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Just four years out of high school, Jeff Bumpus found himself in a fight with world champion Julio Cesar Chavez (45-0, 43 KOs). His mom, a Sunday School teacher, was so horrified that her husband got her drunk for the fight. Bumpus, who had dreams of being "Rocky," just wanted to avoid making Chavez angry. That plan went out the window early in the fight, when Bumpus landed one of the best punches of his life on Chavez's chin. For the rest of this story, check out this fun and revealing interview from Sundays show .... or purchase Bumpus' new book, "Becoming Taz: Writing from the Southpaw Stance."

Sunday's semi-main event was Melissa McMorrow, who shares her thoughts with John J. Raspanti as she preps for yet another fight in Mexico.

And we lead off with expert analysts John J. Raspanti, Travis Hartman, and Rizwaan Zahid , who eulogize one of the greatest 140-pound fighters ever, Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor, who died early Sunday morning. They also tell us which heavyweight is the best in the world right now.

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Boxing historian extraordinaire Christopher James Shelton wisks us back to the 19th century to tell the story of a mean, nasty, lawbusting New York Irishman who also happened to be a very dirty fighter.

Chris spins the yarn of James Elliott, who met an early and unfortunate demise at the hand of a small-time gambler with a temper and a gun. (Spoiler alert: The same guy later tried to kill legendary gunfighter and New York sportswriter Bat Masterson.)

To read Christopher Shelton's story about Irish pugilist and rascal James Elliott, visit http://www.ringsideboxingshow.com/SheltonBLOGJamesElliott.html

The Christopher Shelton segment is preceded by a thorough breakdown of the weekend action (Wilder, The Axe Man and Verdejo), a look at Jim Lampley's place in the annals of boxing, and a farewall to Sergio Martinez.

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