Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Best of...

This week we're running a Best Of Through the Ropes show as I am traveling. I'll be back next week with more great guests.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Official Prediction

Vitali Klitschko was great on the show last night. Unfortunately, I'm once again having problems with the podcasts in that they're not being posted in a timely fashion. Nothing like having an A list guy on the show two days before his fight and the podcast goes up two weeks later.

The official prediction: Klitschko TKO 8.

Those of you who have been listening to the show for a while now, know that that means bet the house on Arreola.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Big Men

This week, I'm pleased to welcome to the show for the first time Vitali Klitschko. We've had Wlad on, but never Vitali. Long time listeners know that I think the Brothers Klitschko represent everything the heavyweight championship should be about. They are truly global champions, are excellent ambassadors of the sport and do tons of charitable work. And while some fans will criticize their performance or style in the ring, you never -- and I mean never - see them come in out of shape and phoning it in.

We'll also talk with Jim Carney, whose book Ultimate Tough Guy is a good look at a forgotten heavyweight champ, Jim Jeffries. Today's boxing fans might be surprised to know that Jeffries was Mike Tyson and Sonny Liston, decades before those guys were born. While he wasn't a thug, he was considered indestructible in the ring.

We'll give a copy of the book away, so start studying your Jim Jeffries trivia.

It's going to be a great night. Tune in.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Green is in the House

Super middleweight contender Allan Green will be my special in studio co-host tomorrow. Green always has a lot to say and after being left out of the super six tournament, you can be sure he's going to do some talking.

We'll also talk with heavyweight prospect Travis Kaufman about his bout on ShoBox Friday night. Travis has an interesting story in that his life was nearly derailed by a rape accusation. After being arrested and brought to trial, Travis was acquitted and is back on track.

And of course we'll talk some Mayweather - Marquez.

Tune in Thursday night.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Past and Present

Should be a great show this week as we talk to trainer Freddie Roach. There's a lot of controversy brewing in Pacman's camp and Freddie always speaks his mind, so we'll get to the bottom of just who is running things in Pacland.

We'll also look back about 100 years when we talk with Bill Paxton, the author of The Fearless Harry Greb. If you've never read about Greb, he's simply one of the greatest pound for pound fighters of all time. He was a dominant middleweight whose career and life were cut way too short.

Call in to talk to Freddie and Bill. We'll also be giving away a copy of the book so start studying your Harry Greb trivia.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Iron Boy and Golden Boy

The title was a bit of a tease. No Oscar on the show. He remains my white whale. However, filmmaker Leigh Simons will join us. Leigh is putting the final touches on a documentary about Oscar's move from boxer to promoter. The preview looks very good.

Speaking of very good -- undefeated junior flyweight champ Ivan Calderon will be on as well. He's a great interview, so be sure to tune in tonight.