Thursday, June 25, 2009

King Kong

Joseph King Kong Agbeko, IBF Bantamweight champ will be on Through the Ropes this week. By the way, King Kong is not a nickname. It's his given birth name. We'll find out what the story is behind that.

Also, Through the Ropes is now on Twitter. Follow us @TTRopes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Classy & Karl

This week we've got ring announcing legend, "The Classy" Jimmy Lennon, Jr. I've been fortunate to work with Jimmy many times and he's got a lot of great stories to tell. He's worked some of the biggest fights of the last 20 years including the Tyson ear biting bout. Hear what he has to say about some of those great events.

Fightnews' Karl Freitag will also join us. You'll need to hear what our German boxing expert has to say about this weekend's Klitschko - Chagaev fight.

Tune in Thursday night.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Big & Little 2

Another combination of big and little this week.

The big man is NY Daily News columnist Tim Smith who will be on hand at Madison Square Garden this week covering Cotto - Clottey.

The little guy is one of the best American boxers in the lower weight classes that we've had in years -- Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson.

We'll talk with Too Sharp about his great career and his plans for the future.

By the way, how good was Lennox Lewis last week? I wish he was that open and relaxed during the HBO telecasts.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Big and Little

It doesn't get bigger than Lennox Lewis in the sport of boxing. He'll be joining us tomorrow night from Jamaica to discuss his career and upcoming induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

I met Lennox this weekend at the Berto - Urango fight. He is enormous. His hands are the size of my head.

On the other end of the physical spectrum, we'll have 108 pound king Ivan Calderon.

Both fighters will be available for calls and emails.

Talk you to Thursday night.