Category Archives: Glove2Glove

In Rusty’s Corner

Rubin 0001 crop In Rustys Corner

 

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years and has offered his expertise to this website “dmboxing” since 2007

 

Short and sweet in this summer heat!

On July 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, it looks like a great card promoted by Golden Boy and shown on ShowTime PPV.

The fight is for the WBC/WBA super welterweight title and this is a fight card I would definitely buy (since I am limited to go in person).

Saul Canelo Alvarez, who suffered his only loss in 45 fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr., takes on dangerous southpaw Erislandy Lara who has only lost to Paul Williams by a very close decision.

Alvarez, who has been known to never turn down a fight is only 23 years old and boats a 43-1-1 record with 31 knockouts.

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

rusty rubin pic crop 219x300 In Rustys Corner Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years and has contributed to “dmboxing.com” since 2007.

A stroll down memory lane takes me back about 12 years, to Ricky Sports Bar in San Leandro, California.

It is/was rated the third top sports bar in America and with good reason.

I was asked to host an event for the Muhammad Ali Foundation and was honored to do so. I had net Ali on a number of occasions and found him to be quite a humble guy, much different than his reputation.

The person doing the asking was my good friend Ernie (Mr. C. in Heaven) Orosco, and it was a for a cause I totally support. Ernie had been doing a fantastic Howard Cosell impression for many years.

Personally, unlike Ernie, I had a total dislike for Cosell, based upon my one-time (thank goodness) meeting with him, but that’s a story for another day.

So, I flew to Oakland and was picked up at the airport by Ernie and taken to the Hilton where I was treated very well.

I found it amusing that while Ricky’s is mainly an Oakland Raider fan bar, I was asked not to mention the “Niners” who were their rivals from across the Bay.

Ricky’s owner, was Ricky Ricardo, and seriously folks, his wife’s name was Lucy. Both were excellent hosts. I did wonder where Fred and Ethel were, but I didn’t really have time to ask.

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

RR 1 crop In Rustys Corner

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years.

No memories for this article. I believe it is far more important to comment on former NBA (the “B” is for basketball, not boxing) owner Donald Sterling, or more important by far, the overall issue of racism in our country.

Growing up in a big city, I don’t understand racism at all. I was taught early on that everyone is born the same, no matter their color or ethnicity. And, being in my share of locker rooms, I know we all come equipped with the same body parts. Of course we are not of the same gender. Everyone has feelings and desires, we’re all part of a world community and we must be able to live together in peace.

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

 In Rustys Corner 

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years and has offered his expertise to “dmboxing” since 2007.

Let’s take another stroll down my memory lane.

Last week Rubin “Hurricane” Carter past away from prostate cancer at age 76.

I had a chance to meet this mild mannered light heavyweight contender at the WBC Convention in Las Vegas about 15 years ago. The WBC President (the late) Jose Sulaiman presented Carter with an ‘honorary’ championship belt.

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

RR pic crop 223x300 In Rustys Corner

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years. He has offered is expertise and input to “dmboxing” website since 2007

Let’s take another stroll down my memory lane.

This time I must state how much I missed the Southern California based World Boxing Hall of Fame.

While it has not held any events in about ten years, for whatever reasons (I don’t ask), I miss my good friends and the friendships we made.

I attended the enshrinement events for about eight years, and met some of the finest boxing people you’d ever want to know. I’d like to see them again as I miss them all.

I was always treated very well by everyone involved and about the only complaint I had was the seats were not made for long sitting for someone with a bad back.

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

Pacquiao vs. Bradley crop 300x213 In Rustys Corner

banner April 300x101 In Rustys Corner

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years. He is a dear friend, an expert in boxing and has contributed to www.dmboxing.com since 2007.

Let’s take another walk down my memory lane.

Some years back my wife and I were invited to attend a fight card in New Orleans. Our host was former heavyweight, now trainer Beau Williford. Although I’ve never been big on humidity, when it comes to the Big Easy and Cajun cooking, you don’t have to ask me twice.

During this trip Lois and I met and became friends with the late Angelo Dundee (whom I already knew), Deidre Gogarty, Billy Major and Suzanne Riccio Major to name a few.

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years, and has served dmboxing.com since 2007 with his expertise in boxing.

IMG 0428 In Rustys Corner

Let’s take another walk down my memory lane.

This time I am going to write about my late good friend, Jack Welsh.

Jack was a long time sportswriter, living in Vegas, when we first me in the early 1980’s. He appeared to be almost as goofy as I was so it was very comfortable getting to know him.

He was a bit older than me, divorced and was good friends with a mutual friend, Lee Samuels, publicist for Top Rank.

I had heard many stories about Jack, but some were too hard to believe, but getting to know him, I found that these stories would not come close to the way Jack really was, and, with the possible exception of my best friend Sue, (AKA Woozel), was the most fun loving and unpredictable person I ever met.

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years. He is a wonderful friend and has contributed to this website since 2007.

Rusty DM crop1 In Rustys Corner

No walk down memory lane this time around as a lot has transpired since my last article.

First let’s take a good look at the upcoming fight this weekend between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo.

This bout will be shown on ShowTime (PPV ) and takes place on March 8 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. It’s also for the light middlweight title.

Canelo is coming off his first loss, but a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. is nothing to get upset about. No one has beaten ‘money’ yet.

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

rusty rubin pic crop 219x300 In Rustys Corner
Rusty Rubin has contributed to this website since 2007

Sad to report the passing of WBC President Jose Sulaiman, who went down for the count at age 82.

I’m well aware that some people didn’t like Sulaiman, who ruled the organization with pretty much an iron fist, but I always found him pleasant to talk to and knowledgeable about boxing.

I believe the last time we spoke, it was briefly, shortly before the Leonard – Duran fight in Vegas.***

Continue reading

In Rusty’s Corner

RUSTY PIC crop 234x300 In Rustys Corner

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer – covering the sweet science for more than 35 years – he has contributed to this website since 2007.

First, let me announce with sadness that my good friend, boxing promoter and matchmaker Moe Smith passed away in Idaho on Oct. 28. Moe was a great guy and a great friend (along with his wife Marcia). These are the tough old timers that boxing can ill afford to lose.***

Also, let me tell you of my New Years resolution, only one, which I intend to keep. I will be retiring from boxing and devote full time to my next book and taking care of my ailing wife, Lois. I will still do some fight analysis as time allows, but sticking to a regular schedule now is going to be tough.

Continue reading