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Thanks in part to first-round KOs of Ken Norton and Ron Lyle, and a fourth-round TKO of Jimmy Young, Gerry Cooney was ranked No. 53 on The Ring Magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time."

 "Gentleman Gerry" is best remembered for his valiant 13-round fight with undefeated champion Larry Holmes for the WBC heavyweight crown in 1982 at Caesar's Palace, a bout that preceded a battle with alcohol that curtailed his career.

Cooney discussed all of that and much more on the Feb. 19, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show. Enjoy this fascinating conversation with a legendary heavyweight.

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Trainer Dean Familton

Rizwaan Zahid, expert analysts for The Ringside Boxing Show, discusses upcoming fights, and boxing strategist Dean Familton discusses the challenges Eloy "The Prince" Perez will face on Feb. 25 in St. Louis against WBC super featherweight world champion Adrien Broner.

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"Business of Pain" and it's Spanish-language version, "El Negocio del Dolor," is the story of the life and career of Gabriel Ruelas, who escaped hardship in Mexico through boxing to become the WBC super featherweight champion, only to kill an opponent in the ring in his second title defense. Enjoy our in-depth interview with his biographer, Aracelli Martinez-Rose, an award-winning journalist who became a belated fan of the sport while researching the book.

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