Brick City Boxing

On Wednesday evening, November 1, 2006, a 7:00 P.M. the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame will hold it

Here’s some information on this years honorees:

Dr. Mark L. Belafsky worked for the New Jersey Boxing Comm. for over 20 years.

Jeff Chandler was the WBA Bantamweight Champion.

* Pat Comiskey was rated as high as #4 Heavyweight contender back in the early 1940’s.

* Jimmy DeForest trained such greats as James J. Jeffries, Joe Gans, George Dixon, Original Joe Walcott, Kid McCoy, Tommy Ryan, Pal Moore, Jack Sharkey, Luis Firpo and Jack Dempsey. He was was a promotor and promoted the Harry Greb/Mickey Walker bout.

Doug DeWitt, former WBO Middleweight Champion.

Bob Fernandez, Boxing Historian and writer.

* Al Gavin, top cutman and trainer who worked with Lennox Lewis, Mickey Ward, Eric Harding, Prince Naseem Hamed, Oscar De La Hoya, Buddy McGrit, Vito Antuofermo
among others.

Henry Eugene Grant, Boxing judge since 1985.

James “Hard Rock” Green, former top Middleweight contender.

* Johnny Howard, former Middleweight great from 1912 to 1922. He boxed over 120 bouts.

Tony Riccio (Bayonne) who fought Sugar Ray Robinson and beat Sammy Angott. He lives in Florida right now but he was well known in Bayonne when he fought.

Renaldo Snipes, top Heavyweight contender who had Larry Holmes down and also out.

Frankie “The Shark” Toledo, former WBU Super Bantamweight Champion and IBF Featherweight title holder.

Pro Boxer of the Year:

Arturo Gatti

Amateur Boxer of the Year:

Alan Lawrence

Amateur Official of the Year:

Arnold Neal

Amateur Coach of the Year: