NEW YORK: The 33rd annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), December 8, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Ring 8 has announced its 2019 award winners (see complete list below), headlined by Fighter of the Decade Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano (37-1-1, 27 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Puerto Rico; undefeated heavyweight contender (Fighter of the Year) Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs), of Brooklyn by way of Poland; Legend Award winners three-time, three-division world champion Iran “The Blade” Barkley (43-19,1 27 KOs), of Bronx, and two-time, two-division world champion Junior “Poison” Jones (50-6, 28 KOs), of Brooklyn; and two-time world heavyweight champion “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon (55-13-1, 28 KOs), of Philadelphia, the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award winner.
2019 RING 8 Award Winners
- Fighter of the Decade: Amanda Serrano
- Fighter of the Year: Adam Kownacki
- Legends Award: Iran Barkley & Junior Jones,
- Muhammad Ali Humanitarian: Tim Witherspoon
- Sam Kellerman Media Award: Gerry Cooney & Randy Gordon
- Long & Meritorious Service: Daryl Peoples
- Uncrowned Champion: John Capobianco
- Prospect of the Year: Left “2 Gunz” Gonzalez
- Member of the Year: James Monteverde
- NYS Official of the Year: Waleska Roldan
- Trainer of the Year: Scott Lopeck
- Manager of the Year: Keith Connolly
- Community Service Award: Michael Corleone
- Amateur of the Year: Nisa Rodriguez
- Amateur Official of the Year: Michael “Biggie” O’Conner
- Good Guy Award: Peter Frutkoff
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