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George Garcia – R. I. P.

*** FLASHBACK – This article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on August 16, 2015

                                            

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

My dear best of friends George Garcia, age 60,  passed away peacefully at his home in Montebello, California on August 13, 2015 after his battle with cancer.  George was a special friend because he was giving and the kindest of people that I have ever known.

George 2-crop

We met about twenty years ago through the boxing circles.  He attended many World Boxing Hall of Fame banquets during my ten year (1997-2007) tenure on the Board of Directors.

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Why Duran Would Have Got Past Pacman

*** FLASHBACK –  This article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on November 4, 2009 

NOTE:  Jim Amato is a friend and has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008.  His opinions and input are honest to the highest of quality.  His expertise in boxing is second to none and his work is respected by all.  To view all of Jim’s article’s – go to the Categories menu section and click onto his name. 

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer 

With all due credit, Manny Pacquiao is on top of today’s boxing world. He is the “Man”. His destruction of Oscar De La Hoya drove the “Golden Boy” into retirement and put Manny as the #1 fighter pound for pound in the world today.  His hammer job on the formidable Ricky Hatton put an exclamation point on his current status.

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

It is pretty much known in the fight community nationally that Fight Club OC is the premier club show series in the USA.  On the June 7th Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, the country as well as the world will now understand its unique status when a major social media platform debuts the first show of a new upcoming series!  That is all the information promoter Roy Englebrecht can give now with more coming as the June 7th show gets closer.
 
 
Not only will fans in attendance at The Hangar have a front row seat to the filming but will also be treated to a great seven bout boxing and mixed martial arts card featuring a true Southern California lineup of young prospects.  Headlining will be 4-1 David “Left Hook” Lopez facing tough 1-0 Donte Stubbs out of Santa Ana in a super welterweight boxing match. 
 

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Current Champions

Every three months 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 May 23, 2018 )          

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Lomachenko vs. Linares RECAP … Golovkin and Middleweight Division … Munguia vs. Ali Result

By Tom Donelson (BWAA)

Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America

Last weekend, Vasyl Lomachenko found himself in a fight going into the tenth round that was close with one judge having it two points lead for Lomanchenko, another scoring a two round lead for his opponent Jorge Linares with final judge seeing it a draw. 

Lomachenko has been a champion since his third fight and in his twelve fight, he has moved up in weight from featherweight to lightweight, and considering most fighters are nowhere near to an championship belt  in their twelve fights and Lomachenko having already won eight championship fights coming into this fight.  He came into this fight with Linares seven knock outs in row, with the last four fighters retired in their corner.   This was his first attempt at the lightweight title and Jorge Linares was the first fighter since the Russell match that prove competitive with Lomachenko.

Linares landed more power punches where Lomachenko landed more jabs and Lomachenko was more accurate in his punches but the number of punches were nearly equal.  Linares even sent Lomachenko down for a quick knockdown in the sixth round.  In the tenth, Lomachneko unleashed a five punch combinations that sent Linares down for good. 

The question now where Lomachenko go?  In the lightweight division, there are some good options to including fights with Ray Beltran and Mikey Garcia to unify portions of the lightweight titles. Lomachenko is one of those complete fighters who can box and slug and has eight knockouts in his twelve fights but these knockouts came against championship caliber fighters and not inflated by weak opponents.  So Lomachenko power is for real. 

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The Best Fighters Without a Heavyweight Title – by Decade

The following article is a Guest Post from Darin Dobson who I met on Facebook.  I enjoy his boxing input; here he offers his opinion which I am delighted to post and share. Thank You Darin.   

Here are the best boxers in each era/decade who did not win the heavyweight championship of the world ( major version )
Bareknuckle – Samuel Elias
1900’s – Joe Choynski
1910’s – Sam Langford
1920’s – Young Stribling
1930’s – Tommy Farr
1940’s – Arturo Godoy
1950’s – Roland LaStarza
1960’s – Jerry Quarry
1970’s – Ron Lyle
1980’s – James Tillis
1990’s – Donovan Ruddock
2000’s – David Tua

World Cup and Boxing Cross Paths

*** FLASHBACK  – This article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on June 10, 2010. The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, and runs from June 14 through July 18.


By Bob Quackenbush / for dmboxing.com

Friday, June 11, 2010 marks the beginning of a month-long sporting event that is viewed by more people around the globe than any other, including the Olympic Games.  What is this event?  The World Cup soccer tournament.  Held every four years, this spectacle captivates audiences from Asia and Africa, to North and South America, and, of course, Europe.  People from all walks of life will be watching on everything from fuzzy-imaged old TV’s to the fanciest LCD/HD big screens, as well as in person at stadiums throughout the host nation which is South Africa.

Why would an article about soccer (or “football” as it is known in most of the world) show up on a boxing website?  The reason is that the two sports crossed paths over thirty-two years ago in a special way.  On October 1, 1977, the great Pele, generally acknowledged as the most outstanding soccer player of all time, was wrapping up his career at Giants Stadium playing his final game with the New York Cosmos of the old North American Soccer League.  A true ambassador of the sport, Pele, who had played his entire career for Santos F.C. of Brazil, and for the Brazilian National Team, came to the United States in 1975 to play for the Cosmos and to give the sport a “shot in the arm” in the USA. This match was his testimonial game, as the Cosmos faced his former club, Santos, with Pele playing one half for each team.

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Showtime Championship Boxing: Broner and Vargas Draw; Davis and Charlo Win by KO

 
By Tom Donelson (BWAA)
Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America
 
On Saturday, April 21, 2018 from Barclay Center, Brooklyn, New York – undefeated Gervonta Davis faced Jesus Cuellar for the super featherweight WBA title as Davis attempted to regain his 130 belt and he simply pounded Cuellar from the opening bell.  Cuellar went down from body shots in the second round and during the third round, Davis mauled Cuellar on the rope, sending him down a second time.  When Davis knocked Cuellar down a third time, the referee stopped the fight.
 
 
Jermall Charlo knocked Hugo Centeno, Jr. down with a vicious left hook in the second round. Former 154 pound championship is now ready to challenge Triple G’ Golovkin and Saul Alvarez when Alvarez comes back from his suspension.  Charlo has won his first two fights at Middleweight with knock outs. 
 

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