be Evander Holyfield and Luis Collazo

 

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 21st at O’Neill’s Restaurant located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York starting at 7 PM., with Evander Holyfield and Luis Collazo as the guest speakers!

This meeting is for members only. Those not members can join that evening for ONLY $30, which is good through 2018.

Born October 19, 1962 in Atmore, GA. Holyfield capped his 160-14 (75 KOs) amateur career with a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games and turned pro that year at Madison Square Garden.

In only his 12th fight, he defeated Dwight Qawi (W 15) for the WBA cruiserweight title and became the unified champion with wins over IBF champion Rickey Parkey (TKO 3) and WBC champion Carlos DeLeon (TKO 8). Holyfield set his sights on the heavyweight title and wins over James Tillis (TKO 5), Pinklon Thomas (TKO 7), Michael Dokes (TKO 10) and Alex Stewart (TKO 8) set up a 1990 WBC / WBA/ IBF championship fight with “Buster” Douglas, which he won via 3rd round knockout. Successful defenses over George Foreman (W 12), Bert Cooper (TKO 7) and Larry Holmes (W 12) followed. He lost the titles to Riddick Bowe in 1992 but regained the WBA / IBF belts in the infamous “Fan Man” 1993 rematch. He dropped the titles to Michael Moorer (L 12) in 1994 and met Bowe in a 1995 rubber match (TKO by 8). In 1996 he upset Mike Tyson (TKO 11) for the WBA title and won the rematch (DQ 3) the next year. He added the IBF strap with a rematch win over Moorer (TKO 8) in 1997. After unification bouts (D 12, L 12) with Lennox Lewis in 1999, he boxed a trilogy with John Ruiz that saw him win, lose and draw in 12-round WBA title bouts in 2000 and 2001.

“The Real Deal” continued to box until 2011, compiling a record of 44-10-2 (29 KOs).

Luis Collazo (born April 22, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American boxer of Puerto Rican descent. His boxing record is 39-5 (16 KOs). He is a former WBA welterweight champion. He won the WBC Welterweight Title when he beat Jose Antonio Rivera and defended it successfully by beating Miguel Angel Gonzalez before losing it to Ricky Hatton. He also fought Shane Mosley, Andre Berto, Amir Khan and Keith Thurman, just to name a few.

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Oct-27-2017

Sunday, December 10th Ring 8 Holiday Awards Dinner @ Russo’s On The Bay


The event is Sunday, December 10th at Russo’s on the Bay! The Honorees are as follows:

 

 

Vasyl Lomachenko – Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year Award

Michael Spinks – Historical Award

Michael Conlan – International Prospect of the Year Award

Marcus Browne – New York State Fighter of the Year Award

Amanda Serrano – New York State Female Fighter of the Year Award

Bobby Cassidy Sr. – Sunnyside Gardens Award

Devaun Lee – New York State Prospect of the Year Award

Skender & Enver Halili – Rising Contender Award

Matt Christie – Sam Kellerman Media Award

Hector Roca – New York State Trainer of the Year Award

Edwin Torres – Long & Meitorious Service Award

Robert Perez – New York State Official of the Year Award

Mercedes Vazquez Simmons – New York State Promoter of the Year Award

Richard Kiley – Uncrowned Champion Award

Dr. Osric King – Ringside Physician of the Year Award

Joanne Doyle Hutchins – Good Guy Award

George Newman – Ring 8 Member of the Year Award

Mike Reno – Community Service Award

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Time is running out, PLEASE try to put in an AD in for our event.

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