Arthur Mercante, Sr.

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

In my over sixty years of involvement in boxing, since 1961, I have truly been blessed to meet an array of boxers and other related members of the boxing circuit 왕은 사랑한다 다운로드. There are many that stand out, but let me single out one: Hall of Fame referee Arthur Mercante.

I met Mercante twenty years ago during my time as a Board of Directors member and Boxing Historian for the World Boxing Hall of Fame 전참시 다운로드. Arthur was such a gentleman… he was nothing less than a class act and truly respected at the highest level.

Mercante was born on January 20, 1920, in Brockton, Massachusetts, before later moving to New York at the age of seven 다운로드.

At the age of sixteen, he began boxing as an amateur and made it, as a welterweight, to the Golden Gloves finals in 1938. After graduating from New York University in 1942, he served four years in the Navy under former heavyweight champion Gene Tunney as a training and physical rehabilitation instructor, with one of his assignments to referee service bouts 다운로드.

After serving in the Navy, he refereed many amateur and college matches. He became a varsity boxing coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy radiant 무료 프로그램.

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Top Female Boxers Debut … Fight Club OC … August 25th Show

Currently on an eight-show sellout streak, California’s premier combat sports event, Fight Club OC, returns to The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Thursday, August 25, with the most highly-anticipated debut in women’s boxing since Claressa Shields’s first bout, as 10-time National champion Jesikah Guerra faces Seta Vatuvei in a featured four-round matchup at 154 pounds 원랜디 6.1 다운로드.

The stacked card will also feature top prospect 6-0 Tito Mercado and 4-0 Sonny Robledo, both looking to stay perfect 매드 파더.

The entire six-bout card will air live on Fite TV for only $14.99, beginning at 7:00pm PT. To purchase the livestream click here

“What a thrill as a fight promoter to have both Jesikah Guerra and Seta Vatuvei make their pro debuts on one of my shows,” said Hall of Fame promoter Roy Englebrecht 다운로드. “They will follow in the footsteps of Christy Martin, Layla McCarter, Kelsey Jeffries, Mia St. John, Kina Malpartida, Rhonda Luna, Crystal Morales, and many more female boxers who have fought for me over the past 25 years 멸치 앱. With this fight at 154 pounds and Jesikah’s great amateur career, you can bet Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano, Jessica McCaskill, and my fellow promoter Eddie Hearn will be buying the broadcast to check Jesikah out 다운로드.

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Danny Garcia, Adam Kownacki, Gary Antuanne Russell all WIN on Showtime Fight Card

By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

Gary Antuanne Russell had his toughest fight against Rances Barthelemy, a two-time champion, in an intriguing fight Cat goes fishing download. In his corner was his brother Gary Russell, the former featherweight champion who was sitting in for their father who recently passed away. Russell started the fight, but Barthelemy showed his experience as he showed his ability to land his punch 다운로드. Russell hit the body, but Barthelemy found a home for his right.

For the five rounds, the fight was close as I had the fight 48-47 for Russell but it could easily have -been 48-47 for Barthelemy 캘리 폰트 다운로드. Russell won the first two rounds as he landed nearly double the punches but the next three rounds, it was even, and I had Barthelemy winning the third and the fourth round 다운로드. I gave the fifth round to Russell, but it was so close that it could easily have been scored for Barthelemy. Both Showtime and I had the score the same 맨헌트.

The sixth round was the controversial one as Russell nailed Barthelemy with a solid right hook that sent Barthelemy sprawling to the ground. Barthelemy got up before the eight count was finished and he followed the referee’s instructions, and yet the referee stopped the fight. This was a quick stoppage and while referees sometimes tend on the side of caution, there was no evidence that Barthelemy could not continue. The Barthelemy’s corner protested, and the fans agreed as they booed the decision. We do not know if Barthelemy would have found a way to win or Russell stopped him, but these are questions that will not be answered. Russell had an advantage in punches landed, 92 to 70; but in rounds three to five, the punches landed were even.

