Bill Caplan's first gig in boxing publicity was for an ex-champ-turned-promoter named Joe Louis. He was marooned for two months in Zaire with George Foreman prior to the Ali fight. He once stretched out in the parking lot of a Korean restaurant to prevent Lupe Pinto's station wagon from leaving a press conference. The man of a million stories was our guest on The Ringside Boxing Show on Oct. 9, 2011, for a remarkable half-hour interview. Enjoy!
Archive for the 'Joe Frazier' Category
Bob Foster, revered as one of the greatest light heavyweights in history, cleaned up the 175-pound division, then moved up the heavyweight to battle Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali and others in a career that earned him spots in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Afterward, he became a deputy sheriff in Albuquerque, his hometown.
Enjoy this rare interview with a colorful and legendary fighter.
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.