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!
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.
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.
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.***
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