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At 45, three-time light heavyweight champion Rocky Gannon says he's in the best shape of his life. In fact, 16 years after his most-recent fight, he's returning to the ring as a 6-foot-2, 222-pound heavyweight. Gannon says he feels 20 years younger than his true age thanks to new-age trainers Demi and Lawrence Mazzola, whos innovative methods have transformed his body, mind, and soul. This interview might make you rethink your own training methods.

The Team Gannon interview is preceded by dissection of Angel Garcia's vile meltdown by expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who also break down Mikey Garcia's second fight since 2014, Danny Garcia's 2-1 underdog status against Keith Thurman, Canelo's decision to fight Chavez Jr. at 164.5 pounds after avoiding Golovkin at 160, and more.

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Jace McTier grew up in the shadow of Augusta National, home of the Masters, but he's first love as a sports fan and as an artist has always been boxing.

He was just 16 years old when he was commissioned to create his first commercial painting, and since then his work has been displayed all over the world, including The International Boxing Hall of Fame and (currently) the "I Am The Greatest" Muhammad Ali exhibit at London's 02 Arena.

We spoke in-depth with McTier (with a special cameo appearance by George Foreman IV) on the July 17 edition of the Ringside Boxing Show, during which he shared sensational stories about the experiences his artwork has created for him in the world of boxing.

Our interview with Jace McTier -- which includes a surprise appearance from George Foreman IV -- is preceded by a passionate round-table dissection by expert analysts  Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti of the gutsy culture of professional boxing, including Deontay Wilder's choice to fight eight rounds with a torn biceps and a broken hand, Israel Vazquez's announcement that he'll have his damaged right eye surgically removed, and other recollections of gain-before-pain performances from boxing history.

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William Dettloff grew up just outside boxing-crazy Philly, dabbled as an amateur boxer (his goal was to become the next George Foreman), then discovered he was a better writer than fighter. He went on to become a senior writer for The Ring Magazine, a regular contributor to HBO.com and ESPN.com, and, most recently, the author of a terrific new biography on Ezzard Charles.

This conversation, like Dettloff's book, takes us back to a time of hardscrabble men in a rough, political, mobbed-up sport, and makes the case that Ezzard Charles was the best light heavyweight fighter of all time.

The William Dettloff interview is preceeded by a chat with Garcia Boxing trainer Max Garcia, and a check on current events by expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who hash over Shane Mosley's divorce-court rematch, Mayweather's ridiculous "last fight" scam, and Danny Garcia's never-ending quest to win the public's affection..

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Brin-Jonathan Butler was 20 when he became enamored with Cuba and ventured over there to have a look for himself. He wandered into a boxing gym where, standing in the shadows, he found a disgraced two-time Olympic champion, Guillermo Rigondeaux, a leper on the island after a failed attempt to defect.

What sprang from that chance meeting was a documentary (directed by Butler) and a biography (written by Butler), not to mention well-earned street cred as an authority on the topic of Cuban boxing.

The New York City journalist joined us on the Aug. 31, 2014 show to paint a vivid picture of Cuban culture and a strange and remarkable boxing world.

Order the book here: Vhttp://www.amazon.com/Cuban-Boxers-Journey-Guillermo-Rigondeaux-ebook/dp/B00ID8G848

The Brin-Jonathan Butler segment is preceded by our triple-threat of boxing expertise -- Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti -- who tell us whether any future world champs fought on the recent ShoBox/Mayweather tripleheader, whether the gloves will matter in Mayweather-Maidana II, the mouthwatering goodness of a Pacquiao-Garcia fight, and tons more.

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He was born and reared in East LA, where you could watch a fistfight on any corner, any day of the week, for free. That dependable occurrence was conducive to the evolution of hardcore boxing fans like himself.

 Author, historian, and legendary memorabilia collector Gene Aguilera joined us on the May 25, 2014 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss his new book, "Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles," and spin colorful yarns about Art Aragon, Carlos Palomino, Mando Ramos, Ruben Olivares, "Schoolboy" Bobby Chacon and others who made the LA boxing scene legendary.

Don't miss this fascinating conversation about a unique chapter in boxing history.

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Christopher Klein's colorful look at the man and the myth who was "The Boston Strong Boy" is terrific in print, and just as much fun when the author discusses it on a live radio show.

The author of "Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero," joined us from Beantown on March 16, 2014 to share some tales about John L, and talk about researching and writing the book.

. An excellent interview on The Ringside Boxing Show.

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The biography of former lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is more compelling as a true story than Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" fable.

Former New York Daily News staff writer Mark Kriegel tells this riveting tale in a sensational new book, "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini," a masterpiece that seems destined to become his third book to reach the New York Times Bestseller list.

 The author of "Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich" and "Namath: A Biography" takes readers down the amazing road that was Mancini's life and career, including the idolization of his father, once a No. 1-ranked lightweight contender himself until a war injury ended his career.

 Kriegel joined us on the Sept. 16, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss a fighter who, in the 1980s, became a towering example of The American Dream.

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 In a scintillating biography that took more than 30 years to research, author Paul Gallender pulls back the curtain on multiple truths, myths and rumors that surrounded the meteoric and troubled life of heavyweight legend Sonny Liston.

Gallender appeared on the Sept. 9, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss "Sonny Liston: The Real Story of the Ali-Liston fights," a book packed with things you never knew about the former heavyweight champion of the world, and the two infamous fights that destroyed him as a viable boxing commodity.

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 International Boxing Hall of Famer Gene Tunney compiled a career record of 81-1, including back-to-back victories over legendary heavyweight king Jack Dempsey in 1926 and (in the infamous "Long Count" bout) 1927. More fascinating, though, is that Tunney was a self-educated man who quit school at 15 to help support his family as a dock worker, and, while learning to defend himself on New York City's roughest streets, became a voracious reader and a self-educated man.

  In retirement, he became close friends with George Bernard Shaw, one of the most-celebrated playwrites in history, a relationship that forms the centerpiece of "The Prizefighter and the Playwrite," a biography written by his son, Jay Tunney.

 Jay Tunney spoke in-depth about his famous father on the July 1, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, including the "Long Count" fight, the friendship with Shaw, and much more. This was one of the most interesting interviews we've ever done on our show. Don't miss it.

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