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Happy Birthday ~ ALI

In rememberence of Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday this week, January 17, I am bringing back one of my favorite features on THE GREATEST that was part of a series I did for for this Web site 다운로드. Here now, for your enjoyment, is that story. Happy Birthday Champ!

Muhammad Ali


By David Martinez / Boxing HistorianThis is the last of a six part series on Muhammad Ali 다운로드. It has truly been my pleasure to share with you my personal accounts of THE GREATEST heavyweight champion in my era of boxing.

For those of you who have missed any of this special series, you can simply go to the menu on this website and click on the category, “Ali”, to view each part 암살교실 1기 다운로드.

So, in my final, part six, I will take you back to Saturday afternoon, March 5, 2005. The location was the Stevens Steak House, Commerce, California 다운로드. The event was the annual California Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee ceremonies.

This wasn’t even a live fight, but I will simply recognize it as one of the most memorable events that I have attended in my almost fifty years of involvement in boxing creo 3.0 다운로드.

As the ceremonies were just about to conclude, the doors opened at the restaurant and the 600-plus SRO crowd started to chant “Ali, Ali, Ali, Ali, Ali” as the three time heavyweight champion entered the room 다운로드. It was so electric, it was as if the Pope himself had walked into the room, and it was one of those moments in time where one just had to be there to witness and feel it 엘지 브릿지 다운로드.
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 By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

This past week boxing lost a great champion, Joe Frazier, who passed away after a brief battle with liver cancer at the age of 67.I will always remember Joe, and I am so blessed to have lived in his boxing era and to have witnessed his fights 다운로드. He was a relentless fighter and fought every round going forward behind a vicious left hook, with his opponents having to withstand constant pressure from Smokin’ Joe.If there were six fights, in my opinion,  that absolutely stood out in his career they would have to be:

September 21, 1966  / vs 영화 크리스마스 캐롤 다운로드. Oscar Bonavena … Frazier down twice in second round to rally and win a hard fought 10 round decision.

RING TRIVIA answers for June 2011

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1) Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky 정도전 45회 다운로드. What other former heavyweight champion was also born in Louisville and note both fighters also had their first professional bouts in Louisville ?

ANSWER ~ Marvin Hart


2) Which boxer was 22 years, 11 months younger than George Foreman when they fought 다운로드?

ANSWER ~ Shannon Briggs


3) The last TV comercial performed by Rocky Marciano before his death in 1969 was for what automobile product  다운로드?

ANSWER ~ STP Oil Treatment



RING TRIVIA for June 2011

1) Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky 다운로드. What other former heavyweight champion was also born in Louisville and note both fighters also had their first professional bouts in Louisville ?

a) Jim Jeffries

b) Marvin Hart

c) Gene Tunney

d) Max Baer


2) Which boxer was 22 years, 11 months younger than George Foreman when they fought 다운로드?
a) Axel Schulz

b) Tommy Morrison

c) Michael Moorer

d) Shannon Briggs


3) The last TV comercial performed by Rocky Marciano before his death in 1969 was for what automobile product 구글 드라이브 폴더?

a) STP Oil Treatment

b) Fram OIl Filters

c) Pennzoil

d) Texaco Gasoline



( RING TRIVIA is a monthly feature from David Martinez Boxing … with answers always available three weeks later for viewing )



By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

As Muhammad Ali ruled the heavyweight division in the mid 60’s, white hope contenders came and went 아라시 음원 다운로드. Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo and Karl Mildenberger all were vanquished by the “Greatest”. When Ali was forced to relinquish his crown in 1967, the best of the white contenders was probably Jerry Quarry 다운로드. By 1969 a huge brute of a man named Jack O’Halloran had compiled an impressive 16-1-1 record. Standing at around 6′ 6″ and weighing in the vicinity of 240lbs., Jack struck fear into opponents by his mere bulk 다운로드. In 1969 he upgraded his opposition with mixed results. He dropped decisions to Joe “King” Roman, Joe Bugner and Tony Doyle. On August 19th he was halted by rugged “Florida” Al Jones 구글 포토. In turn he outscored Carl Gizzi and stopped Mexican contender Manuel Ramos in seven rounds.

On January 26th, 1970 in New York Jack was kayoed by George Foreman in five rounds 다운로드. On April 9th he was destroyed in one round by Mac Foster. Jack lost a rematch with Roman but he did manage to outpoint Britisher Danny McAliden. 1971 was a dismal year for Jack as he lost to Jack Bodell, John Griffin, Ron Stander and Ron Lyle 다운로드. Jack did decision Cleveland Williams and he kayoed Terry Daniels.
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40th Anniversary – FIGHT OF THE CENTURY

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

As we approach this week in boxing, something that will forever live in the sport happened forty years ago: Muhammad Ali vs 다운로드. Joe Frazier – the FIGHT OF THE CENTURY. On March 8, 1971, the boxing world saw the most eagerly anticipated championship fight that I have ever been involved with in my fifty years in boxing.The fight itself exceeded even its own promotional hype between two fighters unbeaten and having contrasting styles 빅스 노래. They both had legitimate claims to the heavyweight title, Ali as lineal champion (31-0 / 25 by KO) and Frazier as the undisputed heavyweight champion (26-0 / 23 by KO) 다운로드. The guaranteed purses were 2.5 million dollars to each, then a record for a single prize fight.

I will always remember where I was on that Monday night, watching on closed circuit, at the historic Granada Theater, Santa Barbara, California 이클립스 color theme 다운로드.

The fight took place at Madison Square Garden, New York City, with a star studded audience. The ringside commentators were Don Dunphy and Archie Moore, and my late friend Arthur Mercante served as the referee 젠7 바둑 다운로드.

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RING TRIVIA Answers for January 2011

1) Muhammad Ali “aka” Cassius Clay suffered his first knock down as a professional, in 1962, to what boxer 기다리다?
ANSWER – Sonny Banks

2) The late boxing trainer Howie Steindler trained many professional fighters in his career, who was his first 윈도우7 익스플로러7 다운로드?
ANSWER – Eddie Shapiro

3) Mexican great Salvador Sanchez once fought the father of what former champion 앵그리버드 고 다운로드?
ANSWER – Felix Trinidad

Three new RING TRIVIA questions are posted every month from David Martinez Boxing for your enjoyment … with answers available for viewing about three weeks later

World Cup and Boxing Cross Paths 


By Bob Quackenbush / for dmboxing.com

Friday, June 11, 2010 marks the beginning of a month-long sporting event that is viewed by more people around the globe than any other, including the Olympic Games.  What is this event?  The World Cup soccer tournament.  Held every four years, this spectacle captivates audiences from Asia and Africa, to North and South America, and, of course, Europe.  People from all walks of life will be watching on everything from fuzzy-imaged old TV’s to the fanciest LCD/HD big screens, as well as in person at stadiums throughout the host nation which is South Africa 다운로드.

Why would an article about soccer (or “football” as it is known in most of the world) show up on a boxing website?  The reason is that the two sports crossed paths over thirty-two years ago in a special way.  On October 1, 1977, the great Pele, generally acknowledged as the most outstanding soccer player of all time, was wrapping up his career at Giants Stadium playing his final game with the New York Cosmos of the old North American Soccer League.  A true ambassador of the sport, Pele, who had played his entire career for Santos F.C google-services.json. of Brazil, and for the Brazilian National Team, came to the United States in 1975 to play for the Cosmos and to give the sport a “shot in the arm” in the USA 다운로드. This match was his testimonial game, as the Cosmos faced his former club, Santos, with Pele playing one half for each team.
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