OTR #224 FEATURING interviews with Terence Crawford, Danny O’conner & John David Jackson

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 224 features 3 guest interviews. Reigning light weight world champion Terence Crawford makes his debut appearance. Also with contender Danny O’conner and trainer John David Jackson.

 

 

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OTR #223 FEATURING interviews with Timothy Bradley, Edwin Rodriguez & Amir Mansour

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 223 features 3 guest interviews. Former 2 division world champion Timothy Bradley makes his 13th appearance. Also with contenders Edwin Rodriguez and Amir Mansour.

 

 

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OTR #222 FEATURING interviews with Naazim Richardson, James De La Rosa & Karl Dargan

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 222 features 2 guest interviews. Trainer Naazim Richardson returns to discuss Hopkins-Kovalev & Mayweather’s recent win. Also with James De La Rosa discussing his upset win over Alfredo Angulo.

 

 

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OTR #221 FEATURING interviews with Robert Garcia, Keith Thurman & Lydell Rhodes

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 221 features 3 guest interviews. Trainer Robert Garcia returns to discuss his Mayweather-Maidana II. Keith Thurman talks about his future. Also with undefeated contender Lydell Rhodes

 

 

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OTR #220 FEATURING interviews with Brandon Rios, Bryant Jennings & James Stevenson

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 220 features 3 guest interviews. Brandon Rios returns to discuss his upcoming bout. Bryant Jennings talks about recent win. Also with undefeated James Stevenson

 

 

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OTR #219 FEATURING interviews with Floyd Mayweather Sr, Ronnie Shields & Shannon Briggs

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 219 features 3 guest interviews. Floyd Mayweather Sr makes his 30th appearance, Ronnie Shields discusses Canelo Lara. Also with 2 time champ Shannon Briggs

 

 

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OTR #218 FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CARL ‘THE COBRA’ FROCH

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 218 features an exclusive interview IBF/WBA Super middleweight champion CARL “THE COBRA” FROCH. Carl speaks on his recent win, his future and where he believes he ranks all-time among UK fighters

 

 

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OTR #217 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH sergio martinez, Naazim Richardson & Rocky Juarez

On The Ropes” Episode 217 featuring 3 exclusive interviews. Middleweight Sergio Martinz returns to discuss his fight with Cotto. Naazim Ricahrdson speaks on Hopkins vs. Stevenson. Also featuring former title challenger Rocky Juarez

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OTR #216 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH TIMOTHY BRADLEY, RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV & DEONTAY WILDER

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 216 featuring 3 exclusive interviews. Timothy Bradley returns for the 11th time to discuss his future. WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov discusses his upcoming bout. Also featuring Deontay Wilder

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OTR #215 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR & KEITH THURMAN

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 215 featuring exclusive interviews with Floyd Mayweather Sr to discuss his son’s latest wins. Also with interim WBC welterweight champion Keith Thurman

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OTR #214 FEATURING A INTERVIEW WITH Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins

On The Ropes” boxing radio Episode 214 features an exclusive guest interview with IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins.

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OTR #213 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH Roy Jones Jr, Peter Quillin, Bryant Jennings & Brandon Gonzales

On The Ropes” Episode 213 features 4 exclusive guest interviews. 4 division world champion Roy Jones Jr returns. Also with WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin, and contenders Bryant Jennings & Brandon Gonzales

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OTR #212 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH Thomas Hearns, Floyd Mayweather Sr & Steve Cunningham

On The Ropes” Episode 212 features 3 exclusive guest interviews. Hall of fame boxing legend Thomas Hearns talks about his career. Floyd Mayweather Sr. returns to the show. Also with Steve “USS” Cunningham.

