Category Archives: Upcoming Fights

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. 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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Hey Harold!

 Hey Harold!

My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing has kindly sent me two short videos for viewing regarding the WBO welterweight championship: Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley … I am delighted that Harold has offered his expertise to this website:  thank you Harold!

(click onto links below for viewing)

Lederman on Bradley

Lederman on Pacquiao

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. He is a dear friend, an expert in boxing and has contributed to since 2007.

Let’s take another walk down my memory lane.

Some years back my wife and I were invited to attend a fight card in New Orleans. Our host was former heavyweight, now trainer Beau Williford. Although I’ve never been big on humidity, when it comes to the Big Easy and Cajun cooking, you don’t have to ask me twice.

During this trip Lois and I met and became friends with the late Angelo Dundee (whom I already knew), Deidre Gogarty, Billy Major and Suzanne Riccio Major to name a few.

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West Coast Fighters Bring Heat To The Windy City

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By Steve Corbo


Veterans Park District’s Leyden Boxing Gym in suburban Chicago was the scene of some hot and heavy action last week as a couple of undefeated fighters from the West Coast got in some work with a spirited sparring session.

Roger Romo from Oxnard, California brought his professional record of 5-0-3, and a wealth of experience, into the gym to work with Tacoma, Washington’s Mike Gavronski, who sports a professional record of 13-0-1. In addition to having worked with the likes of Sergio Martinez and Kelly Pavlik, Romo has grown up in boxing as the younger brother of two time world champion Fernando Vargas.

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In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is an award winning boxing writer, covering the sweet science for more than 35 years, and has served since 2007 with his expertise in boxing.

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Let’s take another walk down my memory lane.

This time I am going to write about my late good friend, Jack Welsh.

Jack was a long time sportswriter, living in Vegas, when we first me in the early 1980’s. He appeared to be almost as goofy as I was so it was very comfortable getting to know him.

He was a bit older than me, divorced and was good friends with a mutual friend, Lee Samuels, publicist for Top Rank.

I had heard many stories about Jack, but some were too hard to believe, but getting to know him, I found that these stories would not come close to the way Jack really was, and, with the possible exception of my best friend Sue, (AKA Woozel), was the most fun loving and unpredictable person I ever met.

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In Rusty’s Corner

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

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No walk down memory lane this time around as a lot has transpired since my last article.

First let’s take a good look at the upcoming fight this weekend between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo.

This bout will be shown on ShowTime (PPV ) and takes place on March 8 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. It’s also for the light middlweight title.

Canelo is coming off his first loss, but a loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. is nothing to get upset about. No one has beaten ‘money’ yet.

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Bradley vs. Pacquiao II

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By David Martinez  /


I learned earlier this week that the stage is all but set for the WBO welterweight championship, Timothy Bradley (31-0 / 12 by KO) vs. Manny Pacquiao (55-4-2 / 38 by KO), to settle their unfinished business on April 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In their last fight, Bradley was awarded a controversial 12 round split decision on June 9, 2012, and just about everybody, myself included, thought Bradley was very fortunate to have been declared the winner.
Since then, Bradley has proven himself with his “2013 Fight of the Year” win over Ruslan Provodnikov, and a 12 round split decision over Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao had the knockout loss to Marquez in December 2012, and most recently won a convincing one-sided decision over Brandon Rios.
Both fighters are listed in my personal top (12) dozen “pound for pound” best in boxing, and this bout will prove what boxing needs to maintain - the best fighting the best!

In Rusty’s Corner

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Rusty Rubin has contributed to this website since 2007

Sad to report the passing of WBC President Jose Sulaiman, who went down for the count at age 82.

I’m well aware that some people didn’t like Sulaiman, who ruled the organization with pretty much an iron fist, but I always found him pleasant to talk to and knowledgeable about boxing.

I believe the last time we spoke, it was briefly, shortly before the Leonard – Duran fight in Vegas.***

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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 – he has contributed to this website since 2007.

First, let me announce with sadness that my good friend, boxing promoter and matchmaker Moe Smith passed away in Idaho on Oct. 28. Moe was a great guy and a great friend (along with his wife Marcia). These are the tough old timers that boxing can ill afford to lose.***

Also, let me tell you of my New Years resolution, only one, which I intend to keep. I will be retiring from boxing and devote full time to my next book and taking care of my ailing wife, Lois. I will still do some fight analysis as time allows, but sticking to a regular schedule now is going to be tough.

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