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Ring 8 Minutes and Notes Tuesday, February 19, 2015

Good meeting. Orlando Cruz- new boxing & health gym in Bklyn spoke on fitness classes. All welcome.
Jack Stanton, Larry’s father is boxing lawyer- talked on lawful means to own a fighter nowadays and difference between now and 80′s in owning a fighter. Costs, allegiance to fighter. Getting fights. Al Haymon owns all big named fighters and controls 90% of boxing businesses on TV including Showtime.. He has contracts with all TV except HBO. Haymon is not licensed anywhere. No promoter, mgr, owner, nothing anywhere. Is he legal, remains to be seen. But you must deal with Haymon to get BIG fights. period.

Bob talked about Ring 8 things. The usual.


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Jack Stanton & Luis Orlando Cruz will be our guest speakers this Thursday at the Plattduetsche


One of our guest speakers will be attorney Jack Stanton considered an expert in all aspects of boxing litigation. The other guest speaker will be Luis Orlando Cruz, who just opened a gym in Brooklyn named “Fight For Fitness.”

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Ring 8 Minutes and Notes Tuesday, January 20, 2015

President Bob Duffy opened the meeting with a Flag Salute


followed by a 10 count by


Paulette Balog and John Holden in the memory of Former WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World Ernie Terrell.

President Duffy stated that Henny Wallitsch, Tony Depippo and Tony Mazzarella were all not feeling well.


President Duffy stated that the newest member of the Board is Boxing Judge Ron McNair. Ron has been a member of Ring 8 since the early 1980′s.


President Duffy introduced some of the Award Winners from out Christmas Party that attended, including John Rohe, Brian Dubecky, Sparkle Lee, Robin Tayor and Stan Janousek.

Ring 8 will be hosting another New York Golden Glove Show on Thursday, February 5th at the Plattduetsche Restaurant, Franklin Square, New York, which will be for the Bill Gallo Scholarship Fund. The price for all Ring 8 members will be ONLY $20.

Our next meeting will also be at the Plattduetsche Restaurant on Tuesday, February 19th.

Ring 8 donated $1,000 to “Russo’s on the Bay” to benefit sick children.

Ring 8 also donated $400 each to the Glen Cove & Westbury Gym for equipment. Ring 8 also made many other donations throughout the year.

Ring 8 will have a plaque made up on behalf of Jock Lewis who was killed recently in a car crash.


Frank Pena talked on another Golden Glove Show which will be held on Thursday, February 26th.

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Frank stated that their will be a total of 30 Golden Glove Shows this year. Frank stated that Ring 8 will invite all the Finalist to a Ring 8 meeting and he introduced one of his female boxers, Emily Colon, who will also be boxing in the Tournament.

President Duffy talked on longtime photographer, Tom Casino, who is in need of financial need for hospital bills which will come to over $100,000. Ring 8 is donating $500 and Ed Post the President of Spartan Sports, will also match that. If you want to make a donated you can do so by going to the following link –


President Duffy introduced several officials including John McKaie, Carlos Ortiz Jr., Robin Taylor, Ron McNair, Eddie Claudio and Sparkle Lee, who will be Inducted into the Women’s International Boxing Hall of Fame on July 11th. President Duffy also introduced New York Boxing Commissioner John Signorile. He also stated that Tom Hoover will be replacing Melvina Lathan as the Chair person.


Jack Hirsch introduced the newly elected Class of the New York Boxing Hall of Fame.

President Duffy stated that the price this year will be ONLY $125

This years picnic will be at Massapequa Park.


President Duffy also introduced several other members including Tommy Carcone.


President Duffy introduced guest speaker Shiri Paamony Eshel, who is doing a Documentary on old time boxing, ask if anyone would be interested in getting involved.

Charlie Norkus Jr., stated that we should all congratulate Mark Breland as he is the trainer of the Newly crowned WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World, Deontay Wilder.

Ed Post & Arthur Mercante Jr.

Ed Post, the President of Spartan Sports, stated that he has coupons for Modell’s which will give you a 15% discount. He also stated that any Ring 8 member can see the movie American Sniper at a low price of ONLY $6.00 at a near by theater.

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Ring 8 Minutes and Notes Tuesday, November 18, 2014

President Bob Duffy welcomes everyone then he led us in the Flag Statue.

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The 10 Count was done by John Holden.

