In Rusty’s Corner (Opinion on Stallone/Tyson)

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

Been a strange holiday for this old guy and a lot of questions I have to answer.

First, while I did not vote for the induction of Mike Tyson for the International Hall of Fame (not without a designation that he performed under the influence of performance enhancing drugs), he got it anyway, and, record wise, it was well deserved 쇼미더머니4 노래 다운로드.

Let me assure everyone that I had nothing to do with the voting for Sylvester Stallone, as I don’t vote for anyone in the expanded category. Stallone may or may not have deserved an Oscar for Rocky, but that doesn’t mean he’s a boxing guy, let alone qualified for the hallowed grounds of Canastota, NY.

Maybe the IBHOF feels that I’m not qualified to vote in the expanded category, fair enough. It matters not. I just want to make it clear that I also had nothing to do with any recent voting in that designation 드래곤 길들이기2 다운로드. I’ll take the heat when I deserve it, but not in this instance. I’d rather take the fifth, drink it, and then stand on my Constitutional rights. I’m not guilty!

Anyhow, my congratulations to all the new inductees including Tyson, Kosta Tszyu and Julio Cesar Chavez. Well done!***

One of my hopes for the New Year is that boxing produces far more Manny Pacquiao’s and far less Floyd Mayweather’s 뮤직 천국 다운로드.

To be fair, Mayweather’s legal troubles are small compared to many other athletes who have been in a bit of trouble with the law, but as an undefeated champion he should represent our sport far better outside of the ring.

I have to believe that Mayweather is afraid to put his undefeated tag on the line by fighting Pacquiao. If he fights Pacquiao and loses, he stands to lose a lot of value for future fights 다운로드.

Right now Pac Man is scheduled to face Shane Mosley in Vegas on May 7th. Why? Good question. But when you look at the top fighters who Pacquiao can fight, there’s not much out there. It’s the sad state of boxing at the present time. It has to get better; I just hope it’s soon.

For the record, I have Pacquiao down as my top pound for pound fighter in the world 액세스 2016 무료 다운로드.

As for Mayweather, to be fair, as in other professions, boxers almost get unwanted media attention for what they do wrong then what they do right.***

Another often discussed problem with pugilism is that ex-great Evander Holyfield, and a host of other pretenders refuse to retire from the sport. They are making boxing the laughing stock of sports, and that really isn’t all that difficult to do.

Evander Holyfield vs. Sherman ‘Tank’ Williams? You have to be kidding. Does anybody care?

What our sport needs more of are class acts, who travel to the fights, sign some autographs and shake some hands, former champs Ernie Terrell and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini are great examples of such a past great. And, there are far more good guys in the pugilistic world than bad.

Anyhow, I hope you had a great holiday season and also glad you’re joining me again for another round.

Glove 2 Glove:

A number of people have left us before the holiday season has begun.

Please say prayers for the souls of: tough guy, Bennie Briscoe, Helen Dundee (wife of Angelo); Henrietta King, (promoter Don’s wife) 87; former middleweight with a big punch, Danny Nardico, 85; South African light heavyweight Herbert (The Hawk) Hlubi and Charles Scioli, 97, a well known celeb in both amateur and pro boxing. Add to this list a younger ex-fighter named Eddie Vick.

Prayers are requested for the health of outstanding trainer Joe Sousa, who is fighting the fight of his life against cancer.

Prayers are requested for the return to health of former women fighter Christy Martin who is recovering in Florida.

Prayers requested for the return to health of Archie Wright, 2, who wandered into some dangerous substances.

Prayers for the complete return to good health to my old friend, promoter, and ex-wrestler Jack ‘Moe’ Smith who had complete reconstructive knee surgery a couple of weeks back. Moe’s a fighter and making a complete recovery.

Tough fighter and great competitor Scott LeDoux, who was always in shape (as I prefer to remember him). Scott has ALS and has been given less than six months to live.

Sad to report that Genaro Hernandez’ cancer has returned. We ask for your prayers to help “Chicanito” in his battle against this relentless foe.

On behalf of these great fighters who have given their all in our great sport, we thank you for your ongoing prayers.

If you know of any boxing people in need of spiritual uplift and/or prayers? Just drop us a line. Membership is free to all and no one will ever contact you except for prayer requests, or put your name on anyone’s mailing list. Every prayer request is welcome and I know the recipient will appreciate it.

God listens!

To join us, or just request needed prayers, drop Dave Wilcox a line at ubtdave@earthlink.net

Glove2Glove, which has been a long-time integral part of the defunct Ringsports.com magazine and website. It is a program I wish to continue a long after I have left the sport and this earth. I want to thank Dave and Deborah Wilcox, who have offered to take over the program and promised to continue it indefinitely. This generous offer means a lot to me. We always welcome new members.***

Thanks and God bless.***

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