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Next Meeting this Tuesday, January 19th at O’Neill’s – Boxing Judge John McKaie Guest Speaker, Memorial service for Herschel Jacobs
International boxing judge John McKaie
Ring 8 Guest Speaker Tuesday night
Memorial service for Herschel Jacobs
NEW YORK (January 17, 2016) – International boxing judge John McKaie will be the guest speaker at Tuesday night’s (Jan. 19), starting at 7 p.m. ET, at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.
Ring 8 will also host a memorial service for former light heavyweight boxer Herschel Jacobs, who passed away this past December at the age of 75.
“We’re fortunate to have one of the most respected judges in boxing as a guest speaker for our first meeting in 2016,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “He has judged some of the biggest fights during his 18-year career in the squared circle. Ring 8 historian Henry Hascup will make a historical tribute to Herschel Jacobs, whose family, friends and members of his team (Cage Boxing Team in Yonkers) will join us for this special evening.”
McKaie, who is from Flushing, has judged nearly 800 fights, including 23 world championships. He was one of three judges chosen to work one of the most anticipated fights of 2015, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Miquel Cotto. Among other top world title fights he’s work are Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II and Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan.
Jacobs (27-20-2, 11 KOs) fought professionally between 1960 and 1978. His signature victory was a 10-round decision in 1971 against three-time world light heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Famer, Harold Johnson, at the famed Sunnyside Garden in Queens. Jacobs also gave Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (4-0) his first pro loss in 1962 by way of a six-round decision. Jacobs also went the distance with future world heavyweight champion Ken Norton in 1972, losing a 10-round decision in San Diego.
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President Bob Duffy started the meeting with the flag salute and 10 count. He also stated that this will be our last meeting of the year.
John Holden stated that the New Year is coming and Ring 8 is taking dues for 2016. President Duffy stated that John will be the New Ring 8 treasurer and then showed a bag full of taxes from last year.
Bob talked on the Sunnyside Garden Monument that we put up a few years ago and how it got damaged. He is looking into how it can be repaired.
Bob stated that our very own John McKaie will be one of the Judges this week-end for the Canelo/Cotto fight.
Pro boxing Judge Ron McNair talked about a fight card that happened at Gleason’s Arena many years ago.
President Duffy talked about our Ring 8 Party on Sunday, December 13th and our Fighter of the Year will be Timothy Bradley. Bob thanked Jack Hirsch for making all the arrangements.
Duffy stated that our Amateur Boxing Show, honoring the late Joe Dwyer, has been postponed until a later date.
President Duffy talked on the resent New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Induction & Award Ceremonies which was run by their President and Ring 8 Boxing Historian Henry Hascup. Both Bob and Melvina Lathan talked very highly of the event in which Oscar De La Hoya was their special guest and how Great he was, taking pictures and signing autographs for hours.
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Jack Hirsch introduced our first guest speaker Rich Blake who wrote a book on Jimmy Slattery called “Slats”. He talked his career and several fighters he went up against. Tommy Loughran wrote a note stating the Slattery was the best boxer he went against.
Jack talked on Vito Antuofermo, who was suppose to be another of our guest speakers, But couldn’t attend.
Jack then introduced a young up-coming fighter by the name of Zachary Ochoa, who is 13-0 with 6 KO’s. Zach thanked several referees in attendance, as they refereed several of his fights. He told a story about his 2nd Amateur bout in which the referee took a point away from him, the that referee was was our very own John Holden. Zach, who boxes for the Golden Boy Promotions” talked about fighting outside the New York Area, and what a great experience that is. He stated that he is not in it for the money, he does it for the dream he always had of becoming a World Champion. He took and answered several questions from the membership and at the end John Holden presented him with a Ring 8 hat, and Zach jokingly held up 1 finger stating 1 point, 1 point, to the laughter of everyone.
Bob then talked on Stan Janousek (professional fight name Stanley Yanachek) and his career in boxing. Stan was also trained by the Great Sandy Saddler and he is the one who takes and supplies all our pictures for this web site.Meeting Notes
Next Meeting this Tuesday, November 17th at O’Neill’s – Guest Speakers will be Vito Antuofermo and undefeated Super Lightweight, Zachary Ochoa (13-0) from Brooklyn, NY.
BUFFET STARTS AT 7:00 PM AND MEETING AT 8:00 PMPosted under Meeting Notes
Ring 8 will have their meeting on Thursday 10/22/15 at 7:00 pm ////we will be having our Ring 8 octoberfest since the meeting will be held at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant 1132 Hempstead turnpike . Franklin Square . NY ( 1.5 miles east of Belmont racetrack ) …..We will an serving an array of German food .
Our Guest speakers are Randy “Commish ” Gordon former NYS Boxing Chairman but now a co host with Gerry Cooney on sirius Radio a show that is aired nationally …..also Joe Higgins . lead trainer of Sean Monoghan , who won a a landslide decision against George Donavan …Joe is the former president of the US Metros and is bring his 2 protege who will be traveling on Friday to compete in the upcoming Olympic Trials and also George Mitchell again will be present to answer any and all questions on cuts ……Food will be served at 7:00 PM and the meeting will start at 8:00 PM fee’s for meal $5.00 with membership cardPosted under Meeting Notes