Star Boxing’s founder and CEO Joe DeGuardia was the special guest speaker last night, March 20th for Ring 8’s monthly meeting at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.
Founded in 1954, Ring 8 acts as a great resource in helping former professional boxers who are in need of financial assistance.
Having promoted professional boxing since 1992, DeGuardia considers Ring 8 to be an integral part of assisting retired boxers.
“I’ve been in boxing my whole life and as a successful promoter I feel it’s important to assist Ring 8 with their work” said DeGuardia. “It was an honor to speak at their monthly meeting last night and as always I look forward to assisting them going forward.”
A practicing attorney who graduated from Fordham University and Hofstra Law School, DeGuardia is the President of the Boxing Promoters Association. He also was a New York Golden Gloves Champion in 1988 (147lbs Open Class).
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.