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Sunday, May 17 Adam J. Pollack:
Adam Pollack's boxing
research is so in-depth that it couldn't be
accommodated by one 700-page biography about
Jack Johnson ... so he wrote Part II.
The prolific Iowa City author (who also
happens to be a lawyer, historian, publisher
and pro and amateur boxing ref in real life)
joined us on Sunday's Ringside Boxing Show
to tell the real story of Jack Johnson, and
to answer this question: Who's the best pro
fighter in Iowa?
Our interview with Adam Pollack is
preceeded by a look back at Saturday's HBO
fireworks show featuring Gennady Golovkin
and "Chocolatito" Gonzalez.
The last time Abel Sanchez was on
The Ringside Boxing Show, he told us
Gennady Golovkin -- a rising star at
the time -- was already the whole
package, and the best fighter he'd
ever worked with. (This, from the
guy who trained Hall of Famer Terry
Nowadays Golovkin is as much myth
as man, but Sanchez says he's still
a humble person ... and the funniest
guy in the gym.
This insightful conversation is
preceded by an update from Paul
Mendez's trainer, Sam Garcia, on an
upcoming fight for "El Gallo Negro."
And we lead off, as always,
with expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid
and John J. Raspanti to talk about
the beheading of James Kirkland,
Cotto-Canelo, and a little bit of
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.
Springs Toledo earned a
masters degree in criminology, but says he
never really considered becoming a cop. Too
many knew him too well.
The Scribe Laureate of the Sweet
Science joined us Sunday, March 29, to own
up to his wild childhood, his sparring
sessions with Rodney Toney, bad luck with
blondes, the mission of the Transnational
Boxing Ratings Board, and his outstanding
book, "The Gods of War."
He also tells us how he came to be named
"Springs Toledo." (Spoiler alert: He can't
This outstanding interview is preceded by
triple-team analysis by Travis Hartman,
Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti of a
menagerie ot hot topics, including
Mayweather's vow to give fans their money's
worth, Team Pacquiao's psychological
warfare, Amir Khan's options, Miguel Cotto's
waning ambition, and the impending explosion
that is Matthysse-Provodnikov.
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.
If you count yourself
among those legions of boxing fans who think
Tommy Morrison died of AIDS, Sunday's
riveting interview on the Ringside Boxing
Show might abruptly change your opinion.
Trisha Morrison laid out a compelling,
comprehensive and (dare we say) convincing
case that "The Duke" got a raw deal from a
lot of different people (she's naming names)
before he died too young in 2013.