So we have now shot RON LIPTON, professional boxing referee and former NY and NJ Police Officer about his love for the sport of boxing and how he trains students at Marist College in New York. Ron sat down and discussed his passion for the sport. According to Lipton he endured a series of horrific events that brought him to court after he had to confront over 30 men trespassing on his front lawn who had burned a cross, threatened to burn his home down and kill him along with his family. These KKK gangs men, according to Lipton, also pulled a knife on him after crashing their truck into the side of his home... Lipton goes on to say how he went to court over the event and won the case after his lifelong friend who he knew since 1962, Muhammad Ali, came to court to testify in his defense for his former sparring partner. The two developed a long lasting relationship. Ron went to court in this quintessential self defense case as Muhammad Ali heard about the trial making a special trip of his own to testify for his lifelong friend and former sparring partner. Ron won the case and maintained the friendship with Ali who he's known since 1962.
Ron sat down with us and was passionate about his work in boxing and his love for the sport while reflecting about his by chance meeting with Barney Ross in the 1960's. Ron shares these moments with us in the new GALILEO PRODUCTIONS, LLC documentary IMPACT-Jewish Boxers in America and brings lite to the meaning of what it takes to be a strong Jew in America. Visit http://vimeo.com/36591464 and see the trailer for the film and expect some new sizzlers that will be on their way with Ron's participation and clips from the new breed of young Jewish Boxers that are rising to the top here in America. Stay tuned.... JN