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.
Ali and the NABF
We thought you NABF and Ali fans would find this interesting. The Greatest's fights number 32 to 46 were for the NABF, Heavy Weight Championship. We are proud of our great history!
46 1974-01-28 Joe Frazier 30 1 0 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA W UD NABF heavyweight title 45 1973-10-20 Rudi Lubbers 21 1 0 Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia W UD 44 1973-09-10 Ken Norton 30 1 0 Forum, Inglewood, California, USA W SD NABF heavyweight title 43 1973-03-31 Ken Norton 29 1 0 Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA L SD NABF heavyweight title 42 1973-02-14 Joe Bugner 43 4 1 Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA W UD 41 1972-11-21 Bob Foster 49 5 0 Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada, USA W KO NABF heavyweight title 40 1972-09-20 Floyd Patterson 55 7 1 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA W RTD NABF heavyweight title 39 1972-07-19 Alvin Blue Lewis 26 4 0 Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland W TKO 38 1972-06-27 Jerry Quarry 43 5 4 Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA W TKO NABF heavyweight title 37 1972-05-01 George Chuvalo 66 17 2 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada W UD NABF heavyweight title 36 1972-04-01 Mac Foster 28 1 0 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan W UD 35 1971-12-26 Juergen Blin 27 9 6 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland W KO 34 1971-11-17 Buster Mathis 29 2 0 Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA W UD NABF heavyweight title 33 1971-07-26 Jimmy Ellis 30 6 0 32 Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA W TKO vacant NABF heavyweight title
Scheduled Bouts + Early Results
Andy Ruiz v Franklin Lawrence
September 10th, 2016
Tachi Palace, Lemoore, Ca
Daniel Valdivia v Gilberto Santos
Super Welterweight, NABF Jr.
September 10, 2016
Tachi Palace, Lemoore, Ca
Joseph Diaz v Andrew Cancio
September 17th, 2016
AT+T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Rosalinda Rodriquez v Noemi Bosques
October 19th, 2016
Woman's Bantamweight (Vacant)
Pink Promotions, Grady Cole Center, NC
Juan Sanchez Forever in Our Hearts
Here is a short interview with our beloved, Juan Sanchez. He was a modest man, but if you read his answers carefully, you’ll see the stuff Champions are made of. He stands as an example of how someone can build and rebuild a life while serving as a guiding light to others.
Jill: Tell us about your journey to America.
Juan: I was born in Cuba the son of a lawyer. When Castro took over in 1959 I left Cuba for the U.S with my younger sister. My father, mother, and my other sister could not leave Cuba until 1961.
I attended the University of Havana, graduated with a PHD in accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1954. I have also Master Degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Miami in Coral Gables.
I have known my wife since we were 7 and 9 years old respectively and have been married for 49 years.
Jill: You had to relocate to another country, and without your parents. What did you lose and what did you gain?
Juan: I lost my way of life in a country where everything was easy for me, but I gained the confidence to fight and be self sufficient.
Jill: Your background is in finance. How did you get started in boxing?
Congratulations Regis Prograis!
Chosen as one of ESPN.com's 2015 "Prospects to Watch", super lightweight Regis Prograis continues to impress with each outing. In March, Prograis stopped tough Aaron Herrera in just one round, his third consecutive appearance on ShoBox. The hard-hitting Prograis, ranked #12 in the WBA and #14 in the WBC, improved to a perfect 18-0, 15KO's, in June, stopping Luis Eduardo Florez, picking up the NABF super lightweight title in the process.