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World-class trainers like Abel Sanchez (Gennady Golovkin, Murat Gassiev) and Max Garcia (smoking-hot prospect Rubin Villa IV) are experts at getting their fighters in shape in the gym, but those boxers are on their own when nobody’s looking. Thanksgiving Day can be one of those times, when turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and pumpkin pie are being passed under their noses.

We talk to these boxing gurus about the challenge of keeping their guys on point — and on weight — over the holidays and during those late-night hours when their stomachs are grumbling.

Sanchez and Garcia also talk to us about PEDs, Conor McGregor, Crawford’s invasion of the welterweight division, Wilder-Joshua, and the latest news on their own talented fighters.

Our in-depth interview with Abel and Max is preceded by our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti, who break down the weekend fights, analyze Kovalev’s competition at 175, discuss whether Bob Arum was correct when he dissed HBO’s matchmaking, and wonder where James Toney buys the “big boy pants” he recommended to Anthony Joshua.

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame’s 2017 Book of the Year, “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” currently on Amazon’s bestsellers list.

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Few people can talk boxing and boxing history with the authority of Doug Fischer (writer for The Ring magazine and RingTV.com) and Dave Schwartz (Southern California boxing aficionado since the 1950s), who joined us for an all-encompassing conversation on everything from how Golovkin compares to the all-time greats to a look back at the heyday of the Olympic Auditorium.

This lively and wide-reaching conversation is preceded by an interview with boxing trainer Max Garcia (whose blue-chip prospect, Ruben Villa IV, improved to 6-0 on Friday), and a breakdown of a sensational fight weekend by expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

You'll learn plenty from this one, guaranteed.

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Should Vasyl Lomachenko be mentioned with Willie Pep, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Roy Jones, Sweet Pea Whitaker, Alexis Arguello, the Sugar Rays, and other all-time greats of the sweet science?

Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti marvel at Lomachenko's latest virtuoso performance, measure him (even at this early point in his pro career) against the legends, and speculate where he might be headed next.

Our panel also talks Ward-Kovalev II, Chavez Jr's apparently successful efforts to make weight for the Canelo showdown, and spin-off topics.

This conversation leads off a jam-packed show that also includes interviews with Michael Ruiz Jr., trainer Max Garcia, and unsinkable veteran Edner Cherry, who is 12-1 in his most-recent fights.

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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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When you've spent decades thinking deep thoughts about boxing, you tend to pick up a few things. We went deep for 30 minutes with West Coast trainers Abel Sanchez and Max Garcia, discussing a cornucopia of topics:
This is a rapid-paced, short-attention-span, interview that covers a dozen different topics that all fight fans wonder about.

This unusual dissection of the sport's mysteries is preceded by a check-in from expert analysts Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti on the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame, Tyson Fury's troubles, Anthony Joshua's rush down glory road, a health report on the sport, and more.


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Veteran boxing trainers Abel Sanchez and Max Garcia joined us on the Feb. 28 edition to explain how they try to get a boxer's head screwed on properly before a fight. We ask them whether great fighters feel fear, why some glare into their opponent's eyes while others avert their gaze, where the line falls between confidence and overconfidence, whether smack talk is effective, how sparring partners are selected, why some boxers get cold feet when the spotlight gets bright ... and much more.

This remarkable conversation with two outstanding corner men is an education for even hardcore boxing fans.

Our conversation with Abel Sanchez and Max Garcia is preceded by analysis by John J. Raspanti and Travis Hartman of the weekend's big fighters --  Frampton-Quigg, Santa Cruz-Kiko, Crawford-Lundy -- plus opinions about the movement to make pro fighters eligible to compete in the Olympics.

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William Dettloff grew up just outside boxing-crazy Philly, dabbled as an amateur boxer (his goal was to become the next George Foreman), then discovered he was a better writer than fighter. He went on to become a senior writer for The Ring Magazine, a regular contributor to HBO.com and ESPN.com, and, most recently, the author of a terrific new biography on Ezzard Charles.

This conversation, like Dettloff's book, takes us back to a time of hardscrabble men in a rough, political, mobbed-up sport, and makes the case that Ezzard Charles was the best light heavyweight fighter of all time.

The William Dettloff interview is preceeded by a chat with Garcia Boxing trainer Max Garcia, and a check on current events by expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who hash over Shane Mosley's divorce-court rematch, Mayweather's ridiculous "last fight" scam, and Danny Garcia's never-ending quest to win the public's affection..

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 Expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti (subbing again this week for Travis Hartman) break down a sensational weekend of boxing, highlighted by the Battle of Brooklyn between Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah. Has Malignaggi found a "Fountain of Youth?" Does Judah (5 world titles, 2 weight divisions, 18 years of relevance) belong in the Hall of Fame? They also reconstruct Shawn Porter's remarkable win over Devon Alexander, those talented (but boring?) Cubans, and other topics.

  Max Garcia then gives us a progress report on his undefeated light welterweight prospect, Darwin Price, a former All-America miler at Grambling, and his hard-hitting middleweight Paul Mendez.

  This is the first half of our Dec. 8, 2013 show, featuring a rare interview with two-time world champion Marlon Starling (never down in 52 fights), conquerer of Lloyd Honeyghan, Simon Brown, and Mark Breland.

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The force of nature that is Gennady Golovkin was a big part of the conversation during the first half of our June 30, 2013 show, as John J. Raspanti sits in for Travis Hartman (still at Wimbledon) to bounce off expert analyst Rizwaan Zahid, "Irish" Joe O'Rourke, and Dennis Taylor.

Golovkin also is front and center in a chat with trainer Max Garcia, whose rising middlweight, Paul Mendez, was a Golovkin sparring partner.

This is the first half of our first "Rivals" show, which you'll hear after the midshow commercial break.

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