Mar-5-2016

RING 8 WILL BE HOSTING THE NEW YORK GOLDEN GLOVES

Ring 8 will be hosting another New York Golden Glove Show on Wednesday, March 16th a the Plattduetsche. We will have as a special guest Amanda Serrano, the Newly Crowned WBO featherweight World Champion, along with her sister Cindy, the former Three time World Champion …This year Joe Dwyer wife , Linda, will make a special presentation to the Fighter of the Night ….. a special event so let s talk it up. For more information, PLEASE contact President Bob Duffy at 516-313-2304.

NEW YORK GOLDEN GLOVE FLIER 2016

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Feb-18-2016

Ring 8 guest speaker Lou DiBella last Tuesday night, February 17, 2016 in NY

6c244484-f360-4901-821d-0cd5282a4d83Boxing promoter Lou DiBella was Ring 8’s monthly guest speaker this past Tuesday night at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.

“Lou was fantastic,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “He was very informative and spoke nearly 30-minutes. He kept everybody in tune to what’s happening in boxing today, discussed how difficult it is to promote a boxing show, and answered everybody’s questions. Our members really enjoyed listening to Lou.”

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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 www.Ring8ny.com for more information about RING 8.

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(L-R) Ring 8 vice president Jack Hirsch, promoter Lou DiBella and Ring 8 president Bob Duffy. Photos courtesy of John Roe)
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Feb-15-2016

Next Meeting this Tuesday, February 16th at O’Neill’s – Boxing Promoter Lou DiBella Guest Speaker

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Our meeting this Tuesday we will have Lou DiBella as our guest speaker ….doors open at 7:00 pm at O’Neills restaurant located at 64-21 53rd Dr., Maspeth, NY 11378.

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Louis John DiBella, Jr. (b. 17 May 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is a boxing promoter. Fighters promoted in the past include Jermain Taylor and Bernard Hopkins, both world champions. Taylor was dethroned by the now retired Kelly Pavlik, but later regained the middleweight title. Also Paul Malignaggi, a former junior welterweight champion.

DiBella was head of programming for HBO Sports before starting his own promotional firm, DiBella Entertainment. He also owns the San Francisco Giants affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. He also promotes former middleweight champion Sergio Gabriel Martinez, Andre Berto, Zsolt Erdei, Glen Johnson, Jose Pedraza and Andy Lee among others.

DiBella was Inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Feb-11-2016

NEW YORK STATE BOXING HALL OF FAME

* The 5th annual NYSBHOF induction Ceremonies will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 3rd, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

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The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame announced its 18-person class of 2016 and it is led by the late Hector Camacho Sr., who was also elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and will be inducted in June.

Living boxers who will be enshrined are former welterweight titleholder and 1986 New York Golden Gloves champion Aaron “Superman” Davis (49-6, 31 KOs); Rochester’s former junior welterweight titleholder Charles Murray (44-9, 26 KOs); Bronx two-time lightweight title challenger and 1970 New York Golden Gloves champion Vilomar Fernandez; and New York’s former lightweight title challenger Edwin Viruet.

Posthumous inductees include former three-division titlist “Macho” Camacho (79-6-3, 38 KOs), who was from Puerto Rico but grew up in Spanish Harlem and made his name in New York; also included are four Brooklyn fighters: former world middleweight champion Rocky Graziano (67-10-6, 52 KOs), former lightweight champion Rocky Kansas (62-11-6, 38 KOs), former bantamweight titleholder Joe Lynch and former top welterweight Joe Miceli.

Non-participants being enshrined are International Boxing Hall of Fame executive director Ed Brophy of Canastota, New York, Bronx promoter Joe DeGuardia, former New York State Athletic Commissioner and media personality Randy Gordon of Melville, New York, and Queens manager Dennis Rappaport.

Posthumous non-participant inductees are Bronx manager Howie Albert, Manhattan trainer/cutman Freddie Brown, New York City television commentator Howard Cosell, Manhattan former boxer and referee Ruby Goldstein and New York City manager Jimmy Jacobs, best known for co-managing a young Mike Tyson.
For more information contact President Bob Duffy, PO Box 724, Massapequa Park, NY 11762 – 516-313-2304.

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Jan-20-2016

Ring 8 Pictures and Notes of Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Herschel Jacobs Family

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John Holden doing the 10 count to open up the meeting with President Bob Duffy

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Jack Hirsch reading off all the names of the 2016 New York State Boxing Hall of Famers. This years Induction ceremonies will take place on Sunday, April 3rd at Russo’s on The Bay.

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Harold Lederman who will be inducted into the International Boxing hall of Fame in June

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Frank Pena talking about the cerebration the town of Glen Cove had in memory of Howard Davis Jr.

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Ed Post also talking on Howard Davis Jr.

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Doctor Abbey Muneer, of World Liberty TV, receiving an award from Ring 8 with Vito Antuofermo, President Bob Duffy and Jack Hirsch

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Henry Hascup delivering the Eulogy and Bell Count for Herschel Jacobs

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Jim Kinney making a presentation to the son of Herschel Jacobs also with Henry Hascup and President Bob Duffy.

