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AAPRP Announces 2005 Boxing Medical Awards

05.07.05 – The American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians (AAPRP) announced today the 2005 AAPRP Award Recipients. “Deciding this year’s awards were especially difficult since we had so many deserving candidates”, stated Dr. Richard Weinstein, Awards Committee Chairman. “ We are very pleased with our choices since each award recipient has contributed to improving safety in boxing.” They are as follows:

Ringside Physician of the Year – Dr. Michael Schwartz
(Connecticut, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Chief Ringside Physician)

Administrator of the Year – Mr. Larry Hazzard, Sr.
(New Jersey State Athletic Commissioner)

Outstanding Contribution to Boxing – “The Contender”
(Boxing Reality Show)

Distinguished Educator of the Year – Dr. Joseph Estwanik
(North Carolina Orthopedic Surgeon)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Mr. George Horowitz
(CEO – Everlast Corporation)

These awards will be presented on September 23, 2005 at the AAPRP’s Annual Medical Seminar at the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

For more information or for registration materials, please contact the AAPRP or visit our website at www.AAPRP.Org or call (203) 662-8900


Established in 1997, the AAPRP was created to develop medical protocols and guidelines to ensure the safety and protection of professional boxer. The not-for-profit association is comprised of experienced ringside physicians from around the world who are dedicated to the medical aspects of the sport of boxing. Since its inception, the AAPRP has consistently grown to include physicians from around the globe who are working together toward a common goal of helping to ensure the health, safety and protection of professional boxers.

Article posted on 06.07.2005



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