Interview: Boxing writer Doug Fischer

March 27th, 2011

Few boxing scribes know the sport as well as Doug Fischer, co-editor and featured writer for, the official website of The Ring Magazine. Our conversation with Fischer on the March 27, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show ran the gamet, from Pacquiao and Mayweather to boxers' wives. Enjoy!

Interview: Edwin Rodriguez, 18-0 (13 KOs)

March 20th, 2011

At 25, Edwin Rodriguez (18-0, 12 KOs) looms as one of the next elite fighters in the super middleweight division, where such stars as Andre Ward, Lucian Bute, Carl Froch, Arthur Abraham and Mikkel Kessler are waiting.

But the story of this Dominican-born fighter, who now trains in Worcester, Mass., is much deeper. In 2006 he and his then-fiance Stephanie became parents of twins who were born after just 23 weeks in the womb and weighed a pound and a half. Rodriguez, a two-time national amateur champ and a favorite to make the U.S. Olympic Team, basically put those dreams on hold to focus on his family. The babies spent seven months in the hospital on oxygen, and are afflicted with cerebral palsey and autism.

Their struggle, and the challenges faced by Edwin and Stephanie, produced some of the most-compelling conversation we've ever had on The Ringside Boxing Show. Enjoy this unique interview from our March 20, 2011 show.

Interview: Mercito Gesta, Filipino boxer

March 14th, 2011

Lightweight prospect Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta represents "the next generation" of Filipino boxing sensations. The 23-year-old up-and-comer has a 21-0 record, including 11 KOs, and might be ready to challenge the elite fighters in a talent-loaded division.

We interviewed Gesta and his trainer/co-manager, Vince Parra, on our March 13, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show. Enjoy this conversation with a compelling new star.

Interview: Irish Pat Lawlor

March 6th, 2011

San Francisco boxing legend "Irish" Pat Lawlor posted wins over Robert Duran, Wilfredo Benitez and Rene Arredondo during a career in which he also fought the likes of John David Jackson, Hector Camacho, Dana Rosenblat & Vinny Pazienza, among others.

His life in boxing was a difficult one, and a colorful one, with great peaks and deep valleys, and Lawlor spoke candidly about all of those things in one of the most-compelling interviews we've ever done on The Ringside Boxing Show.


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