Welcome to summer! I hope everyone is getting time in their hammocks, on the golf course and, of course, at the beach! To all you parents and grandparents who have graduates, congratulations! May their expectations be high and their school loans be low. For those of us on the east coast, it’s a coveted moment to relax and grill. If you’re doing anything special this summer, let us know so we can share it.
NABF heavyweight champion Johnathon Banks had an opportunity to fight Seth Mitchell on HBO – therefore, he vacated the title as he was obligated to meet the NABF mandatory contender. That’s why Tony Grano fought DaVarryl Williamson for the vacant title on June 23 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.
7 July – 160 – Atlantic City, NJ – Patrick Majewski vs. Chris Fitzpatrick for the vacant NABF middleweight title.
27 July – 135 – Champion Hank Lundy defends against Ray Beltran in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
17 August – 140 – Champion Dierry Jean defends against Cosme Rivera in Montreal, Canada.
And their will be more as the days go on!
19 May – 140- Dierry Jean defeated Leonardo Tyner by unanimous decision in Montreal, Canada, to win the vacant title.
108 – Pedro Guevera defeated Jose Guadalupe Martinez in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, to retain he title.
2 June – 168- Sakio Bika defeated champion Dyah Davis by unanimoius decision to win the NABF title in Carson, California.
23 June – Heavyweight – Tony Grano defeated DaVarryl Williamson by KO4 in Hollywood, Florida, to win the vacant title.
The Referee / Judges clinics will be held on Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2.
The NABF Meeting will be held on Monday, December 3, from 3:00 pm-5:00pm.
We will have an abbreviated agenda covering our business meeting, financial report, and championship activity, including our Annual Awards presentation.
We will also be having an official NABF Convention in late May or June of 2013.
Despite any controversy, our sport is alive and well. In fact, according to Forbes Magazine, the two highest paid athletes in the world are Floyd and Manny.