Category Archives: “On The Ropes” Interviews

Danny O’Connor: “I know what it is to be knocked out. I have come back from it and it makes me a better me!

1 Submitted by on Sat, 28 April 2018, 03:06
Light welterweight contender Danny O’Connor is riding high on a 4 fight winning streak and is moving in position for a world title shot. The resurgence in his career comes after 2015 rematch loss to Gabrial Bracero, a fight that saw O’Connor knocked out in just one round. The rise up the ranks and his most recent wins have shown Continue Reading...
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Al Bernstein: “If it’s a year long suspension for Canelo then I’m going to say the Golovkin rematch may not happen”

5 Submitted by on Tue, 17 April 2018, 10:38
Hall of Fame boxing commentator Al Bernstein has been calling the fights and providing his analyst view on boxing for over 30 years. He has been ringside for some of the biggest events in the history of the sport and has seen the rise and fall of many of boxing’s top athletes. Bernstein is now entering his 15th year with Continue Reading...
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Ronnie Shields: “You can see Canelo is on drugs, you can see he’s dirty, everybody in the world can see it!”

27 Submitted by on Sun, 15 April 2018, 11:54
Trainer Ronnie Shields knows the boxing scene as well as anyone in the sport, having been both a contender as a fighter and one of the top trainers in the game. Shields currently trains middleweight contender Jermall Charlo, who is the mandatory challenger for Gennady Golvokin. Shields hopes his fighter will get a shot at the middleweight champion before the Continue Reading...
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Shawn Porter: “I think if Manny Pacquiao dominates Matthysse it shows that Manny has something left to offer this sport”

4 Submitted by on Tue, 10 April 2018, 09:15
Former IBF welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter is waiting for his shot at another title, as he has won 2 elimination bouts to get to his current position and he believes it’s time for his to get his chance at the belt. With Keith Thurman being out due to injury, Porter is now in a position to face Danny Garcia Continue Reading...
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Ronnie Shields: “Erislandy Lara wants to unify the division, so Jarrett Hurd is first and then he wants to fight Jermell Charlo!”

4 Submitted by on Thu, 05 April 2018, 02:13
Ronnie Shields is one of the most respected cornermen in the game and has worked with Hall of Fame fighters like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Pernell Whitaker. Shields currently works with former 154lb champion Jermall Charlo and reigning IBO/WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara. Both fighters are set to return to the ring this month is separate Showtime boxing Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “After talking all that smack, Canelo was a runner. Golovkin turned him into a Mayweather”

15 Submitted by on Mon, 19 February 2018, 17:47
Trainer Abel Sanchez finally got the match he wanted when Gennady “GGG” Golovkin faced off against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in September of 2017. Many fight fans were expecting a fight of the year type of match, but were given a tactical affair that saw Canelo move for a majority of the fight. The fight went the distance and was controversially Continue Reading...
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Evander Holyfield: “Mike Tyson lost his cool and bit me twice. Unfortunately the fight didn’t end with him getting knocked out!”

3 Submitted by on Fri, 02 February 2018, 00:13
Hall of Fame boxing legend and 4-time world champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield is most known for his warrior-like determination and tremendous heart showed in wars with Dwight Muhammad Qawi and Riddick Bowe. But beyond those bouts, Holyfield was also involved in one of the most controversial bouts in the history of the sport, one not remembered for the Continue Reading...
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Evander Holyfield: “When Tyson fought me, we fought each and every round pretty hard. I won of course on a condition standpoint.”

4 Submitted by on Fri, 26 January 2018, 22:55
Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield is one of the legends of boxing, having been in some of the greatest fights and biggest match ups in the sports history. In a career that spanned over 25 years, Holyfield won the heavyweight title four times and had wins over greats such as George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe. Holyfield Continue Reading...
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Claressa Shields: “The difference with Lomachenko’s path, he has one loss on his record and I don’t. I’m going to stay undefeated”

4 Submitted by on Sat, 06 January 2018, 22:35
The first significant fight card of 2018 features two time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields, defending her WBC & IBF super middleweight title belts against undefeated contender, Tori Nelson. The event takes place at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York and will also feature woman’s middleweight champion Christina Hammer and contender Franchon Crews Dezurn. With women’s combat sports Continue Reading...
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Claressa Shields: “I’m the top girl. I’m not going to duck anybody or put anybody on a waiting list!”

