Boxing writer Thomas Hauser
guest speaker at Ring 8 meeting
Tuesday night in Long Island City

NEW YORK, NY (Mar. 11, 2011) – Noted boxing author and columnist Thomas Hauser will be the special guest speaker this coming Tuesday night (Mar. 14, starting at 7 PM/ET) for RING 8’s monthly meeting at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.

Hauser is one of the most foremost boxing writers in the world. He has written numerous books and countless columns about the “sweet science” during the past 20-plus years. In 1991, his biography about “The Greatest” – “Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times” – was named the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

Thomas’ debut book in 1978 – The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice” – was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

“Thomas is one of the most prolific writers in boxing,” RING 8 spokesperson Tony Mazzarella said. “We’re grateful to him taking the time to be our guest speaker. His insight into boxing, especially behind the scenes, is unparallel today. RING 8 is gaining momentum with each meeting as we attract more attendees and gain members. Our goal is to continue growing each month as we help boxers, active and inactive alike.”

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 dedicated to lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate and may require assistance in terms of paying their 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 350 members. Annual membership dues is only $25.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, the third Tuesday of every month, excluding July and August.

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