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Rodolfo Gonzalez

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com  

When people ask me who are some of the nicest boxers that I have personally met – not in any particular order – the first group of fifteen that come to mind are Sugar Ray Robinson, George Foreman, Danny Lopez, Bobby Chacon, Ernie Terrell, Johnny Tapia, Diego Corrales, Jerry Quarry, Mando Ramos, Ruben Olivares, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Eddie Perkins, Vernon Forrest, and Ken Buchanan … but I must not leave out one other – Rodolfo “El Gato” Gonzalez Select2 download.

Gonzalez, the former WBC lightweight champion, is truly a gentleman. I was honored to be his presenter at his induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame on October 18, 2003 피고인 1회 다운로드.

Gonzalez was actually born on a small farm owned by his grandparents near Tepatitlan Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico on December 16, 1945 다운로드. He is one of eight children born to Florencio and Maria Luz Gonzalez. The family moved to Guadalajara when Rodolfo was a young child.

Growing up, Gonzalez had aspirations of becoming a bull fighter, El Matador, but that changed to boxing when he became intrigued with his boxer-cousin Jose Becerra, who was an outstanding bantamweight champion 다운로드.

With no amateur status, he started his professional career in November 1959, just six weeks shy of his 14th birthday, against less than moderate competition in Mexico 다운로드. A southpaw and tremendous body puncher, he won 51 of his first 52 bouts, all but one by knockout.

On February 15, 1963, in making his U.S. debut, he lost to Licho Guerrero in Los Angeles by tenth round stoppage.

That loss would become the start of the dark side of his career, not fighting again for nearly 3 years. Soon after the fight, he was diagnosed with liver cancer.

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Tommy Ryan

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

One of the greatest boxers at the turn of the 20th century was certainly Tommy Ryan 다운로드. Born on March 31, 1870 in Redwood, New York by the name  Joseph Youngs, he later changed his name after running away from home at a young age.

He worked in lumber yard camps, where he learned his boxing skills 위기의 남자 다운로드. On January 1, 1887, at the age of 17, he turned professional and scored knockout wins in seventeen of his first eighteen fights.

In his career he would engage in a five fight series with the tough Mysterious Billy Smith, and after two draws, Ryan would win a 20-round decision in their third fight to capture Smith’s welterweight title on July 26, 1894 다운로드.

On January 18, 1895, Ryan defeated top contender Jack Dempsey (The Nonpareil) by a third round stoppage to retain his title.

Ryan would fight Smith again in their fourth encounter on May 27, 1895, but the police interfered in the eighteenth round and the result was ruled a draw 다운로드.

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The Toughest Guy In Boxing

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By Young Bob Sproggins

On July 19, 1990 at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington, Craig “Gator” Bodzianokski from Chicago, Illinois stepped into the ring to challenge the reigning and defending WBA Cruiserweight Champion of the World, Robert Daniels, from Miami, Florida. After 12 rounds of action it went to the judges’ scorecards where Daniels won a unanimous decision and retained his Title 다운로드.

However, there was something so unique about this fight that never before or since, in the history of boxing, has this situation been repeated. Bodzianowski had only one leg 다운로드! 

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Benny Leonard vs. Rocky Kansas / Lightweight Championship and RECAP

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

As many of my faithful readers and friends know, my greatest lightweight of all time and #2 greatest boxer “pound for pound” of all time is Benny Leonard 탱고음악 다운로드.

At the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of his career he was flawless. His boxing mechanics in the ring – feints, ducks, sidesteps, and hooks – were textbook, with a terrific left-hand piston jab which he used to perfection 울타리 3.5 다운로드. He fought over two hundred fights and suffered only four knockouts, three early in his career and the fourth in his final fight.

Leonard, nicknamed “The Ghetto Wizard”, was similar to Sugar Ray Robinson in the fact that he had no significant weaknesses 다운로드.

Benny Leonard (Benjamin Leiner) was born in New York City on April 7, 1896. As a young kid he engaged in many street fights, gang related, in the neighborhood where he grew up 문명의 시대 아시아 다운로드. He made his professional debut on October 14, 1911 when he was just fifteen years old. Benny took the name Leonard after his true name, Leiner, was pronounced incorrectly several times; but most importantly, he made the change because he didn’t want his parents to know he was a fighter 다운로드.

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Jack Dempsey, What’s My Line Video, and a Visit to Manassa, Colorado …

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

A popular panel game show, “What’s My Line”, ran on CBS-TV from 1950 to 1967.  Here is a link to the episode featuring former heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey which originally aired on April 1, 1951 다운로드.

