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The Eight Man Elimination Tournament

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Official Program / August 1967 / Courtesy From David Martinez Collection

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

This past April 27th marked the 41st anniversary of one of the World Boxing Association’s crowning achievements 축구동영상 다운로드. The grand finale of their eight man elimination tournament to find a successor for the deposed Muhammad Ali.

Acting with the swiftness matched only by Mr 삼국지 12 다운로드. Dooley of the New York State Athletic Commission, the W.B.A. immediately stripped Ali of his crown when he refused induction into the Armed Forces. Eight ranking contenders were chosen to box off for the ultimate prize, the heavyweight championship of the world  스타 립버전 다운로드. The fortunate eight were: former champion Floyd Patterson, Ex W.B.A. titleholder Ernie Terrell, the Argentine strongman Oscar Bonevena, the fast rising Californian Thad Spencer, Angelo Dundee’s hopeful Jimmy Ellis, the “White Hope” sensation Jerry Quarry, 1964 Gold Medalist Joe Frazier, and Europe’s entry Karl Mildenberger of Germany 다운로드. Frazier, the #1 contender by virtue of his fine record since turning pro declined the W.B.A.’s invitation. The W.B.A. then inserted Leotis Martin to take his place 다운로드.

The elimination tourney was scoffed at then and even today it is still scrutinized. What if the Vietnam War would not have wanted or needed Ali ? What if Ali who had already “cleaned up” the division had remained active? Remember Ali defeated Paterson, Terrell and Mildenberger before he was forced to abdicate. He then won two out of three against Frazier and two over Quarry. He beat Patterson again and also whipped Bonevena and Ellis after a three year hiatus. Let’s say Ali remained active through 1970. He might have met Frazier as early as 1969. Joe would have been facing a lean, active and sharp Ali not the slow and rusty version he met in their 1971 epic . Also remember Joe would have had two years less experience then what he carried in 1971 . In 1969, Frazier was not yet the polished fighting machine he was to become. In my opinion the Frazier of March 8, 1971, would have given any heavyweight in history a life and death struggle including a prime Ali.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Spring Edition 2021)

I would like to first and foremost offer my sincerest condolences to the family of a true friend, boxing historian and avid sports collector – Jim Amato – who passed away in Ashland, Ohio on February 22, 2021, at the age of 66 인스톨팩토리 다운로드.

I have met many boxing people and fighters in my over sixty years in boxing and Jim was as wonderful a human being as I have had the pleasure of knowing 다운로드.  

He came on board with in 2008 and contributed simply the best of the best in boxing 다운로드. May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord.

I am grateful and certainly blessed with a special cast of people that have contributed to the success of through the years, and their input is priceless 새찬송가 무료 다운로드. This group to be acknowledged is: Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader), Tom Donelson (Author / Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Steve Corbo (Proof Reader / Boxing Writer), and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader) 다운로드.

Along with Jim Amato, there are two others who are no longer with us (R.I.P.) who added so much of their expertise and input to my website. They are Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove) and Harold Lederman (Hey Harold! / HBO World Championship Boxing). These gentlemen were special friends whom I will never forget.

In this quarterly edition, I want to thank Anna for displaying my official website hat. It is blue in color and embroidered with logo on the front, and address on the back, with an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes. To purchase this attractive product, send $17.95 by check or money order (NO cash please) to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109. The price includes FREE shipping to any of the USA mailing zones. Also included with each order will be an official website ink pen – just my way of saying thank you for making one of your choices in boxing.

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Archie Moore

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / World Renowned Boxing Historian and Sports Collector / Contributor to 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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Eddie Machen / He Met The Best

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WBA Heavyweight Championship / Chicago, Illinois / March 5, 1965
Eddie Machen (left) loses 15 round unanimous decision to Ernie Terrell

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / Contributor to since 2008

He was one of the best heavyweights of his era and possibly one of the
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the late 1950’s and 60’s with a high degree of success.

Eddie Machen was born on July 15, 1932 in Redding, California and he
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In 1956 Eddie added eight more victories and established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division os x 10 9 5 download. He twice defeated Julio Mederos and also won two bouts against the dangerous Nino Valdes. Eddie closed 1956 with a points victory over tough Johnny Summerlin 인벤터 2017 크랙 다운로드.

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Jose Luis Garcia

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There may have never been a more talent rich period in the heavyweight division then from 1968 to 1978. With Muhammad Ali (a.k.a. Cassius Clay) on the sidelines due to his draft case other big men emerged 다운로드. They would compete with each other on an almost equal basis for the next decade. Joe Frazier had risen to the top of the heap but the level below him would remain as mainstays in the ratings for years to come 행복한 나를 다운로드.

Jimmy Ellis, Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonevena, Floyd Patterson, George Chuvalo and Henry Cooper would eventually give way to Ron Lyle, Joe Bugner, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers and Jimmy Young 하이 네임 다운로드. All time great champions like George Foreman and Larry Holmes also made their mark and Ali re-emerged to reclaim his throne.

