Long Time NJ Event Promoter to be Given Lifetime Achievement Award
PRESS RELEASE (New Jersey) – The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is
extremely proud of its inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial
Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be
held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.
On December 7th, Louis Neglia will be inducted into the first class of honorees.
Neglia will be awarded with a Lifetime Achievement honor.
Louis Neglia is a three-time World Kickboxing Champion, a former U.S. Kickboxing
Champion, a Florida Karate Champion, New York State Champion, and an Eastern
American Karate Champion.
Lou is an eight-degree Black Belt who retired from competition in 1985 with a
career record of 34 wins and only 2 losses.
He starred in four martial arts related motion pictures (“A Hard Way to
Die”,”Super Weapon”,”Fist of Fear”,and “One Down”, “Two To Go”).
Louis Neglia operates a kickboxing and martial arts academy in Brooklyn, New
Many New Jersey fighters have competed on his Combat at the Capitale shows held
in New York City.
He has promoted over fifty professional and amateur mixed martial arts events in
New Jersey. He has also held about as many kickboxing cards in this State.
He has held shows in Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Edison, Elizabeth, Newark,
North Bergen, and Secaucus.
He is most recognized for his long running professional mixed martial arts
promotion known as Ring of Combat. Every Ring of Combat subsequent to the first
show has been held in New Jersey.
Ring of Combat events are notable for featuring promising local fighters who are
later signed by large worldwide promotions. Some Ring of Combat alumni include
Eddie Alvarez, Edson Barboza , Frank Edgar, Louis Gaudinot, Josh Koscheck, Jim
Miller, Dan Miller, Kurt Pellegrino, Costa Philippou, Pete Sell and Chris