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“After The Last Round”

*** FLASHBACK *** This article originally was published on for viewing on February 3, 2009

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

On January 29, 2009, the setting was the Lobero Theater, site of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for the world premiere of the movie “After The Last Round”  클립 아트 다운로드.

There were several hundred people in attendance including acclaimed movie director Ron Shelton. They were treated to director Ryan Pettey’s eighty eight minute boxing documentary based on the careers of former junior middleweight champion Denny Moyer and his brother Phil, who both fought in the late fifties and into the late sixties with both sustaining long term brain injuries  다운로드.

Tom Moyer, a cousin to Denny and Phil, is the Executive producer and was instrumental in putting this project together.

I was first approached by Tom and his son Patrick and Ryan Pettey in 2006 about appearing in the film and I am just honored to have been able to contribute  다운로드.

There were an array of boxing experts and personalities throughout the film, such as: Bert Sugar, Emanuel Stewart, Freddie Roach, former Canadian heavyweight champion George Chuvalo, Johnny Ortiz – former radio host of “Ringside LA”, Alex Ramos and Jacquie Richardson with the Retired Boxers Foundation, top heavyweight contender DaVarryl Williamson, and current IFBA women’s champion Kelsey Jeffries 파이썬 웹 페이지 다운로드. Also highlighted into the film were a cast of doctors who added their expertise.

Williamson’s wife Shalifa, and Jeffries manager Bruce Anderson were simply positive and added wonderfully to the film 다운로드.

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Chacon vs. Lopez ~ Truly a CLASSIC


This article was originally published May 18, 2012 on – AND … now reposting it this month for remembrance on this 50th year anniversary month of their fight 다운로드.

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

The date was May 24, 1974 when Bobby “Schoolboy”  Chacon and Danny “Little Red” Lopez met in the ring for a long awaited and most anticipated bout between two Southern California rising stars. I was there that night ringside and sitting next to me was HBO Real Sports host Bryant Gumbel – who at that time was a sportscaster for KNBC channel 4 in Los Angeles 다운로드. The mega match was promoted by “the first lady of boxing” Aileen Eaton and was held at the LA Sports Arena with a crowd of over 16,000 in attendance  뉴먼 애슬레틱스. Chacon was 23-1 entering the fight and Lopez was a perfect 23-0 with 21 of those bouts ending by knockout.

The two fighters lived up to all the hype and staged an action packed fight up to the ninth round, where Chacon scored a spectacular knockout stopping the previously undefeated Lopez in 48 seconds of that round  울트라 다운로드. Both would go on to win world championships, Chacon the WBC Featherweight (1974-75) and the WBC Super Featherweight (1982-84) titles and Lopez the WBC Featherweight (1976-80) title vmware 무료버전.

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Ernie Terrell

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*** FLASHBACK – This article was originally published for viewing on / dated August 2, 2007 – and, this version adding some extra photos 다운로드.

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

My friend – Ernie Terrell

On October 16, 2004, Ernie Terrell was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and I was so honored to be chosen as his presenter 밀정 무료.

In my 47 years of following boxing, I have been gifted to have met so many wonderful people – but Ernie just has to be that one on the top, as he is such a humble man that I respect, not only as a fighter, but as a human being 다운로드.

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Roy Jones Jr. versus the 70’s and 80’s


*** FLASHBACK *** In loving memory and respect to a wonderful friend Jim Amato (R.I.P.) here’s sharing his article piece that was originally published on July 11, 2013 on

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

Where would Roy Jones Jr. have fit in during the talent rich 70’s and early 80’s 다운로드? I have picked who, in my opinion, were the ten best light heavyweights of that time period. Eight were champions and two were long time contenders. I then matched each against Roy in scheduled fifteen round bouts as they were back then 다운로드. Based on my recollections of these boxers talents, I have formed the following scenarios.

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Mario D’Agata

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This article was originally published on on June 16, 2020

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

There have been many handicaps to boxers in the ring – one eye, broken nose, severe cuts, ankle sprain, etc, but I must say the most debilitating handicaps has to be a deaf mute  리모콘 어플.

Mario D’Agata, an Italian professional boxer, was the first and only world champion to be just that.

D’Agata was born on May 29, 1926 in Arezzo, Italy  영어책 다운로드. As a child he grew up with his disability, and was a prime target for teasing and taunting.  He would resort to prove himself by turning to street fighting to demonstrate his equality  7공주 mp3 다운로드.