Lost among the giants of that time period was a fine heavyweight from Venezuela named Jose Luis Garcia visa32.dll.

Although Jose never challenged for the world championship he did meet three who did. He also met three world champions in a career that never seemed to reach its full potential.

Jose turned pro in his native country in 1968. He would go undefeated in his first nine bouts before losing a decision to future light heavyweight champion Vincente Rondon. Three fights later Jose was halted by tough Allen Thomas in his first U.S. appearance. The lean Garcia was beginning to grow into a full fledged heavyweight.

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Bob Stallings – Tough Guy Tested Contenders

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / World Renowned Boxing Historian / Contributor of 130 outstanding article pieces to since 2008

During this era there were also heavyweights who were not quite good enough to be ranked contenders but they were good enough to test boxers wanting to go to the next level 다운로드. George Scrap Iron Johnson comes to mind. Also rugged Leroy Caldwell. Out of New York was a boxer named Bob Stallings. Although Stallings won only one bout more then he lost in his career, he met quality opposition 삼국 군영전 4 다운로드. In fact he was able to spring an occasional upset now and then.

Stallings was born on July 7, 1944 in South Carolina. He fought out of New York and turned professional in 1964 포켓몬스터 블랙2 한글판 다운로드. Bob was always matched tough. In his pro debut he met a prospect who was 15-1. Bob lost that bout. He continued and in 1965 he dropped bouts to Mel Turbow and Buster Mathis 다운로드. He then defeated Chuck Wepner. In 1966 he again lost to Mathis but in 1967 he beat highly regarded Alvin “Blue” Lewis. 

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Boxing and Ohio

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / Contributor to since 2008 with outstanding input and expertise – thank you Jimbo!             

The history of great boxers to come out of the fine state of Ohio is rich and glorious 스팀 백그라운드 다운로드. Many came well before my time. Jimmy Bivins and Johnny Risko. Joey Maxim, Paul Pirrone and the great Ezzard Charles. Need I go on?

In my time that stretches back some forty years, this state has produced a fine array of talent in several weight classes 다운로드.

Let’s start with James “Buster” Douglas who re-wrote the definition of “upset” when he creamed Mike Tyson. Michael Dokes and Tony Tubbs will forever be in the record books as heavyweight titleholders tv cast. The most popular big guy of my era was the thunderous punching Earnie Shavers. Ted Gullick and Mike Koranicki were better then average leather swappers 마법천자문.

Bernard Benton was a top flight cruiserweight as was hard punching Jeff Lampkin. The outstanding Prince Charles Williams was one of the best light heavyweights of his time visa32.dll. Go ask the astute Bobby Czyz for references. Doyle Baird of Akron met the likes of Nino Benvenuti, Emile Griffith, Don Fullmer and Jean Claude Bouttier as a middleweight. He had to go up to 175 to secure a title shot. At that weight he was outclassed by the capable Vincente Rondon. Roy Dale lost to the great “King” Carlos Monzon in a non-title encounter.

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Book Review


By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

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The Art of Boxing; Your Guide to the Sweet Science

Author: Bobby Mayne

Let me say that this is the best boxing training manual I have ever read 다운로드. I have read many in the past including Nat Fleischer’s fine series. In my humble opinion, this tops them all. The author Bobby Mayne is a former boxer and now a trainer 트와이스 음악 다운로드. This book must have taken hours and hours to put together. The end result is over 200 pages of instructions and photos. A truly priceless volume of knowledge 다운로드.

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Frankie Duarte – Tough as Nails

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In the 1970’s and 80’s the bantamweight division was loaded with talent 캐드 2012 다운로드. Great champions like Ruben Olivares, Carlos Zarate, Daniel Zaragoza and Jeff Chandler forged their Hall Of Fame careers in that era. So did Lupe Pintor who should be in the Hall Of Fame 다운로드. There were also fine champions like Rafael Herrera, Chucho Castillo, Rodolfo Martinez, Romeo Anaya and Alberto Davila.

One tough hombre from that era just missed being crowned a world champion 다운로드. Nevertheless his all out action style repeatedly drew big crowds to the Olympic Auditorium and the Inglewood Forum. His name was Frankie Duarte.

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For Some, The Sun Did Not Shine

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / contributed to since 2008 with much appreciated outstanding expertise

We have all heard of Ali, Frazier and Foreman.  Of Tyson and Holyfield 다운로드. The lighter weight classes have produced the likes of Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard.  Who will ever forget Duran, Pryor and Arguello? What about the “near misses” 워드프레스 무료테마? The ones who in this day of multi- fractured titles would almost surely have garnered a piece of championship pie.

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It is very hard for me to believe that John Ruiz could have defeated Jerry.

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