Category Archives: California Boxing Hall of Fame

Don Fraser – Hall of Fame to Salute

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Don Fraser, a friend and mentor for many years, will be honored in a special “Salute To Don Fraser” this Saturday, October 20, 2018 by the National Boxing Hall of Fame.  Also honored will be the latest class of 2018 inductees.  The gala event will be held at The Sportsman Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California.

I consider Don Fraser to be the “Mr. Boxing” of my era.  His involvement in boxing ranges from that of a promoter, to matchmaker, publicist, writer, corner man, and Executive Officer for the California Athletic Commission.  In addition, Don recently retired as President and Founder of the California Boxing Hall of Fame.  He truly is a wealth of boxing information.

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Don Fraser – California Boxing Hall of Fame

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

It has been officially announced, Don Fraser will be retiring from his position as President and Founder of the California Boxing Hall of fame, at the end of this year.

Due to failing health issues Don has decided to step down from this position and will sell the rights to the Hall of Fame, for $2.500.00.

I consider Fraser to be “Mr. Boxing” and with over 65 years in boxing, he is recognized around rthe world as an icon in the sport!

Don was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005, and has worked in many capacities in boxing including, but not limited to: public relations, promoter, match maker, manager, publicist, writer, and executive officer of the California Athletic Commission.

Since its inception in 2001, the California Boxing hall of Fame has annually honored the champions of boxing with the greatest of respect and dignity. 

For further details, you may contact Don Fraser at (818) 761-4887 … thank you!

 

FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Fall 2016 Edition)

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As Fall is now here, it is time again to say thank you to a group of people that kindly contribute to this website. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master), Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing ), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), Tom Donelson (Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer), Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing / Hey Harold!), Adam Pollock (Book Reviews), Steve Corbo (Advisor and Guest Post), and in memory of a man and a friend that we all miss, the former editor of Ring Sports Magazine – and at the birth of this website in July 2007, my first contributor – Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner and Glove2Glove). May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven with the Lord.
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I also want to thank the lovely ladies that display my website products – these girls are not professional models but are my friends who add their beauty in contributing.
I have many that write to me with comments and questions or with personal concerns and I honor your input with the fullest respect.

 

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Recently a boxer / friend, Bobby Chacon, passed away. Many have written in on his behalf with prayers and concern. This has to be the greatest tribute coming from his fans and peers in boxing. For those that might have missed my article piece on Bobby Chacon, R.I.P., published on this website September 10, 2016, I will repost it in memory of Bobby for viewing in three weeks. I also want to acknowledge some people that were a huge part of Bobby’s life in a loving, caring way: Rosie Legaspi, Mad Michael Donohue, and Laura Busic Carlson – thank you!
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California Boxing Hall of Fame 2016

Come join a great boxing event – California Boxing Hall of Fame. This premier boxing event is a sell-out every year and is just three months away on October 22, 2016.

President Don Fraser and his board members do a wonderful job hosting, which honors current and past boxers and other boxing related personal for their outstanding accomplishments. The Posthumous Category honors and remembers the past.

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California Boxing Hall of Fame 2015

The upcoming California Boxing Hall of Fame is less than three months away, October 24, 2015, and hopefully boxing fans will come out in support for this great event.

President Don Fraser does a wonderful job hosting the gala event, which honors current and past boxers, and personal for their outstanding accomplishments in boxing.

The event begins at 11am with lunch to be served, to be followed shortly with induction ceremonies. The location is the Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 … phone (818) 755-5000 … tickets are priced at $50.00 (tax, tip included).

For information you may call Don Fraser (818) 761-4887 or contact by email: neicyrox@sbcglobal.net

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California Boxing Hall of Fame 2014

CBHOF flyerThe upcoming California Boxing Hall of Fame is two months away, October 25, 2014, and hopefully boxing fans have gotten their tickets.

As a past recipient myself (2007), I encourage you to support this gala event honoring current and past personal for their accomplishments in boxing.

If you are interested in advertising in their program, please contact Advertising Director – Ray Maynez at (310) 800-8322 and he will be happy to assist you.

Ticket information – Don Fraser at (818) 761-4887

California Boxing Hall of Fame 2013

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By David Martinez

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, I attended the California Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. It was a spectacular event hosted by President Don Fraser and his staff.

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I was honored and humbled to be there to represent my good friend Harold Lederman for his induction. Harold could not attend because of his commitment with HBO World Championship Boxing to cover the Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov WBO junior welterweight fight card in Denver, Colorado on that same date. It was special to me because it was Harold himself who requested I be there for him, to speak along with his long time friend Larona Ganaway.

I don’t think anybody in the house could say that they don’t know who Harold is, as Harold is certainly one of the best judges in our era of boxing. He knows the sport as well as anybody; he is fair, honest, and non-biased with his positive expertise on the air with HBO.

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