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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

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(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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(Winter 2015 Edition)

By popular request, I am posting the video tour of my boxing collection. I have been involved in boxing since 1961 (54 years).

Over those years I have been blessed by seeing and knowing some of the greatest fighters in the world. I live boxing every day, so I feel that my wealth of knowledge is of the highest degree.

This website was founded in July 2007. I post an average of 10 to 12 different items per month for publishing.  I appreciate my growing fan base and the support you have given me. It’s all about credibility and I strive to bring everybody the best in boxing that I can produce.

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(Fall 2014 Edition)

Summer is gone and Fall is now in the air!

My involvement in boxing goes back to 1961 and my intent is to offer my wealth to you in the sport that I am passionate in exceeding to the highest of standards that I can provide on this website.

I am blessed to have a small group of people that help make this site what it is, and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner); Dave Wilcox (Glove 2 Glove); Tom Donelson (Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader). They are as good as they get in what they provide with their expertise.

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(Spring / Summer 2014 Edition)

I am truly honored to be providing this website to everyone. My wealth in boxing goes back to 1961, and so boxing is truly embedded in my life. I am sharing a few photos for viewing of my collection in my over fifty years of boxing.

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I also want to say thank you to a group of people that help me make this website what it is and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Photo Editing and Proof Reader); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner); Tom Donelson (Boxing Writers Association); Dave Wilcox (Glove 2 Glove); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader). I have always said “a captain is as only as good as his crew” and this crew is beyond my belief in what they provide with their expertise.

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I would also like to acknowledge the women that model my products; they are kind enough to do their part with providing beauty when I advertise my items for sale.collection 3

A new feature that has everyone talking is from Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing. He offers his expertise with short videos on upcoming fights and fighters. Coming next month for your viewing, Harold will offer a take on how to score – which he does best – in boxing.

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There are a few people (Adam Pollack, Steve Corbo and Armando Cabrera are at the top of the list) that have provided GUEST POSTS for this website. If there is anyone that would like to do so, I welcome your thoughts and opinions. You can send for approval “directly” to my email address: dmmcgn9@verizon.net

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On an event note – the 2014 California Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremonies will be held on October 18, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA. For information regarding tickets for this event contact Don Fraser (818) 761-4887 or email address: neicyrox@sbcglobal.netcollection 4

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I know you have many choices in boxing, thank you for making this website one of them!

In closing, here’s my top 12 (dozen) “pound for pound” in boxing – as of May 27, 2014

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I want to start off the year 2014 to say how blessed I am to be providing this website to everyone. My wealth of boxing goes back to 1961, and this website was born on July 15, 2007, so boxing has been embedded in my life for over fifty years.

I always want to say THANK YOU to the small group of people that help me make this website what it is and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Photo Editing and Proof Reader); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner); Tom Donelson (Boxing Writers Association); Dave Wilcox (Glove 2 Glove);  Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader). I have always said “a captain is as only as good as his crew” and this crew is beyond my belief in what they provide with their expertise.

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On a quarterly basis I always want to take the time to say thank you to a group of people that help make this website the success that it has become since I brought it to you in July 2007.

These people are: John Boitnott (Web Master), Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader & Photo Editing), Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner), Dave Wilcox (Glove2Glove), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer), Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), Phyllis Vincent (Proof Reader) and the many others who have contributed input with their article features and comments to this site. Johnny Ortiz and Steve Corbo are personal friends who offer their views and I respect both as they are pure boxing experts to the highest degree.

Eddie FutchA thank you is also in order to John Palminteri (KEYT Newschannel 3 ABC-TV) for his outstanding photos and coverage on the recent Henry Calles professional fight at the Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California on August 16, 2013.

With the recent passing of Ken Norton, I want to acknowledge that he was trained by the legendary Eddie Futch, who also trained 21 other world champions. Eddie trained four of the five boxers that beat the great Muhammad Ali; they were Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick. The anniversary of Eddie’s death is next week on October 10th; we lost Eddie in 2001. I would like to offer a prayer for a man that I consider the best trainer in boxing in my lifetime, Eddie Futch.

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(Summer 2013 Edition)

It’s that time of year again when good weather is upon us – Summer time. I am pleased to announce that I have added two new products representing my website. These products are a white V-neck short sleeve t-shirt and a white tank top. In 2007, I introduced my first product online, a long sleeve white t-shirt, which has now become a collector’s item. By popular requests from my fan base, I am going back to my original color of white for t-shirts and tank tops. Both of these new products display the official dmboxing.com logo on the front and the website address installed in smaller print for viewing across the upper back. I will advertise information for purchasing both products in the next couple of weeks, so be sure to stay tuned to this website for that.

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I would like to start by saying thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing. It is my pleasure to share my passion for a sport I have been attached to since 1961. This website was started in 2007, and has received many more views than any of my expectations  – thank you!

The people that contribute are: John Boitnott (Web Master), Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader / Photo Editing), Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner), Dave and Deborah Wilcox (Glove 2 Glove), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer), Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association), Steve Corbo (Boxing Expert / Writer), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), Phyllis Vincent (Proof Reader). A captain is only as good as his crew and these people allow me to steer this ship with honor and expertise.  The girls who pose with my products are all friends and are not professional models.  They offer their time, and lend their beauty, to help in a kind way.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez / Boxing Historian

(Winter 2012 Edition)

Merry Christmas everybody!

I know you have many choices in boxing and I would like to say thank you for making this website one of them.

I am happy with the great response to my newest product online, the coffee mugs, and I am extending the introductory sale price of just $7.00 for another two weeks until January 10, 2013.

At that time the mugs will be priced at $9.50, so act now to receive a 25 percent discount and free shipping.  To order, send a check or money order (NO cash) to: David Martinez Boxing, Post Office Box 41536, Santa Barbara, California 93140

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez / Boxing Historian

 Fall 2012 Edition

It is that time once again to say thank you to all of you that have supported this website by logging on, sending your thoughts and opinions. Without your support, I would be a lost soldier in the woods.

I am delighted to announce that my producer, John Boitnott, has taught me, as well as my photo editor and proof reader, Bob Quackenbush, how to publish articles.  Bob and I are now co-producing this website along with John.  It was quite challenging at first, but in the recent months we have made a smooth transition and will continue to improve and make dmboxing.com a special website.

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