FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Winter 2022 / 2023 Edition)

It is simply a delight to bring you this website, as I am so grateful and certainly blessed to have such a special cast of people that have contributed to the success of through the past years 한국가요 무료 다운로드.

I would like to acknowledge Bob Quackenbush (Lead Assistant / Proof Reader), Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America), Steve Corbo (Proof Reader / Boxing Writer), and Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader) 심즈 4 다운로드.

There are three other people who are no longer with us (R.I.P.) that added so much of their expertise and input to this website. They are Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove), Harold Lederman (Hey Harold 핵소고지 다운로드! / HBO World Championship Boxing), and Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian). I miss them tremendously as they were such loyal friends whom I will never forget 영화 인터뷰 다운로드.

I am also grateful to all those who have kindly contributed to display my website products.

As seen in this edition, my official website hat is displayed 삼성 사이드 싱크 다운로드. It is blue in color with embroidered logo on the front, website address on the back, and an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes. To purchase this attractive product, kindly send $18.95 to:  David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109 … AND the price includes FREE shipping to all of the USA mailing zones.

I remember as if it were yesterday when, as a young boy, I first started watching boxing in our home living room on a black-and-white television set with my father and uncles. I was introduced to such fighters as Harold Johnson, Ruben “Hurricane” Carter, Gasper Ortega, Dick Tiger, Willie Pastrano, Luis Rodriguez, Carmen Basillo, Don Jordan, Tony DeMarco, and Denny Moyer, just to name a few, on the Gillette Friday Night Fights. The announcer was legendary Don Dunphy, and the opening commercial theme music for the TV show was “Look Sharp, Be Sharp”.

In the early sixties I began to attend many professional boxing shows – mainly in the Los Angeles area – at the Olympic Auditorium, The Forum, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the Valley Music Theater, and the Reseda Country Club. Unfortunately, I just missed the Hollywood Legion Stadium as that venue closed in 1959; and I also missed a fighter that fought there many times whom I wished I could have seen fight from ringside, “The Golden Boy” Art Aragon. 

Little did I know back then in 1960 that, with a devoted interest in the “sweet science”, I would evolve into the boxing historian that I have become today. A lot of changes have occurred in these past sixty-two years, but what has stayed intact is my deep love for the sport of boxing.

The question that has continually been asked of me is this:  what fights would I like to see happen in 2023?  This is what makes boxing the best it can be – when the best fighters fight the best. Here are (in order) my top five:

#1 – Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr. / welterweights

#2 – Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia / lightweights

#3 – Dimitry Bivol vs. Artur Beterbiev / light heavyweights

#4 – Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Devin Haney / lightweights

#5 – David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant / super middleweights 

Here’s a look at my P4P “sweet sixteen” ranking of today’s current boxers:

1 – Terence Crawford (38-0 / 29 by KO)

2 – Naoya Inoue (23-0 / 20 by KO)

3 – Oleksandr Usyk (20-0 / 13 by KO)

4 – Dimitry Bivol (21-0 / 11 by KO)

5 – Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2 / 39 by KO)

6 – Tyson Fury (33-0-1 / 24 by KO)

7 – Errol Spence Jr. (28-0 / 22 by KO)

8 – Artur Beterbiev (18-0 . 18 by KO)

9 – Juan Francisco Estrada (44-3 / 28 by KO)

10 – Shakur Stevenson (19-0 / 9 by KO)

11 – Devin Haney (29-0 / 15 by KO)

12 – Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2 / 11 by KO)

13 – Josh Taylor (19-0 / 13 by KO)

14 – Gervonta Davis  (27-0 / 25 by KO)

15 – Jermell Charlo (35-1-1 / 19 by KO)

16 – Stephen Fulton (21-0 / 8 by KO)

I sincerely thank you for making one of your many choices in boxing. The website started in July 2007 and since then I have published 1,937 articles and features world-wide. I would also like to bring to your attention another boxing website that I endorse: My friend Edgar Gonzalez truly does a grand job and is producer of this site. Check it out.

Happy Holidays and may the New Year 2023 bring everybody good health, prosperity and joy!

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