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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter R.I.P.

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com 

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on May 7, 2014

I remember watching the “Friday Night Fights” on TV with my father and friends back in the early sixties, seeing Rubin “Hurricane” Carter as a top middleweight contender.

On April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday, Rubin passed away at the age of 76 after suffering from prostate cancer.

Rubin was nicknamed “Hurricane” because of his ferocity and punching power. He never achieved the title of world champion, but is always remembered for stopping two-division champion Emile Griffith in the first round in 1963. He fought for the middleweight title in 1964, losing a unanimous 15 round decision to Joey Giardello. Rubin had a professional ring record of 27 wins, 12 losses, and 1 draw with 19 knockouts.

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Hey Harold!

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My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video clips regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at the WBA/IBF/ interim WBC middleweight championship Gennady Golovkin (34-0 / 31 by KO) vs. Dominic Wade (18-0 / 12 by KO ) scheduled for 12 rounds, airing on HBO this Saturday, April 23, 2016 from The Forum, Inglewood, California.

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Hey Harold!

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My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video links regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look at Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2 / 38 by KO) vs. Timothy Bradley (33-1-1 / 13 by KO) welterweight fight, scheduled for 12 rounds – airing on HBO this Saturday, April 9, from the MGM Grand, Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The 25 Greatest Boxers of All Time

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

I have been asked by many who I consider the greatest boxers of all time. I have my top, dynamite-dozen (12), greatest “pound for pound” listed alphabetically in my bio in the menu section of this website since its inception in July 2007, but not in order by ranking.

In this article, I rank these great fighters at the absolute prime/height/peak/pinnacle of their careers. I am not concerned with who-beat-who, and there is no bias shown for favorite fighters.  For example, my two personal favorites are Marvin Hagler and Alexis Arguello; they were great but didn’t make the list.

The fighters that I have listed can be switched around to suit your ranking, but I truly believe that these twenty-five are in that first tier. The second tier of twenty-five includes, just to name a few, Hagler, Arguello, Sugar Ray Leonard, Aaron Pryor, Julio Cesar Chavez, Ruben Olivares, Carlos Zarate, George Dixon, Abe Attell, Jose Napoles, Terry McGovern, Bob Foster, Sandy Saddler, Fighting Harada, Flash Elorde and Tommy Ryan.

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Hey Harold!

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My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with his short video clips regarding upcoming fights.

Here’s a look the WBA interim heavyweight championship Luis Ortiz (24-0 / 21 by KO) vs. Tony Thompson (40-6 / 27 by KO) and the vacant WBO welterweight championship Sadam Ali (22-0 / 13 by KO) vs. Jessie Vargas (26-1 / 9 by KO) airing on HBO this Saturday, March 5 from Washington D.C.

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Henry Calles Fights To (Another) Sensational DRAW

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

Last Saturday night, November 28, 2015, Henry Calles (1-0-3) fought Lucius Johnson (2-0-1) to a majority draw at the Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure.

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I was a second in Henry’s corner and so certainly had the best ringside seat in the house to clearly see it wasn’t a draw and I did not agree with the judge’s scorecards. Their scores were 39-37 in favor of Calles, with the two other judges scoring it identical 38-38 … my score was 39-37 … three rounds to one for Calles.

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