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In-depth with International Boxing Hall of Famer Donald Curry

Enjoy a wide-ranging conversation with an all-time great, International Boxing Hall of Famer Donald Curry, about his remarkable career and life.

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

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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.

Listen to us live every Sunday at www.ringsideboxingshow.com, beginning at 4 p.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. Mountain, 6 p.m. Central, 7 p.m. Eastern.

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 Unbeaten WBA and WBC super middleweight champ Andre Ward made his first appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss his stellar high school football career, his remarkable run to Olympic gold, his flawless pro career, HBO, his family and his future.
  Don't miss this lively and revealing conversation with one of the best fighters of his generation.

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 The first gold medal-winner on the greatest U.S. Olympic boxing team of all time was Leo Randolph, a 112-pound flyweight who was 18 years old (still the youngest gold medalist in Olympic boxing history) and still in high school.
  Randolph was followed to the podium by fellow gold medalists Howard Davis, Ray Leonard, and Michael and Leon Spinks.
  Randolph skipped the closing ceremonies to be home in time for church the following morning, then waited two years to turn pro -- something he never intended to do.
  In the pro ranks he won a world championship, lost it in his first title defense, and, at just 22, became the youngest retired world champ in history.
  Leo Randolph joined us for an outstanding, in-depth interview on the Dec.. 1, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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Widely regarded as the greatest U.S. amateur boxer ever, Mark Breland won the New York Golden Gloves five times, the Olympic gold medal, and the world amateur championship in a career in which he compiled a record of 110-1.

That's the bar he set for himself before turning pro.

Breland won the WBA welterweight crown twice in a professional career that couldn't possibly have been great enough, retired young (and on a five-fight winning streak), and moved on.

He's now a trainer who worked with the late Vernon Forrest, and now is teaching 6-foot-7 Deontay Wilder the finer points of using his 83-inch reach.

We talked to Breland about all of these things, plus his acting career (stage and screen) on the Nov. 10, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.


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 Sports Illustrated featured the broad, toothless grin of Leon Spinks on its cover after the Olympic gold medal-winner won the world heavyweight championship from Muhammad Ali in his eighth pro fight. Leon and younger brother Michael -- also an Olympic champ, and the best light heavyweight of his era -- emerged from the meanest projects in St. Louis to become millionaires.

 Spinks biographer John Florio ("One Punch From The Promised Land") regaled us with spectacular tales of "Neon" Leon's wild nights and gym allergies, and Michael's dedication to the gym and reluctance to fight. He also told harrowing stories about the violence-torn ghetto the boys called home.

 This interview from the Nov. 3, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show is sensational, and Florio's book (co-authored by Ouisi Shapiro) is even better.

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  The world's best boxing historian, Christopher James Shelton, joined us on Sept. 1 to tell the story of the greatest Olympic boxer in history, a four-time champ named Onomastos who walked the earth almost 700 years before the birth of Jesus -- 2,700 years BCE.

  As always, Shelton unearths a treasure trove of history. Don't miss this fascinating conversation.



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Claressa Shields grew up fighting (and beating) boys on the mean streets of Flint, a habit that led her from the basketball court to the boxing gym. At 16, Shields interrupted her senior year in high school for a trip to London, where she became America's first-ever Olympic gold medalist in women's boxing.

On October 14 -- a day after she won the National PAL Championship -- we asked Shields how her life has changed since she made history.

This is a great interview with the new face of women's boxing in America.

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 In 1976, in an Olympics that included Mike McCallum, Colin Jones, Leon and Michael Spinks, John Tate, and Sugar Ray Leonard, the Outstanding Boxer award went to Howard Davis Jr., who won the gold medal at lightweight only days after his mother had died of a heart attack. Davis says he heard the voice of his mother repeatedly as he fought his way to glory in Montreal.

 This is an interview you don't want to miss from May 8, 2011 -- ironically, Mother's Day.

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