Upcoming Fight Card and “Meet & Greet” Gennady Golovkin

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Ed Holmes / All Star Promotions is staging a night of professional boxing, and a special attraction is added to this outstanding card:  a “Meet and Greet” with current WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0 / 30 by KO).


The boxing show features ten bouts, along with Golovkin signing autographs and taking photos.


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FIGHT CALENDAR for September 2015

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Stay posted every month to  dmboxing.com  for your complete schedule

FRIDAY – Sept. 4 *****

At Los Angeles (Estrella TV): Diego De La Hoya vs. TBA, 10 rounds, featherweights; Everton Lopes vs. TBA, 8 rounds, lightweights; Christian Gonzalez vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Jesus Delgado vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior lightweights

SATURDAY – Sept. 5 *****

At Dresden, Germany: Juergen Braehmer vs. Konni Konrad,12 rounds, for Braehmer’s WBA “regular” light heavyweight title; Mateusz Masternak vs. Carlos Nascimento, 12 rounds, cruiserweights; Agron Dzila vs. Grigol Abuladze, 10 rounds, cruiserweights; Leon Bauer vs. Darko Knezevic, 4 rounds, super middleweights; Stefan Haertel vs. Ivan Jukic, 8 rounds, super middleweights

At Leeds, England: Josh Warrington vs. Joel Brunker, 12 rounds, for Warrington’s Commonwealth featherweight title; Martin Murray vs. TBA, 10 or 12 rounds, super middleweights; Andy Townend vs. Lee Glover, 10 rounds, junior lightweights; Callum Johnson vs. Tony Hill, 10 rounds, light heavyweight title; Isaac Lowe vs. Jamie Speight, 10 rounds, featherweights

At Hollywood, Fla.: Shannon Briggs vs. Mike Marrone, 12 rounds, heavyweights

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Leo Santa Cruz wins majority decision over Abner Mares

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I have seen my share of fights that have taken place regarding who is the best fighter in the city Los Angeles between either two Mexican-born or American-born fighters that residing in the southern California area.  Mando Ramos vs. Raul Rojas, Jerry Quarry vs. Joey Orbillo, Bobby Chacon vs. Danny Lopez, Carlos Palomino vs. Armando Muniz,  Oscar De La Hoya vs. Shane Mosley are just a few that come to mind.

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Last Saturday another Los Angeles “natural” came to the Staples Center.  Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1 / 17 by KO) remained unbeaten with an impressive 12 round majority decision over Abner Mares (29-2-1 / 15 by KO).

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Saying Goodbye to My Friend George Garcia ~ R.I.P.

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

This past week, I said my final goodbye to a wonderful human being and best of friends,  George Garcia. I was honored as a pallbearer and to speak about him at the funeral service. My focus was his kindness which, besides boxing, is what attracted me most and made us the true, everlasting  friends that we were for about the past twenty years.

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For Some, The Sun Did Not Shine

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer
Contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008


We have all heard of Ali, Frazier and Foreman.  Of Tyson and Holyfield. The lighter weight classes have produced the likes of Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard.  Who will ever forget Duran, Pryor and Arguello?What about the “near misses”? The ones who in this day of multi- fractured titles would almost surely have garnered a piece of championship pie.


Let’s start with the big boys.  Jerry Quarry failed in his first title try losing a debatable Quarry-cropdecision to underrated Jimmy Ellis.  In his final title shot he was out gunned by “Smokin” Joe Frazier.  He would later lose a rematch to Frazier as well as two bouts to Muhammad Ali.  What if there were four titles available back then?  The wins on Jerry’s resume are impressive to say the least.  Floyd Patterson, Thad Spencer, Buster Mathis, Jack Bodell, Larry Middleton, Mac Foster, Ron Lyle and a one round blow out of Earnie Shavers.  It would be very safe to say that Jerry was among the top four or five heavyweights of that era.  Then it is also safe to assume that he would have copped at least a portion of title recognition.


It is very hard for me to believe that John Ruiz could have defeated Jerry.

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DM BOXING Tour Video

*** FLASHBACK ~ this article and video originally appeared for viewing on dmboxing.com in July 2012 … added are a few (8) still photos

I would like to share my collection of fifty years of boxing as dmboxing.com approaches its fifth year this month.  It’s been a pleasure to be able to provide you with boxing information and I would like to thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing.
To view the video, chick on the link below:

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George Garcia – Funeral Arrangements

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Here’s the funeral arrangements for my best friend George Garcia who passed away last Thursday, August 13, 2015

***  Location:  Forest Lawn Covina Hills, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA  91724

***  Date:  Tuesday, August 25, 2015

***  Viewing:  2pm

***  Service:  2:30pm

***  Burial:  3:30pm

***  Gathering of Family and Friends (5pm):  Geezers Restaurant, 12120 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Any additional information, I can help you – email is:  dmmcgn9@verizon.net

George Garcia R.I.P.

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

My dear best of friends George Garcia, age 60,  passed away peacefully at his home in Montebello, California on August 13, 2015 after his battle with cancer.  George was a special friend because he was giving and the kindest of people that I have ever known.

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We met about twenty years ago through the boxing circles.  He attended many World Boxing Hall of Fame banquets during my ten year (1997-2007) tenure on the Board of Directors.

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Tony Janiro

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer


This article was a long time coming.  Over the years through my friends in the Youngstown Tony Janiroarea I have learned a lot about the rich boxing history in that region.  I was familiar with Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini but I knew little about his dad Lenny Mancini who passed on the “Boom Boom” moniker to his son.  I knew about hard hitting Harry Arroyo and the murderous body punching of Jeff Lampkin.  I was even able to witness live the tremendous boxing talent of Greg Richardson.  Through my friends I became aware of very special fighters of yesteryear like Tommy Bell, Red D’Amato and Sonny Horne.  So many more that I could mention.  One fighter I heard quite a bit about was a smooth boxing contender who as they say, “put asses in the seats”. He fought in an era when a multitude of rugged contenders roamed the ratings.  He met the best of them and had quite a career. His name was Tony Janiro.


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