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OTR #211 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH Freddie Roach, Deontay Wilder, Sergey Kovalev & Mauricio Herrera

On The Ropes” Episode 211 features 4 exclusive guest interviews. Trainer Freddie Roach returns to the show. Also with undefeated Heavyweight Deontay Wilder, WBO champion Sergey Kovalev & Light welterweight contender Mauricio Herrera

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OTR #210 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH NAAZIM RICHARDSON & LYDELL RHODES

On The Ropes” Episode 210 features 2 exclusive guest interviews. Trainer Naazim Richardson returns for the 11th time to discuss Hopkins, Pacquiao, Mayweather & More. Also with undefeated lightweight Lydell Rhodes talking about Pacquiao’s camp

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OTR #209 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH CARL FROCH, BRIAN VERA & ABEL SANCHEZ

On The Ropes” Episode 209 features 3 guest interviews. IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch returns to the show for his 12th guest appearance. Also middleweight contender Brian Vera and Trainer Abel Sanchez

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OTR #208 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH Timothy Bradley & Floyd Mayweather Sr

On The Ropes” Episode 208 features 2 guest interviews. WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley returns to the show for his eleventh guest appearance. Also with 2013 trainer of the year Floyd Mayweather Sr appearing for the 27th time

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OTR #207 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH Andre Ward, Gennady Golovkin & Deontay Wilder

On The Ropes” Episode 207 features 3 guest interviews. RING/WBA Supermiddle weight champion Andre Ward returns to the show. Also featuring IBO/WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin & heavyweight Deontay Wilder

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OTR #206 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH Bernard Hopkins, Dereck Chisora & Jean Pascal

On The Ropes” Episode 206 features 3 guest interviews. IBF Light heavyweight champion, and boxing legend Bernard Hopkins returns. Also featuring Heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora & former Light Heavyweight champion Jean Pascal

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OTR #205 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH Tyson Fury, Amir Mansour & Floyd Mayweather Sr

On The Ropes” Episode 205 features 3 guest interviews. Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury returns to the show. Also featuring OTR 2013 trainer of the year Floyd Mayweather Sr & heavyweight Amir Mansour

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OTR #204 FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH Marvin Hagler, Wladimir Klitschko & Peter Fury

On The Ropes” Episode 204 features 3 guest interviews. Middleweight boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler return to the show. Also featuring reigning World/IBO Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko & trainer Peter Fury

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12 Submitted by on Sat, 22 November 2014, 13:33
This Saturday night in Macao, China, the Filipino national hero, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao, puts his World WBO welterweight title on the line against undefeated and now former WBO World junior welterweight champion, Chris Algieri. There is a certain controversy surrounding the stripping of Algieri’s strap. Manny Pacquiao 58-5-2 (KO 38 – KO% 60.32) was in a similar situation, also with Continue Reading...
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7 Submitted by on Sat, 22 November 2014, 02:01
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3 Submitted by on Fri, 21 November 2014, 02:36
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7 Submitted by on Wed, 19 November 2014, 21:38
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Nicholas Walters: “Pacquiao is a very talented fighter but for me personally, I know that I would give him a hell of a fight!”

6 Submitted by on Tue, 18 November 2014, 01:45
The ‘Axe Man’ Nicholas Walters is still riding high off of his impressive and dominant performance over former champion Nonito Donaire. The 6th round KO marked a turning point for Walters who has sat in relative obscurity before the big win, and now the question on most fans’ minds is, who will the undefeated Walters fight next? In part 2 Continue Reading...
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Larry Holmes: “I was Ali’s and Joe Frazier’s sparring partner. Nobody gave me nothing, nobody gave me a chance, but guess what? I did it”

5 Submitted by on Mon, 17 November 2014, 00:19
I had the chance to speak with International boxing Hall of Famer and one of the best heavyweights of all time, Larry ‘The Easton Assassin’ Holmes. Holmes was the undisputed heavyweight champion for seven and a half years and fought the likes of Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson in his career. In this interview, Holmes spoke about how Continue Reading...
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30 Submitted by on Sat, 15 November 2014, 22:14
In this interview special from “On The Ropes” boxing radio, I speak with one of the break out stars of 2014, Super WBA featherweight champion, Nicholas Walters. Walters is coming off his dominant victory over multi division world champion, Nonito Donaire.  Nicholas talks to me about his performance and what he would like to do next in his career. ‘The Axeman’ Continue Reading...
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Terence Crawford: “I’m the champ now and when me and Beltran fight on the 29th it’s going to show who the real champion is.”

6 Submitted by on Wed, 12 November 2014, 00:46
Terence Crawford has established himself as one of the rising stars of the sport and with his 2014 campaign in the ring nearing a close, he has positioned himself as a strong candidate for fighter of the year. Crawford has fought two times this year, winning the WBO lightweight title against Ricky Burns and then beating Yuriorkis Gamboa in a Continue Reading...
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Chris Byrd: “I love Manny Pacquiao but Algieri is 5’11 and Manny is 5’6. If Algieri uses his height and range, we have a fight!”

