Steve Smoger has become one of boxing's most-revered referees thanks to his let-'em-fight philosophy and superior judgment as the third man in the ring for memorable clashes like Forrest-Mosley I, Hopkins-Trinidad, Pavlik-Taylor I, Jones-Hopkins, Ward-Froch I and Cotto-Margarito II. A former municipal court judge in Atlantic City, Smoger also served in the Air Force Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Check out our in-depth interview with one of the most-respected officials in the history of the sport.
Archive for March 2012
Expert analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid discuss the JuanMa-Salido fight, Mikey Garcia's future, and the Gamboa-Rios blowup during the March 11, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Then John J. Raspanti of doghouseboxing.com joins us to review BobMee's brand-new boxing book, "Ali & Liston: The Boy Who Would Be King and the Ugly Bear."
This is Part One of a show that, in Part Two, includes an in-depth interview with undefeated heavyweight contender (and knifing victim) David Rodriguez.
David Rodriguez is a 6-foot-5, 245-pound heavyweight with a 36-0 record, including 34 KOs, but he nearly lost his life in late 2011 when he was jumped in the parking lot of an Arizona pizzeria and knifed to the face -- an attack that required 300 stitches and 3 pints of blood. He was two months from his comeback fight when we interviewed him, and declaring himself ready for either Klitschko brother. Check out his amazing story from March 11, 2012 on The Ringside Boxing Show.
He has trained 18 world champions and 65 world-class fighters, and coached a 1988 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team that included Michael Carbajal, Roy Jones Jr., Andrew Maynard, Ray Mercer and Riddick Bowe and won eight medals. Yet outspoken Kenny Adams believes he'll never be named "Trainer of the Year" or enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The legendary guru talked extensively about his life and career, the fighters he's guided, the politics of boxing and numerous other topics on the March 4, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show. This is a conversation boxing fans won't want to miss.