FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Winter 2019 Edition)

As we come into 2020, I wish everybody the best of health and a prosperous Happy New Year 다운로드!

It is absolutely a pleasure to bring you this website. There have been 1,669 published feature article pieces since the beginning of dmboxing.com which started on July 15, 2007 현대 산스 폰트 다운로드.

I am truly blessed by a special group of people that have added their support and continue to help the success of this website 다운로드. They are Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader / Photo Input), Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Steve Corbo (Proof Reader / Boxing Writer), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian), and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader) mpg 파일.

There are two people who are not with us anymore … may their souls rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord … that were so special to me and dmboxing.com as they added their expertise and input for which I am so grateful; they are: Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove) who was the first to contribute to dmboxing.com in July 2007; and Harold Lederman (Hey Harold / HBO World Championship Boxing) 다운로드. I miss tremendously both men as my friends, and they will never be forgotten (R.I.P.).

I also want to say thank you to the young lovely ladies that model for this website 선암여고 탐정단 다운로드. They are my friends and certainly add beauty to dmboxing.com.

For the many that have purchased my website products, thank you for your support and loyalty 다운로드. It means a lot and is much appreciated.

As the year 2019 comes to an end,  be sure to see my “Year in Review / Best of in Boxing” in these six categories – Fighter, Fight, Round, Knockout, Upset, and Prospect of the year selections. These are my personal picks and are always posted just after January 1st for viewing.

Here’s my current Top 12 “pound for pound” dozen boxers, for the end of the year 2019:

1) Terence Crawford (36-0 / 27 by KO)

2) Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1 / 10 by KO)

3) Naoya Inoue (19-0 / 16 by KO)

4) Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2 / 36 by KO)

5) Oleksandr Usyk (16-0 / 12 by KO)

6) Errol Spence Jr. (25-0 / 21 by KO)

7) Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1 / 35 by KO)

8) Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3 / 26 by KO)

9) Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1 / 19 by KO)

10) Artur Beterbiev (15-0 / 15 by KO)

11) Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2 / 39 by KO)

12) Mikey Garcia (39-1 / 30 by KO)

In closing, I want to respectfully pay tribute to my friend Don Fraser who passed away on October 31, 2019, at the age of 92.  He was the true “Mr. Boxing” in every sense of the word. He was a great mentor to many and his accomplishments in boxing include promoter, matchmaker, publicist, writer, corner man, Executive Officer for the California Athletic Commission, President of the Golden State Boxer’s Association, and President and Founder of the California Boxing Hall of Fame, a position from which he retired in December 2018.

Don was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1987 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. He was also honored in a special ceremony, “Salute To Don Fraser”, by the National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2018.

Prior to my own induction on September 22, 2007 into the California Boxing Hall of Fame, Senior Sports writer Mark Patton wrote a feature article for our local Santa Barbara News Press. He called Don Fraser for his comments and here’s a small excerpt of Don’s words from that article piece:

“David’s boxing collection is wall-to-wall, and it’s everywhere in his home,” said Don Fraser, president of the California Boxing Hall of Fame. “He has things in his bathrooms, his bedroom, all the walls in the kitchen, the garage.”

“There are a lot of people interested in boxing and collecting and whatnot — we have several here (in Los Angeles) — but I don’t think they match David’s energy and interest.”

“Martinez’s collection includes an over 100-year-old cigar box with a picture of heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries on the cover. He was the original Great White Hope who fought Jack Johnson (in 1910),” he pointed out.

“The thing about David is that he’s a genuinely nice guy,” Fraser said. “You run across guys who do this sort of thing to make money, but he’s not looking for something for himself.”

“He does all this out of the goodness of his heart.”

I will never forget Don Fraser as a friend and for his wealth of boxing knowledge that he honorably shared with everyone. May his soul rest peacefully in heaven.

Again and again, I thank you for making dmboxing.com a part of your boxing agenda!

In this edition, a special thank you to my website model, Serena. She is displaying the website hat which is blue in color and embroidered with the official website logo. It includes an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes. The price is $18.50 and includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the USA mailing zones.

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One thought on “FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

  1. David, your team is top notch. It’s no wonder you have such a top notch site going on here. You are truly blessed with the friends you have made thru bixing and I am truly blessed to have you as my friend. I like your top 12 better than all the others I have seen because you rate Inoue a tad higher than most and Canelo not at number one. I have Inoue at 1 and Nelo at 7. Surprised that Nietes has dropped from your top 12. RIP to Don Fraser and Harold Lederman. They are truly missed. I wish I could buy more products without answeing to the wife.

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