Gregg 'Rusty' Rosenberger was born to be a professional boxer. In 1979, after years of hard work and dedicated training, he became the New Jersey State Middleweight Champion, and a legitimate contender for the World Title. It seemed like destiny. Then, one night before a fight, his manager, Lou Duva, gave him some pills to take. After that fight, neither Rusty or his career would ever be the same.
Rusty is a sergeant working in an Ohio correctional facility. He's been married for nineteen years and has four wonderful, intelligent, athletic sons. He loves his family dearly, and thanks God for sending an angel named Cindy to watch over him.
At 47 years old, he still works out on an almost daily basis, staying in top shape. While he trains, thoughts of what could have been, what should have been, what WOULD have been, never leave his mind. He feels that it is important for others to know his story, to learn from his life.
In 1979, Rusty Rosenberger shocked the world by defeating Reggie Jones ('72 Silver Medallist) to become the New Jersey Middleweight Boxing Champion. The World Title was within his grasp--he believed it was destiny. Then, his manager, Lou Duva, slipped him some pills before a match. How could he take the beating that followed? This book is about the worst that men can do, and how a man can stand back up and fight after he's been knocked down. It's for anyone who's into the sport of boxing, and es... more info>>