Wright, a native of Washington, D.C., was a 5-foot-10 southpaw who captured the NABF
light middleweight title twice (1995-96, 2000) and four world 154-pound title belts.
In contrast, NBFO aspired to be a national organization, addressing a wide range of black women's issues, while NABF
, based in Chicago, espoused something of a self-help orientation, reserving consciousness raising sessions for black women while offering classes for women and men of all races on topics including feminist history, black female-male relationships, assertiveness training, drug awareness, and discussions of beauty standards and body image.
The former world champion says it will be no holiday, as he takes on Juan Ruiz for the NABF
featherweight title in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Norberto Bravo, Tucson, Ariz., 12, for Ornelas' NABF
middleweight title; Nestor Rocha, Montebello, Calif., vs.
Springer reports that the National Association of Black Feminists (NABF
) took the schools a step further, creating freestanding alternative schools.
Their second meeting was on September 20, 1972, in New York, with the NABF
world crown at stake.
Recently, however, a new spirit of cooperation has developed among the younger NABF
leaders, who want to confront the various social and theological issues and seek to make a Christian response to these issues.
The Runcorn ``Reaper Man'' now faces a race against time to replace the former NABF
all-American champion, who blamed a training injury for his late withdrawal this week.
He was again outpointed by Ottke in September 2000 and, following his defeat by Echols, he captured the NABF
title when he outpointed Fernando Zuniga last October.
Philadelphia's Brewer, who lost the title to Ottke in October 1998, clinched his 37th win - including 26 stoppages - against eight losses, when he outpointed Fernando Zuniga for the NABF
title in October.
It was the latest addition to his list of firsts -- he was also the first Native person to ever win the North American Boxing Federation (NABF
) heavyweight title.
For his part, Palicte (24-2, with 20 KOs) retained the NABF
super flyweight diadem with a TKO win over Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in Round Rock, Texas last year.