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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Fall 2019 Edition)

The Fall season is here and once again it’s that time to say thank you to all for making this website one of your choices in boxing. It is my pleasure and I treasure the opportunity to provide the best of boxing as I know it to everyone.

A small team of people that help enhance dmboxing.com and whom I would like to acknowledge are: Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian); Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America); Steve Corbo (Boxing Writer / Proof Reader); Harold Lederman (R.I.P. / Hey Harold / HBO World Championship Boxing); and Rusty Rubin (R.I.P. / In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove). [Note: Rusty was the first to contribute to dmboxing in July 2007].

The young ladies that have modeled my products over the years have certainly added beauty and, although not professional models, they have contributed with class and charm.

The attractive website hat displayed in the photo above (thank you model Sandria) is a top selling product. It is embroidered with the official logo on the front and website address on the backside. It has an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes. To order, send check or money order (NO cash please) in the amount of $18.50 to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109 … and this includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA mail zones.

It has now been two months since we lost one the greatest boxers, Pernell Whitaker. He was a champion in four different weight divisions, and accumulated an outstanding professional record of 40 wins, 4 losses, one draw, and one no-contest, with 17 by knockout. Many have asked me where I rank him amongst the elite lightweights of all time. My ranking is at #6, with my top ten being (in order) Benny Leonard, Roberto Duran, Joe Gans, Tony Canzoneri, Jimmy McLarnin, Pernell Whitaker, Carlos Ortiz, Ike Williams, Freddie Welsh, and Battling Nelson.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Summer 2019 Edition)

I am delighted to say “Happy 12th Anniversary” this month to my website. The founding date was July 15, 2007. That was the day when I brought dmboxing.com to the world.

In these past twelve years I have been very honored to bring everybody boxing as I live it directly thought this website. I have published 1,618 assorted articles and features (which is an average of eleven publications per month) for your enjoyment.

My involvement in boxing goes back to 1961 and in these past 58 years the one single thing that brightly stands out is all the wonderful people I have had the pleasure to meet. This includes boxers, writers, various website associates, and the many other new friends that I have made.

The key group of people that have made this website the success it has been, and will continue to be, are: Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader); Tom Donelson (Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader); Steve Corbo (Guest Posts / Proof Reader); Don Fraser (California Boxing Hall of Fame founder & past president / Ring Trivia questions contributor); Harold Lederman (R.I.P. / Hey Harold! / HBO World Championship Boxing); and Rusty Rubin (R.I.P. / In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove / first to contribute to this website).

The ladies that have modeled my products  have certainly added beauty, and although not professional models they have contributed with class and charm.

The attractive website hat displayed in the photo above (thank you model Lydia) is a top selling product. It is embroidered with the official logo on the front and website address on the backside. It has an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes. To order, send check or money order (NO cash please) in the amount of $18.50 to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109 … and this includes  FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA mail zones. 

I also want to say thank you to all of you fans that have kindly supported this website with respect and loyalty. It’s your input that fuels me to be the best I can be in boxing.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Spring 2019 Edition)

Spring is here and once again it’s time to say thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing.

It is my pleasure and I treasure the opportunity to provide the best of boxing as I know it.

A small elite group of people that help enhance dmboxing.com and whom I would like to acknowledge are: 

Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian); Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America); Steve Corbo (Boxing Writer / Proof Reader); Harold Lederman (Hey Harold / Retired HBO World Championship Boxing); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove). [ Note: Rusty was the first to contribute to dmboxing in July 2007. May his friendship and lovely memory live forever. R.I.P. ]

I want to say an extra thank you for those that have purchased my dmboxing products. My newest blue long sleeve t-shirt (see photo above) has sold well and is available at the cost of $20.00 and that includes FREE shipping. To view all of my products, go to the Categories section on this website and click on dmboxing.com Products. Ordering is easy; just send a check, NO cash please, and desired size to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109 and upon receipt your order will be promptly processed. May I add a special thank you to my website t-shirt model, Holly.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Winter 2018 Edition)

As we head into 2019, I wish everybody the best of health and a prosperous Happy New Year!

It is absolutely my pleasure to bring you this website.  There have been 1,551 published feature articles – an average of eleven per month – since the beginning of dmboxing.com which started on July 15, 2007.

I am truly thankful for the special people that continue to help and contribute to the success of this website; they are: Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proofer Reader / PhotoEditing); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America); KathyKraft (Proof Reader); Steve Corbo (Boxing Writer / Proof Reader); Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove / first to contribute to dmboxing in July 2007) as his friendship and lovely memory will never be forgotten (R.I.P.)

For those of you that have purchased website products, thank you for your support, and as holiday gifts this year it was my pleasure to send out approximately 100 calendars to friends and my boxing constituents; if I missed anyone, please contact me and I will kindly and promptly make one available to you.

