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World Boxing Council (WBC) Legends Event is a KNOCKOUT!

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I was truly humbled to be an inductee this past Sunday, May 17, 2015, into the WBC Legends of Boxing Museum Hall of Fame. The “gala” event was attended by 350 people and took place at the American Sports University in San Bernardino, California with Bill Dempsey Young serving as Master of Ceremony.

WBC RatingsOur host in charge was Jamie Ochoa (Co-Chairman WBC LBM).  Other Executive Board Members  are: Jose Sulaiman (Life Time President), Mauricio Sulaiman (WBC President), Rudy Tellez (Chairman, WBC LBM), Angel Ochoa (Vice President WBC LBM), and Jill Diamond (Advisory Committee).

If I were to say THANK YOU a hundred times it would not be enough for such an honor, and for such a memorable day in my life that I will never ever forget.

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Besides myself, this year’s honorees were: Hedgemon Lewis, Blinky Rodriquez, Mack Kurihara, Alex Ramos, Joel De La Hoya, Thell Torrence, Victor Ortiz, Raul Perez, James Toney, Leobardo Ibarra, Gennady Golovkin, and actor Ryan O’Neal.

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Sergio Martinez to Retire

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 By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Former middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez, 40, will officially announce his retirement from boxing by the end of this month due to a continuing knee problem.

Sergio Martinez t-shirtThe Argentine fighter enjoyed a successful career for eighteen years. He is the former WBC junior middleweight champion and Lineal WBC/WBO middleweight champion. His professional ring record stands at 51 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws with 28 by knockout.

After holding the middleweight title for four years, in June 2014 Sergio was stopped by Miguel Cotto in round ten, which was the final fight of his career.

His most notable wins have been over Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams, Sergiy Dzinziruk, Darren Barker, Matthew Macklin, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and Martin Murray.

In his last ten fights, Martinez fought opponents with a combined ring record of 335-12-2 … and seven of these bouts, going into the fight, were against opponents that had just one loss or less.

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WBC Legends of Boxing Museum Induction and Awards Ceremony

I would like to thank Publisher and Editor Alice San Andres – Calleja of the Santa Barbara based newspaper The Mesa Paper / May 2015 Edition for her (this) nice article feature.

The event is a week away and limited tickets remain sill available by contacting Jaime Ochoa (951) 378-9634 … other honorees include: Joel De La Hoya, Gennady Golovkin, Blinky Rodriguez, Victor Ortiz, Mack Kurhara, James Toney, Hedgemon Lewis, Ryan O’Neal, Raul Perez, Thell Torrance, Alex Ramos, and Leo Ibarra Bracamontes.

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(Spring 2015 Edition)

With The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao mega fight here on the horizon, May 2nd, the boxing world is finally getting what they ordered – “pound for pound” the two best boxers in the world.

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As I look at mega fights of the past, the decade of the eighties was surely one of the greatest of my involvement in boxing this past half century.

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WBC Legends of Boxing Museum 2015 Event

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I was recently notified by the WBC (World Boxing Council) Legends of Boxing Museum that I have been selected to be inducted into their Hall of Fame.

WBC RatingsIn their letter they expressed, “That due to my enormous and phenomenal achievements in boxing, I have been selected to forever be enshrined.”   I am honored and it is always special when you are recognized by your peers in the sport you love dearly.

I have been involved in boxing since 1961, a kid that was drawn to boxing like a duck to water.  Boxing has been imbedded into my life for over a half a century and I have been blessed to have met so many wonderful people and to have witnessed so many great fights.  My website www.dmboxing.com is my pleasure to provide my wealth of knowledge in boxing to everyone interested.

The event will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11:00am, at the American Sports University located at 399 N. “D” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92404. For further information, please contact Jaime Ochoa (951) 378-9634 Jaime.ringleader@gmail.com or Angel Ochoa (951) 333-5739 Angel.ringleader@gmail.com

FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

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(Winter 2015 Edition)

By popular request, I am posting the video tour of my boxing collection. I have been involved in boxing since 1961 (54 years).

Over those years I have been blessed by seeing and knowing some of the greatest fighters in the world. I live boxing every day, so I feel that my wealth of knowledge is of the highest degree.

This website was founded in July 2007. I post an average of 10 to 12 different items per month for publishing.  I appreciate my growing fan base and the support you have given me. It’s all about credibility and I strive to bring everybody the best in boxing that I can produce.

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WBA, WBC Reach Agreement to Use Same Names for All Divisions

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

This week, the WBA and WBC have agreed to use the same names for all of the seventeen weight divisions in boxing.

This will eliminate the word “junior” which will be replaced with the word “super” in those weights.  Also, the term “Strawweight” will be eliminated for the 105 lbs. category which will now be referred to as “Minimumweight” by both groups.

By uniting, this will clear up confusion with media, fans, and the sanctioning/governing bodies. The IBF and WBO are still pending with their confirmation at this moment, but are expected to follow suit soon.

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Johnny Tapia documentary debuts on HBO December 16

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 By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

 

I want to alert you that HBO Sports will be presenting a compelling one hour documentary on former boxing champion Johnny Tapia.  Debuting on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 and will also be shown on various dates though out  the month of December – check you local listings for air times.

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Tapia, born February 13, 1967, used boxing as a way out of his turbulent life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a five-time world champion in three different weight classes. Tormented as an adult by the brutal kidnapping and murder of his mother, which occurred when he was eight years old, Tapia suffered repeated moments of drug addiction and mental breakdowns. His nickname, Mi Vida Loca (“My Crazy Life”), reflected his intensity in the ring, and personal life.  He married his wife Teresa in 1994, who helped him regain control of his life in retirement before he succumbed to a heart attack in 2012.

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In my involvement with with Johnny Tapia were during my ten year tenure (1997-2007) with the World Boxing Hall of Fame, which were pleasant and respectful. I found Teresa to be giving and caring human being that only wanted to love and help Johnny as his best friend – his best friend!
 

ISLA VISTA SCREEN PRINTING

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com 

IV - AI must recognize my friends at Isla Vista Screen Printing for their outstanding service.  Co-owner’s Garrett Gerstenberger and Jose Cardoso offer top quality attire. If you are in the Santa Barbara, California area, a must is to stop in and say hello, and to view a wide selection of their custom clothing line.  BTW ~ Garrett’s birthday is next week on November 8, wishing him a pre-Happy Birthday.

I am delighted to say that they are the makers of the T-shirt apparel that you can purchase right here on my website.

They are conveniently located (next door to Duke’s Boxing Gym – who they also provide clothing apparel for) in the student community Isla Vista, nearby the University of California Santa Barbara:  6565 Trigo Road, Isla Vista, CA 93117 and can be reached by phone (805) 845-1333 … email address: islavistascreenprinting@yahoo.com or visit their website www.theIVSP.com

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For viewing of www.dmboxing.com t-shirts, go to the Categories section and click onto T-shirts and tank tops.