Sunday, June 21 Tony 'TNT' Tucker 64 days on top of the world
Tony 'TNT' Tucker
battled Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Buster
Douglas, and cocaine during a remarkable and
Tucker tells his whole stunning story in
a new autobiography, "Fight the Good Fight:
How to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You
Down," and gives us a riveting preview on
this edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Don't miss this candid interview with a
colorful heavyweight from the not-so-distant
The Tony Tucker interview is preceeded by
a conversation with trainer Max Garcia about
"Sugar" Shane Mosley (training for a
comeback fight), the potential of
much-ballyhood Gilberto Ramirez ("a future
superstar," Max says), and the expectations
for Garcia Boxing's middleweight prospect,
Paul Mendez (unbeaten in four years), who
fights a hometown bout on Friday in Salinas,
And expert analyst John J. Raspanti leads
off with his report from ringside at the
Oracle Arena, where Andre Ward made his
triumphant return on Saturday with a
ninth-round TKO of British super
middleweight Paul Smith.
Shawn Porter's journey to the P4P list
hit a speed bump named Kell Brook last
August -- a meeting that hung "Showtime"
with the first and only loss of his career.
Now, Porter is gearing up for his June 20
Vegas showdown with Adrien "The Problem"
Broner, who he plans to dispatch on the way
to the Mayweather Sweepstakes.
The former IBF welterweight champ joined
us on the last day in May to break down
Broner, re-live Brook, and reminisce about
the day he scored six TDs in a high school
football game, tying a school record held by
NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka.
We also get a preview from producer Steve
DeBro of his coming documentary about L.A.'s
legendary Olympic Auditorium, home in its
heyday to boxing, wrestling, roller derby,
Hollywood stars, and real-life gangsters.
And expert analyst John J. Raspanti bats
leadoff with a look at Khan-Algieri,
Brook-Gavin, Mayweather's September
"retirement," and a whole bunch more.
Sunday, May 3 Hall of Famer
Carlos Palomino dreamed of playing second
base for the Dodgers, learned to box in the
army, and had his first amateur fight -- an
"away game" -- at Chino State Prison.
The welterweight legend joined usfor his third
appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to talk about an occupation he never really
liked all that much.
But thanks to boxing, he not only gets into Hall of Fame parties free, he
also gets to sit at one of the best tables.
Rodolfo Gonzalez was a bullfighter at age
11, turned pro at 13, and went 51-0
almost all KOs -- at the beginning of his
He was ravaged by liver cancer at
age 18 -- doctors gave him eight months to
live -- but 13 years later, "El Gato" won a
world championship belt. It's been a
remarkable journey, and he collected stories
every step of the way.
Listen closely to this remarkable
interview, because it might contain a bona
The interview with Gonzalez is preceded
by a postmortem of the weekend boxing
results (Quillin-Lee and Garcia-Peterson) by
expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J.
Raspanti, plus an update from trainer Max
Garcia, whose middleweight, Paul Mendez,
returns to the ring Saturday.
As a kid growing up in a "Leave It To
Beaver" suburb of Philaelphia, Michael
Buffer dreamed of pitching for the Phillies,
but that plan didn't quite work out.
Instead, at the age of 38, he started on a
path that eventually will lead to the
International Boxing Hall of Fame as the
ring announcer who changed the way fans rev
up for a main event.
We spoke in-depth with the man who coined
(and patented) "Let's get ready to rumble!"
on Sunday, March 22, a conversation that
includes some great stories about Buffer's
life and career.
The Michael Buffer interview is preceded
by expert analysis from Rizwaan Zahid and
John J. Raspanti, who revisit Pascal vs.
Kovalev (where Riz sat ringside), call out
Freddie Roach, psychoanalyze the
Mayweathers, and more.
A fun and fast-moving edition of The
Ringside Boxing Show.