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Pinklon Thomas' death-defying youth and meteoric career

WBC heavyweight king Pinklon Thomas describes what it was like to be a heroin addict at 12, a high school dropout at 15, and a strong-armed robber who literally had a contract on his head as a teenager. All of that before he threw the first punch in a boxing career that included fights with Tyson, Holyfield, Bowe, Morrison, Witherspoon, Weaver, Tillis, Coetzee and Berbick.

How is this man still alive to tell his story? Honestly, he’s not sure.

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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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The native New Yorker was a heavyweight contender who won his first 36 fights, most by knockout, and fought the likes of Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and George Foreman.

He's an actor whose credits include The Sopranos, Damages, and ESPN's documentary version of 'Cinderella Man,' in which he portrayed Max Baer.

And he's the CEO of Houston-based Savarese Promotions, with a Nov. 21 show to hype. This was a lively, colorful interview -- not to be missed.

The Lou Savarese interview is preceded by expert analysts Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti, and their breakdown of Kovalev's dominance of Hopkins and Sadam Ali's destruction of Carlos Abregu.

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Don Chargin promoted his first professional boxing show at age 23, and was at the epicenter of the West Coast boxing scene for the next six decades. He's still promoting today at 83. Enjoy this interview with a true legend of the sport from the Jan. 30, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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