Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will host Amsterdam Boxing Legend, Robert “Bobby” Stewart on Thursday.Bobby will address the youth of the Ring of Hope Boxing Club and help them train.
Robert “Bobby” Stewart worked full time at the Tryon School for Boys, a juvenile detention center in Johnstown, where he met a 13-year-old from Brooklyn named Mike Tyson. Bobby became Mike’s sparring partner and mentor, introduced him to D’Amato and even helped arrange Mike’s housing in Catskill with “Cus”. Bobby considers the time he spent with Mike Tyson during his formative years to be his greatest accomplishment aside from his own 1974 national championship.
Bobby won the Adirondack AAU Golden Gloves Tournament in the Novice Heavyweight Class in 1969, 1970 and 1971. Bobby also won the National AAU Junior Boxing Championship, the Western Massachusetts Golden Gloves Tournament and New England Golden Gloves Tournament. He trained with legendary coach Constantine “Cus” D’Amato. He won the Western Massachusetts and New England tournaments again in 1973 and 1974, and defeated WBA Champion Michael Dokes to become the 1974 U.S. National Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Champion becoming the first Western Massachusetts champion to win the national title and was the number one amateur fighter in the country. Bobby retired as an amateur with a 45-5 career record and began a three-year professional career and finishing with an impressive 13-3 record.
|What:||Assemblyman Santabarbara to host Amsterdam Boxing Legend, Robert “Bobby” Stewart to address and train with the youth of the Ring of Hope Boxing Club|
|When:||Thursday, October 27th, 2022 at 4pm|
|Where:||Ring of Hope Boxing Club |
118 Erie Boulevard
Schenectady, NY 12305
|Who:||Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara |
Amsterdam Boxing Legend, Robert “Bobby” Stewart
Youth of the Ring of Hope Boxing Club