By: Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr.Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV
The biggest stars in boxing to appear at The Ring 8 Holiday and Awards Ceremony This Sunday at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Terence Crawford to be awarded Fighter of the Year
Riddick Bowe wins Legend Award
Oleksandr Usyk to win Historical Award
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller wins NY State Fighter of The Year
Some of the biggest names in boxing will be on display as Ring 8 will host their annual Holiday and Awards Ceremony at Russo’s on the Bay (162-45 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414) beginning at 12:30 p.m. and lasting to 5:30 p.m.
WBO Welterweight world champion Terence Crawford will take home the coveted Fighter of the Year.; Former Heavyweight champion of the world, and New York native Riddick Bowe will be honored with The Legend Award.
Undisputed Cruiserweight world champion, Oleksandr Usyk will be an honored with The Historical Award based on the strength of his accomplishment of winning all four sanctioning body titles.
Highly ranked heavyweight contender, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will be honored with the New York State Fighter of the Year.
WBA Super Middleweight champion Alicia Napoleon won the New York State Female Fighter of the Year.
Humanitarian Award : Congress member Peter King.
Sunny Side Gardens Award: Vito Anterfermo
International Manager of the year: Brian McIntyre
Uncrowned Champion Award: Johnny Turner
New York State Prospect of the Year Award: Edgar Berlanga
Sam Kellerman Media Award: Brian Kenny
Community Service Award: Julio Albino Salinas
Ring 8 Member of the year Award : Robert O’ Connell
Long and Meritorious Service Award: Jeff Jowett
New York State Official of the Year Award: Steve Weisfeld
New York State Promoter’s Award: Lisa Elovich
New York State Trainer of The Year Award: Willie Vargas
Ring 8 Good Guy Award :Pat Russo
Just when you think out going President Jack Hirsch can’t top his latest event, he does just that. Last year he brought in Vasyl “Hi Tech” Lomachenko and Michael Spinks, as well as several other world Champions. This year he brought in current World Champions, Terence Crawford, Oleksandr Usyk, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Alicia Napoleon, PLUS former World Champions such as Riddick Bowe, Vito Antuofermo, Iran Brakley, Junior Jones, PLUS the #2 WBA Heavyweight Contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller.
Among the other honorees was Congressman, Peter King, Brian Kenny, Steve Weisfeld, Brian McIntyre, Johnny Turner, Edgar Berlanga, Julio Albino Salinas, Robert O’Connell, Jeff Jowett, Lisa Elovich, Willie Vargas and Pat Russo.
CONGRATULATIONS goes out to President Jack Hirsch and his committee, for an OUTSTANDING JOB!
“Every year the Ring8 holiday and awards banquet attracts substantial star power, but this year it has gone to an even higher level. That is why interest in the event is greater than it has ever been” says Ring8 president Jack Hirsch. “In Terence Crawford and Oleksandr Usyk, we have arguably the two best pound for pound boxers in the world confirmed to attend. Joining them will be former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe and current heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller who will also be honored. The room will also be filled with a number of former world champions like Iran Barkley, Junior Jones, and Luis Collazo. There is also a possibility that Vasiliy Lomachenko will attend to see his good friend Usyk being honored.”
“The food and atmosphere at Russo’s on the Bay is second to none. That along with the many boxing luminaries will make it an afternoon to remember.”
ABOUT RING 8: 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.
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, with a current boxing license or book are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $10.00 per person.