NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 9, 2013) - 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)

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Russo's On The Bay is located at 162-45 Crossbay Blvd. in Howard Beach (718.843.5055).

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.