Johnny Ruiz, Peter Manfredo Jr. Inducted Into CT Boxing Hall of Fame

Connecticut Boxing Hall Of Fame photo gallery

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Nov. 12, 2014) – Last Saturday night, the 10th annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) Gala Induction Dinner was held in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun.

(Below find a photo gallery, courtesy of “Boxing” Bob Newman)

Class of 2014 members inducted into the CBHOF were former two-time World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz, two-time world title challenger and star of The Contender, Season 1 reality television show, Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo, Jr., referee Michael Ortega, International Boxing Federation president Daryl Peoples, trainer Paul Cichon and the late boxing judge William Hutt.

The 2014 CBHOF award winners honored at the dinner were undefeated New Haven super bantamweight prospect Luis “The KO King” Rosa, Jr. (17-0, 7 KOs), Conn. Professional Boxer of the Year; Hartford Izaih Melendez, Conn. Amateur Boxer of the Year; Hartford referee Danny Schiavone, William Hutt Professional Official of the Year; ringside physician Samantha Dare, Amateur Official of the Year – will be honored this Saturday night at the

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(L-R) – Master of Ceremonies David Diamante, CBHOF board member John Laudati, CBHOF inductee Peter Manfredo Jr. and CBHOF president Glenn Feldman

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(L-R) – CBHOF president Glenn Feldman, Master of Ceremonies David Diamante, CBHOF inductee John Ruiz and CBHOF vice president Peter Hary

CBHOF inductee Daryl Peoples

CBHOF inductee Paul Cichon

CBHOF inductee Michael Ortega

(L-R) – Master of Ceremonies Dave Diamante, CBHOF president Glenn Feldman, Linda Hutt and New York State Athletic Commission chairperson Melvina Latham

(L-R) – Connecticut Professional Boxer of the Year Luis Rosa Jr. and CBHOF board member Bill Morande

ABOUT CBHOF: The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 to honor and celebrate the careers of outstanding individuals involved in the sport of boxing. Its inaugural Induction Ceremony & Dinner was held in 2005. Connecticut’s rich boxing history could never have flourished if it weren’t for the achievements of those enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

As a non-profit organization, the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame is deeply committed to keeping the fighting spirit of Connecticut thriving through various charitable contributions.