For Immediate Release

Limited tickets available for

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame

 Induction dinner March 30

NEW YORK (March 6, 2013) – Limited tickets and advertising opportunities are still available for the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction and awards dinner on Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), March 30 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. 

Tickets are priced at $150.00 per adult ($125.00 for Ring 8 members in good standing) and $50.00 for children, and includes a complete brunch and cocktail hour upon entry, starting at 12:30 p.m. / ET, as well as dinner (prime rib, fish or poultry) and open bar throughout the evening.  Tickets are available to purchase by calling NYSBHOF & Ring 8 president Bob Duffy at 516.313.2304.  Ads for the NYSBHOF program are available, ranging from $50.00 to $250.00, by contacting Duffy.


NYSBHOF Class of 2014




WBC/IBF Super Featherweight Champion Tracy Harris Patterson            New Paltz

WBC/WBA Welterweight Champion Billy Backus                                    Canastota

WBC Featherweight Champion Kevin Kelley                                          Flushing, Queens

WBC Featherweight Champion Juan LaPorte                                         Brooklyn

World Heavyweight title challenger Gerry Cooney                                   Huntington

Two-time World Middleweight title challenger Mustafa Hamsho                Brooklyn

1976 Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis, Jr.                                      Glen Cove




Two-time World Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson                         Brooklyn

World Lightweight Champion Lou Ambers                                              Herkimer

Three-time World Welterweight Champion Jack Britton                            Clinton

World Featherweight Champion Terry McGovern                                    Brooklyn




ESPN boxing commentator and trainer Teddy Atlas                                Staten Island

Promoter Lou DiBella (DiBella Entertainment)                                        Brooklyn

Boxing historian and Showtime analyst Steve Farhood                           Brooklyn

Trainer and Sunnyside Gardens matchmaker Gene Moore                      Queens

Boxing writer/historian Angelo Prospero                                                Rochester.




Trainer/cutman Whitey Bimstein                                                     Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Trainer Cus D’Amato                                                                            Bronx & Catskill

Trainer & 1st Chairman NYSAC William Muldoon               Belfast/Caneadea-Westchester County

Manager Tom O’Rourke                                                                        New York City



All living 2014 inductees have confirmed their attendance.


NYSBHOF plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission and Waterfront Crabhouse.  Ring 8 also plans to build a monument in Long Island City with every NYSBHOF inductee’s name inscribed.


The 2014 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members:  Jack Hirsch, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Don Majeski, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair and Neil Terens.


In order to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, all boxers needed to have been inactive for at least three years, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers.


Go on line at for additional information about the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.



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 referee Arthur Mercante, Sr.


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.


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. 

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.


Go on line to 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, the third Tuesday of every month, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership.