From a journey that spanned three continents, spent compiling the personal stories of fifteen boxing world champions and renowned people in the sport, comes a book that is certain to captivate its readers.
It was more than fifteen years ago when then WBC Super Featherweight champion Gabriel Ruelas defended his title against Colombian Jimmy Garcia in a fight that would ultimately cost Garcia his life. The tragedy of that hot, fateful night in a Las Vegas ring, and its aftermath, has never been told – until now.
Mexican-born Araceli Martínez-Rose’s narrative in her book, “Business of Pain” takes you, in great detail and beautifully told, through the humble beginnings of Ruelas’ career as a young fighter, his rise to the championship of the world, and the devastating effect the Garcia tragedy had not only in his boxing career, but his personal life as well. Renowned Mexican journalist and best-selling Latin author, María Antonieta Collins, and WBC President, Jose Sulaiman Chagnón, have written the prologue.
“Business of Pain,” recently acclaimed in its Spanish version, “El negocio del dolor” when it launched in Guadalajara, Mexico, is expected to be the literary star in the upcoming Feria del Libro LéaLA, April 29 – May 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. The event is expected to attract such renowned literary stars as Isabel Allende, Elena Poniatowska, Francisco Martín Moreno, and Laura Restrepo, among others. There will also be a national book tour, with stops scheduled in the New York City area; Canastota, NY; Las Vegas, NV; and Atlantic City, NJ.
A press conference to announce the launch of “Business of Pain” (the English version) will take place April 28 in Los Angeles, CA.
About the author: Araceli Martínez-Rose is a Mexican journalist who has received multiple awards, including an Emmy Award for her excellence in investigative journalism and reporting in the United States; the highly esteemed Media Alliance Lee Award; as well as multiple national recognitions from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Over the span of her twenty-year career, Ms. Martínez-Rose has served as news anchor at Univision San Francisco, and guest anchor for Despierta América, Univision’s highest-rated national morning telecast. She was honored as “Businesswoman of the Year” by the National Association of Hispanic Publications and awarded for “Best Coverage in Entertainment.”
Her accomplishments and notoriety have made her a very popular figure within the Hispanic audience and, as a result, she became the first woman in Major League history to announce the lineup, when she did it for the San Francisico Giants.
She was also selected as presenter of the annual Mariachi Festival in the United States for seven consecutive years. Currently, Ms. Martínez Rose is the head of Araceli Enterprises, Inc. She resides in San Diego, CA, with her husband and two young children.