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Bob Foster and the Light Heavyweight Division

*** FLASHBACK ~ this article originally appeared on on January 15, 2013


IN MEMORY OF – on November 21, 2015 Bob Foster passed away, may his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord … R.I.P. (4-27-38 / 11-21-15)

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By David Martinez  /  Boxing Historian

I consider myself truly blessed to have seen over the past fifty years all the boxing greats. I have written various articles ranking different boxers in their primes, but I feel compelled to write now about a division in boxing that hardly anyone ever talks about – light heavyweight.

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Upcoming Fight Card – Orange County

 Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Fight Club OC
Last Show Of The Year
Two Weeks Away!
What better way to end the 5th year of Fight Club OC shows than by giving So Cal fight fans 15 bouts on Thursday, December 3rd in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center.
With this mega card The Hangar doors will open at 4pm for a full afternoon and evening of action! So come early if you want to enjoy a full six hours of combative sports!
Yes, you read it correct, 15 pro bouts and 80 rounds of fighting and look at the fighters in action:
Nine fighters are undefeated!
Combined record of these nine fighters is 51-0 with 27 knockouts
Long Beach’s Malcolm McAllister looking to go to 7-0 all by KO
Adan Mares back to score another 1st round KO
Ruslan Madiyev looking to go to 7-0 – Ruslan trains with GGG
Fullerton’s MMA 1-1 fighter Trevor Clapper will return to Fight Club OC to face Murrieta’s Edward “Scissorhands” Hyman currently at 2-2.
Don’t forget (weather permitting) to pack your cigar or you can always purchase some great cigars for the Paradise Cigar truck as the cigar lounge will be in full effect on December 3rd.
With the 15 bouts scheduled Fight Club OC will bump up the show start time to 4:00pm.
All ticket prices at $55 and are available at
Thanks To Our 2015 Sponsors!


Thursday – Dec 3, 2015
 Doors 3:45pm – First Bout 4:00pm
 88 Fair Dr 

Costa Mesa, CA, 92626 Products – Holiday Special

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With Christmas just around the corner, here’s your complete menu for all dmboxing products available … I am offering a holiday special of 15 percent off any product and this also includes FREE shipping with your purchase order to any location within the continental United States of America … this special discount price is good until December 15, 2015 … thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing!


White Tank Top – available in sizes small (S), medium (M), large (L), and extra large (XL); price is $11.50 … special discount price is $9.75 Chenee 2

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Bradley Brilliant in “KO” Win Over Rios


By David Martinez /

In a WBO welterweight title fight Timothy Bradley (33-1-1 / 13 by KO) was simply brilliant under the watchful eye of new trainer Teddy Atlas scoring a 9th round knockout win over Brandon Rios (33-3-1 / 24 by KO) at the Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Rios was one dimensional, plodding straight forward and stepping right into the quicker, more accurate punches of Bradley.

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Henry Calles – next fight

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By David Martinez /

On November 28, this month, our local Santa Barbara boxer Henry Calles (1-0-2) has his upcoming fight in Los Angeles, California against Lucius Johnson (2-0) in a middleweight / super middleweight bout at a catch weight of 165 pounds and scheduled for four rounds. NOTE: middleweights fight at 160 lbs. and super middleweights fight a 168 – so this fight is in between and agreed upon by both fighters.

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Upcoming Fight Card – Los Angeles

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On behalf of Duke’s Boxing and Our Team – Veronica Calles, Sarah Cammann, Oscar Gracia Jr., Oscar Gracia Sr., and yours truly, we would like to alert everyone that our professional boxer Henry Calles (1-0-2) has a scheduled 4 round middleweight / super middleweight fight at a catch weight of 165 pounds vs. Lucius Johnson (2-0) on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The fight card will take place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, California 90071.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez


(Fall 2015 Edition)

Once again I would like to say thank you to all of you, the growing fan base that loyally supports Without you the success of this website isn’t possible!

It’s a blessing to have a group of people that help with their best efforts to make this site what it is, and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); Harold Lederman (HBO / Hey Harold!); Steve Corbo (Guest Post Writer); Adam Pollock (Book Reviews); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), and in memory of a man that is truly missed resting peacefully in heaven with the Lord, Rusty Rubin. My dear friend Rusty was my first writer to come in at the start of this website in July 2007, volunteering his award winning column, “In Rusty’s Corner.”

I appreciate the many comments and fan mail that I receive concerning boxing and the features that I offer, and I certainly respect all opinions. My main goal is to provide my wealth of knowledge from over fifty years of boxing in a fair and honest manner to all. I strive to make credibility my highest priority.

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Viktor Postol and Adrien Broner win junior welterweight titles

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By David Martinez /

Last Saturday night featured two junior welterweight title fights. On HBO, Viktor Postal (28-0 / 12 by KO) captured the vacant WBC title over Lucas Matthysse (37-4 / 34 by KO). On Showtime, Adrien Broner (31-2 / 23 by KO) captured the vacant WBA title over Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2 / 9 by KO).

In what I consider a mild upset, Viktor Postal outboxed and outpunched Lucas Matthysse before knocking him out in round ten.  The fight took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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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 them questions about their era to expand my knowledge. I am delighted now to bring boxing trivia to my website on a quarterly basis. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.


1) The comic book boxing character “Joe Palooka” was created by Ham Fisher in what year?
a) 1928 ~ is CORRECT answer
b) 1932
c) 1936
d) 1940


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