NEW YORK (October 13, 2013) – Award-winning New York Post sports columnist and author, George Willis, will be a special guest speaker at Tuesday's (Oct. 15 starting at 7 p.m. / ET) 7 p.m. ET) Ring 8 monthly meeting at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.
Willis is one of the most highly-respected boxing writers in the industry. He is also a former journalist with the New York Times, Newsday and the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee.
Willis will be discussing boxing, in general, as well as his acclaimed book, “The Bite Fight: Tyson, Holyfield and the Night that Changed Boxing Forever” (Triumph Books, June, 2013). Willis examines the sensational events surrounding the legendary clash and features more than 100 interviews, including those with Tyson and Holyfield, to provide a previously untold, behind-the-scenes look at “The Bite Fight.”
“George Willis is one of the best boxing writers in the world,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “He has covered and written about many of boxing's biggest fights and most famous boxers for many years. We're very fortunate to have him as our October speaker. Ring 8 members will be able to purchase an autographed copy of George's book at Tuesday's meeting.”
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 $30.00 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.