Kim Clavel Returns to Nursing
Boxer Kim Clavel returns to nursing during coronavirus pandemic
By Herb Zurkowsky • Montreal Gazette
Undefeated in 11 bouts and the North American Boxing Federation flyweight champ, Montreal boxer Kim Clavel was scheduled to make the first defence of her title March 21 at the Montreal Casino.
The fight, of course, was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Barely 24 hours after she was scheduled to be in the ring, she dusted off her blue nursing scrubs and reported for duty.
When she completes her overnight shift at the Paul Gouin CHSLD, Kim Clavel is so physically and mentally exhausted she often sits in her car for 10 minutes, unwinding by listening to music, before she can depart.
And when she returns home to Ahuntsic, still running on adrenalin and unable to sleep, she must go for a jog or walk before showering. Only then does the relaxation she craves pour over her body.
A Day of Prayer/Meditation
NABF Convention 2020 Postponed
Recent concerns regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has generated much public attention and has caused significant change in travel, personal interactions and in guidelines prescribed by health officials for how to address the growing concern.
The North American Boxing Federation (NABF) has been carefully monitoring these developments and summoned a telephonic board meeting to discuss the annual 2020 NABF Convention previously scheduled for December 7- 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The board unanimously voted to postpone any decision on holding the NABF Convention in 2020. This said, we will re-evaluate our decision every 30 - 45 days to see how the health risks with travel and group meetings are unfolding. We will keep our membership updated.
Jade Wins in Ten
TOPPENISH, Wash. (January 31, 2020) – Hot Filipino prospect Jade “Hurricane” Bornea struck America last night and he delivered, winning a 10-round split decision over previously unbeaten Ernesto Delgadillo, to capture the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super flyweight title.
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Kim Clavell Stars
Dooly’s Boxing Series, presented by Mise-O-Jeu, in association with Videotron, is back at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal in 2020 with five entertaining events on March 21, May 2, June 6, October 24 and December 12. North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light flyweight champion Kim Clavel (11-0, 2 KOs) will be the main star of this series, and on March 21 she will make her Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) debut. Clavel will defend her title in the 10-round main event against her Mexican challenger, former world champion Esmeralda Moreno (35-12-2, 11 KOs). Moreno is a two-time World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight World champion, reigning from 2012-2013 and again in 2017. She is 3-4-1 in world championship fights and currently ranked at No. 2
WBC Reduces Rounds
Reduction of rounds for WBC-affiliated fight
By Mauricio Sulaiman
Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President
The World Boxing Council, based on the recommendation of its Medical Committee, voted unanimously to reduce all WBC affiliated championship fights from 12 to 10 rounds. Only World Championship and Silver Championship fights will be authorized for 12 rounds.
It is even recommended to have 8 round fights for regional championships, which usually includes fighters with a lower experience profile.
Boxing is a contact sport and can be dangerous when not taking full care of all measures, which over the years have been implemented to maximize the protection of fighters.
Boxers are warriors; Gladiators who are willing to give their all in the ring. They don’t care if they fight 10, 20 or 50 rounds. They would fight to the death, just as it was in Roman times.
Nutrition Committee: How to Reseed Your Gut Flora
By Dr. Phillip Goglia
Considering the fact that an estimated 80 percent of your immune system is located in your gut, reseeding your gut with healthy bacteria is important for the prevention of virtually ALL disease, both physical and mental. The first step is to clean up your diet and lifestyle by avoiding the items listed above. Then, to actively reseed your gut with beneficial bacteria, you’ll want to:
- Radically reduce your sugar intake. I’m being repetitive here, to drive home the point that you can take the best fermented foods and/or probiotic supplements, but if you fail to reduce your sugar intake you will sabotage your efforts to rebuild your gut flora. This would be similar to driving your car with one foot on the accelerator and one on the brake simultaneously. Simply not a good strategy at all. When you consume sugar at the level of the typical American you are virtually guaranteed to have a preponderance of pathogenic bacteria, yeast and fungi, no matter what supplements you are taking.
- Eat traditionally fermented, unpasteurized foods: Fermented foods are the best route to optimal digestive health, as long as you eat the traditionally made, unpasteurized versions. Some of the beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods are also excellent chelators of heavy metals and pesticides, which will also have a beneficial health effect by reducing your toxic load. Healthy choices include:
NABF Hawaii Convention Recap
Our 2019 Hawaii convention was one of the best and our thanks and appreciation to former President Craig Hubble and Chuck Williams for their tiredless efforts and dedication with this convention.
Our thanks to LA Times writer Lance Pugmire for being a sensational keynote speaker. His theme of his talk was “Truth being revealed” and the difficult times of investigating the truth behind the scenes, which often is a difficult task.We cannot overlook Andy Foster, CSAC Executive Director also spoke weight cutting and the dangers to the fighters and boxing. In attendance with our NABF members were board of governors from nineteen (19) different countries from around the world.
Christy Martin A Promoter and IBHOF
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, presented 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.
Now Christy is determined to channel her inspiration, ability, acumen, energy and foresight into boxing promotion. Her company Pink Promotions combines and coordinates with Mercedes Vasquez of Pretty Girl Promotions for this spectacular show. It's Christy's promotional debut and she's determined to give fight fans and the general public a wonderful plus exciting show to remember! Christy stresses this Championship fight between Rosalinda and Noemi is going to be a show stealer and will give the crowd its money worth. Neither is a classic boxer. They're brawlers who are tough, durable, hard hitting and strong.