DICAIRE WINS NABF TITLE
February 15, Montreal - an outstanding card was hosted by Groupe Yvon Michel at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal. The co-main event featured local favorite, Marie-Eve Dicaire versus Marisa Nunez in a 10 round fight for the vacant NABF Female Super Welterweight title. Final result was a majority decision for Dicaire, who now has a record of 11-0. Congrats, Marie-Eve! We’re proud to have you in the NABF family!
Ring officials - Referee, Steve St. Germaine. Judges - Richard DeCarufel, Nicolas Esnault, Marie-Josee Guerin. Supervisor, Deborah Hawkins.
Photos courtesy of Groupe Yvon Michel
Regis Prograis scheduled to fight Viktor Postol on March Ist
Regis Prograis, NABF Super Lightweight Champion, is scheduled to fight Viktor Postol on March I for the interim WBC Super Lightweight Title in Miami. This billboard is in his hometown of New Orleans. Good luck, Regis!
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
2/7/18 - USNBC Super Lightweight (vacant) - Noel Murphy vs. Mikkel LesPierre (New York, NY) (DiBella Entertainment)
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)
2/16/18 - Junior NABF Featherweight (defense) - Erick Ituarte vs Jose Ramirez (Ontario, CA) (Thompson Boxing)
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)
2/24/18 - USNBC Super Bantamweight (vacant) - Carlos Castro vs Alexis Santiago (Phoenix, AZ) (Ironboy Promotions)
3/1/18 - USNBC Cruiserweight (defense) - Patrick Ferguson vs Mario Munoz (Worley, ID) (Chauncey Welliver)
3/9/18 - WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight (defense) - Azat Hovhannisyan vs Ronny Rios (Costa Mesa, CA) (Golden Boy Promotions)
3/9/18 - WBC Continental Americas Welterweight (vacant) - Alexis Rocha vs Miguel Dumas (Costa Mesa, CA) (Golden Boy Promotions)