1880s Boxing in Canada: A history

October 26th, 2014

The world's most-meticulous boxing researcher, Christopher James Shelton, was our featured guest Oct. 26 to discuss the wild and often-frigid boxing world that was 1880s Canada, a time and place where boxing matches turned into actual fistfights, and fighters sometimes wore jackets in the ring -- which came in handy when (no kidding) one fighter knocked another through a window.

This was a jam-packed show that opens with expert breakdowns of big upcoming fights (Hopkins-Kovalev, Khan-Alexander & more) by Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

Then exciting middleweight Paul Mendez joins us to describe life as Gennady Golovkin's sparring partner, and update us on his next fight.

A full and fast-moving show!

In Depth: Virgil Hunter

October 19th, 2014

Boxing's 2011 "Trainer of the Year" joined us to discuss a stable that includes Andre Ward, Amir Khan, Andre Berto and Alfredo Angulo, and offers fascinating takes on the passing of Dan Goossen, the force of nature that is Gennady Golovkin, Amir Khan's December plans, and whether he'd like to train boxers until he's old and grey, like Ray Arcel, Eddie Futch and Angelo Dundee.

The Virgil Hunter inverview is preceded by an enthusiastic analysis of the Golovkin-Rubio/Walters-Donaire doubleheader by Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

In Depth: Shawn Porter

October 12th, 2014

Two months after he lost his IBF welterweight crown and his undefeated record, "Showtime" Shawn joined us to talk about the aftermath. Yep, he did some tossing and turning, replaying every round, figuring out what he might have done to turn the majority-decision defeat in a victory.

But Porter says he he isn't the type to live in the past, and he's anxious to get back in the ring against a top opponent in December.

We also get the skinny on his amazing high school football career in Ohio.

The interview is preceded by Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti's breakdown of the Andrade-Charlo showdown, whether Marco Antonio Rubio has a ghost of a chance against Golovkin, plus a psychoanalytic look at Shannon Briggs.

In Depth: Keith Thurman

October 5th, 2014

Keith Thuman (23-0, 21 KOs) is the mandatory challenger for Floyd Mayweather's WBA welterweight title belt, but few will be surprised if "Money" doesn't dump the strap rather than face "One Time."

The Clearwater, Florida native joined us Sunday to talk boxing and -- no kidding -- philosophy in a remarkable and memorable conversation on The Ringside Boxing Show.

The Thurman interview is preceded by insight from Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti on the passing of Dan Goossen, the Ward-Goossen relationship, the startling demise of Chad Dawson, and more.


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