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The force of nature that is Gennady Golovkin was a big part of the conversation during the first half of our June 30, 2013 show, as John J. Raspanti sits in for Travis Hartman (still at Wimbledon) to bounce off expert analyst Rizwaan Zahid, "Irish" Joe O'Rourke, and Dennis Taylor.

Golovkin also is front and center in a chat with trainer Max Garcia, whose rising middlweight, Paul Mendez, was a Golovkin sparring partner.

This is the first half of our first "Rivals" show, which you'll hear after the midshow commercial break.

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 John J. Raspanti, lead writer for doghouseboxing.com and U.S. correspondent for KO Monthly Magazine, join Dennis Taylor and "Irish" Joe O'Rourke in the studio for an animated discussion of two memorable rivalries from days gone by. Raspanti reminisces about the wars between Rocky Graziano and Tony Zale, sharing some very rare anecdotes. "Irish" Joe follows with a colorful revisiting of Greg Haugen's trilogy with Vinny Pazienza.

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Our expert analyst, Rizwaan Zahid, was joined this week by John J. Raspanti, lead writer for doghouseboxing.com, to analyze Mikey Garcia's devastation of Juanma, consider what happened to Juanma's once-brilliant career, speculate on whether anybody at featherweight, super featherweight, or super bantamweight poses a serious threat, and review Terence Crawford's latest victory, among other topics.

This is the first half of our June 16, 2013 show, which features another sensational history lesson from Christopher James Shelton during the second half of the program.

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Christopher James Shelton, the official boxing historian of The Ringside Boxing Show, joined us June 16, 2013, to tell the story of legendary manager/trainer Al Fenn, whose fighters included Zora Folley and Sonny Liston.

Shelton did the final interview with the colorful Fenn, who died of cancer in 2009, getting his take on the mercurial lives and mysterious deaths of both Folley and Liston, who of the premier heavyweights of the 1950s and '60s.

As always, this is a sensational conversation with the most meticulous historian in the sport. Enjoy!

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Our resident expert analysts, Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid, were joined Sunday by John J. Raspanti, lead writer for doghouseboxing.com, for a thorough postmortem of the weekend fights, evaluating whether Adonis Stevenson is really "Superman," and just how "bad" Dawson really is after getting TKO'd in back-to-back fights -- in fact, back-to-back rounds. They tell us what it's going to take to turn Yuriorkis Gamboa into a crowd-pleaser, Maidana's place on boxing's "Mr. Excitement" list, and much more.

  This is the first half of our June 9, 2013 show, featuring an in-depth interview with Muhammad Ali's daughter, Rasheda, after the commercial break.

 

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Rasheda Ali, one of nine children spawned by Muhammad Ali, joined us June 9, 2013, to discuss her famous father, and her crusade to help find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. This was a poignant and revealing conversation that provides new insight into the boxer known as "The Greatest."

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Our expert analysts, Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid, analyze the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez match-up, with a close look at the 152-pound catchweight. They also discuss Carl Froch's bold declaration that he -- not Joe Calzaghe -- is Great Britain's best-ever super middleweight.

Then Max Garcia joins us to discuss Paul Mendez's main-event victory the previous night in Redwood City, Calif.

This is the first half of our June 2, 2013 show, featuring a terrific interview with Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini after the commercial break.

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 Ray Mancini emerged from Youngstown, Ohio -- a steel town reeling from plant closures at the time -- to become a blue-collar symbol of hope. He fought Alexis Arguello to a dead heat for 12 rounds, then lost by TKO in 14, in his first world title fight at age 20. He won the lightweight crown a year later, and held it for two years. His love for his dad -- an ex-fighter who lost his chance on a WWII battlefield -- became one of the most-compelling backstories of the era.

 Our time with "Boom Boom' was way too short on the June 2, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, but the conversation was sensational. Enjoy.

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