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Boxers Who Have Never Been Knocked Out

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

There are many boxers who have retired having never been knocked out in their respective careers.

The most logical rating formula for compiling such a list would be to judge them according to the quality and level of their competition, or by their total number of fights.

However, I have chosen to rate each on their greatness as a fighter; how I see them pound-for-pound at the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of their great careers.

Arguably, you could move them around, changing the order as you wish; but this likely would be the group at the top of most lists.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Spring 2019 Edition)

Spring is here and once again it’s time to say thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing.

It is my pleasure and I treasure the opportunity to provide the best of boxing as I know it.

A small elite group of people that help enhance dmboxing.com and whom I would like to acknowledge are: 

Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian); Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America); Steve Corbo (Boxing Writer / Proof Reader); Harold Lederman (Hey Harold / Retired HBO World Championship Boxing); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove). [ Note: Rusty was the first to contribute to dmboxing in July 2007. May his friendship and lovely memory live forever. R.I.P. ]

I want to say an extra thank you for those that have purchased my dmboxing products. My newest blue long sleeve t-shirt (see photo above) has sold well and is available at the cost of $20.00 and that includes FREE shipping. To view all of my products, go to the Categories section on this website and click on dmboxing.com Products. Ordering is easy; just send a check, NO cash please, and desired size to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109 and upon receipt your order will be promptly processed. May I add a special thank you to my website t-shirt model, Holly.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Winter 2018 Edition)

As we head into 2019, I wish everybody the best of health and a prosperous Happy New Year!

It is absolutely my pleasure to bring you this website.  There have been 1,551 published feature articles – an average of eleven per month – since the beginning of dmboxing.com which started on July 15, 2007.

I am truly thankful for the special people that continue to help and contribute to the success of this website; they are: Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proofer Reader / PhotoEditing); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America); KathyKraft (Proof Reader); Steve Corbo (Boxing Writer / Proof Reader); Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove / first to contribute to dmboxing in July 2007) as his friendship and lovely memory will never be forgotten (R.I.P.)

For those of you that have purchased website products, thank you for your support, and as holiday gifts this year it was my pleasure to send out approximately 100 calendars to friends and my boxing constituents; if I missed anyone, please contact me and I will kindly and promptly make one available to you.

Speaking of gifts, be sure to reserve your copy of an amazing boxing publication by author Gene Aguilera called “Latino Boxing In Southern California”.  This is Gene’s second book and, like his first, it’s a gem.  Purchase information: price $22.99 (plus shipping and handling); contact Gene at (323) 697-7197 or geneaguilera@sbcglobal.net  

I would like to bring to your attention that coming next month is an outstanding and interesting two-part article piece written by Bob Quackenbush regarding famous outdoor venues of historic fights.  You don’t want to miss it.

As the year 2018 comes to an end, I will have my “Year in Review / Best of in Boxing” top five categories – Fighter, Fight, Round, Knockout, and Upset. These are my personal picks and will be posted during the first week in January 2019 for viewing.

Here are my top “pound for pound” dozen boxers (ending December 2018):

1) Terence Crawford (34-0 / 25 by KO)

2) Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1 / 9 by KO)

3) Oleksandr Usyk (16-0 / 12 by KO)

4) Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1 / 34 by KO)

5) Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2 / 35 by KO)

6) Mikey Garcia (39-0 / 30 by KO)

7) Errol Spence Jr. (24-0 / 21 by KO)

8) Naoya Inoue (17-0 / 15 by KO)

9) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 47-4-1 / 41 by KO)

10) Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1 / 19 by KO)

11) Anthony Joshua (22-0 / 21 by KO)

12) Donnie Nietes (41-1-5 / 23 by KO)

In closing, thanks to everybody for making dmboxing.com a part of your boxing selection!

A special thank you to website hat model, Amy … note – hat is blue in color embroidered with official website logo, adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes – price is $18.00 – includes FREE shipping.

Happy Thanksgiving 2018 … from dmboxing.com

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday … we have so much to be thankful for, and God bless America.

