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In the long history of our radio show, few guests have shared as many colorful and fascinating stories as Harold Weston Jr., a greatly underappreciated welterweight from te 1970s who fought memorable battlers with Wilfredo Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Pipino Cuevas, Vito Anutuofermo, Andy Price, Saoul Mamby and many others.

The two-time title challenger, a member of the New York Boxing Hall of Fame, joined us for an indepth interview on May 14. If you never had the privilege of watching a great fight at Madison Square Garden, this interview is the next-best thing.

Our sensational conversation with Harold Weston Jr. is preceded by a breakdown by our expert analysts of two upcoming fights, Terence Crawford vs. Felix Diaz and Errol Spence vs. Kell Brook.

This is a terrific show, wall-to-wall. Enjoy!

 

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Chuck Wepner, 'The Bayonne Bleeder,' inspired Sylvester Stallone to create 'Rocky' when he knocked down Muhammad Ali in their 1975 fight.

His colorful life story is now a new feature film, 'Chuck,' opening in theaters May 5 starring Liev Schreiber in the title role.

We interviewed both Chuck Wepner and Liev Schreiber ('Ray Donovan,' 'Wolverine') on our most recent Ringside Boxing Show.

This spectacular doubleheader interview is preceded by our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti, who review Shawn Porter's mauling conquest of Andre Berto, give us the inside scoop on the sensational Charlo twins, discuss Tyson Fury's offer to provide stud services to any woman willing to pay $64,000 (US), speculate whether Adrien Broner will make it to age 30 without going to jail, and tell us who's going to win the Klitschko-Joshua fight.

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The world's most-diligent boxing historian has researched boxers from ancient Greece, boxers who walked the earth at the same time as Christ, boxers who were refereed by famous Wild West gunslingers, a female slave/boxer, all the way up to modern-day fighters.

Now Christopher James Shelton has written a memoir about his life and, of course, boxing, rife with all of the aforementioned true stories.

We spoke at length with the author about "My Life Before Death: A Boxing HIstorian Memoir," a brand-new release available at Amazon.com. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Before-DEATH-boxing-historian-memoir-ebook/dp/B06WWRKNNY/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489973598&sr=1-4&refinements=p_n_publication_date%3A1250227011

Our conversation with Chris Shelton is preceded by a thorough unpacking of the Golovkin-Jacobs and Chocolatito-Rungvisai fights by our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

 

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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).

Email us at contact@ringsideboxingshow.com We want to hear from you.

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Bill Caplan: Hall of Fame publicist,
Damon Runyon character

 1. Yelled at machine-gun wielding Venezuelan soldiers.

2. Punched a fellow PR flack, then hired O.J.'s lawyer  as his defense attorney

 3. Laid down in a parking lot to block Lupe Pintor's station wagon

4. Ordered his daughter to pull the plug on Don King's microphone

  5. Nicknamed "Buffet Bill" by George Foreman

6. Wore hand-me-downs from Frank Sinatra

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The astonishing career of Hall-of-Fame boxing publicist Bill Caplan dates back to the 1960s, and includes the time he laid down in front of Lupe Pintor's station wagon to keep him from leaving a press conference, an incident at the Venezuelan airport where he and George Foreman faced down machine-gun wielding soldiers, his trip to Zaire for "The Rumble in the Jungle," and his memorable confrontation with gangster Blinky Palermo of "Murder Inc." And that's just a little part of it.

Our conversation with Caplan happened in 2012, and we took the opportunity to replay it Sunday after missing connections with our scheduled guest, Paul "The Punisher" Williams.

This sensational interview with a master storyteller is preceded by expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who unpack one of the best fight weekends in recent memory, topped by the Thurman-Porter spectacular.

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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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As kids, walking home through the vicious, gang-infested streets of Spanish Harlem, Joe Cortez and his brother, Mike, would dangle their boxing gloves outside their gym bags. The result, he says, is that nobody messed with them, even though Cortez won his first Golden Gloves titles as a flyweight.

The Hall of Fame referee joined us for his second appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to tell Easter Sunday stories about the biggest fights of multiple eras -- Whitaker-Chavez, Holyfield-Bowe, Mosley-De La Hoya, Duran-Barkley, Barrera-Hamed -- all of which he officiated.

This is a sensational stroll through a big piece of boxing history, with Cortez as guide, telling you how it all looked from three feet away.

Our Joe Cortez interview is preceded by a thorough unpacking of the Ward-Barrera and JoJo Diaz-Jayson Velez fights, and a look at what lies ahead for the winners, by John J. Raspanti, Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid.

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In this year's Christmas edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, we talk about the weirdest stories of the year in boxing, including the well-known British boxing promoter who disappeared out boxing's back door as a man, then returned through the front door as a woman ... 'Sugar' Shane Mosley's best Christmas ever ... the boxer who was world-ranked by the WBA after he was dead ... the fighter who made Page 1 of the Philadelphia Daily News after he was recognized in a gay porn movie ... Holly Holm's huge fopah at a big Hollywood party ... how Roy Jones Jr. became "an enemy of the State" in the Ukraine ... Evander Holyfield's fistfight with Mitt Romney ... the ridiculous antics of Tyson Fury and Adrien Broner, Ronda Rousey's feud with Floyd Mayweather Jr., and much more.

Then we'll be joined by our extraordinairy boxing historian, Christopher James Shelton, who regales us with amazing Christmas tales from boxing's yesteryear.

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This show was recorded 40 years and 3 days after Muhammad Ali, an 8-1 betting dog,  knocked out undefeated heavyweight king George Foreman in the eighth round of "The Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire, South Africa.

Expert analyst John J. Raspanti and host Dennis Taylor reminisce about one of the most stunning events in the annals of sports in this special edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, which features a classic interview with Dr. Ferdie Pacheco -- Ali's personal physician -- during the second half of the program.

 

 

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