The Ring 10 Veteran Boxing Foundation of New York held its 3rd Annual Extravaganza on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the beautiful Marina Del Rey in Throgs Neck, New York from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The purpose and goal of this non-profit foundation is to see to the welfare of boxers who have fallen on hard times and provide support where the need is greatest.
The Annual Extravaganza was once again be hosted by HBO’s Harold Lederman. Former champions in attendance included Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Livingston “Ras I” Bramble, Iran Barkley, Larry Barnes, Marlon Starling, Mark Breland and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin as well as Academy Award winning Actor Danny Aiello and former middleweight contender John Duddy, and many more.
Ring 10 introduced two new honors this year, with Lederman being issued the first “Ring 10 Bert Sugar Award” to acknowledge his vast knowledge of boxing history, and former referee Tony Perez with the “Jose Torres Renaissance Man Award”. Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia received the “Ring 10 SALDA” (Steve Acunto Lifetime Dedication Award) and the 2013 “Arthur Mercante Award” was awarded posthumously to Referee Wayne Kelly.
In memory of some of the Bronx fighters who impacted the sport, this year’s event was dedicated to The “Boxing Belloise Brothers” – Steve, Mike and Sal Belloise – and Harry Balsamo, “The Belting Brakeman”.
Close to 300 people were in attendance meeting former boxing champions, referees, judges, writers, promoters, and many more connected with Boxing.