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We open this show with a lively 30-minute discussion of Bernard Hopkins' brutal exit from the ring, the coming-out party of Joe Smith Jr., Alexander Povetkin's future after a second-straight dirty drug test, Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Terence Crawford's 50-day jail sentence, Canelo-Chavez Jr., Andre Ward retirement romors, and the WBC's strange decisoni to ban dad's as chief seconds for their boxing sons.

And then, when a scheduled guest cancels, we replay a classic interview with Australian legend Jeff Fenech, whose life was as colorful as his career was great.

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 Jeff Fenech grew up rough in Sydney, Australia, where he dreamed of becoming a rugby star and never gave boxing a thought.
  After a late foray into The Sweet Science, Fenech had a meteoric rise, representing Australia in the Olympics, turning pro after just 24 amateur bouts, and rocketing to legendary status with world titles in three weight divisions, and wins over the likes of Azumah Nelson, Philip Holiday, Carlos Zarate and Danny Zaragosa.
  This is one of our favorite interviews in the six-year history of The Ringside Boxing Show. Treat yourself to this one.

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Jeff Fenech is the only man ever to win world titles in three different weight divisions while unbeaten (and a bogus draw against Azuma Nelson cost him a fourth). This legendary Australian earned a spot in the International Boxing Hall of Fame with a blood-and-guts still that was rivaled by few in the history of boxing.

Outside the ring, his life was colorful and checkered, to say the least, including a barroom brawl with a Lebanese gangster that subsequently caused him to be beaten and stabbed by four other gangsters. Less than a year later, his house was riddled with bullets from a drive-by shooting.

Enjoy this rare and sensational interview, live from Australia, from the Aug. 14, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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