(MAY 14) NEW YORK - New
York women's boxing history will be made tomorrow night (Friday,
May 15) as FDNY boxing team and Ring 8 member Susan Reno fights
Paola Ortiz in a 6-round bout featuring 3-minute rounds for the
first time. Women professional fights in New York have always
had 2-minute rounds in the past.
Reno vs. Ortiz II is a scheduled
6-round bout between fighters who originally fought to a 4-round
majority draw this past February 13 at Long Island City in
Queens. The rematch will be held Friday evening on a card
presented by Uprising Promotions at Masonic Temple in Brooklyn,
"Susan is making New York State boxing history by being the
first woman to compete in 3-minute rounds," Ring 8 president Bob
Duffy said. "We're very proud of her. She is opening doors for
female boxers to compete on a level playing field with their
male counterparts. You can only be first once. Not only will
Susan be the first woman in New York State history to fight
3-minute rounds, we want another first from her by winning the
first women's 3-minute round fight every held in New York."
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.