Ron Scott Stevens

Name: Ron Scott Stevens

    Appointed Chairman to the New York State Athletic Commission in 2003. He served in this capacity until July 25, 2008 -- two terms
    • Held licenses as a ring announcer, matchmaker and promoter.
    • Editor/ Writer for several boxing magazines.
    • Awarded the Rocky Marciano Official’s Award in 2006 by the American Association for the Improvement of Boxing (“AAIB”).
    • Awarded the James A. Farley Award for Honesty and Integrity by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2007.
    • Playwright.

Favorite Book: "Elmer Gantry" by Sinclair Lewis

"What's my favorite book? Okay, I'll tell you. It's either "Elmer Gantry" by Sinclair Lewis or "The Fixer" or "The Natural" by Bernard Malamud or "From Here To Eternity" by James Jones or "Winds of War" by Herman Wouk or "The Black Lights" by Thomas Hauser. How about I give you my favorite movie? It's either "On the Waterfront" with Paul Newman or "The Hustler." When I look at these titles I see, for the most part, there is a common theme--they're all about the underdog, or anti-hero, and they are also about the way life is, rather than the way we want it to be."

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