President Duffy talked on the 1st ever meeting Ring 8 had at the Plattduetsche Restaurant, Franklin Square, New York last month and reported that we gained another 47 New members. He stated that we will have 7 or 8 meetings at the Crabhouse this coming year and 2 or 3 at the Plattduetsche, with our next meeting on Tuesday, January 20th. He also stated that the Crabhouse will always be the home of Ring 8.

President Duffy reported on the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Induction & Award Ceremonies on Thursday, November 13th. He stated that Henry Hascup runs the best State Hall of Fame affair in the nation. Charlie Norkus, who was named the NJBHOF Man of the Year, thanked Ring 8 for their support & the AD they put in the Journal and how honored he was that night. He stated that he was raised in a boxing household as his father was a high ranking heavyweight back in the 1950′s. In doing so he met many all-time Greats. He has supported the Amateur Boxing program for many years by purchasing 2 FULL tables for the Open Class Champions and their guest and also help support several trips they have taken across the country.


President Duffy talked on a Poster that was made up by his daughter wishing Chris Algieri luck in is up-coming bout with Manny Pacquiao.

2014 Ring 8 Flyer

President Duffy reported on the Ring 8 Holiday Party which is coming up on Sunday, December 14th at Russo’s on the Bay. He announced all the honorees and celebrities that will attend.

On Thursday, February 5th, Ring 8 will be hosting another New York Golden Glove Show at the Plattduetsche, where the proceeds go for Bill Gallo Scholarship Fund for College Students.

Ring 8 donated $400 to Westbury Boxing Gym for equipment and $340 to the Glen Cove Boxing Club for equipment as well.

President Duffy report that the New York Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies will take place at Russo’s on the Bay on Sunday, April 26th and will be sponsored by the Fight Network.

President Duffy announced the nominating Committee, including Jack Hirsch, Henry Hascup & Rom McNair. He then talked on how the process of picking the Hall of Famers. Several people had their thoughts on who should be Inducted But Henry Hascup explained that we can’t put everyone in all at the same time. Once a person passes away their in another category and it becomes a lot harder as we have dozens of nominates that are in the International Hall of Fame.

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President Duffy stated that the 2015 Ring 8 picnic will take place in Massapequa Park, after having the last several picnics in Glen Cove. He thanked Frank Pena for running those affairs. Pena thanked Ring 8 for the donation to the Glen Cove Boxing Club and then introduced a female boxer who just became a New York Inspector, Wendy Sincuir.

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President Duffy introduced our first guest speaker, Dr. Barry Jordan. Dr. Jordan stated that he came to a Ring 8 meeting about 20 years ago as a guest speaker. He talked about treatment for Cognitive Evaluation and that the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital donated $100,000 for seed money for retired Athletics. A proper evaluation test cost around $6,000. He started working on this as far back as 1998. He stated that many boxers spar over 40 rounds a week and that takes a toll.

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The next guest speaker was Felice Centatore, who wrote a book called “Rocky Spirit”, which can be found on He talked on how as a 11 year old boy a lady in a store talked on a movie that she was saying was the best she ever saw, so he decided to see for himself and he fell in Love with the sport of boxing. Felice talked on the 14th round of the 1st Rocky movie and on how Rocky wouldn’t give up after Apollo Creed dropped Rocky with an uppercut. Rocky’s trainer Mickey yelled for Rocky to stay down But his other cornerman, Mike, played by Jimmy Gambina, yelled for him to get up and he did. He then stated that so many kids are in the 14th round make the wrong decisions in life and get themselves in trouble. Years later Felice decided to box himself as he was matched up with a much larger and experienced boxer, But he found Jimmy Gambina, who helped him out to the upset victory.

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Felice’s sister Doreen also talked on the book and also told of a story on TV about a young 11 year old boy.

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Meeting at the Plattduetsche


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Sean Monaghan & Bobby Cassidy will be our guest speakers this Thursday at the Plattduetsche


Ring 8 Meeting Notice - October 2014

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Ring 8 Minutes and Notes Tuesday, September 16, 2014

President Bob Duffy opened the meeting with

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93 year old Carmine singing the National Anthem followed by the

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10 count by Paulette Balog and John Holden in the memory of all those who recently passed on.

President Duffy talked on the recent birthday party Pinklon Thomas had for his father who turned 100 years old. Ring 8 donated a Championship Belt and the family was so happy.

