FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

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 (35-0 / 24 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.

2 thoughts on “FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

  1. Thank you for all you and your staff do David. 2018 has been an interesting year for me, 2019 is sure to bring excitement with the baby being induced today!

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