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 Expert analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid discuss Edwin Rodriguez's place among the super middleweights, whether Vic Darchinyan is a Hall of Famer, the odds that we'll ever see Floyd Mayweather fight Sergio Martinez, the impending war between Mke Alvarado and Bam Bam Rios, and Money May dropping 50K on T&A at a Vegas strip club.

This is the first half of our Sept. 30, 2012 show, which featured an in-depth interview with undefeated light welterweight prospect (and future medical doctor) Chris Algieri after the break.

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Chris Algieri earned a black belt in Chinese Kenpo when he was 15, won a state wrestling championship in high school, became a two-time world champion kickboxer, then, at age 19, turned his focus to boxing, a sport in which he was 15-0, with 7 KOs, when we interviewed him on The Ringside Boxing Show.

 The Long Island native also graduated with honors from prestigious Stony Brook University as a pre-med student, and earned a masters degree in nutrition -- steps toward his ultimate goal of becoming a doctor.

Algieri talked to us on Sept. 30, 2012 about his brain, his brawn and his big, big future. Enjoy this lively interview with another of the sport's future stars.

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 Expert analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid explore the strange mind of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, who risks losing a $3 million purse after testing positive for marijuana after his loss to Sergio Martinez. They also address Freddie Roach's ever-changing landscape now that Amir Khan has jumped ship, and Chavez also probably is moving on. And the two boxing oracles analyze Victor Ortiz's decision to hire Floyd Mayweather Sr, Ricky Hatton's probable comeback against Michael Katsidis, and Roy Jones Jr's plan to fight Kimbo Slice.

 This is the first half of our Sept. 23, 2012 show featuring an in-depth interview with unbeaten Irish prospect Jamie Kavanagh after the commercial break.

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 He spent his early years in Ireland, his formative years in Spain, and, at just 19, came to the US and connected with Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym. When Jamie Kavanagh made his professional debut in the most-famous boxing arena in the world -- Madison Square Garden - he realized he'd made all the right moves.

 The unbeaten 22-year-old lightweight joined us on Sept. 23. 2012 to claim he speaks Spanish without his Irish accent, talk about his multi-national life, and weigh in on the best fighters in his weight division.

  This is a sensational conversation with a very colorful future star.

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Expert analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid go in depth on a spectacular night of boxing the previous evening, featuring Sergio Martinez's lopsided victory (which nearly became a KO loss) against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Canelo Alvarez's 5th-round TKO of Josesito Lopez, and the magnificent performance of a re-made Marcos Maidana.

 This is the first half of the September 16, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, which features an in-depth interview with author Mark Kriegel ("The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini") after the commercial break.

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The biography of former lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is more compelling as a true story than Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" fable.

Former New York Daily News staff writer Mark Kriegel tells this riveting tale in a sensational new book, "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini," a masterpiece that seems destined to become his third book to reach the New York Times Bestseller list.

 The author of "Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich" and "Namath: A Biography" takes readers down the amazing road that was Mancini's life and career, including the idolization of his father, once a No. 1-ranked lightweight contender himself until a war injury ended his career.

 Kriegel joined us on the Sept. 16, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss a fighter who, in the 1980s, became a towering example of The American Dream.

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 Professional boxer and expert analyst Travis Hartman joined us to discuss Andre Ward's spectacular performance the previous night against Chad Dawson, and what the results of the night meant to Ward, Dawson, Antonio DeMarco and the fighter he KO'd in the first round at Oracle Arena, John Molina Jr.

 This is the first half of our Sept. 12, 2012 show that featured Sonny Liston biographer Paul Gallender after the commercial break. Enjoy!

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 In a scintillating biography that took more than 30 years to research, author Paul Gallender pulls back the curtain on multiple truths, myths and rumors that surrounded the meteoric and troubled life of heavyweight legend Sonny Liston.

Gallender appeared on the Sept. 9, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss "Sonny Liston: The Real Story of the Ali-Liston fights," a book packed with things you never knew about the former heavyweight champion of the world, and the two infamous fights that destroyed him as a viable boxing commodity.

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 He was a three-time national amateur champ, a two-time NY Golden Gloves winner, and a U.S. Olympian in 2008, but Brooklyn native Sadam Ali may be on the threshhold of a superstar pro career. The 23-year-old Muslim-American has a 15-0 record, with 9 KOs, going into an Oct. 27 fight at Brooklyn's Aviator Sports Complex -- a show Ali is promoting himself.

 We spoke in-depth with this sensational prospect on the Sept. 2, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show about his decision to become the youngest licensed boxing promoter in the country, his career, his life in Brooklyn, the 9-11 tragedy, and more.

  Enjoy this lively conversation with a future star of the sport.

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