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Ryan Garcia Stops Javier Fortuna … Next Up (?) Gervonta Davis

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By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

Ryan Garcia pounded Javier Fortuna as he scored knockdowns in the fourth and fifth rounds before finishing the fight in the sixth round 정글플래셔 다운로드. This was a complete demolition as Garcia took control of the fight from the opening bell. As the stats show, Garcia landed more punches as the fight progressed 다운로드.

Garcia landed twice the punches and his power was on parade 슬렌더맨 게임 다운로드. Now for the big fight that everyone wants to see: Ryan Garcia and Gervonta “Tank” Davis. This past fight was supposed to be the stepping stone to the fight with Davis 다운로드. Davis won his last two fights against Rolando Romero with a sixth-round stoppage and both fighters are a good draw. Davis sold out Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and attracted 15,000 in the Arena, as local fighter Garcia attracted a little over 11,000. 

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James Figg

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

As I take you back in time, James Figg, in my estimation, was the first recognized heavyweight boxing champion and was the first to teach and promote boxing at a high level 자동차 주차 다운로드.

Born in 1695, in Thame, Oxfordshire, England, Figg was also an expert swordsman and fought with weapons including swords, quarterstaffs, and cudgels before attaining stardom in his bare knuckle championship boxing reign 다운로드.

By 1719, Figg defeated all challengers; and as those early years passed, he defeated top opponents Timothy Buck, Tom Stokes, Bill Flanders, and Chris Clarkson 다운로드. He also had a string of epic bouts with Edward Sutton, inclulding one in 1725 when Figg suffered his only career defeat.

Figg established a boxing academy in London which is now known as the Tottenham Court Road 다운로드. There he taught boxing skills and the combative techniques in using weapons.

Figg established his own amphitheatre in Oxford Road, a London arena which staged boxing matches 국문 이력서 양식. There he popularized sparring as public entertainment and also offered fencing exhibitions.

Figg also made public appearances at London’s Southwark Fair, Hyde Park, and other outdoor venues where he would take on all comers.

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Carlos Ortiz (R.I.P.)

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On June 13, 2022 the boxing world lost a great champion 스파크 다운로드. Carlos Ortiz passed away at the age of 85. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on September 9, 1936.

Ortiz began his outstanding professional career in 1955 with a first round knockout over Harry Bell in New York 다운로드.

He suffered his first loss losing to Johnny Busso via 10 round split decision on June 27, 1958. Ortiz was 21 years old and held an undefeated ring record of 26-0 entering that bout 안드로이드 한영사전 다운로드. Three months later in September, Ortiz reversed his loss with a convincing 10 round decision win. Both Busso fights were held at Madison Square Garden, New York 다운로드.

After posting a ring record of 29 wins, 2 losses, and one no-decision, Ortiz met Kenny Lane for the vacant junior welterweight / super lightweight title in New York on June 12, 1959 다운로드. Lane had given Ortiz a 10 round loss prior, on December 31, 1958, but this time Ortiz would win by knockout after two rounds to become the second Puerto Rican world champion since Sixto Escobar did it more than thirty years before.

In 1960, Ortiz defended his 140 pound title twice, knocking out Battling Torres and taking a 15 round decision over Duilio Loi. Also in 1960, Ortiz and Loi met in a rematch and Ortiz lost a 15 round decision. Ortiz and Loi fought their rubber match on May 10, 1961, with Loi winning a 15 round decision.

In 1962, Ortiz moved down in weight to lightweight and challenged champion Joe Brown. On April 21, Ortiz won a 15 round decision over Brown to win his second world title, and I remember it well, watching the fight on TV with my father on that Saturday evening.

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Vargas Over Magsayo – Captures WBC Featherweight Title


By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA)

It was like old times 다운로드. A Mexican fighter trained by Nacho Beristain, the legendary Mexican trainer, fighting a Filipino fighter trained by Freddie Roach. Only it wasn’t Juan Marquez versus Manny Pacquaio; it was the undefeated featherweight champion Mark Magsayo, a Filipino fighter, against undefeated Rey Vargas, who was moving up to the featherweight division from the super bantamweight division and looking for his second title in a different weight class 다운로드.

Magsayo captured his featherweight title from Gary Russell, Jr. and Vargas has not stopped any opponent in six years. Vargas was the taller fighter and looked more like a featherweight than Magsayo as he was more than four inches taller 로보카폴리 시즌3.

