Ring 8 VBA Holiday Awards Dinner at Russo’s on the Bay -2016

The 30th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony was held Sunday afternoon December 11, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Ring 8 has announced its 2016 award winners (see complete list below), including Hall-of-Famer Barry McGuigan (International Fighter Achievement), reigning world champions Carl Frampton (International Fighter of the Year) and Danny Jacobs (New York State Fighter of the Year), Joe Smith, Jr. (Knockout of the Year), and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (Service to “Your Country” Award).

“Our members look forward to this event every year,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “We have another great group of award winners. Committed celebrity guests include former world champions Mark Breland, Iran Barkley and Vito Antuofermo, as well as Vinny Maddalone, Sean Monaghan, Bobby Cassidy, Harold Lederman and Frankie Galarza with others expected to attend. We truly appreciate them lending their support. Ring 8 proudly continues its record for lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate. Each year our Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony celebrates our great sport of boxing, insuring much-needed funding is raised so we may continue our mission for our needy brothers and sisters in boxing. We will never waver from their corners.”

2016 RING 8 Award Winners

VBA Holiday Awards Dinner

International Fighter Achievement: Barry McGuigan

International Fighter of the Year: Carl Frampton

International Promoter of the Year: Cyclone Promotions

NYS Fighter of the Year: Danny Jacobs

NYS Female Fighter of the Year: Sonya Lamonakis

Knockout of the Year: Joe Smith, Jr.

Uncrowned Champion: Larry Stanton

Manager of the Year: Phil Capobianco

Trainer of the Year: Jerry Capobianco

Rising Promoter of the Year: Ronson Frank

Official of the Year: Frank Lombardi

Amateur Official of the Year: Frankie Martinez

Amateur Boxer of the Year: Christine Cruz

Long & Meritorious Service: Dr. Barry Jordan

Contender of the Year: Cletus Seldin

Prospect of the Year: Julian Sosa

Sunnyside Garden: John Clohessy

USA Olympic Boxer of the Year: Shakur Stevenson

Sam Kellerman Media: Bobby Cassidy, Jr.

 

Tickets included a complete brunch with cocktail hour upon entry, followed by seating at the awards ceremony, dinner and dessert, and top-shelf open bar throughout the afternoon. There will also be a silent auction of boxing memorabilia.

 

World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel team was on hand for the 8th year, covering the Ring 8 ,Annual Holiday Awards dinner, see more in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channel  by Clicking here.

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