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Ring 8 October Meeting review

Undefeated light heavyweight contender Sean Monaghan (22-0, 14 KOs) and multi-media personality Bobby Cassidy Jr. were guest speakers at last night’s Ring 8 monthly meeting, held for the first time at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York.

In an effort to expand its membership, Ring 8 has committed to holding four of its 10 monthly meetings a year at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant with the remainder at historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City, New York.

Monaghan, fighting out of Long Beach (NY), is the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) Americas light heavyweight champion. He is world rated by all four major governing bodies: WBA (#3), IBF (#4), WBC #8) and WBO #13).

Cassidy is a highly respected writer for Newsday, as well a producer of boxing documentaries who also wrote “Kid Shamrock,” a popular play about his father, Bobby Cassidy Sr., the retired boxer and New York State Boxing Hall of Fame inductee.

ABOUT RING 8: 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 www.Ring8ny.com 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, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, with a current boxing license or book are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person.

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