By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
I must recognize my friends at Isla Vista Screen Printing for their outstanding service. Co-owner’s Garrett Gerstenberger and Jose Cardoso offer top quality attire. If you are in the Santa Barbara, California area, a must is to stop in and say hello, and to view a wide selection of their custom clothing line. BTW ~ Garrett’s birthday is next week on November 8, wishing him a pre-Happy Birthday.
I am delighted to say that they are the makers of the T-shirt apparel that you can purchase right here on my website.
They are conveniently located (next door to Duke’s Boxing Gym – who they also provide clothing apparel for) in the student community Isla Vista, nearby the University of California Santa Barbara: 6565 Trigo Road, Isla Vista, CA 93117 and can be reached by phone (805) 845-1333 … email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.theIVSP.com
For viewing of www.dmboxing.com t-shirts, go to the Categories section and click onto T-shirts and tank tops.
By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)
On October 18, 2014, Gennady Golovkin did to Marco Antonio Rubio what he has done to every other fighter he faced, he pounded Rubio into submission. This fight lasted less than six minutes and never really was in doubt despite Rubio coming into the fight overweight. Rubio weighed two pounds over the contracted weight and made no effort after the weigh in to try to lose the extra two pounds. Rubio figured the extra bulk would allow him to better withstand Triple G’s power but alas, it didn’t do Rubio much good.
Golovkin is the best Middleweight in the world today and so far, he has made the Middleweight division his personal fiefdom and the question is who can stand up to Golovkin? Miguel Cotto recently defeated Sergio Martinez but Cotto has his eyes on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and the big payday that comes with it, so Cotto is not going to fight Golovkin. And if he did, he would lose.
By TOM DONELSON / Member Boxing Writers Assoc.
So what does Floyd Mayweather do now after his rematch win over Maidana? The number one criteria for Mayweather will be which fighter can bring big PPV’s numbers since the name of the game is big PPV numbers. Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 (September 13, 2014) had sales of 925,000 buys, which is a slight increase over their first fight and so far since Mayweather signed his six fight contract with Showtime; only one of his fight has gone over million, that being his fight with Canelo Alvarez which exceeded 2 million buys. This was considered the highest PPV event of the year but there is a decline in PPV buys with both Mayweather and Pacquiao no longer consider automatic 1 million plus buys by themselves.
By David Martinez / www.dmboxing.com
Gennady Golovkin (31-0 / 28 by KO) added an 18th consecutive knockout to his resume on Saturday night making his Southern California (Carson, CA) debut by knocking out veteran Marco Antonio Rubio (59-7-1 / 51 by KO) in the second round retaining his WBA middleweight title.
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short videos regarding up coming fights. Here’s a look at Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio WBA middleweight title fight and Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters WBA featherweight title fight, airing this weekend on HBO.
(click onto links below for viewing)
Hey Harold!: Golovkin vs. Rubio (HBO Boxing)
Hey Harold!: Donaire vs. Walters (HBO Boxing)
By Tom Donelson (contributed to DMBOXING.COM since 2008)
Jermain Taylor was facing Australia Sam Soliman for Soliman’s Middleweight IBF title. For Taylor, the fact that he was fighting for a title is miracle. He is being investigated for the murder of his cousin plus he has suffered bleeding from his brain from past wars. As for Soliman, he is one of those good fighters forever at the cusp of the elite fighters but never quite good enough. While Soliman is an awkward fighter, he is one of those older fighters who seems to stay competitive late in his career. Fighters like Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson and Bernard Hopkins continue to win championship late in their careers and so did Soliman.
By David Martinez
NOTE: This article feature was originally posted two years ago … re-posting in honor and remembrance of the legendary boxing trainer Eddie Futch on the anniversary month of his passing … may his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord.
October 10, 2012 will be the anniversary date of the passing of Eddie Futch. Eddie was born on August 9, 1911, in Hillsboro, Mississippi, and passed away on October 10, 2001. He was a man that I consider to be the best trainer in boxing in my era of the sport.
He trained or managed twenty two world champions, which included Don Jordan, Hedgemon Lewis, Bob Foster, Joe Frazier, Virgil Hill, Ken Norton, Alexis Arguello, Michael Spinks, Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Wayne McCullough, Montell Griffin, Marlon Starling, and Mike McCallum, to name a few.
By Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer)
He came from a fighting family and by the time his boxing career ended in 1971 he was the most beloved British boxer of all time. Only once did he challenge for the world’s title but he dominated the British heavyweight scene for over fifteen years. His popularity soared even more after retirement and eventually the Queen of England knighted him. Sir Henry Cooper was more than just a British fighter. He was a fine example of what British boxing is all about.
By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer
This is a fight that would have made sense if it was put together. Each boxer has ties to the state of Michigan. It probably didn’t happen because by the time Toney became a heavyweight, Moorer’s star had diminished due to his one round kayo loss to David Tua. A loss two years later to Eliseo Castillo pretty much took Moorer out of the elite class. Toney’s knockout of Evander Holyfield made him a major player in the division.
What if Moorer and Toney would have met at their heavyweight peaks ? Who would have come out on top. This could have been a very interesting battle. How would Toney have handled Moorer’s southpaw stance ? What about Moorer’s quick, hard and accurate right jab ? How would Moorer have dealt with Toney’s defensive wizardry and his pinpoint counter punching ability ?
Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years.
For my wedding present to David Martinez, along with my congratulations and support, I offer this column.
The fight is a challenging one to predict. The one thing we can say with reasonable certainty is that it will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 18.
This is a fight between the strong European power puncher Genedy Golovkin and veteran Marco Antonio Rubio.