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Upcoming Fight Card and “Meet & Greet” Gennady Golovkin

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Ed Holmes / All Star Promotions is staging a night of professional boxing, and a special attraction is added to this outstanding card:  a “Meet and Greet” with current WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0 / 30 by KO).


The boxing show features ten bouts, along with Golovkin signing autographs and taking photos.


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George Garcia – Funeral Arrangements

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Here’s the funeral arrangements for my best friend George Garcia who passed away last Thursday, August 13, 2015

***  Location:  Forest Lawn Covina Hills, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA  91724

***  Date:  Tuesday, August 25, 2015

***  Viewing:  2pm

***  Service:  2:30pm

***  Burial:  3:30pm

***  Gathering of Family and Friends (5pm):  Geezers Restaurant, 12120 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

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Carl Froch Retires

By David Martinez /

Last month, at age 38, four-time super middleweight champion Carl Froch, from Nottingham, England, UK, has officially announced his retirement.

The British fighter enjoyed a successful career for fourteen years. His professional ring record stands at 33 wins and 2 losses, with 24 by knockout.

His only losses were to Mikkel Kessler in 2010, which he avenged three years later, and to Andre Ward in 2011 in the final of the Super Middleweight Six World Boxing Classic Tournament. The judges’ scores in the Ward fight were 115-113, 115-113, 118-110 … my unofficial scorecard was 117-111 for the winner Ward.

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


By David Martinez /

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.


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 /

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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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez


(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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