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By Dennis Taylor
He was 24 years old, 24-1 with 14 KOs, on a four-year winning streak, and next in line for a shot at the IBF super lightweight championship. That's when a doctor told him he had to quit boxing.
Former No. 1 contender Andy Nance joined us to talk about the devastation of seeing his sensational career struck down by a medical issue, and what it took to start over in a completely different direction.
This is an exceptionally compelling conversation with a California Boxing Hall of Famer who has resurrected himself as a boxing manager and one of the West Coast's most-respective matchmakers.
Our interview with Andy Nance is preceded by John J. Raspanti's postmortem of Deontay Wilder's one-round massacre of Bermain Stiverne, a thorough analysis of an intriguing heavyweight division, and other topics, including Shawn Porter's rough win over Adrian Granados, and Mikey Garcia's potential showdown with Jorge Linares.
We also get another interesting report from British correspondent Paul McLaughlin about the deep, lively boxing scene in the United Kingdom.
 
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor-publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame's 2017 Book of the Year, "Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy," currently on Amazon's Bestsellers list.

 

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By Dennis Taylor

On a once-complex heavyweight landscape, Deontay Wilder stands alone today as the bona fide rival of Anthony Joshua.

"The Bronze Bomber" granted us a lengthy, wide-ranging, in-depth interview on this week's Ringside Boxing Show, addressing everything from boxing's epidemic of performance-enhancing drugs (three of Wilder's recent opponents have tested dirty), to his upcoming rematch with Bermane Stiverne (the only opponent to go the distance with Wilder in 38 fights), to Eddie Hearn's push to lure Wilder to England for a stadium fight, and short-change him on the purse.

This spectacular (and humor-filled) conversation is perfectly timed on the same weekend that Joshua fought Carlos Takam, and a week before Wilder-Stiverne.

Before we speak with Deontay, expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti break down the week of boxing, including Joshua-Takam, Terence Crawford's confirmation that he's moving to the talent-loaded welterweight division, Katie Taylor's chances of taking women's boxing to a new level, and more.

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame's 2017 Book of the Year, "Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy," currently on Amazon's Bestsellers list.

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

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Mark Breland watched Ali-Frazier I at Madison Square Garden as a 7-year-old Brooklynite, decided he wanted to be a fighter, too, and evolved into perhaps the greatest amateur in U.S. history.
The 6-foot-2 welterweight won the New York Golden Gloves five times, two national titles, a world amateur champ, and the Olympic gold medal during a career when he went 110-1. (Pernell Whitaker lost the same day.)
We spoke in-depth to Breland about training Deontay Wilder, winning two WBA welterweight titles as a pro, and acquiring a taste for catfish and fried okra as a part-time resident of Alabama and South Carolina.

Our interview with Mark Breland is preceded by a surprisingly lively conversation with expert analysts Travis Hartman (hung over from his birthday celebration), Rizwaan Zahid (fighting off laryngitis), and John J. Raspanti (interrupting a hot date) about Sen. Pacquiao's possible return, Canelo's lightweight excuse for not facing GGG this year, Crawford-Postol, Mikey's comeback, and more.

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Boxing fans already know about Deontay Wilder, the Fury cousins, and maybe Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker  -- unbeaten predators pursuing Wladimir Klitscko's throne as King of the Jungle. But, believe it or not, there are at least 20 formidable heavyweights out there who are still unbeaten ... and some have superstar potential.
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Pod Index founder/WBA consultant Matt Podgorski and Bleacher Report boxing writer Brian Mazique joined us Sunday for a mind-blowing seminar on the up-and-comers of boxing's glamour division -- guys like Erkan Teper, Lucas Browne, Gary Cornish and (pay attention now) Jarrell Miller.

This fascinating and educational segment is preceded by our expert analysts, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who talk up the little guys -- Frampton, Mares, Santa Cruz, Quigg, Donaire m among others, chew the fat about the chubster known as Chavez Jr., cast a suspicious eye upon those Mayweather-Berto rumors, and back away from any predictions if Floyd ever steps into an octogon with Ronda Rousey.

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Boxing historian extraordinaire Christopher James Shelton wisks us back to the 19th century to tell the story of a mean, nasty, lawbusting New York Irishman who also happened to be a very dirty fighter.

Chris spins the yarn of James Elliott, who met an early and unfortunate demise at the hand of a small-time gambler with a temper and a gun. (Spoiler alert: The same guy later tried to kill legendary gunfighter and New York sportswriter Bat Masterson.)

To read Christopher Shelton's story about Irish pugilist and rascal James Elliott, visit http://www.ringsideboxingshow.com/SheltonBLOGJamesElliott.html

The Christopher Shelton segment is preceded by a thorough breakdown of the weekend action (Wilder, The Axe Man and Verdejo), a look at Jim Lampley's place in the annals of boxing, and a farewall to Sergio Martinez.

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 Does Kovalev have any chinks in his armor? Did Agnew impress? Is it money or fear that's keeping Adonis from fighting Kovalev? Who wins Alvarado-Marquez?   Those are only a few of the question we put to Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid on today's Ringside Boxing Show, and some of their opinions might surprise you.
 

 This is the first half of the March 30, 2014 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, featuring John J. Raspanti's review of Steve Compton's newest book, "Live Fast, Die Young: The Life and Times of Harry Greb," followed by an in-depth interview with Deontay Wilder after the commercial break.

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 "The Bronze Bomber" made his second appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to talk candidly about the notion that Malik Scott took a dive against him 15 days earlier in Puerto Rico, and share his feelings about his baby daughter (born with spina bifida), and how her birth changed his life.

  Is Deontay Wilder the man who can restore the heavyweight division to its former glory? Time will tell, but we like his chances.

  This outstanding interview is preceded by John J. Raspanti's fascinating review of "Live Fast, Die Young: The Life and Times of Harry Greb," a new biography by Steve Compton.

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Deontay won an Olympic medal with just 30 amateur bouts under his belt, and now has knocked out all 26 men he has fought as a pro. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama heavyweight, joined us Dec. 30, 2012 for a poignant and often hilarious conversation about his life, his daughter, his previous incarnations as a wide receiver and a power forward, fellow Alabama heavyweights Joe Louis and Evander Holyfield, and ... yep, hand sex. He even talked like a Chinese guy. This is a fun and fascinating interview you won't want to miss.

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 Deontay Wilder was the only U.S. boxer to win a medal (bronze) at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, an accomplishment he has trumped by winning all 11 of his professional fights by knockout in the heavyweight division. Wilder and his manager, Jay Deas, gave a colorful interview to The Ringside Boxing Show about his career in the amateurs and pros, his previous incarnation as a 6-foot-7 wide receiver and basketball standout, his young daughter, who is afflicted with spina bifida, and more. Enjoy our in-depth interview with a compelling young prospect.

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