*** FLASHBACK ~ this article and video originally appeared for viewing on dmboxing.com in July 2012 … added are a few (8) still photos
Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC is staging another outstanding line-up of boxing on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at The Hangar, Orange County Fair Grounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 … for tickets, which are only $55.00, go online to: www.fightcluboc.com.
Here’s the funeral arrangements for my best friend George Garcia who passed away last Thursday, August 13, 2015
*** Location: Forest Lawn Covina Hills, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA 91724
*** Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
*** Viewing: 2pm
*** Service: 2:30pm
*** Burial: 3:30pm
*** Gathering of Family and Friends (5pm): Geezers Restaurant, 12120 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
My dear best of friends George Garcia, age 60, passed away peacefully at his home in Montebello, California on August 13, 2015 after his battle with cancer. George was a special friend because he was giving and the kindest of people that I have ever known.
We met about twenty years ago through the boxing circles. He attended many World Boxing Hall of Fame banquets during my ten year (1997-2007) tenure on the Board of Directors.
***** FLASHBACK ~ This article originally appeared on dmboxing.com in November 2012
Let me bring you a feature story that you will probably not read any where regarding, all together, the five best black heavyweights at the turn of the 20th century.
I got the idea when I over heard some mutual friends talking about the best black baseball players that never got the chance to play in the major leagues, and had to settle playing against each other in the old negro league.
I have rated many boxers in many categories throughout my over 50 years of boxing … on this website alone you will find that I have rated the best heavyweights, the best lightweights, the best Mexicans fighters, and now I will personally rate the best black heavyweights in a time period that but only one of them, Jack Johnson, had the opportunity to fight for the heavyweight championship.
On Sunday, September 13, 2015, RING 10 will be holding their 5th Annual Gala at Marina Del Rey, One Marina Drive, Throgs Neck , New York 10465. The event runs from 11am to 4pm with tickets priced at $135.00 per person.
Last month, at age 38, four-time super middleweight champion Carl Froch, from Nottingham, England, UK, has officially announced his retirement.
The British fighter enjoyed a successful career for fourteen years. His professional ring record stands at 33 wins and 2 losses, with 24 by knockout.
His only losses were to Mikkel Kessler in 2010, which he avenged three years later, and to Andre Ward in 2011 in the final of the Super Middleweight Six World Boxing Classic Tournament. The judges’ scores in the Ward fight were 115-113, 115-113, 118-110 … my unofficial scorecard was 117-111 for the winner Ward.
By Tom Donelson (BWAA) Member of Boxing Writers Association of America and has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008
Danny Garcia faced the veteran Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi, who has spent as much as time behind mike as he has in the ring in the last few years. Malignaggi biggest advantage going against the heavy favorite Garcia was his boxing skills but at 34, how much did he have left?