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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Roy Englebrecht Productions / Fight Club OC / Presents its next show in 3 weeks on Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Doors open at 6:30pm / First Bout at 7pm / Location: The Hangar at the Orange County Fair Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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)
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
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).
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, RING 10 will be holding their 7th Annual Gala at Marina Del Rey, One Marina Drive, Bronx , New York 10465. The event runs from 11am to 4pm with tickets priced at $135.00 per person.