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Hall of Fame trainer
regarded among the nation's best high school basketball
players Witherspoon's athletic abilities exceed anything
a mad scientist might create with a
science kit. He
left the hardwood to follow in the footsteps of his
uncle, Terrible Tim, and chose a career as a
boxer. With losses to Tony Thompson and Chris Arreola
among his 32 bouts, he was facing a pivotal fight with
undefeated Seth Mitchell on April 28, 2012 -- a bout that
could be make or break for the 30-year-old
Philadelphian. Enjoy our in-depth
with 'The Gentleman'
has become one of boxing's most-revered referees thanks
to his let-'em-fight philosophy and superior judgment in
clashes such as Forrest-Mosley I, Hopkins-Trinidad,
Pavlik-Taylor I, Jones-Hopkins, Ward-Froch I, and
A municipal court judge in Atlantic City, Smoger also
serves in the Air Force Reserves with the rank of
Lieutenant Colonel. Tune in for an in-depth interview
with one of boxing's most respected officials.
When 'King' Kenny Adams was
inducted into the St. Louis Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010,
he declared, 'If they cut my head open, they will find
one big boxing glove.' Don't miss a
fascinating interview with a true legend of the sport
from our March 4, 2012 show.
'Gentleman' Gerry Cooney was
rated No. 53 on The Ring
Magazine's list of 'The 100
Greatest Punchers in Boxing
History' after a career
in which he was 28-3, with 24
KOs. His 13-round war with
Larry Holmes remains a
heavyweight classic. Enjoy
this compelling conversation from the Feb. 19, 2012
edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Hall of Famer
In the annals of
boxing history, Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor ranks among the
greatest 140 pounders ever, capturing his title from the
legendary "Kid Pambele" -- Antonio Cervantes -- then
defending it 11times, during which he KO'd fellow Hall
of Famer Alexis Arguello twice. He knocked out 26
consecutive opponents at one stretch, one of the longest
streaks in boxing history.
Pryor's personal story is even more compelling. He
became addicted to crack, he was shot twice, he did time
in prison, and over came it all to become an ordained
deacon at his Baptist church.
Enjoy this astonishing conversation with a legendary
Hall of Famer and remarkable personality.
Hall of Famer
A legendary scrapper,
DeMarco defeated the likes of Kid Gavilan, Don Jordan,
Gaspar Ortega, George Araujo and Johnny Saxton, from
whom he took the world welterweight championship in 1955
at the Boston Garden. "The Boston Bomber" also fought
memorable wars during his 14-year career against Carmen
Basilio and Virgil Aikins, among many others. His
colorful life and times have been chronicled in a
recently released biography,
"Nardo: Memoirs of a Boxing
Enjoy our in-depth interview with a true icon of
The Golden Age of Boxing.
Two-time interim lightweight champ
Super middleweight contender
Micky Ward's brother & trainer
Dicky Eklund was a promising boxer
who went 10 rounds with Sugar Ray Leonard and Davey
"Boy" Green before substance abuse derailed his career
and ultimately sent him to prison. His compelling story
has been chronicled in an HBO documentary and a major
motion picture, "The Fighter," a role for which actor
Christian Bale won the Academy Award. Eklund gave us a riveting
interview on the Nov. 13, 2011 edition of The Ringside
Multi-division world champion
He's won five world championships in three different
weight divisions despite almost unimaginable obstacles,
including the fact that his wife, Casey, has waged a
life-or-death battle with Leukemia. Robert "The Ghost"
Guerrero curretly is battling boredom and frustration as
he rehabilitates his left shoulder following surgery to
repair a torn rotator cuff. When he returns, he expects
to be good as new, and plans to mop up the 140- and
147-pound weight divisions -- including, he hopes, Manny
Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Enjoy this lively
interview from our Oct. 23, 2011 edition of The Ringside
Expert analyst for Showtime
The The Brooklyn native learned boxing as a
young journalist at the knee of Eddie Futch and
Angelo Dundee, became editor of "The Ring" and
"KO Magazine," and how is an expert ringside
analyst for "ShoBox: The New Generation" on the
Showtime Network. Our conversation with Steve
Farhood focused largely on the topic of "what
makes boxers tick." Enjoy this interview from
the Oct. 16, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing
HBO's "Unofficial Ringside Scorer"
|He has one of the most-recognizable
voices in sports broadcasting and a Hall
of Fame career to match. Harold
Lederman, HBO's colorful "Unofficial
Ringside Scorer," was our featured guest
on October 2, 2011, for a lively
conversation about the sport he loves.
Hall of Fame publicist
|Bill Caplan's first publicity job
was with Joe Louis. He spent two months
in Zaire with George Foreman, who later
presided over his wedding. He wonce
stretched out behind the wheels of Lupe
Pintor's car to keep the champ from
leaving a press conference. The man of a
million stories told a few of his
favorites during his 2011 appearance on
The Ringside Boxing Show.
Former heavyweight contender
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
of the most-admired fighters of his time,
Australian Jeff Fenech
won world championship belts at bantamweight, super
bantamweight, and flyweight between 1985 and 1988, facing
opponents that included Azumah Nelson, Philip Holiday, Carlos
Zarate, Daniel Zaragoza and Steve McCrory. A 2002 inductee into
the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Fenech has
respected trainer, working the corners of fighters that include Sakio Bika, Vic Darchinyan and Hussein Hussein, among others.
also is the owner of a sports clothing brand that carries his
name in Australia.
Fenech's current passion is traveling
the globe playing professional poker.
Robert Garcia, a former world champion himself, has
emerged as one of boxing's most respected trainers, guiding the
likes of Antonio Margarito, Bam Bam Rios, Nonito Donaire and
younger brother Mike Garcia, among others. The irony about his
own boxing career is that he reached a pinnacle without ever
acquiring a taste for his opponent's blood. Enjoy this a
fascinating, in-depth interview with one of the sport's
Two-division world champion
Bobby Czyz won world championships
in both the light heavyweight and cruiserweight
divisions during a
career in which he went 44-8, with 28
KOs. His second incarnation was as a color co
for Showtime, where he worked alongside Steve Albert and
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco. What many don't know is that Czyz
cheated death on multiple occasions, beginning in
1980 when a broken nose from a car wreck prevented him
from boarding that killed all of his Team USA
when it crashed in Poland, and most recently in 2007,
when another accident put him in a 28-day coma. Enjoy
this astonishing conversation with one of the most
colorful personalities in boxing history.
Jerry Quarry biographer
Blake Chavez and Steve Springer
are co-authors of "Hard Luck: The Triumph and Tragedy of
"Irish" Jerry Quarry, a new book that chronicles the
glory days and hard times of one of the most popular
heavyweight boxers of all time. Chavez was our featured
guest on the January 15, 2012 edition of The Ringside
Boxing Show to talk about Quarry and his
Gabriel Ruelas biographer
is an award-winning TV, radio and print
journalist, but was not a boxing fan until
she met former WBC world super featherweight
champion Gabriel Ruelas and began
researching the story of his life. Her
biography, 'Business of Pain,' traces the
path of Ruelas from his humble beginnings in
Mexico, to his reign as world champion, to
the tragic, fatal beating he upon Jimmy
Garcia in his second world title defense,
and beyond. Martinez interviewed 17 world
champions for her book, and her experiences
as a researcher made for a fascinating
interview on the Feb. 12, 2012 edition of
The Ringside Boxing Show.
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