By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
It’s been six years since my friend, my best friend, Frankie Rivas, passed away. The date of his passing was April 7, 2009. I tearfully, but honorably, delivered the eulogy at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Santa Barbara, California, for his funeral service. Frankie was involved in boxing as an amateur boxer, referee at many local boxing shows, and gave his support to the kids in boxing gyms in our community. I have known Frankie since my childhood days and he was the truest boxing fan I have ever known. May his soul rest peacefully in heaven with the Lord … my friend, my best friend, Frankie Rivas.