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Women’s Golden Gloves

The Women’s National Golden Gloves is this week! My friend, Desiree D’Alessandro is putting a call out to anyone interested in supporting her ambition to win the national title!
This endeavor will not come cheap, with the 8-hour round-trip commute and gas expenses, hotel reservations, registration and licensing fees for her and her corner, and a rental vehicle for the week since her car recently died. Any support to help her make this dream come true would be greatly appreciated! Donations are currently being accepted at
Please share with others who might be interested in contributing!

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please note – that Desiree is a dear friend and any help that we can give her will probably be more appreciated to me – than to her.  She is such a hard working and dedicated human being – I just love her!

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Thank you in advance for your support and contribution you might provide to her!

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New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner April 1

Sugar Ray Robinson crop New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner April 1

SUGAR RAY ROBINSON Photo taken at USA Amateur Boxing Show Santa Barbara, California by David Martinez / October 25, 1986

The inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (“NYSBHOF”) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held Sunday, April 1 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Legendary “Sugar” Ray Robinson , arguably the greatest boxer of all-time, leads a star-studded list of 12 boxers and eight non-participants to be formally inducted.

Boxers joining Robinson in the inaugural NYSBHOF class are Mike Tyson , Jake LaMotta , Carmen Basilio , Riddick Bowe , Carlos Ortiz , Vito Antuofermo , Emile Griffith , Mike McCallum and the late Gene Tunney , Benny Leonard and Tony Canzoneri .

Non-participant inductees are judge/HBO analyst Harold Lederman , coach/instructor Steve Acunto , trainer/cutman Jimmy Glenn and, posthumously, trainers Gil Clancy and Ray Arcel , The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer , New York Daily News boxing reporter/cartoonist Bill Gallo , and referee Arthur Mercante, Sr .

“We’re doing this to honor New York fight people,” NYSBHOF president Tony Mazzarella said. “This is a dream come true for so many people who’ve worked hard to make the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame a reality. On April 1st we will be setting the foundation for years to come. All of the inductees will be immortalized with plaques showcased on a dedicated wall at the Waterfront Crabhouse and in the New York State Athletic Commission.”
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