At a young age his parents moved him from Tuscany to Rome seeking help from doctors for a cure. It was there that he saw a boxing poster hanging outside a gym  유안타증권 다운로드. He peeked into the gym and was drawn to amazement of the boxers at that moment watching them train with such grace and perfection.

At the age of 20 years old he began to fight in amateur bouts, and recorded 90 wins in his 110 bouts  다운로드.

D’Agata turned pro on October 14, 1950. After assembling a ring record of 22 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws, on September 26, 1953 he would win the Italian Bantamweight title over Gianni Zuddas.

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Jimmy Barry

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FLASHBACK – This article was originally published on August 15, 2017 for viewing on

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

There is a boxer that nobody ever talks about these days 우주좀비 다운로드. A boxer who seems to have been lost in the fog of time, but whom I rate as one of the finest to ever come out of Chicago! His name is Jimmy Barry. He was known as “Little Tiger” and this 5-feet-2 Irish kid was as good as they come  ggpo.

Born on March 7, 1870 he started his professional boxing career in 1891, winning 27 straight without a loss, with 18 of those wins coming by knockout.  On December 5, 1893 he knocked out Jack Levy in 17 rounds to win the “100 pound Championship of America” 레인맨.

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40th Anniversary – FIGHT OF THE CENTURY

*** FLASHBACK *** This article was originally published for viewing exactly 13 years ago (March 5, 2011) on

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

As we approach this week in boxing, something that will forever live in the sport happened forty years ago: Muhammad Ali vs  e스토어. Joe Frazier – the FIGHT OF THE CENTURY. On March 8, 1971, the boxing world saw the most eagerly anticipated championship fight that I have ever been involved with in my fifty years in boxing 스미싱 다운로드.

The fight itself exceeded even its own promotional hype between two fighters unbeaten and having contrasting styles. They both had legitimate claims to the heavyweight title, Ali as lineal champion (31-0 / 25 by KO) and Frazier as the undisputed heavyweight champion (26-0 / 23 by KO)  kt biz say download. The guaranteed purses were 2.5 million dollars to each, then a record for a single prize fight.

I will always remember where I was on that Monday night, watching on closed circuit, at the historic Granada Theater, Santa Barbara, California  윈도우10 홈 다운로드.

The fight took place at Madison Square Garden, New York City, with a star studded audience. The ringside commentators were Don Dunphy and Archie Moore, and my late friend Arthur Mercante served as the referee 다운로드.

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Sir Henry Cooper

FLASHBACK – In loving memory and respect to a wonderful friend Jim Amato (R.I.P.) here’s sharing his article piece that was originally published dated October 11, 2014 on

In remembrance of Jim Amato, never to be forgotten, all his postings can be viewed by clicking onto his name in the Categories section 다운로드. He came on board to dmboxing in 2008 and contributed simply the best of the best in boxing. May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord 다운로드.

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By Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer)

He came from a fighting family and by the time his boxing career ended in 1971 he was the most beloved British boxer of all time  다운로드. Only once did he challenge for the world’s title but he dominated the British heavyweight scene for over fifteen years. His popularity soared even more after retirement and eventually the Queen of England knighted him  다운로드. Sir Henry Cooper was more than just a British fighter. He was a fine example of what British boxing is all about. 

Henry’s professional career started in September of 1954 and he proceeded to win his first nine fights including an eight round points win over Joe Bygraves  다운로드. In Henry’s tenth bout he lost the first of many bouts due to an eye cut to Uber Bacilleri. He would later avenge that loss. The roller coaster career of Henry Cooper had now begun. He would drop a ten rounder to Joe Erskine and stop Brian London in one round only to lose in five to Peter Bates. 1955 was a rough year for Henry as Bygraves kayoed him for the British Empire title. Future world champion Ingemar Johansson then bombed him out. Joe Erskine then outscored him for the British title. Henry began to turn things around late in 1958 with a stoppage over Dick Richardson and a point win over respected American Zora Folley. He finally won the British and Empire titles by decision over Brian London in 1959. He halted Gawie de Klerk in an Empire defense and defended both titles by a fifth round stoppage of Joe Erskine. In 1960 Henry scored important decision victories of Roy Harris and Alex Mitiff. He again defended his titles by a fifth round stoppage of Erskine in March of 1961. On December 5, 1961 Henry suffered a major setback when Folley kayoed him in the second round of their rematch.

