(Fall 2014 Edition)
Summer is gone and Fall is now in the air!
My involvement in boxing goes back to 1961 and my intent is to offer my wealth to you in the sport that I am passionate in exceeding to the highest of standards that I can provide on this website.
I am blessed to have a small group of people that help make this site what it is, and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing); Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner); Dave Wilcox (Glove 2 Glove); Tom Donelson (Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader). They are as good as they get in what they provide with their expertise.
On August 9, 2014 one of my best boxing friends Johnny Ortiz passed away. It was a difficult time in losing such a friend. I would like to thank the many that personally contacted me in prayer for his soul, now resting peacefully in heaven with God. Johnny will continue to live forever on this website; to view just go to category menu section and click onto his name Johnny Ortiz for many of his article features and related news items.
I get fan mail and comments on many things that I post publish. Please know that your opinions and input are fully respected.
I know you have many choices in boxing through the internet and I would like to thank you for making this website one of them.
In closing – here’s my top (12) dozen “pound for pound” in boxing – as of September 23, 2014
1) Floyd Mayweather (47-0 / 26 by KO)
2) Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2 / 38 by KO)
3) Wladimar Klitschko (62-3 / 52 by KO)
4) Andre Ward (27-0 / 14 by KO)
5) Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0 / 9 by KO)
6) Timothy Bradley (31-1 / 12 by KO)
7) Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1 / 40 by KO)
8) Gennady Golovkin (29-0 / 26 by KO)
9) Carl Froch (33-2 / 24 by KO)
10) Roman Gonzalez (40-0 / 34 by KO)
11) Miguel Cotto (39-4 / 22 by KO)
12) Mikey Garcia (34-0 / 28 by KO)
Honorable Mention (in order) next six are: Danny Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Nonito Donaire, Canelo Alvarez, Bernard Hopkins, Juan Francisco Estrada