WASHINGTON, DC, Here WE COME!!
2016 NABF Convention August 4 – 8, 2016 headed to the Nation’s Capital.
President Duane Ford released today, that terms of agreement have been reached with the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, N. W. Washington, D. C. as the host hotel for the 2016 North American Boxing Federations Convention.
This will be a great event with great activities. Plan your arrival day for August 4th with departure on August 8, 2016.
The web site (nabfnews.com) will have the information within the next two weeks wherein you will be able to register for the convention and make your hotel room reservations in a one stop manner.
Hotel Rates made through the NABF web site are $109.00 per day (Rates good from August 3 – 8)
Agenda and details arriving shortly.
Brandon Brewer Aims for the World
Fredericton-area boxer Brandon "L-Jack" Brewer has two championship titles under his belt and he's on the hunt for more.
Brewer, 31, became the North American Boxing Association's Light Middleweight Champion in December 2015 and won the Canadian Professional Boxing Council Light-Middleweight Title in 2014.
"People call me crazy when I say, you know, I'm going to be a world champion. I'm going to do the things that I said inside the ring that I have, since I started," said Brewer said in an interview with Information Morning Fredericton.
In order to do that, Brewer has to win fights against the best in the world and says it's up to promoters to set up those fights.
Brewer said he has set a goal for himself to become a world champion in his sport. (Facebook)
And as he trains for fights in the ring, he is also learning more about the business of professional boxing and says the business is as important as being talented inside the ring.
Part of that marketing is Brewer's growing fan base nicknamed the "plaid army."
Congratulations to the new NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph Diaz Jr.!
The fight was JoJo Diaz' first title and Hall of Fame Referee Pat Russell's last bout (as a referee)
NABF Jr. Giovani Santillan on Floyd
Former NABF Junior Super Lightweight Champion Giovani Santillan (17-0, 9 KOs) is back in action this Friday, Nov. 20, against power hitter Rosbel Montoya (18-7, 16 KOs). Santillan vs. Montoya serves as the 8-round main event on Thompson Boxing Promotions “New Blood” fight card. We recently sat down with Santillan and got his thoughts on sparring with the great Floyd Mayweather, and how he feels about his upcoming opponent Rosbel Montoya.
N.C. Hall of Fame: Billy Clancy Inducted!
One of boxing's real good guys, Bill Clancy gets a well earned nod into the Carolina's Boxing Hall of Fame. Bill has been the 3rd man in the ring for some of boxing's biggest fights. He's shared the ring with the likes of Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiao, and many more world champions.
We here at 8CountNews want to congratulate Bill for a job well done. He's a real bright spot in the sport of boxing. The sport can use a lot more Bill Clancy's.