In Depth: Mikey Garcia

November 30th, 2014

Mikey Garcia is 34-0, with 28 KOs, a two-division world champ, and still just 26 years old -- none of which would have happened if he'd followed his original plan and become a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy.

The WBO super featherweight king joined us on Nov. 30, 2014 to discuss his promotional problems with Bob Arum and Top Rank (he has a lawsuit pending), his original reluctance to fall in love with boxing, and what it was like to spar with the late, great, very troubled Venezuelan legend Edwin Valero (27-0, 27 KOs).

Garcia ranks among the most-articulate and interesting guests we've ever had on The Ringside Boxing Show. Don't miss this conversation.

The Mikey Garcia interview is preceded by a breakdown of Saturday's results, including wins by Tyson Fury and Terence Crawford, and Evgeney Gradovich's draw with Jayson Velez by expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

Mauricio Herrera: Hardnosed, hard luck

November 23rd, 2014

He's a hard-nosed and hard-luck fighter whose four pro losses have come by razor-close decisions, but Mauricio Herrera has persevered to put himself in position for a major move in the junior welterweight division.
"El Maestro" was the featured guest on Sunday's Ringside Boxing Show, where he spoke in-depth about his Dec. 13 HBO date with undefeated meteorite Jose Benavidez, his highly controversial loss earlier this year to Danny Garcia, and what it takes to heal a parade-balloon-sized shiner like the one he got from then-unbeaten Ruslan Provodnikov -- a fight Herrera won.
This lively and candid interview with the WBA's 140-pound interim world champ is preceded by triple-team analysis of Pacquiao's six-knockdown demolition of Chris Algieri (among other current events) by Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

Anson Wainwright, UK boxing writer

November 16th, 2014

The United Kingdom's lively boxing scene was the topic of conversation with Sunday's featured guest, Welsh boxing writer Anson Wainwright, who stayed up late (after midnight in Wales) for a live conversation about Calzaghe, Cleverly, Prince Naz, Henry Cooper and others. The Ring Magazine correspondent also theorized about the whereabouts of all those lager-fueled songbirds who followed Ricky Hatton everywhere he went..

 This is a great show that opens with expert analysis by Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti of Klitschko-Pulev, the Shannon Briggs' Stalk-a-Thon, Algieri's chances against Pacquiao, and more. Fun stuff, wall to wall.


Lou Savarese: Fighter, actor, promoter, comedian

November 9th, 2014

The native New Yorker was a heavyweight contender who won his first 36 fights, most by knockout, and fought the likes of Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and George Foreman.

He's an actor whose credits include The Sopranos, Damages, and ESPN's documentary version of 'Cinderella Man,' in which he portrayed Max Baer.

And he's the CEO of Houston-based Savarese Promotions, with a Nov. 21 show to hype. This was a lively, colorful interview -- not to be missed.

The Lou Savarese interview is preceded by expert analysts Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti, and their breakdown of Kovalev's dominance of Hopkins and Sadam Ali's destruction of Carlos Abregu.

‘Rumble in the Jungle’ special

November 2nd, 2014

This show was recorded 40 years and 3 days after Muhammad Ali, an 8-1 betting dog,  knocked out undefeated heavyweight king George Foreman in the eighth round of "The Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire, South Africa.

Expert analyst John J. Raspanti and host Dennis Taylor reminisce about one of the most stunning events in the annals of sports in this special edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, which features a classic interview with Dr. Ferdie Pacheco -- Ali's personal physician -- during the second half of the program.




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