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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Last week it was officially announced that finally Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will fight on May 2, 2015.

The two best boxers of their time, in our time today, will decide who is the best in the ring.

I have always contended that this fight would happen because of the huge amount of money it will generate for all.

The fight isn’t the most anticipated in my era of boxing , though ; Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali on March 8, 1971 was that.  Two undefeated champions at the pinnacle of their careers for the “undisputed” heavyweight championship of the world.

However, boxing will get a big fight with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.  The build up will take us back 44 years to what it was like for Frazier and Ali, and like that fight … this fight is good for boxing in this generation!

(click onto link below to view promo fight video)

http://youtu.be/PM1SYPwqWzs

FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

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(Winter 2015 Edition)

By popular request, I am posting the video tour of my boxing collection. I have been involved in boxing since 1961 (54 years).

Over those years I have been blessed by seeing and knowing some of the greatest fighters in the world. I live boxing every day, so I feel that my wealth of knowledge is of the highest degree.

This website was founded in July 2007. I post an average of 10 to 12 different items per month for publishing.  I appreciate my growing fan base and the support you have given me. It’s all about credibility and I strive to bring everybody the best in boxing that I can produce.

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Rios “one-sided” win over Alvarado

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

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In their third “rubber match” fight it wasn’t even close.  Brandon Rios (33-2-1 / 23 by KO) stopped Mike Alvarado (34-3 / 23 by KO) in three rounds, at the 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado.

Rios started off quickly from the start and never looked back, punishing Alvarado almost at will in every round.  Rios dropped Alvarado with a left hook in round three, which proved to be the beginning of the end.  Alvarado survived the round (barely) but the fight was stopped after round three.

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Rios claimed the vacant WBO International welterweight championship and he has certainly put himself in line for some big bouts at 147 pounds.

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WBA, WBC Reach Agreement to Use Same Names for All Divisions

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

This week, the WBA and WBC have agreed to use the same names for all of the seventeen weight divisions in boxing.

This will eliminate the word “junior” which will be replaced with the word “super” in those weights.  Also, the term “Strawweight” will be eliminated for the 105 lbs. category which will now be referred to as “Minimumweight” by both groups.

By uniting, this will clear up confusion with media, fans, and the sanctioning/governing bodies. The IBF and WBO are still pending with their confirmation at this moment, but are expected to follow suit soon.

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Francisco “Chia” Santana by KNOCKOUT!

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On January 9, 2015 at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California, Santa Barbara native Francisco Santana (22-3-1 / 11 by KO) won the vacant WBA International welterweight championship belt with a first round knockout over previously unbeaten Kendal Mena (20-1 / 11 by KO).

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It didn’t last long, but it was a beauty with Chia scoring a first knockdown one minute and twelve seconds into the round.  Thirty seconds later came the knockout, a picture perfect left hook as referee Jack Reiss didn’t even have to count with Mena flat on his back, out cold on the canvas.

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The fight was shown on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights with a large viewing audience, and because of the spectacular knockout, it made the ESPN Sports Center “top ten” highlight reel that night of top sports events.

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Year in Review / The Best in Boxing 2014

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I have assembled my personal choices in boxing for the past last year 2014 in the five major categories and “pound for pound” ranking for the year ending 2014.  Picks are solely my opinion, as I respect and welcome the opinions of others.

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FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Terence Crawford

WBO lightweight champion (25-0 / 17 by KO)

 Year in Review / The Best in Boxing 2014

three successful wins: Ricky Burns (UD 12) 3-1-14, Yuriorkis Gamboa (KO 9) 6-28-14, Raymundo Beltran (UD 12) 11-29-14

 Year in Review / The Best in Boxing 2014

***  Runner Up’s (in order) : Sergy Kovalev, Naoya Inoue, Roman Gonzalez, Wladimir Klitschko, Carl Froch

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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 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.

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

a) WBA ~ CORRECT ANSWER

b) WBC

c) IBF

d) WBO

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