Luis DeCubas Sr., a Boxing Legend, Nominated for the International Boxing Hall of Fame

11/13/2023 - No comments

Luis DeCubas Sr., a boxing promoter who’s been around the block for 40 years – yes, that long – has just been tipped for a spot in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Talk about a long-awaited nod of approval for his stellar career! This guy hasn’t just been hanging around the sport; he’s been deep in it, earning his stripes and, finally, some well-deserved kudos from those who matter.

Ah, and let’s not forget his claim to fame: breathing new life into the career of none other than Hall of Famer Roberto Duran. DeCubas Sr. hasn’t just been promoting fights; he’s been the godfather to a whole lineup of boxers, shaping and steering professional boxing. His nomination? Well, that’s just a big, shiny badge of honor for his lifelong dedication and undeniable sway in the boxing world.

Here’s a man who’s been the guiding force behind some of the greatest fighters from Cuba, his homeland. Even now, under the Warriors Boxing banner, he’s not showing any signs of slowing down. His heart still beats for boxing, and he’s as keen as ever to spot and groom the next big thing in the ring.

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In his own words, “It is a tremendous honor to be nominated for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. I have dedicated my life to this sport, and I am humbled by this recognition from my peers and the boxing community,” Luis DeCubas Sr. shared. “When I first got into this sport in the early 80’s, I never imagined it would lead to an International Boxing Hall of Fame nomination. It’s an amazing honor just to be on the ballot and I want to thank my wife, my family and everyone who’s helped me get to this point in my career.”

And now, for the grand finale, a roll call of the world champions and fighters that Luis DeCubas Sr. has rubbed shoulders with in his four decades as a boxing promoter. Let’s just say it’s not a short list:

Boxer Achievement(s) Nationality
Roberto Duran Hall of Famer, WBC Middleweight Panama
Eusebio Pedroza Hall of Famer, Featherweight Champion Panama
Felix Tito Trinidad Hall of Famer, 3 Division Champion Puerto Rico
Wilfredo Gomez Hall of Famer, 3 Time World Champion Puerto Rico
Joel Casamayor WBA Featherweight, WBC Lightweight Cuba
Guillermo Rigondeaux WBA Bantamweight, WBO Super Bantamweight Cuba
Robert Daniels WBA Cruiserweight USA
Santiago Samaniego WBA Light Middleweight Panama
Diosbelys Hurtado WBA Light Welterweight Cuba
Alejandro Berrio IBF Super Middleweight Colombia
Yuriorkis Gamboa WBA Featherweight Cuba
Rances Barthelemy IBF Junior Lightweight, IBF Lightweight Cuba
Charles Martin IBF Heavyweight USA
Krzysztof Glowacki Cruiserweight Poland
Murat Gassiev IBF Cruiserweight, WBA Cruiserweight Russia
Krzysztof Wlodarczyk WBC Cruiserweight, IBF Cruiserweight Poland
David Morrell WBA Super Middleweight Cuba
Caleb Truax IBF Super Middleweight USA
Kiryl Relikh WBA Super Lightweight Belarus
Yuniel Dorticos WBA Cruiserweight, IBF Cruiserweight Cuba
Jessica McCaskill WBA Lightweight, WBO/IBF Welterweight USA
Carlos Molina IBF Junior Middleweight Mexico
Many Rodriguez IBF Bantamweight Puerto Rico
Andrzej Fonfara Light Heavyweight, World Champion Poland
John John Molina Lightweight Puerto Rico
Jose Ribalta Heavyweight Cuba
Mauricio Pastrana World IBF Flyweight Colombia
Tony Ayala Jr. Middleweight Mexico/USA
Jorge Luis Gonzalez Heavyweight Cuba
Juan Carlos Gomez Heavyweight Cuba
Emanuel Augustus Burton Welterweight USA
Erislandy Lara 2 Time World Champion Cuba
Ben Tackie Super Lightweight Contender Ghana
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