By David Martinez / Boxing Historian
Please join me this Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the Stevens Steak House, 5332 E. Stevens Place, Commerce, CA 90040 … for a delightful gathering to honor my friend Johnny Ortiz.
Festivites will begin at 1pm, with tickets priced at $40.00 which includes lunch. Along with many boxers past and present who will attend, Johnny will have his new book, “My Life Among the Icons”, available with courtsey signings by Johnny. You can view two different articles regarding the book on this webiste by going to the “Categories” section and clicking onto Book Reviews and Johnny Ortiz.
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Frederick, MD — PublishAmerica is proud to present My Life Among the Icons by Johnny Ortiz of Valley Village, California.
His connection at age 15 with L.A.’s most notorious gangster, his sinister lifestyle while working for a renowned private investigator, 50 years as a fighter, trainer and manager, Johnny Ortiz’s exciting life involved close friendships with sports champions and Hollywood superstars.
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Photos – GEORGE GARCIA
GUNFIGHT AT THE NO CHANCE SALOON
The title of this article implies what I think of Manny Pacquiao’s chances in his upcoming December 6th fight with The Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, and that is, he has absolutely ‘no chance’ to win.
This supposition is based on the same theory I had when I picked Antonio Margarito to not only beat Miguel Cotto, but to knock him out. The reason: Margarito was simply too big, too strong, and had the greater punching power. I broke down the fight, looking for someway for Cotto to win, hard as I tried, I came up with the same conclusion, there was no way Miguel could win.
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