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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 own knowledge. Now I am delighted to bring you boxing trivia on a quarterly basis on my website. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the answers to follow for viewing at the end of each month of posting.

1)  The largest purse that Joe Louis received in his career was $625,916.00 in what “rematch” fight?

a)  vs. Jersey Joe Walcott

b)  vs. Max Schmeling

c)  vs. Arturo Godoy

d)  vs. Billy Conn

2)  The first title fight that was sanctioned by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) was?

a)  Leotis Martin vs. Sonny Liston

b)  Mike Ayala vs. Romeo Anaya

c)  Donald Curry vs. Bruce Finch

d)  Michael Nunn vs. Curtis Parker

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Johnny Oritz … my friend … my best (boxing) friend

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
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On September 3, 2014, we laid to rest my best (boxing) friend – Johnny Ortiz, at All Souls Catholic Cemetery in Long Beach, California.
 
 
I was so respectfully honored to have been able to be a speaker and to be chosen as a pallbearer at the funeral JO 4 300x168 Johnny Oritz ... my friend ... my best (boxing) friendservices for my friend.
 
I will miss Johnny beyond belief and please join me, and family, and friends in prayer for his soul “forever” and “forever” in heaven with God.
 
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The Johnny Ortiz legacy will ALWAYS be connected and never forgotten on this website, by going to menu under Categories and click onto his name for viewing many features and also articles he contributed to www.dmboxing.com  JO 7 168x300 Johnny Oritz ... my friend ... my best (boxing) friendJO 8 300x185 Johnny Oritz ... my friend ... my best (boxing) friend

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Rogelio Medina scores “upset” win over J’Leon Love on Showtime

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

 

In a rare Saturday night ShoBox telecast on August 30, 2014, from Las Vegas, hard hitting Rogelio Medina (33-6 / 27 by KO) scored a huge upset by knocking out previously unbeaten and world ranked J’Leon Love (18-1 / 10 by KO) in their super middleweight fight.
 
The knockout came after Love missed with a left hand, as Medina connected with a series of vicious punches that dropped Love face-first to the canvas. Love attempted to get up but referee Tony Weeks stepped in and stopped the fight at 39 seconds into round three.
 
This fight was supposed to be a tune up for Love, but Medina came to fight and pulled off the upset win.

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Johnny Ortiz ~ Funeral Arrangements

The funeral date for, my friend, Johnny Ortiz is set for Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1pm at location site:  All Souls Catholic Cemetery, 4400 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807 … (562) 424-8601.

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A closed casket visitation will be available prior to service from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

A church Mass will began at 1pm in the chapel and to be followed to the grave site for burial.

For anyone wishing to donate flowers, they can be ordered from the funeral home website  www.allsoulsmortuary.com  or as well as from any flower shop of your choice.

Flowers orders should be shipped by day prior – September 2 – at above location address.

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Thank you for your “continuing” prayers for the soul of Johnny Ortiz, now resting peacefully, in heaven with the Lord!

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