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The New York State Athletic Commission is hosting an Open House for boxers that live and train in NYS to receive health insurance through ObamaCare and Medicaid.
Many boxers do not have health insurance, and most boxers get injured during training. The NYSAC will provide you with as much information as possible about health insurance options so that you can train with peace of mind without having to worry about how to pay a hospital bill or a prescription for medicine when you get injured.
Read the attached flyer about the Open House. This is a great opportunity.
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When: July 21st and July 30th from 9-5pm
Where: New York State Athletic Commission
123 William Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038
Walk-ins are welcome. However, you should call ahead of time to make an appointment and find out what you need to bring. To schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, please contact NYSAC at 212-417-5700
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Ring 8 will co-host a memorial service for Hall of Fame boxer Emile Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m.) at St. Michael Cemetery in East Elmhurst, New York. His son, Luis Griffith, and family will also co-host the ceremony.
The cemetery is located off Astoria Avenue and Griffith’s gravesite is in Section 19, located near the administration building. His tombstone references him being a Ring 8 member as well as its board member for 20 years.
The beloved Griffith died last July 22 at the age of 75. Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, he moved to New York City, where he was a standout amateur boxer. In 1958, he won the New York Daily News, New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, and Intercity Golden Gloves.
His 19-year professional career started in 1958 and ended in 1977. Griffith was a five-time World welterweight and two-time World middleweight champion. Emile’s impressive list of fighters he defeated includes Nino Benvenuti, Dick Tiger (2), Joey Archer (2), Bennie Briscoe, Florintino Fernandez, Gasper Ortega (2), Benny Paret (2), Gypsy Joe Harris, Denny Moyer (2), Don Fullmer and Luis Manuel Rodriguez (3).
In 1985, Griffith was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, followed five years later by his induction into the inaugural class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Prior to his death, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the New York State Hall of Fame, sponsored by Ring 8, in 2012.
Following Saturday’s service, Ring 8 will host a luncheon for only $10.00 per person at historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City, New York.
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 http://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, the third Tuesday of every month, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership.Posted under Articles
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El Boxeo tells the dramatic and timely story of the emergence and dominance of Latinos in what was once considered the traditional all-white sport of boxing. The film illustrates the evolution of the sport as Latino fighters exploded onto the scene. And, reveals how these immigrant pugilists redefined the world of boxing and established the west coast as the new mecca in the sport. El Boxeo is as much a film about Latinos in boxing as it is about the immigrant stories that reshaped the sport.
Cast members – Oscar De La Hoya, Jose Sulaiman (WBC), Sugar Ray Leonard, Bob Arum (Top Rank), Julio Cesar Sanchez, Francisco Valcarcel (WBO), Al Bernstein, Jimmy Lennon Jr., Roger Mayweather, Larry Merchant, Saul Alvarez, Chris Arreola, Sergio Martinez, Mia St. John, Bruce Trampler, Richard Steele, Hanna Gabriel, Pepe Correa, Orlando Canizales, etc.Posted under Articles
Brooklyn Boxing returns Saturday, June 14th as Welterweight Champion Ruslan Provodnikov defends his Junior Welterweight Title versus Long Island’s own undefeated Chris Algieri (19-0, 8ko’s)*
Also featured in the co main event high rising Demetrius Andrade (19-0) defending his 154’ pound title vs Brian Rose (25-1-1).
Thank you once again for your support of Brooklyn Boxing!
Provodnikov vs. Algieri
Saturday, June 14, 2014
No Fee Ticket Prices:
$186.00 each – regular price is $206.00 each, lower level center
$96.00 each – regular price is $106.00 each, lower level center
$78.00 each – regular price is $86.00 each, lower level endzones and mid-level center
$51.00 each – regular price is $56.00 each, lower level endzones
$31.00 each – regular price is $31.00 each 100’s
*Tickets will be e-mailed to you within minutes after purchase*
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