President Bob Duffy opened the meeting with Carmine singing the National Anthem followed by
the 10 count by Paulette Balog and John Holden in the memory of all those who recently passed on.
President Duffy stated that Eddie Claudio’s daughter was married on the same day as the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame affair and he also thanked Frank Pena and John Holden for helping out that day. President Duffy stated that we received World Wide media coverage on the event and stated that we flew in several of the honorees which no other organization does.
President Duffy stated that we will not be having our meetings at the Plattduetsche until after the summer because the Board voted not to do so.
Frank Pena thanked President Duffy on a wonderful affair. He then talked about our annual picnic that will be held in Glen Cove on Sunday, July 27th. The price will be $20 for adults, $5 for kids, up to $15, meaning if you bring 4 or more kids all you will pay is $15.
President Duffy talked on the USA Association of USA Boxing and thanked Eddie Claudio for his help.
NY State Commissioner Edwin Torres stated that Bob Duffy was doing a Great job and thanked him for all he does. Commissioner Torres stated that he is 83 years old and he goes back to the 1930′s as far as boxing goes. He stated that he wanted to be a fighter, he even fought in the Golden Gloves years ago. He stated that he had the pleasure of meeting and shaking the hands of Joe Louis, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey and Walker Smith, who fought under the name of Sugar Ray Robinson.
NY State Commissioner John Signorile praised Commissioner Torres and Boxing Judge John McKaie, who was in Las Vegas last weekend Judging a fight on the under card of the Manny Pacquiao/Timothy Bradley fight. Charlie Norkus asked about what was going on with the NYSAC. John stated that they will announce everything on May 1st. President Duffy talked on the New Excutive Director of the NYSAC David Berlin.
John Holden talked on how wonderful it is getting signed autographs on boxing gloves. It not only gives the person that has the gloves a thrill But the fighters that sign them are grateful as well.
Boxing Judge John McKaie talked on the Manny Pacquiao/Timothy Bradley fight. He stated that Bob Arum’s office called him to tell him that he was working the show several days before the even. John stated that he didn’t know he was until that time. Someone asked John how did he score the fight. He said that he was sitting in the back so he couldn’t see it very good but after 6 rounds he had it even, But he thought Manny won the last 5 of 6 rounds so he scored it 8 to 4 (116-112). He also stated that Las Vegas does it like no one else, it’s an amazing experience.
Veteran Glover Giuseppe Pena introduced an Amateur Boxer and then Diane Caramanno talked about her son, Anthony Caramanno, who won 3 New York Golden Glove Titles and recently won his first Pro fight in January. Anthony is scheduled to fight again on May 17th.
Stan Janousek (professional fight name Stanley Yanachek) who takes all our pictures for this web site, talked on the 2 tickets he won at the last meeting. He stated that the seats were way in the back and he couldn’t take any close up pictures. He asked President Duffy if Ring 8 could help him out so he can get right at ringside like the other photographers. Frank Pena stated that he told Stan that he needs to apply for a press pass like all the other photographers do. Stan again asked if Ring 8 could help him out with this. President Duffy told him that it’s not up to Ring 8, it’s up to the promoters and that he has to through the process like everyone else.
President Duffy stated that we will have a raffle and the winner will get 2 Free tickets to the May 17th show.Meeting Notes