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Mark Breland, Former Two Time Boxing Champion and Great Boxing Amateur – 2012

Mark Anthony Breland is a former world champion boxer, who won five New York Golden Gloves Titles and a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. He is also an actor with a wide range of movie and television credits, having made his debut in The Lords of Discipline.

Breland turned professional in 1984. In 1987, Breland won the vacant WBA welterweight title. He lost it in his first defense to Marlon Starling. In 1989, Breland again won the vacant WBA Welterweight Title. He made three successful title defenses before losing it to Aaron Davis in a thrilling 9-round contest that was nearly called off twice because of injuries to Davis’ eye before Breland was knocked out in round 9.
In 1997, Breland retired with a professional record of 35–3–1 (25 KOs).

Breland is currently a boxing trainer, having trained Vernon Forrest among other notable boxers.

Marlon “Magic Man” Starling 2 time World Welterweight Boxing Champion, 2013

Marlon “Magic Man” Starling was a two-time US world champion boxer.

Starling was born in Hartford, CT in 1959. He turned professional in 1979. After 25 straight wins, he lost his first fight. He lost a 12 round decision to Donald Curry in 1982. Starling had a rematch with Curry in 1984, challenging for the WBA and IBF welterweight titles. Starling lost by a 15 round decision.

Starling’s second world title fight came in 1987. He knocked out Mark Breland in the 11th round to win the WBA welterweight title. In his third title defense, Starling lost the title in controversial fashion to Tomas Molinares. Molinares hit Starling with a punch that was clearly thrown after the bell. Starling went down for the only time in his career, and the referee counted him out. Molinares was declared the new champion by knock out. However, the decision was later changed to a no contest but the Colombian kept the title.

In 1989, Starling knocked out Lloyd Honeyghan to win the WBC welterweight titles. The following year, Starling challenged Michael Nunn for the IBF middleweight title, but lost by decision. In his next fight, Starling lost his welterweight titles on a close decision to Maurice Blocker. That was Starling’s last fight. He retired with a record of 45-6-1-1 (27 KOs).

3rd Annual Ring 10 Gala at the Marina Del Rey, Bronx NY 2013

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.

Ring 8 VBA Holiday Awards Dinner at Russo’s on the Bay -2016

The 30th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony was held Sunday afternoon December 11, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Ring 8 has announced its 2016 award winners (see complete list below), including Hall-of-Famer Barry McGuigan (International Fighter Achievement), reigning world champions Carl Frampton (International Fighter of the Year) and Danny Jacobs (New York State Fighter of the Year), Joe Smith, Jr. (Knockout of the Year), and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (Service to “Your Country” Award).

“Our members look forward to this event every year,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “We have another great group of award winners. Committed celebrity guests include former world champions Mark Breland, Iran Barkley and Vito Antuofermo, as well as Vinny Maddalone, Sean Monaghan, Bobby Cassidy, Harold Lederman and Frankie Galarza with others expected to attend. We truly appreciate them lending their support. Ring 8 proudly continues its record for lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate. Each year our Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony celebrates our great sport of boxing, insuring much-needed funding is raised so we may continue our mission for our needy brothers and sisters in boxing. We will never waver from their corners.”

2016 RING 8 Award Winners

VBA Holiday Awards Dinner

International Fighter Achievement: Barry McGuigan

International Fighter of the Year: Carl Frampton

International Promoter of the Year: Cyclone Promotions

NYS Fighter of the Year: Danny Jacobs

NYS Female Fighter of the Year: Sonya Lamonakis

Knockout of the Year: Joe Smith, Jr.

Uncrowned Champion: Larry Stanton

Manager of the Year: Phil Capobianco

Trainer of the Year: Jerry Capobianco

Rising Promoter of the Year: Ronson Frank

Official of the Year: Frank Lombardi

Amateur Official of the Year: Frankie Martinez

Amateur Boxer of the Year: Christine Cruz

Long & Meritorious Service: Dr. Barry Jordan

Contender of the Year: Cletus Seldin

Prospect of the Year: Julian Sosa

Sunnyside Garden: John Clohessy

USA Olympic Boxer of the Year: Shakur Stevenson

Sam Kellerman Media: Bobby Cassidy, Jr.


Tickets included a complete brunch with cocktail hour upon entry, followed by seating at the awards ceremony, dinner and dessert, and top-shelf open bar throughout the afternoon. There will also be a silent auction of boxing memorabilia.


World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel team was on hand for the 8th year, covering the Ring 8 ,Annual Holiday Awards dinner, see more in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel  by Clicking here.

5th Annual NYState Boxing Hall (NYSBHOF) of Fame Induction Dinner-2016

The fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8.

