George Willis Speaks at Ring 8

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Ring 8 guest speaker George Willis

(photo by Stanley Janousek)

NEW YORK (October 17, 2013) – Award-winning New York Post sports columnist and author, George Willis, was a special guest speaker this past Tuesday at Ring 8's monthly meeting, held at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.

Willis discussed 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 his book features more than 100 interviews, including those with Tyson and Holyfield, to provide a previously untold, behind-the-scenes look at “The Bite Fight.”

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Ring 8 members are shown here purchasing signed copies of George Willis' book, “The Bite Fight: Tyson, Holyfield and the Night that Changed Boxing Forever.”

(photo by Stanley Janousek)

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 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.