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

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Bill Caplan: Hall of Fame publicist,
Damon Runyon character

 1. Yelled at machine-gun wielding Venezuelan soldiers.

2. Punched a fellow PR flack, then hired O.J.'s lawyer  as his defense attorney

 3. Laid down in a parking lot to block Lupe Pintor's station wagon

4. Ordered his daughter to pull the plug on Don King's microphone

  5. Nicknamed "Buffet Bill" by George Foreman

6. Wore hand-me-downs from Frank Sinatra

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Travis Hartman rejoins Rizwaan Zahid on our expert analyst team after spending more than a month in Australia, where he sparred with Jarrod Fletcher, and watched his girlfriend, Irina Falconi, play in the Australian Open. The Ringside Boxing Show's answer to Butch and Sundance also talk about Mikey vs. Gamboa, Tyson Fury's prospects, Froch-Groves, and Manny-Mayweather in a lively reunion.

 We also talk to legendary promoter Don Chargin, a Hall of Famer, about the Fox Sports 1 show he is co-promoting Monday night in Salinas, Calif.

 This is the first half of our Feb. 16, 2014 show, featuring an excellent interview with "Showtime" Shawn Porter after the midshow commercial break.

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 Expert analyst Rizwaan Zahid joined us to discuss Amir Khan's dominant performance against Carlos Molina, Nonito Donaire's claim to "Fighter of the Year" honors, Larry Merchant's legacy at HBO, and much more.

 We spoke next to boxing trainer Sam Garcia about two exciting new fighters in the Garcia Boxing stable, Paul Mendez and Preston Freeman, and their performances the previous night in a Golden Boy Promotions/Don Chargin show in Salinas, California.

This is the first half of our Dec. 16, 2012 show featuring an amazing, in-depth conversation with Paul Spadafora after the commercial break.

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Expert analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid join Dennis Taylor and "Irish" Joe O'Rourke to gush over the previous night's spectacular brawl between Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero and Andre Berto, then undefeated super bantamweight Tino Avila talked about his life, his career and his upcoming fight.

This is the first half of our Nov. 25, 2012 show featuring a sensational walk down memory lane with Hall of Famers Don Chargin (promoter) and Bill Caplan (publicist).

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 Two of the iconic figures in West Coast boxing history, legendary promoter/matchmaker Don Chargin and celebrated publicist Bill Caplan, teamed up on the November 26, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show to give us a lively and humorous reminiscence of LA's famed Olympic Auditorium, spinning colorful stories about Bobby Chacon, Mando Ramos vs. Sugar Ramos, the 1964 Ebihara-Torres riot, the funeral of the original "Golden Boy," Art Aragon, and much more. We simply didn't have enough time to hear a lifetime of colorful stories from these two boxing icons.

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  Bill Caplan's first gig in boxing publicity was for an ex-champ-turned-promoter named Joe Louis.  He was marooned for two months in Zaire with George Foreman prior to the Ali fight. He once stretched out in the parking lot of a Korean restaurant to prevent Lupe Pinto's station wagon from leaving a press conference. The man of a million stories was our guest on The Ringside Boxing Show on Oct. 9, 2011, for a remarkable half-hour interview. Enjoy!

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Don Chargin promoted his first professional boxing show at age 23, and was at the epicenter of the West Coast boxing scene for the next six decades. He's still promoting today at 83. Enjoy this interview with a true legend of the sport from the Jan. 30, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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