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Robert "Grandpa" Garcia won the IBF super featherweight championship, retired young, then became one of the outstanding trainers in the sport, guiding the careers of multiple world champions. His current stable includes Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, Nonito Donaire, Antonio Margarito and his younger brother Mikey Garcia, an unbeaten featherweight contender.

 We spoke in-depth to Garcia about his early days, his heyday, his burnout as an active fighter, and his amazing reincarnation as a top trainer on our July 24, 2011 Ringside Boxing Show. Enjoy!

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Yaqui Lopez had dreams of becoming a bullfighter as a boy in Mexico, but wound up fighting men instead. This legendary tough guy fought four times for the light heavyweight crown and once for the cruiserweight championship. His 12-year career included memorable wars with the likes of Victor Galindez, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Mike Rossman, Mike Quarry and James Scott, whom he fought inside the walls of Rahway State Prison, where Scott was an inmate. Don't miss this remarkable interview with one of the most respected fighters of his era.

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"Mile High" Mike Alvarado looms as a force in the light welterweight division with a 30-0 record that includes 22 KOs. After two serving prison stints for missteps during his youth, Alvarado has emerged as a dedicated boxer and a better person, and looks forward to challenging for dominance in the talent-stacked 140-pound class. Enjoy this animated and colorful interview with a fighter who figures to be one of boxing's biggest stars in the coming months.

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