FIGHT CALENDAR for January 2016

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— Jan. 9 — SATURDAY

At Offenburg, Germany: Vincent Feigenbutz vs. Davide De Carolis, 12 rounds, for Feigenbutz’s WBA interim super middleweight title

At Valencia, Spain: Evgeny Gradovich vs. TBA, 8 or 10 rounds, featherweights

At Shawnee, Okla.: Bo Gibbs Jr. vs. Delray Raines, 10 rounds, middleweights

— Jan. 12 — TUESDAY

At San Antonio (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes): Miguel Flores vs. Mario Briones, 10 rounds, featherweights

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Looking Ahead to 2016

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Does the idea of Pacquiao-Bradley 3 get the pulse pumping?  Well on April 9th, Bradley-Pacquiao 3 happens.  This will be a fun fight as both fighters have fought two good fights before but somehow the public will be asking, why? Simply because this is the biggest potential for money and a victory over Bradley might entice Mayweather to a rematch but this may be wishful thinking on Pacquiao part.  Bradley looked good in his last fight over Rios and with Ted Atlas working in his corner to sharpen their boxing skills.

Gennady Golovkin may fight Billy Joe Saunders for Saunders’ title along with Triple G’s belts. The ultimate goal is to have the big bout with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for probably biggest fight of 2016.

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Year in Review / The Best in Boxing 2015

I have assembled my personal choices in boxing for the past year 2015 in the five major categories and my “pound for pound” ranking for the year ending 2015. Picks are solely my opinion, as I sincerely respect and welcome the opinions of others – thank you!

 

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FIGHTER OF THE YEAR:  Gennady Golovkin

WBA Super World  / WBC interim / IBF middleweight champion (34-0 / 31 by KO)

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Three successful title defenses and unification win: Martin Murray (KO 11) February 21, Willie Monroe (KO 6) May 16, David Lemieux (KO 8) October 17

*** Runner Up – Canelo Alvarez

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RING TRIVIA ~ answers

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I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This started when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to expand my knowledge. I am delighted now to bring boxing trivia to my website on a quarterly basis. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.

1)  In October 1967 there was a proposed match, Muhammad Ali vs. Wilt Chamberlain. Had it taken place, who would have been Wilt’s trainer?

a)  Ray Arcel

b)  George Benton

c)  Cus D’Amato —– CORRECT ANSWER

d)  Eddie Futch

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International Boxing Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

I would like to personally congratulate my friend Harold Lederman on the recent announcement of his upcoming induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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He is most deserving and in a comment upon receiving his induction news he stated:  “I’m so excited. It’s one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. I’m so proud. It’s mind boggling. It’s so important to be elected into the Hall of Fame. I think this is wonderful. I’m so happy. It’s amazing.”

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Matthew Hilton … A Career Un-Fulfilled

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

This was a young man that had world champion written all over him. He had all the potential in the world to have become a boxing superstar. He did achieve the status of world titleholder due to the fragmented title system of the day but I thought he would have accomplished so much more. Only Tony Ayala Jr. in that era disappointed me more. What a great fighter Matthew Hilton could have been.

He defeated former middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo to win his nineteenth straight victory. In win number twenty he demolished the great Wilfred Benitez in nine brutal rounds. What a future was ahead for Matthew Hilton or was it?

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Luis Ortiz stops Bryant Jennings and Walters vs. Sosa Result is a “Controversial” Draw

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz (24-0 / 21 by KO) was impressive scoring a seventh round stoppage over Bryant Jennings (19-2 / 10 by KO) in their bout televised by HBO from the Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York.

Ortiz came out in the first round blazing with hard punches, battering Jennings at will.  Round two was Jennings best round of the fight as he was able to calculate his punches and keep Ortiz in close to avoid the hard hitting puncher. But after round two, it was all Ortiz who was most effective with his power punches and right jab in a southpaw stance.

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The end of the fight came in the seventh round when Ortiz caught Jennings with a uppercut that dropped him and he seemed out, but was up to beat the count.

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2015 Christmas Gifts from dmboxing.com

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As Christmas approaches, I am doing something new this season in recognition of some people that have been loyal and supportive to this website by giving them my official dmboxing.com t-shirt, as a gift and as a thank you.

The choice was difficult, but I narrowed it down to two dozen (24) individuals that I consider boxing fans and true friends.

They are: Henry Calles, Steve Corbo, Oscar Gracia Jr., Bob Quackenbush, John Palminteri, Ray Cerda, Gilbert Rubio, Jeff Hodges, Gene Aguilera, John Boitnott, Jim Amato, Joel Foose, Aldo Estrada, Bill Dempsey Young, Dave Wilcox, Vincent Pimentel, Harold Lederman, Edgar Gonzalez, John Nunes, Tom Donelson, Juan Magana, Mark Rabatin, Rick Ornelas and Joey Olmos (R.I.P. ) … all will receive their t-shirts by Christmas.

I know you have many choices in boxing; thank you for making this website one of them and Merry Christmas everyone!

Respectfully, David Martinez

 

RING TRIVIA

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I have always been intrigued with boxing trivia. This started when I was a young boy in 1961. I would pick the minds of the older generation and ask them questions about their era to expand my knowledge. I am delighted now to bring boxing trivia to my website on a quarterly basis. Five questions appear in March, June, September, and December – with the correct answers to follow for viewing by the end of each posting month.

1)  In October 1967 there was a proposed match, Muhammad Ali vs. Wilt Chamberlain. Had it taken place, who would have been Wilt’s trainer?

a)  Ray Arcel

b)  George Benton

c)  Cus D’Amato

d)  Eddie Futch

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