In Rusty’s Corner

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 Ring Sports Magazine. Rusty is also an author of many boxing publications and highly respected in the boxing world – he is a friend and has contributed to dmboxing.com since 2007.

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I will start my column by asking everyone to join me in prayer for the people in Moore, Oklahoma that were devastated by the massive tornado that struck there this week.

Once again, this week I’ll keep things simple, if you want to help me in my next endeavor to assist in finding a cure for cancer, (no money involved), please read the bottom of this article.***

There’s something I want to get off my chest that’s been bothering me for a long time 다운로드. No, it’s not body hair.

My gripe is with people who loosely throw around an important word, that word being ‘legendary’. Anyone who reads my articles knows that I rarely if ever use or misuse this word.

Legendary, in my book means someone or something that will remain forever remembered by everyone. Okay, maybe we’re on different pages here, but it irks me to see someone who may be qualified as ‘great’ or ‘future Hall of Famer’ is called ‘legendary’.

A person may qualify for all sorts of honors, including being inducted into a Hall of Fame or other awards, and that may make them ‘extra ordinary’, but definitely not legendary 다운로드.

In the sport of boxing, who would you call legendary and why?

In my book, (no not the next one) I would accept legendary only for a few people, Eddie Futch, trainer of champions; Ray Arcel, his contemporary, Archie Moore, who’s knockout record will never be equaled; and the late Sugar Ray Robinson, who despite the time that’s passed, is still considered the best pound for pound fighter that ever lived.

Bernard Hopkins is almost a sure Hall of Fame inductee, when he retires, and he is the best this generation has to offer, but is he legendary?

Mike Tyson will also be in the Hall of Fame as well as Evander Holyfield, but should be described as greats, not legendary.

I take nothing away from the talents and accomplishments of these ring greats, but ‘legendary’ would never be a word I’d use to describe them.

I’d welcome anyone who would care to take issue with me on the use of this word. Please write to me care of this column.

This week HBO features a very interesting fight between two super middleweight fighters 드라이버 다운로드. The fight takes place in London and is for the IBF/WBA title.

Two veterans take to the ring in Carl Froch, 35, and Mikkel Kessler, 34.

What make this a very interesting match is there is so little to separate the two fighters. Froch has fought Kessler before and lost to him. This fight is in his country so he gets the advantage in close rounds.

Kessler, although younger has seen more action and arguable tougher competition. He comes into the bout with a record of 46-2 with 35 of those wins coming by knockout.

Froch has a one inch reach advantage, and tends to fight very well in England. He enters the ring with a record of 30-2, with 22 of them coming by KO.

Froch’s two losses weren’t against stiffs, as he lost to Andre Ward and his opponent Mikkel Kessler 교회 이력서.

Since Kessler has faced a bit better competition, (his two defeats coming at the hands of Andre Ward and Joe Calzaghe, I’ll take him to win via a close decision.

This should be a very entertaining fight to watch.

Glove 2 Glove:

Boxing lost some good guys over the past few weeks. Prayers are requested for the souls of:

George Johnson, 82, veteran welterweight battler; Archie McBride, New Jersey heavyweight who fought some of the best around; Johnny Bos, veteran boxing aficionado and good guy, 61; Carmelo Negron, super featherweight, 54 and Jhonny Gonzalez, (not the boxer) boxing scribe, who was killed in his native Venezuela.

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. May the good Lord bless each and every one of you.

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 ubtdave@earthlink.net.

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.***

Rusty is also the author of three highly acclaimed boxing books! “Woozel, Boxing and Me”, “Off the Canvas” and “Billy Soose, the Champion Time Forgot” co-authored by Tom Donelson.

These three books are all available at Authorhouse.com, and all major book retailers. They are all more than worth the small purchase price, or contact me via this website for a personally autographed copy at a small extra shipping charge. Please know that all proceeds from these books will be used to fight cancer.

“I WOULD LIKE TO URGE THAT ALL MY MANYFRIENDS TO LIST THE FOLLOWING INFO ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE AS WELL AS YOUR E-MAIL.

“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, ALTHOUGH I KNOW IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE AND THAT NETWORKING IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE WORDS OUT.

“HENCEFORTH, (or at least for the current quarter) ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF ANY OR ALL OF MY BOOKS WILL GO TO THE SUSAN G. KOMAN FOUNDATION, AND BE USED TO FIND A CURE FOR BREAST CANCER.

“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 rustyrubin@sbcglobal.net”.

Finally, “My 2013 New Year’s resolution, besides living long enough to finish this book 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

 

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