New Jersey’s Tommy Kaczmarek authored “You Be the Boxing Judge” which would later come out on DVD. He entered the New Jersey Boxing HOF in 1994 per Henry Hascup, their President. He was elected to Elizabeth Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. Kaczmarek would go onto judge fights until 2009 when John Duddy was upset by Billy Lyell. This was a fight I covered and agreed with Kaczmarek and another judge that Lyell had upset the then 26-0 Duddy in a split decision win in Newark, NJ. In 2010 he received the Rocky Marciano/American Association for the Improvement of Boxing “Ring Officials Award”.
The following e-mail was sent from Jose Sulaiman, Ch. President of the WBC:
Tom Kaczmarek and his passing through the WBC has been one of the greatest things which ever happened to our organization and to boxing as a whole.
Many years ago I took notice of Tom Kaczmarek as a judge during a fight in NJ, when I saw his perfect scoring in a controversial fight. I was interested in checking his next fights. They were also perfectly scored considering the subjectiveness of boxing as a whole. I decided then to come close to Tom and invited him to chair the newly created Ring Officials Committee of the World Boxing Council.
Tom Kaczmarek became not only one of the best judges that I have ever known but also an
The World Boxing Councils 52nd Annual World Convention, will be held at the Mirage Hotel December 14, 2014 (Arrival) - December 20, 2014 (Departure).
The North American Boxing Federation encourages its members to register early and make your hotel rooms as quickly as possible. Reservations can be made directly to the Mirage Hotel at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/WBC2014
We specifically wish to remind ALL officials of the agreement the NABF has with the WBC, wherein an NABF officials cannot be recommended to work a WBC assignment, UNLESS the official is:
Attendance definition: Official must attend and stay for the entire official’s seminar and not sign in and leave. Tests will be given at the end of the seminar for all officials who attended the entire seminar and officials must obtain a passing grade.
This convention will be a great time to show OUR support to President Mauricio Sulaiman and the World Boxing Council.
Hoping to see all of you there..!
I am pleased to say that we continue to increase our calendar with many high qualified fights and Champions; and we are proud of the dedication of our officials as well as the cooperation of the promoters.
This will be a brief report, dedicated to someone we all miss. Let's take this time to think about and pray for our Fighter of the Year 2014, Claude Jackson. He left us too soon but gifted us with years of wonderful memories. Claude was a role model in our community, and one of life's good guys.
Goodbye, my friend.
September 29, 2014 9:00 AM
NABF Mourns the Passing of Dan Goossen:
We were stunned and saddened upon hearing of the passing of Dan Goossen. Dan was extremely colorful and successful in developing many fighters to become world champions. Having worked as a judge for many of his promotions I found Dan to be very passionate about his fighters and promotions.
We will miss Dan and may his loved ones be comforted at this time.
Duane B. Ford
President - NABF
In an evening rich with stunning surprises, two of the most dramatic fights were NABF's. And we welcome back Diery Jean!
Andy Lee and Marvin Sonsona, welcome aboard
These were two sensational, and unpredictable wars. We are proud of all the participants.