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Green leads Ring 44 induction class

Former Buffalo Veteran Boxers Association Ring 44 President Jack Green will be among the five inducted into the Ring 44 Hall of Fame during the association’s annual dinner ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant.

Green just completed a 16-year run as Ring 44 President, a role in which he revamped the Hall of Fame ceremony. Wearing his trademark burgundy fedora and dark blazer, Green regularly represented the area at various boxing cards outside of Western New York and continues to serve as a Buffalo boxing ambassador for Ring 44. He joins his father, area boxing great Johnny, as a member of the hall.

Others members of the Class of 2015 include Eddie Neimann, Anthony Parisi and the Quinney Brothers, Al and Manny.

Neimann was a two-time Buffalo Golden Gloves champion who went 2-0 as a professional. Parisi trained and managed boxers for more than 30 years, including the Muscato brothers and Lou Scozza when fought Jimmy Slattery for the world title in 1927. The Quinneys were the second set of brothers to win open division Golden Gloves titles in the same year.

Former WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz will be the special guest and the News’ Tim Graham, former president of the Boxing Writers Association of America, will be a guest speaker during the dinner.