Largest Crowd in 28 Years Packed the Venetian in Garfield for the 48th Annual New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Induction & Award Ceremonies

Over 650 boxing fans and family members filled the Venetian on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the beautiful Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey for the 48th Annual Induction and Award Ceremonies for the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. This was the Largest crowd since 1989.

HONOREES being Inducted were Sal Alessi, Kenny “Bang Bang” Bogner, Clarence Coleman, Greg Everett, Anthony Hamm, Joey (Eye) Intrieri, Johnny Molnar, Bob Rooney Sr., Marlon Starling, Adrian Stone and Paul Vegliante.

POSTHUMOUSLY being Inducted were Jimmy Cerello, Oscar Goode and Mike Mastandrea.

Also, the NEW JERSEY BOXING HALL OF FAME Honored our Senior Amateur (Aadam Ali), Junior Olympic Amateur (Emmanuel Chance) & Pro Boxer of the Year (Derrick Webster) as well as the Amateur Official (Andrew Mustacchio) & Coach of the Year (Mike Rizzo), Plus our “2017 Man of the Year” (Chuck Wepner).

We thank Charlie Norkus Jr., for once again donating 2 FULL tables for our Amateur Boxing Champions. Ricardo Salazar for the beautiful AD Journals. We also want to thank Mike Guarino and Carl Blesing for their video work and Stan Janousek, Samad Haq and Ray Bailey for all the pictures!

Most of the following pictures were taken by Stan Janousek  (professional fight name Stanley Yanachek)

Chuck Wepner accepting the 2017 Man of the Year Award. Making the presentation was President Henry Hascup, pictured with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Marlon Starling being Inducted by Commissioner Larry Hazzard, pictured with President Henry Hascup.
Bob Rooney Sr., being Inducted by his son Bob Jr., pictured here with President Henry Hascup and Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Paul Vegliante being Inducted by former Multi-time World Champion Iran Barkley, pictured here with President Henry Hascup and Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Sal Alessi being Inducted by President Henry Hascup pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Emmanuel Chance was Awarded the 2017 Junior Olympic Amateur Boxer of the Year Award by Jackie Atkins, the President of the New Jersey Association of USA Boxing, pictured here with President Henry Hascup and Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Anthony Hamm being Inducted by Poochie Hill, pictured here with President Henry Hascup and Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
POSTHUMOUSLY Mike Mastandrea was Inducted by President Henry Hascup and accepting the Award was his family including his sister and nephew. Mike was killed in World War II on D-Day. Pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Joey (Eye) Intrieri being Inducted by President Henry Hascup pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Greg Everett being Inducted by President Henry Hascup pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Kenny “Bang Bang” Bogner being Inducted by President Henry Hascup pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Aadam Ali was Awarded the 2017 Senior Amateur Boxer of the Year by President Henry Hascup. Aadam won the National Golden Glove Title earlier this year! Pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Mike Rizzo was Awarded the 2017 Amateur Coach of the Year Award by President Henry Hascup, pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Philip Shevack accepted the Award for Adrian Stone, with President Henry Hascup making the presentation. Pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Seby Bell accepted the Award for POSTHUMOUSLY Inductee Jimmy Cerello. Jimmy was Inducted by President Henry Hascup pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Johnny Molnar being Inducted by President Henry Hascup pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Derrick Webster, the 2017 New Jersey Pro Boxer of the Year. Making the presentation was President Henry Hascup, pictured with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
The two sons of POSTHUMOUS Inductee George Oscar Goode accepting the Award. Making the presentation was President Henry Hascup pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Clarence Coleman being Inducted by President Henry Hascup and Commissioner Larry Hazzard.
Jackie Atkins, the President of the New Jersey Association of USA Boxing, accepting the Award for the 2017 Amateur Official of the Year Andrew Mustacchio. Making the presentation was President Henry Hascup, pictured here with Commissioner Larry Hazzard.


The following pictures were taken by Samad Haq:

Pictures from Johnny Molnar

Pictures from the Bob Rooney Family

  Pictures from Greg Everett

Pictures from Mike Rizzo

Pictures from Derrick Webster

Pictures from Sal Alessi

Pictures from Don Somerville on behalf of Aadam Ali