(Summer 2015 Edition)
As this website enters its 8th year “officially” on July 15, I would like to say thank you to all the fan base that have come into dmboxing.com with their support. Without you the success of this website isn’t complete!
It is a true blessing to have a group of people that help with their best efforts to make this site what it is, and will continue to be. They are: John Boitnott (Web Master); Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader and Photo Editing); Tom Donelson (Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer); Harold Lederman (HBO / Hey Harold!); Steve Corbo (Guest Post Writer): Adam Pollock (Book Reviews); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), and in memory of a man that is truly missed resting peacefully in heaven with God, Rusty Rubin. My dear friend Rusty was my first writer at the start of this website in July 2007, volunteering his award winning column, “In Rusty’s Corner.”
I appreciate the many comments and fan mail that I receive concerning boxing and the features that I offer, and I certainly respect all opinions. My main goal is to provide my wealth of knowledge from over fifty years of boxing in a fair and honest manner to all. I strive to make credibility my highest priority.
To say it 100 times wouldn’t be enough, and it bears repeating that I fully endorse the recent publication of Gene Aguilera’s book, “Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles.” Gene’s writing is a wonderful blend of the historical perspective of boxing and fighters in Los Angeles. He masterfully displays photos, 128 pages, chronologically in a black and white format with each chapter nicely segregated into the different eras of boxing. Gene’s book is already a collector’s item and is the perfect gift for yourself or a friend. For information and purchasing, please contact Gene by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In closing, I want to express how I was truly honored this past May 17, with my induction into the WBC Boxing Legends Hall of Fame. It is special to be recognized by your peers in a sport I love and that I have such a contagious passion for – Boxing.
Here’s my ranking of the top dozen “pound for pound” fighters currently in boxing – as of June 25, 2015:
1) Floyd Mayweather (48-0 / 26 by KO)
2) Wladimir Klitschko (64-3 / 53 by KO)
3) Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0 / 10 by KO)
4) Roman Gonzalez (43-0 / 37 by KO)
5) Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2 / 38 by KO)
6) Gennady Golovkin (33-0 / 30 by KO)
7) Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1 / 40 by KO)
8) Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1 / 24 by KO)
9) Carl Froch (33-2 / 24 by KO)
10 ) Miguel Cotto (40-4 / 33 by KO)
11) Timothy Bradley (31-1-1 / 12 by KO)
12) Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1 / 32 by KO)
*** Honorable Mention ***
Terence Crawford (26-0 / 18 by KO)
Juan Francisco Estrada (31-2 / 22 by KO)
Danny Garcia (30-0 / 17 by KO)
Kel Brook (35-0 / 24 by KO)
Nicholas Walters (26-0 / 21 by KO)
I know you have many choices in boxing … and I want to thank you for making this website one of them.