President Jack Hirsch opened the meeting as John Holden led the membership with a flag salute and a 10 count.
President Hirsch asked the membership to keep Paulette Balog in our prayers as she lost her mother a few days ago.
President Hirsch introduced our guest speaker for the night, NYS ringside physician Dr. Robert Polofsky. Dr. Polfsky, who has been a ringside physician for 20 years, gave a wonderful talk on Concussions in boxing. He stated that there no tests that shows a concussion, so how do we know when a boxer has one.
Arthur Mercante Jr.talked on a few of his fights that he refereed and how much the doctor plays more of a part today then in years past.
Bob Duffy made a presentation to Larry Stanton as he received the Ring 8 Uncrowned Champion Award. He was unable to attend the organization’s original awards festivity last December, at the Ring 8 Holiday Event & Award Ceremony. His brother also talked on him and stated that Larry actually had his 1st Pro fight at the age of 14 when they were short a fighter and Larry stepped in.
President Hirsch talked on a few up-coming Amateur events, including the following:
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