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They are almost out of rooms at the Hotel Nikko! For those that will call in to make reservations (415-394-1111 or 1-800-248-3308), please have them reference group code “SWBCON” or group name “North American Boxing Federation (NABF)”!
NABF REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONLY
Prominent and popular boxing referee Frank Cappuccino passed away this morning, June 8th, at age 86. Cappuccino was born Frank Capcino on February 7, 1929, and grew up in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Along with older brother Vic Capcino, who also recently passed away (May 13, 2015), the younger Capcino was an amateur boxer during the 1940s. Frank turned professional in 1949 and fought just three times as a pro, winning all three by 4-round decision at South Philly’s Toppi Stadium.
In 1958, Frank became a referee and for the next fifty years, worked as both a referee and a boxing judge. Along the way Capcino changed his name to the more colorful “Cappuccino”, which ring announcer and long-time friend Ed Derian helped to make famous with his exaggerated pronunciation in his announcements of Frank.
However, it was Cappuccino’s long and active career that made him a respected member of the boxing fraternity. Cappuccino refereed thousands of bouts including nearly 100 world title fights.
Some of his most memorable assignments were Tyson-Spinks, Gatti-Ward I, Tyson-Mathis Jr., Whitaker-Rodriguez, Bowe-Biggs, Tyson-Stewart, Spinks-Cooney, Spinks-Davis, Chandler-Carter, Saad Muhammad-Lopez I, Saad Muhammad-Grant, Rossman-Bennett, Briscoe-Marshall II, Hopkins-Hakkar, Hopkins-Daniels, Lewis-Briggs, Lewis-Mavoric, , and many, many more.
Cappuccino was elected to both the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame for his long and legendary career as a referee.
Funeral services were still pending at the time of this writing.
Time is moving quickly and the 2015 San Francisco NABF Convention will be here before you know it.
The Hotel Nikko –San Francisco is holding a limited number of rooms reserved for the North American Boxing Federation. Because of our special room rate, rooms have gone quickly and in order to obtain the special room rate, we urge you to act quickly.
2015 NABF 47th - Convention – San Francisco
July 2 – 5, 2015
Thursday - July 2, 2015 - Arrival
11:00 AM Ratings meeting
2:00 PM Executive Meeting (Executive Board)
4:00 – 7:30 PM Registration
6:00 – 7:30 PM Welcoming-Personality Improvement Session
8:00 PM Executive Dinner & Guests Dinner (Private)
Friday - July 3, 2015
8:00 – 3:00 Registration
9:30 – 12:00 Opening – General Session
12:00 Lunch Served
Ramirez, in what many said was the toughest test of his young pro boxing career, scored a fifth-round KO of Denver’s Rob Frankel.
• The 22-year-old is now pointed toward a July fight in China that would be televised by HBO.
• A seven-bout card drew a crowd of 8,640 to Selland Arena.
Jose Ramirez stared boxing’s memorial service in the face, humbled yet another foe, blew the roof off Selland Arena before a sellout crowd and remained unbeaten Saturday night.The 22-year-old Olympian from Avenal not only opposed a fighter 12 years his senior, Denver’s Rob Frankel, he opposed a foe with 36 more professional fights.And yet Ramirez, in the “toughest test he has faced,” according to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum — who was present in the 49-year-old downtown house on Ventura Avenue,undeniably validating the bout and the rising star — rocked Frankel with a left hook midway through the first round, launching a continuous battering and chase that ended with the southpaw’s signature hook into the ribs 2 minutes, 18 seconds into the fifth round while improving to 14-0.(To read more)
Luis Ruiz TKO's Zizic in round 6 to become the New JUNIOR NABF middleweight Champion
MAURICIO HERRERA VS HANK LUNDY
July 11, 2015 / LA Sports Arena / NABF Super Lightweight 140#
This fight is a guaranteed war!
(And check BOUTS: UPCOMING for more more exiciting fights... such as two the Bell Ceneter in Montreal, Eye of the Tiger Promotions!)
NABF EXCITED TO BE INVOLVED IN HISTORICAL FIGHT CARDS
The NABF is incredibly excited to have multiple bouts during this busy week of boxing in Las Vegas, culminating in the historic Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao World title unification bout.
On Friday night, in a bout to be televised on tru TV, NABF Welterweight champion Mikael Zewski (26-0, 20), of Quebec, Canada, will put his undefeated record, NABF title and WBC top 10 rating on the line at the Cosmopolitan against undefeated Konstantin Ponomarev (27-0, 13), a former WBC World Youth champion now based in Arizona. This match-up of two undefeated fighters rated in the top 15 by the WBC promises to get the weekend off to an exciting start, and the winner is certain to move closer to title contention.
(At the debonair Chelsea Ballroom in the Cosmpolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, Konstantin Ponomarev defeated Mikael Zewski, by unanimous decision)
The Mayweather vs Pacquiao bout on Saturday night is garnering unseen levels of media coverage and will shatter records as the highest grossing fight of all time. The NABF is thrilled to have not one, but two title fights on the undercard of this historic bout!
San Francisco Selected as NABF 47th Annual Convention Site
July 2 – 5, 2015
Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA has agreed to host our 47th annual Convention. The hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco and is one block from the famous Powell Street Cable car stop. Hotel Nikko has given us a special rate of $169.00 per night that are valid three (3) days prior and three (3) days post-convention dates.
This convention will be very similar to our last year’s convention in Chicago. This will be exciting, fun, informative and special training for our officials which will assist them to become qualified to be recommended to the WBC. All of this will take place in one of the most wonderful cities in the world.