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The scintillating history of Latino boxing in Southern California
(Featured guest: Author and boxing historian Gene Aguilera)
By Dennis Taylor
Author and boxing historian Gene Aguilera discusses his newest book, "Latino Boxing in Southern California," a colorful stroll through the world of Carlos Palomino, Carlos Zarate, Alfonso Zamora, Rubin Olivares, Bobby Chacon, Lupe Pintor, Art Aragon, Julio Cesar Chavez, Danny "Little Red" Lopez, Roberto Duran, and many; many others.
Aguilera also shares stories about the legendary Olympic Auditorium, the mob at ringside, the Main Street Gym, and the characters who shaped the boxing scene in the 1950s and '60s.
Don't miss this incredible hour-long interview with a Hall of Fame writer.
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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 When Armando Muniz fought Carlos Palomino for the WBC welterweight championship in 1977, it marked the first time in the history of the sport that two college graduates had met for a world title.

 Muniz fought four times for the title, but never won -- unless you count the infamous robbery that took place in Guadalajara against defending champion Jose Napoles. That one still sticks in the craw of Muniz, whose list of opponents in an 18-year career also included Emile Griffith, Angel Espada, Ernie "Little Red" Lopez, Hedgemon Lewis, Pete Ranzany and Sugar Ray Leonard.

We did an unusually lengthy interview with Munoz -- 40 minutes -- discussing his life before and after boxing, his classic fights, his experience as a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Team in Mexico City, and much more. Enjoy an amazing conversation with "El Hombre" from the May 6, 2012 edition of the Ringside Boxing Show.

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  Bill Caplan's first gig in boxing publicity was for an ex-champ-turned-promoter named Joe Louis.  He was marooned for two months in Zaire with George Foreman prior to the Ali fight. He once stretched out in the parking lot of a Korean restaurant to prevent Lupe Pinto's station wagon from leaving a press conference. The man of a million stories was our guest on The Ringside Boxing Show on Oct. 9, 2011, for a remarkable half-hour interview. Enjoy!

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 Less than a decade after the infamous "Gunfight at the OK Corral," notorious gunfighter Wyatt Earp was the controversial choice to refeee the world heavyweight championship fight between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey in San Francisco.

 Boxing historian Christopher James Shelton tells the colorful story of how Earp -- who had never refereed before, and never did again -- accepted a $2,500 bribe to ensure that Sharkey won the fight. When the Wild West legend DQ'd Fitzsimmons for a phantom low blow, a riot nearly ensued.

 Don't miss this phenominal story as it was related by Shelton on the May 15, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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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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