New York State Boxing Hall of Fame
Induction dinner tickets selling fast
Sunday, April 26 at Russo's On The Bay, Howard Beach, NY
NEW YORK (Mar. 24, 2015) – Tickets are selling fast for the fourth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 26, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Comments from some of the 2015 NYSBHOF inductees:
BRUCE SILVERGLADE: “I am extremely happy to be inducted into the NYSBHOF. It is an honor to be recognized and put in with such a wonderful group of people. I have always admired and have in awe of the Hall of Famers. Now, I am one of them. I have to thank my wife for always pushing me to achieve a little bit more.”
TOMMY GALLAGHER: “This is a great way to end my boxing career. I'll only be doing this another 2-3 years, I'm beat. This is a wonderful honor but, most importantly, I wouldn't have it if it wasn't for all the great fighters who've gotten me here. I'd just be another guy without the A-side guys. I had my gym for 30 years and was able to meet so many great kids to train. I've had a great career.”
BOB MILLER: “It is good upstate people aren't forgotten in boxing. We're not that well known and I'm happy they reached out to somebody from this area. This means a lot to me and my family, including all of my kids who will be there. This will probably be the highlight of my career. Getting inducted is tops. I'm very, very happy that they think I'm worthy of it. I feel a lot of guys going in have done a lot for boxing. I'm very happy to be going into the NYSBHOF in the same class as Bob Duffy. We've been good friends for a long time, going back to when he was with the commission. I'm really looking forward to this.”
JOEY GIAMBRA: “First, I want to thank my son, Joey Jr., for all he has done for me. I would like to thank Bob Duffy for all of his hard work and devotion to our beloved sport, Ring 8, the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame, Henry Hascup. Rick Farris, the WBC and many others. I am deeply honored and humbled to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. I could not be more excited with my name along some of the very best boxers born and raised in the great state of New York. As many may already know, the best in the game come from New York! What a tremendous honor and recognition this is for me and my family.”
The 2015 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members: Jack Hirsch, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Don Majeski, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair and Neil Terens.
Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. All NYSBHOF plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission.
All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years, in order to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers.
CLASS of 2012: Carmen Basilio, Mike McCallum, Mike Tyson, Jake LaMotta, Riddick Bowe, Carlos Ortiz, Vito Antuofermo, Emile Griffith, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard, Tony Canzoneri, Harold Lederman, Steve Acunto, Jimmy Glenn, Gil Clancy, Ray Arcel, Nat Fleischer, Bill Gallo and Arthur Mercante, Sr.
CLASS of 2013: Jack Dempsey, Johnny Dundee, Sandy Saddler, Maxie Rosenbloom, Joey Archer, Iran Barkley, Mark Breland, Bobby Cassidy, Doug Jones, Junior Jones, James “Buddy” McGirt, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Bob Arum, Shelly Finkel, Tony Graziano, Larry Merchant, Teddy Brenner, Mike Jacobs, Tex Rickard and Don Dunphy.
CLASS OF 2014: Floyd Patterson, Tracy Harris Patterson, Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan LaPorte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis, Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton, Terry McGovern, Teddy Atlas, Lou DiBella, Steve Farhood, Gene Moore, Angelo Prospero, Whitey Bimstein, Cus D'Amato, William Muldoon and Tom O'Rourke.
Tickets are priced at $125.00 per adult and $50.00 for children (under 16), and includes a complete brunch and cocktail hour upon entry, starting at 12:30 PM/ET, as well as dinner (prime rib, fish or poultry) and open bar throughout the day.
Tickets are available to purchase by calling NYSBHOF/Ring 8 president Bob Duffy at 516.313.2304. Ads for the NYSBHOF program are available, ranging from $50.00 to $250.00, by contacting and Duffy.
Go on line at www.Ring8ny.com for additional information about the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.