FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Summer 2021 Edition)

It’s Happy Anniversary time once again for as it turns 14 years old this month, officially on July 15th.

It was back in 2007 that the birth of my website began and I am so grateful to celebrate another year, with many more to come.

There have been over 1,800 published article features on the website, and along the way it’s truly been a blessing to have met and become acquainted with such a wonderful fan base of friends 다운로드.

I want to acknowledge a special group of people that have enhanced the success of my website. First is John Boitnott, the original web-master and publisher that had the vision to believe in me and believed that I could provide my boxing expertise in a positive way to others world-wide 다운로드.

The team of others that certainly have contributed with the highest of standards are Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader / Photo Editing), Tom Donelson (Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), and Steve Corbo (Proof Reader / Boxing Writer).

There are also three individuals that are no longer with us (R.I.P.) and may their souls rest peacefully in heaven – Rusty Rubin, Harold Lederman and Jim Amato 다운로드. These three provided in an incredible way from their wealth of knowledge in boxing, and their contributions are simply unmeasurable.

Rusty was my first writer and featured his monthly column, In Rusty’s Corner, and also his Glove2Glove which offered prayers to the sick and deceased.

Harold was absolutely on it with his Hey Harold, a video feature that previewed all upcoming major fights shown on HBO World Championship Boxing 블레이징 스타.

Jim Amato was nothing less than brilliant with his feature stories on boxers of the past and present, plus sharing his terrific collection of boxing memorabilia.

The list is lengthy, but all who modeled my clothing attire, hats, and other products are just so special – thank you.

In this edition, I want to thank model Lydia for displaying the hat 경력 이력서 양식. This is blue in color and embroidered with the official logo on the front, and the website address on the back. It has an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes. For purchasing, kindly send $17.95 by check or money order (NO cash please) to:

David Martinez / Boxing Historian

810 Coronel Street

Santa Barbara

California 93109

The price includes FREE mail shipping to any of the USA mailing zones.

I have had the pleasure of receiving and responding to many opinions.  My intent has always been, and will always be, to be honest with credibility, these being of the highest priority. The majority of differences largely comes with the ranking of the boxers. In my over sixty years of involvement in boxing, I can’t recall any of the top boxing historians ever having the exact same order of fighters ranked.  I honor others, as they hopefully will honor my assessments in boxing.

I have had the luxury of meeting some of the top people in boxing and one that comes to mind would be boxing historian Al Nelson, who was the curator at the Jeffries Barn Museum, Buena Park, California.

In the late 1960’s was when I first met Nelson. He certainly was the most knowledgeable person that I have ever known, that knew boxing the best at the turn of the 20th century, as he had lived it.

Nelson provided my education as I learned at a very young age about such fighters, just to name a few, as Jim Jeffries, Tommy Ryan, Jack Johnson, Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Tommy Burns, Marvin Hart, Tom Sharkey, Joe Choynski, Jack Root, Battling Nelson, Joe Gans, Stanley Ketchel, Philadelphia Jack O’Brien, Benny Leonard, Harry Greb, Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney. 

A quote from Nelson that I never forgot was: “Fitzsimmons was the most underrated puncher I have ever seen, and his solar plexus punch was a perfect hook to the body.”

Nelson was such a kind man, and with a laugh once told me: “Hey kid, you’re like a sponge absorbing all my personal stories on these great fighters.”

But a highlight of the many times I visited him was in the early 1970’s, just before he passed away. He gave me something that is truly a magnificent treasure amongst the items in my boxing collection – a cigar box cover, circa 1900, with the image of undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Jim Jeffries.

Al Nelson was such treasure, and I was extremely fortunate that our paths crossed during our lifetimes – thank you Lord!

In closing, I want to express my appreciation to everyone of you that have chosen as one of your many choices in the sport we have lived and learned to love.

Here’s my “Pound for Pound” rating of the top 35 active boxers (as of: July 10, 2021)

1) Terence Crawford (37-0 / 28 by KO)

2) Canelo Alvarez (56-1-2 / 38 by KO)

3) Naoya Inoue (21-0 / 18 by KO)

4) Oeksandr Usyk (18-0 / 13 by KO)

5) Errol Spence Jr. (27-0 / 21 by KO)

6) Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3 / 28 by KO)

7) Teofimo Lopez (16-0 / 12 by KO)

8) Josh Taylor (18-0 / 13 by KO)

9) Vasiliy Lomachecko (15-2 / 11 by KO)

10) Gennady Golovkin (41-1-1 / 36 by KO)

11) Tyson Fury (30-0-1 / 21 by KO)

12) Gervonta Davis (25-0 / 24 by KO)

13) Oscar Valdez 29-0 / 23 by KO)

14) Artur Beterbiev (16-0 / 16 by KO)

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

16) Jermall Charlo (32-0 / 22 by KO)

17) Anthony Joshua (24-1 / 22 by KO)

18) David Benavidez (24-0 / 21 by KO)

19) Kazuto Ioka (26-2 / 15 by KO)

20) Deontay Wilder (42-1-1 / 41 by KO)

21) Kenshiro Teraji (18-0 / 10 by KO)

22) Chocolatito Gonzalez (50-3 / 41 by KO)

23) Nonito Donaire (41-6 / 27 by KO)

24) Dmity Bivol (18-0 / 11 by KO)

25) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (50-5-1 / 43 by KO)

26) Jaime Munguia (37-0 / 30 by KO)

27) Wanheng Menatothin (54-1 / 18 by KO)

28) Gary Russell Jr. (31-1 / 18 by KO)

29) Shakur Stevenson (16-0 / 8 by KO)

30) Mairis Bredis (27-1 / 19 by KO)

31) Jermell Charlo (34-1 / 18 by KO)

32) Vergil Ortiz Jr. (17-0 / 17 by KO)

33) Devin Haney (26-0 / 15 by KO)

34) Tim Tszyu (18-0 / 14 by KO)

35) Caleb Plant (21-0 / 12 by KO)

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