NYSBHOF Class of 2016

World welterweight champion (’90-91) Aaron “Superman” Davis Bronx
World junior welterweight champion (’93-94) Charles “The Natural” Murray Buffalo
Two-time world lightweight title challenger Vilomar Fernandez Bronx
World lightweight title challenger Edwin Viruet. New York City

4-time, 3-division world champion Hector “Macho” Camacho Spanish Harlem
World middleweight champion (1952) Rocky Graziano Brooklyn
World lightweight (’25-26) titlist Rocky Kansas Buffalo
2-time world bantamweight titleholder Joe Lynch Brooklyn
“Uncrowned welterweight champion” Joe Miceli Buffalo

International Boxing Hall of Fame executive director Ed Brophy Canastota
Promoter Joe DeGuardia Bronx
Commissioner/media personality Randy Gordon Melville
Promoter/manager Dennis Rappaport Queens

Manager Howie Albert Bronx
Trainer/cutman Freddie Brown Manhattan
New York City television commentator Howard Cosell New York City
Boxer/referee Ruby Goldstein Manhattan
Manager Jimmy Jacobs New York City

Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. Plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission.

The 2016 inductees were selected by NYSBHOF nominating committee members: Jack Hirsch, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Don Majeski, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair, Angelo Prospero and Neil Terens.

All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years in order to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers or during the prime of their respective career.

CLASS of 2012: Carmen Basilio, Mike McCallum, Mike Tyson, Jake LaMotta, Riddick Bowe, Carlos Ortiz, Vito Antuofermo, Emile Griffith, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard, Tony Canzoneri, Harold Lederman, Steve Acunto, Jimmy Glenn, Gil Clancy, Ray Arcel, Nat Fleischer, Bill Gallo and Arthur Mercante, Sr.

CLASS of 2013: Jack Dempsey, Johnny Dundee, Sandy Saddler, Maxie Rosenbloom, Joey Archer, Iran Barkley, Mark Breland, Bobby Cassidy, Doug Jones, Junior Jones, James “Buddy” McGirt, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Bob Arum, Shelly Finkel, Tony Graziano, Larry Merchant, Teddy Brenner, Mike Jacobs, Tex Rickard and Don Dunphy.

CLASS OF 2014: Floyd Patterson, Tracy Harris Patterson, Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan LaPorte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis, Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton, Terry McGovern, Teddy Atlas, Lou DiBella, Steve Farhood, Gene Moore, Angelo Prospero, Whitey Bimstein, Cus D’Amato, William Muldoon and Tom O’Rourke.

CLASS OF 2015: Saoul Mamby, Joey Giambra, Johnny Persol, Harold Weston, Lonnie Bradley, Paul Berlenbach, Billy Graham, Frankie Genaro, Bob Miller, Tommy Ryan, Jimmy Slattery, Bob Duffy, Mike Katz, Tommy Gallagher, Bruce Silverglade, Charley Goldman, Jimmy Johnston, Cedric Kushner, Harry Markson, Damon Runyon and Al Weill.

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 Veteran Boxers 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 boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

Go on line to 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.

World Liberty TV,Boxing team was on hand for The fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8 , ther bringing you exclusive coverage of Class of 2016, Inductee’s right here in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel.

Dr.Adal M.Hussain Honored at RING 8 & NYS Boxing Hall of Fame Event -2016

My life and what I have accomplished thus far, and being a former fighter from England & Winning the Greatest Indian,Pakistani & Bangla Belt , in the 1980’s Tournament & working , with fighters like : Emile Griffith, Vito Anterfermo, Juan Laporte, Carlos Ortiz, Saul Mamby, Iran Barkley , James Bone Crusher Smith, Mark Breland, Junior Jones, Joey Gameche, Lonny Bradley, who have worked with our non-Profit Org to raise funds, to help our youths, about the dangers of Drugs, and instead do sports like Boxing to keep there mind and bodies healthy.

My Mentor Was Izzy Zerling Founder of G& S Sporting Goods Based on the Lower East side of Manhattan , who had been doing this kind of work for over 45 years.

Jack Hirsch (former BWAA ,President) also attended many of our Fundraisers, Spoke and help organize many of our Annual gala’s for many years.

I also founded world Liberty TV, in Dec 10th 2011, an online TV, with over 27 Channels and seen by close to 1 Million People World Wide, One of The Channels Being The World Liberty TV,Boxing Channel @ which I am the Executive Producer of, we have interviewed some of the Biggest names in the World.

Boxers Interviewed:

Floyd Money Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Jake La Motto, Miguel Cotto, Carlos Palamino, Aaron Pryor, Sergey Kovalev, Larry Holmes, Ray Boom Boom Mancini, Mike McCallum, Carlos Ortiz, Bernard Hopkins, Vitali Klitschko, Danny Garcia, Erik Morales, Laila Ali, Roy Jones Jr, Juan Manel Marquez and many many more.


