In Rusty’s Corner

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Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer

 Floyd “Money” Mayweather has switched his allegiances from HBO to Showtime, and will fight Roberto “The Ghost” Guerrero on May 4. They don’t call him “Money” for nothing. My only problem with Mayweather is that in a sport, so in need of help, he just doesn’t fight often enough. Of course, with the money he commands, he doesn’t need to 다운로드.

The best years of a fighters life is usually the early ones, and at this point, “Money” has seemed to have passed it by. Of course there are exceptions, most notably George Foreman. Those exceptions have been few and far between.

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FYI, I do not have cancer and as far as I know,  no one in my family has ever had it, so like most people, I’ve seen the ravages of this terrible disease, I’ve also been blessed. I’m just asking the readers for stories of inspiration and miracles, not money. The stories I’m seeking do not have to be boxing related or religion based, just honest instances you’ve experience and want to share to help others 코렐드로우 x5 다운로드. Your stories can help prolong and hopefully save many lives.

A very interesting and somewhat important welterweight title fight this weekend, from Washington, D.C.

This bout on Feb. 23, is for the IBF title and we can expect it to be a very competitive bout shown on ESPN.

The combatants are hometown favorite Lamont Peterson taking on veteran Kendall Holt.

Peterson comes in with a record of 30-1-1, with 15 knockouts, while Holt boasts a 28-5 mark with 16 coming by stoppage.

Peterson, at 29,  is two years younger than Holt but his reach is two inches shorter, which probably will not play a big factor in the outcome of the bout.

I expect the contest to be exciting and close, but, simply put, Peterson will have the edge with the crowd. And, sadly but true, the noise of the crowd can have an impact on a judges scorecard.

Look for Peterson to win a hard-fought decision.

Glove 2 Glove:  

Sad to report the passing of Jack Rennie, 82, a great Australian trainer. Also lost were former boxers Ned Hollacy, 65, and Tommy Shaffer, 81. Prayers would be most welcome.

Also request prayers for Joey Gamache Sr. trainer and promoter of former champ Joey Jr. The elder Gamache is fighting cancer.

Former heavyweight champ Ken Norton can use your prayers to help him recover from a serious illness. Also there are reports that 71 year old Muhammad Ali is not doing well. Prayers are also requested for boxing guy Reginald Boucher, father in law of boxing writer Keith Teciera. Reginald is battling cancer.

Prayers for the return to health of outstanding boxing guys Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos. Alex has done much to improve the welfare of retired boxers. Your prayers for him have worked in the past. Alex is still facing some serious obstacles.

Health problems also facing another friend, Roger Davidson, who can use your prayers and ‘all the help he can get’.

Young ex-champ Paul Williams was involved in a motorcycle accident and needs your prayers for a full recovery.

Prayers also requested for the recovery of former champ Rocky Lockridge.

Tony Triem is also in need of your prayers, as is L.H. Dalton.

Please continue to pray for my Aussie mate and Glove2Glove member John MacDougall, who had to deal with the recent passing of his wife of many years, Gwen. John is also recovering from hip replacement surgery.

Also prayers for the recovery of outstanding referee Mills Lane and Denis Wilcox.

Please say prayers for Phill Grazide of Santa Rosa, CA. a big supporter of amateur boxing, who is suffering the crippling effects of rheumatoid arthritis.

Needless to say we need prayers for the return to health of former champ Gerald McClellan, who is confined to wheelchairs.

On behalf of these great fighters who have given their all in our great sport, we continue to thank you for your ongoing prayers.

Do you know of any boxing people in need of spiritual uplifting and/or prayers? It’s absolutely free. Join Glove to Glove! Just drop us a line. Membership to our prayer group is free to all and no one will ever contact you except for other prayer requests.

We don’t give out or sell out our members. I can almost assure you that your name will not suddenly appear on anyone’s mailing list. In short, there is absolutely no obligation. Every prayer request is most welcome and I know all the recipients will appreciate it.

Why? Because it’s healing to know that other people care, even about people they don’t know, and to have the knowledge that God always listens!

To join the Glove2Glove prayer group, or just request much needed prayers, drop Dave Wilcox a line at

 Glove2Glove, which had been a long-time integral part of the recently defunct magazine and website. It is a wonderful program that I wish to have continued a long after I have left the sport and this earth. I want to thank Dave and Deborah Wilcox, who have offered to take over the program and promised to continue it indefinitely. Their generous offer means a lot to me. We always welcome new members.***

Thanks and God bless.***

Keep punching, always….Rusty


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