Golden Boy COO David Itskowitch &
Boxing writer Mike Woods guest speakers
At Tuesday's Ring 8 Meeting
NEW YORK, NY (May 14, 2012) – Tomorrow night's (Tuesday, May 15, 7 PM / ET) special guest speakers at the Ring 8 monthly meeting, held at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City, will be David Itskowitch, COO of Golden Boy Promotions, and award-winning boxing writer Mike Woods.
In 2007, Itskowitch was selected as the Chief Operating Officer for Golden Boy Promotions. The University of Wisconsin graduate previously served as Vice President of DiBella Entertainment and he also worked three years for HBO Sports.
Woods is a boxing writer for ESPN/NewYork.com and ESPN The Magazine, as well as editor-in-chief of www.thesweetscince.com. Mike, a Ring 8 member, also does color commentary for boxing broadcasts.
“We're very happy to have two guest speakers from completely different sides of the boxing industry,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “I've known both of these young men for many years and they are highly respected in their fields. David can tell us about the monthly boxing shows Golden Boy will promote in New York City, starting later this year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in addition to discussing the business end of boxing. Mike has had his fingers on the pulse of boxing news, especially here in New York City, for many years. He has covered some of the biggest fights in boxing and written about a wide variety of fighters ranging from world champions to prospects. Mike has been very supportive of Ring 8 for a long time.”
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 www.Ring8ny.com 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 $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. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership.