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.
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.***