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David Martinez Welcomes You!

Welcome to your newest boxing website – David Martinez … I am absolutely delighted to be able to provide you with boxing stories, photos, updates, events, interviews, personal opinions, videos, questions & anwsers, ratings of past & current fighters, and plus I will take you into my own world of experiences & memories that I have seen & lived in these past 47 years of my involvement in boxing!

Here’s my “capsule” bio:

Boxing Historian, writer: Santa Barbara News Press, World Boxing Hall of Fame Newsletter, Boxing Globe, Ring Sports magazine, Golden State Boxers Assc Newsletter

Boxing Analyst: KIST Radio 1340AM, KDB 1490AM, KTYD 99.9FM, KEYT 1250AM, KVEN 1450AM, ESPN Radio, KCOX TV, KEYT TV / ABC, London England Radio, Los Angeles media TV news reports, Pinnacle Sports Radio, Time Warner Cable TV,

Former member of USA Amateur Boxing, Inc / judge & referee 1988-94

Volunteer work to various boxing shows: La Casa De La Raza, Primo Boxing, Los Angeles Diamond Belt, the “inaugural” UCSB boxing fight night, Bell Gardens Youth Boxing, Simi Valley Kids Boxing, Ventura Amateur Boxing, P.A.L. Santa Barbara Boxing Club

2003 World Boxing Hall of Fame recipient of Everett L. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award,

World Boxing Council Hall Of Fame: Historical Supervisor; contact to answer worldwide Web site questions for World Boxing Hall of Fame

Served as Boxing Historian & member of Board of Directors for World Boxing Hall of Fame 1997 to 2007. Voting ballot member to all fighters being inducted into hall of fame.

Served as Vice President of Golden State Boxers Association 2005/2006, current member of Golden State Boxers Association, and co-event coordinator for “Gathering of Angels” boxing event on August 12, 2007. Inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame on September 22, 2007.

Personal Quote: “Boxing is my blood life – line”

Favorite Fighter Past: Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Best Fighter All Time: Sugar Ray Robinson

Most Underrated Fighters Past: Carlos Monzon – Vicente Saldivar – Harry Greb

Best Boxing Movies: Raging Bull (1980), The Set-Up (1949)

Favorite Boxing Fighter Friend: Ernie Terrell / WBA Heavyweight Champion (1965-1967)