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Rusty Rubin R.I.P.

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By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

When I think about the many friends I have met in over fifty years of being involved in boxing – one name surfaces to the top – Rusty Rubin.

This week, on Tuesday November 11, 2014, Rusty, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Reno, Nevada.

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I met Rusty back in the late nineties upon my entry into the World Boxing Hall of Fame as a Director of the Board.  He would always come to our annual banquet and we “instantly” became friends from that point forward in life.  I wrote articles for his RingSports Magazine and when I founded my website dmboxing.com in July 2007; he offered and was my first feature writer with his award winning column “In Rusty’s Corner”.

I respected this man so much for the beautiful human being that he was.  He was the only boxing publisher / writer / author that offered prayers to the sick and deceased with his offering “Glove 2 Glove” on a regular basis.

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Upon hearing about his death, I was stunned and numbed, with tears in my eyes.  He will be missed by many, but he is now resting peacefully in Heaven with God.

Rusty’s legacy will ALWAYS be remembered and never forgotten on my website, as I will keep his name embedded in the menu section under Categories for forever viewing.

In Rusty’s Corner

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

For my wedding present to David Martinez, along with my congratulations and support, I offer this column.

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The fight is a challenging one to predict. The one thing we can say with reasonable certainty is that it will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 18.

This is a fight between the strong European power puncher Genedy Golovkin and veteran Marco Antonio Rubio.

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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.

Once again, short and not-so sweet in this summer heat!

Rematch time.

Marco Maidana, who almost beat undefeated Floyd Mayweather in their previous match, now takes on the multi time champion in a rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 13.

A lot of folks thought Maidana had won their previous fight, although I was not one of them.

In their last battle, Maidana who is a puncher/brawler goaded Mayweather into a brawl, and Mayweather took the bait and decided to brawl with a brawler. That stupid decision almost cost him dearly.

All Mayweather had to do than, and now, is play hit and run and he’s going to give Maidana (and the fans) a very long night.

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My friend, Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer and has covered the sweet science for more than 35 years. He has been part of the “dmboxing” team with his expertise since 2007 and he is much appreciated by all ~ thank you Rusty!

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This week, from Carson Cal. and televised on ShowTime, a very interesting and probably very exciting boxing card.

The main event features two undefeated welterweights, Kell Brook from the United Kingdom will take on Shawn Porter.

Brook, is 28 and boast a record of 32-0 with 22 knockouts. It’s impressive but his list of foes do to qualify as a who’s who in the welterweight division. This fight will give him the recognition and acceptance that he belongs.

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

Short and not-so sweet in this summer heat!

First, please sent out prayers for boxing good guy and my good friend Johnny “The Downey Flash” Ortiz. Johnny, who I have known for many years, is a compassionate human being.

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His organs are shutting down and he’s in a hospice in Southern California. He’s a battler, but this one, even with our prayers, will be hard to overcome. Hang in there Johnny; a lot of great people are in your corner.

I also request prayers for the mother of Eva Futch (widow of Eddie), who is suffering from cancer. It would mean a lot to her to know that we’re all lining up as her entourage.***

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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