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Henry Hascup talked on the up-coming New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Induction and Award Ceremonies that will take place on Thursday, November 13th at the beautiful Venetian, located at 546 River Drive, Garfield, New Jersey starting at 7:00 P.M. Tickets are priced at ONLY $85.00 per person.

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A new member Michael Goldberg talked about how he got into boxing by watching someone just jumping rope and he wanted to do the same and he just fell in Love with the sport. You can go to his Networking web site by clicking on the following link - - He stated that he would like to become more involved with the sport, maybe as a Boxing analysis.

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President Duffy talked about an event this coming Saturday in which they will be renaming the street at 45th and Queens Blvd, to Sunnyside Garden Way, where Sunnyside Garden use to stand. He also talked about the Monument Ring 8 put up at that site on October 6, 2012.

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Famed ring announcer and the Brooklyn Nets public address announcer Dave Diamante also talked on Sunnyside Garden. Dave talked on several boxing events that are coming up later this week where he will be doing the ring announcing.

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He also talked on the running with the Bulls which took place in Spain and he ran several times, with a cigar in his mouth.

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Dave owns the Diamante’s Brooklyn Cigar Lounge located at 108 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

President Duffy stated that David Berlin newly appointed executive director of the New York State Athletic Commission was suppose to be our guest speaker tonight But with 3 consecutive shows this week he had to postpone his appearance until November.

Our next meeting will be at the Plattduetsche Restaurant, Franklin Square, New York on Thursday, October 16th. The guest speakers will be Sean Monahan and Bobby Cassidy Jr.

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The family of the late Felix Sandoval, who was a former boxer and trainer, came up and talked about there father. A few members of his family talked on how boxing was a big part of there life because of there father, and they went to many boxing shows because of him. New York State Athletic Commissioner member Judge Edwin Torres, who also wrote “Carlito’s Way” presented the family with a plaque from Ring 8 and we had a 10 count in his memory.

President Duffy stated that Ring 8 finally has a Tax Exempt Status, which will save as $1,000′s each year.

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Brian Dubecky, John Rohe, Stan Janousek, Robin Taylor & Sparkle Lee

President Duffy talked on our up-coming Holiday Party at Russo’s on the Bay on Sunday, December 14th. Then he read off all the honorees:

Ring 8′s Fighter of the Year – Chris Algieri

Ring 8′s Comeback Fighter of the Year – Daniel Jacobs

Ring 8′s Uncrowned Champion – Joe Mesi

Ring 8′s Contender of the Year – Frankie Galarza

Ring 8′s Prospect of the Year – Julian Williams

Ring 8′s Referee of the Year – Sparkle Lee

Ring 8′s Judge of the Year – Robin Taylor

Ring 8′s Photographer of the Year – Stan Janousek  (professional fight name Stanley Yanachek)

Ring 8′s Men of the Year – Brian Dubecky & John Rohe

Ring 8′s Promoters of the Year – Felipe Gomez, Kevin Sullivan & Wilson Naranjo

Ring 8′s Long & Meritorious Service Award – George Ward

Ring 8′s Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year – Dave (Scooter) Honig


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John McKaie, who just came back from Las Vegas, after judging the Floyd Mayweather fight spoke on how he received the assignment. He stated that he did several regional & World title fights in Las Vegas in the past years and he word was out that he was being considered as one of the judges. When the list of judges first came out they spelled his name wrong and he wasn’t sure if they meant him, But after a while when he looked on the internet, his name was spelled right and he was on his way to Las Vegas. John stated that he felt relaxed and that he was more nervous in doing the smaller club shows. He stated that he scored the fight 8 rounds to 4 in favor of Mayweather and because of the point taken away his score ended up 116-111. He talked a little about the bite that Mayweather claimed he received. He also talked on the punch that rocked Mayweather at the end of the 3rd round, in which all 3 judges gave to Mayweather. He said Las Vegas is like no other place.

Our next meeting at the Crabhouse will be on Tuesday, November 18th with guest speaker David Berlin, the newly appointed executive director of the New York State Athletic Commission. Again, our October meeting will be at the Plattduetsche Restaurant, Franklin Square, New York on Thursday, October 16th. The guest speakers will be Sean Monahan and Bobby Cassidy Jr.

President Duffy then introduced many VIP’s that attended.


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