Advertisement
Advertisement

Photos: Roy Jones, Steward, Adamek, Others Get Awards

NEW YORK, NY - Star boxers, industry dignitaries and fans turned out in record numbers for the recent 25th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

A sold-out crowd of more than 500 enjoyed a day of boxing. "People came out in force and this was our largest attendance ever," RING 8 President and dinner chairman Bob Duffy said. "On behalf of all RING 8 members, I'd like to thank everybody for attending, especially the award winners, many of whom traveled a great distance to be with us on the silver anniversary of our Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony. A good time was had by all. All of the award winners received a brass plaque, exclusively molded for RING 8. Manny liked it so much he took it home on the plane and proudly showed it off in Detroit. We're looking forward to next's year holiday event, as well as the first New York State Boxing Hall of Fame awards dinner, April 1st at Russo's On The Bay."

Master of Ceremonies Dave Diamante announced all of the award winners:

2011 RING 8 Honorees

Fighter of the Decade (1990's): Roy Jones, Jr.

Fight of the Year: Delvin Rodriguez vs. Pawel Wolak

First Hispanic Heavyweight Champion of the World: John Ruiz

Outstanding Achievement Award: Tomasz Adamek

Trainer of the Decade: Emanuel Steward

Ring 8 Promoter of the Year: Ziggy Rozalski

Uncrowned Champion: Michael DeLaRue

Longevity Service to Amateur Boxing: Frank Pena

Humanitarian Award: Jill Diamond

Amateur Boxer of the Year: Marcus Brown

Ring 8 Member of the Year: Keith Sullivan

Official of the Year: Ralph Petrillo

Ring 8 Boxing Historian: Henry Hascup

Manager of the Year: Philip Pilevsky

In addition to award-winners Jones, Ruiz and Adamek, other world champions in attendance included Mark Breland, Juan LaPorte, Iran "The Blade" Barkley, "Downtown" Leona Brown and Junior "Poison" Jones. Active boxers joining Fight of the Year participant Delvin Rodriguez and 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team member Marcus Brown included unbeaten IBF super featherweight champion Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano, NABF light welterweight titlist Gabriel "Tito" Bracero, popular heavyweight Vinny Maddalone, and world title challenger Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano. Additional retired boxers included Bobby Cassidy, Sr., Hubert Hilton, Mark Medal, Bobby Bartels, Lennie Mangiapane, and Mark McPherson.

Boxing dignitaries there in addition to the aforementioned award winners included IBF President Darryl Peoples, IBF Championship Chairman Lindsey Tucker, HBO "judge" Harold Lederman, NABF President Joe Dwyer, New York State Athletic Commission Chairperson Melvina Latham, ESPN boxing analyst/trainer Teddy Atlas, former NYSAC Chairperson Ron Scott Stevens, trainer Tommy Gallagher ("The Contender" series), international manager Stan Hoffman and former NYSAC commissioner and Ring 8 President Bob Duffy.

Other celebrities included the cast of the New York-based play, Kid Shamrock, based on the life of Bobby Cassidy, Sr., along with the screenplay writer, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., and executive producer Dave Schuster.

RING 8 was formed in 1954 by an ex-prizefighter, Jack Grebelsky, and it became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association -- hence, RING "8" -- and today the organization's motto remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.

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 $25.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, the third Tuesday of every month, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom. on 12-23-2011

Teddy Atlas would be a natural for horror movies. He'd be ideal for a demented serial murderer role.

Comment by MASTERFUL on 12-23-2011

Congrats Adamek!

Comment by supRa on 12-23-2011

yay roy!!!

Comment by Journeyman on 12-23-2011

what a f-in joke....its the year 2011 and roy jones jr is receiving fighter of the decade accolades from another century... its not like its 2008, 2009, or even 2010 right now...its about to be 2012 and they're making him…

Comment by omyblaze57 on 12-23-2011

He doesn't care about getting knocked out every time he steps into the ring, and I think he'll care less about wearing his grey hoodie while receiving an award for such little thing as "Fighter of the Decade" lol. Come…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Roach: I Want Pacquiao To Fight at Least Two More Times Video: Oleksandr Gvozdyk on PPV Fight, The Future, More Video: Oscar Valdez Ready For Statement Title Win With Rueda Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, More Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov WBA Eliminator is Ordered Postol: Of Course I Want To Beat Terence Crawford By Knockout Warren: Smith Will Be Treated as World Star After Beating Canelo Crawford's Trainer: Postol is Cashing Out, He Wanted a Check Francisco Santana on Benavidez, leans to Crawford over Postol Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Broner, More Video: Matias Rueda Confident of Shocking Oscar Valdez Video: Crawford's Trainer Media Interview - Two Parter Tommy Coyle Aims To Make History in Leeds Showdown Crawford Senses Fear: Postol Refused To Look Me in The Eyes Viktor Postol-Terence Crawford: Pre-Fight Report Card Canelo: Golovkin Fight Has To Happen, I Want It To Happen! Ruben Nieto Retains EBU Belt, Stops Gonzales in a War Adam Lopez Furious Over Draw: That Decision Was Bullsh*t! Muhammad Ali’s Training Camp Sold To John Madden's Son Adam Lopez Fights Reynoso To a Draw, Jonathan Guzman Next? Arum: Pacquiao Has Said 'Yes' To Fighting Terence Crawford! Jerry Odom With Crushing Knockout of Julius Jackson in Three Santana on Jose Benavidez: My Goal is To Chop The Tree Down! Ian Green With Stunning Stoppage of Khiary Gray on ShoBox Felix Verdejo-Terry Flanagan Eyed By Arum For Pacquiao Card Shumenov Says Lebedev Refusing To Fight, Calls For Purse Bid Photo: Roach Bets on Postol To Knock Crawford Out Photos: Valdez vs. Rueda, Benavidez vs. Santana Weighin Photos: Crawford, Postol Ripped and Ready For War in Vegas Gilberto Ramirez Shakes Head, Says Golovkin Being a Hypocrite Video: Orlando Salido Talks Lomachenko Rematch, More Weights: Terence Crawford 140-Pounds, Viktor Postol 139.5 LIVE STREAM: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Weighin Photo/Weights: Delvin Rodriguez vs. Shawn Cameron Weights From San Antonio: Maidana 143.8, Maysonet 141 Valdez: This is What I've Been Dreaming About Since I Was a Kid Video: Roberto Duran Discusses His Movie, Crawford-Postol Arum Sees Anticipation Worldwide For Crawford-Postol Clash Crawford's Trainer: I KNOW How To Beat Manny Pacquiao! Adam Lopez: I'm Looking For a Breakthrough Victory on ShoBox
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement