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2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri honored at 28th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony

2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri honored at

28th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony

Ring 8 president Bob Duffy, Ring 8 2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri and

Master of Ceremonies David Diamante

(pictures courtesy of Stanley Janousek)

 

NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 21, 2014) – A capacity crowd of 364 boxing fans attended last week’s 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

 

Past world champions Aaron “Hawk” Pryor, Carlos Palomino and Tony DeMarco were special VIP guests.

 

            (L-R) — Aaron Pryor & Tony DeMarco

 

“The annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony is our way of thanking our officials and members who do volunteer community work,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “They do a lot of the behind-the-scenes work in boxing. We also bring in VIP world champions from around the country to let them know we’ll never forget them. This was another evening that was enjoyed by all in attendance.”

 

2014 RING 8 Award Winners

 

Fighter of the Year: Chris Algieri

Comeback Fighter of the Year: Daniel Jacobs

Uncrowned Champion: Joe Mesi

Contender of the Year: Frank Galarza

Members of the Year: John Rohe & Brian Dubecky

Trainer of the Year: Nirmil Lorick

Conditioning & Strength Coach of the Year: David “Scooter” Honig

Co-Promoters of the Year: Felipe Gomez, Kevin O’Sullivan and Wilson Naranjo

Official of the Year (Referee): Sparkle Lee

Official of the Year (Judge): Robin Taylor

Long & Meritorious Service: George Ward

Photographer of the Year: Stan Janousek

Prospect of the Year: Julian Williams

 

 

Go online to www.Ring8ny.com for more information about Ring 8.

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 VeteranBoxers 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 boxingcommunity 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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