Promoting world-class boxing events in the New York City area for over 20 years, DeGuardia has stayed true to his vision of providing first class entertainment for boxing fans and opportunities for fighters as they strive for their dreams of becoming world champions.
“This award means a great deal to me. To be honored by the boxing community for my dedication to the sport is humbling,” said DeGuardia. “We’ve always been committed to fostering a healthy environment for the fans and fighters.”
“Boxing has played a very important role throughout my entire life, both personally and professionally.”
Born and raised in the Bronx, the son of a professional boxer, DeGuardia started boxing in organized tournaments at the age of 9. He won numerous titles including the highly regarded New York Golden Gloves in 1988 while simultaneously graduating Hofstra Law School at the top of his class.
Remaining active in the boxing community, DeGuardia revitalized the Morris Park Boxing Club, which was founded by his father, to a newer and improved location. Transforming it into one of the busiest boxing gyms in New York, DeGuardia used it to launch Star Boxing, one of the sport’s premier promotional companies.
Among the Special Guests appearing at the Awards Ceremony are:
Danny Aiello (Academy Award Nominee), Joe DeGuardia, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Livingstone “Ras I” Bramble, Harold Lederman, Calvin Grove, Iran Barkley, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillan, Mark Breland, Tony Perez, Marlon Starling, Aaron Davis, John Duddy, Larry Barnes
For more information on the Ring 10 Third Annual Extravaganza, hosted by HBO’s Harold Lederman, please visit their website atwww.ring10ny.com