Boxing Is in Mourning: Marty Denkin Died
By Victor Cota
The World Boxing Council and its President Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar, plus the entire world of Boxing, are mourning the death of a great referee, judge and member of the California Athletic Commission Marty Denkin.
Above all Marty was a great friend of many people in our sport, especially Don Jose Sulaiman. Marty died in West Covina, California.
Marty was born on February 25, 1934 in New York, and from a very young age he settled in California, from where he developed his entire career.
In his long tenure as a judge and referee, Marty worked more than 1,500 fights, and several hundred of them were title bouts.
Due to his class and fame, he was called to act in various films with an unforgettable boxing theme. In 1980 he starred in Ragging Bull, the biography of former middleweight world champion, Jake LaMotta.
In 1982 Sylvester Stallone invited him to take part in Rocky III and the same happened in 1985 for Rocky IV.
As long as there’s Boxing, Marty will forever be remembered and revered as ax truly great boxing man.
Rest in peace Dear Friend.