In 1995, Gabriel Ruelas was on top of the world. A respected champion, the Mexican warrior was one of boxing’s rising stars, but then a tragic bout against Jimmy Garcia in May of that year changed everything when Garcia died from injuries sustained in the fight.
Less than seven months later, Ruelas was an ex-champion, and though he would fight on until 2003, his fighting spark was gone and he never looked at the sport he once loved the same way again.
This spring, award-winning journalist Araceli Martinez-Rose finally tells Ruelas’ story in “Business of Pain,” the English language version of the book “El Negocio del Dolor,” which has already garnered rave pre-release reviews.
Featuring the behind the scenes story of Ruelas’ life from his humble beginnings in Mexico to the heights of his world championship bouts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, “Business of Pain” goes beyond the ring to reveal the complete story of one of the most compelling boxing figures of this era.
Also included in “Business of Pain” are exclusive interviews with legendary fighters such as Erik Morales, Azumah Nelson, Vitali Klitschko, Shane Mosley, Evander Holyfield, and Carlos Zarate, making this a must-read for boxing fans and those wishing to gain a greater knowledge of this misunderstood sport. And there is no one better equipped to tell these stories than Mrs. Martinez-Rose, the former news anchor at Univision San Francisco whose 20-year career has seen her win an Emmy award for her investigative reporting.
“El Negocio del Dolor”, which is published by RMA, is scheduled for release on April 29, 2011, with “Business of Pain” following in June.
A press conference to officially announce the release of the book has been set for Thursday, April 28th at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, California. The event takes place at 7pm, and beverages and Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Seating is limited; media is asked to R.S.V.P. by calling the number below.
Mrs. Martinez-Rose will begin a book tour promoting the release at the LEA LA (Read Los Angeles) Latin book fair from April 29 through May 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. RMA will also be promoting the acclaimed book by Oswaldo Reyes Corona, “Hablale Al Amor” at LEA LA.
Future tour stops to promote “El Negocio del Dolor” and “Business of Pain” will include the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, IBF Convention in Las Vegas, New York City, NABF Atlantic City and WBC in Poland.