Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/12/14

14 Nov 1998: Roy Jones Jr. (left) in action against Otis Grant during the fight at the Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. Jones won the bout with a TKO in the tenth. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport

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Roy Jones, Jr., John Ruiz, Tomasz Adamek & Emanuel Steward among award winners Star boxers, industry dignitaries and fans turned out in record numbers for the recent 25th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. A sold-out crowd of more than 500 enjoyed a day of boxing. "People came out in force and this was our largest attendance ever," RING 8 President and dinner chairman Bob Duffy said. "On behalf of all RING 8 members, I'd like to thank everybody for attending, especially the award winners, many of whom traveled a great distance to be with us on the silver anniversary of our Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony. A good time was had by all. All of the award winners received a brass plaque, exclusively molded for RING 8. Manny liked it so much he took it home on the plane and proudly showed it off in Detroit. We're looking forward to next's year holiday event, as well as the first New York State Boxing Hall of Fa...
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