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Archive for January 2014

  John J. Raspanti of doghouseboxing.com breaks down Pascal's stunningly lopsided win over Bute, analyses Mike Perez's lackluster draw with Carlos Takam, considers why Canadian boxing rings are the same color as ice-hockey rinks, and more.

  Don George then joins us for a quick but lively conversation about his wild youth (which landed him in notorious Cook County Jail for a year) and his sometimes spectacular, other times not kind of career. "The Bomb" is a big personality and he pulls no punches. A must listen interview.

  This is the first half of our Jan. 19, 2014 show featuring an in-depth interview with "The Filipino Flash," Nonito Donaire, after the commercial break.

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The four-division, six-time world champ joined us Jan. 19 to discuss Darchinyan, Rigondeaux, his superhero wife (rescued a drowning child), how it feels to be a video-game character, and more. This is "The Filipino Flash's" fourth appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show and, as always, we didn't have nearly enough time.

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John J. Raspanti of doghouse.com flies solo as our expert analyst this week on The Ringside Boxing Show, telling us whether Adrien Broner was overrated from the start, and what's going to happen when he meets Maidana again. He also gives us an exclusive scoop -- Alfredo Angulo has some defense in his arsenal -- and breaks down possible match-ups between Marquez and Porter, Guerrero and Pacquiao, and Barthelemy vs. Mikey.
 
 Raspanti then provides a thorough and glowing review of Christopher Klein's new John L. Sullivan biography: "Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero."

  This is the first half of our Jan. 12, 2014 show, featuring an in-depth interview with Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech after the commercial break.

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 Jeff Fenech grew up rough in Sydney, Australia, where he dreamed of becoming a rugby star and never gave boxing a thought.
  After a late foray into The Sweet Science, Fenech had a meteoric rise, representing Australia in the Olympics, turning pro after just 24 amateur bouts, and rocketing to legendary status with world titles in three weight divisions, and wins over the likes of Azumah Nelson, Philip Holiday, Carlos Zarate and Danny Zaragosa.
  This is one of our favorite interviews in the six-year history of The Ringside Boxing Show. Treat yourself to this one.

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 Our expert analyst, Rizwaan Zahid, is joined once again by doghouseboxing scribe John J. Raspanti (subbing for Travis Hartman) to discuss how a post-Arum boxing world might look to fans, which fighter from 140-154 might have the best chance to beat Floyd, who wins a Sergio-Cotto fight, and more.

 Boxing trainer Sam Garcia then explains the psychological side of the gym, the fragile balance between confidence and self-doubt, and more. This is a fascinating window into a seldom-discussed aspect of the game. Enjoy!

  This is the first half of our Jan. 5, 2014 show, featuring an in-depth interview with the legendary Angel Manfredy after the mid-show commercial break.

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 One of the grittiest and most-colorful fighters of his era, Angel Manfredy beat Arturo Gatti, Ivan Robinson, Jorge Paez, Julio Diaz and 39 others during an 11-year career that included multiple world title fights.
  How good could Manfredy have been if he hadn't spent his best years in a cocaine haze?
  Manfredy joined us on our first show of 2014 to talk candidly about the wild ride that was his life and career -- a journey that nearly ended with a suicide attempt.
  Don't miss this candid,  riveting conversation with "El Diablo," a born-again Christian who is hoping to find a gig as a boxing trainer.
 

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