Ringside Boxing Show (5-25-14) Part I

May 26th, 2014

Did we see some vulnerabilities in Adonis Stevenson Saturday night in his fight with Andrezj Fonfara? Yes, says expert analyst John J. Raspanti ... but, then, nobody is really "Superman," right? Raspanti gives his take on the performance of the linear light heavyweight champion of the world, as well as "The Polish Prince," who absorbed Stevenson's vicious body attack all night long and still had enough left to put the Kronk Gym strongman on the canvas in Round 9.

Raspanti also weighs on on the startling explosiveness of David Lemieux, who might be in line for Peter Quillin or Danny Jacobs next, and Floyd Mayweather Jr's latest episode -- a brawl with a rapper at Fatburger.

And he gives us an advance look at "El Boxeo," a riveting new documentary to be released in time for Father's Day.

This is the first half of our Memorial Day Weekend show, featuring an in-depth interview with Gene Aguilera, author of "Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles," after the commercial break.

Author Gene Aquilera: “Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles”

May 25th, 2014

He was born and reared in East LA, where you could watch a fistfight on any corner, any day of the week, for free. That dependable occurrence was conducive to the evolution of hardcore boxing fans like himself.

 Author, historian, and legendary memorabilia collector Gene Aguilera joined us on the May 25, 2014 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss his new book, "Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles," and spin colorful yarns about Art Aragon, Carlos Palomino, Mando Ramos, Ruben Olivares, "Schoolboy" Bobby Chacon and others who made the LA boxing scene legendary.

Don't miss this fascinating conversation about a unique chapter in boxing history.

Ringside Boxing Show (5-18-14) Part 1

May 18th, 2014

Expert analyst John J. Raspanti joined us to evaluate Juan Manuel Marquez's performance (spectacular) against Mike Alvarado, discuss whether Pacquiao-Marquez V is worth doing (absolutely), and break down Mike Alvarado's future in the wake of brutal losses to Provodnikov and JMM.

This is the first half of our May 18, 2014 show featuring a compelling look at the life and death of Puerto Rican great Esteban de Jesus from boxing historian Christopher James Shelton after the commercial break.

The Mercurial Life of Esteban de Jesus

May 18th, 2014

The world's most-diligent boxing historian, Christopher James Shelton, joined us on the May 18, 2014 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to share the mercuiral and ultimately tragic story of Esteban de Jesus, the great Puerto Rican champion who decked Roberto Duran in two different fights, and put the first blemish on his record.

But the party scene lured de Jesus into the dark world of cocaine and heroin addictoin, a tailspin that culminated with a road-rage murder, a life sentence, and an early death from AIDS.

As always, Chris Shelton spins a fascinating and true tale with many layers. This one is a must for any boxing fan.

In Depth: Hammerin’ Hank Lundy

May 4th, 2014

Hank Lundy was a high school football star who turned down a partial scholarship in his hometown -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- so his younger sister could go to college instead, and he turned to boxing after starching a schoolyard bully.
After a 65-5 amateur career, he turned pro with 10 straight victories and was identified as one of the sport's rising stars.

He's had a few setbacks since then -- he's 24-3-1, with 11 KOs -- but "Hammerin' Hank" still gushes with confidence, says he's learned from every misstep, and promises to win a world title belt sometime this year.

Hank Lundy is one of the most exuberant interviewees we've ever had on The Ringside Boxing Show. Don't miss this poignant and hilarious conversation with a fighter who is Philly to the bone.


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