Magsayo won the first round, and I gave him the second round, but that round was close and Vargas actually out landed Magsayo 다운로드. I had Vargas winning every round from the third to the ninth round as his jab disrupted Magsayo’s momentum. Magsayo rarely tried to jab his way beneath Vargas’ jab and nor did he do a good job of cutting off the ring. 

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Summer 2022 Edition)

It is truly a joy to announce that on July 15th this month officially celebrates a milestone … fifteen years online 다운로드.

The website started back is 2007 and since then I have published 1,894 articles and features world-wide 리턴1979.

It’s absolutely a delight to bring you boxing, as I have produced this site to be the best that I can provide.

Along the way, I have been truly blessed to become acquainted with a wonderful array of fans, with some becoming the closest of friends 다운로드.

I am also grateful to have a special core group of people that have enhanced the success of the website 다운로드. First off is John Boitnott, who had the vision to believe in me and was the first webmaster. After serving a trial period learning the mechanics of a website, I am now a proud producer 갓오브곡괭이 3d.

There are others in that group who have certainly contributed to the continuing success, and I’ll start with a trio of individuals that are no longer with us (R.I.P.) – may their souls rest peacefully in heaven – Rusty Rubin, Harold Lederman, and Jim Amato. These three have provided a wealth of boxing knowledge to the website.

Rusty was my first writer and featured his monthly column, “In Rusty’s Corner”, and also “Glove2Glove” which offered prayers for the sick, needy, and deceased.

Harold provided his own video shorts called “Hey Harold!” which previewed upcoming major fights to be shown on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Jim was nothing less than brilliant with featured stories on boxers of the past and present. His expertise as a true boxing historian was priceless.

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Sugar Ray Robinson … Greatest Boxer “Pound For Pound” … Ever

*** FLASHBACK *** This article originally appeared on on March 2, 2013 and October 28, 2017

I have been asked many times “who is the greatest boxer of all time in any weight division at the height of his career” and that answer is the easiest for me to come up with – Sugar Ray Robinson 핫바디 다운로드. I could go on and on about his career but I will go on record to say that at his pinnacle years he was clearly the best. I was fortunate to meet him at a local amateur boxing show in 1986 where I was a referee for the kids 다운로드. It was truly a highlight that stands out in my over fifty years of being associated with the sport of boxing.

The photos I am including here, along with an excellent highlight video, are Sugar Ray with his wife Millie and my daughter Laura who was just 9 years old at the time 유니티 씬 다운로드. To shake his hand, get his photos and an autograph that evening will forever live in my mind. I am also including the Sugar Ray Robinson postage stamp which was introduced in April 2006 충치디펜스 2.2 다운로드. The only other boxer placed on a U.S. stamp is Joe Louis.

Sugar Ray Robinson is ranked the greatest boxer of all time by sportswriters, fellow boxers, trainers and historians fm2020 모바일. The phase “pound for pound” was invented by boxing experts just for him, when they compared fighters regardless of any weight. I use a famous quote from him when coaching kids at a local boxing gym which is “Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble”. That is simply the best quote I can think of that sums it up in boxing. Sugar Ray Robinson was born on May 3, 1921 and passed away on April 12, 1989. As an amateur he posted an outstanding ring record of 85-0 with 69 of those wins by knockout, and 40 being in the first round. He turned pro in 1940 at the age of 19 and by 1951 had a professional ring record of 128 – 1- 2 (1 no contest) with 84 by knockout. He held the welterweight title from 1946 to 1951, and won the middleweight title in 1951. He retired in 1952, only to comeback two and a half years later to re-capture the middleweight title in 1955. He was the first boxer to win a divisional world title five times and this was at a time when only one champion in each division was recognized.

In 200 bouts over a 25 year career, he was only officially stopped once. That was his fight on June 25, 1952 (ironically on my 4th birthday) at Yankee Stadium in his bid to win the light heavyweight championship against Joey Maxim. Well ahead on all official scorecards (10-3, 9-3-1, 7-3-3) he retired on the stool after the 13th round suffering from heat exhaustion with the temperature being 104 degrees that evening in New York City.

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