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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

April 5th Fight Club OC Show / Just Two Weeks Away / Only A Few Tickets Remain

In two weeks OC fight fans will be treated to equal parts pro mixed martial arts and equal parts pro boxing as Fight Club OC presents six solid bouts on Thursday, April 5th in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / Roy Englebrecht Productions .

After the February 15th show sellout including all 50 Standing Room Only tickets sold, fans should order tickets right now to be guaranteed a seat for the April 5th show that will include the debut of top amateur stars Lisa Mauldin of Fontana and Amanda Jones of Los Angeles, who will face each other in their pro MMA debuts.

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Jack Johnson Family Seeks Pardon

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Jack Johnson was arguably one of the greatest boxers of all time and arguably one of the most despised African American sports figures of all time.

Johnson was the first black heavyweight champion, winning the title from Tommy Burns in 1908, at a time when blacks and whites rarely entered the ring together.

On July 4, 1910 in Reno, Nevada, former undefeated heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries, who had retired in 1905, made a comeback in an attempt to regain the title from a black champion. This bout truly was “The Fight of the Century”!

Johnson would beat Jeffries, and continued beating white opponents and flaunting his affection for white women, even fleeing the country after an all white jury convicted him of “immorality” for one of his relationships. In 1913 he was convicted of violating the Mann Act which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes.

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

   

Any anniversary is special but when it is your 50th that makes it extra special and that is what the February 15th Fight Club OC show will be, Yes – it was seven years ago that Fight Club OC was launched in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center and on Thursday, February 15, 2018 the most successful club fight promotion in America will celebrate its 50th show anniversary.  And to all the fans that have supported this series over the past seven years a tremendous thank you from promoter Roy Englebrecht and the entire Fight Club OC staff. Tickets, all priced at $60.00, are on sale now at http:/www.socafights.com   

 

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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!

 

Oscar Mendoza – The Opportunity Arrives!

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

At our local Santa Barbara area boxing gym, Duke’s Boxing and Fitness, we have had many kids come in to learn boxing at its best.

In 2014 one of those kids, Oscar Mendoza walked in. At first he  just blended in with the others, but after a few months owner and former pro boxer Henry Calles and I noticed something special about Oscar. What stood out was his unbelievable dedication and work rate.

But, the thing that really got everybody was his willing to help others in the gym in a positive way to learn boxing. The amazing thing was that he was in the gym every day while working a full time job.

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Boxing Autographs

I was approached at dmboxing.com regarding the sale of a collection of historically significant boxing autographs.  A collection of this magnitude is seldom seen and seldom, if ever, becomes available for purchase.       

Here’s a complete list of these classic autographs and their descriptions:

SONNY LISTON (Signature on paper w/his picture and all best wishes from Sonny Liston – World Heavyweight Champion)

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New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame 2017 Inductions

                           

                                                                                                                              

                                                               FOUNDED NOVEMBER 8, 1968                                                                                                                                President, Henry Hascup                                                                                                       59 Kipp Ave., Lodi, New Jersey 07644                                                                                                    hhascup@yahoo.com  –  www.njboxinghof.org                                                                                          Tel – 973-471-2458  –  Fax – 973-470-8301                                           

The 48th Annual Induction & Award Ceremonies for the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame will take place on Thursday, November 9th at the Venetian in Garfield, N.J. – Tickets @ $85                                                                                                                                              

                                                                               HONOREES      

         Sal Alessi                 Kenny Bogner          Clarence Coleman            Greg Everett                                         Anthony Hamm                Joey (Eye) Intrieri                   Johnny Molnar                                Bob Rooney Sr.            Marlon Starling                Adrian Stone               Paul Vegliante                                                                   

                                                                         POSTHUMOUSLY                                                                                                    Jimmy Cerello                     Oscar Goode                 Mike Mastandrea

Also, the NEW JERSEY BOXING HALL OF FAME will be honoring our Senior Amateur (Aadam Ali), Junior Olympic Amateur (Emmanuel Chance) & Pro Boxer of the Year (Derrick Webster) as well as the Amateur Official (Andrew Mustacchio) & Coach of the Year (Mike Rizzo), Plus our “2017 Man of the Year” (Chuck Wepner).

Classic Boxing Autographs – FOR SALE!

I was recently approached at dmboxing.com regarding the sale of a collection of historically

significant boxing autographs. A collection of this magnitude is seldom seen and seldom, if ever, becomes available for purchase.       

Here’s a complete list of the autographs and their descriptions:

SONNY LISTON (Signature on paper w/his picture and all best wishes from Sonny Liston – World Heavyweight Champion)

MAXIE ROSENBLOOM (Signature in book w/his picture that looks like cut out of a newspaper)

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