RIP Luis Rosa
NABF President, Craig Hubble and the boxing community are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of a championship boxer and young man, Luis Rosa. His last fight, for the WBC Continental Title, was a razor thin loss in a thrilling back and forth bout, on SHOBox vs Yuandale Evans. Our hearts go out to his family.
SELINA BARRIOS WINS FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE
The week between Christmas and New Year’s saw one of the most outstanding fights of the year - and the jump start for two young women’s careers in boxing.
Keeppunching Promotions staged the event in Alexandria Louisiana, featuring Selina Barrios of San Antonio vs Lisa Porter of Los Angeles in the main event. Both women stayed strong through 10 active rounds, ending in a majority decision for Barrios. The crowd spent much of the fight on their feet, overwhelmed by the action.
Congratulations Selina - we look forward to your defense fight!
And the Winner Is..!
Confederation Officer of the Year!
Congratulations, Duane Ford!
WEST COAST BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTS NABF CHAMPS
Duarte turned pro in 1974 after spending 7 weeks as a standby opponent at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. He then proceeded to run up a record of 17-1. In 1984, he signed with a new promotional company, Ten Goose Boxing. Frankie won the NABF Bantamweight title in 1986 when Jesus Salud was forced to retire on his stool. The belt was successfully defended the following year with a TKO victory over Albert Davila. Winner of the 1987 Ring Magazine’s Comeback of the Year Award, Frankie Duarte called an end to his fighting career in 1989.d
1/27/18 - Junior NABF Welterweight (vacant) - Sanjarbek Rakhmanov vs Hylon Williams Jr (Las Vegas, NV) (Mayweather Promotions)
2/15/18 - NABF Female Super Welterweight (vacant) - Marie-Ève Dicaire vs Katia Alvarino (Montreal, CAN) (Groupe Yvon Michel)
2/16/18 - NABF Welterweight (defense) - Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs David Avanesyan (Reno, NV) (Top Rank)
2/17/18 - WBC Continental Americas Middleweight (vacant) - Kemahl Russell vs Douglas Ataide (Kingston, Jamaica) (Real Deal Entertainment)
2/22/18 - NABF Featherweight (defense) - Joseph Diaz vs Victor Terrazas (Indio, CA) (Golden Boy Promotions)
2/22/18 - Junior NABF Super Lightweight (vacant) - Vergil Ortiz vs Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (Indio, CA) (Golden Boy Promotions)
2/22/18 - USNBC Super Flyweight (defense) - Ernesto Delgadillo vs. Oscar Mojica (Dallas, TX) (The Undercard, LLC)