Rusty Rubin is the managing editor of Ringsports.com
I was a bit surprised by Pacquiao’s early stoppage of Ricky Hatton, not that he won or scored a TKO, but the power that I didn’t really expect as he moved up in weight 다운로드. It probably will take another tune-up fight to keep him sharp enough for Floyd Mayweather who looms on the horizon.
Mayweather has taken a lot of time off and expects to show his ring prowess against a very tough Juan Manuel Marquez 다운로드. The match-up is far from a gimme for Mayweather, but that’s a subject for another column.
This weeks fight is in Las Vegas, between veteran Antonio Tarver and top contender Chad Dawson, for the IBF light heavyweight crown 다운로드.
The action, or possibly lack of, will be shown on HBO TV.
When I write ‘lack of’ is because Tarver is another one of those fighters that you really can’t predict. He can be hungry and awesome in the ring, or lackadaisical. So you never know which Tarver you’ll see.
Dawson is a solid and certainly more predictable fighter. He’ll bring it, even if Tarver doesn’t.
I’ll go with the younger fighter, Dawson, by a close decision.***
Mark your calendar for the International Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Canastota, N.Y.
This years induction ceremony takes place on June 11-14.
For more information check out www.IBHOF.com.
Glove 2 Glove:
Prayers are requested for Hall of Fame heavyweight champ Ken Norton, who is recovering from heart bypass surgery.
Alex Ramos, the Bronx Bomber and founder of the Retired Boxers Association, is having more health problems and needs our help, financial if possible but definitely our prayers.
Ringsports.com’s photographer Ray Luna reports that his mother, Geneva has suffered a series of strokes. Please pray for her rapid recovery.
On behalf of these great fighters who have given their all in our great sport, we thank you for your ongoing prayers.
If you know of any boxing people in need of spiritual uplift or prayers, just drop us a line. It’s free to all and no one will ever contact you except for prayer requests, or put your name on anyone’s mailing list. To join drop me a line at Rusty@ringsports.com.
Thanks and God bless.***
Rusty Rubin is the editor of Ringsports.com. He is also the author of three acclaimed boxing books! “Woozel, Boxing and Me”, “Off the Canvas” and “Billy Soose, the Champion Time Forgot” co-authored by Tom Donelson. These books are available at Authorhouse.com, and all major book suppliers.