The 2015 AAIB Scholars

The American Association for the Improvement of Boxing is pleased to announce the 2015 AAIB Scholarship winners. They are: Aadam Ali, Emily Atwood, Luis Feliciano, Pierce Hessinger, Jacqueline Ines, Susan Lizzette Jugo, Rosino LeGan, Alexandra Love, Ana Marquez, Raul Muniz, Walter Sarnoi, Andrew Tomlin, Brandon Wellman, and Kiley Wolfe. We will have more information on each of these deserving students in the weeks ahead.

The AAIB more than doubled the number of its scholarships from 6 in 2014 to 14 in 2015. We received applications from 24 different states this past year. In 2016, we hope to increase the number of applicants and winners again with our new online awareness and crowdfunding campaigns. Watch this blog for more information and sign up for our newsletter. The AAIB will accept 2016 scholarship applications starting February 1st. Congratulations to all of the scholarship winners - you represent the sport of boxing at its best!

Randy Neumann Elected IBF Treasurer, in its second day coverage of the 32nd annual International Boxing Federation (IBF/USBA) Convention, is reporting that our own Randy Neumann has been elected to the IBF Board as Treasurer:

"As mentioned in the day one report, three board seats were up for re-election. That vote was held and decided today at 4:30 p.m. Incumbents David McCullough (treasurer) and Al Meier were re-elected, while Paul Artisst was unseated by Randy Neumann, in a close vote."

Congratulations Randy!


The Fight For Your Future Initiative

AAIB Board Member and NYAC Chairwoman Melvina Lathan has teamed up with CUNY and the Daily News Charities to provide enrollment and financial assistance to amateur and professional boxers in the city.

“‘The point of this program is to give fighters other options and to take all of those great attributes they have [in the ring] to have successful careers in other areas and not feel locked in,’ said Alan Dobrin, the COO of CUNY.”

Congratulations Melvina on creating another great resource for boxers.

“In Boxing, Doing Decent Things”

"The hardest working person in all of boxing."

Ken Hissner, over at Doghouse Boxing News, just posted a great profile and interview of Henry Hascup, AAIB Board member and boxing encyclopedia. Henry talks about the International Boxing Hall of Fame, small shows, his famous eulogies, and why he is the “Uncrowned King” of boxing information:

"I spent many years going through micro-films of several newspapers, writing down every fight I could find."