FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Fall 2023 Edition)

The Fall season is officially upon us and as I respectfully do on a quarterly basis, I want to say thank you to a small elite team of people that help make the success that is has become since the first publication on July 15, 2007 내생에 봄날은 간다 mp3.

I would like to acknowledge these people, who are: Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader / Photo Input); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America / BWAA); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader); Steve Corbo (Boxing Writer / Proof Reader) 도굴왕 txt 다운로드.

Three other people who are no longer with us (R.I.P.) that were so instrumental in contributing to this website that I must recognize are: Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove); Harold Lederman (Hey Harold 조심술3 다운로드! / HBO World Championship Boxing); and Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian). These wonderful men were my dearest of friends, never to be forgotten, and peacefully resting in heaven with the Lord 이집트왕자 2 다운로드.

As seen in this edition, my official website hat is displayed. It is blue in color with embroidered logo on the front, website address on the back, and an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes 아이폰 유튜브 영상 다운로드. To purchase this attractive product, kindly send $19.95 to:  David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109 – AND – the price includes FREE shipping to all the USA mailing zones.

On Saturday, August 12, was the 5th annual Paul Banke BOX-FAM family BBQ at Covina Park, California. It was truly a wonderful gathering of boxing champions, with tons of friends new and old in attendance. This event was nicely organized by George Rodriguez, with an open invitation to everybody to come and join with an excellent array of foods “pot luck” style to enjoy, plus a wide variety of vendors. Next year cannot come soon enough – can’t wait – I’ll be back!

Here’s sharing a few photos – pictured are Paul Banke … Danny “Little Red” Lopez … and in the group picture are Mike Weaver’s Triplet sons Lloyd, Floyd, Troy, with myself, Robert Ortiz, and Nars Martinez.

There are many who have texted or contacted me with certain questions and their personal opinions. I truly respect those inquires, and here I share five (5) selected questions which have come in with my answers:

#1) Who is the greatest boxer P4P of all time?

ANSWER: Sugar Ray Robinson

#2) Who at this point is your top choice for 2023 Fighter of the Year?

ANSWER: Terence Crawford

#3) What fight was the most anticipated in your life time?

ANSWER: Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali / March 8, 1971

#4) Who have you personally met, that you consider outstanding boxing historians?

ANSWER: Al Nelson, Nat Fleischer, Bert Sugar, Hank Kaplin, Don Fraser, Emanuel Stewart

#5) Who are some people you have interviewed and the subject matter you discussed, that you enjoyed enhanced your boxing knowledge?

ANSWER: Millie Robinson re: husband Sugar Ray Robinson; Jay Tunney re: father Gene Tunney; Jack Dempsey Museum Curator / Manassa, Colorado re: Jack Dempsey

On another note of interest, I recently posted for viewing my personal current P4P Rankings. My intent isn’t to change the minds of others, but to respect others as they might respect me. The list, other than the top three to be clear, is very tight among many of these outstanding boxers, and can be switched around as desired. Here’s another look at the list in case anybody missed it the first time around:

1 – Terence Crawford (40-0 / 31 by KO)

2 – Naoya Inoue (25-0 / 22 by KO)

3 – Oleksandr Usyk (21-0 / 14 by KO)

4 – Dmitry Bivol (21-0 / 11 by KO)

5 – Canelo Alvarez (59-2-2 / 39 by KO)

6 – Artur Beterbiev (19-0 / 19 by KO)

7 – Devin Haney (30-0 / 15 by KO)

8 – Gervonta Davis (29-0 / 27 by KO)

9 – Tyson Fury (33-0-1 / 24 by KO)

10 – Shakur Stevenson (20-0 / 10 by KO)

11 – Juan Francisco Estrada (44-3 / 28 by KO)

12 – Teofimo Lopez (19-1 / 13 by KO)

Honorable Mention: Vasiliy Lomachencko, Errol Spence Jr., Jermell Charlo

On a closing note, I want to say its absolutely a pleasure to serve everybody with my views in boxing. I have been at it since 1961. Since that time, I consider myself blessed to have attended many bouts, met great fighters, and the people that I have been associated with in boxing are respected friends.

I know you have many choices in boxing, and I sincerely thank you for making just one of those choices!

One thought on “FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

  1. The Paul Banke book looks like a great read. I need to order it! Great memories shared and great answers to frequently asked questions as well as your p4p list, akthough I rank Canelo lower and Estrada higher.

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