*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on November 13, 2014
By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
When I think about the many friends I have met in over fifty years of being involved in boxing – one name surfaces to the top – Rusty Rubin.
This week, on Tuesday November 11, 2014, Rusty, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Reno, Nevada.
I met Rusty back in the late nineties upon my entry into the World Boxing Hall of Fame as a Director of the Board. He would always come to our annual banquet and we “instantly” became friends from that point forward in life. I wrote articles for his RingSports Magazine and when I founded my website dmboxing.com in July 2007; he offered and was my first feature writer with his award winning column “In Rusty’s Corner”.
I respected this man so much for the beautiful human being that he was. He was the only boxing publisher / writer / author that offered prayers to the sick and deceased with his offering “Glove 2 Glove” on a regular basis.
Upon hearing about his death, I was stunned and numbed, with tears in my eyes. He will be missed by many, but he is now resting peacefully in Heaven with God.
Rusty’s legacy will ALWAYS be remembered and never forgotten on my website, as I will keep his name embedded in the menu section under Categories for forever viewing.