Chris Algieri Gets Ring 8 Award

2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri honored at 28th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony

Ring 8 president Bob Duffy, Ring 8 2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri and Master of Ceremonies David Diamante (pictures courtesy of Stanley Janousek)

NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 21, 2014) – A capacity crowd of 364 boxing fans attended last week’s 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Past world champions Aaron “Hawk” Pryor, Carlos Palomino and Tony DeMarco were special VIP guests.

(L-R) — Aaron Pryor & Tony DeMarco

“The annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony is our way of thanking our officials and members who do volunteer community work,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “They do a lot of the behind-the-scenes work in boxing. We also bring in VIP world champions from around the country to let them know we’ll never forget them. This was another evening that was enjoyed by all in attendance.”

2014 RING 8 Award Winners

Fighter of the Year: Chris Algieri

Comeback Fighter of the Year: Daniel Jacobs

Uncrowned Champion: Joe Mesi

Contender of the Year: Frank Galarza

Members of the Year: John Rohe & Brian Dubecky

Trainer of the Year: Nirmil Lorick

Conditioning & Strength Coach of the Year: David “Scooter” Honig

Co-Promoters of the Year: Felipe Gomez, Kevin O’Sullivan and Wilson Naranjo

Official of the Year (Referee): Sparkle Lee

Official of the Year (Judge): Robin Taylor

Long & Meritorious Service: George Ward

Photographer of the Year: Stan Janousek

Prospect of the Year: Julian Williams

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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.



-Skibbz :

With Chris getting fighter of the year I was surprised Tim didn't win Trainer and Conditioning/strength coach of the year. Would have been a fantastic night for Team Algieri.

-the Roast :

Algieri gets an award? For what? Most backward summersaults during fights?

-thegreyman :

Most boring robbery and most humiliaing defeat now earn you fighter of the year... Did I read that right?

-Radam G :

C-Al is still nutty and fake, though. He is still saying that he would beat Money May, but that Da Manny would be "no competition for Floyd." C-Al is that type of ?o?ksure punk that you want to get destroyed, so that he will go away and shut da puck up. Talking about one delusional dude. I hope that the Bobfather really matches him against T-Craw. C-Al will once again be a man of straw. And get beat down like a not-surrendering outlaw. C-Al ain't got nuffin' but a a big mouth and a cap gun to draw. Holla!

-Radam G :

Most boring robbery and most humiliaing defeat now earn you fighter of the year... Did I read that right?
Probably only in New York. Holla!

-Froggy :

Making big money, all because of a very debatable decision gets you fighter of the year ?