Our Friend, Sam Macias
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I pass along that our dear friend Sam Macias passed away on July 21.
Sammy devoted so much his life to boxing, as Chairman of and a Commissioner with the Nevada Athletic Commission, as a member of the Board of Governors and Continental Americas Championship Chairman for the WBC, and as President and a long time Executive Board member of the NABF (which I like to think, besides his beautiful wife Sandy, was Sammy's true love).
Like so many of you, I owe a debt of gratitude to Sammy that I could never truly express and that I certainly could never repay. Sammy assigned me to supervise my very first bout (Vernon Forrest vs Ray Oliveira on Nov. 7, 1997), and, along with his partner-in-crime Dickie Cole, Sammy was instrumental in almost anything and everything that I have received through boxing. We always stress how much the NABF is like a family. In large part, that is due to Sammy.
Sammy was truly one of kind, and, despite how much it pains me to write this, I also can't help but think of all of the GREAT times that we shared over the years.
RIP, my dear friend. I do not have the words to express how much you will be missed.
NABF 50TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
With our preferred room rates running out on Friday, I wanted to send a reminder to everyone to register for the NABF convention, get your rooms booked and renew your NABF membership.
Although nothing is carved in stone, we have made a change to the tentative agenda previously posted. We are moving the Judges' ABC training to Saturday afternoon, and the Referees' ABC training to Sunday morning. Our prior schedule would have the referees tied up for the entire day, given that we added the Referees Panel Discussion on Saturday morning.
We're hoping to add a fight viewing party/ice cream social on Saturday night, assuming we can find a location and way to get the HBO broadcast. We're thinking ice cream, hot dogs and popcorn, and we may try to pull up some classic NABF title fights via ESPN+.
Here is the revised tentative agenda (still subject to change, but we hope not):
Thursday, August 2:
- Afternoon - Executive meeting
Heather "The Heat" Hardy
The NABF welcomes Heather Hardy as our new Featherweight Champion!
50th Annual Convention
The North American Boxing Federation is headed to Reno, Nevada. Arrangements have been made at the Resort Complexes of the Circus Circus, Eldorado and the Silver Legacy.
ALL meetings will be held in the Silver Legacy August 2nd – 5th.
For your information all three hotels are attached wherein one can move throughout each one without going outside.
The room rates are as follows:
Silver Legacy Resort
USNBC FIGHT IN DALLAS, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
In the main event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas Ernesto Delgadillo (10-0-2, 2 KOs) outworked the tough Oscar Mojica (11-4, 1 KOs) to retain his WBC USA super flyweight title. Delgadillo was defending the belt for the first time after winning it last November in Dallas, while Mojica won the ABO flyweight title at last year’s event.
Delgadillo, a southpaw, came out firing from the opening bell landing his jab and power right hand on the taller Mojica. Mojica, though, stood right in the pocket and landed counter shots on Delgadillo as well. At the end of the 3rd round, both were landing in a wild finish to the end the round.
By the 4th and 5th, Delgadillo appeared in control and had a more diverse arsenal but could not put away Mojica who stood right in front of Delgadillo all night. In the 6th round, Mojica landed heavy blows, but a upper cut by Delgadillo thwarted that attack as again they went toe to toe as the round ended.
DICAIRE WINS NABF TITLE
Junior NABF Heavyweight title defense
- LaRon Mitchell vs. Rodney Hernandez (Sacramento, CA), Thompson Boxing
NABF Welterweight title defense
- Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Juan Carlos Abreu (Fresno, CA), Top Rank
WBC Continental Americas Super Featherweight title defense
- Andy Vences vs Frank DeAlba (Fresno, CA), Top Rank
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