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 and has contributed to this website since 2007

Short and not-so sweet in this summer heat!

First, please sent out prayers for boxing good guy and my good friend Johnny “The Downey Flash” Ortiz. Johnny, who I have known for many years, is a compassionate human being.

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His organs are shutting down and he’s in a hospice in Southern California. He’s a battler, but this one, even with our prayers, will be hard to overcome. Hang in there Johnny; a lot of great people are in your corner.

I also request prayers for the mother of Eva Futch (widow of Eddie), who is suffering from cancer. It would mean a lot to her to know that we’re all lining up as her entourage.***

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Rios wins by DQ … Vargas and Kovalev retain titles

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By Tom Donelson / Member Boxing Writers Association of America

I am not sure what to make of last Saturday night fights in Vegas other to say Referee Vic Drakulich became the main story, not the fighters.  You could easily make the case that Jesse Vargas won his fight but the judges favor the hometown fighter with scores he didn’t deserve.  Vargas-Novikov was a close bout which I had in favor of Vargas, barely. However, Novikov could easily been rewarded the decision and I wouldn’t have complain simply because it was that close.  The judges had it 118-111, 118-111 and 117-111 in favor of Vargas.

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Thoughts on Golovkin

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By Tom Donelson

Contributed to “” since 2008

Member Boxing Writers Association of America


Gennady Golovkin destroyed what everyone stated would be his toughest test in Daniel Geales in less in three rounds.   Geales started boxing but by the third round, he was forced to stand his ground and fight.  The last knockdown showed the power and the chin of Golovkin all in once as Geale nailed  Golovkin with a perfect left hook but Golovkin simply shrugged off the shot and landed a perfect right that sent Geales sprawling to the canvas.  There are very few fighters who have not only taken Geales shot perfectly delivered but be able to shoot a right hand immediately afterwards to end the fight.

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Golovkin by “KO” over Geale to retain middleweight title

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By David Martinez /


On Saturday night, Gennady Golovkin (30-0 / 27 by KO) stopped Daniel Geale (30-3 / 16 by KO) at 2:47 of the third round at Madison Square Garden to successfully retain his WBA middleweight title.


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The fight was short with Golovkin handling Geale throughout with ease. Golovkin recorded a knockdown in round two, but the beginning of the end actually came with a series of punches late in round three. Geale landed a right to Golovkin’s head, as he was instantly countered by a right hand to the nose that was followed by a left hand that sent Geale to the canvas, with referee Mike Ortega stopping the bout at 2:47 into the round.


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Golovkin is certainly the best today at 160 pounds, and in my opinion, would have no trouble moving up to 168 pounds to handle the bigger fighters at super middleweight.

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Current Boxing Champions

The current champions, as of July 25, 2014, in each weight class are listed below. Each champion’s professional boxing record is shown in the following format: wins–losses–draws–no contests (knockout wins), and date won title.

Heavyweight (200+ lb, 90.7+ kg)

Wladimir KlitschkoSuper champion  Ukraine 62–3–0–0 (52) July 2, 2011 Bermane Stiverne  Canada 24–1–1–0 (21) May 10, 2014 Wladimir Klitschko  Ukraine 62–3–0–0 (52) April 22, 2006 Wladimir KlitschkoSuper champion  Ukraine 62–3–0–0 (52) February 23, 2008 Wladimir Klitschko  Ukraine 62–3–0–0 (52) June 20, 2009
Ruslan Chagaev  Uzbekistan 33–2–1–0 (20) July 6, 2014

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Rigondeaux retains title belts by “KO” 1st round

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By David Martinez /

Undefeated southpaw WBA / WBO junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0 / 9 by KO) scored a first round knockout over Sod Looknongyantoy (63-3-1 / 27 by KO) on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, S.A.P., China.

In the opening round, Looknongyantoy was shaken by a unintentional head butt and went down. As action resumed, Rigondeaux immediately applied pressure and landed a combination that dropped the challenger, as referee Mark Nelson stopped it at the 1:44 mark of the bout. Continue reading

Sarah Cammann … A Jewel in Boxing

 By David Martinez /

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When I think of women in boxing, the first lady that comes to my mind is Aileen Eaton. She was the legendary fight promoter at the historic Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles from 1942 to 1980. Her outstanding knowledge about fighters and the business of boxing earned her the first ever honor of a woman being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002. She is also an inductee in the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the California Boxing Hall of Fame.

SC 2 195x300 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing I fully support women in boxing in any capacity and would like to bring to your attention a lady that is my friend – Sarah Cammann.

I met Sarah about five years ago while she was attending the University of California Santa Barbara. She would come into Duke’s Boxing every day for fitness, which led her into boxing. Owner Henry Calles opens his door and offers his expertise in the sport to all that come to Duke’s Boxing. From the moment Sarah entered the gym, we all “instantly” knew there was something special – very special – about her and this did manifest itself bigger than life right before our very eyes over the past years through her dedication.SC 3 150x150 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing

Sarah has become more than just another person in the gym with her hard work and her nothing is too meaningless to help attitude. She trains and is involved in everything in and out of the gym. Most importantly, last year when Henry became a professional in the ring and we needed a Team Manager, there was no one who came to mind but Sarah to fulfill those business duties and to be a hands-on figure in the gym, both training for Henry and helping others in the gym as well.SC 4 150x150 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing

She trains and boxes herself, and for a lady that is just 100 pounds strong – she is dynamite.

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I can say so many positive things about Sarah in boxing, but what really stands out are her focus, loyalty, dependability and kindness in being willing to learn the trade of boxing. I might surmise this is brought on by her being an elementary school teacher and helping kids in her regular job.

SC 7 150x150 Sarah Cammann ... A Jewel in Boxing For those who know Sarah, you will certainly agree with me that she is a wonderful human being. I consider myself blessed to have her in my life. Sarah’s growing knowledge in a sport she loves will only get brighter in the years to come – like a jewel in boxing!