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Over 45 years ago, in August 1975, I visited his home museum in Manassa, Colorado rcs. Here are a few photos from that visit …

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Fight of the Century / 50th Anniversary

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

As we have approached this week in boxing, something that will forever live in the history of the sport happened fifty years ago: Joe Frazier vs 다운로드. Muhammad Ali – 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 many years in boxing 얼음요괴 이야기 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) 다운로드. 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 영인스님 천수경 mp3 다운로드.

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

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THE REFEREE MAGAZINE

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Back when I was a kid in the fifties and sixties, I would come across a magazine called The Referee that was either at my father’s barber shop or at the local newsstands nearby 다운로드.

It was actually in 1961 that I would start to obtain these magazines to educate myself with boxing and wrestling. It was mainly a west coast publication that was published to serve as a fight program with updates for the upcoming various events 2017 엑셀 가계부 다운로드. It was available at fight venues as well as news-stands.

Although, I do not have every issue, the issues I have are certainly treasured collectables 까텔레나.

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Johnny Kilbane

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

One of the great featherweights, that nobody talks about, is certainly Johnny Kilbane, a champion who held the title for eleven years (1912-1923) and fought the best of his era 다운로드.

Kilbane was born in a large Irish neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio on April 18, 1889 and began his professional career in November of 1907.

With only 33 fights under his belt, Kilbane fought the great Abe Attell who had 120 fights on his record;  Kilbane lost a ten round unanimous decision in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 24, 1910 다운로드.

The two would meet again three months later in a bout that would end in a four-round no-contest.

On February 22, 1912 Kilbane won the world featherweight title with a twenty-round decision over Attell in Vernon, California 다운로드.

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Archie Moore

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / World Renowned Boxing Historian and Sports Collector / Contributor to dmboxing.com since 2008

He was possibly the greatest light heavyweight of all time, The wily “Old Mongoose” Archie Moore 쏘우 3 다운로드. The man who scored 140 knockouts in a career that spanned from 1936 to 1963 never lost his crown in the ring.

Although he unsuccessfully challenged twice for the heavyweight title, he did campaign successfully among the “Big Boys” throughout his tenure as a professional boxer 캠핑클럽 5회 다운로드. His record reads like a “Who’s Who” of boxing history.

In 228 recorded bouts, Archie was only stopped seven times, a testimony to his courage and uncanny defensive ability 다운로드. Born on December 13, 1913 (or 1916 according to Archie), Moore boxed for years without due recognition. He fought all over the country. He even traveled to Australia and Argentina in search of fame and fortune Maxim download.

After six years on the circuit, Archie began to make his move toward the big time. In 1942, he knocked out Shorty Hogue in two rounds. Hogue had decisioned  Archie no less than three times earlier in his career 다운로드. He also beat rugged Jack Chase and drew with Ed Booker.

In 1943, he won two out of three against Chase, and in 1944, Moore lost by a knockout to Booker and also dropped a decision to the great Charley Burley.

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John L. Sullivan

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Many people have asked me about former heavyweight champion John L 듀드 시뮬레이터 다운로드. Sullivan. They say that there’s no footage of him and wonder how we can rate his greatness. Of course the footage isn’t there, and this is why we have historians, books, records and, most importantly, have had people who lived in his era with their assessments 다운로드.

I have not personally spoken to anyone from his era which is the late nineteenth century, but the oldest person I have ever had contact with who actually comes close would be boxing historian Al Nelson 아기 상어 다운로드. He goes back to Bob Fitzsimmons, who beat James J. Corbett to win the heavyweight title, and Corbett was the one who beat Sullivan for that title 다운로드.

When I was in high school back in the sixties, I wrote a book report on Sullivan and wish I could find that article piece. Who knows where it is today after all these years 투투 벨 다운로드?

In that article I will never forget my opening sentence:  “John L. Sullivan is the first American boxing icon, and he was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on October 15, 1858.”

Sullivan’s fame in the boxing ring is remembered by many in boxing circles, even today a hundred and thirty years later.

Known as the “Boston Strong Boy”, Sullivan was as strong as they come, at 5’10” and weighing 190 pounds. In high school he excelled in baseball, boxing, and wrestling.

Because his mother wanted him to be a priest, he briefly attended Boston College. But from an early age, Sullivan showed a great proficiency with his fists.

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