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Oct-20-2017

Sunday, December 10th Ring 8 Holiday Awards Dinner @ Russo’s On The Bay

Time is running out, everyone should try to put in an AD in for our event.

The event is Sunday, December 10th at Russo’s on the Bay!

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Mar-14-2017

Tonights Meeting is Postponed until next Tuesday

Due to the snow storm, tonight’s meeting has been postponed until next Tuesday, March 21st, starting at 7 p.m. ET, at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.

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Oct-24-2014

Former boxing champion Iran Barkley hospitalized after suffering stroke

A one-time middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight title holder who twice beat Thomas Hearns, the 54-year-old Barkley is listed in ‘fair’ condition at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx.

BY Mitch Abramson
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:05 PM
Updated: Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:17 AM

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Newkirk/Getty Images – Iran Barkley in 1992, after the second of his two wins over Thomas Hearns.

Iran Barkley, a ferocious boxer known as the “Blade,” who owns two victories over Thomas Hearns, was hospitalized on Wednesday with a minor stroke after having a seizure at his Bronx home, his niece, Barbara Wilder, told the Daily News.

Barkley, 54, is currently talking, eating and moving around and is “doing fair” in a room at Lincoln Medical Center, Wilder said.

“He’s good, he’s talking, he still looks like Iran,” Wilder said in a phone interview on Thursday. “He can walk around and everything. He’s going to be here for a couple of days but he’s doing well. He’s alert.”

Wilder said that Barkley collapsed in his home on Wednesday, “stressed out” from worrying about a brother, Alibay Barkley and a niece Nicola Barkley, both of whom are suffering from lung cancer.

“That’s what it was,” Wilder said. “He was stressed out. He never had any health problems before. It was the stress factor. But he’s in pretty good health now. The doctor just said he was under a lot of stress.”

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Julia Xanthos/New York Daily News – Iran Barkley during a Daily News photo shoot in August.

He was found at his apartment by his girlfriend, who called for help, Wilder said.

Wilder said that Barkley is scheduled for more medical testing on Friday and expects him to stay in the hospital for several more days for precautionary reasons before he’s discharged.

Barkley earned millions of dollars in boxing, stopping Hearns in the third round to capture a middleweight title in 1988. He subsequently lost a split decision to Roberto Duran in 1989, relinquishing the belt. He would go on to win titles at super middleweight and light heavyweight, when he again topped Hearns by split decision in 1992.

Barkley fell on hard times, however, blowing through his money, and for a time he even slept on a subway because he was homeless. He was able to land an apartment with the help of a non-profit and as recently as this past summer had discussed making a comeback in boxing. He last fought professionally in 1999.

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Jul-4-2014

Honoring Emile Griffith with a Tombstone

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Article appeared in the Woodside Herald  – WOODSIDE, L.I.C., N.Y. FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014

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Feb-12-2014

Ring 8 NY Golden Glove Show is Postponed

The New York Golden Glove show for Thursday February 13, 2014 at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant has been postponed due to the winter storm , Long Island is expected 8 inches , on top of what we have ….We will have a new date with in the next couple of days.

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Jan-21-2014

Ring 8 Meeting Postponed Until Next Tuesday, January 28th

Because of the Snow Storm coming tomorrow the Ring 8 Meeting will be Postponed Until Next Tuesday, January 28th.

The 2014 NYBHOF Class will be announced on Wednesday by President Bob Duffy. The New Class will be Inducted on Sunday, March 30th at Russo’s on the Bay.

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Jul-25-2013

Emile Griffith

Gil Clancy, Emile Griffith

I just got off the phone with Luis. He stated that he would like us to give our Eulogy and Bell ceremony next Saturday, either at the church or grave site. I told him to get back to me ASAP to see if it’s alright with the Minister or Priest.

Here’s what he put out:

Hello this is Luis Rodrigo Griffith, Emile Griffith’s son. I would like to inform you that my dad had passed away on July 23rd. At the nursing home and he did not suffer. I love him very much and I will miss him. God has him now.

Emile will be laid out on Friday, August 2nd at the Malverne Funeral Home Anthony J Walsh & Son, Inc., located at 330 Hempstead Avenue in Malverne, New York 11565 – Phone # 516-593-7230. There will be two viewing 3-5pm and 7-9pm.

Church Mass will be held on Saturday morning, August 3rd @ 9:45 AM, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church 24 Westminster Road, West Hempstead, New York 11552 after the mass will be the burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery. 72-02 Astoria Boulevard • East Elmhurst, NY 11370

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SERVICES AND FUNERAL SCHEDULE FOR EMILE GRIFFITH:

WAKE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
3-5 PM and 7-9 PM
MALVERNE FUNERAL PARLOR
330 HEMPSTEAD AVENUE
MALVERNE, NY 11565
516-593-7230

FUNERAL: Saturday, August 3, 2013
9:45 AM
ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE CHURCH
24 WESTMINSTER RD
WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY 11552
Tel: 516-489-8585

FOLLOWED BY BURIAL AT
ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY
72-02 ASTORIA BLVD
E. ELMHURST, NY 11370
(718) 278-3240.

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