(Spring / Summer 2014 Edition)
I am truly honored to be providing this website to everyone. My wealth in boxing goes back to 1961, and so boxing is truly embedded in my life. I am sharing a few photos for viewing of my collection in my over fifty years of boxing.
I also want to say thank you to a group of people that help me make this website what it is and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Photo Editing and Proof Reader); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner); Tom Donelson (Boxing Writers Association); Dave Wilcox (Glove 2 Glove); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader). I have always said “a captain is as only as good as his crew” and this crew is beyond my belief in what they provide with their expertise.
A new feature that has everyone talking is from Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing. He offers his expertise with short videos on upcoming fights and fighters. Coming next month for your viewing, Harold will offer a take on how to score – which he does best – in boxing.
There are a few people (Adam Pollack, Steve Corbo and Armando Cabrera are at the top of the list) that have provided GUEST POSTS for this website. If there is anyone that would like to do so, I welcome your thoughts and opinions. You can send for approval “directly” to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
On an event note – the 2014 California Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremonies will be held on October 18, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA. For information regarding tickets for this event contact Don Fraser (818) 761-4887 or email address: email@example.com
I know you have many choices in boxing, thank you for making this website one of them!
In closing, here’s my top 12 (dozen) “pound for pound” in boxing – as of May 27, 2014
1) Floyd Mayweather (46-0 / 26 by KO)
2) Andre Ward (27-0 / 14 by KO)
3) Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1 / 40 by KO)
4) Wladimar Klitschko (62-3 / 52 by KO)
5) Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0 / 8 by KO)
6) Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2 / 38 by KO)
7) Sergio Martinez (51-2-2 / 28 by KO)
8) Timothy Bradley (31-1 / 12 by KO)
9) Gennady Golovkin (29-0 / 26 by KO)
10) Carl Froch (32-2 / 23 by KO)
11) Roman Gonzalez (39-0 / 33 by KO)
12) Mikey Garcia (34-0 / 28 by KO)
Honorable Mention (in order): Danny Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Nonito Donaire, Canelo Alvarez, and Erislandy Lara