Mike Tyson’s Next Opponent? Barry Hall on his Chances in the Ring with Iron Mike

May 12th, 2020

Iron Mike Tyson's opponent has not been finalized yet, but one rumoured opponent has been Barry Hall, a retired professional Australian rules footballer turned boxer. He doesn't know if he'll get his opportunity to share a ring with one of the greatest to ever put on the gloves, but he certainly isn't backing away from the challenge.

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The NEXT Floyd Mayweather? - Ashton “H20″ Sylve is a 16 Year Old Prodigy, Who Is On His Way to Being a Pound 4 Pound Great

May 7th, 2020

Ashton "H20" Sylve isn't a regular 16 year old. He's not just a boxing prospect, he is THE boxing prospect. Don't confuse the young man's humbleness and quietness for a lack of confidence. A quick look at his Instagram shows why he's being called the next Floyd Mayweather. A 10X National 2X International Champion, Sylve plans to be around for a long time.

Oh, and did we mention his uncle is Snoop Dogg? 

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@BoxingFinesse on Tyson Fury, the Heavyweight Division and COVID-19’s Impact on Boxing

May 3rd, 2020

Instagram boxing influencer Jack (@boxingfinesse) joins RBS to discuss the current heavyweight landscape and why Tyson Fury is the best of the crop. He also discusses who suffers the most from the COVID-19 fallout and what the pandemic could mean for boxing this year.

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New Instagram Page!

April 27th, 2020

The Ringside Boxing Show is now on Instagram!


New episodes coming soon!


Was Jesus Christ a boxing fan?

April 22nd, 2020

 Was Jesus Christ a boxing fan? 

Jesus of Nazareth walked the Earth at the same time, in the same general region, as the greatest boxer of that era, Demokrates, who won the Olympia (now known as the Olympics) three times and was one of the most-famous men alive.

Did Demokrates know about Jesus? Not likely. Is it possible that Jesus knew about Demokrates? There's little doubt.

Our extraordinary boxing historian, Christopher James Shelton, shares some astonishing information about what boxing was like in the First Century, AD, the fighter who was the Muhammad Ali of his time, and other remarkable facts that he's uncovered through dedicated research. (Is boxing mentioned in the bible? Yep.)

Enjoy this incredible interview with Chris Shelton on a very special edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.


Erickson Lubin: The head, hunger, and hammer to rule at 154 pounds

April 8th, 2019

He was The Ring Magazine’s Prospect of the Year in 2013, one of the most-feared up-and-comers in the sport, until he walked into a monstrous uppercut in the opening round of his world title fight with Jermell Charlo.

Erickson Lubin has stopped two opponents since then, and is teeming with confidence about his chances of beating everybody else in the 154-pound weight division — a cast of characters that includes Tony Harrison (who just took Charlo’s belt), Jaime Munguia, Jarrett Hurd, Brian Castano, Julian Williams, and Kell Brook.

“The Hammer” recently put his career in the hands of Kevin Cunningham, best known training Adrien Broner, and for taking two other southpaws (Devon Alexander and Corey Spinks) to the top of the mountain.

Don’t miss this in-depth interview with a 22-year-old force of nature who has a legitimate shot at becoming a superstar in the sport.

This is the only the Erickson Lubin interview from this week's Ringside Boxing Show. To hear the complete show, visit this link: https://thegruelingtruth.net/podcast/ringside-boxing-show-erickson-lubin-has-the-head-the-hunger-and-the-hammer-to-rule-at-154-pounds/

IN DEPTH: Referee Jack Reiss

March 13th, 2019

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.

Terrible Tim: Sparring Ali, battling Don King, living with the mob…

January 11th, 2018

What Tim Witherspoon overheard just before the infamous Ali-Holmes fight, and other stunning stories...

Tim Witherspoon, only 22 years-old at the time, paused in a hallway at Caesars Palace to eavesdrop on an explosive argument coming from Muhammad Ali’s hotel room shortly before “The Greatest” was humiliated in his final world title fight against undefeated Larry Holmes.

Witherspoon, Ali’s sparring partner at the time, gives us an amazing peek behind the curtain of the hours leading up to this infamous title fight, describes his volatile relationship with promoter Don King (which led to a multi-million-dollar lawsuit), and talks at length about his hardscrabble upbringing in South Philly, some of the most-vicious streets in America during his youth.

This sensational conversation with the two-time heavyweight king on this week’s Ringside Boxing Show is not to be missed.

Before that, expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti dissect Terence Crawford’s lonely position as an HBO fighter in the Showtime-dominated welterweight division, discuss Cris Cyborg’s plan to move from UFC to boxing, and break down three matchups — Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson, Mikey Garcia vs. Jorge Linares, and Devon Alexander vs. Victor Ortiz.

We also get another inside look at the exciting UK boxing scene from British correspondent Paul McLaughlin.

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,” celebrating more than a year on Amazon’s bestseller list.

Strangest boxing stories of 2017

January 1st, 2018

May-Mac madness ... Perils of Paulie ... Atlas shrugs ... Broner's boners ... Khan Kraziness ... Fury's gift to the gals ... BJ's boy boxes Monroe's balls ... plus our year-ender awards!

Our year-in-review special traditionally ranks among the most popular podcasts we do each year, and the wild, weird, and spectacular happenings of 2017 left us with plenty to talk about on New Year’s Eve.

Expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti, and British correspondent Paul McLaughlin, reminisce about an astounding year in boxing that included stunning upsets, spectacular slugfests, emerging superstars, sad and valiant exits … and, as always, plenty ofstrangeness from guys who get punched in the head for a living.

This special edition of The Ringside Boxing Show is pure entertainment, right from the opening bell. Enjoy!

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,” currently on Amazon’s bestseller list.

Kathy Duva’s strange, rambunctious ride

December 17th, 2017

The day Kathy Duva located Arturo Gatti under a big pile of women, too drunk for the Mayweather presser ... and other amazing tales
By Dennis Taylor
During almost 40 years in boxing promotions, Kathy Duva has accrued stranger-than-fiction stories about Arturo Gatti, Vinny Pazienza, Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor, Bob Arum, Don King, Lou Duva (her father-in-law), and countless others who have crossed her path at Main Events Promotions.
We caught up with her for a very candid, full-color, in-depth interview on The Ringside Boxing Show that is not to be missed. This is a guided tour through multiple generations of The Sweet Science, viewed not only from a front-row seat, but also with a rare peek behind the curtain. If you're a fight fan, this one is well worth your time.
Before that, we hear expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti analyze Billy Joe Saunders' cannon shot into the middleweight division, where Canelo, Golovkin, Jacobs, Charlo, and Andrade might be seriously rethinking how anxious they are to fight him. No fighter races to face an opponent who might make him look like a fool.
And our British correspondent, Paul McLaughlin, gives us some insight on James DeGale (reeling from his upset loss to Caleb Truax) and Conor Benn (drawing comparisons to his famous father) with his weekly report from the United Kingdom.
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 Bestseller list.


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