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Part one of the April 12, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, featuring the expert analysis of Travis Hartman & Rizwaan Zahid on Chad Dawson's conquest of Bernard Hopkins, Seth Mitchell's TKO victory over Chazz Witherspoon, WBO super featherweight champ Adrien Broner, and more. Part two of this show is our in-depth interview with middleweight contender Andy Lee.

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 Andy Lee was a national champion and represented Ireland at the 2004 Olympics in Athens before turning pro in the U.S. under Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward.

 He spoke to us in-depth about his life, his amateur and pro careers, and his upcoming world middleweight championship fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on the April 29, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

Enjoy this compelling interview with one of the more-colorful personalities in boxing.

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Part One of Sunday's Ringside Boxing Show, featuring doghouseboxing.com's John J. Raspanti, expert analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid, and trainer Max Garcia. Part Two is our in-depth interview with 2011 "Trainer of the Year" Virgil Hunter, whose stable includes WBC & WBA world super middleweight champion Andre Ward.

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Virgil Hunter was the choice of the international boxing writers as "Trainer of the Year" in 2011 for his work with WBA and WBC super middleweight champ Andre Ward, along with others in his stable like Mike Dallas Jr., Chazz Witherspoon, Karim Mayfield and Stan Martyniouk. He joined us on April 22, 2012 to discuss his life in boxing and his relationship with his godson, Ward, the last American boxer to win Olympic gold.

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 Donny Lalonde ran away from an abusive home at 15, wandered into a boxing gym in British Columbia at 17, and blossomed into the WBC light heavyweight champion. His name was thrust back into the headlines recently by his former trainer, Teddy Atlas, who revealed that he stalked Lalonde, planning to kill him, after the fighter fired him just before the big money arrived.

 Lalonde talked about his life, his career, and his new initiative to help boxers live a healthier, happier life after the spotlight goes out. Enjoy this astonishing interview from the April 15, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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 Ernest Hemingway, arguably American's greatest writer, had a lifelong love affair with the sport of boxing, not only as a wordsmith, but also as a recreational competitor. Where truth and myth part ways is where boxing historian Christopher James Shelton comes in with his always-meticulous research.

 Shelton's conversation about Hemingway's life and times in boxing was rich and lively on the April 8, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show. Listen, learn, enjoy Shelton's story about a fascinating figure in American literature.

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 Enjoy part one of the April 1, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, a segment that includes a boxing book review by John J. Raspanti of doghouseboxing.com and expert analysis from Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid.

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 Once regarded among the nation's best high school basketball players, Chazz Witherspoon bypassed three Division I offers to accept an academic scholarship to St. Joseph's University, where he focused on his studies and didn't play for the team. He turned to boxing only as exercise during his sophomore year, and began his amateur career at age 20 after consulting with his second cousin, two-time world heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon. Ten years later he's 30-2, with 22 KOs, and challenging undefeated Seth Mitchell on HBO -- a fight that presumably will launch one of them into the world title picture. We spoke in-depth to Witherspoon in a fascinating interview on our April 1, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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