This week we've got Andre Berto and Fightnews' Flattop.
A quick look behind the scenes -- I book my own guests. I have never had any luck booking HBO talent, other than Jim Lampley, who I go to directly.
This week I put in a request to interview Max Kellerman. I wanted to talk to him about his comments at the end of last week's broadcast where he stated that the judging was so bad it had to be corrupt. Also, I figured he could comment on this weekend's Casamayor - Marquez PPV event, even though he's not working that show.
I emailed my request to HBO. But instead of forwarding my request to Max, the PR rep accidentally hit reply with the question, "Should we decline?" I responded, that they should not decline but should gladly accept. Failing to find the humor in the situation or the faux pas, I received a reply four minutes later saying there was a schedule conflict. That's it.
I've liked Max since I used to watch him on Manhattan Public Access when he was a 16 year old kid. However, unless I contact him directly (or he gets in touch with me), don't look for him on Through the Ropes any time soon.