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Cotto vs. Mosley – REVISITED

FLASHBACK – This article was originally published on on September 12, 2007 for viewing respectfully by my good friend Ray Cerda

By Ray Cerda / Guest Post

On Saturday, November 10th, the most anticipated fight of the year will take place, as Miguel Cotto will put his WBA world title on the line when he squares off against WBC Interim Champion Sugar Shane Mosley 다운로드.

The fight will take place inside the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden.

Tickets have been on sale since September 6th with seat prices going for $750, $500, $300, $200 and $100  다운로드.

The fight will be available on closed circuit TV and also pay per view with a suggested retail price of $49.95.

Both fighters bring a skill set that has made both of them world champions, but also bring a tremendous amount of will to win this fight 현대자동차 서체 다운로드.

There is no need for animosity or trash talking.

This fight sells itself.

This fight not only has two world-class fighters fighting each other, but also two world-class guys who hold nothing but respect for one another 다운로드.

Shane believes that Miguel will be the toughest body puncher he has ever faced.

With Miguel acknowledging that Shane is his biggest test to date exeinfo pe download.

In addition, both fighters have given their word that this would not be a snooze fest nor would they be content winning by running and dancing – which therefore means fireworks for us fans.

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Canelo vs. Dinero

FLASHBACK *** In loving memory and respect to my great friend Johnny Ortiz (R.I.P.) here’s sharing his article piece – dated September 13, 2013 – that was originally published 10 years ago on prior and regarding the Floyd Mayweather Jr 등장 효과음 다운로드. vs. Canelo Alvarez, WBA “super” junior middleweight and WBC super welterweight championship fight – taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas c# ftp 폴더 다운로드.

In remembrance of Johnny Ortiz, never to be forgotten, all his postings can be viewed by clicking onto his name in the Categories section 배틀그라운드 컴퓨터. May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord.

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Canelo Alvarez and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather will engage one another on Saturday, September 14 클레어의 카메라 다운로드. It’s the fight that is being billed as “the one” due to the fact that it is without a doubt the one that fight fans have been anxiously awaiting. 

This championship fight has all of the ingredients of a fight classic, youth vs 매킨토시. age, power vs. ring generalship, Floyd or Canelo’s “O” must go and the winner will leave the ring regarded as the best pound for pound fighter in boxing .

When the fight was originally signed, I leaned toward Mayweather as the winner but I have since changed my total outlook on the fight.  In the beginning I felt that the elusiveness and the overall knowledge of the ring were greatly in Floyd’s favor.

Since that time and relying on my knowledge of boxing, a knowledge that dates back to the first time my older brother Phil (who twice fought the greatest bantamweight champion of them all, Manuel Ortiz) took me to the original Main St. Gym when I was a mere nine years old, the same gym of my youth that I would one day co-own until its demise after 51 years in operation.  I have been a fighter, trainer and a manager . I went on to host my own radio boxing show on ESPN for twelve years.  This brief summary is to let you know something of my background in boxing.

The more I thought about the fight, the more I began to differ from my original choice in the fight.  The first thing had to do with age, Floyd being 36 years of age differed greatly from Canelo’s being a mere 23 years old.  Thirty six is not considered old if you are a heavyweight but for a blown up welterweight it is an age Floyd cannot dismiss.  Granted, Floyd is a rarity in boxing, he is always in phenomenal shape and he still fights like someone in their twenties.  In reality he cannot change the fact that he is indeed 36 years of age.  Age has a way of one day catching up with you.  Canelo, on the flip side of the coin is a mere 23 years of age.  Therein is a discrepancy of thirteen years. Where one is nearing the end of an unreal, brilliant career, the other one is just beginning.

Another thing to consider is the fact that Floyd has had 44 fights without a defeat, Canalo, being 13 years younger, has had 43 fights without a defeat, one fight less than Floyd. What it boils down to in my mind is it’s a fight between youth against age and power against experience. I remember as a kid at the old Main St . Gym, always hearing the old timers saying that youth must be served, that a good young fighter will most always beat a good old fighter.  Floyd Mayweather may well be the exception to the rule. He is always in marvelous condition as is Canelo.  As I mentioned, Floyd is undefeated as is Canelo. 

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