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The Greatest Boxers From Each Country


By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

Picking the greatest boxers of all time, from different countries around the world, was really an easy and fun task. Over the years I have researched this topic at great length and interviewed many people. I have spoken to the older generations of fans and fighters who personally saw many of the boxers fight that were before my time. Their expertise and the input they offered was invaluable.

For each fighter my main basis for ranking them was the height, peak, prime, and pinnacle of their careers regardless of weight or eras in which they fought. The level of their competition played a huge factor, but not necessarily their ring record.
Alphabetically by geographic area/country, here are my picks, with the runners up included:

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Bradley Brilliant in “KO” Win Over Rios


By David Martinez /

In a WBO welterweight title fight Timothy Bradley (33-1-1 / 13 by KO) was simply brilliant under the watchful eye of new trainer Teddy Atlas scoring a 9th round knockout win over Brandon Rios (33-3-1 / 24 by KO) at the Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Rios was one dimensional, plodding straight forward and stepping right into the quicker, more accurate punches of Bradley.

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Henry Calles – next fight

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By David Martinez /

On November 28, this month, our local Santa Barbara boxer Henry Calles (1-0-2) has his upcoming fight in Los Angeles, California against Lucius Johnson (2-0) in a middleweight / super middleweight bout at a catch weight of 165 pounds and scheduled for four rounds. NOTE: middleweights fight at 160 lbs. and super middleweights fight a 168 – so this fight is in between and agreed upon by both fighters.

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Upcoming Fight Card – Los Angeles

Nov 28

On behalf of Duke’s Boxing and Our Team – Veronica Calles, Sarah Cammann, Oscar Gracia Jr., Oscar Gracia Sr., and yours truly, we would like to alert everyone that our professional boxer Henry Calles (1-0-2) has a scheduled 4 round middleweight / super middleweight fight at a catch weight of 165 pounds vs. Lucius Johnson (2-0) on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The fight card will take place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, California 90071.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez


(Fall 2015 Edition)

Once again I would like to say thank you to all of you, the growing fan base that loyally supports Without you the success of this website isn’t possible!

It’s a blessing to have a group of people that help with their best efforts to make this site what it is, and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); Harold Lederman (HBO / Hey Harold!); Steve Corbo (Guest Post Writer); Adam Pollock (Book Reviews); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), and in memory of a man that is truly missed resting peacefully in heaven with the Lord, Rusty Rubin. My dear friend Rusty was my first writer to come in at the start of this website in July 2007, volunteering his award winning column, “In Rusty’s Corner.”

I appreciate the many comments and fan mail that I receive concerning boxing and the features that I offer, and I certainly respect all opinions. My main goal is to provide my wealth of knowledge from over fifty years of boxing in a fair and honest manner to all. I strive to make credibility my highest priority.

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Viktor Postol and Adrien Broner win junior welterweight titles

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By David Martinez /

Last Saturday night featured two junior welterweight title fights. On HBO, Viktor Postal (28-0 / 12 by KO) captured the vacant WBC title over Lucas Matthysse (37-4 / 34 by KO). On Showtime, Adrien Broner (31-2 / 23 by KO) captured the vacant WBA title over Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2 / 9 by KO).

In what I consider a mild upset, Viktor Postal outboxed and outpunched Lucas Matthysse before knocking him out in round ten.  The fight took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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RING TRIVIA – answers



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 them questions about their era to expand my knowledge. I am delighted now to bring boxing trivia to my website on a quarterly basis. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.


1) The comic book boxing character “Joe Palooka” was created by Ham Fisher in what year?
a) 1928 ~ is CORRECT answer
b) 1932
c) 1936
d) 1940


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Wilder retains WBC title over Duhaupas by TKO 11


By David Martinez /

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0 / 34 by KO) successfully defended his title with an eleventh round stoppage over a rugged Johann Duhaupas (32-3 / 20 by KO) in his home state of (Birmingham) Alabama.


Although Duhaupas pressed the action, it was the harder hitting Wilder scoring in every round with bigger punches.

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