Don King, Bob Arum, Oscar DeLa Hoya,

Over 5 years Covered The RING 8 Gala annually, in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel

Since NYS Boxing Hall of Fame Started, covered it exclusively in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel

BWAA, Covered for the past 3 years.

World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel is Viewed by over 100k monthly, and also on our social media, making it one of the fastest growing online TV, Boxing Channel on the Internet.

Humanitarians of the World Inc, (HOTWINC) an non Profit I started over 6 years ago helping the poorest of Poor Worldwide, also we honor Humanitarians ,with (HOTWINC) ,Medals annually at our Gala’s ,for there contribution to humanity, we have named an medal after Emile Griffith, 6 Time World Boxing Great, known as The Hotwinc Emile Griffith Sports Humanitarian Medal, given to an athlete who has contributed to humanity, Emile Worked with our Org, for the past 14 years, by making appearances, and doing many other humanitarian projects , especially working with our youths.., Since Emile Passed recently, so we have this medal in his memory which will be presented by his Son Louis Griffith, at our Annual Gala’s.

Dr.Abbey has been honored over 350 times world Wide, for his contribution for Humanity, and helped thousand’s People World Wide and continues to do that.

Dr.Abbey Was honored By The Ring 8 and New York State Boxing Hall of Fame on Jan 19th 2016, for his contribution to These Organizations as well as a total contribution to the Sport of Boxing, by showcasing it on World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel, See What many of the Movers and shakers had to say about our Executive Producer Being Honored as well as the World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel.

Ring 8 Veterans Boxing Association Holiday Awards Dinner-2015

The 29th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony was held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), December 13 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Randy Gordon served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.

Ring 8 has announced its 2015 award winners (see complete list below), including undefeated No. 1 world welterweight contender Sadam “World Kid” Ali (Fighter of the Year), former New York State Athletic Commission chairperson Melvina Lathan (Woman of the Decade), Heather Hardy (Female Fighter of the Year), “Ireland’s” John Duddy (Uncrowned Champion), Andre Rozier (Trainer of the Year) and Joe DeGuardia (Promoter of the Year).

“Our members look forward to this event every year,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “We have another great group of outstanding award winners. Committed celebrity guests include former world champions Mark Breland, Luis Collazo, Iran Barkley and Vito Antuofermo, as well Sean Monahan, Bobby Cassidy, Harold Lederman and Frankie Galarza. We truly appreciate them lending their support as Ring 8 proudly continues its record for lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate. Each year our Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony celebrates our great sport of boxing, insuring much-needed funding is raised so we may continue our mission for our needy brothers and sisters in boxing. We will never waver from their corners.”

Lathan is one of the most respected officials in the boxing industry. She judged 83 world title fights before becoming NYSAC chairperson in 2008 through this past year. Admired for her innovative thinking and support of boxers’ safety, she became the first female African-American commissioner head in boxing.

Ali (22-0, 13 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn, is knocking on the door of a world title shot. The talented welterweight is ranked among the top 11 in all four major sanctioning bodies: WBO #1, IBF #3, WBA #8 and WBC #11.

Brooklyn’s 33-year-old Hardy (3 KOs) is the reigning WBC International super bantamweight champion. Another fighter on the verge of a world title shot, she sports a 3-0 record so far this year.

Duddy (29-2, 18 KOs), who lives in Queens, was one of the most colorful and popular fighter in recent New York City boxing history. The powerful middleweight rose to No. 2 in the world and sold-out The Theater at Madison Square Garden on two occasions.

Rozier, who is also the exclusive designer of Havoc brand boxing material, is recognized as one of the best trainers in the business. Some of his present fighters include Ali, world middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs, and Gary Stark Jr., plus 2012 U.S. Olympian and rising light heavyweight star Marcus Browne.

DeGuardia, founder and CEO of Star Boxing, has promoted countless world champions, including Antonio Tarver, and world championship events. His top fighters today include Chris Algieri and Demetrius Andrade.

2015 RING 8 Award Winners

RING 8’s WOMAN OF THE DECADE: Hon. Melvina Lathan
Ring 8’s Fighter of The Year Award : Timothy Bradley
RING 8’s CO-CUTMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD: George Mitchell & Mike Rella
RING 8’s COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Kevin Collins & Gerard Wilson
RING 8’s PROSPECTS OF THE YEAR: Wesley Ferrer & Danny Gonzales
Keith M.Sullivan, Esq, Received a Special Presentation for his Pro-Bono Work for RING 8 & NYSBHOF .