In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin has been an award winning boxing
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I €am getting frustrated. Surely some of you readers will have some great stories for my final tome. I am still not setting any firm deadline, but if you have stories to help with my next book, which 100% of the proceeds will be used in the fight against cancer, please get them to me as soon as you can.

I €am always looking for stories of miracles, faith, and inspiration, not necessarily boxing related, to help inspire those in need and to support the effort to finally wipe out this dread disease.

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I have been giving a lot of thought to ways we might improve our sport. Here are some thoughts.

I know like a lot of people, I don’€™t like the arrogance that is often shown by many fighters. Here a€™s a news flash, you are only the best until somebody comes along and beats you, or you actually fight some ‘real’ competition 다운로드. Until a fighter does that, he should keep his mouth shut.

Even than, there are many fighters who keep winning without anyone having to hear about their personal opinion about themselves.

Floyd Mayweather has walked the walk and has earned the right to be somewhat arrogant.

Manny Pacquiao has earned the right, but never appeared to be anything but modest, in and out of the ring.

Guys like Paulie Malanaggi annoy me because while they can mix it up a bit, they continue to fight on into old age. He’€™s tried his hand at doing some color on the televised fights, but I haven’t been overly impressed. Just my opinion here, but while Paulie criticizes some fans for knowing little or nothing about the sport, I do believe that many old time writers know a bit more than he does. I wish him every success, he’s earned that in the ring, but alienating the fans that
boxing needs right now, is a major mistake. Freedom of speech is one thing, but hurting the sport that needs a lot of help is another 다운로드.

Boxing commissions not enforcing the rules on steroids or drug abuse penalties is also costing fans. Why make rules when you won’€™t enforce them. Of course this is a problem with many sports, not just boxing. Instead of having the participants respect the rules, we give them a slap on the wrist. Pardon me, but rules were made for a reason!

I believe we need a two strike your out rule to be enforced when it comes to the use of steroids. Maybe one might be fairer, but how often does it get enforced. Like in our society, you break the law you pay the price. (Except often politicians break the law and are rewarded by being re-elected, but that’s another issue).

Who are the baddest men on the planet? Those who top the leader-board in the many sanctioning bodies. At best, this is a confusion to fans, and you know even boxing writers like myself (arguable) 웨이보 영상 다운로드? have problems when fans ask who is the champion of this or that division (we should go back to eight weight divisions) and I have to answer €œWhat sanctioning body?

We should stick with the three major sanctioning bodies and if desired go with the WBO as a fourth. They ha€™ve earned out respect over the years. But the point is if the boxing writers are confused, what does that say about the fans? We have to find a more simple ways of rating fighters.

Finally, I know it may be considered age discrimination, but once a fighter retires they should only be allowed one comeback, and only if they pass a complete physical, which should include speech impediments and walking a straight
line. In other words look for signs of dementia before it’s too late. I know of no fan who wants to see their once favorite fighter living in a mental ward because of €˜just one more fight€™. It’€™s never just one more if you win!

Anyhow, those are my thoughts, the readers are always welcome to agree or disagree and their opinions will be respected!

Glove2Glove.

Prayers for the souls of former World Champion Emile Griffith, 75; Carmelo Negron, fighter out of Puerto Rico 54; Philadelphia Middleweight Marvin Edelman, 82 and Lenny LaPaglia, Chicago great.

I ask for your prayers for a successful surgery and quick recovery of my wife Lois and good friend and neighbor Norma Davidson who is now recovering from surgery.

Prayers and a special request goes out to long-time fight judge Harold Lederman who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and temporarily removed from his post at HBO. The special request is for you to e-mail or call HBO and ask that he be returned to his post as quickly as possible. Harold is an old friend who certainly deserves better treatment than this.

Gary Balleto, Charles Rainier and former champ Wilfredo Gomez have been 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 Hall of Fame 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 legally blind and confined to a wheelchair.

On behalf of all these great fighters who have risked their life and health in our great sport, we continue to thank you for your ongoing prayers. May the good Lord bless each and every one of you.

Do you know of any boxing people in need of spiritual uplifting and/or prayers? It’€™s absolutely free.

You can join Glove to Glove! Just drop us a line. Membership to our prayer group is always free to all and no one will ever contact you except for other prayer requests.

We never give out or sell out our membership list. I can almost assure you that your name or contact information will not suddenly appear on anyone’s mailing list. Why almost? Because there are hackers out there and every one is
vulnerable.

In short, there is absolutely no obligation to join Glove2Glove. Every prayer request is most welcome and I know that all of the recipients will appreciate it.

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

To join the Glove2Glove prayer group, or just request much needed prayers, drop Dave Wilcox a line at ubtdave@earthlink.net.Or contact me care of the website you’re reading this on.

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 the award winning managing editor (of Ringsports.com) as well as now defunct Nevada Boxing and Ringsports Magazine.

He is also the acclaimed author of three highly acclaimed boxing books! €œWoozel, Boxing and Me€, €œOff the Canvas€ and €œBilly Soose, the Champion Time Forgot€ co-authored by fellow scribe and friend 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. Please know that all proceeds from these books will be used to fight cancer.

I WOULD LIKE TO URGE THAT ALL MY MANY 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, ALTHOUGH I KNOW IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE AND THAT NETWORKING IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE WORDS OUT.

€œHENCEFORTH, (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.
€œI 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.

STORIES OF INSPIRATION AND MIRACLES ARENEEDED: 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.

€œInspiration 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.

€œI 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, besides living long enough to finish this book 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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