Oscar and Juan
Oscar Cantu said he had the pleasure and Honor to meet this wonderful Champion, Juan Manuel Marquez at the fights in Pharr, Tx. Juan showed everybody in the building why he is a fan favorite. (He even asked Lil Oscar if he needed help carrying his belts and then grabbed 2 of them).
Juan Sanchez R.I.P.
The North American Boxing Federation mourns the loss of WBC Treasurer Juan Sanchez, who passed away in Miami, FL, today, April 1, 2016.Juan was pillar of the WBC's Executive Board for the over 40 years and served the organization tirelessly over these years. Juan's guidance, wisdom, wit and warm smile will be sorely missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with his dear wife Darys and their entire family.RIP Juanito
Duane Ford, NABF President
Juan Sanchez Forever in Our Hearts
Here is a short interview with our beloved, Juan Sanchez. He was a modest man, but if you read his answers carefully, you’ll see the stuff Champions are made of. He stands as an example of how someone can build and rebuild a life while serving as a guiding light to others.
Jill: Tell us about your journey to America.
Juan: I was born in Cuba the son of a lawyer. When Castro took over in 1959 I left Cuba for the U.S with my younger sister. My father, mother, and my other sister could not leave Cuba until 1961.
Jo Jo Diaz Retains Title
NABF Featherweight champion Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz successfully defended his title, defeating tough Puerto Rican Jayson Velez, by UD, after ten rounds, in the main support bout to the Ward-Barrera bill topper, at the Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California
The first round was pure study, with both fighters looking for openings, but not committing themselves . But in the the second,the Mexican-American intensified the offensive and his opponent fought back with vim.
Marvin Quintero vs Peter Petrov
#135 Title Defense
May 6th Golden Boy
Las Vega, NV
Horacio Garcia vs Eric Ruiz
NABF Super Bantamweight Title 122#
May 6th 2016 - Las Vegas
Andrew Tabiti vs Keith Tapia
NABF Cruiserweight #200
Las Vegas, NV
2016 Convention Agenda
48th Annual Convention
North American Boxing Federation
August 11 – 15, 2016
The Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave, N. W.
Washington D. C
(Tentative Agenda )
Thursday August 11th
12:00 PM – 5:00 PMRatings Committee - Mount Vernon Room
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMExecutive Board - Montpelier Room
6:00 PM – 7:30 PMWelcoming Reception - Atrium Ballroom
Friday August 12th
9:30 AM – 12:00 PMOpen Session – Grand Ballroom
12:15 PM - 1:45 PMLunch – Atrium Ballroom
1:45 PM - 4:30 PMGeneral Session – Grand Ballroom
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPersonality Improvement – Atrium Ballroom
7:30 PM - 10:00 PMBanquet – Grand Ballroom