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Peter Jackson

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on August 24, 2012 

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

I agree with most boxing historians before me, that had Peter Jackson been born white, he would have been heavyweight champion in the John L. Sullivan era. In the late 1800’s Jackson never received a world title bout because of Sullivan’s refusal to fight black fighters, so racial prejudice was the only thing that kept Jackson from his chance to win the heavyweight crown.

Jackson was a true pioneer and the first black heavyweight, before Jack Johnson, that set the stage for the top recognition of the black boxers, which was before the turn of the 20th century.

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David Martinez and Gene Aguilera – Guest Appearances

My friend, Gene Aguilera, and I will  be appearing at two separate venues sharing our love for boxing.

I will be at the Mesa SummerFest 2016 on Sunday, August 21, 1:00 pm to 6:00pm, 1933 Cliff

Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109.  It will be a booth/display set up in the Plaza sunken parking lot.

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Andre Ward Defeats Alexander Brand … Sets Up Mega Fight with Kovalev in November

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Former super middleweight champion Andre Ward (30-0 / 15 by KO) scored a twelve round “lopsided” decision over Alexander Brand (25-2 / 19 by KO) on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California in a bout that was televised by HBO.

Ward was in command from the start to end and when a fighter wins every minute of every round it makes for a very non competitive “predictable” boring fight.

The judges scores were all the same 120-108 … my scorecard was 120-108 – twelve rounds to zero for the winner Ward.

So enough said – the bigger news is that this now sets up the long awaited showdown between two undefeated light heavyweights to finally meet – champion Sergey Kovalev  and Andre Ward, scheduled for November 19 on HBO/PPV from Las Vegas.

Muhammad Ali / Part 6 of 6

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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on November 23, 2010

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This is the sixth of a six part series of my personal accounts of Muhammad Ali. In Memory of Ali, I have displayed six articles and also included photos of my collectables for viewing.

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

This is the last of a six part series on Muhammad Ali.  It has truly been my pleasure to share with you my personal accounts of THE GREATEST heavyweight champion in my era of boxing.

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For those of you who have missed any of this special series, you can simply go to the menu on this website and click on the category, Ali , to view each part.

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Muhammad Ali / Part 5 of 6

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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on October 23, 2010 

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This is the fifth of a six part series of my personal accounts of Muhammad Ali. In Memory of Ali, I will display these six articles and will also include photos of my collectables now through this month of July for viewing.

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

In part five of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I would like to give you my personal view of ten incredible highlight facts during his boxing career:

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Terence Crawford Dominates Viktor Postol in Title Unification Bout on HBO/PPV

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0 / 20 by KO) scored a brilliant unanimous 12 round decision over WBC junior welterweight champion Viktor Postol (28-1 / 12 by KO) in their 140 pound unification fight on Saturday night at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout was the main attraction on a card that was televised live on HBO/PPV.Z 6

Crawford fought in the southpaw stance throughout the contest and was absolutely the better fighter, dropping Postol twice in round five and seriously hurt Postol in round nine.

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Muhammad Ali / Part 4 of 6

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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on October 10, 2010

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This is the fourth of a six part series of my personal accounts of Muhammad Ali. In Memory of Ali, I will display these six articles and will also include photos of my collectables now through this month of July for viewing.

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

In part four of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I will go back to almost the exact time when I started to follow boxing – 1961. It was June of that year and I just celebrated my thirteenth birthday and as a young boy, I eagerly anticipated every boxing match and its results, as I still do today.

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Deontay Wilder Retains WBC Title With “KO” Win Over Chris Arreola … Rigondeaux Wins Impressively

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0 / 36 by KO) retained his title with a stoppage after eight rounds when the corner of challenger Chris Arreola (36-5-1 / 31 by KO) called a halt to the bout at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday night shown on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Fox national television.

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After a slow first round Wilder was in command once using the jab against a squared up Arreola who was content to walk straight in without giving Wilder any angles.  At the end of round four Wilder dropped Arreola and had him out on his feet before the bell saved Arreola from being knocked out.

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