Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer
I am continuing to work hard on my next book. I’m still hoping to find 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.
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 instances that you’ve experience 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.
Good/great fight on HBO TV this weekend, a rematch between Brandon Rios and Michael Alvarado, for the interim WBO light welterweight crown.
Their first battle (more like a war) ended with Rios scoring a seventh round TKO on October 13, last year.
The bout will be held at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
At 26, Rios is six years younger than Alvarado but is an inch shorter and has a inch and a half reach disadvantage.
Rios comes into the contest sporting a 31-0-1 record with 23 knockouts, while Alverado suffered his only loss to Rios in his last fight. He has a 33-1 record, also with 23 Knockouts.
Alvarado will be seeking revenge for his only loss and is more of a 1-punch knockout artist than Rios, who tends to wear his foes down before stopping them.
Not much to separate these two and no matter who wins the fans watching will also benefit from the excitement.
I know Alvarado is as game as they come and is looking forward to this re-match. Rios is hungry as well, so, as they supposedly said in ancient Rome, let the game begin.
Have to pick someone, so the younger Rios again, this time by a very close decision.
Glove 2 Glove:
Prayers for the great Wilfredo Gomez who was hospitalized, in Puerto Rico, recently for breathing problems. The former three-time division world champion is 56 years old.
Prayers for the soul of former Olympic boxer (bronze medal) from the UK, Jim Lloyd, who passed away at age 73.
Recent illnesses of Carl “The Truth” Williams and Charles Rainier 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.
Health problems also facing another friend, Roger Davidson, who can use your prayers and ‘all the help he can get’.
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.
Needless to say we need prayers for the return to health of former champ Gerald McClellan, who is confined to wheelchairs.
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 don’t give out or sell out our members. I can almost assure you that your name 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com”.
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