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Ernie Terrell R.I.P.

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By David Martinez /

On December 16, 2014 my friend, former WBA heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell, passed away at the age of seventy-five.

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I met Ernie while serving my tenure (1997-2007) with the World Boxing Hall of Fame. I was honored in October 2003, when Ernie was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, to be his presenter and to speak on his behalf on his outstanding ring career.

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Ernie was a gentleman of the highest level and he will be missed by his loved ones and the boxing family. May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with God.

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One of my first articles during the beginning stages of this website was on Ernie. I am delighted to bring back this article that was published on August 2, 2007 for viewing now.

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Amir Khan wins big on Showtime … Timothy Bradley settles for a draw on HBO

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By David Martinez /

Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Amir Khan (30-3 / 19 by KO) looked absolutely brilliant scoring a lopsided 12 round decision over Devon Alexander (26-3 / 14 by KO) in their welterweight fight.

Khan was quicker and more accurate and out jabbed and out boxed Alexander. The scorecards were 119-109, 118-110, 120-108; with my unofficial score 119-109 (eleven rounds to one).

With the win, Khan puts himself in line for a “possible” bout with champion Floyd Mayweather.

On the undercard, WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman (24-0 / 21 by KO) retained his title with a 12 round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Leonard Bundu (31-1-2 / 11 by KO); and former three division champion Abner Mares (28-1-1 / 14 by KO) won by fifth round knockout over Jose Ramirez (25-5 / 15 by KO) in their featherweight fight.

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On the same night, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Timothy Bradley (30-1-1 / 12 by KO) and Diego Chaves (23-2-1 / 19 by KO) fought to a “controversial” draw in their welterweight fight.

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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) In 1921, the National Boxing Association was established. It is the predecessor to what is known today as?

a) WBA
b) WBC
c) IBF
d) WBO
2) The nickname of Riddick Bowe is?
a) Big Boy
b) Big Daddy
c) Big Dipper
d) Big Show

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Manny Pacquiao ~ RECAP

 Manny Pacquiao ~ RECAP

By David Martinez /

On Sunday, November 23, 2014, in Macau, China, Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2 / 38 by KO) successfully defended his WBO welterweight title by knocking down Chris Algieri (20-1 / 8 by KO) six times en-route to a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision victory.

Pacquiao was so dominant that all three judges gave him every round in the fight.  If it were bowling, it would be a perfect score of 300.  My unofficial scorecard was 120-102 on points.

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Johnny Tapia documentary debuts on HBO December 16

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I want to alert you that HBO Sports will be presenting a compelling one hour documentary on former boxing champion Johnny Tapia.  Debuting on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 and will also be shown on various dates though out  the month of December – check you local listings for air times.

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Tapia, born February 13, 1967, used boxing as a way out of his turbulent life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a five-time world champion in three different weight classes. Tormented as an adult by the brutal kidnapping and murder of his mother, which occurred when he was eight years old, Tapia suffered repeated moments of drug addiction and mental breakdowns. His nickname, Mi Vida Loca (“My Crazy Life”), reflected his intensity in the ring, and personal life.  He married his wife Teresa in 1994, who helped him regain control of his life in retirement before he succumbed to a heart attack in 2012.

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In my involvement with with Johnny Tapia were during my ten year tenure (1997-2007) with the World Boxing Hall of Fame, which were pleasant and respectful. I found Teresa to be giving and caring human being that only wanted to love and help Johnny as his best friend – his best friend!

Klitschko retains title by “knockout” over Pulev

 Klitschko retains title by knockout over Pulev

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WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimar Klitschko (63-3 / 54 by KO) defended his title by fifth round knockout over challenger Kubrat Pulev (20-1 / 11 by KO) in Hamburg, Germany on November 15, 2014.

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Klitschko recorded three prior knockdowns in the “one-sided” fight before the final knockdown,  in round five, with a tremendous left hook to end the fight.

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It was a sensational performance by Klitschko, who retained his title for the 17th time in his second regin. He now stands just three defenses away from Larry Holmes for second place for most consecutive heavyweight title defenses at twenty. Joe Louis holds the record with twenty five .

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Rusty Rubin R.I.P.

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By David Martinez /

When I think about the many friends I have met in over fifty years of being involved in boxing – one name surfaces to the top – Rusty Rubin.

This week, on Tuesday November 11, 2014, Rusty, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Reno, Nevada.

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I met Rusty back in the late nineties upon my entry into the World Boxing Hall of Fame as a Director of the Board.  He would always come to our annual banquet and we “instantly” became friends from that point forward in life.  I wrote articles for his RingSports Magazine and when I founded my website in July 2007; he offered and was my first feature writer with his award winning column “In Rusty’s Corner”.

I respected this man so much for the beautiful human being that he was.  He was the only boxing publisher / writer / author that offered prayers to the sick and deceased with his offering “Glove 2 Glove” on a regular basis.

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Upon hearing about his death, I was stunned and numbed, with tears in my eyes.  He will be missed by many, but he is now resting peacefully in Heaven with God.

Rusty’s legacy will ALWAYS be remembered and never forgotten on my website, as I will keep his name embedded in the menu section under Categories for forever viewing.



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IV A 121x300 ISLA VISTA SCREEN PRINTING I must recognize my friends at Isla Vista Screen Printing for their outstanding service.  Co-owner’s Garrett Gerstenberger and Jose Cardoso offer top quality attire. If you are in the Santa Barbara, California area, a must is to stop in and say hello, and to view a wide selection of their custom clothing line.  BTW ~ Garrett’s birthday is next week on November 8, wishing him a pre-Happy Birthday.

I am delighted to say that they are the makers of the T-shirt apparel that you can purchase right here on my website.

They are conveniently located (next door to Duke’s Boxing Gym – who they also provide clothing apparel for) in the student community Isla Vista, nearby the University of California Santa Barbara:  6565 Trigo Road, Isla Vista, CA 93117 and can be reached by phone (805) 845-1333 … email address: or visit their website


For viewing of t-shirts, go to the Categories section and click onto T-shirts and tank tops.