As stated on Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Punchline with Kelly Pavlik and James Dominguez’ the following is a previously unpublished interview with boxing promoter Don Chargin from April 15th of last year. Chargin passed away last Friday at the age of 90. Although in good health and with his incredible memory intact, I still left the Cache Creek Resort’s event that day with a feeling that I may have talked to him for the last time? Don was the first promoter I ever fought for as a professional and his predeceased wife Lorraine was always amazingly kind to me. Not long before this interview, Lou Duva had passed away and Chargin shared his thoughts about that, as well as his thoughts on Ted Walker, my first trainer and boxing mentor who was the one that got Chargin into the boxing industry! Check out what he had to say…R.I.P. Don, we are losing my generations boxing faces, don’t forget to live while you are alive!
About the Editor
Army Veteran and former Professional Boxer Simon Ruvalcaba started boxing at the age of ten and Had a 71 fight amateur career which featured a 139 lbs. 1998 8th U.S. Army Boxing Championship out of Camp Casey, Korea and a spot on the prestigious Army Boxing Team at Fort Hood, TX. After a journeyman pro career of 18 fights, which included sparring sessions with many champions and contenders including Julio Cesar Chavez and Pernell “Sweat Pea” Whitaker, Simon started writing and has contributed to many publications and websites including fighthype.com, pound4pound.com, Tahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe, CA), Nevada Appeal (Carson City, NV) and also writes a monthly boxing column for Tahoeonstage.com. He has also been the Boxing Instructor for Ken Shamrock and The Lions Den and was UFC star Paige VanZant’s first boxing coach!
Born and Raised in South Lake Tahoe, California he now resides in Sun Valley, Nevada and spends as much time as possible with his Son Gabriel! Beyond boxing, Simon is an all around sports fanatic and is passionate about the teams that he roots for!