And the results are in:
Mauricio SULAIMAN, VP México, Joanna Aguilar , NABF VP, Craig Hubble, NABF President , Gabby Mancini, VP Canada, with former NABF President, Duane Ford.
NEW NABF JR: Eric Ituarte
photo: Carlos Baeza
The proud new NABF Jr , Lightweight Champion: Eric Iturate winnng a SD at the Doubletree in Ontario, California, Thompson Promotions.
49th Annual NABF Convention
Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman
The official opening session of the 49th NABF convention got underway this morning in the California Ballroom at the Westin Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. NABF Executive Secretary Joanna DeBrine served as emcee for the event.
To read alll about go to Fightnews and Bob Newman's Articles below!
Jason Quigley Graduates!
Jason Quigley labelled his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) middleweight title victory on Thursday night as a "graduation" for him as a boxer.
The Ballybofey native scored a unanimous decision victory over Glenn Tapia, despite suffering an injured right hand during the second round.
Speaking to Highland Radio, Quigley shared his feelings after the fight.
"It's a very prestigious belt and it's a great one to have on the record," he told Oisin Kelly.
"A man coming from Donegal and selling out the Fantasy Strings Resort in California, it's a dream come true for me. I'm delighted now to have accomplished that and to have achieved what I wanted to go out and do.
"This is only the start for me, just a stepping stone. It's great to get the win and now it's time to sit back and relax, enjoy the victory and the belt.
To read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Jason-Quigley:
USNBC Committee Reorganized
North American Boxing Federation President Duane Ford has announced a reorganization the USNBC Committee.
Misty Moravec and Travis Ford have been appointed as Co-Chairpersons of the USNBC Committee. In addition, Joanna Aguilar and Craig Hubble will continue to serve as USNBC Committee members. Misty Moravec will also serve as secretary.The USNBC Committee continues to fall under direction of the NABF, and it shares the NABF’s goal of helping fighters advance in the ratings and putting them in a position to fight for the WBC or other World titles. I encourage promoters to continue to utilize the USNBC title as a strong tool to advance the careers of their USA-based fighters.
I also want to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation toLee Peters for the tireless work that he has put in as both a member and Chairperson of the USNBC Committee for many years.
Misty and Travis can be reached at:
NABF Female Division: Deborah Hawkins Chairs
NABF President Duane Ford announced today a change to the Female Division. After three and a half years as Chairperson of the NABF Female Committee, Paula Mclellan has stepped aside to take care of business in her personal life.
The new Chairperson will be Deborah Hawkins of Dallas Texas. Deborah has spent a lifetime giving service to others and has served on numerous committees for the NABF and WBC. She will also continue her role handling Public Relations for the NABF.
"I am very excited to work with the amazing women who are fighting in the ring. Several fights are scheduled for this
spring and I will be looking for more opportunities to add a Female NABF title fight to cards around North America", said Deborah in an interview. It all starts with the Detroit card on March 10, featuring Claressa Shields and Szilvia Szabados, and Paula Mclellan's efforts - watch it live on ShoBox - The New Generation!
The NABF expresses our deepest appreciation and thanks to our dear friend Paula Mclellan and wish her the very best in the future.
Results + Scheduled Bouts
Randy Caballero v Oscar Negrete
NABF Super Bantamweight 122 # - Title Defense
June 30th, 2017
Fantasy Springs Casino CA
WINNER: Randy Caballero UD
Joel Diaz, Jr v Regis Prograis
June 9th, 2017
Turning Stone, Verona, NY
WINNER: Regis Prograis
Raymundo Beltran v Jonathan Maicelo
May 20th, 2017
WINNER: Raymundo Beltran TKO
Eric Ituarte V Isaac Zarate
NABF Jr Lightweight (Vacant)
May 20th, 2017
WINNER: Eric Ituarte SD