convention 2016 Gallery
We thank Boxing Bob Newman for his coverage. To read more, follow the links below. Pictures by Alma Montiel.
The 48th NABF convention informally opened tonight with a cocktail reception at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Some 250 delegates are expected to be in attendance. The official opening with be Friday morning, with the day being filled with several speakers, then capping off with the banquet in the grand ballroom. Saturday will see reports from the committees on ratings, USNBC, female, ring officials and the 2017 convention. The referees seminar will be also be held simultaneously. Sunday will see the judges seminar followed by the Washington vs Atlanta major league baseball game.
Scheduled Bouts + Early Results
Andy Ruiz v Franklin Lawrence
September 10th, 2016
Tachi Palace, Lemoore, Ca
WINNER: Andy Ruiz with a UD
Daniel Valdivia v Gilberto Santos
Super Welterweight, NABF Jr.
September 10, 2016
Tachi Palace, Lemoore, Ca
WINNER: Daniel Valdivida with a UD
Alexis Santiago v Jose Cayetano
Super Bantamweight (Vacant)
September 16, 2016
J Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
WINNER: Jose Cayetano with a UD
Joseph Diaz v Andrew Cancio
JoJo Diaz: The Next Goldenboy?
NABF featherweight champion Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. (22-0, 13 KOs) of South El Monte, California, won with a ninth round TKO over Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (17-4-2, 13 KOs) of Blythe, California.
Diaz worked patiently,accurately and relentlessly, often going to the body, as Cancio pressed in the opening round. In the second, Diaz and Cancio exchanged on the inside. Cancio's nose was badly cut in round three, as he continued to press the slick Diaz. The fourth was all Diaz as the tough Cancio was bloodied but continuing to swarm forward.
Jo Jo continued to dominate and control Cancio in round five. A relaxed and accurate Jo Jo picked his shots boxing his bloodied opponent.mDespite the blood drenching, Cancio kept coming at Diaz in the second half of the fight. In round nine the Referee waved it off at 2:29.
Christy Martin Becomes A Promoter
Christy Salters (Martin) plans spectacular debut as a boxing promoter
By James Blears
Pioneering Christy "Coal Miner's Daughter" Salters (Martin) who spectacularly put Women's Boxing firmly on the map, is poised to present her first Promotion on October 19th, with a cracking contest for the vacant NABF Female bantamweight Championship crown between Rosalinda Rodriquez Vs Noemi Bosques, at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Christy who justified her nickname by always digging deep during her fabulous career, in which she won the WBC super lightweight title, fought 59 times, with 49 wins, 31 KO's, seven defeats and three draws. Legendary Promoter Don King was so impressed by Christy's dedication, sheer grit, spectacular fighting style and audacity, that he put her on the undercards of several Mike Tyson fights! She also fought on the undercards of Evander Holyfield, Felix Trinidad and Julio Cesar Chavez. Christy was the first female boxer to be inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.