Scheduled Bouts + Early Results
Marvin Quintero vs Petr Petrov
Title Defense #135
May 6th, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
WINNER: PETR PETROV
Horacio Garcia vs Eric Ruiz
NABF Super Bantamweight Title #122
May 6th 2016
Las Vegas, NV
Andrew Tabiti vs Keith Tapia
DNABF Cruiserweight #200
May 13th, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
WINNER: ANDREW TABITI
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 PM Ratings Committee - Mount Vernon Room
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Executive Board - Montpelier Room
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Welcoming Reception - Atrium Ballroom
Friday August 12th
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Open Session – Grand Ballroom
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch – Atrium Ballroom
1:45 PM - 4:30 PM General Session – Grand Ballroom
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Personality Improvement – Atrium Ballroom
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Banquet – Grand Ballroom
Saturday August 13th
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM General Session – Reports – Ball Rooms2 & 3
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Referee’s Seminar
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Personality Improvement – Executive Room
WASHINGTON, DC, Here WE COME!!
2016 NABF Convention August 11-15th 2016 headed to the Nation’s Capital.
President Duane Ford released today, that terms of agreement have been reached with the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, N. W. Washington, D. C. as the host hotel for the 2016 North American Boxing Federations Convention.
This will be a great event with great activities. Plan your arrival day for August 11th with departure on August 15th, 2016.
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 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.
As the rounds piled up Velez was not able to solve the left-handed jab puzzle, his opponent was delivering, until the eighth, when he found his range and landed gsome ood combinations, but it was too little, too late.
In the tenth and final Chapter, Diaz went all out for a KO. But although Velez, ate a big belping of hell for leather, the decisive Sunday punch, never materalized. So to the scorecards of: 98-92, 99-91 and 100-91 all for Diaz.