‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter

May 31st, 2015

Shawn Porter's journey to the P4P list hit a speed bump named Kell Brook last August -- a meeting that hung "Showtime" with the first and only loss of his career.

Now, Porter is gearing up for his June 20 Vegas showdown with Adrien "The Problem" Broner, who he plans to dispatch on the way to the Mayweather Sweepstakes.

The former IBF welterweight champ joined us on the last day in May to break down Broner, re-live Brook, and reminisce about the day he scored six TDs in a high school football game, tying a school record held by NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka.

We also get a preview from producer Steve DeBro of his coming documentary about L.A.'s legendary Olympic Auditorium, home in its heyday to boxing, wrestling, roller derby, Hollywood stars, and real-life gangsters.

And expert analyst John J. Raspanti bats leadoff with a look at Khan-Algieri, Brook-Gavin, Mayweather's September "retirement," and a whole bunch more.

Adam Pollack: Jack Johnson biographer

May 19th, 2015

Adam Pollack's boxing research is so in-depth that it couldn't be accommodated by one 700-page biography about Jack Johnson ... so he wrote Part II.

The prolific Iowa City author (who also happens to be a lawyer, historian, publisher and pro and amateur boxing ref in real life) joined us on Sunday's Ringside Boxing Show to tell the real story of Jack Johnson, and to answer this question: Who's the best pro fighter in Iowa?

Our interview with Adam Pollack is preceeded by a look back at Saturday's HBO fireworks show featuring Gennady Golovkin and "Chocolatito" Gonzalez.

Starmaker Abel Sanchez, trainer of star Gennady Golovkin

May 10th, 2015

The last time Abel Sanchez was on The Ringside Boxing Show, he told us Gennady Golovkin -- a rising star at the time -- was already the whole package, and the best fighter he'd ever worked with. (This, from the guy who trained Hall of Famer Terry Norris.)

Nowadays Golovkin is as much myth as man, but Sanchez says he's still a humble person ... and the funniest guy in the gym.

This insightful conversation is preceded by an update from Paul Mendez's trainer, Sam Garcia, on an upcoming fight for "El Gallo Negro." And we lead off, as always, with expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti to talk about the beheading of James Kirkland, Cotto-Canelo, and a little bit of Pacquiao.

Hall of Fame dinners? Carlos Palomino gets in free

May 3rd, 2015

   Carlos Palomino dreamed of playing second base for the Dodgers, learned to box in the army, and had his first amateur fight -- an "away game" -- at Chino State Prison.

   The welterweight legend joined us for his third appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to talk about an occupation he never really liked all that much.

 But thanks to boxing, he not only gets into Hall of Fame parties free, he also gets to sit at one of the best tables.

 Our interview with this boxing legend is preceded by a thorough breakdown of the previous night's Mayweather-Pacquiao fight from expert analysts John J. Raspanti (who was in Las Vegas for the event) and Rizwaan Zahid.

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