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Hall of Fame-bound referee has seen some of the greatest fights of all time from an arm's length away, including Corrales-Castillo (perhaps the most-spectacular 10-round fight in history), the Rios-Alvarado rematch, Pacquiao-Marquez III, Pacquiao-Barrera II, Hopkins-Jones II, Mayweather-Marquez, and, most recently, Tyson Fury's upset of Wladimir Klitschko and Vasyl Lomachenko's systematic dismantling of Nicholas Walters.

We picked his brain about being where the blood, sweat, saliva, and snot flies, and the descriptions were epic. Don't miss this conversation with one of the best refs of our generation.

Our Tony Weeks interview is preceeded by our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti, who dissect Jorge Linares' domination of Anthony Crolla (and his probably ill-fated desire to take on Mikey or Lomachenko), Andre Ward's level of interest in a Kovalev rematch, Golovkin's disappointing PPV numbers, and more.

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The world's most-diligent boxing historian has researched boxers from ancient Greece, boxers who walked the earth at the same time as Christ, boxers who were refereed by famous Wild West gunslingers, a female slave/boxer, all the way up to modern-day fighters.

Now Christopher James Shelton has written a memoir about his life and, of course, boxing, rife with all of the aforementioned true stories.

We spoke at length with the author about "My Life Before Death: A Boxing HIstorian Memoir," a brand-new release available at Amazon.com. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Before-DEATH-boxing-historian-memoir-ebook/dp/B06WWRKNNY/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489973598&sr=1-4&refinements=p_n_publication_date%3A1250227011

Our conversation with Chris Shelton is preceded by a thorough unpacking of the Golovkin-Jacobs and Chocolatito-Rungvisai fights by our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

 

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London native Frank Buglioni first tugged on a pair of boxing gloves at age 12, got roughed up in sparring, and has been smitten with the sport ever since.

He won two national championships and the Commonwealth Games as an amateur, and has captured the Euro super middleweight and British light heavyweight championships as a pro.

He's only suffered two setbacks, but says he came away from both losses with a higher education that served him later. His 2016 win over Hosea Burton, a victory, was regarded by many as a Fight of the Year candidate.

This is a fascinating conversation with an articulate Brit with plans to make waves on the international stage.

Our interview with Frank Buglioni is preceded by a thorough breakdown by Raspanti, Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid on multiple subjects, including Saturday's upcoming superfight between Golovkin and Jacobs, what's next for Pacquiao now that the Amir Khan fight is up in smoke, the stunning announcement of a $50 million, two-division World Boxing Super Series tournament, Tyson Fury's 350-pound body as he resumes training, and the future of David Lemieux after sending Curtis Stevens out of the arena asleep on a gurney over the weekend.

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Boxing writer Anson Wainwright of The Ring Magazine and RingTV.com joined us to discuss the increasingly relevant boxing scene in the United Kingdom, with it's fascinating personalities (the Fury cousins, the Eubanks, Haye and Bellew) and exciting upcoming matchups, like Joshua-Klitschko and Brook-Spence.

This is a unique perspective you won't hear everyday, an insider's look at a region of the world enjoying a renaissance period in The Sweet Science.

Our interview with Anson is preceeded by a breakdown of a sensational Saturday -- Thurman-Garcia, Haye-Bellew, and more -- by expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

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