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Johnny Ortiz R.I.P.

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Where do I start to talk and grieve about my friend – my good friend – Johnny Ortiz, who passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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I met Johnny back in 1997 upon my arrival into the World Boxing Hall of Fame as a Director of the Board. I knew about Johnny prior to that because I would catch him at times when I was in the Los Angeles area and listened to his boxing radio talk show “Ringside with Johnny Ortiz”.

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Upon meeting Johnny, we immediately bonded as loyal friends mainly due to our great love for boxing. I always considered Johnny a mentor and our bond took us to connecting by phone at least twice a week over the years just to check up on each other and say hello.

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Johnny has been featured on my website, we have done radio broadcasts together, taken trips to boxing matches, done things socially, and always sat together while never missing a monthly board meeting with the World Boxing Hall of Fame during our tenures with the organization.

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To try to explain Johnny’s life and what I know, would be like trying to explain how a nuclear powered submarine is built, and that would take me literally days and weeks and months to do.

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Just know that Johnny was a God fearing man, and what came first in his everyday life was serving the Lord. He was respected by his boxing peers, family, and friends.  He will be missed as he now takes his step into heaven.  Johnny Ortiz, my friend – my good friend – rest in peace!

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*** NOTE:  for many features regarding Johnny that are displayed on this website, go to menu under Categories and click onto Johnny Ortiz for viewing … funeral arrangements are pending with details available soon … any donations are great fully being accepted  by going onto website  http://www.gofundme.com/ctlkz4

(Photos Courtesy: George Garcia and David Martinez)

 

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Golovkin by “KO” over Geale to retain middleweight title

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

 

On Saturday night, Gennady Golovkin (30-0 / 27 by KO) stopped Daniel Geale (30-3 / 16 by KO) at 2:47 of the third round at Madison Square Garden to successfully retain his WBA middleweight title.

 

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The fight was short with Golovkin handling Geale throughout with ease. Golovkin recorded a knockdown in round two, but the beginning of the end actually came with a series of punches late in round three. Geale landed a right to Golovkin’s head, as he was instantly countered by a right hand to the nose that was followed by a left hand that sent Geale to the canvas, with referee Mike Ortega stopping the bout at 2:47 into the round.

 

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Golovkin is certainly the best today at 160 pounds, and in my opinion, would have no trouble moving up to 168 pounds to handle the bigger fighters at super middleweight.

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Rigondeaux retains title belts by “KO” 1st round

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Undefeated southpaw WBA / WBO junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0 / 9 by KO) scored a first round knockout over Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1 / 27 by KO) on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, S.A.P., China.

In the opening round, Looknongyantoy was shaken by a unintentional head butt and went down. As action resumed, Rigondeaux immediately applied pressure and landed a combination that dropped the challenger, as referee Mark Nelson stopped it at the 1:44 mark of the bout. Continue reading

Sarah Cammann … A Jewel in Boxing

 By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

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When I think of women in boxing, the first lady that comes to my mind is Aileen Eaton. She was the legendary fight promoter at the historic Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles from 1942 to 1980. Her outstanding knowledge about fighters and the business of boxing earned her the first ever honor of a woman being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002. She is also an inductee in the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the California Boxing Hall of Fame.

SC 2 195x300 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing I fully support women in boxing in any capacity and would like to bring to your attention a lady that is my friend – Sarah Cammann.

I met Sarah about five years ago while she was attending the University of California Santa Barbara. She would come into Duke’s Boxing every day for fitness, which led her into boxing. Owner Henry Calles opens his door and offers his expertise in the sport to all that come to Duke’s Boxing. From the moment Sarah entered the gym, we all “instantly” knew there was something special – very special – about her and this did manifest itself bigger than life right before our very eyes over the past years through her dedication.SC 3 150x150 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing

Sarah has become more than just another person in the gym with her hard work and her nothing is too meaningless to help attitude. She trains and is involved in everything in and out of the gym. Most importantly, last year when Henry became a professional in the ring and we needed a Team Manager, there was no one who came to mind but Sarah to fulfill those business duties and to be a hands-on figure in the gym, both training for Henry and helping others in the gym as well.SC 4 150x150 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing

She trains and boxes herself, and for a lady that is just 100 pounds strong – she is dynamite.

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I can say so many positive things about Sarah in boxing, but what really stands out are her focus, loyalty, dependability and kindness in being willing to learn the trade of boxing. I might surmise this is brought on by her being an elementary school teacher and helping kids in her regular job.

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Women’s Golden Gloves

The Women’s National Golden Gloves is this week! My friend, Desiree D’Alessandro is putting a call out to anyone interested in supporting her ambition to win the national title!
This endeavor will not come cheap, with the 8-hour round-trip commute and gas expenses, hotel reservations, registration and licensing fees for her and her corner, and a rental vehicle for the week since her car recently died. Any support to help her make this dream come true would be greatly appreciated! Donations are currently being accepted at www.desiree-dalessandro.com.
Please share with others who might be interested in contributing!

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please note – that Desiree is a dear friend and any help that we can give her will probably be more appreciated to me – than to her.  She is such a hard working and dedicated human being – I just love her!

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Thank you in advance for your support and contribution you might provide to her!

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July 4, 2014

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I know you have many choices in boxing – thank you for making this website one of them … dmboxing wishes everybody a safe and happy 4th of July 2014

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As a special treat and some real “Fire Works” here’s three exiting rounds of boxing – one of my favorite fights  – April 15, 1985 – World Middleweight Championship - Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns  (to view clink onto video link below)

http://youtu.be/LYt5Rz2XlAg)

 

 

RING TRIVIA ~ answers

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I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This started when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask questions about their era to expand my knowledge. Now I am delighted to bring boxing trivia to you on a quarterly basis on my website. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.

 

1) Who was the first Filipino world champion?

a) Pancho Villa — ANSWER

b) Flash Elorde

c) Ben Villaflor

d) Ceferino Garcia

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“The Fight”

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Chicago based ring announcer Steve Corbo, who has been a hit with audiences in Europe, recently recorded Luke Wordley’s top selling novel, “The Fight”.

At the top of the charts in Great Britain, “The Fight” has recently been released in the United States with the audio version being recorded by Corbo and released by Oasis Audio.

Two-time World Champion boxer, Nigel Benn, has enthusiastically endorsed “The Fight”. Reading the book this summer, he said: ‘I loved The Fight. I just couldn’t put it down. It is so realistic and true to life. I can’t recommend this book enough.’

Publishers Weekly reviewed “:The Fight” and said “Wordley has written a champion novel that will stand out in a crowded ring of contenders.”

Available at Amazon.com and book retailers throughout the United States.

(click on related links below)

http://oasisaudio.com/author-reader/steve-corbo/    

http://www.amazon.com/The-Fight-Luke-Wordley/dp/1613756259/ref=reader_auth_dp

RING TRIVIA

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I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This started when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask questions about their era to expand my knowledge. Now I am delighted to bring boxing trivia to you on a quarterly basis on my website. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.

1) Who was the first Filipino world champion?

a) Pancho Villa

b) Flash Elorde

c) Ben Villaflor

d) Ceferino Garcia

Continue reading