This past Saturday, September 27th, I was pleased to represent the NABF at Jimmy Burchfield;s Award Dinner given by the Providence Italo American Club. Also attending were Jill Diamond, Chair of the NABF Women;s Division and WBC Cares.also former Middleweight Champion, Vito Antuofermo, and my longtime friend Teddy Atlas, who served as Master of Ceromonies.
With over Eleven Hundred attendees it was a long and enjoyable evening. It was fitting that Jimmy was recognized for his long and meritorious service as well as his many charitable efforts on behalf of many deserving charities, It was truly a “Who’s Who” of both the boxing and political world.
In addition to NABF representatives Michael George and Dick Flaherty, Ray “Boom Boom ” Mancini, Nabf Champion, Matt Godfrey, USNBC Champion, Matt Remillard, Ray Olivera,Jason Estrada, Joey Spina, Gary Baletto,Bobo Starnino,and NABF Champion, Peter Manfredo Jr. were all in attendence to honor Mr. B. a true credit of the boxing fraternity.