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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.

Hear the full version of The Ringside Boxing Show every week at this link: https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/ringside-boxing-show-you-might-not-live-long-enough-to-see-another-one-like-loma-plus-in-depth-with-all-time-great-donald-curry/

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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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Muhammad Ali not only was the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time, he was a crusader for the oppressed, a transcendental entertainer, and the conscience of a nation.

We devoted our full hour to remembering Ali, who died Friday, with insight from expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, boxing historian Christopher James Shelton, and host Dennis Taylor.

The memories, the stories, and the opinions are wall-to-wall in this eulogy of one of the best-known people in history. RIP, Champ.

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  Boxing's most iconic living trainer, Angelo Dundee, remained active at Miami's Fifth Street Gym at age 90 after a storied career during which he trained Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Willie Pastrano, Luis Rodriguez, Carmen Basilio, Michael Nunn and numerous other world champions.

Dundee made his third and final appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show for a 40-minute interview about his remarkable life and legendary career.

Enjoy this conversation from what might have been the last major, in-depth interview Dundee ever gave. He died 94 days later.

The interview originally aired live on Oct. 30, 2011.

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 He was an intimidator in the ring, a persona that evolved from his upbringing in The Bronx, where a predatory tough guy waited for him on every corner.

 Iran Barkley joined us on Sept. 15, 2013, to discuss his early life, his bumpy rise to prominence (he lost 3 of his first 12), and his storied career, which included two victories over Tommy Hearns an a controversial, split-decision loss to Roberto Duran.

  This is a rare, in-depth interview with an enigmatic legend who fought 18 years as a pro. Don't miss it.

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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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  Expert analysts Travis Hartman & Rizwaan Zahid enthusiastically disagree about whether Arturo Gatti belongs in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, lend perspective to boxing's most recent scandal (Lukas Konecny caught trying to sneak illegal gloves into his world title fight), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's claim that he tested positive for marijuana from sipping a special tea, and whether Orlando Cruz has helped or hurt his marketability by revealing himself as the first-ever openly gay active boxer.

 Max Garcia then joins us to discuss his newest prospect, Preston Freeman, whom he regards as the most naturally talented fighter he's ever coached.

 This is the first half of our Oct. 7, 2012 show, which features a sensational interview with Boyd Melson in Part II.

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 Expert boxing analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid forecast who will be No. 1, pound-for-pound, in four years, who is the greatest boxer of their lifetime, which boxing personality seemed bigger-than-life in person, whether the Olympics should have a pro division for boxing, and other lively topics.

 This is the first half of our Aug. 19 show, which featured an in-depth interview with HBO's Harold Lederman after the commercial break.

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