9 Submitted by on Mon, 10 November 2014, 23:21
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4 Submitted by on Sun, 09 November 2014, 23:39
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4 Submitted by on Sun, 09 November 2014, 11:22
Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, feared knockout artist, Sergey Kovalev stepped into the ring with the most dangerous foe of his career, forty nine year old legend, Bernard ‘Alien’ Hopkins. Both fighters held a portion of the light heavyweight crown, with Kovalev being in possession of the WBO crown and Hopkins with the WBA Continue Reading...
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Alien vs. Krusher: Breakdown & Prediction for tonight’s light heavyweight unification fight

6 Submitted by on Sat, 08 November 2014, 09:55
This Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, a match up will take place between a man from another planet, and his counterpart, another man who seemingly has one punch power that is also out of this world. The 49 years young Bernard ‘The Alien’ Hopkins (55-6-2 KO 32, KO% 49.23) has chosen the sternest task he Continue Reading...
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9 Submitted by on Sat, 08 November 2014, 01:43
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2 Submitted by on Thu, 06 November 2014, 12:08
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7 Submitted by on Wed, 05 November 2014, 01:27
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John David Jackson: “Bernard Hopkins is an old man, treat him like one. Hit him in his heart, make that heart skip a beat”

5 Submitted by on Mon, 03 November 2014, 14:38
The highly anticipated light heavyweight unification between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev is now less than a week away. In this special “On The Ropes” interview I speak to one of the trainers involved in the event, that being Sergey Kovalev’s head trainer John David Jackson. Jackson a former world champion in his own right, and knows Hopkins better than Continue Reading...
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30 Submitted by on Sun, 02 November 2014, 01:31
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Abel Sanchez: “Andre Ward’s a big guy but I think that Golovkin ekes out a close decision”

19 Submitted by on Sat, 01 November 2014, 01:39
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26 Submitted by on Thu, 30 October 2014, 16:56
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7 Submitted by on Tue, 28 October 2014, 17:37
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6 Submitted by on Mon, 27 October 2014, 23:36
In the third and final part of my “On The Ropes” interview with Timothy Bradley, I get his views on the current boxing scene and his own career. Bradley shares his thoughts on the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri bout and the unification bout between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev. Tim also breaks down his next fight against Diego Chaves Continue Reading...
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8 Submitted by on Sun, 26 October 2014, 21:14
The fighter that boxing fans can’t seem to stop talking about these days is hard hitting undefeated IBO/WBA middleweight champion, Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin. Golovkin has stopped 18 opponents in row, and has successfully defended his title belts 12 times. With his dominant success in the ring, boxing fans are now clamoring for a super fight between Golovkin and boxing’s pound Continue Reading...
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2 Submitted by on Sat, 25 October 2014, 19:32
The unification match between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev is now 2 weeks away, and with the anticipation growing and training camps winding down, the ageless warrior Bernard Hopkins took some time to answer questions from the boxing media during a 30 minute conference call. I had chance to participate, and got Bernard’s views on his light heavyweight title reign Continue Reading...
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Timothy Bradley: “I think Pacquiao does well with Mayweather. I think that the fight is a little more even now”

21 Submitted by on Fri, 24 October 2014, 23:30
Timothy Bradley is one of only a hand full of fighters to face Manny Pacquiao more than one time. In June of 2012, Bradley became the first fighter to defeat Pacquiao in more than 7 years, and while that decision was highly debated, Bradley ended up getting a rematch, losing over 12 rounds this past April. Having fought the most Continue Reading...
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Sergey Kovalev: “I need to get a victory, dirty fight or clean fight, for me it doesn’t matter”

5 Submitted by on Fri, 24 October 2014, 14:15
Alien vs. Krusher: Hopkins vs. Kovalev” is a 12-round unification bout set to take place November 8th for the IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight World titles, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events. Sergey Kovalev and his team recently participated in media conference call to discuss the upcoming event. Here is what they had to say. Egis Klimas: (Kovalev’s Continue Reading...
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