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 Does Kovalev have any chinks in his armor? Did Agnew impress? Is it money or fear that's keeping Adonis from fighting Kovalev? Who wins Alvarado-Marquez?   Those are only a few of the question we put to Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid on today's Ringside Boxing Show, and some of their opinions might surprise you.
 

 This is the first half of the March 30, 2014 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, featuring John J. Raspanti's review of Steve Compton's newest book, "Live Fast, Die Young: The Life and Times of Harry Greb," followed by an in-depth interview with Deontay Wilder after the commercial break.

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 "The Bronze Bomber" made his second appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to talk candidly about the notion that Malik Scott took a dive against him 15 days earlier in Puerto Rico, and share his feelings about his baby daughter (born with spina bifida), and how her birth changed his life.

  Is Deontay Wilder the man who can restore the heavyweight division to its former glory? Time will tell, but we like his chances.

  This outstanding interview is preceded by John J. Raspanti's fascinating review of "Live Fast, Die Young: The Life and Times of Harry Greb," a new biography by Steve Compton.

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Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti triple-team the phenomenon that is Al Haymon, advisor to almost 40 "A-List" boxers, including Mayweather, Broner, Maidana, Thurman, Trout, Wilder, Quillin, Khan, the Peterson brothers, Robert Guerrero, and Gary Russell Jr.

Do all roads in boxing now go through the former music promoter from Cleveland? Check out what our three expert analysts have to say.

Then Max Garcia of Garcia Boxing updates us on his rising middleweight, Paul Mendez, and also fills us in on the impending pro debut of Shane Mosley Jr.

This is the first half of our March 23, 2014 show, featuring an in-depth interview with Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini after the midshow commercial break.

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Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was arguably the most-popular boxer of his era -- an underdog who was the son of an underdog from Youngstown, Ohio, a city on the ropes. This is a replay of an interview we did with the former world champ and World Boxing Hall of Famer -- a classic and revealing conversation about his life and career.

This is the second half of our March 23, 2014 show.

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Expert analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid consider whether Danny Garcia's 28th straight win was deserved, weigh Deontay Wilder's chances of becoming the next big thing in the heavyweight division, and talk about Floyd Mayweather Jr's alleged involvement in an old-school, Vegas-style, back-alley beatdown of a jewelry thief, among other topics.

John J. Raspanti of doghouseboxing.com then joins us to describe the electric atmosphere at the MGM Grand for the all-Mexican slugfest between Canelo Alvarez and Tony Weeks.

This is the first half of our March 16, 2014 show, featuring an in-depth interview with John L. Sullivan biographer Chr

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Christopher Klein's colorful look at the man and the myth who was "The Boston Strong Boy" is terrific in print, and just as much fun when the author discusses it on a live radio show.

The author of "Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero," joined us from Beantown on March 16, 2014 to share some tales about John L, and talk about researching and writing the book.

. An excellent interview on The Ringside Boxing Show.

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Expert analysts Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti join co-hosts Dennis Taylor and "Irish" Joe O'Rourke to question whether Texas-based ref Laurence Cole is blind, completely incompetent, or clearly in somebody's pocket as he ignores 30 or more low blows by Orlando Salido against Vasyl Lomachenko. The case against Cole is solidified when his past record of outrageous officiating is taken into consideration.

They also discuss Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's impressive resurrection in a brutal rematch with Brian Vera, and evaluate who would win a Chavez-Golovkin match-up.

These and other topics made for a lively first 30 minutes of our March 2, 2014 show, which features another amazing history lesson with Christopher James Shelton after the commercial break.

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Boxing historian extraordinaire Christopher James Shelton unearths the long-buried tale of Allen "Junebug" Hudson, the only man in history to deck Muhammad Ali twice -- once inside the ring, and once outside.

You might be a hardcore boxing fan, but you've probably never heard this story before. Chris Shelton never fails to amaze, and this interview is yet another treasure. Enjoy!

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