In Rusty’s Corner

Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

The song may be ending. The future of “Ringsports Magazine” and its sister website “”, continue to remain in a state of limbo, until or unless the time comes when someone wishes to purchase them. Anyone interested can contact me directly at***

The Los Angeles based World Boxing Hall of Fame has suffered the loss of three past Presidents this year 다운로드. Veteran boxer, referee, judge and good guy Lou Filippo passed away just like another old friend and past President Charlie Casas did. It was also this year that another past President left this world, as Norm Cote passed on to his final reward. All of these folks I respected and called friends. All of these were class acts and great people. May God have mercy on their souls.

On November 14th in Las Vegas, the possible fight of the year occurs. On paper this should be an action packed bout. Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto meet at the MGM Grand to determine who will go for the big bucks by taking on Floyd Mayweather 다운로드.

Mayweather looked good in his comeback fight against a tough foe in Juan Manuel Marquez. But like many of his past opponents, age probably played a factor in the win. This is something that would be different if Mayweather fights a younger Cotto or Pacquiao.

No matter the victor, Mayweather thinks that since he is the big draw, he deserves a much larger percentage of the purse. With all due respect to Floyd, the Hispanic fighters will pack them in far more than Mayweather. This of course could give Mayweather an excuse for not fighting either 다운로드.

But that’s a possible story for another day. This week Cotto and Pacquiao get it on for the right to challenge for Mayweather’s top pound for pound title.

The fight between Pac Man, who hasn’t lost since January 21, 2006, to Erik Morales and Cotto, who’s only loss was to Antonio Margarito on July 26, 2008, via an 11th round TKO.

It’s a birthday fight for both the Philippi no southpaw and the Puerto Rican flash in this exciting fight.

Cotto, 34-1 (27) turned 29, on October 28th and Pacquiao 49-3-2 (with 37 KO’s) turns 30 on December 17th 다운로드.

While Cotto has an inch height advantage, both fighters have the same reach, so that pretty much negates any real edge for Miguel.

It’s also the case of an orthodox fighter taking on a southpaw (Pacquiao), who seems to have found more power at the heavier weight. That’s a bit unusual, but certainly not unheard of.

I’ll stick with Pac Man, using his new-found power to stop Cotto with a late TKO.

Is the fight worth the $54.95 asking price for PPV? My guess is that unless there’s an early KO, the fans will get more than their money’s worth here.***

Glove 2 Glove:

Prayers are asked for the soul of former top rated boxer Roland LaStarza who passed away in September and the three great guys mentioned in the lead in to this story.

Glove2Glove has lost one of it’s founding members and a great guy in Tom Muldoon, who passed away suddenly in New York. Prayers are requested for his soul.

Also prayers requested for the mother of another G2G member Debbie Wilcox, who passed away from lung cancer. Deborah and her family can use your prayers for her to be strong at this sad moment in her life.

Prayers for cut-man Chas Hank Henry who is down but not out in his battle against cancer. Hank would love to hear from boxing fans everywhere, and you can write to him at 468 Copper Creek Circle, Pooler, GA. 31322.

Also prayers the recover of long-time UK manager/promoter Frank Maloney, 55, who reportedly has suffered a heart attack and is in the hospital.

Prayers are asked for the return to health of boxing analyst Nick Charles who is in a Texas hospital suffering from bladder cancer. Nick is a fighter and he has some great folks in his corner.

Prayers for the return to health are asked for boxing guy and friend Ed Milberger or Oregon, who, fairly quietly, has done much to improve the image of our sport.

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. Membership is 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 Rusty a line.

Glove2Glove, which has been an integral part of the magazine and website, is a program I wish to continue a long after I have left the sport. I want to thank Dave and Deborah Wilcox, who have offered to take over the program and promised to continue it indefinitely. That means a lot to me.

Thanks and God bless.

Rusty Rubin was managing editor of as well as the now defunct Ringsports Magazine. 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, and all major book suppliers.

These books make an excellent Christmas present for the boxing fans in your life. If you want autographed copies, the request and check has to be in my hands by Nov. 15th. The entire autographed set of three can be yours for $50.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling. Otherwise these books can be purchased, sans autograph at

Rubin is currently at work on two new books and asks those who have inquired when the next one will be released, to be patient a bit longer.

In these hard economic times, any or all of these books will make an excellent and inexpensive presents to the boxing fan(s) in your life.

You will be glad you did!