(Fall 2019 Edition)
The Fall season is here and once again it’s that time to say thank you to all 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 to everyone.
A small team 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 (R.I.P. / Hey Harold / HBO World Championship Boxing); and Rusty Rubin (R.I.P. / In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove). [Note: Rusty was the first to contribute to dmboxing in July 2007].
The young ladies that have modeled my products over the years have certainly added beauty and, although not professional models, they have contributed with class and charm.
The attractive website hat displayed in the photo above (thank you model Sandria) is a top selling product. It is embroidered with the official logo on the front and website address on the backside. It has an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes. To order, send check or money order (NO cash please) in the amount of $18.50 to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109 … and this includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA mail zones.
It has now been two months since we lost one the greatest boxers, Pernell Whitaker. He was a champion in four different weight divisions, and accumulated an outstanding professional record of 40 wins, 4 losses, one draw, and one no-contest, with 17 by knockout. Many have asked me where I rank him amongst the elite lightweights of all time. My ranking is at #6, with my top ten being (in order) Benny Leonard, Roberto Duran, Joe Gans, Tony Canzoneri, Jimmy McLarnin, Pernell Whitaker, Carlos Ortiz, Ike Williams, Freddie Welsh, and Battling Nelson.
I am very active on Facebook, as some might know, and I also contribute a few of my selected article pieces to the various boxing blogs. I also treasure being connected to friends that offer their positive input and expertise on boxing, and they are: Khadi Madama, Eamo Clyne, Tre Berry III, Buddy Gibbs, Robert Chingiz Vladimir, Rick Gagne, Darin Dobson, George Rodriguez, Scott Ganipe, Henry Hascup, Gene Aguilera, Joel Foose, Eddie Gates, Jim Amato, Kevin Kenn, Steve Rodarte, Ted Sares, Michael Culbert, Tom Linville, Riachard Schwartz, Ernie Barraza, Rudy Mondragon, Mike Lickers, Bryan Peele, Monte Cox, Ernie Arroyo, Greg Gorecky, Hugo Corral, Joe D. Maree, Peter Silkov, Burney Spencer, Dave Trujillo, David King, David Harrington, Roy Bennett, Dennis Rappaport, Dan Ankofski, Duane Lephart, Michael Atkins, Kevin Sanders, Tina Quarry-Lang, Rick Glaser, Andrew Senior, Jeneva Warren, Robert Mondragon, Stephen Donatelli, Chris Wey, and Aram Alkhazoff. The amazing thing about these people is that we all have a difference of opinions, but honor each other with respect and class. If I have missed anybody on my list, pardon me, my apology.
In closing, I want to say thank you to all that have kindly supported this website with your loyalty; its an honor to serve you!
Here’s my current ranking of the top “pound for pound” dozen (12) boxers:
(as of September 23, 2019)
1 – Terence Crawford (35-0 / 26 by KO)
2 – Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1 / 10 by KO)
3 – Oleksandr Usyk (16-0 / 12 by KO)
4 – Naoya Inoue (18-0 / 16 by KO)
5 – Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2 / 35 by KO)
6 – Errol Spence Jr. (25-0 / 21 by KO)
7 – Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3 / 27 by KO)
8 – Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1 / 35 by KO)
9 – Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1 / 19 by KO)
10 – Donnie Nietes (42-1-5 / 23 by KO)
11 – Mikey Garcia (39-1 / 30 by KO)
12 – Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2 / 39 by KO)