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Pound for Pound

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I thank everyone that has contacted me with fan mail input. It’s a good feeling to be appreciated and respected.

In the past few years the three most asked questions have been: Who is the greatest boxer of all time? (Answer: Sugar Ray Robinson) Who would win between Muhammad Ali vs. Mike Tyson? (Answer: Ali) Who are the best prospects in boxing today? (Answer: Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Eddie Ramirez).

But as of late, most write in asking (and with their opinions): Who are the best pound for pound?

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Lou Duva – R.I.P.

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On March 8, 2017, Lou Duva  passed away from natural causes at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Patterson, New Jersey. He was 94 years old.   

Lou had a remarkable career as a trainer, handling nineteen world champions. Some of the boxers, just to name a few, that Lou was involved with were Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor, Michael Moorer, Arturo Gatti, Mark Breland, Lennox Lewis, Rocky Lockridge, Bobby Czyz, Johnny Bumphus, Tony Tucker, Mike McCallum, Vinny Pazienza, Hector Camacho, Fernando Vargas, Andrew Golota, Alex Ramos, Livingstone Bramble, Tony Ayla Jr., and Joey Giardiello who was his first world champion  in 1963.

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Lomachenko, Gvozdyk, Usyk – Win on HBO Tripleheader Card

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1 / 6 by KO) successfully defended his title in a dominating performance over challenger Jason Sosa (20-2-4 / 15 by KO) Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Lomachenko won every round from the start, until the fight was stopped after nine rounds when Sosa’s corner called off the fight.

Sosa showed heart, but was simply no match for the champion who is considered by most experts to be “pound for pound” one of boxing’s best.

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RING TRIVIA – Answers

I have always be intrigued with boxing trivia. This goes back to when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask questions about their era to learn and educate myself. I am now delighted to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five multiple choice questions – in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.

 

 

1 – Who was the first flyweight champion?

a)  Jimmy Wilde — CORRECT ANSWER

b)  Frankie Genero

c)  Pancho Villa

d)  Young Zulu Kid

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La Casa De La Raza Boxing – Santa Barbara, CA

 
 
 
By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
 
I want to take you back about 35 years. It was a time that, for me, was the highlight of all I have done in boxing over the past 55 years.
 
 
It was the early 1980’s and I was already a seasoned boxing beat writer for my local newspaper and I was also to become a part of the La Casa De La Raza Boxing Youth Program in my hometown of Santa Barbara, California.
 
 
 Every day I would go to the gym to work with the kids in the program under the guidance of proprietor and trainer Art Carbajal. Art was as serious about boxing as I was, so we were a perfect match.
 
 
He brought together a team of people (Frankie Rivas, Ed Langlo, Roberto Contreras, David Edelman and Steve Carbajal, just to name a few) who were willing to help and support the kids in our program. By keeping these kids in our gym, we were keeping them off the streets.

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Golovkin by Decision Over Jacobs … Gonzalez Upset by Srisaket on HBO/PPV card

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WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0 / 34 by KO) retained his title belts with a hard fought unanimous twelve round decision over Daniel Jacobs (32-2 / 29 by KO) on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This was the first time in Golovkin’s eleven year career that he ever had to go the twelve round distance. Previous distance victories were eight rounders.

Golovkin started off in a slow paced manner before taking charge in round four, dropping Jacobs with two hard right hands. I gave Golovlin four of the first five rounds, with a 10-8 score for the knockdown in the fourth.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez


(Spring 2017 Edition)

Next week is officially the start of Spring and let me say as we start a new season, how truly delighted I am to bring the best in boxing, as I know it, with my website to everyone. I would like to say thank you for all those that have written in support and offered input. Also to the many that have purchased dmboxing.com products.

This website is coming up into its 10th year since it began on July 15, 2007. The people that have contributed over the years have done so in such a positive and professional way.

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Yamanaka By “KO” Over Carlson in Japan

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Last week, on March 2, 2017 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan, Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2 / 19 by KO) successfully retained his WBC World Bantamweight Title with a one-sided stoppage of Carlos Carlson (22-2 / 13 by KO).

The unbeaten Japanese champion, whom I rank at #9 in my current list of the “pound for pound” boxers, floored the Mexican challenger five times before the knockout came at 0:57 in round seven.

However, Carlson did have his moments in the 5th round when he landed solid right hand punches on the southpaw Yamanaka.

But those moments were too few and far between to change the course of the bout.

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RING TRIVIA

I have always be intrigued with boxing trivia. This goes back to when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask questions about their era to learn and educate myself. I am now delighted to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five multiple choice questions – in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.

1 – Who was the first flyweight champion?

a) Jimmy Wilde

b) Frankie Genero

c) Pancho Villa

d) Young Zulu Kid

2 – What fight was the largest purse for Joe Louis?

a) Max Bear (1935)

b) Max Schmeling (1938)

c) Billy Conn (1946)

d) Jersey Joe Walcott (1948)

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Wilder Retains WBC Heavyweight Title With 5th Round “KO” Over Washington

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Saturday night February 25, 2017 Deontay Wilder (38-0 / 37 by KO), losing on all scorecards and all of the four rounds, came back to stop challenger Gerald Washington (18-1-1 / 12 by KO).

A right hand that followed with a left hook in the fifth round dropped Washington and when he rose, Wilder continued with a array of punches and landed a hard right hand as the bout was stopped at 1:45 of the round.

At the start and through four rounds Washington was focused and kept the pressure on Wilder at his pace. But it was clear that Wilder was not to be denied in the 5th defense of his WBC heavyweight championship belt and at his home, Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The bout was shown on national television on PBC-FOX.

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