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 Expert analyst Rizwaan Zahid gives us his pick for "Fight of the Year" (you might be surprised), analyzes the relevance of Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz, breaks down the potential of Gamboa-Mikey and Ward-Groves, discusses Ward's lawsuit against Dan Goossen, and tells us whether amateur superstar Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0 as a pro) deserves a shot at a world title.

 This is the first half of our Dec. 29, 2013 show, featuring an outstanding conversation with John Molina Jr. after the commercial break.

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 The Ring's sixth-ranked lightweight contender has made his bones as a high-drama brawler with a talent for scoring dramatic, late knockouts when he's way behind on the cards. Hank Lundy and Mickey Bey both fell prey.

  "The Gladiator" joined us Dec. 29, 2013 for a high-energy conversation about his life as a third-generation boxer, his big wins and bummer losses, his role as a husband and dad, and lots more.

    In a year of great interviews, this one was one of the best..

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John J. Raspanti of doghouseboxing.com joins Dennis Taylor and "Irish" Joe O'Rourke in the studio to reminisce about one of the most-remarkable boxing years in recent memory.
 
They also give their opinions on "Fighter of the Year," "Incident of the Year" and other year-end honors.

Rizwaan Zahid makes his weekly appearance early to give his take on the expanding boxing coverage of Showtime, HBO, ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and NBC,among other topics.

This is our year-ender show for 2013.

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John J. Raspanti of doghouseboxing.com joins Dennis Taylor and "Irish" Joe O'Rourke in the studio to reminisce about one of the most-remarkable boxing years in recent memory.
 
They also give their opinions on "Fighter of the Year," "Incident of the Year" and other year-end honors.


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  Expert analysts, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti (subbing for vacationing Travis Hartman) break down Maidana's stunning upset of Broner, offer their best psychoanalysis of Broner's "problem," and discuss whether Amir Khan is Floydworthy.
  This is the first half of our Dec. 15, 2013 show, featuring an in-depth interview with world super middleweight champ Andre Ward after the commercial break.
  This one was one of our best shows of 2013.
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 Unbeaten WBA and WBC super middleweight champ Andre Ward made his first appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss his stellar high school football career, his remarkable run to Olympic gold, his flawless pro career, HBO, his family and his future.
  Don't miss this lively and revealing conversation with one of the best fighters of his generation.

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 Expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti (subbing again this week for Travis Hartman) break down a sensational weekend of boxing, highlighted by the Battle of Brooklyn between Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah. Has Malignaggi found a "Fountain of Youth?" Does Judah (5 world titles, 2 weight divisions, 18 years of relevance) belong in the Hall of Fame? They also reconstruct Shawn Porter's remarkable win over Devon Alexander, those talented (but boring?) Cubans, and other topics.

  Max Garcia then gives us a progress report on his undefeated light welterweight prospect, Darwin Price, a former All-America miler at Grambling, and his hard-hitting middleweight Paul Mendez.

  This is the first half of our Dec. 8, 2013 show, featuring a rare interview with two-time world champion Marlon Starling (never down in 52 fights), conquerer of Lloyd Honeyghan, Simon Brown, and Mark Breland.

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 Marlon Starling was a two-time welterweight champion during an era when the 147-pound division was loaded. The original "Magic Man" fought Donald Curry (twice), Floyd Mayweather Sr. (twice), Mark Breland (twice), Johnny Bumphus, Lloyd Honeyghan, Maurice Blocker and Michael Nunn in a 52-fight career -- and was never knocked down.
  The Hartford, Conn. native joined us on the Dec. 8, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show for a lively interview that was much too short.

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The world's most-unique and meticulous boxing historian, Christopher James Shelton, tells the story of a Turkish boxing champion who walked the earth in the time of Christ ... and was gay.

 Chris never fails to dazzle in his appearances on The Ringside Boxing Show, but this one ranks at the top. Whether you're a boxing fan or not, you'll find this interview fascinating.

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 With Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid both on road trips, John J. Raspanti of doghouseboxing.com and KO Monthly magazine joined us to discuss the beastly punching power of Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, who now are on a collision course guaranteed to end violently.
  J.J. also discusses a potential Quillen-Golovkin war, and weighs in on Judah vs. Malignaggi.

  This is the first half of our Dec. 1, 2013 show, featuring an in-depth interview with 1976 Olympic gold medalist and former super bantamweight champ Leo Randolph. Don't miss this fascinating conversation.

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