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Her mother didn't think girls should participate in sports at all, but that plan didn't fly with Melissa McMorrow. She became an Division III All-America soccer star at Carnegie-Mellon University -- one of the nation's best academic schools -- then, entirely by chance, she became a boxer.

McMorrow did pretty well at that, too, beating Suzi Kentikian (29-0) for the WBO ad WIBF flyweight belts in 2012. She still holds the WBC crown four years later.

This lively conversation with "Mighty" Melissa is preceded by a postmortem of Canelo-Khan, and a look ahead to Canelo-Golovkin, by expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

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 Expert analysts Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid tell us whether the right guy got the decision in the Bradley-Marquez fight, discuss why Bradley wins all his fights but can't win over the fans, how a Bradley-Rios fight would look, and multiple other topics.

  John J. Raspanti of doghouseboxing.com then joins us to review a 60-year-old film that Martin Scorcese ("Raging Bull") regards as the best boxing movie ever made.

  This is the first half of our Oct. 13, 2013 show, featuring an in-depth interview with "Mighty" Melissa McMorrow after the break.

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 She was a Division III All-America soccer star who, literally by spur-of-the-moment decision, turned to boxing. Melissa McMorrow went on to win a Golden Gloves national championship, turned pro, and, a year ago, knocked off 29-0 Suzi Kentikian in Germany to win two flyweight title belts.

 "Mighty Melissa" joined us Oct. 13, 2013 on The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss her life, career, and the curiously quiet German boxing fans, among other topics.

  This is a lively, animated interview with one of female boxing's brightest stars.

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