Category Archives: “On The Ropes” Interviews

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”

22 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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Floyd Mayweather: “I think Canelo wins real good and real easy. He just needs to jab and hook off and Golovkin will never find you!

2 Submitted by on Thu, 24 August 2017, 08:27
Trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr, returned to his son’s corner back in 2013 and ended that year with a highly anticipated bout against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. At that time, Canelo was only 22 years old and was outclassed over 12 rounds by Mayweather Jr. in a bout that sold over 2 million PPV buys. Since that fight, Canelo has gained experience Continue Reading...
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Floyd Mayweather Sr: “McGregor wouldn’t even put a hand on me, When Floyd gets through with him he can come holler at the old man!”

3 Submitted by on Sat, 05 August 2017, 02:03
Trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr. is no stranger to big fights and the world tour promotions, but the tour for Mayweather vs. McGregor was different from all the rest. The four stop tour featured Mayweather Jr. and McGregor verbally sparring with each other, but also saw the elder Mayweather exchange words and a fight challenge to McGregor. Senior, now 64, expressed Continue Reading...
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Steve Farhood: “If Floyd Mayweather can go for the knockout on McGregor and views that as very low risk, he’ll do it!”

2 Submitted by on Mon, 24 July 2017, 02:11
Steve Farhood is a boxing commentator for Showtime sports and is now a member of the international boxing hall of fame, after being enshrined this June. Farhood has worked in the sport for over 30 years and is most known for his work on the series “ShoBox”, which has produced many of the world champion fighters you see today. In Continue Reading...
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Carl Moretti: “If all three judges would have had Pacquiao vs. Horn 115-113, I’m not so sure that you would have seen the outcry that you did”

9 Submitted by on Fri, 21 July 2017, 02:41
Carl Moretti is the Vice President of boxing operations with Top Rank promotions. The company is hired Moretti back in 2009 after having worked in a similar role for Dibella entertainment. Top Rank recently made news with the recent announcement of a deal with ESPN to broadcast boxing events from the company. The first event of the deal aired on Continue Reading...
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Ronnie Shields: “I think McGregor is going to pose a problem for Mayweather because one thing he has is power”

5 Submitted by on Mon, 17 July 2017, 01:16
Trainer, Ronnie Shields, has seen his fair share of big events and fights. Having worked with both Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, he has been a part of some of the biggest promotions in the sport and has also seen the circus atmosphere they can create. With the recent Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor promotion, the boxing world got its Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “Jeff Horn doesn’t have the skills to deal with a good Manny Pacquiao”

2 Submitted by on Thu, 29 June 2017, 01:38
Abel Sanchez is now ten weeks away from the biggest fight he has ever trained a boxer for, Golovkin vs. Canelo. Sanchez has trained IBO champion Gennady Golovkin for seven years and has seen his fighter become one of the biggest named fighters in the sport and seen him collect the IBO/IBF/WBA/WBC title belts at middleweight. The fight against Saul Continue Reading...
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Freddie Roach: “At one time everyone thought that Golovkin would kill Canelo, but I think they’ are dead even at this point”

5 Submitted by on Tue, 20 June 2017, 01:09
Hall of Fame boxing trainer, Freddie Roach, has a very important fight coming up for his most famous fighter, Manny Pacquiao, as it was announced Pacquiao’s upcoming bout against Jeff Horn will be on ESPN. Pacquiao has fought on PPV for the last ten years, but this move may help Pacquiao’s future PPV’s if he is able to look impressive Continue Reading...
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Freddie Roach: “We’re going to go out there and I think demolish Jeff Horn, which is what we need to do!”

6 Submitted by on Sat, 10 June 2017, 21:00
Hall of Fame boxing coach, Freddie Roach, has had an amazing career which had been highlighted by his success with his main fighter, 8 division world champion Manny Pacquiao. The two have produced some of the biggest events and exciting fights and now with his boxer Pacquiao approaching the end of his career, the team looks to close things out Continue Reading...
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Gary Russell Jr: “I’m going to knock Lomachenko out or stop him. This fight is personal!”

2 Submitted by on Wed, 07 June 2017, 01:54
Gary Russell Jr. is the reigning WBC featherweight champion the world with a current boxing record of 28-1 (17 KO’s). The only loss in his career is against two division champion, Vasyl Lomachenko, a fight that was competitive, but a clear defeat for Russell Jr. Since that fight, Lomachenko has established himself as one of the best P4P fighters in Continue Reading...
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Ray Beltran: “Manny Pacquiao is even lighter than me. To be fighting welterweights, Manny is a special guy!”

2 Submitted by on Mon, 05 June 2017, 00:49
Lightweight contender and former world title challenger Ray Beltran is now on the verge of getting another crack at a major belt after his recent impressive title eliminator win. Beltran has had several shots at a belt, most notably when he traveled to Glasgow, Scotland and to most observers was robbed of a championship belt against Ricky Burns. Following that Continue Reading...
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Gary RusselI Jr: “I would love to fight Leo Santa Cruz because we competed in the past. Let’s unify these titles!”

1 Submitted by on Thu, 01 June 2017, 01:39
WBC featherweight champion, Gary Russell Jr. is coming off of the second defense of his belt, scoring an impressive seventh round knockout over tough challenger, Oscar Escandon. The fight took place in Russell Jr’s home state of Maryland and was his third consecutive win inside the distance. Russell Jr. hopes to fight again in the fall, possibly against one of Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “Golovkin may drop Canelo in the fight, but he’s much improved and he will go the twelve rounds”

1 Submitted by on Mon, 29 May 2017, 00:55
With the recent announcement of Golovkin vs. Alvarez being finalized for September 16th, boxing fans look forward to a match up that is a continuation of big name, high quality fights being made in the sport. The year started with Thurman vs. Garcia, continued the next month with Joshua-Klitschko and went into May with Spence vs. Brook. The rise in Continue Reading...
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Ray Beltran: “Mikey Garcia and Jorge Linares are the best in the division, and those are fighters on my list!”

4 Submitted by on Sat, 27 May 2017, 00:43
Lightweight contender, Ray Beltran, is fighting for more than a chance at a world title, he has been fighting for his right to stay in a country he has called his home for almost twenty years. Beltran went into his recent fight against Jonathan Maicelo needing a win to help with his application for a green card, to show that Continue Reading...
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Freddie Roach on Pacquiao vs. Horn & Mayweather rematch. Abel Sanchez discusses Canelo-Alvarez. Ray Beltran on future & sparring Pacquiao – OTR #260

2 Submitted by on Wed, 24 May 2017, 19:00
“On the Ropes” Boxing Radio returns this week with the 260th edition of the show to cover all the recent fight action and fight news in boxing. In this edition of the show, I will recap Saturday night’s HBO card that saw Terence Crawford return to the ring with another phenomenal performance over Olympic gold medalist, Felix Diaz. I will Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “Team Canelo thinking that Golovkin is deteriorating didn’t have much bearing on why they made the fight”

3 Submitted by on Tue, 23 May 2017, 01:06
The fight the boxing world has waited for is now official, as Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez have agreed to fight each other on September 16th. The bout has been talked about for two years and while most did not expect the fight to happen this year, the two camps came to a deal and with Canelo Alvarez’s win, so Continue Reading...
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