5 Submitted by on Wed, 03 January 2018, 01:18
Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields had a stellar 2017 in which she improved her record to 4-0 (2KO’s) and closed out the year by becoming the WBC & IBF Super middleweight women’s champion. Shields, 22, has become the face of woman’s boxing and hopes to continue her success when she headlines Showtime’s first boxing card of 2018 against undefeated Continue Reading...
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Al Bernstein: “I think Deontay Wilder’s best chance against Anthony Joshua is to get him out in the first three or four rounds”

12 Submitted by on Tue, 26 December 2017, 23:46
Showtime boxing analyst, Al Bernstein, has been ringside for the biggest events in boxing history, including the super fight Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and this past year’s Mayweather vs. McGregor event. Outside of Mayweather events, Showtime has a chance to make another mega event, this one in the heavyweight division if both Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua face each other next Continue Reading...
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Caleb Truax: “I thought I had James DeGale stopped in the fifth round. I give him credit because I hit him with some huge shots!”

2 Submitted by on Fri, 22 December 2017, 09:41
Caleb Truax is the new IBF super middleweight champion of the world after a surprising upset win over James DeGale. Truax went into the fight facing long odds, some as wide as 100-1, but at the end of twelve rounds, the judges saw the fight in his favor. With the win, Truax is now in a position to land some Continue Reading...
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Al Bernstein: “If Mikey Garcia doesn’t score a knockout against Lomachenko and counterpunches him, he may not land enough to win the fight”

14 Submitted by on Fri, 15 December 2017, 13:32
Hall of fame boxing commentator Al Bernstein is widely regarded as one of the best and most knowledgeable people in the sport. Bernstein has served as an analyst with Showtime since 2003 and has been ringside for some of the biggest events in the history of the sport. In part 1 of my “On The Ropes” boxing radio interview with Continue Reading...
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Demetrius Andrade: “If a fight with Golovkin can happen, why not have my second fight against one of the best of the weight class”

3 Submitted by on Thu, 07 December 2017, 23:17
Demetrius Andrade is a former WBO light middleweight champion who is currently undefeated. Recently Andrade returned to the ring and made a successful move to the middleweight division. Demetrius is one of many fighters looking to follow in the footsteps of the mega stars like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, creating huge events that capture the world’s attention. In part Continue Reading...
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Ed Levine: “I think if Canelo is more aggressive, he plays into Gennady Golovkin’s hands and finds himself in trouble”

2 Submitted by on Mon, 20 November 2017, 22:38
The International Boxing Organization’s President, Ed Levine, has one of boxing’s most exciting champions in Gennady Golovkin as the reigning champion of IBO middleweight title belt. Golovkin, along with Anthony Joshua, Erislandy Lara and Chris Eubank Jr. are among some of the dominant fighters to hold the IBO belt. With its impressive list of fighters, the IBO looks to keep Continue Reading...
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Ed Levine: “Anthony Joshua has all the ingredients to be right up there with the absolute best heavyweights that I’ve ever seen”

3 Submitted by on Wed, 15 November 2017, 22:22
The International boxing organization (IBO) was established in 1988 and has been headed up by Ed Levine since 2000. The belt has been held by many of the best champions in the sport’s biggest divisions. Currently, boxing stars Gennady Golovkin, Anthony Joshua, Chris Eubank Jr. and Erislandy Lara are among some of the champions that hold the IBO belt. In Continue Reading...
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Steve Farhood: “I think Floyd Mayweather probably struggles against the best, against Thurman, Crawford or Spence”

23 Submitted by on Fri, 10 November 2017, 01:57
Hall of fame boxing commentator, Steve Farhood, has been ringside for some of the biggest events in the history of the sport. Most recently, Steve was the unofficial scorer for Mayweather vs. McGregor, having the bout scored 86-85 for Mayweather after nine rounds. The event became the second highest grossing PPV of all time and was a commercial success that Continue Reading...
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Deontay Wilder: “We’re not going to chase Anthony Joshua, we notified them and we’re ready!”

