Category Archives: Rusty Rubin

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao II

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

This past week, I enjoyed Manny Pacquiao as guest on Fox Sports 1 “Undisputed” hosted by Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.

Pacquiao, the former eight-division champion (61-7-2 / 39 by KO) and current WBA “Regular” Champion, made it very clear that he wants a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0 / 27 by KO), but he first has to take care of business in his upcoming July 20 welterweight showdown with unbeaten WBA Champion Keith Thurman (29-0 / 22 by KO) in Las Vegas.

At the age of 40, and Mayweather 42 years old, does anybody really want this match?

Their fight in May 2015 was the highest grossing PPV boxing event in history, and I doubt a rematch will even come close.

On the TV show, Pacquiao said “I still deserved the win, but respect the judges.” The judges scores were unanimous 116-112, 116-112, 118-110 … my scorecard was 9 to 3 in rounds, 117-111, for the winner Mayweather.

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Why Mike Tyson is NOT in My Top Ten

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on September 8, 2008


By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

I have rated many fighters in many different divisions, eras, and ethnic groups. One of my first ranking features that I posted on this Web site (see Archives / August 2007 or Rankings on menu to view) was my view of the top ten heavyweights of all time (i.e.) “Rating the Heavies”, in which I have gotten some criticism for not including Mike Tyson in my elite group.

First let me say that it is always a pleasure to write what I have seen in my 48 years of following boxing as a sport I deeply love. I have seen every heavyweight champion fight, either by living during his era, by film or by speaking with individuals who actually saw these champions fight, even at the turn of the 20th century. I respect everyone’s opinions and, of course, have mine to tell after having studied this very subject, giving a great degree of research on my part.

As I get older, the majority of people who have disputed that Tyson could have beaten Ali or Holmes if they fought in their primes are mostly people whom, if I asked, “Who was Cassius Clay?”, would not know the answer any more than they would know that George Reeves was the first Superman. This simply tells me that they never knew the fighter that beat a more feared man than Tyson ever was, that being Sonny Liston, and who also survived the biggest knock down in his career in the 1963 Henry Cooper fight, and all when he was Cassius Clay.

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Rusty Rubin R.I.P.

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on November 13, 2014

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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”.

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FROM THE DESK OF: David Martinez

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(Summer 2016 Edition)

 
As summer is now here, it is also a special time in my life because another “Happy Birthday” is here for me on June 25th.

My deep interest in boxing began back in 1961 and has been an integral part of my life since then. And the best thing about it is that I have met so many wonderful people.

I am truly delighted to bring my website to you with many categories for your viewing pleasure. And there are some people who kindly contribute to the success of this website, and to whom I would like to say thank you with the highest respect, as I treasure their involvement.

They are: John Boitnott (Web Master), Bob Quackenbush (Photo Editing and Proof Reader), Kathy Kraft (Proof Reader), Tom Donelson (Author, Member Boxing Writers Association), Jim Amato (Senior Boxing Writer), Harold Lederman (HBO World Championship Boxing / Hey Harold!), Steve Corbo (Advisor and Guest Post), Adam Pollock (Book Reviews), and in memory of a man and a friend that we all miss, the former editor of Ring Sports Magazine – and in 2007,  my first contributor to this website – Rusty Rubin (In Rusty’s Corner) R.I.P.

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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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In Rusty’s Corner

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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