Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
Join us in wishing our fearless and family leader, Duane Ford the Happiest of Birthdays! Duane has created an atmosphere of love and togerthness and it's with pleasure and admiration that we send him our respect and hopes for a great year!
A very happy Isaac Dogboe tweeted out his THANKS to the NABF when he won the NABF Featherweight Title.
Edging out Adam Lopez with a Majority Decision, the fight was aptly described as a 'slugfest'.
This was Dogboe's first fight under veteran trainer, Barry Hunter, as Dogboe moves up to Featherweight, taking home a well fought victory.
“Thank you first responders”
February 19, 2021 -NABF ……..“Thank you first responders”
As President of the North American Boxing Federation I wish to reach out to our membership and dear friends and let you know that the North American Boxing Federation is well and we are positive about our future. Because of COVID we have misplaced our communication with one another. This past year has truly been dreadful and lonely for all of us. I have honestly missed being able to hold our annual Convention and seeing and enjoying our NABF Family.
We want all of you to know that we want to hold a convention during 2021, however this would only occur if the pandemic protocols will allow. We are putting plans in place wherein we can act quickly to hold a convention in a City that can be accessed quickly by all. This said we will not interfere with our World Boxing Councils’ anticipated Convention scheduled for Bangkok Thailand November 8 – 12, 2021. Therefore we are watching for cities to open up that would allow us to meet together again.
Curiel Reigns in San Antonio!
Winning a well waged war, Raul Curiel overpowered Kendo Castaneda with a vicious 7th round body blow, retaining his NABF Welterweight Title.
Both fighters entered the ring with boxing royalty, Freddy Roach with Curiel and Jesse Leijas aside Castaneda. Boxing at its best.
Alfonso Lopez, is the NABF's first Bridgerweight Champion!
On December 4th, in Houston Texas, Alfonso Lopez beat Joxsef Darmos and became the second Bridgerweight Champion in history and the first NABF Bridgerweight Champion!
The title, named after Bridger Walker, a young boy who saved his sister from a deadly attack, was created to protect the safety and wellbeing of fighters who were entering the Heavyweight Division against opponents who outweighed them dispropotionately.
Welcome, Alfonso to the NABF Family.
NABF, Stronger Than Ever! 🥊
It was charming, informative and forward moving. Many issues were discussed and future initiatives planned.
The only thing missing were the amazing family of people who would normally be there, had a convention been possible.
In a crazy world, a moment of love and hope.
Thank you Pesident, Ford.
Little did you know..?
Many organizations have benefited from the NABF’s charity. And below are their names and links in case you are moved to join us in helping them.
Conference to Prevent Suicide
Today, our Elizabeth Reyes, of the NABF Executive Board is both a speaker and supporter of University of La SALLE seminar on suicide prevention.
Since the Pandemic the rates have risen dramatically. We thank our Elizabeth and the Reyes family for stepping in and participating with knowledge and donations.
Anabil Miramontes RIP
Président, Duane Ford and the membership of the NABF mourns the passing of Anibal Miramontes, a dear friend and honored boxing official.