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Ref Jack Reiss on the 12th-round resurrection of Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder, flying diapers in Mexico, Hugh Hefner's Halloween party, fighting forest fires, and other amazing tales

By Dennis Taylor

One of boxing’s great “non-calls” in recent years was referee Jack Reiss’ decision to allow Tyson Fury to finish his fight with Deontay Wilder after suffering a brutal knockdown in Round 12 at the Staples Center.

Reiss, one of the best officials in boxing, joins us this week to describe the earthquake he felt when Fury came crashing down, what he saw in Fury’s face as the count progressed, and how the British giant suddenly snapped back to life and demonstrated enough coherence to earn the right to finish the fight.

Reiss also discusses how he prepares for a fight, how he makes decisions in the ring, what it’s like to ref in Mexico, Panama, Japan, Thailand, and Germany, and how it feels to be center stage in a jam-packed arena on worldwide TV.

And, by the way, Reiss also spent a few evenings at the Playboy Mansion, not only as a working referee, but also as a Los Angeles fire marshal, providing security for Hef’s sexy, celebrity-filled Halloween party. This is a story you definitely want to hear. Oh, he also battled forest fires.

This is the Jack Reiss interview only. This week's entire Ringside Boxing Show can be found at this link: https://thegruelingtruth.net/podcast/ringside-boxing-show-ref-jack-reiss-on-the-12-round-resurrection-of-tyson-fury-against-deontay-wilder/

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show 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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Before he became one of the best-known refs on the East Coast, New Jersey native Randy Neumann was a world-ranked heavyweight who fought Jerry Quarry, Jimmy Young, Duane Bobick, and Chuck Wepner three times. He trained at Gleason's Gym under the legendary Freddie Brown, and fought at The Garden 13 times.

As a ref, he's gotten the closest possible view of Pernell Whitaker, Roy Jones Jr., Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Nigel Benn, and Miguel Cotto. The New Jersey native saw Sinatra's dad in the ring. And ... did Randy Neumann really posed for PlayGirl Magazine?

Our Randy Neumann interview is preceded by a roundtable discussion of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s "racism in boxing" comments by our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

They also discuss whether Golovkin might go to England to fight Billy Joe Saunders, break down the impending war between Robert Guerrero and Danny Garcia, and analyze Al Haymon's business plan, among other topics.

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  Harvey Dock ranks among the best amateur boxers in the history of his home state, where he was New Jersey's 1994 "Fighter of the Year" and has been enshrined in the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.
  He opted to stay in the sport as a professional referee, not a boxer, and in 2013 emerged as one of the go-to refs for big fights on the East Coast.
  We had a fun and enlightening conversation with Dock on the Nov. 24 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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 World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Robert Byrd was a U.S. Marine Corps boxing teammate of two other guys you've definitely heard of. He spent 34 years with the California Highway Patrol. He's been the third man in the ring in more than 100 world title bouts, and will do it again May 4 when he referees Mayweather-Guerrero.

  We talked in-depth with this great veteran boxing official on the April 14, 2013 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, a fun and fascinating conversation.

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Steve Smoger has become one of boxing's most-revered referees thanks to his let-'em-fight philosophy and superior judgment as the third man in the ring for memorable clashes like Forrest-Mosley I, Hopkins-Trinidad, Pavlik-Taylor I, Jones-Hopkins, Ward-Froch I and Cotto-Margarito II. A former municipal court judge in Atlantic City, Smoger also served in the Air Force Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Check out our in-depth interview with one of the most-respected officials in the history of the sport.

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