Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides dmboxing.com with his short video links of upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Srisaket Sor Rungvisal (44-4-1 / 40 by KO) vs. Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2 / 25 by KO) WBC super flyweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, February 24, 2018 from the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles, California.

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The Welterweight Division is Stacked High

Welterweight (147 lbs) Division 
WBC WBA IBF WBO
Keith Thurman
Keith Thurman
Lucas Matthysse
Errol Spence Jr. Jeff Horn
1. Shawn Porter
2. Danny Garcia
3. Manny Pacquiao
4. Jessie Vargas
5. Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo
6. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
7. Ray Robinson
8. Konstantin Ponomarev
9. Brandon Rios
10. Adrian Granados
11. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
12. Bradley Skeete
13. Jamal James
14. Ahmed El Mousaoui
15. Kerman Lejarraga
1. Danny Garcia
2. Manny Pacquiao
3. Jessie Vargas
4. Jamal James
5. David Avanesyan
6. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov
7. Kerman Lejarraga
8. Fabian Maidana
9. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
10. Samuel Vargas
11. Zhankozh Turarov
12. Valentyn Golovko
13. Konstantin Ponomarev
14. Alexander Besputin
15. Ivan Matute
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. Carlos Ocampo
4. Jessie Vargas
5. Bradley Skeete
6. Devon Alexander
7. Qudratillo Abduqaxorov
8. Keita Obara
9. Konstantin Ponomarev
10. Rashidi Ellis
11. Ray Robinson
12. Zhankhozh Turarov
13. Carlos Molina
14. Yordenis Ugas
15. Laszlo Toth
1. Terence Crawford
2. Manny Pacquiao
3. Bradley Skeete
4. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
5. Giovanni Santillan
6. Keita Obara
7. Taras Shelestyuk
8. Carlos Ocampo
9. Sammy Valentin
10. Stephen Danyo
11. Gabriel Angel Ledesma
12. Custio Calyton
13. Konstantin Ponomarev
14. Ray Robinson
15. Mikka Shonena

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member of Boxing Writers Association of America

Our mutual friend Rusty Rubin (R.I.P) Ring Sports Magazine was instrumental in connecting Tom to dmboxing.com back in 2008 and his expertise is much appreciated by all – thank you!

The welterweight is where the action is as the division is filled with great fighters who are very even in talent.  Keith Thurman beat Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia in close bouts while Porter also lost another close decision to Kell Brook who lost to undefeated Errol Spence.  Spence most recent pasting of Lament Peterson showed that Spence may be the best of the Welterweights but you can’t forget Terrance Crawford who is moving up after cleaning out the junior welterweights.

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Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries … FIGHT OF THE CENTURY

                                   

Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Image from original cigar box, circa 1900
(gift to David Martinez from Al Nelson, Boxing Historian, 1972, Jeffries Barn, Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA)
 
*** FLASHBACK – this article originally first appeared on dmboxing.com on July 2, 2010

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

July 4, 2010 will mark the 100th anniversary of Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries, “Fight of the Century”, for the heavyweight championship of the world.

Leading up to this fight, Jeffries won the title in 1899 against Bob Fitzsimmons and after defeating all challengers he retired undefeated in 1905. Johnson won the title in 1908 against Tommy Burns to become the first black fighter to win the coveted crown.

The build up to this fight was nothing less than controversial with a white champion coming out of a five-year retirement to try to win the title back from a black champion.

Scheduled for 45 rounds, the fight took place in Reno, Nevada on July 4, 1910, with Tex Rickard as the promoter and referee. Prior to the fight, Rickard had invited United States president William Howard Taft to be the referee, but Taft declined.

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Current Champions

Every three months (February, May, August, November) on a quarterly basis dmboxing.com offers this feature – the current boxing champions in each weight division. They are shown in their respective world title belt organization. Each champion’s professional ring record is listed in following format: win-loss-draw-no contest (knockout wins) and the date of winning their title.

           ( As of February 12, 2018 )      

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Paddy Duffy

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Irish-American Paddy Duffy was the first world welterweight champion.  He was born in Boston on November 12, 1864, just six years after the birth of  another great Irish-American, heavyweight champion, John L. Sullivan.

Duffy started his career in 1884 at the age of nineteen, with a knockout win over Skin Doherty.  He would go on to win his first four bouts before fighting three straight six-round draws with Paddy Sullivan. In that same year, he would lose his only professional fight, a second round knockout set back to Jack C. McGee on December 19, 1884.  In 1885 he had only two fights, both knockout victories and both in Boston.

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

   

Any anniversary is special but when it is your 50th that makes it extra special and that is what the February 15th Fight Club OC show will be, Yes – it was seven years ago that Fight Club OC was launched in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center and on Thursday, February 15, 2018 the most successful club fight promotion in America will celebrate its 50th show anniversary.  And to all the fans that have supported this series over the past seven years a tremendous thank you from promoter Roy Englebrecht and the entire Fight Club OC staff. Tickets, all priced at $60.00, are on sale now at http:/www.socafights.com   

 

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The NFL, NBA, MLB and Boxing

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on January 5, 2013
 
By Steve Corbo
 
 
Author Steve Corbo (kneeling) with current NFL player Tommy Zbikowski and members of the University of Notre Dame Football Team, including NFL Quarterback Brady Quinn, after one of Zbikowski’s amateur bouts.
 
      
Like most of us I was dismayed by the performance of the Men’s US Olympic Boxing Team in London. Add to our Olympic debacle the AIBA problems with USA Boxing, and it gets downright discouraging. Even those of us who love the game have to admit, boxing in the United States, just isn’t what it used to be.  And that is especially true in the heavier weight divisions.
 
To remind myself of what it used to be like I looked at a Ring Magazine from April 1980.  “The Ring’s World Ratings” listed the top ten heavyweights in the world, nine (9) of whom were from the United States.
 

Pages From The Scrapbook

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Recently I brought a new category to my website, which is “Pages From The Scrapbook”.

A lot of my fan base don’t know that back in the seventies, eighties, and nineties that I was a boxing beat writer for my local newspaper the Santa Barbara News Press, doing fight predictions and  also a guest reporter on local radio for all major fights.

I am delighted to bring some of these article features that I wrote for your viewing.

I learned quite a bit in the journalism field back in my younger days that have helped me to be the best I can producing  dmboxing.com  for all.

Featured here is my pre-fight  article on the Alexis Arguello vs. James Busceme,  WBC  lightweight championship and the Michael Spinks vs. Mustapha Wasaja, WBA light heavyweight championship and the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Bruce Finch, WBC/WBA welterweight championship – dated February 13, 1982.

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Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides dmboxing.com with his short video links of upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Lucas Matthysse (38-4 / 35 by KO ) vs. Tewa Kiram ( 38-0 / 28 by KO) vacant WBA “regular” welterweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds and Jorge Linares (43-3 / 27 by KO) vs. Mercito Gesta (31-1-2 / 17 by KO) WBA lightweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles, California.  

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