Ukranian-born Dmitriy Salita is 31-1-1, with 17 knockouts, his only loss coming at the hand of Amir Khan. The Brooklyn resident, now training with Emanual Steward, also is a devout Orthodox Jew who won't fight on the Sabbath or Jewish holidays, and follows Je2wish dietary lawas. Don't miss this compelling interview from our May 29 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Archive for May 2011
This 25-year-old southpaw from Las Cruces, New Mexico, was 22-0, with 13 knockouts, and the reigning WBA light middleweight world champion when he talked to us on the May 22. 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show about his life, his career, and the talent-stacked division of fighters waiting for him on a very bright horizon.
Less than a decade after the infamous "Gunfight at the OK Corral," notorious gunfighter Wyatt Earp was the controversial choice to refeee the world heavyweight championship fight between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey in San Francisco.
Boxing historian Christopher James Shelton tells the colorful story of how Earp -- who had never refereed before, and never did again -- accepted a $2,500 bribe to ensure that Sharkey won the fight. When the Wild West legend DQ'd Fitzsimmons for a phantom low blow, a riot nearly ensued.
Don't miss this phenominal story as it was related by Shelton on the May 15, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
In 1976, in an Olympics that included Mike McCallum, Colin Jones, Leon and Michael Spinks, John Tate, and Sugar Ray Leonard, the Outstanding Boxer award went to Howard Davis Jr., who won the gold medal at lightweight only days after his mother had died of a heart attack. Davis says he heard the voice of his mother repeatedly as he fought his way to glory in Montreal.
This is an interview you don't want to miss from May 8, 2011 -- ironically, Mother's Day.