NEW YORK – The 27th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony was held yesterday afternoon at the famed Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
2013 Ring 8 Award Winners
Fighter of the Year: Danny Garcia
Uncrowned Champion: Gasper Ortega
Official of the Year: Deputy Commissioner Robert Orlando
Amateur Official of the Year: Dan Gant
Member of the Year: Carmine Rastelli
Professional Judge of the Year: John McKaie
Prospect of the Year: Seanie Monahan
Professional Trainer of the Year: Bob Jackson
Amateur Trainer of the Year: Joe Higgins
Emile Griffith Good Guy Award: Sal Corrente
Long & Meritorious Service: Dr. William “Bill” Lathan
Special Presentation: Bobby Bartels & Lenny Mangiapane
(honoring the 50th anniversary of their classic main event fight at Madison Square Garden) (continue reading…)
NEW YORK - Light heavyweight Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) continues on his personal path of retribution this Saturday night as he takes on Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) at Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Thompson vs. Coyne is the 10-round co-feature on a Main Events-presented event, “Road To Redemption,” airing live on NBCSN and headlined by a heavyweight clash between Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Kelvin “Price Is Right” Price. (continue reading…)
Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi Crowned King of Brooklyn After Defeating Zab “Super” Judah in Unanimous Decision Victory
Shawn Porter Dominates Devon Alexander to Capture IBF Welterweight World Championship; Erislandy Lara Defeats Austin Trout in Unanimous Decision; Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell Ends in Split Draw
Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Telecast Will Replay Sunday Morning and Tuesday, December 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME®
BROOKLYN, N.Y., December 8, 2013 — Two weeks after his 33rd birthday, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) picks up his 33rd win in a unanimous decision victory over Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) in front of his hometown crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The fight, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, headlined a four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event.
Despite being knocked down in the second round, Malignaggi was able to regain his stride en route to a strong 116-111, 117-110, 117-110 victory which earned him Brooklyn bragging rights and a potentially bright future in the stacked welterweight division. In addition, he was awarded a special Brooklyn’s World Championship belt designed by SARTONK. (continue reading…)
“Vicious” Victor Ortiz Returns to the Ring to Face Hometown Favorite Luis Collazo in a Battle of Former World Champions for the WBA International Welterweight Title on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes from Barclays Center on Thursday, January 30, 2014
Plus, Eddie Gomez and Daquan Arnett Square Off in a Battle of 154-Pound Unbeatens
BROOKLYN, N.Y., December 7, 2013 — Golden Boy Promotions has teamed up with FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes to return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 with one of best matchups the network has seen thus far when former World Champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn’s own Luis Collazo collide in a pivotal showdown for the WBA International Welterweight title. In the 10-round co-main event, New York phenom Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez will meet top Florida prospect Daquan “King” Arnett in a clash of junior middleweight unbeatens.
“I’ve got a lot of friends and fans in New York and I’m excited about fighting at Barclays Center for the first time,” said Ortiz. “This is a big fight for me. I missed being in the ring and even though Collazo will be a tough challenge, I’m going to win in spectacular fashion.” (continue reading…)
NUTLEY, NJ, December 6, 2013 — This past Wednesday night at BB KIng’s Kings in Times Square, New York City, two of the hottest prospects in America scored impressive knockout victories.
Undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas stopped previously undefeated Colby Courter in round three of their scheduled six round bout while undefeated Super Middleweight Jerry Odom remained perfect by scoring knockdowns in under a round and stooped Eric Moon. (continue reading…)