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When he was a boy growing up in the ruthless Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (then known as Eddie Lee Gregory) got a couple of valuable pieces of advice from his father:

"You make the money. Don't let the money make you," his dad said.

The other nugget of guidance: "Hands up, chin down, and keep your behind off the canvas."

The legendary light heavyweight, now a revered trainer, joined us Jan. 3 on The Ringside Boxing Show  to discuss his life and career, which included sensational fights with Victor Galindez, Marvin Johnson, Bennie Briscoe, Renaldo Snipes, Michael Spinks, and Matthew Saad Muhammad. As a trainer he has worked with Iran Barkley, Johnny Tapia, Zab Judah, Chad Dawson, and, nowadays, super middlweight belt-holder Badou Jack.

This is a wide-reaching and energitic conversation with a man who ruled the light heavyweight division during a renaissance era for that weight class, before becoming one of the most-respected trainers in the game.

The Eddie Mustafa Muhammad interview is preceded by a conversation with our expert analysts, Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti, who tell us, among other things, whether they'd take those 33-1 odds currently being offered by a British sportsbook that Lennox Lewis will come out of retirement for a 2016 fight with Anthony Joshua.


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 Only 23, Rico Ramos appears poised to vault into boxing's limelight with an 18-0 record that includes 10 KOs. The former amateur star grew up in the Watts section of South L.A. -- one of America's most-infamous neightborhoods -- but stayed clean and now stands on the threshold of glory in the super bantamweight division.

 Alesia Graf, a native of Belarus, is a two-time super flyweight world champion from Stuttgart, Germany, who grew up in a Russian orphanage. The 30-year-old boxer, nicknamed "The Tigeress," currently is exploring the possibilities in the United States.

 Hear both of these interviews from our Nov. 28 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.


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