My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short videos regarding up coming fights. Here’s a look at this Saturdays WBA Middleweight Championship fight – Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale.
My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides this website with short videos regarding up coming fights. Here’s a look at the Terence Crawford vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa WBO lightweight title fight.
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.
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!
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.
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
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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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Keith Thurman last Saturday night victory showed constant growth as he used all his arsenal against Julio Diaz. The first round showed the mismatch quickly as Thurman showed he was more than ready for the grizzly veteran Diaz as he simply hit Diaz at will. The second round saw Thurman throw punches from different angles as Diaz had no answer defensively. One combinations forced Diaz to his knee and it was a matter of time. The only drama was when the end was coming.
In the third round, Diaz managed to land the his only real meaningful punch of the night as he nailed Thurman with a left hook but a Thurman right to the body hurt Diaz’s rib. Diaz went back to his corner and he was barely able to breathe; leading his corner to stop the fight. Thurman showed defensive nuance and able to avoid many of Diaz’s haymakers and he showed quick hands to go with the power.
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.