Boxing has been declining for decades. The advent of TV in the early 1950s, where boxing’s portability found a home in black and white, shuttered the fight clubs. Without fight clubs for fighters to strut their stuff, gyms began emptying, because if fighters can’t fight what’s the point? Then, when the locus of boxing shifted from New York, the media capital of the world, to Las Vegas, a fantasyland surrounded by desert scrub, the sport took another hit.
But boxing can take a punch. It gets rocked. It sometimes gets dropped. But only a simpleton would count boxing down and out. It has its ups and downs. The sport’s popularity waxes and wanes. But boxing is eternal, evolving and devolving with the years, and so the show goes on.
But boxing can take a punch. It gets rocked. It sometimes gets dropped. But only a simpleton would count boxing down and out. It has its ups and downs. The sport’s popularity waxes and wanes. But boxing is eternal, evolving and devolving with the years, and so the show goes on.http://www.boxing.com/ford_foundation.html
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July 19, 2014, Macau, China. Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (Right) stops Junior Talipeau in the 1st round at at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.
The North American Boxing Federation opening ceremony was one of the best ever. NABF President, Duane Ford, from Nevada, opened the convention with a great speech and putting forward the working plan for the year 2014-2015.
Kathy Duva, President of Main Events, was the guest speaker and her view on heavyweight boxing was a great topic.
Dr. Margaret Goodman presented in a very professional way antidoping and PED testing while ABC President Tim Lueckenhoff presented many topics, which have to do with boxing in the NABF region.
Vail, Hubert, Albert, Herbert and Gilbert Minn gathered at Hubert’s home in Manoa recently. The family has found success in a variety of sports.
We see each other at conventions and fights. We consider each other part of a large family coming together for great events. We are united by our love for the wonderful sport of boxing; but we rarely do we look beneath the colorful fabric that makes each other’s lives special. Judge, Hubert Minn has an amazing story. I will begin by quoting you an article from the Hawaii Star Bulletin written about him and his family:
“The family has been involved n Sports for three generations. They’ve been principals,
referees, soldiers, legislators, coaches and teachers. The Minn family is wildly known in Hawaii for its athletic prowess in a variety of sports – but what really makes them standout is
In an evening rich with stunning surprises, two of the most dramatic fights were NABF's. And we welcome back Diery Jean!
Andy Lee and Marvin Sonsona, welcome aboard
These were two sensational, and unpredictable wars. We are proud of all the participants.
The NABF is delighted with the return of Andy Lee as our champion, and embrace Marvin Sonsona on his rematch victory with Vazquez!
Former jr welterweight title challenger Diery Jean (26-1, 18 KOs) moved down to lightweight in his comeback fight and scored an eighth round TKO over Mario Perez (15-6-4, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.