Springs Toledo: The writer packs a punch

March 29th, 2015

Springs Toledo earned a masters degree in criminology, but says he never really considered becoming a cop. Too many knew him too well.

The Scribe Laureate of the Sweet Science joined us Sunday, March 29, to own up to his wild childhood, his sparring sessions with Rodney Toney, bad luck with blondes, the mission of the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, and his outstanding book, "The Gods of War." He also tells us how he came to be named "Springs Toledo." (Spoiler alert: He can't remember).

This outstanding interview is preceded by triple-team analysis by Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti of a menagerie ot hot topics, including Mayweather's vow to give fans their money's worth, Team Pacquiao's psychological warfare, Amir Khan's options, Miguel Cotto's waning ambition, and the impending explosion that is Matthysse-Provodnikov.

A great show, front to back.

In Depth: Michael Buffer

March 22nd, 2015

As a kid growing up in a "Leave It To Beaver" suburb of Philaelphia, Michael Buffer dreamed of pitching for the Phillies, but that plan didn't quite work out. Instead, at the age of 38, he started on a path that eventually will lead to the International Boxing Hall of Fame as the ring announcer who changed the way fans rev up for a main event.

We spoke in-depth with the man who coined (and patented) "Let's get ready to rumble!" on Sunday, March 22, a conversation that includes some great stories about Buffer's life and career.

The Michael Buffer interview is preceded by expert analysis from Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who revisit Pascal vs. Kovalev (where Riz sat ringside), call out Freddie Roach, psychoanalyze the Mayweathers, and more.

A fun and fast-moving edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

Josesito Lopez: ‘The Riverside Rocky’

March 8th, 2015

Six days before his "crossroads" fight with Andre Berto, Josesito Lopez gave us a quick-but-insightful interview about what's at stake for both fighters, where he got his near-legendary valor, and what a Josesito vs. Robert Guerrero collision might look like.

The Josesito Lopez interview is preceded by three-pronged analysis of the sensational Guerrero-Thurman fight, the Adrien Broner snoozer, and much more from Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

Tony Zale: The Man of Steel

March 1st, 2015

Boxing historian Clay Moyle collaborated with Thad "Ted" Zale -- nephew of Hall-of-Famer Tony Zale -- for a comprehensive, 490-page biography of the three-time middleweight champion.. The co-authors joined us on the March 1 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss "The Man of Steel" and his alter ego, Uncle Tony.

The Zale/Moyle interview is preceded by forecasts by Travis Hartman and John J Raspanti of Saturday's Guerrero-Thurman and Broner-Molina outcomes,, and a theory on how Tyson Fury might do against Wladimir Klitschko ... and how our galaxy might be impacted if Fury becomes the heavyweight champion of the world.


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