mailing address: P.O. Box 41536 / Santa Barbara, CA 93140
Boxing collector for 50 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 … the Santa Barbara Brawl “fight night” 2001 … 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 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 … President / Founder 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 1971 ~ June 2011
Transportation Engineering Technician / Permit Inspector
Served as Boxing Historian & Board of Director for World Boxing Hall of Fame / 1997 to
2007 … presenter for inductees: Rodolfo Gonzalez (’03) , Ernie Terrell (’04) , Eddie Perkins (’06).
Presenter for induction into California Boxing Hall of Fame: Eddie Futch (’08).
Current member – Golden State Boxers Association
Personal Quote: “ boxing is my blood life – line ”
Favorite Boxer past: Marvelous Marvin Hagler
Best Boxer all time: Sugar Ray Robinson
Most underrated Boxers past: Vicente Saldivar and Charley Burley
Best Boxing movies: Raging Bull (1980), The Set-Up (1949)
My “dynamite dozen” 12 greatest “pound for pound” boxers of all time (alphabetically): 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.