In Rusty’s Corner

IMG 0428 150x150 In Rustys CornerRusty Rubin has been a boxing writer for more than 30 years.

Hard work continues on my next book. I’m still hoping to find a few more boxing fans and others who can and will contribute to it with true stories of inspiration and miracles that they have experienced. All proceeds will go to help find a cure for cancer.

FYI, I do not have cancer and as far as I know, no one in my family has ever had it, so like many people, I’ve seen first-hand the ravages of this terribly ugly disease, but I’ve also been blessed far more than most, albeit not financially, but with many friends and loved ones who have always been by my side.

I’m simply asking the readers for stories of inspiration and miracles, not money. The stories that I’m seeking do not have to be boxing related or religion based, just honest experiences that you’ve had and want to share to help others. Your stories can help prolong and hopefully save many lives. Your name can be withheld by request as it’s the stories I need for the book.

This week we have what should be a very exciting Jr. Middleweight bout to unify the WBA/WBC titles. The fight is to be held in San Antonio, and needless to say, a lot is at stake for both fighters.

Upcoming southpaw, 27 year old Austin Trout will be taking on an unbeaten, 22 year- old Canelo Alvarez.

Trout is 26-0 with 14 knockouts. He has an inch and a half reach advantage and stands an inch taller than Alvarez, but he doesn’t have the experience, as the younger Alvarez has 15 more fights on his record 41-0-1 (30).

Since neither fighter shows a lot of one-punch knockout power, you would think that this fight should go to a decision. Here’s the caveat, because of their styles and Trout’s height advantage, the fight could easily end with a clash of heads and a lot of blood being spilled.

It should be exciting and short or long and dull, but I doubt the dull part would add to the equation.

This fight will end in a clash of heads mid-way and whoever is ahead on the score a card with have their hands raised.

Call me goofy (I’ve been called a lot worse), but I think Alvarez will be ahead on the scorecards and win a technical decision.

Glove 2 Glove: Prayers for the souls of Carl “The Truth” Williams, 53, Eileen Brook (Harold Lederman’s mother-in-law, 96, Michael Norgane of the UK, 31, and Al Duarte 80.

Charles Rainier and former champ Wilfredo Gomez are ailing so prayers are requested.

Also request prayers for Joey Gamache Sr. trainer and promoter of former champ Joey Jr. The elder Gamache is fighting cancer.

Former heavyweight champ Ken Norton can use your prayers to help him recover from a serious illness. Also there are reports that 71 year old Muhammad Ali is not doing well. Prayers are also requested for boxing guy Reginald Boucher, father in law of boxing writer Keith Teciera. Reginald is battling cancer.

Prayers for the return to health of outstanding boxing guys Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos. Alex has done much to improve the welfare of retired boxers. Your prayers for him have worked in the past. Alex is still facing some serious obstacles.

Young ex-champ Paul Williams was involved in a motorcycle accident and needs your prayers for a full recovery.

Prayers also requested for the recovery of former champ Rocky Lockridge.

Tony Triem is also in need of your prayers, as is L.H. Dalton.

Also prayers for the recovery of outstanding referee Mills Lane and Denis Wilcox.

Please say prayers for Phill Grazide of Santa Rosa, CA. a big supporter of amateur boxing, who is suffering the crippling effects of rheumatoid arthritis.

Also in need of prayers for the return to health is former champ Gerald McClellan, who is confined to a wheelchair.

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

Do you know of any boxing people in need of spiritual uplifting and/or prayers? It’s absolutely free. Join Glove to Glove! Just drop us a line. Membership to our prayer group is free to all and no one will ever contact you except for other prayer requests.

We never give out or sell out our members. I can almost assure you that your name or contact information will not suddenly appear on anyone’s mailing list. In short, there is absolutely no obligation. Every prayer request is most welcome and I know all the recipients will appreciate it.

Why? Because it’s healing to know that other people care, even about people they don’t know, and to have the knowledge that God always listens!

To join the Glove2Glove prayer group, or just request much needed prayers, drop Dave Wilcox a line at ubtdave@earthlink.net.

Glove2Glove, which had been a long-time integral part of the recently defunct Ringsports.com magazine and website. It is a wonderful program that I wish to have continued 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. Their generous offer means a lot to me. We always welcome new members.***

Thanks and God bless.***

Rusty Rubin, is an award winning managing editor (of Ringsports.com) as well as now defunct Nevada Boxing and Ringsports Magazine.

He is also the author of three highly acclaimed boxing books! “Woozel, Boxing and Me”, “Off the Canvas” and “Billy Soose, the Champion Time Forgot” co-authored by Tom Donelson.

These three books are all available at Authorhouse.com, and all major book retailers. They are all more than worth the small purchase price, or contact me via this website for a personally autographed copy at a small extra shipping charge. All proceeds from these books will be used to fight cancer.

RUSTY WOULD LIKE TO URGE ALL HIS FRIENDS TO LIST THE FOLLOWING INFO ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE AS WELL AS YOUR E-MAIL.

“HAVING BEEN BLESSED WITH SO MANY GREAT AND CARING PEOPLE IN MY LIFE, I HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO GET INVOLVED WITH NETWORKING; I’M JUST TOO DAMN TIRED AND OLD FOR THAT”.

“HENCEFORTH, (or at least for the current quarter) ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF ANY OR ALL OF MY BOOKS WILL GO TO THE SUSAN G. KOMAN FOUNDATION, AND BE USED TO FIND A CURE FOR BREAST CANCER.

I ALSO PROPOSE A CHALLENGE TO ALL OTHER JOURNALISTS, BOXING OR OTHERWISE, TO DO WHAT THEY CAN TO SUPPORT ME IN THIS EFFORT. IT’S ALSO  A CHANCE TO CHANGE THE PUBLIC OPINION OF THE WORKING PRESS AND OUR SPORT, AS WELL AS DOING SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD.

“MIRACLES ARE NEEDED: For my next book to inspire others and do our share to fight cancer. If you have any to share, send them to Rustyrubin@sbcglobal.net, and in the subject matter write the word miracle. Let’s all do our part to help find a permanent cure for this dread disease! Names will be withheld by request as it’s the stories of  inspiration that are most important. Please feel free to pass this request along to others who have experienced life changing experiences.

“Inspiration and stories of miracles do not have to be boxing or cancer related!

“Together we may be able to find a cure for cancer and result in a much needed knockout win for the sport of boxing.

“I now have some time to try to finish this latest work, which, God willing, will bring the world so much closer to finding a cure for cancer as well as improve the lives of others. Please send me your stories at rustyrubin@sbcglobal.net”.

Finally, “My 2013 New Year’s resolution was to spend the rest of my life by helping others, and I really need everyone’s help to do that. Just  by putting a smile on someone’s face helps to heal, not to mention giving yourself an uplifting feeling.

Please step into the ring with me to add power to all the voices that are crying out for a cure for dread diseases.

Keep punching, always….Rusty

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