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Guest speaker John McKaie talking about his career as a Boxing Judge

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Jan-18-2016

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

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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.

Hershel JacobsJacobs (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.

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 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, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, with a current boxing license or book are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person.

CONTACT: Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com @fightpublicist

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Dec-29-2015

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2016

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For Immediate Release

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame
Announces Class of 2016

Sunday, April 3 Induction Dinner

Hector Camacho, Rocky Graziano, Aaron Davis and Howard Cosell head new class

NEW YORK (December 29, 2015) – The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF), sponsored by Ring 8, has announced its 18-member Class of 2016. The fifth annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 3, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

“This is another very strong class of inductees,” said Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy, who was inducted into the NYSBHOF last year. “We are honoring New York’s finest in our sport. This is all about recognizing great fighters, as well as others involved in boxing, from the state of New York.”

Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include former world welterweight champion (’90-91) and 1986 New York Golden Gloves winner, Bronx fighter Aaron “Superman” Davis (49-6, 31 KOs), Rochester’s world junior welterweight champion (’93-94) Charles “The Natural” Murray (44-9, 26 KOs), Bronx two-time world lightweight title challenger and 1970 New York Golden Gloves co-champion Vilomar Fernandez (30-11-2, 9 KOs), and New York City’s world lightweight title challenger Edwin Viruet.

Posthumous participants being inducted are Spanish Harlem’s 4-time, 3-division world champion Hector “Macho” Camacho (79-6-3, 45 KOs), Brooklyn’s world middleweight champion (1952) Rocky Graziano (67-10-6, 52 KOs), Buffalo’s world lightweight (’25-26) titlist Rocky Kansas (62-11-6, 38 KOs), Brooklyn’s 2-time world bantamweight titleholder Joe Lynch (99-36-19 2 NC, 37 KOs) and Brooklyn’s “uncrowned welterweight champion” Joe Miceli (60-42-8, 28 KOs).

Non-participants heading into the NYSBHOF are Canastota’s International Boxing Hall of Fame executive director Ed Brophy, Bronx promoter Joe DeGuardia, Melville’s commissioner/media personality Randy Gordon and Queens promoter/manager Dennis Rappaport.

Posthumous non-participant inductees are Bronx manager Howie Albert, Manhattan’s East Side trainer/cutman Freddie Brown, New York City television commentator Howard Cosell, Manhattan’s Lower East Side boxer/referee Ruby Goldstein and New York City manager Jimmy Jacobs.

Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. Plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission.

The 2016 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members: Jack Hirsch, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Don Majeski, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair, Angelo Prospero and Neil Terens.

All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years in order to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers or during the prime of their respective career.

 

CLASS of 2012 : Carmen Basilio, Mike McCallum, Mike Tyson, Jake LaMotta, Riddick Bowe, Carlos Ortiz, Vito Antuofermo, Emile Griffith, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard, Tony Canzoneri, Harold Lederman, Steve Acunto, Jimmy Glenn, Gil Clancy, Ray Arcel, Nat Fleischer, Bill Gallo and Arthur Mercante, Sr.

CLASS of 2013: Jack Dempsey, Johnny Dundee, Sandy Saddler, Maxie Rosenbloom, Joey Archer, Iran Barkley, Mark Breland, Bobby Cassidy, Doug Jones, Junior Jones, James “Buddy” McGirt, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Bob Arum, Shelly Finkel, Tony Graziano, Larry Merchant, Teddy Brenner, Mike Jacobs, Tex Rickard and Don Dunphy.

CLASS OF 2014: Floyd Patterson, Tracy Harris Patterson, Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan LaPorte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis, Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton, Terry McGovern, Teddy Atlas, Lou DiBella, Steve Farhood, Gene Moore, Angelo Prospero, Whitey Bimstein, Cus D’Amato, William Muldoon and Tom O’Rourke.

CLASS OF 2015: Saoul Mamby, Joey Giambra, Johnny Persol, Harold Weston, Lonnie Bradley, Paul Berlenbach, Billy Graham, Frankie Genaro, Bob Miller, Tommy Ryan, Jimmy Slattery, Bob Duffy, Mike Katz, Tommy Gallagher, Bruce Silverglade, Charley Goldman, Jimmy Johnston, Cedric Kushner, Harry Markson, Damon Runyon and Al Weill.

Tickets are priced at $125.00 per adult and $50.00 for children (under 16), and include a complete brunch and cocktail hour upon entry, starting at 12:30 PM/ET, as well as dinner (prime rib, fish or poultry) and open bar throughout the evening. Tickets are available to purchase by calling NYSBHOF/Ring 8 president Bob Duffy at 516.313.2304. Ads for the NYSBHOF program are available, ranging from $50.00 to $250.00, by contacting Duffy. Go on line at www.Ring8ny.com for additional information about the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.

CONTACT:
Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com
ABOUT RING 8: Formed in 1954 by an ex-prizefighter, Jack Grebelsky, 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 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, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person.

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