International Boxing Hall of Famer did two separate terms as editor-in-chief of The Ring magazine, and also oversaw Boxing Illustrated, Ring Almanac, KO and World Boxing.
We tapped into Collins' rich history as a fight scribe and got him to reminisce about over-capacity fight nights at the Blue Horizon, gangster Blinky Palermo, Lou Duva, Muhammad Ali, and his own stormy departure from The Ring.
This is a candid and colorful conversation with a legend of boxing journalism.
Before our interview with Nigel Collins, John J. Raspanti catcches up with Sacramento-based junior welterweight Stan Martinyouk, who expects 2017 to be a breakout year.
And we lead off with rapid-fire postmortem of a spectacular boxing Saturday with Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti, who break down Parker-Ruz, Charlo-Williams, Crawford-Molina, Whyte-Chisora, Joshua-Mollina, and Mares-Cuellar -- all in 20 minutes.
Front to back, this is one of our best shows of the year.