Massachusetts Veteran Hall of Fame
The Ring 4 Boxing Hall of Fame announced the newest class of inductees to enter the Ring 4 Boxing Hall of Fame. Ring 4 was incorporated in 1947 and is the only boxing organization in Massachusetts. Over the decades, Ring 4 has kept the flame alive while fulfilling its mission to assist former boxers who have fallen on hard times.
The 2013 inductees are: Dan Cuoco: Longstanding Executive Director of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO), Ted Sares: Boxing writer who last year was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Ring 4, Peter Welch: Former amateur boxer and owner and operator of the Peter Welch Gym in South Boston, Dave Foley: 1968 Greater Lowell and New England Golden Glove Champion and recipient of the Rocky Marciano Trophy. Also, Eddie Fitzgerald, former amateur boxer and professional referee, will be installed as a Lifetime Honorary Member of Ring 4. The annual banquet and induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Florian Hall in Dorchester, MA.
Members of the Hall of Fame include Tony DeMarco, Joe DeNucci, Tom McNeeley, Sal Bartolo, Dr. Wilbert “Skeeter” McClure, Bob Benoit, Dick Flaherty, Danny Long, Jimmy Connors, Mickey Finn, Bobby Franklin, Jerry Forte, Joey DeGrandis, and many other Boston area boxing luminaries.