I know you have many choices in boxing, so I greatly appreciate you making this website just one of them – thank you!

Many of my fan base have asked me to share my ranking of the top “pound for pound” boxers today – here’s my current top (12) dozen:

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Fall 2018 Edition)

It’s Fall and here’s wishing everybody well as we come into a new season, and thank you for making my website one of your choices in boxing.  It has been my pleasure since the start of this website in July 2017 to share information with you from my almost 60 years of wealth in boxing.

I want to say thank you to those that have purchased my dmboxing.com products, and also to you who have recently have sent in for my newest long sleeve blue t-shirt.  To see all of the products that are available, go to the Categories section on this website and click onto dmboxing.com Products.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Summer 2018 Edition)

It’s Summer time folks and I thank you for making my website one of your choices in boxing.  It is my absolute pleasure to provide the best of David Martinez Boxing that I can offer.

This month is my 11th anniversary; it was on July 15, 2007 that I first brought dmboxing.com full circle for all boxing fans world-wide.  In the eleven years, I have made an amazing 1,492 publications on this site, an average of 11 postings per month.  

To celebrate 11 years, I am offering my official website hat at $18.00.  The hat is an attractive blue in color, embroidered with website logo on front and website address on back side.  It has an adjustable Velcro strap, so one size fits all.

To order, send check (NO cash please) to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 … as my anniversary offer, I am including FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Spring 2018 Edition)

It’s Spring time and let me first say thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing.  It is my absolute pleasure to bring the best of David Martinez Boxing that I can offer.

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, I am offering my official website hat at a whopping 20 percent off its regular price of $18.00.  That brings the discounted  price to $13.50 and this includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA.  This is limited offer will expire  April 30, 2018.  The hat is blue in color, embroidered with website logo on front and website address on back. It has an adjustable Velcro strap, so one size fits all.

To order, send your check or money order, NO cash please, to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.  Upon receipt your order will be promptly processed.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Winter 2018 Edition)

As we head into 2018, I want to wish everybody the best of health and a prosperous New Year!

As your website publisher, I will continue to give you my best in boxing with honesty and credibility as my top priorities.

A small group of people that help make this website a success and I would sincerely like to acknowledge them here: Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Lead Assistant), Tom Donelson (Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Historian), Steve Corbo (Guest Posts and Proof Reader), Harold Lederman HBO World Championship Boxing / Hey Harold!), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), and in memory of Rusty Rubin (R.I.P.) who was the first contributor to my website upon its beginning in July 2007, may his soul rest peacefully in heaven with Lord.

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Year in Review / The Best in Boxing 2017

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com 

I have assembled my “personal” choices in boxing for the past year 2017 in five major categories, and my “pound for pound” ranking for the year ending 2017. Picks are solely my opinion, as I sincerely respect and welcome the opinions of others – thank you!

 

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR:  Vasyl Lomachenko / WBO Super Featherweight Champion 

vs. Jason Sosa (RTD 9) April 8, 2017 / vs. Miguel Marriaga (RTD 7) August 5, 2017 /

Guillermo Rigondeaux (RTD 6) December 9, 2017

*****  Runner Up’s:

***** Terence Crawford  

*****  Andre Ward 

 

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Fall 2017 Edition)

As we now enter the new Fall season, let me say once again how truly delighted I am to bring you the best in boxing with my website.

I thank you all that have written with comments and opinions. Your input fuels me to do my very best.

The key people that help make dmboxing.com a success are John Boitnott (WebMaster), Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Lead Assistant), Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer), Steve Corbo (Guest Posts and Proof Reader), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing / Hey Harold!), and in his memory, Rusty Rubin (R.I.P.) who was the first to contribute to this website upon its founding in July 2007; may your soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord.

Because many people have asked, for the record, my scorecard on the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez middleweight title fight was 116-112, 8 rounds to 4 for GGG. I respect others opinions as well and I hope they will honor mine. I personally feel that judge Adalaide Byrd should be barred from judging any major fights of importance (period).

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