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