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

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

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