(Winter 2016 Edition)
Happy New Year 2016 to everyone!
It is always my honor to say thank you to the small group of people that make this website the success that it is. They are John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); Harold Lederman (Hey Harold!); Steve Corbo (Guest Posts); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader); and always “IN MEMORY OF” to Rusty Rubin, my first writer on this website in July 2007 (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove).
The top fights that I “personally” would like to see and that would be the best for boxing in 2016 (in order) are: Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez (middleweights), Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury (heavyweights), Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward (light heavyweights), Leo Santa Cruz vs. Vasyl Lomachenko (featherweights), Guillermo Rigondeaux, vs. Scott Quigg (super bantamweights), Roman Gonzalez vs. Carlos Cuadras (super flyweights), Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol (super lightweights), Naoya Inque vs. Kazuto Ioka (super flyweights), and Luis Ortiz vs. Alexander Povetkin (heavyweights).
I would like to again remind boxing fans that there is a great publication written by Gene Aguilera called “Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles.” It is an excellent read about the rich boxing history and fighters of the Los Angeles and Southern California area. Gene adds outstanding photos in black and white format, 128 pages, chronologically segregated into the different decades. This book is truly a collectors piece to add to your boxing library. To purchase your copy, contact Gene by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A special thank you to Garrett Gerstenberger at Isla Vista Screen Printing who is the maker of the official dmboxing.com t-shirt … for those in the Santa Barbara, California area, a stop at his place of business is a must to view the excellent display of products he offers or he will design your own custom product. The address is 6565 Trigo Road, Goleta, CA 93117 … www.THEIVSP.COM
Here’s a look at my top dozen (12) “pound for pound” ranking starting the year 2016:
1) Roman Gonzalez (44-0 / 38 by KO)
2) Gennady Golovkin (34-0 . 31 by KO)
3) Guilllermo Rigondeaux (16-0 / 10 by KO)
4) Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1 / 25 by KO)
5) Andre Ward (28-0 / 15 by KO)
6) Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2 / 38 by KO)
7) Terence Crawford (27-0 / 19 by KO)
8) Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1 / 32 by KO)
9) Timothy Bradley (32-1-1 / 12 by KO)
10) Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1 / 17 by KO)
11) Juan Francisco Estrada (33-2 / 24 by KO)
12) Danny Garcia (31-0 / 18 by KO)
Honorable Mention (in order): Naoya Inque, Vasyl Lomachenko, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Miguel Cotto, Erislandy Lara, Keith Thurman, Kell Brook
I know you have many choices in boxing … thank you for making this website one of them!