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The epic fall and resurrection of ex-champ Donny Lalonde

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Donny Lalonde parlayed his ninth-grade education (he left home at 15) into brilliant real-estate acquisitions that made him the owner of five houses at age 23, and $6.4 million in personal holdings by 2003. 

And then it all went haywire, through little or no fault of his own, when he unwittingly became tangled in a maddening quagmire of international finance that became known as The Panama Papers scandal.

Lalonde joins us on this week's Ringside Boxing Show to unwrap the 16-year (and ongoing) nightmare that drove him into bankruptcy, put his life at risk, and gave him dark fantasies of sprinting between the headlights of oncoming semi trucks while he was jogging.

Canada's "Golden Boy" has much of the debacle sorted out today, and eagerly tells the story of how his good name was besmirched in a quagmire that will be the subject of a forthcoming major motion picture.

This is the Donny Lalonde interview only. The full version of The Ringside Boxing Show can be heard every Sunday at this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/?s=ringside+boxing+show 



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 Donny Lalonde ran away from an abusive home at 15, wandered into a boxing gym in British Columbia at 17, and blossomed into the WBC light heavyweight champion. His name was thrust back into the headlines recently by his former trainer, Teddy Atlas, who revealed that he stalked Lalonde, planning to kill him, after the fighter fired him just before the big money arrived.

 Lalonde talked about his life, his career, and his new initiative to help boxers live a healthier, happier life after the spotlight goes out. Enjoy this astonishing interview from the April 15, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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