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The Year 2009 … It Was a Very Sad Year (R.I.P.)

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

They say things happen in 3’s, but in 2009 it happened to be 3 + 3 = 6, in the boxing world 다운로드.

I will always remember, in the height / peak / and pinnacle in each of their careers, the passing of six outstanding boxers.

Jose Torres / Light Heavyweight Champion,1965-66 (41-3-1 / 29 by KO) 모닝스페셜.

Fought fighters such as Willie Pastrano, Carl “Bobo” Olson, Eddie Cotton, Don Fullmer, Wayne Thornton, Tom McNeeley, Benny “Kid” Paret, and other top contenders 다운로드.

Torres was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997.

Date of Death: January 19, 2009

Ingemar Johansson / Heavyweight Champion, 1959-60 (26-2 / 17 by KO) javascript 로컬 파일 다운로드.

Fought fighters such as Floyd Patterson, Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, Eddie Machen, and Brian London.

Johansson was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1988 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002 맥북 포토샵 무료.

Date of Death: January 30, 2009

Alexis Arguello / WBA Featherweight Champion 1974-76, WBC Super Featherweight Champion 1978-80, WBC Lightweight Champion 1981-83 (77-8 / 62 by KO).

Fought fighters such as Jose Legra, Ernesto Marcel, Art Hafey, Ruben Olivares, Royal Kobayashi, Godfrey Stevens, Alfredo Escalera, Rey Tam, Vilomar Fernandez, Rafael Limon, Bobby Chacon, Ruben Castillo, Rolando Boza-Edwards, Cornelius Boza-Edwards, Jose Luis Ramirez, Jim Watt, Andrew Ganigan, Aaron Pryor, Claude Noel and other top contenders.

Arguello was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992 and the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.

Date of Death: July 1, 2009

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Rusty Rubin (R.I.P.) Remembering a Friend

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

When I think about the many friends I have met in over fifty years of being involved in boxing – one name surfaces to the top – Rusty Rubin 다운로드.

This week, on Tuesday November 11, 2014, Rusty, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Reno, Nevada.

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I met Rusty back in 1997 upon my entry into the World Boxing Hall of Fame as a Director of the Board.  He would always come to our annual banquet and we “instantly” became friends from that point forward in life.  I wrote articles for his RingSports Magazine and when I founded my website dmboxing.com in July 2007; he offered and was my first feature writer with his award winning column “In Rusty’s Corner” 다운로드.

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Earnie Shavers (R.I.P.)

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

With the recent passing of top rated heavyweight Earnie Shavers on September 1, 2022, the day after his 78th birthday, I am sharing an article that my good friend Jim Amato (R.I.P.) wrote on Shavers which was published on February 11, 2009 on www.dmboxing.com 다운로드. Also included are a few personal photos of Shavers, and my autographed Sports Illustrated magazine covers; the S.I. articles regard his legendary championship fights with Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes … may Mr 윈도우10 msdn 다운로드. Earnie Shavers rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord!

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It was to be the last time the incomparable Muhammad Ali would ever successfully defend the heavyweight championship 맥북 엑셀 2010. It would be held in boxing’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. It would also feature Ohio’s most popular heavyweight of the last quarter century, Earnie Shavers 클래시로얄 무료 다운로드.

The “Acorn” as Ali had dubbed Shavers would be a prohibitive underdog. He was accorded a puncher’s chance at best against the aging but still crafty king of the heavyweights 채널 j 다운로드. What transpired the night of September 29, 1977 established Earnie as a legitimate contender and forecast the soon to be demise of “The Greatest”.

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Carlos Ortiz (R.I.P.)


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On June 13, 2022 the boxing world lost a great champion 스파크 다운로드. Carlos Ortiz passed away at the age of 85. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on September 9, 1936.

Ortiz began his outstanding professional career in 1955 with a first round knockout over Harry Bell in New York 다운로드.

He suffered his first loss losing to Johnny Busso via 10 round split decision on June 27, 1958. Ortiz was 21 years old and held an undefeated ring record of 26-0 entering that bout 안드로이드 한영사전 다운로드. Three months later in September, Ortiz reversed his loss with a convincing 10 round decision win. Both Busso fights were held at Madison Square Garden, New York 다운로드.

After posting a ring record of 29 wins, 2 losses, and one no-decision, Ortiz met Kenny Lane for the vacant junior welterweight / super lightweight title in New York on June 12, 1959 다운로드. Lane had given Ortiz a 10 round loss prior, on December 31, 1958, but this time Ortiz would win by knockout after two rounds to become the second Puerto Rican world champion since Sixto Escobar did it more than thirty years before.

In 1960, Ortiz defended his 140 pound title twice, knocking out Battling Torres and taking a 15 round decision over Duilio Loi. Also in 1960, Ortiz and Loi met in a rematch and Ortiz lost a 15 round decision. Ortiz and Loi fought their rubber match on May 10, 1961, with Loi winning a 15 round decision.

In 1962, Ortiz moved down in weight to lightweight and challenged champion Joe Brown. On April 21, Ortiz won a 15 round decision over Brown to win his second world title, and I remember it well, watching the fight on TV with my father on that Saturday evening.

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Johnny Lira and Lenny LaPaglia (R.I.P.)

