Anthony Dirrell's pro career was derailed for almost two years by non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer, but the 27-year-old super middleweight is seizing his second chance at life. He spoke to us in-depth about his life, his cancer scare, and his promising career on the Nov. 27, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Archive for November 2011
Randy Caballero won nine national championshps as an amateur and would have been a strong candidate to make the U.S. Olympic Team had he not been too young to qualify. Still just 21 years old, he ranks among the most-exciting and promising prospects in the sport with a 12-0 record (including 7 KOs), an exceptional work ethic, and a strong character. The charismatic super bantamweight from Cochella, Calif., gave colorful interview on the Nov. 20, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show. Enjoy!
Dicky Eklund was a promising boxer from Lowell, Mass., who went 10 rounds with undefeated Sugar Ray Leaonard and Davey "Boy" Green before substance abuse derailed his career. His compelling battle with drugs has been chronicled in an HBO Undercover documentary, and his life inspired Christian Bale's Oscar-winning performance in "The Fighter."
Eklund, who is Ward's half-brother and was his trainer, joined us for an astonishing in-depth interview on the Nov. 13, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
The 26th president of the United States, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, had a wrestling mat in The White House that he used for boxing. He also boxed while he was a student at Harvard, as New York's police commissioner, and as governor of New York.
A sickly, athsmatic child, Roosevelt grew into a man's man, hunting elephants in Africa, leading troops at the battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War ... he even gave a 90-minute speech with a bullet in his chest as a presidential candidate.
Boxing historian Christopher James Shelton made his fifth appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show on Nov. 6, 2011, to tell each of these colorful stories and much, much more. Enjoy this astonishing edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.