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33rd Annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony

This Sunday in NY, Amanda Serrano, Adam Kownacki,

Iran Barkley, Junior Jones and Tim Witherspoon

Among 2019 Major Award Winners!

(December 4th) Limited tickets are still available for this Sunday afternoon's 33rd Annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony, 12:30-5:30 p.m. ET, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.


Headlining the event is Fighter of the Decade, Amanda "Real Deal" Serrano (37-1-1, 27 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Puerto Rico; undefeated heavyweight contender (Fighter of the Year) Adam "Babyface" Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Poland; Legend Award winners three-time, three-division world champion Iran "The Blade" Barkley (43-19,1 27 KOs), of Bronx, and two-time, two-division world champion Junior "Poison" Jones (50-6, 28 KOs), of Brooklyn; and two-time world heavyweight champion "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon (55-13-1, 28 KOs), of Philadelphia, the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award winner.

The famous Jack Johnson Exhibit will be on display, Gerry Cooney will hold a book signing, and special guests will also be on hand.


Tickets are $125.00 and include 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. This event is expected to sell-out and everybody is urged to purchase tickets as soon as possible to secure favorable seating. Donations of any denomination are welcome for those unable to attend the festivities.


All checks for tickets should be payable to Ring 8 (credit cards are acceptable) should be mailed to Ring 8, P.O. Box 89, Massapequa Park, NY 11762. For additional information about Ring 8 or its annual Holiday Events and Awards Ceremony, contact Ring 8 president Charlie Norkus (516.781.3065 or Bob Duffy (516.313.2304), or go online to


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 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, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person

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