David Martinez / Boxing Historian
www.dmboxing.com / email address: email@example.com / mailing address: 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 … Boxing Collector for 56 years … Boxing writer: Santa Barbara News Press, WBHF Newsletter, Boxing Globe, Ring Sports Magazine … Boxing analyst: KIST 1340 AM , KDB 1490 AM, KTYD 99.9 FM, KEYT 1250 AM, KVEN 1450 AM, ESPN Radio & KCOX TV, KEYT TV / ABC, KZSB 1290 AM, London England Radio, Los Angeles media TV news reports, Pinnacle Sports Radio Productions, Time Warner Cable TV … co-promote & MC host “Greatest Fights of the Century” film show at Eagles Lodge #442, Santa Barbara, CA on July 6, 1974 … member of USA Amateur Boxing, Inc / judge & referee 1989-94 & coach 2009-present … volunteer work & contributed to various amateur boxing shows (i.e.) La Casa De La Raza, Primo Boxing Club, Bell Gardens P.A.L., Los Angeles Diamond Belt Tournaments, the “inaugural” UCSB boxing fight night, Ventura boxing club, Duke’s boxing gym coach / 2009-current … ringside supervisor & judge for the Santa Barbara Brawl “fight night” 2001 at Earl Warren Showgrounds venue … also on 2-19-01 promoted the “first” World Boxing Champion to Santa Barbara for a P.A.L. public workout & photo autograph signing: Willie Jorrin, WBC Super-Bantamweight titlest … 2003 World Boxing Hall of Fame recipient of Everett L. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award … reference & historical supervisor contact to answer worldwide website boxing questions for World Boxing Hall of Fame … co-promote & MC host “Gathering of Angels” event on 8-12-07 … inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame on September 22, 2007 … film credit / appearance (2009) movie “After The Last Round” … on July 4, 2010 exclusive interview with Reno, Nevada FOX radio KBZZ 1270 AM regarding 100 year anniversary of “Fight of the Century” Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries, July 4, 1910 … Art in Athleticism boxing event referee, 4-22-11, University California Santa Barbara … 2011 recipient GSBA Don Fraser Lifetime Achievement Award … received Joe Louis Humanitarian Award 12-10-11 … licensed with California Sate Athletic Commission as corner man to work professional boxer Henry Calles Jr. (2013-2016) … inducted into the WBC World Boxing Council Hall of Fame on May 17, 2015 … President / Founder www.dmboxing “aka” David Martinez Boxing website July 15, 2007 to current.
Santa Barbara High School Class of 1966 / Associate Arts Degree Santa Barbara City College 1978.
United States Navy 1966-69 / Signalman 3rd class (E4) / aboard USS Long Beach (CGN-9), first U.S. ship to shoot down enemy aircraft with surface-to-air missiles, Tonkin Gulf, North Vietnam, May 1968, a bench mark in U.S. naval history.
Work Status: Retired / State of California / Caltrans / 40 years of service: Feb 16, 1971 ~ June 24, 2011 / Transportation Engineering Technician / Permit Inspector
Served as Boxing Historian & Board of Director for World Boxing Hall of Fame / 1997 to 2007 … presenter for boxer inductees: Rodolfo Gonzalez (2003) , Ernie Terrell (2004) , Eddie Perkins (2006).
Presenter for induction into California Boxing Hall of Fame: Eddie Futch (2008), Harold Lederman (2013).
Presenter for induction into WBC World Boxing Hall of Fame: Gene Aguilera (2016).
Past member – Golden State Boxers Association
Personal Quote: “ boxing is my blood life – line ”
Favorite Boxer past: Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Alexis Arguello
Greatest Boxer all time: Sugar Ray Robinson
Most underrated Boxers past: Vicente Saldivar, Charley Burley, Harold Johnson
Best Boxing movies: Raging Bull (1980), The Set-Up (1949)
My “dynamite dozen” 12 greatest “pound for pound” boxers of all time (listed alphabetically) are: Muhammad Ali, Henry Armstrong, Roberto Duran, Joe Gans, Harry Greb, Eder Jofre, Jack Johnson, Benny Leonard, Joe Louis, Carlos Monzon, Willie Pep, Sugar Ray Robinson.