Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It Ain't Braggin if You Can Back it Up

Shane Mosley told us that he's been fighting rough and tough Mexican fighters his whole life and that he could more than handle Antonio Margarito. I believed him, which is why I picked him to win the fight. I must admit I never suspected he had the power to knock him out.

Another guy who is the first to tell you how he is going to win is Vic Darchinyan. Other than a poor performance against Nonito Donaire, Vic has backed up all of his talking - most recently in an upset win over Christian Mijares.

This week, Vic will tell us all about how he is going to dismantle Jorge Arce.

We'll also check in with Fightnews' Karl Freitag, our resident expert on the European boxing scene. He'll break down the upcoming Chagaev - Drummond fight. As the publisher of Fightnews, he's also got his finger on the pulse of the business of boxing. Karl will offer his insight on the business during these tough economic times.

Tune in and call in on Thursday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Two Ghosts

This week we'll have Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. He fights Saturday night for the first time in over a year.

The second ghost we'll have is Max Kellerman. I call him a ghost because I've been trying to get him on the show for a long long time. I don't know if it's been my constant bashing of HBO's PR team or if they're starting to feel the heat of Showtime's competition, but they finally came through for me.

I'm really looking forward to speaking with Max because I used to watch him on public access cable when he was a 16 year old kid and I was a fan with no involvement in the sport. I used to call him up and try to stump him and was never able to. I plan on coming clean that I was "94th St. Marc" who used to ask him questions about Saoul Mamby.

Should be a lot of fun. Be sure to tune in.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

In the Air, Not On the Air

No show tonight as I will be in the air on my way to Tulsa to ring announce ShoBox on Friday night. Sports Byline will run a "best of" Through the Ropes, so you can listen at if you need a fix.

We'll be back live next week.

By the way, I can't wait to get to Tulsa. It's going to be 14 degrees and I didn't take a winter coat. Good times.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Something Old Something New

No, no one is getting married on Through the Ropes tomorrow night, unless Gina Carrano makes a surprise guest appearance in the studio.

I'm referring to the 37 year old Sugar Shane Mosley and the youngster Andre Berto, who both have fights coming up this month. They'll be on the show to discuss their fights, careers and plans for the future.

Be sure to tune in.