Category Archives: Rankings

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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Pound for Pound

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I thank everyone that has contacted me with fan mail input. It’s a good feeling to be appreciated and respected.

In the past few years the three most asked questions have been: Who is the greatest boxer of all time? (Answer: Sugar Ray Robinson) Who would win between Muhammad Ali vs. Mike Tyson? (Answer: Ali) Who are the best prospects in boxing today? (Answer: Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Eddie Ramirez).

But as of late, most write in asking (and with their opinions): Who are the best pound for pound?

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez


(Spring 2017 Edition)

Next week is officially the start of Spring and let me say as we start a new season, how truly delighted I am to bring the best in boxing, as I know it, with my website to everyone. I would like to say thank you for all those that have written in support and offered input. Also to the many that have purchased dmboxing.com products.

This website is coming up into its 10th year since it began on July 15, 2007. The people that have contributed over the years have done so in such a positive and professional way.

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Why Mike Tyson is NOT in My Top Ten

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on September 8, 2008


By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

I have rated many fighters in many different divisions, eras, and ethnic groups. One of my first ranking features that I posted on this Web site (see Archives / August 2007 or Rankings on menu to view) was my view of the top ten heavyweights of all time (i.e.) “Rating the Heavies”, in which I have gotten some criticism for not including Mike Tyson in my elite group.

First let me say that it is always a pleasure to write what I have seen in my 48 years of following boxing as a sport I deeply love. I have seen every heavyweight champion fight, either by living during his era, by film or by speaking with individuals who actually saw these champions fight, even at the turn of the 20th century. I respect everyone’s opinions and, of course, have mine to tell after having studied this very subject, giving a great degree of research on my part.

As I get older, the majority of people who have disputed that Tyson could have beaten Ali or Holmes if they fought in their primes are mostly people whom, if I asked, “Who was Cassius Clay?”, would not know the answer any more than they would know that George Reeves was the first Superman. This simply tells me that they never knew the fighter that beat a more feared man than Tyson ever was, that being Sonny Liston, and who also survived the biggest knock down in his career in the 1963 Henry Cooper fight, and all when he was Cassius Clay.

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Year in Review / The Best in Boxing 2016

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I have assembled my personal choices in boxing for the past year 2016 in the five major categories, and my “pound for pound” ranking for the year ending 2016. Picks are solely my opinion, as I sincerely respect and welcome the opinions of others – thank you!

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Vasyl Lomachenko

Roman Martinez (KO 5)

June 11, 2016 / WBO Super Featherweight Championship

Madison Square Garden, New York

Nicholas Walters (RTD 7)

November 26, 2016 / WBO Super Featherweight Championship

Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada

*** Runner Up: Carl Frampton

Scott Quigg (SD 12)

February 27, 2016 / IBF and WBA Featherweight Championship

Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Leo Santa Cruz (MD 12)

July 30, 2016 / WBA Featherweight Championship

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Winter 2016 Edition)

It’s the time of year to say…  Merry Christmas Everybody!

As we wind down 2016 and approach the new year of 2017, I want to say thank you to a group of people that make this website the huge success that it is. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reading and Photo Editing); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing / Hey Harold!); Steve Corbo (Guest Post and Advisor); Adam Pollock (Book Reviews); and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader); and in memory of my friend Rusty Rubin, the former editor of Ring Sports Magazine, and the first contributor to dmboxing.com in July 2007 with his award winning column In Rusty’s Corner and Glove2Glove. May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven with God forever.

In appreciation of this wonderful group of people that help me so much with the website, I am giving them a special friendship gift for Christmas, my official dmboxing.com pen, to sincerely say thank you!

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Fall 2016 Edition)

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As Fall is now here, it is time again to say thank you to a group of people that kindly contribute to this website. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master), Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing ), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), Tom Donelson (Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer), Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing / Hey Harold!), Adam Pollock (Book Reviews), Steve Corbo (Advisor and Guest Post), and in memory of a man and a friend that we all miss, the former editor of Ring Sports Magazine – and at the birth of this website in July 2007, my first contributor – Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner and Glove2Glove). May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven with the Lord.
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I also want to thank the lovely ladies that display my website products – these girls are not professional models but are my friends who add their beauty in contributing.
I have many that write to me with comments and questions or with personal concerns and I honor your input with the fullest respect.

 

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Recently a boxer / friend, Bobby Chacon, passed away. Many have written in on his behalf with prayers and concern. This has to be the greatest tribute coming from his fans and peers in boxing. For those that might have missed my article piece on Bobby Chacon, R.I.P., published on this website September 10, 2016, I will repost it in memory of Bobby for viewing in three weeks. I also want to acknowledge some people that were a huge part of Bobby’s life in a loving, caring way: Rosie Legaspi, Mad Michael Donohue, and Laura Busic Carlson – thank you!
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