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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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How much does Brandon Rios love boxing? He named all five of his children, and both of his dogs, after fighters.

That's why few of us thought we'd seen the last of him last November when he lost by TKO to Timothy Bradley.

Rios, one of the greatest action fighters in recent history, joined us for a lively and (surprise, surprise!) occasionally profane in-depth interview, during which he talked extensively about the Bradley bout, parting ways with longtime trainer Robert Garcia, his relationship with arch rival/buddy Mike Alvarado, and his plans for redemption.

"Bam Bam" gave us 30 of the most-spectacular minutes we've ever had on The Ringside Boxing Show. Don't miss this one.

The Brandon Rios interview is preceded by a raucous roundtable during which John J. Raspanti, Travis Hartman, and Rizwaan Zahid review Shane Mosley's final (?) fight, why David Avanesyan is fighting the Thurman-Porter winner, Alexander Povetkin's unmitigated gall, why Danny Jacobs is angling toward Sergio Mora and away from Golovkin, and much more.

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Robert "Grandpa" Garcia won the IBF super featherweight championship, retired young, then became one of the outstanding trainers in the sport, guiding the careers of multiple world champions. His current stable includes Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, Nonito Donaire, Antonio Margarito and his younger brother Mikey Garcia, an unbeaten featherweight contender.

 We spoke in-depth to Garcia about his early days, his heyday, his burnout as an active fighter, and his amazing reincarnation as a top trainer on our July 24, 2011 Ringside Boxing Show. Enjoy!

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