Thursday, December 18, 2008

Boxing Lifer

Tonight's show should be a lot of fun. Boxing executive Bobby Goodman will join us. He has been Don King's right hand man for years. More importantly, Bobby has been in the sport since he was a kid, tagging along with his father Murray Goodman. Bobby spent his childhood in the training camps of guys like Sugar Ray Robinson and Rocky Marciano.

And last week Bobby was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

He's a great story-teller with lots of behind the scenes stories to tell.

We tried to get Lennox Lewis as well, since he was also just elected to the Hall. But apparently HBO hates me because they have never, and I truly mean never, have helped me book a guest on Through the Ropes. In fact, before the first time we had Jim Lampley on, they told me he was not available. When I called him directly, he told me he'd be happy to do it. How ya like me now HBO publicity department?

Unfortunately, I don't have Lennox's cell #.

But I will. Mark my words. I always get my guests, eventually.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December Schedule

We've got an abridged schedule for December. We're off this week, the 11th as I'll be traveling. Our final show of the year will be next week, the 18th. We'll make sure it's a good one. Christmas and New Year's day falls on Thursday this year so now shows those nights. We'll be back in action on January 8th.

Talk to you next week.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Golden Boycott

I've expressed my belief that this weekend's big fight is meaningless. There are so many other more important fights coming up that I will not be spending the majority of this week's show on the so called "Dream Match".

Sure, we'll talk about it. But the guests, cruiserweight champ Steve Cunningham and Jr. welter champ Kendall Holt are in far more interesting bouts.

I decided not to bring on any guests related to the Dream Match, because I just don't care about the fight.

If you agree or disagree, let me know -- either on this blog or call or email the show.

Talk to you Thursday.