As the head trainer of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Willie Pastrano, Carmen Basilio, Luis Rodriguez, Sugar Ramos, Jimmy Ellis and numerous other champions, Angelo Dundee ranks among the most iconic figures in the history of boxing. Don't miss this historic, comprehensive conversation with one of the all-time legends of the sport from the October 31 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Archive for October 2010
October marks the 35th anniversary of the greatest heavyweight bout of all time, Ali-Frazier III, "The Thrilla in Manila." Don't miss this fascinating conversation with boxing historian Christopher James Shelton about the concluding chapter of the greatest rivalry in boxing history.
Undefeated light welterweight world champion Devon Alexander grew up in the drug- and gang-infested Hyde Park neighborhood of North St. Louis, where, at age 7, he joined a boxing gym run by former police officer Kevin Cunningham. Of the 30-50 original fighters at Cunningham's gym, eight are dead and a dozen went to jail, but Alexander, one of 13 children in his family, rose above it to become one of the most-electrifying young fighters of his time. Enjoy this fascinating in-depth interview with both Alexander and Cunningham from our Oct. 17, 2010 Ringside Boxing Show.
Jeff Mayweather, youngest of the three famous siblings, is the trainer of super bantamweight world champion Celestino Caballero (who jumps to super featherweight to fight Jason Litzau on Nov. 27). He also has worked with Shannon Briggs, Sultan Ibragimov, Kofi Jantua, Zahir Raheem, Stevie Forbes, Dimitrius Hopkins and countless others. Enjoy this candid conversation about Mayweather's life, his career, and his mercurial nephew, Floyd Jr., from our Oct. 10, 2010 Ringside Boxing Show.
Michael Marley ranks among the edgiest and most-colorful boxing writers of any era. He's been a criminal defense attorney, a sports columnist for the New York Post, a beat writer for the Yankees and Mets, and nowadays gets 5 million hits a year on his Internet blog. Enjoy this conversation with one of the sport's most charismatic scribes.