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Russell Jr. vs. Diaz Jr. and Stevenson vs. Jack – Results

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Showtime Championship Boxing offered a televised doubleheader from two different location sights.

In the first bout from Oxon, Hill, Maryland, Gary Russell Jr. (29-1 / 17 by KO) retained his WBC featherweight title with a 12 round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Joseph Diaz Jr. (26-1 / 14 by KO).

Russell was superb, using quickness and lighting jabs.  Diaz applied pressure, but was not effective in countering the overall ring generalship of Russell Jr.

The official judges scoring was 115-113, 117-111, 117-111 … my scorecard was, 9 rounds to 3, 117-111 for the winner Russell Jr.

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Lomachenko Stops Linares to Win Lightweight Title

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Madison Square Garden, New York, Vasyl Lomachenko of the Ukraine made boxing history by becoming the fastest fighter to win three world titles in a record twelfth bout, winning the WBA lightweight championship in a 10th round TKO over defending champion Jorge Linares of Venezuela. The bout was aired live on ESPN.

Lomachenko (11-1 / 9 by KO) had to come off the deck, as Linares (44-4 / 27 by KO) dropped him late in round six with a perfect straight right hand.

This was the most anticipated bout to date in boxing and when two great fighters like these meet, it can develop into a fast, action packed fight – which is exactly what happened.

Lomachenko, moving up in weight, was the smaller of the two, with Linares the bigger and stronger.  It was evident to this writer, however, that the difference in the fight was the quickness of Lomachenko.

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Pages From The Scrapbook

Recently, I brought a new category to dmboxing.com which is “Pages From The Scrapbook”.

A lot of my fan base don’t know that back in the seventies, eighties, and nineties that I was a boxing beat writer for my local newspaper the Santa Barbara News Press, doing fight predictions and served as a guest reporter on local radio for all major fights.

I am delighted to bring some of these article features that I wrote for viewing.

I learned quite a bit in the journalism field back in my younger days than has helped me to be the best I can be producing this website. 

Featured here is my pre-fight article piece on the rematch – Michael Spinks vs. Larry Holmes, IBF heavyweight championship – dated April 19, 1986.

Linares vs. Lomachenko … Upcoming “Super Bout”

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Next week, on Saturday, May 12th boxing will get a true candidate for Fight of the Year when WBO junior lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (10-1 / 8 by KO) moves up from 130 pounds to 135 pounds to challenge WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares  (44-3 / 27 by KO) in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds at Madison Square Garden, New York. The fight will air live on ESPN.

Lomachenko, 30, former Olympic Gold medalist from the Ukraine, accomplished a boxing record for the fewest fights to win titles in two weight divisions and now goes for number three against arguably his toughest opponent.

Linares, 32, a native of Venezuela, enters the fight on a 13 straight win streak dating back to 2012 and is, physically, the bigger of the two fighters.

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My Friends – Ernie Terrell and Frankie Rivas

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on April 5, 2013

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com 

The month of April has a special meaning for me both in a happy and sad way.

 ApTerrell-cropril 4th is my friend Ernie Terrell’s birthday. The former WBA heavyweight champion has to be one of my favorite boxer friends ever. I was honored, on the evening of October 16, 2003 when Ernie was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, to be his presenter.  I remember that night as if it was yesterday and I will always treasure that moment in time.  At the very top left hand side of the banner for this website, you will see the photo taken on his special night.

Frankie-cropApril 7th is the anniversary of the passing of my best friend Frankie Rivas.  In 2009 I tearfully, but honorably, delivered the eulogy at St. Raphael’s church for his funeral service.  As well as boxing as an amateur himself, Frankie was the truest boxing fan I have ever known.  He was always there with me as a referee or judge at many boxing shows in our community, and gave his support to the kids in local boxing gyms.  I have known Frankie since my childhood days and in memory of his death (I say), “May his soul rest in peace with the Lord in heaven”.

Pages From The Scrapbook

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Recently I brought a new category to my website, which is “Pages From The Scrapbook”.

A lot of my fan base don’t know that back in the seventies, eighties, and nineties that I was a boxing beat writer for my local newspaper the Santa Barbara News Press, doing fight predictions and  also a guest reporter on local radio for all major fights.

I am delighted to bring some of these article features that I wrote for your viewing.

I learned quite a bit in the journalism field back in my younger days that have helped me to be the best I can producing  dmboxing.com  for all.

Featured here is my pre-fight article on the Marvin Hagler  vs. Thomas Hearns WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight championship – dated April 14, 1985 – exactly 33 years ago!

 

Enrique Bolanos – R.I.P.

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on June 27, 2012

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com 

On June 4, 2012, at the age of 87, Enrique Bolanos, top contender, passed away.  I never saw him fight, but had the pleasure to meet him and his lovely wife Ruby at various boxing venues.  According to people I know that saw him fight, he was a magnificent boxer that packed southland arenas and stadiums in the Los Angeles area like no other in the golden era of boxing (the 40’s and 50’s).

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Hurd Defeats Lara to Unify WBA/IBF Super Welterweight Belts

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

IBF champion Jarrett Hurd (22-0 / 15 by KO) scored a twelfth round knockdown with less than 40 seconds left in the bout and went on to win a split decision over WBA champion Erislandy Lara (25-3-2 / 14 by KO) on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The younger and bigger Hurd was the aggressor and stalked Lara with punishing punches, although Lara countered well but not nearly enough, in their 154 pound title unification bout. 

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Spring 2018 Edition)

It’s Spring time and let me first say thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing.  It is my absolute pleasure to bring the best of David Martinez Boxing that I can offer.

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, I am offering my official website hat at a whopping 20 percent off its regular price of $18.00.  That brings the discounted  price to $13.50 and this includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA.  This is limited offer will expire  April 30, 2018.  The hat is blue in color, embroidered with website logo on front and website address on back. It has an adjustable Velcro strap, so one size fits all.

To order, send your check or money order, NO cash please, to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.  Upon receipt your order will be promptly processed.

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RING TRIVIA (Answers) for March 2018

I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This began back when I was a kid in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to educate myself. It’s now my pleasure to bring boxing trivia to my website for everyone. On a quarterly basis I post five (5) multiple choice questions – March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow by the end of each posting month for viewing.

 

 

1 – Jim Jeffries middle name is?

(a)  Joshua

(b)  Jason

(c)  Jonathon

(d)  Jackson — CORRECT ANSWER

 

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