NEW YORK (November 15, 2013) – Veteran boxing manager Stan Hoffman will be Ring 8’s keynote speaker this Tuesday (Nov. 19 starting at 7 p.m. / ET) at November’s monthly meeting at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.

Hoffman has managed numerous boxers over the years, most notably world champions James Toney, Hasim Rahman, Michael Bentt and Lucia Rijker.

“Stan has been involved in boxing for a long time,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “He is a great storyteller and our members are looking forward to hearing him speak. A documentary is being filmed about Stan’s life. In addition to his many successes in boxing, he was the nephew of infamous gangster, Meyer Lansky, and he was also in the music business. He convinced Chuck Berry to record the big hit, ‘My Ding A Ling,” and he also worked with the great Fats Domino. Stan is a very interesting man.”

Pinklon Thomas added special guest Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Pinklon Thomas has been added to the star-studded list attending the 27th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony, on Sunday afternoon (12:00-5:30 p.m. ET), December 8 at the famed Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

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.