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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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Gene Aguilera

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

On December 3, 2016 my friend Gene Aguilera was inducted into the WBC World Boxing Council Legends Hall of Fame. It was an extreme honor for me to be his presenter, and it was such a deserving honor for Gene. In prior years, with the World Boxing Hall of Fame and California Boxing Hall of Fame, I have been a presenter for Rodolfo Gonzalez (WBC lightweight champion); Ernie Terrell (WBA heavyweight champion); Eddie Perkins (WBA junior welterweight champion); Eddie Futch (arguably the greatest trainer of the 20th century); and Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing). But, it is Gene that is so very special in my heart because our roles were reversed – he was my presenter upon my induction on May 17, 2015.

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Boxing Judge Mauro DiFiore

The following article was written by Steve Corbo and is Reprinted here on dmboxing.com with permission of Fra Noi  www.franoi.com Copyright 2017.

About The Author:  Steve Corbo has more than 35 years in the boxing game. He has been a professional boxing judge; color commentator for televised boxing; and is a top ring announcer, especially in Europe, where he has announced major world championship title bouts. Harold Lederman, a Boxing Hall of Famer and member of HBO Boxing’s broadcast team, has called Corbo, “one of the best boxing ring announcers in the entire world.” A Chicago native, he has also been heard as the backup PA announcer for the Chicago Blackhawks. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing one of professional boxing’s most respected stars outside of the ring. From Chicago, the only Italian-American professional boxing judge in the state of Illinois, always in the neutral corner, is Mauro DiFiore.

DiFiore never steps into the ring and he must always maintain strict neutrality. His skills and 50 years of boxing experience have made him one of the most sought after professional boxing judges in the world.

His reputation as one of the best has brought him to a level few ever attain. The globetrotting DiFiore has judged championship matches all over the world. He has appeared on HBO, Showtime, ESPN and several international networks where he has been seen by millions of fight fans.

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC / next show is Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Doors open at 6:30pm / First Bout at 7:00pm / Location is The Hangar at the Orange County Fair Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / Tickets are all priced at $60.00 / available at www.fightclub.com
 
         Undefeated light heavyweight MIKE LEE, (18-0, 10 KO’s), faces JUSTIN THOMAS, (18-1, 7 KO’s) on Thursday, February 16 in the eight round featured fight at FIGHT CLUB OC In The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
         Lee is currently world ranked #12 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and #13 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
         Most recently Lee, a graduate of the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame, won a dominant 10-round unanimous decision over Boston’s Chris Traietti on September 30, 2016 on the CBS Sports Network. With the victory Lee earned the IBF-USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
         Riding a six bout winning streak, Thomas will be making the first start of his 2017 campaign. Fighting four times in 2016, in his last start Thomas won an eight round decision over Austin Marcum on September 16, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
         “With almost identical records and 17 knockouts between them, we’ll see action from the opening bell in one of the best featured bouts we’ve had in our illustrious and long running FIGHT CLUB OC series”, said promoter ROY ENGLEBRECHT.
         As if this bout wasn’t enough, the February 16th show from top to bottom might be the strongest show in years!!!
 
      How about 8-0 Carlos Licona vs 3-3 Cesar Sustaita for the GBU Flyweight Championship Belt.
 
How about heavyweights Adam Stewart 2-0 vs 2-1 Cashton Young in a good four round bout.
 
         How about our first FEMALE MMA bout in years with Paola Ramirez facing Christina Marks in what could be a war!
 
         How about Lakewood’s 2-1 Matt Martinez vs LA’s Craig Plaskett in our second MMA bout.
 
         And in our opening bout of the night it will be LA’s Lawrence King vs Hawthorne’s Brian True.
 
         Tickets for the February 16th Opening Night of of FIGHT CLUB OC may be purchased on www.fightcluboc.com
         The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 
          Roy Englebrecht Promotions

 

Henry Armstrong Foundation, Inc.

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I am in full support of the wonderful Henry Armstrong Foundation, Inc. with their mission of helping many human beings world-wide and, in doing so, keeping the legacy of one boxing’s greatest champions of all time – Henry Armstrong.  In his professional career Henry held the featherweight, lightweight and welterweight titles simultaneously, a feat that no boxer has ever done.

On January 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California we are paying tribute to: Dr. Martin Luther King; The Greatest – Muhammad Ali; The former WBC President, Don José Sulaimán Chagnon; and The Great Henry Armstrong. This tribute will be in the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Kingdom Day Parade.  

The Foundation is seeking sponsors who would like to have their logos placed on the Henry Armstrong Foundation 32nd Annual MLK Parade Limited Edition T-shirts. For a sponsorship of $250, their logos can be placed on the back of the T-shirts. For a sponsorship of $500, their logos can be displayed on the Henry Armstrong Foundation float. Each sponsor will receive a tax write-off for their sponsorship.

For information kindly go to website:  HenryArmstrongFoundation.org

Information contact is:

Edward Scott, Jr., President / CEO

scottedward1@aol.com

To donate go to this website address: https://www.gofundme.com/hafdnmlkboxingfloat

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC presents its final show of 2016 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 / Doors open at 6:30pm / First Bout 7pm / Location is The Hangar at the Orange County Fair and Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

*** NOTE:  the FIGHT CALENDAR for December 2016 – will be posted on dmboxing.com next week – to view the bouts that are to be featured on this outstanding card.

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