Ring 8 VBA Holiday Awards Banquet -2018

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.

Boxing People

2018 Ring 8 Honorees

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.

Boxing Champion From Nebreska

Dr.Abbey with 3 Time World Boxing Champion Terence Crawford

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.

Congress member from Long Island NY

Jack Hirsch President Ring 8 with Congress member Peter King

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.

Ukrainian Boxing Champions

Centre Dr.Abbey with Light Heavyweight World boxing Champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk & Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk

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

ESPN Announcer for Boxing

L-R Brian Kenny Honoree with Boxing Trainer Teddy Atlas & Jack Hirsch

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.

Brooklyn World Boxing Champion

Dr.Abbey Congratulating Riddick Bowe 2 Time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

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.

Raging Bull Movie

Dr.Abbey with Boxer & Actor for Raging bull Johnny Turner

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.”

Jones VS Barrera

Junior “Poison” Jones 5, Time World Boxing Champ with his Beautiful wife

“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.”

Boxing Memorabilia

Bobby Ross President Triple Crown Fundraising

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.

Boxing Judge

Steve Weisfeld Boxing Judge & Honoree with his daughter

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.

NJ Boxing Hall of Fame

L-R Henry Hascup with Terence Crawford & Jack Hirsch

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.

Voice of Boxing

Dr.Abbey with Henry Hascup Founder NJ Boxing Hall of Fame

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