Ring 8 Notebook: Silverglade, Serrano & Parillo guest speakers

NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2011) – Gleason’s Gym owner Bruce Silverglade, NABF featherweight champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano and award-winning boxing artist Gabe Parillo, Jr. will be special guest speakers Tuesday night (June 21, starting at 7 PM/ET) at RING 8’s monthly meeting at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.

“We’re very fortunate to have such a diverse group of speakers this month,” RING 8 president Bob Duffy said. “They have a lot of valuable experience and interesting stories, both in and out of the ring. All of our members are looking forward to listening and meeting this boxing trio.”

Silverglade, a former boxer, is a well known, highly-respected member of the New York City boxing community. He owns and operates the oldest active boxing gym in the world (circa 1937), historic Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.

Undefeated Serrano (10-0-1), fighting out of Brooklyn, captured the women’s NABF featherweight title last Saturday via a first-round knockout of her opponent at Roseland Ballroom.

Parillo is recognized as one of the foremost painters in boxing. His works include legends such as Muhammad All, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier and many more. His book is entitled, “The Boxing Art of Gabe Parillo.”

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 that 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 $25.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, the third Tuesday of every month, excluding July and August.