Category Archives: Upcoming Fights

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!

16 Aug In Rustys Corner

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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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 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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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 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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In Rusty’s Corner

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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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Hey Harold!

 Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly sends me short videos regarding up coming fights. Here’s a look at the Sergio Martinez vs. Miguel Cotto “lineal” WBC middleweight championship fight … I am delighted that Harold offers his expertise to this website!

Thank You ~ Harold

( click onto links below for viewing )

Hey Harold! Sergio Martinez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjbrcHk68mg

Hey Harold! Miguel Cotto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG0IxYKxsCA

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.

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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Hey Harold!

 Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing has kindly sent me three short videos regarding four-divisional champion Juan Manuel Marquez vs. former junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado; prior to their 12-round welterweight fight … I am delighted that Harold offers his expertise to this website: dmboxing.com

Thank You ~ Harold!

(click onto links below for viewing)

Boxing at the Forum  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhPNzO6bbB0

Juan Manuel Marquez  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRm5Lzvlk3I 

Mike Alvarado – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JM1OHRZeek

Tale of Two Fighters – Post Fight: Mayweather and Arreola

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By Tom Donelson  

Member Boxing Writers Association and has contributed to dmboxing since 2008.

This is the tale of two fighters, one still on the top oft the world and the other may have seen the end of his career as a title contender.

There are several things to consider about Floyd Mayweather beginning with his age. Over the first half of Mayweather’s fight with Maidana, Maidana continuously trapped Mayweather but was this strictly due to Mayweather’s age or simply due to Maidana toughness?  Maidana has shown over his career a fighter who could take a punch and to continue his pressure style. He is a fighter who can’t be denied and Mayweather difficulty with Maidana could be related to his style as much as Mayweather’s age.

What intrigue me was the second half of the fight as Maidana slowed down just enough to allow Mayweather to escape.  It is usually Mayweather who controlled the pace but in this fight; Maidana set the pace and forced Mayweather to fight a quicker pace.  Over the last six rounds, Mayweather was able to escape from Maidana pressure and keep the fight in the middle of the ring.  For a 37 year old fighter, he appeared to be the fresher of the two.  The one thing positive for Mayweather was his 54% accuracy of punches connected but the negative is that Maidana connected on as many punches as Mayweather.  While Maidana connected on only 24% of his punches, Mayweather got hit with more punches than in the past decades and one reason is that Maidana threw twice of punches and kept moving forward throughout the fight.  So are we witnessing the slow erosion of the Mayweather skills or was it a case that Maidana had the right style to fight Mayweather?

Who does Mayweather fight next?   Rule one for Mayweather, which opponent bring in the big bucks?  I suspect that a Maidana rematch or Cotto if he gets past Sergio Martinez are the two opponents who will guarantee some big bucks.  Another fight is Amir Khan but this only works if Mayweather thinks there is more money in fighting Khan as oppose to Maidana or Cotto.  Plus if Mayweather wants to fight in September then Khan is out due to Ramadan.

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