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In December, 2012 I lost a good friend, Johnny Lira, to liver disease 익스플로러 동영상 다운로드. He campaigned as a lightweight back in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. At one time he was the WBA’s #1 rated lightweight in the world. He also won the USBA lightweight title in spectacular fashion when he knocked out the undefeated Andy Ganigan 배틀 그라운드 무료. Nicknamed the “Hawaiian Punch”, Ganigan had a record of 25 – 0, with 23 wins by KO and he was looking to keep busy, while waiting for a shot at then champion, Roberto Duran 원랜디 6.1 다운로드. Johnny seemed a safe enough tune-up, he was only 14-0-1 with 8 wins by KO. The smart guys figured he’d go a few rounds, give Ganigan a little work and in short order become KO victim number 24 매드 파더. But the smart guys never could get a handle on the tough kid from Grand Avenue on the west side of Chicago.

Lira got his shot at a world championship in front of a home town crowd, when he took on WBA Lightweight Champion Ernesto Espana in 1979 다운로드. The fight was televised on the old ABC Wide World of Sports with Howard Cosell calling the action. What a fight it was! Cosell called it even after five. Lira knocked down the champ in the seventh and it looked like he was going to put him away. But Espana fought back hard. That’s what champions do! Lira was dropped near the end of the 8th, then suffered a severely lacerated right eye and picked up a broken jaw. The ringside doctor stopped the fight after the ninth round.

There were more ring wars to come. After Espana, Lira’s career included losses to Willie “Fireball” Rodriguez, Howard Davis, Jr. and Alfredo Escalera . There were also wins over rugged Bobby Plegge, Al Ford  and Sammy Matos! Lira finally hung up the gloves in 1984 with a record of 29-6-1 with 15 wins by KO.

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I am now sad to report the loss of another friend and Chicago fighter, Lenny LaPaglia. He passed away at home, on July 06, 2013. Like Lira, Lenny was also a westsider, from Melrose Park. Lenny had a pro career that spanned 15 years. His record stood at 36-9 with 33 wins by KO. He was the Illinois State Light Heavyweight Champion and the first IBO World Champion, when he was crowned IBO Light heavyweight Champ in 1993. He also fought and lost to Tommy Hearns for the WBU Cruiserweight Title

But if you are from Chicago, Lenny will forever be linked with fellow Chicagoan, John Collins and their war for the Illinois State Middleweight Title. This was one of the last great, probably the last great, fights held in Chicago. The bout took place March 20, 1983. Collins was a Southside Irish American, the son of a Chicago Police Lieutenant. He had a record of 26-0 with 24 wins by KO. LaPaglia was a Westside Italian American, with a record of 19-0 with 18 wins by KO. Los Angeles may have had Danny “Little Red” Lopez vs. “School Boy” Bobby Chacon, but Chicago had LaPaglia vs. Collins!

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Arnie Koslow / R.I.P.

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A dear friend to the boxing community recently passed away last month (January 2013) Arnie Koslow at the age of 88 유 유베 다운로드. Arnie was loved by all that knew him and was an honored member of the Golden State Boxer’s Association and was on hand for almost every luncheon that are held by the organization on a weekly basis 다운로드.

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Danny Valdez / R.I.P.

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

I am deeply saddened by the recent passing of a friend and former standout boxer, Danny Valdez, who passed away on February 28, 2021 at the age of 81 years old 그녀는 예뻤다 2회.

I first saw Danny fight on June 15, 1961 at the historic Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

I took the Greyhound Bus from Santa Barbara down to Los Angeles (100 mile trip) to meet my uncle on that Thursday to see Danny fight undefeated Tony Herrera (18-0) in their scheduled 12 round bout which was billed as the vacant USA California State Featherweight Championship 다운로드.

Danny won by 8th round knockout, and, ironically, as I remembered that fight, it was my first time seeing another soon-to-be friend, Joey Olmos, who was the referee 사람 아이콘 다운로드.

It was my 13th birthday, and my uncle also treated me the next night to see Freddie Blassie and the wrestling matches at the same venue – the Olympic Auditorium 원랜디 5.1 다운로드.

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Enrique Bolanos / R.I.P.

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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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Marvelous Marvin Hagler (R.I.P.)

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

Upon learning of the sudden death of Marvin Hagler on March 13, 2021 at his New Hampshire home at the age of 66, my mind instantly switched into the mode of years-gone-by as I relived memories of this great fighter 다운로드. Hagler along with Alexis Arguello are my favorite boxers.

Marvin Hagler was born on May 23, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey, and in his childhood years moved to Brockton, Massachusetts. 

In 1969, Hagler took up boxing and met Pat and Goody Petronelli at their Brockton boxing gym 다운로드. They would become his trainers and managers throughout his amateur and professional careers.

In 1973, Hagler won the National AAU 165-pound championship by defeating U.S 텔레그램 일괄 다운로드. Marine standout Terry Dobbs and that same year also won the USA National title. His amateur record was 55 wins, with only one loss.

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Eddie Futch – Remembering In Honor and Respect

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

October is the anniversary month of the passing of Eddie Futch 다운로드. Eddie was born on August 9, 1911, in Hillsboro, Mississippi, and passed away on October 10, 2001. There have been, past and present, many great trainers in boxing and when I think of my personal best, that has to be Eddie 다운로드. He is just ahead of my next five, and (alphabetically) they are: Cus D’Amato, Jack Blackburn, Charley Goldman, Bill Slayton, and Emanuel Steward – quite a group 다운로드!

Eddie was simply the man that I consider #1, the best boxing trainer during my lifetime of following the sport. He trained or managed twenty-two world champions, which included Don Jordan, Hedgemon Lewis, Bob Foster, Joe Frazier, Virgil Hill, Ken Norton, Alexis Arguello, Michael Spinks, Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Wayne McCullough, Montell Griffin, Marlon Starling, and Mike McCallum, to name a few 다운로드.

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