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International Boxing Hall of Famer Lew Jenkins often trained and fought drunk (sometimes going from the bar to the arena), smoked 30 Camel cigarettes a day, faced a Who's Who of all-time greats, won the world lightweight title (with whiskey in his water bottle), and held it for nearly two years -- until he lost it while fighting with a broken neck from a motorcycle accident. He also was a formidable womanizer.

Then came the really amazing part of his life: Jenkins also fought in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II and the Korean War, winning a Silver Star for valor.

This week's Ringside Boxing Show features an in-depth interview with boxing historian Gene Pantalone, author of "From Boxing Ring to Battlefield: The Life of War Hero Lew Jenkins," who's life and career were so amazing that legendary producer John Huston believed it would have to be toned down before it could be believed by a Hollywood audience.
This is our complete interview with Gene Pantalone about this remarkable American boxer and war hero.
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Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show 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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 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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