For Immediate Release

27th annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony  

Fighter of the Year Danny Garcia 

(L-R) David Diamante, head trainer/father Angel Garcia, Ring 8 Fighter of the Year Danny Garcia, Ring 8 president Bob Duffy and Ring 8 board member Tommy Gallagher.

(photo by Stanley Janousek)
NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 9, 2013) - The 27th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony was held yesterday afternoon at the famed Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.


2013 Ring 8 Award Winners


Fighter of the Year:  Danny Garcia

Uncrowned Champion:  Gasper Ortega

Official of the Year:  Deputy Commissioner Robert Orlando

Amateur Official of the Year:  Dan Gant

Member of the Year:  Carmine Rastelli

Professional Judge of the Year:  John McKaie

Prospect of the Year:  Seanie Monahan

Professional Trainer of the Year:  Bob Jackson

Amateur Trainer of the Year:  Joe Higgins

Emile Griffith Good Guy Award:  Sal Corrente

Long & Meritorious Service:  Dr. William "Bill" Lathan

Special Presentation:  Bobby Bartels & Lenny Mangiapane

(honoring the 50th anniversary of their classic main event fight at Madison Square Garden)



( L-R)  - Lenny Mangiapane, Danny Garcia and Bobby Bartels.  Mangiapane and Bartels were honored upon the 50th anniversary of their epic fight at Madison Square Garden, while Garcia was named Ring 8 Fighter of the Year.

(photo by Stanley Janousek)



Go online to for more information about Ring 8 or its annual Holiday Events and Awards Ceremony. 


Russo's On The Bay is located at 162-45 Crossbay Blvd. in Howard Beach (718.843.5055).

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.




CONTACT:  Bob Trieger, Full Court Press, 978.664.4482,