2 Submitted by on Tue, 07 November 2017, 23:57
WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, returned to the ring this past weekend to take on Bermane Stiverne in a rematch of the fight where Wilder became a world champion. The first fight went the distance, the only bout of Wilder’s career to do so, but the second fight could not be more different, as Wilder destroyed Stiverne in the first Continue Reading...
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Deontay Wilder: “I’m so dangerous, that’s why Joshua is stalling and not trying to make the fight”

3 Submitted by on Wed, 01 November 2017, 02:05
WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, is heading into a very important fight for his reign as a champion as he will have a rematch with the man he won the title against and the only man to ever go the distance with him, Bermane Stiverne. The rematch with Stiverne is also a hurdle he needs to get past in order Continue Reading...
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Steve Farhood: “I don’t know if Anthony Joshua can take Deontay Wilder’s punch if he gets in trouble”

13 Submitted by on Fri, 27 October 2017, 01:51
Showtime boxing analyst Steve Farhood was inducted into the boxing hall of fame back in June and is one of the most respected commentators in the sport. Farhood has been calling fights ringside for the series ShoBox, which has featured the best up & coming talent in the sport for 15 years. In addition, Farhood provides scoring commentary for many Continue Reading...
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James DeGale: “If I wasn’t knocked down in the last round, I would have won the Badou Jack fight”

4 Submitted by on Wed, 11 October 2017, 01:53
IBF super middleweight champion, James DeGale, is looking to return to the ring this December and return in a big way in 2018. In his last defense in January of this year, DeGale had a unification fight with Badou Jack, a fight that was a close back and forth match that ended in a draw. DeGale hopes now after surgery Continue Reading...
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Virgil Hunter: “You can’t underestimate Gennady Golovkin. To he say didn’t learn anything from the Canelo fight would be absurd”

15 Submitted by on Sat, 07 October 2017, 01:26
(by Jenna J) Last month boxing saw one of it’s most anticipated fights, Canelo vs. Golovkin, happen after two years of hype and promotion. The fight itself brought good action and while it did not deliver a classic fight, it was a good match that most were satisfied in terms of the action they saw in the ring. What people Continue Reading...
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Virgil Hunter: “Sergey Kovalev was done, he had given up. Russian fighters don’t do well when you put them in a dog fight”

13 Submitted by on Wed, 04 October 2017, 01:28
When Andre Ward decided to retire recently, many were caught off guard due to Ward having established himself as the number one pound for pound fighter in the world after convincingly defeating Sergey Kovalev. Ward stopped Kovalev in only eight rounds, having broken ‘The Krusher’ down with body shots and forcing the stoppage. While there were options for Ward’s next fight, Continue Reading...
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Tom Loeffler: “I think whoever wins Golovkin vs. Canelo really should be considered the best fighter in boxing”

4 Submitted by on Thu, 07 September 2017, 22:30
Boxing Promoter, Tom Loeffler has a busy two weekends ahead of him as he has a triple header on HBO this Saturday, featuring Roman Gonzalez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai II and a week later the mega event with Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin. The two events are the best of the fall schedule and feature three of the top ten Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “Gennady Golovkin is the favorite because sports books are not used to losing money”

2 Submitted by on Tue, 05 September 2017, 03:13
Boxing trainer, Abel Sanchez, is one of the best and most respected corner-men in the sport. He has a great stable of fighters and is one of the most active trainers in the game. The biggest fight of his training career is now less than two weeks away when IBO/WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin faces off against Canelo Alvarez on Continue Reading...
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