FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

(Summer 2023 Edition)

The Summer season is officially upon us and as I respectfully do on a quarterly basis, I want to say thank you to a team of people that help make the success that is has become since the first publication on July 15, 2007.

I would like to acknowledge these people, who are: Bob Quackenbush (Proof Reader / Photo Input); Tom Donelson (Member Boxing Writers Association of America / BWAA); Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader); Steve Corbo (Boxing Writer / Proof Reader) 다운로드.

Three other people who are no longer with us (R.I.P.) that were so instrumental in contributing to this website are: Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner / Glove2Glove); Harold Lederman (Hey Harold! / HBO World Championship Boxing); and Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer / Boxing Historian). These wonderful men were my dearest of friends, never to be forgotten, and peacefully resting in heaven with the Lord 안드로이드 백그라운드 파일 다운로드.

Also, a big thank you to all the friends that have kindly displayed my array of website products. Pictured in this edition is my official website hat. It is blue in color and embroidered with logo on the front and website address displayed on the back 포도리모콘 다운로드. This product has an adjustable Velcro strap to fit all sizes. To purchase, kindly send $19.95 to: David Martinez Boxing, 810 Coronel Street, Santa Barbara, California 93109 … and the price includes FREE shipping to all USA mailing zones. As a historian first, and boxing expert second, it is absolutely my pleasure to serve everyone with my over sixty plus years of involvement in boxing 드림위버 cc 2017 다운로드. I am delighted with the many comments and input that I receive. I truly intend to always be honest, respectful and honor others opinions.

I have many stories and have been blessed to have met the best boxers in world, with my #1 being Sugar Ray Robinson, and the five men who I consider to have been the greatest boxing historians in my lifetime – Al Nelson, Nat Fleischer, Bert Sugar Hank Kaplin, and Don Fraser. They provided a wealth of knowledge beyond belief in the sport that I have personally been attached to for 62 years, and counting.

It is interesting that each of these five legendary historians all have different rankings in order of the greatest boxers P4P of all time 다운로드. If they all agreed, this topic would become boring. On this much debated subject, here is my own personal ranking of the top dozen (12) greatest P4P boxers, at the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of their respective careers. Listed alphabetically they are Muhammad Ali, Henry Armstrong, Roberto Duran, Joe Gans, Harry Greb, Eder Jofre, Jack Johnson, Benny Leonard, Joe Louis, Carlos Monzon, Willie Pep, and Sugar Ray Robinson.

On another topic, one of my favorite boxers back in the late sixties and early seventies was junior lightweight (130) and lightweight (135) Ruben Navarro, known as The Maravilla Kid. I witnessed many of his fights at the Olympic Auditorium and the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Ruben finished with a fine ring record of 33 wins, 8 losses, and 2 draws, with 13 knockouts in a career that spanned the years 1967 to 1974. Along with fights in the Philippines and Japan, he fought the best of his day including the likes of Hiroski Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Numata, Rene Barrientos, Jimmy Robertson, Raul Rojas, Ken Buchanan, Mando Ramos, Frankie Crawford, Rodolfo Gonzalez, and Rey Bautista.

I remember on February 12, 1971, Ruben lost to then lightweight champion Ken Buchanan, in a bout that Ruben took on a short 72 hour notice when Mando Ramos pulled out and was unable to make the fight originally scheduled for him. Ruben gave a gallant effort, knocking down Ken in the first round, but ruled a slip by referee Arthur Mercante. In the fight, Ruben was not able to keep up the pace due to his late training preparation, losing a 15 round unanimous decision.

Here’s sharing three photos regarding Ruben:  the official program cover from the Buchanan fight; the cover of the Left Hook fight magazine dated January 1973; and Ruben with my wife Cely and myself dated October 19, 2013.

I will be delighted and look forward to reconnecting with Ruben Navarro when attending Paul Banke’s 5th Annual BOXFAM “everyone is welcome” Family BBQ on August 12, 2023 at Covina Park, California.

In closing here’s my P4P “sweet sixteen” ranking of today’s top active boxers:

1) Terence Crawford (39-0 / 30 by KO)

2) Naoya Inoue (23-0 / 20 by KO)

3) Oleksandr Usyk (20-0 / 13 by KO)

4) Dmitry Bivol (21-0 / 11 by KO)

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

6) Canelo Alvarez (59-2-2 / 39 by KO)

7) Artur Beterbiev (19-0 / 19 by KO)

8) Devin Haney (30-0 / 15 by KO)

9) Gervonta Davis (29-0 / 27 by KO)

10) Shakur Stevenson (20-0 / 10 by KO)

11) Tyson Fury (33-0-1 / 24 by KO)

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

13) Teofimo Lopez (19-1 / 13 by KO)

14) Vasiliy Lomachenko (17-3 / 11 by KO)

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

16) Regis Prograis (29-1 / 24 by KO)

I truly appreciate everyone that supports my website and look forward to continuing to give you the very best in boxing as I know it – thank you!

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