A great event is on tap for Saturday, March 16, 2013 as the Golden State Boxer’s Association will present their annual awards luncheon. For complete information and tickets please contact Linda Dempsey Young – as seen on flyer. Come support this wonderful event and I am looking forward to seeing you there!
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.”