FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Spring 2020 Edition)

Spring is here and once again it’s that time to say thank you for making this website one of your choices in boxing 유리가면 다운로드.

It is such a delight to bring the best in boxing as I know it to everyone, with my involvement that goes back to 1961 – fifty nine years 불꽃그림자.

I would like to acknowledge a wonderful select group of people that help make the success it has been since its start on July 15, 2007 영화 뮤지컬 다운로드. They are: Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader); Tom Donelson (Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America); Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian); Steve Corbo (Boxing Writer / Proof Reader); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader) 다운로드.

Two people, my dearest friends, who are not with us (R.I.P.) that offered their expertise are: Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove) who was the first to contribute to in July 2007; and Harold Lederman (Hey Harold / HBO World Championship Boxing) Orcad download. I miss both so very much. They will never be forgotten, and now rest peacefully with the Lord in heaven.

I would also like to pay my respects to Dr 다운로드. Joe Noriega (R.I.P.) who passed away just over a year ago on February 18, 2019. Such a dear and close friend, he was the former president of the World Boxing Hall of Fame where I honorably served on the Board of Directors and as Boxing Historian 다운로드. He was well known in the Los Angeles area for his outstanding work in the chiropractic field – we all miss you, Dr. Joe!

Seated ( l to r ): Dr 다운로드. Joe Noriega, Johnny Ortiz. Standing ( l to r ): Sabatino Abrucci, Ken Thompson, David Martinez, Adolpho Perez, Armando Muniz. October 2004 / World Boxing Hall of Fame Press Conference prior to the 25th Annual Banquet of Champions 맥용 페인터.

I would also like to say thank you to the young ladies that offer their beauty modeling my website products, and the model in this edition – Hellen 카툰워즈 1 ios 다운로드.

I receive my share of fan mail and it’s always nice to respond with my input and views on any particular fighter, fight, or matter.  My intention is never to change the opinions of others but solely to give respect to their input, as I would hope others would do towards me.

One topic that has come to my attention is the rating of fighters either by greatest of all time or by weight class.  For as long as I can remember, I have used the formula to grade, not by who fought whom or who beat whom, but to rank the fighters at the height, peak, prime, pinnacle, and successful point of their careers.

A few classic examples in the P4P category are: Holyfield beat Tyson twice but I rate Tyson higher; Tunney beat Dempsey twice but I rate Dempsey higher; Harada beat Jofre twice but I rate Jofre higher; Pryor beat Arguello twice but I rate Arguello higher; Spinks beat Holmes twice but I rate Holmes higher; Herrera beat Olivares twice but I rate Olivares higher; Sadder beat Pep three out of four but I rate Pep higher; and Leonard, Hearns, and Hagler all beat Duran, but I rate Duran higher. I can go on and on but I think you get my logic. Boxing is subjective, and that is why this topic is so very controversial. There are a wide range of differing opinions and I certainly honor others, even when we disagree.

On a side note, another ranking that has been requested by many of my fan base is this: who are the greatest southpaw boxers? In not any particular order, my top dozen are Tiger Flowers, Pernell Whitaker, Lew Tender, Vicente Saldivar, Marvin Hagler, Joe Calzaghe, Michael Nunn, Manny Pacquiao, Hector Camacho, Freddie Miller, Flash Elorde, and Young Corbett III.

These past several years, I have surely been blessed to have met so many friends on Facebook who share their opinions and expertise. There are too many names to mention, but here’s a shout out to you – and you know who you are!

In closing, I want to express my sincerest appreciation to all that kindly support my website with such loyalty. It is truly an honor to share my wealth in boxing with you!

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