Speaking of gifts, be sure to reserve your copy of an amazing boxing publication by author Gene Aguilera called “Latino Boxing In Southern California”.  This is Gene’s second book and, like his first, it’s a gem.  Purchase information: price $22.99 (plus shipping and handling); contact Gene at (323) 697-7197 or geneaguilera@sbcglobal.net  

I would like to bring to your attention that coming next month is an outstanding and interesting two-part article piece written by Bob Quackenbush regarding famous outdoor venues of historic fights.  You don’t want to miss it.

As the year 2018 comes to an end, I will have my “Year in Review / Best of in Boxing” top five categories – Fighter, Fight, Round, Knockout, and Upset. These are my personal picks and will be posted during the first week in January 2019 for viewing.

Here are my top “pound for pound” dozen boxers (ending December 2018):

1) Terence Crawford (34-0 / 25 by KO)

2) Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1 / 9 by KO)

3) Oleksandr Usyk (16-0 / 12 by KO)

4) Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1 / 34 by KO)

5) Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2 / 35 by KO)

6) Mikey Garcia (39-0 / 30 by KO)

7) Errol Spence Jr. (24-0 / 21 by KO)

8) Naoya Inoue (17-0 / 15 by KO)

9) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 47-4-1 / 41 by KO)

10) Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1 / 19 by KO)

11) Anthony Joshua (22-0 / 21 by KO)

12) Donnie Nietes (41-1-5 / 23 by KO)

In closing, thanks to everybody for making dmboxing.com a part of your boxing selection!

A special thank you to website hat model, Amy … note – hat is blue in color embroidered with official website logo, adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes – price is $18.00 – includes FREE shipping.

FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Fall 2018 Edition)

It’s Fall and here’s wishing everybody well as we come into a new season, and thank you for making my website one of your choices in boxing.  It has been my pleasure since the start of this website in July 2017 to share information with you from my almost 60 years of wealth in boxing.

I want to say thank you to those that have purchased my dmboxing.com products, and also to you who have recently have sent in for my newest long sleeve blue t-shirt.  To see all of the products that are available, go to the Categories section on this website and click onto dmboxing.com Products.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Summer 2018 Edition)

It’s Summer time folks and I thank you for making my website one of your choices in boxing.  It is my absolute pleasure to provide the best of David Martinez Boxing that I can offer.

This month is my 11th anniversary; it was on July 15, 2007 that I first brought dmboxing.com full circle for all boxing fans world-wide.  In the eleven years, I have made an amazing 1,492 publications on this site, an average of 11 postings per month.  

To celebrate 11 years, I am offering my official website hat at $18.00.  The hat is an attractive blue in color, embroidered with website logo on front and website address on back side.  It has an adjustable Velcro strap, so one size fits all.

To order, send check (NO cash please) to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 … as my anniversary offer, I am including FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Spring 2018 Edition)

It’s Spring time and let me first say thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing.  It is my absolute pleasure to bring the best of David Martinez Boxing that I can offer.

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, I am offering my official website hat at a whopping 20 percent off its regular price of $18.00.  That brings the discounted  price to $13.50 and this includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA.  This is limited offer will expire  April 30, 2018.  The hat is blue in color, embroidered with website logo on front and website address on back. It has an adjustable Velcro strap, so one size fits all.

To order, send your check or money order, NO cash please, to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.  Upon receipt your order will be promptly processed.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Winter 2018 Edition)

As we head into 2018, I want to wish everybody the best of health and a prosperous New Year!

As your website publisher, I will continue to give you my best in boxing with honesty and credibility as my top priorities.

A small group of people that help make this website a success and I would sincerely like to acknowledge them here: Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Lead Assistant), Tom Donelson (Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Historian), Steve Corbo (Guest Posts and Proof Reader), Harold Lederman HBO World Championship Boxing / Hey Harold!), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), and in memory of Rusty Rubin (R.I.P.) who was the first contributor to my website upon its beginning in July 2007, may his soul rest peacefully in heaven with Lord.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Fall 2017 Edition)

As we now enter the new Fall season, let me say once again how truly delighted I am to bring you the best in boxing with my website.

I thank you all that have written with comments and opinions. Your input fuels me to do my very best.

The key people that help make dmboxing.com a success are John Boitnott (WebMaster), Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Lead Assistant), Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer), Steve Corbo (Guest Posts and Proof Reader), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing / Hey Harold!), and in his memory, Rusty Rubin (R.I.P.) who was the first to contribute to this website upon its founding in July 2007; may your soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord.

Because many people have asked, for the record, my scorecard on the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez middleweight title fight was 116-112, 8 rounds to 4 for GGG. I respect others opinions as well and I hope they will honor mine. I personally feel that judge Adalaide Byrd should be barred from judging any major fights of importance (period).

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Summer 2017 Edition)

I am thrilled to say “Happy 10th Anniversary” to my website. July 15, 2007 was the founding birth date when I first brought you dmboxing.com

In these past ten years I have been so honored and delighted to bring you boxing as I live it directly through this website. In the past ten years, I have published 1,363 assorted articles and features, which is an average of eleven publications a month for your enjoyment.

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