by Henry Hascup
Over 650 boxing fans and family members filled the Venetian on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the beautiful Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey for the 48th Annual Induction and Award Ceremonies for the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. This was the Largest crowd since 1989.
HONOREES being Inducted were Sal Alessi, Kenny “Bang Bang” Bogner, Clarence Coleman, Greg Everett, Anthony Hamm, Joey (Eye) Intrieri, Johnny Molnar, Bob Rooney Sr., Marlon Starling, Adrian Stone and Paul Vegliante.
POSTHUMOUSLY being Inducted were Jimmy Cerello, Oscar Goode and Mike Mastandrea.
Also, the NEW JERSEY BOXING HALL OF FAME Honored our Senior Amateur (Aadam Ali), Junior Olympic Amateur (Emmanuel Chance) & Pro Boxer of the Year (Derrick Webster) as well as the Amateur Official (Andrew Mustacchio) & Coach of the Year (Mike Rizzo), Plus our “2017 Man of the Year” (Chuck Wepner).
Brick City Boxing’s Daniel Serratelli and Samad Haq were on hand for the festivities.