Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Who Do You Want On the Show?

OK, boxing fanatics, who do you want to hear on Through the Ropes? Give me an idea of who your favorite guests have been, as well as who we haven't had on that you want to hear from. Please let me know by leaving a comment.

This week we have Thomas Hauser booked so far. He is the author of "The Greatest Sport of All" -- a new book that is a very good read. I also have a call in to Emmanuel Steward, one of my favorite guests.

Next week will be a treat as well. Gordon Hall, who runs ShoBox for Showtime will be on to discuss the series' 100th show anniversary. Now, before you think, "why would I want to hear from a suit?" -- let me tell you that he is as passionate about boxing as anyone I've ever spoken with. We were on the phone for 45 minutes as he told me story after story about the show, various boxers, the sport. He is one of boxing's best kept secrets. He absolutely loves this stuff and I'm expecting a great interview.

Here are my top 5 Through the Ropes Guests (based solely on their interviews on the show)

1. Diego Corrales
2. Paulie Malignaggi
3. Larry Holmes
4. Shane Mosley
5. Wladimir Klitschko


Anonymous said...

If you really want to think outside the box, get Al Haymon on the show. Many boxing fans have only heard of this guy, never seen his face, never heard his voice, yet we hear his name all of the time because of his strong ties with top tier fighters and HBO. Bring him on the show, and show us who he really us, what he really does. Thanks.

-Amaury (Miami, FL, USA)

Anonymous said...

I love how you bring in some of the young boxers but I would like to hear from some more trainers. How about Jack Loew? I would like to know if he ever plans on training more fighters. How about the young heavy weights vying to fight Klitshko.