49th Annual NABF Convention
Below are the two links needed to book your room and preregister for the convention. Make sure and book your room first, then come back and preregister for the convention to save money. We have a limited number of rooms at the low price of $149, so you will want to reserve as soon as possible. If you wait to register at the door you will pay an additional $25 per person.
1. HOTEL RESERVATION LINK:
2. CONVENTION PREREGISTRATION:
A continuación se muestran los dos enlaces para reservar y registrarse para la Convención. Asegúrese de que reservar primero, luego volver y registrarse para que la Convención ahorrar dinero. Tenemos un número limitado de habitaciones en el bajo precio de $149, por lo que se desea reservar tan pronto como sea posible. Si espera para inscribirse en la puerta pagará $25 adicionales por persona.
NABF Membership Chairman
NABF Sets Sail for San Diego!
The 49th NABF Convention will take place from June 29 through July 2 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in sunny San Diego, California. Although the specific details of the agenda are being ironed out, we wanted to pass along this information early so that you can start making your travel arrangements.
We are very excited about the location for this year's convention. The colorful history of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, combined with its world-class boutiques and San Diego's best dining and nightlife, make this urban district truly unique. In addition to being steps from a multitude of dining, drinking and shopping experiences, the Westin Gaslamp Quarter is minutes from Petco Park, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Little Italy, Old Town and other San Diego landmarks.
We will have links up shortly to permit you to register for the convention and book your hotel room through the NABF website, www.nabfnews.com. We have a fantastic rate of $149.00 per night.
Gvozdyk vs. Gonzalez in Play, April 8 on HBO
After fighting twice in Miami, Yunieski Gonzalez has just signed a contract to fight Oleksandr Gvozdyk on April 8, in a fight that will server as the HBO televised co-feature to Vasyl Lomachenko defending his NABF junior lightweight title against Jason Sosa.
Both Gvozdyk (bronze) and Lomachenko (gold) were part the Olympic team - also with Oleksandr Usyk - in London 2012 which is still a source of pride in Ukraine for the medals that they won.
Usyk and Lomanchenko are professional champions and Gvozdyk has promised that before the end of 2017 he will challenge the winner of the possible - although very difficult to produce - rematch between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward.
- See more at: http://www.boxingscene.com/oleksandr-gvozdyk-vs-yunieski-gonzalez-play-april-8-on-hbo--113799#sthash.0ur0kMlb.dpuf
Randy Caballero UD
Randy Caballero couldn’t help but smile and sigh in relief inside the ring Thursday evening. It had been 13 months since the Coachella boxer had last fought, and he still hadn’t quite shaken the rust.
Former IBF Bantamweight Champion of the World Randy Caballero is elated after finishing his fight against Jesus Ruiz of Nogales, Arizona during their NABF Super Bantamweight title fight at Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort on March 23, 2017. Caballero won the fight in a ten round unanimous decision.
Though he landed a number of clean, crisp punches and avoided most of what Jesus Ruiz threw his way, it was evident Caballero’s legs were shot after the early rounds, and hadn’t yet built back the stamina that once made him a world champion.
But after 10 rounds inside the special events center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Caballero is still unbeaten, and exited the ring with the North American Boxing Federation super bantamweight title belt, and the home crowd in Indio chanting his name.
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
Yves Ulysse New NABF Jr Champ
VERONA, N.Y. – It was obvious from the beginning of their fight Saturday night that Yves Ulysse Jr. was much stronger than Zachary Ochoa. By the seventh round, their power disparity became scary. Ulysse hurt Ochoa with a right hand with just over two minutes to go in the seventh round, which initiated a brutal assault of mostly unanswered punches that should’ve caused referee Gary Rosato to stop their scheduled 10-round, 140-pound fight at Turning Stone Resort Casino. A courageous Ochoa never went down and never stopped trying, but took entirely too many clean head shots for the fight to have continued. The 24-year-old Ochoa made it to the end of the seventh round, but his trainer, Kelly Richardson, wisely decided that the Brooklyn native shouldn’t start the eighth round - See more at: http://www.boxingscene.com/yves-ulysse-brutalizes-zachary-ochoa-tko-results--114508#sthash.bEWqSBW0.dpuf
Results + Scheduled Bouts
Joseph Diaz v Manuel Avila Jr.
NABF Featherweight 126 # - Defense
6 May 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Oleksandr Gvozdyk v Yunieski Gonzalez
175# Light Heavyweight NABF Title
8 April 2017
MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
WINNER: Oleksandr Gvozdyk TKO
Middleweight - Vacant Title
23 March 2017
Fantasy Springs Casino CA
WINNER: Jason Quigley UD
Randy Caballero v Jesus Ruiz
Super Bantamweight - Vacant Title
23 March 2017
Fantasy Springs Casino CA
WINNER: Randy Caballero UD