The New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame needs your support!

(AND if you'd like to attend Garcia v. Morales at Barclays, we have a discount.)

The NJ Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet is coming up on November 8th, and we're proud that this year Ardash Sahaghian, our grandfather, is among the inductees! Mr. Sahaghian, after 30+ years of contribution to the image of boxing, is being recognized as Boxing's Master Craftsman – responsible for crafting today's iconic championship beltsin the late 1970s and early 1980s, under the auspices of Valentino Originals. If you never got the press release about his induction, let us know. Preserving the legacy of his work has always been chief among SARTONK's goals, and so, we're thrilled.

This year, the Hall of Fame Banquet Committee has also graciously agreed to let SARTONK present the first ever Ali-King Awards!

Attached, please find the instructions for buying an ad in this year's New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame program. The deadline to purchase is October 18th. Please contact Henry at if you're interested.

We realize many of you are not from New Jersey but feel that, this year, perhaps Mr. Saghaghian's induction will connect you to this Hall of Fame. Your ads – big or small – will go into the historical record, and be much appreciated by the Sahaghian Family, as well as the good people at the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, who regularly use their budget to support those in need within the boxing community.

Sources tell us that this year's contributions to the Banquet booklet — in the form of ads — is lower than previous years. We know that all organizations have their own event and expenses, but we ask that you consider purchasing an ad to support the Hall of Fame this year. The Committee that runs the show every year is all volunteer and led by none other than the exceptionally devoted Henry Hascup. Of course, tickets to the event are also a way to support!

On a different note, if you're planning on going to the Barclay Center on October 20th to see Garcia vs. Morales and have yet to purchase tickets, you can get discounted prices by using “boxing” as the Promo Code online at Barclays has asked us to send the SARTONK community this link, but this only works while tickets last. So Hurry! We hope to see many of you in Brooklyn!