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In 1996, Tommy "The Duke" Morrison was one victory away from a showdown with Mike Tyson when a routine pre-fight blood test purportedly determined that he was infected with the HIV virus. The diagnosis effectively ended Morrison's career.

Twenty-three years later, Morrison's widow, Trisha, continues to wage a courtroom battle to prove the diagnosis was bogus from the beginning, most recently by filing a request in a Nevada courtroom to reopen a case that has gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Her argument to be reheard is that the defendants -- the Nevada State Athletic Commission (including Dr. Margaret Goodman and former director Marc Ratner) and Quest Laboratories) repeatedly lied and misrepresented facts in previous hearings.

Trisha Morrison returns to The Ringside Boxing Show to lay out the mountains of evidence she's gathered since her husband's 2013 death, including three subsequent tests that show that Tommy Morrison's blood was never tainted with the HIV virus.

This intriguing legal battle finally appears to be entering "the championship rounds," and Trisha is still throwing haymakers in her relentless effort to set the record straight on her late husband's legacy, which, she says, has been misrepresented by most of the mainstream media for more than two decades.

This is the Trisha Morrison interview only. To hear the full version of any Ringside Boxing Show, visit https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=ringside+boxing+show .

 

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The scintillating history of Latino boxing in Southern California
(Featured guest: Author and boxing historian Gene Aguilera)
 
By Dennis Taylor
Author and boxing historian Gene Aguilera discusses his newest book, "Latino Boxing in Southern California," a colorful stroll through the world of Carlos Palomino, Carlos Zarate, Alfonso Zamora, Rubin Olivares, Bobby Chacon, Lupe Pintor, Art Aragon, Julio Cesar Chavez, Danny "Little Red" Lopez, Roberto Duran, and many; many others.
Aguilera also shares stories about the legendary Olympic Auditorium, the mob at ringside, the Main Street Gym, and the characters who shaped the boxing scene in the 1950s and '60s.
Don't miss this incredible hour-long interview with a Hall of Fame writer.
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.

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Mobsters and Mayhem: Boxing's Golden Era

The so-called Golden Age of Boxing had an ominous open secret — fights were fixed, ratings were rigged, and people got hit over the head with lead pipes if they didn’t play ball with the gangster overlords who ruled the sport.

Author Jeffrey Sussman joins us to discuss his newest book, “Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science,” a blood-dripping portrayal of Frankie Carbo, Blinky Palermo, Arnold Rothstein, Abe Attell, and other unscrupulous SOBs who struck fear into managers, trainers, referees, and the boxers, themselves, from the time of Jack Dempsey through the Sonny Liston era.

This is the interview of Jeffrey Sussman only. To hear the full show, visit this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/ringside-boxing-show-mobsters-mayhem-in-boxing-the-true-story-plus-canelo-jacobs-analysis-and-gggs-new-guru/

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Ray Mercer spins merciless boxing yarns!

Ray Mercer, one of the most underappreciated heavyweights of his era, fought Larry Holmes, Evander Holyfield, Wladimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Tommy Morrison, Bert Cooper, and multiple other big-time head-bangers in a career that spanned two decades. He won an Olympic gold medal, knocked out two-time UFC heavyweight king Tim Sylvia in 9 seconds of an MMA bout, and ultimately found his way into four different boxing halls of fame.

We asked “Merciless” Ray Mercer to tell us some tales from a colorful career, and he pulled no punches in an exceptional, in-depth interview on this week’s show.

This is only the Ray Mercer interview. If you'd like to hear the complete Ringside Boxing Show anytime, visit this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=Ringside+Boxing+Show

On this week's Ringside Boxing Show, we also get enlightening insight on the week in boxing from expect analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti on Terence Crawford’s truncated victory over Amir Khan, Danny Garcia’s flogging of Adrian Granados, en fuego performances by Shakur Stevenson and Teofimo Stevenson, plus some serious shade for “Big Baby” Miller for blowing his chance to face Anthony Joshua with three dirty drug tests, and the Nevada Boxing Commission for considering Adalaide Byrd as a potential judge for Canelo-Jacobs.

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Bommb squaaaaad!

A dust-up in a hotel lobby two years ago left a simmering grudge between Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale, who will settle their differences May 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Bronze Bomber joined us Sunday for his fourth appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss the feud, Fury, Joshua, and why he walked away from a $100 million to fight for DAZN.

Wilder, always one of the best interviews in boxing, brings the heat, as usual, in this lively, in-depth interview.

Find the full show every week at this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=Ringside+Boxing+Show

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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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The Ringside Boxing Show has moved!

As of MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, The Ringside Boxing Show will broadcast worldwide from www.blogtalkradio.com/ringside-boxing-show beginning at 5 p.m. Pacific, 6 Mountain, 7 Central, 8 Eastern.

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Thanks, Ringside Nation!

Dennis Taylor (host), Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti (expert analysts), and Christopher James Shelton (boxing historian).

Email us at contact@ringsideboxingshow.com We want to hear from you.

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Believe it or not, prizefighting was a popular sport 3,000 years ago in the Middle East, and, in fact, Jesus Christ, himself, most likely was as familiar with the name of the most-famous boxer of his era as most of us are today with names like Pacquiao, Mayweather, even Ali.

This bit of boxing history could only have been recovered by Christopher James Shelton, the world's most-eclectic boxing historian.

Chris regaled us on the Aug. 24, 2014 show with colorful and amazing tales of what "The Sweet Science" looked like, way back to the days before the birth of Christ, including the aura and mythology that often surrounded the champions of the day. (Spoiler alert: One pugilist was believed to have transformed himself into a wolf for nine years ... another fought and defeated a "ghost.")

As always, Christopher Shelton is on fire during this remarkable 30-minute conversation.

Our interview with Chris is preceded by the insight of our expert analysts, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who evaluate the impact of Austin Trout's victory, Mike Jones' stunning loss, 50 Cent's relentless taunting of Floyd Mayweather, JayZ's surprising kneecapping of Golden Boy and Top Rank in a recent purse bid, and more.

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