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Rodolfo Gonzalez

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /  

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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Gervonta Davis and Vasyl Lomachenko – Winners by Knockout (6-26-21)


By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

Gervonta “Tank” Davis moved up to junior welterweight to challenge the undefeated Mario Barrios for Barrios’ title.  Davis, who has won titles in the junior lightweight and lightweight divisions, found himself fighting a naturally bigger fighter and Barrios’ size proved a hinderance in the early rounds as he faced trouble getting inside Barrios 다운로드.

Barrios used his jab effectively to keep Davis away from him and Davis found himself behind on most observers’ cards going into the second half of the fight.  Showtime had him down 59-55 and I had the fight at 58-56 in favor of Barrios 다운로드.

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Enrique Bolanos / R.I.P.

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

On June 4, 2012, at the age of 87, Enrique Bolanos, top lightweight contender, passed away.  I never saw him fight, but had the pleasure of meeting him and his lovely wife Ruby at various boxing venues.  According to people I know that saw him fight, he was a magnificent boxer that packed southland arenas and stadiums in the Los Angeles area like no other in the golden era of boxing (the 40’s and 50’s) 다운로드.

He engaged in over 100 bouts, winning 79, and fought all the best boxers of his time. Some of the top fighters he faced were Manuel Ortiz, Chalky Wright, Ike Williams, Jackie Wilson, Joey Barnum, John Thomas, Art Aragon, Maxie Docusen, Jimmy Carter, and Paddy DeMarco. 

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Benny Leonard vs. Rocky Kansas / Lightweight Championship and RECAP

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

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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The Greatest Lightweights of All Time

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

Over the many years that I have rated fighters in either different weight divisions or from their born countries, this 135 pound weight class is most likely the closest in overall talent 스위치 디아블로3 다운로드.

My usual format is ranking the top dozen (12) with a select group of honorable mentions, but in this division I will rank my top twenty (20) great lightweights 최신 코덱 다운로드.

My rating of boxers is based on the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of their careers as I see fit.  Who-beats-whom at different stages of their careers isn’t a factor in my “pound for pound” formula 다운로드.

There are many situations where one fighter loses to another, and I actually rate the losing fighter with a higher “pound for pound” ranking 코믹 메이플스토리 다운로드.

Some classic examples of my method are, and these are fighters that lost twice to their opponents: Gene Tunney beating Jack Dempsey, Sandy Saddler beating Willie Pep, Jim Jeffries beating Bob Fitzsimmons, Evander Holyfield beating Mike Tyson, Aaron Pryor beating Alexis Arguello, Rafael Herrera beating Ruben Olivares, Iran Barkley beating Tommy Hearns, Oscar De La Hoya beating Julio Cesar Chavez, Riddick Bowe beating Evander Holyfield, Fighting Harada beating Eder Jofre, and it goes on Netbus download!

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Lopez by Unanimous Decision over Lomachenko

By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America, and well respected contributor to since 2008

There was the fight in the ring and then there was the fight on the scorecards 다운로드. When Teofimo Lopez Jr. and Vasiliy Lomachenko faced each other to decide the official undisputed lightweight championship of the world, the fight in the ring was close and, in the view of many, decided in the final round 다운로드. I had Lopez up by a 115-113 score, but it could have been 114-114 or 115-113 in favor of Lomachenko. Yes, it was close, and certainly closer than the scorecards indicated acdsee pro 8 다운로드.

When Lopez and Lomachenko faced off in this unification bout, the opening rounds saw Lopez control the fight with his jabs followed by body shots.  The first half of the fight was a tactical fight with Lopez dominating the action 다운로드.

The biggest shock was that Lopez not only kept his composure, but that he also managed to out-box the master boxer, Lomachenko.  He used his jab to keep Lomachenko off balance and used uppercuts and straight rights to the body.  After the sixth round, ESPN had the fight 59-55 and I had it 60-54 in favor of Lopez.  It was hardly a great fight but a tactical fight which Lopez was winning webm 파일.

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Jim Watt vs. Alexis Arguello / Full Fight Telecast

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This is Alexis Arguello attempting to win his 3rd world title in a different weight class webm 파일.

The date – June 20, 1981, Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom, for the WBC (not WBA as said on video title) Lightweight Championship, scheduled for 15 rounds 다운로드.

Crawford by “KO” over Kavaliauskas

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Saturday night on ESPN, fight fans were treated to an  entertaining three bout boxing show, televised live from New York’s Madison Square Garden 다운로드.

First up was undefeated featherweight Michael Conlan (13-0 / 7 by KO) who remained undefeated, winning a unanimous 10-round decision over Vladimir Nikitin (3-1 / 0 by KO) 다운로드. The official scorecards were 98-92, 99-91, 100-90 … my scoring was 98-92, eight rounds to two for the winner Conlan.

In the co-feature main event unbeaten Teofimo Lopez (15-0 / 12 by KO) scored a second round knockout over IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey (29-3 / 26 by KO) remains.

After a slow start in the first round, Lopez dropped Commey with a spectacularly executed straight right hand 200mb 이상 다운로드. To my amazement Commey beat the count, but Lopez was on him and landed countless barrage of punches as referee David Fields stopped it at 1:13 time of round two 다운로드. With the win Lopez captures a part of the 135 lb. title, and is in line for a mega unification fight with WBA/WBC/ WBO champion Vasility Lomachenko, projected for April 2020 Autoset download.

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It’s Lomachenko in Dominant Win Over Campbell

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Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1 / 10 by KO) added the vacant WBC title belt to his current WBA/WBO lightweight title belts, in defeating Luke Campbell (20-3 / 16 by KO) by a twelve round unanimous decision in an entertaining fight with 20,000 watching at the 02 Arena in London, England 다운로드.

After a feel out first round, won by Campbell, Lomachenko would control every round thereafter, with some of those early rounds being close 광복절 노래. Round five was defining for Lomachenko who won that round huge.

The British fighter Campbell certainly fought as well as he could and stunned Lomachenko in round seven, but the Ukranian fighter Lomachenko asserted himself and turned it around to finish the round strong 더 히트 다운로드.

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