In depth with Dmitriy Salita: Contender turned promoter

December 8th, 2019

In depth with Dmitriy Salita: Contender turned promoter

Contender-turned-promoter Dmitriy Salita gives us an inside peek at the cutthroat world of boxing promotion, and tells us what to expect from an impressive stable of fighters he’s gathered under the Brooklyn-based Salita Promotions banner.

This is our Dmitriy Salita interview only. To hear the full version of any Ringside Boxing Show (recorded every Sunday), visit this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=ringside+boxing+show

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.

Gene ‘Mad Dog’ Hatcher: King of White Settlement, Texas

December 8th, 2019

Gene 'Mad Dog' Hatcher: King of White Settlement, Texas

Meet slow-talkin’ Texan Gene “Mad Dog” Hatcher, a deep-fried character who won the WBA’s super lightweight crown in 1984 with an 11th-round KO of Johnny “Bump City” Bumphis, a 4-1 betting favorite.

“Mad Dog” regales us with multiple colorful stories from a 14-year career that included battles with Aaron “Superman” Davis, Frankie Warren, Lloyd Honeyghan, Alfredo Escalera, Ubaldo Sacco and others, and also tells us the chilling tale of how close he came to suicide after his star faded.

This is the Gene Hatcher interview only. To hear the full version of any Ringside Boxing Show (recorded every Sunday), visit this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=ringside+boxing+show

Dennis Taylor is hot of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.

Pinklon Thomas’ death-defying youth and meteoric career

December 8th, 2019

Pinklon Thomas' death-defying youth and meteoric career

WBC heavyweight king Pinklon Thomas describes what it was like to be a heroin addict at 12, a high school dropout at 15, and a strong-armed robber who literally had a contract on his head as a teenager. All of that before he threw the first punch in a boxing career that included fights with Tyson, Holyfield, Bowe, Morrison, Witherspoon, Weaver, Tillis, Coetzee and Berbick.

How is this man still alive to tell his story? Honestly, he’s not sure.

This is the Pinklon Thomas interview only. To hear the full version of The Ringside Show (recorded every Sunday), visit this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=ringside+boxing+show

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor-publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.

Michael Bentt beat ‘Tommy Gun’ in real life, played Sonny Liston on the big screen

December 8th, 2019

Michael Bentt beat 'Tommy Gun' in real life, played Sonny Liston on the big screen

Meet the man who needed just 93 seconds of his 12th pro fight to win the WBO heavyweight crown from Tommy Morrison (38-1, 34 KOs at the time), saw his career end when he nearly died in his very next outing, and went on to become a Hollywood actor who played Sonny Liston (opposite Will Smith) in the big-screen production,”Ali.” Brace yourself for an entertaining hour-long interview with Michael Bentt.

Listen to the full version of The Ringside Boxing Show (recorded every Sunday) at this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=ringside+boxing+show

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy.”

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