Sixth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner-2017

   By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr.Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV

NYS Boxing Hall of fame 2017

Two of the 15-member NYSBHOF inductees are Bobby Bartels and Long Island matchmaker Ron Katz.

Former World Light heavyweight boxing champion

Bob Duffy NYSBHOF President Inducting Jose Torre’s

“It feels good to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame,” Bartels said.  “I was a fighter – 27 pro fights and I won 18 – judged a few fights and I was Ring 8 president for nine years.  When the call came, I was amazed, wondering what I had done to deserve this honor.  I feel good about this.  A lot of fighters are being inducted and I respect all fighters because this isn’t an easy sport.  I’m very, very happy to be selected.”

Nigerian Light heavyweight boxing Champion

Dick Tiger Inducted Posthumously in NYSBHOF Family members in attendance

“This is a great honor, something I’m looking forward to,” Katz commented.  “I put in a lot of years and to be rewarded like this gives me a sense of self accomplishment.  I’m tickled pink to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.  I’m honored to be going in with some guys I grew up with in the business, like Doug DeWitt, Renaldo Snipes and my Godfather, Stan Hoffman.”

Boxing Historian

Dr.Abbey with Jack Hirsch & Inductee Jon Majeski

Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include Manhattan welterweight Gaspar “El Indio” Ortega (131-39-6, 69 KOs), Yonkers’ world heavyweight title challenger Renaldo “Mr.” Snipes (39-8-1, 22 KOs), Yonkers middleweight Doug “Cobra’ Dewitt (33-8-5, 19 KOs), and “The Bronx Bomber,” world middleweight title challenger Alex Ramos (39-10-2, 24 KOs)

Iran barkley VS Thomas hearns

Dr.Abbey with Boxers Renaldo Snipes & Iran Barkley

Posthumous participants being inducted are Queens’ former middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Dick Tiger (60-19-3, 27 KOs), Brooklyn/Manhattan light heavyweight world champion Jose “Chegui” Torres (41-3-1, 29 KOs), and Williamsburg’s middleweight world champion, “The Nonpareil” Jack Dempsey (51-4-11, 23 KOs).

Boxing trainer of Deontay Wilder

Dr.Abbey with Boxing great Mark Breland

Other non-participants heading into the NYSBHOF, along with Bartels and Katz, are Brooklyn/Bronx matchmaker Stan Hoffman and Queens’ International agent Don Majeski.

Renaldo Snipes VS Larry Holmes

Dr.Abbey Congratulating Renaldo Snipes on his Induction to NYSBHOF

Posthumous non-participant inductees are Brooklyn boxing historian Hank Kaplan, Long Island cut-man Al Gavin, Bronx referee Arthur Donovan and New York City columnist Dan Parker.

Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF.

Ron Lipton Boxing Referee

Dr.Abbey with Ron Lipton World Renowned Boxing Referee

The 2017 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members:  Jack Hirsch, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Randy Gordon, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair, Angelo Prospero and Neil Terens.

NJ Boxing Hall of fame President

Henry Hascup NYSBHOF Officer & Boxing Historian

All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years 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.

Rev Al Sharpton NAN President

Rev Al Sharpton with Stan Hoffman

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.

Former RING 8 Boxing President

Bobby Bartels Honoree with family members

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.

HBO Boxing Judge

Dominic Russo with Harold Lederman

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.

Boxing Publicist

Dr.Abbey with Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS

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.

Harlem NY Congress member

Dr.Abbey with Congress member Charles Rangel

CLASS OF 2016:  Aaron Davis, Charles Murray, Vilomar Fernandez, Edwin Viruet, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Rocky Graziano, Rocky Kansas, Joe Lynch, Joe Miceli, Ed Brophy, Joe DeGuardia, Randy Gordon, Dennis Rappaport, Howie Albert, Freddie Brown, Howard Cosell, Ruby Goldstein and Jimmy Jacobs.

Former WBO Middleweight Boxing Champion

Dr.Abbey with Doug Dewitt Honoree & his family

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.

Alex ramos 4 time NY Golden Glove Champion

Dr.Abbey with Honoree Alex Ramos

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.

Dick Tiger Boxing Great from Nigeria

Justine Ihefu Picking award for her father Dick Tiger

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.

Ron Mcnair with Stan Hoffman

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