Rusty Rubin has been a boxing writer for more than 30 years and is an award winning managing editor of Ringsports.com as well as the now defunct RingSports Boxing Magazine. Rusty is highly respected in boxing and has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2007.
I promised an old friend that I’d refrain from politics in this column, and I will. But it’s not political to call for the prayers of the victims and the families that suffered in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Because I’m picking three fights this week, I’ll keep things simple, if you want to help in my next endeavor to help find a cure for cancer, (no money involved), please read the bottom of this article.
As stated, three big fights this weekend, so let’s take a look at them one by one.
First, in Argentina, for the WBC middleweight championship, home grown favorite Sergio Martinez takes on unbeaten Martin Murphy 중학교 기출문제 다운로드.
Martinez, 50-2 (28) is a 38 year old southpaw who has traveled a lot and beaten the best, to win and hold on to the title.
In Murphy, from the U.K., Martinez meets an undefeated 30-year old who show’s a record of 25-0-1 (11). Murphy is eight years the junior of Martinez, and is two inches taller.
It’s hard to beat a champion in his hometown, particularly when you don’t show one-punch knockout power. Still, when a conventional fighter takes on a southpaw, a clash of heads is possible.
I look for Murphy to use the jab to keep Martinez at bay, but ultimately this fight should go to the scorecards, and that should provide a big edge for the hometown hero.
Martinez by a closer than expected decision.
On HBO, a heavyweight bout between 32 year old Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne, could prove interesting 다운로드.
Stiverne, 34, is 22-2-2 with 20 knockouts, and while he stands an inch shorter than Arreola, he has a big four inch reach advantage.
Arreola, 32, has a record of 35-2-1 (30) and has fought the better fighters, at least on paper, which means little in the ring.
This is going to be a hard fight for Arreola, as he should have a difficult time getting inside the longer jab of Stiverne.
Well somebody has to win and I doubt it will be the viewers. Arreola by close decision.
Finally on Showtime, a very interesting fight from Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., hometown hero (so to speak) Zab Judah takes on Danny Garcia for the WBC/WBA Jr. Welterweight crown.
Judah, is a 36 year old southpaw, who has fought some top notch fighters, has a record of 42-7, with 29 knockouts.
Danny Garcia, 25, comes in with a 25-0 record with 16 knockouts, is more of an action fighter, but he gives up a lot of ring experience to Judah 다운로드.
Judah gives up an inch in height, but has a three and a half inch reach advantage over Garcia.
This is going to be a great fight, as Garcia loves fighting on the inside, while Judah will be using his jab to keep him at bay.
I call this a ‘must watch’ fight, and I’m personally looking forward to viewing it.
It’s a hard fight to predict, as I see it being a toe-to-toe contest going into the later rounds.
It goes to the cards and the winner (on the judge’s scorecards that is) is Zab Judah via a very narrow decision.
Glove 2 Glove:
As stated above, prayers for the victims and families of the Boston Marathon are most welcome.
Charles Rainier and former champ Wilfredo Gomez are ailing so prayers are requested.
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.
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.
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.
Also in need of prayers for the return to health is former champ Gerald McClellan, who is confined to a wheelchair.
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 never give out or sell out our members. I can almost assure you that your name or contact information 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glove2Glove, which had been a long-time integral part of the recently defunct Ringsports.com 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.***
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“HAVING BEEN BLESSED WITH SO MANY GREAT AND CARING PEOPLE IN MY LIFE, I HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO GET INVOLVED WITH NETWORKING; I’M JUST TOO DAMN TIRED AND OLD FOR THAT”.
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“I ALSO PROPOSE A CHALLENGE TO ALL OTHER JOURNALISTS, BOXING OR OTHERWISE, TO DO WHAT THEY CAN TO SUPPORT ME IN THIS EFFORT. IT’S ALSO A CHANCE TO CHANGE THE PUBLIC OPINION OF THE WORKING PRESS AND OUR SPORT, AS WELL AS DOING SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD.
“MIRACLES ARE NEEDED: For my next book to inspire others and do our share to fight cancer. If you have any to share, send them to Rustyrubin@sbcglobal.net, and in the subject matter write the word miracle. Let’s all do our part to help find a permanent cure for this dread disease! Names will be withheld by request as it’s the stories of inspiration that are most important. Please feel free to pass this request along to others who have experienced life changing experiences.
“Inspiration and stories of miracles do not have to be boxing or cancer related!
“Together we may be able to find a cure for cancer and result in a much needed knockout win for the sport of boxing.
“I now have some time to try to finish this latest work, which, God willing, will bring the world so much closer to finding a cure for cancer as well as improve the lives of others. Please send me your stories at email@example.com”.
Finally, “My 2013 New Year’s resolution was to spend the rest of my life by helping others, and I really need everyone’s help to do that. Just by putting a smile on someone’s face helps to heal, not to mention giving yourself an uplifting feeling.
Please step into the ring with me to add power to all the voices that are crying out for a cure for dread diseases.
Keep punching, always….Rusty