Category Archives: David Martinez

Golovkin by “KO” over Geale to retain middleweight title

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

 

On Saturday night, Gennady Golovkin (30-0 / 27 by KO) stopped Daniel Geale (30-3 / 16 by KO) at 2:47 of the third round at Madison Square Garden to successfully retain his WBA middleweight title.

 

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The fight was short with Golovkin handling Geale throughout with ease. Golovkin recorded a knockdown in round two, but the beginning of the end actually came with a series of punches late in round three. Geale landed a right to Golovkin’s head, as he was instantly countered by a right hand to the nose that was followed by a left hand that sent Geale to the canvas, with referee Michael Ortega stopping the bout at 2:47 into the round.

 

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Golovkin is certainly the best today at 160 pounds, and in my opinion, would have no trouble moving up to 168 pounds to handle the bigger fighters at super middleweight.

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Rigondeaux retains title belts by “KO” 1st round

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Undefeated southpaw WBA / WBO junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0 / 9 by KO) scored a first round knockout over Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1 / 27 by KO) on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, S.A.P., China.

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Sarah Cammann … A Jewel in Boxing

 By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

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When I think of women in boxing, the first lady that comes to my mind is Aileen Eaton. She was the legendary fight promoter at the historic Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles from 1942 to 1980. Her outstanding knowledge about fighters and the business of boxing earned her the first ever honor of a woman being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002. She is also an inductee in the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the California Boxing Hall of Fame.

SC 2 195x300 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing I fully support women in boxing in any capacity and would like to bring to your attention a lady that is my friend – Sarah Cammann.

I met Sarah about five years ago while she was attending the University of California Santa Barbara. She would come into Duke’s Boxing every day for fitness, which led her into boxing. Owner Henry Calles opens his door and offers his expertise in the sport to all that come to Duke’s Boxing. From the moment Sarah entered the gym, we all “instantly” knew there was something special – very special – about her and this did manifest itself bigger than life right before our very eyes over the past years through her dedication.SC 3 150x150 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing

Sarah has become more than just another person in the gym with her hard work and her nothing is too meaningless to help attitude. She trains and is involved in everything in and out of the gym. Most importantly, last year when Henry became a professional in the ring and we needed a Team Manager, there was no one who came to mind but Sarah to fulfill those business duties and to be a hands-on figure in the gym, both training for Henry and helping others in the gym as well.SC 4 150x150 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing

She trains and boxes herself, and for a lady that is just 100 pounds strong – she is dynamite.

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I can say so many positive things about Sarah in boxing, but what really stands out are her focus, loyalty, dependability and kindness in being willing to learn the trade of boxing. I might surmise this is brought on by her being an elementary school teacher and helping kids in her regular job.

SC 7 150x150 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing For those who know Sarah, you will certainly agree with me that she is a wonderful human being. I consider myself blessed to have her in my life. Sarah’s growing knowledge in a sport she loves will only get brighter in the years to come – like a jewel in boxing!

 

July 4, 2014

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I know you have many choices in boxing – thank you for making this website one of them … dmboxing wishes everybody a safe and happy 4th of July 2014

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As a special treat and some real “Fire Works” here’s three exiting rounds of boxing – one of my favorite fights  – April 15, 1985 – World Middleweight Championship - Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns  (to view clink onto video link below)

http://youtu.be/LYt5Rz2XlAg)

 

 

RING TRIVIA ~ answers

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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) Who was the first Filipino world champion?

a) Pancho Villa — ANSWER

b) Flash Elorde

c) Ben Villaflor

d) Ceferino Garcia

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RING TRIVIA

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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) Who was the first Filipino world champion?

a) Pancho Villa

b) Flash Elorde

c) Ben Villaflor

d) Ceferino Garcia

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Froch wins “Rematch” by knockout over Groves

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
      Carl Froch (33-2 / 24 by KO) knocked out British rival George Groves (19-2  / 15 by KO) In the eighth round to retain his WBA / IBF super middleweight titles in a rematch in front   80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium and shown on American television HBO, on May 31. Groves started the fight fast winning the first four rounds, on my scorecard,  before Froch came on in the fifth round.
       Although not in dominant fashion, Froch won rounds six and seven, on my scorecard, before flooring Groves with a huge right hand with less than 30 seconds remaining in the round.
       This rematch was in great demand after Froch’s win, last November, in a controversial quick stoppage when the referee stepped in too soon with Groves, although wobbling, but apparently still able to continue. This time no complaints from Groves and his corner people.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

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(Spring / Summer 2014 Edition)

I am truly honored to be providing this website to everyone. My wealth in boxing goes back to 1961, and so boxing is truly embedded in my life. I am sharing a few photos for viewing of my collection in my over fifty years of boxing.

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I also want to say thank you to a group of people that help me make this website what it is and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Photo Editing and Proof Reader); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner); Tom Donelson (Boxing Writers Association); Dave Wilcox (Glove 2 Glove); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader). I have always said “a captain is as only as good as his crew” and this crew is beyond my belief in what they provide with their expertise.

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I would also like to acknowledge the women that model my products; they are kind enough to do their part with providing beauty when I advertise my items for sale.collection 3 150x150 FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

A new feature that has everyone talking is from Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing. He offers his expertise with short videos on upcoming fights and fighters. Coming next month for your viewing, Harold will offer a take on how to score – which he does best – in boxing.

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There are a few people (Adam Pollack, Steve Corbo and Armando Cabrera are at the top of the list) that have provided GUEST POSTS for this website. If there is anyone that would like to do so, I welcome your thoughts and opinions. You can send for approval “directly” to my email address: dmmcgn9@verizon.net

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On an event note – the 2014 California Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremonies will be held on October 18, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA. For information regarding tickets for this event contact Don Fraser (818) 761-4887 or email address: neicyrox@sbcglobal.netcollection 41 150x150 FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

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I know you have many choices in boxing, thank you for making this website one of them!

In closing, here’s my top 12 (dozen) “pound for pound” in boxing – as of May 27, 2014

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WEBSITE T-SHIRT and COFFEE MUG

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A special “discount” offer to my loyal boxing fan base … I am offering my most attractive V-neck t-shirt & coffee mug for just $20.00 – both products!

The t-shirt is white in color with short sleeves and features the official dmboxing logo on front and website address is displayed across the upper back shoulder area for easy viewing.

Sizes available are: small (S), medium (M), large (L), extra large (XL), and double extra large (2XX).

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The coffee mug is 12 ounce size with the official dmboxing logo displayed.

To order BOTH products, send check or money order (NO cash please) for $20.00 and as my appreciation for choosing this website as among your many choices in boxing, I am including FREE shipping to any where within the continental United States of America.

Send to:

David Martinez Boxing

P.O. Box 41536

Santa Barbara, CA 93140

 

*** Model: Cely ~ thank you!