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Green headlines list of Ring 44 Hall inductees

The Buffalo Veteran Boxers Association Ring 44 Hall of Fame dinner is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell.

Jack Green, who just completed a 16-year run as Ring 44 President and continues to serve as a Buffalo boxing ambassador for the association, will be among the five inducted during the annual dinner ceremony, which moves from Salvatore’s Italian Gardens to Ilio’s.

Others who will be inducted include Eddie Neimann, Anthony Parisi and the Quinney Brothers, Al and Manny.

Neimann was a two-time Buffalo Golden Gloves champion and a fan favorite on the amateur scene during the 1960s. He went 2-0 as a professional. Parisi was a longtime trainer and manager for more than 30 years. He trained Lou Scozza when he fought Jimmy Slattery for the world title in 1927. He also trained the Muscato Brothers. The Quinney Brothers were Buffalo Golden Glove fixtures. They were the second set of brothers to win Golden Gloves titles in the open division in the same year.

Former WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz will be the special guest.

Tickets cost $50. For more information, call Ring 44 President Bob Caico (440-1715).