DAVID MARTINEZ BIO – November 2013

 

David Martinez / Boxing Historian  david martinez 223x300 DAVID  MARTINEZ  BIO     November  2013website:   www.dmboxing.com  /  email address:   dmmcgn9@verizon.net
mailing address:  P.O. Box 41536 / Santa Barbara, CA  93140Boxing 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 … currently licensed with California Sate Athletic Commission as corner man to work professional boxer Henry Calles Jr. … 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 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 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).

Current member – Golden State Boxers Association

Personal Quote:   “ boxing  is  my  blood  life – line ”

Favorite Boxer  past:  Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Alexis Arguello
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 (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.

5 thoughts on “DAVID MARTINEZ BIO – November 2013

  1. Hey Dave, remember Sugar Ray Robinson ringside for La Casa De La Raza/Primo Boxing club first ever amateur boxing show, which the Ruelas brothers fought as 14 year olds.

  2. Hey Dave,

    Hope you are well. Heard you were retiring soon, bout time. James is doing well, been cancer free for a year now. We did our make a wish trip to Disneyworld a few months ago, awesome trip. Enjoy retirement, and give me a shout when you are in the Sacramento area.

    JT

  3. DAVID THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME AND MY FAMILY TO YOURE RETIRE MENT PARTY VERY NICE PARTY THANKS . BUT YOU KNOW WHO THE REAL ALL TIME HEAVY WAIGHT CHAMP WAS AND HE DID NOT STING LIKE A BEE AND DID NOT FLY LIKE A BUTTERFLY TO BE THE CHAMP YOU HAVE TO PROVE TO BE THE CHAMP I KNOW I WILL GET A CALL SOON

  4. PLEASE HELP!!!

    My husband is an ex-heavy wt. He was in Bennie G’s stable at the time that Danny Ray Lopez, Albert Davila, and Jaime Garza were champs. He lost touch with Jaime and I’m desperately searching not only for Jaime, but also photos of the Olympic & Main Street Gym.

    Do you know of any contacts from the Olympic? His fights there were televised, but I have no inkling of who to contact for copies. He has no pix at all to share with our daughter. I’m so proud of his accomplishments as a bodyguard and would love to find remnants of his boxing career before he had the eye injury that ended it.

    The effects of being a heavy wt knock out artist are taking the toll and I’d like to get photos that he can appreciate before he slips any further.

    PLEASE HELP!
    Jacquelyn

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