Category Archives: “On The Ropes” Interviews

Freddie Roach: “Manny Pacquiao has lost a lot of his crowd because he hasn’t knocked anyone out in such a long time”

4 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!”

0 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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Shawn Porter: “Knowing Manny Pacquiao and remembering what he can get hit with, I think all of that will play in my favor!”

8 Submitted by on Fri, 12 May 2017, 10:55
Former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter is looking to become a champion again and avenge some of his losses. Porter has two defeats in his career, one to reigning IBF champion Kell Brook and the other to unified WBA/WBC champion Keith Thurman. After an impressive knockout win over Andre Berto, Porter has become the mandatory challenger to Thurman, a rematch Continue Reading...
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Naazim Richardson: “If Mayweather loses to McGregor, he still has never lost to a boxer and is still undefeated in boxing!”

7 Submitted by on Mon, 08 May 2017, 16:15
Boxing trainer, Naazim Richardson, has been working with some of the top fighters in the sport for over twenty years. He has seen fighters come from the amateurs and rise to become champions. Richardson is most known for his work with Bernard Hopkins, a pairing the resulted in a legendary career and Hopkins becoming the oldest boxing world champion. The Continue Reading...
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Shawn Porter: “People haven’t seen anyone handle Andre Berto the way I did. We will be ready for a Keith Thurman rematch!”

1 Submitted by on Sat, 29 April 2017, 01:55
This past Saturday night, former IBF welterweight champion ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter returned to the ring against Andre Berto, in a clash of former champions looking for another shot at a world title. While many expected a close fight, it turned out to be a one-sided matchup, with Shawn Porter dominating throughout. Porter not only won the fight but surprised most Continue Reading...
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Samuel Clarkson: “If Dmitry Bivol goes early, I’m definitely going for the knockout, because I know how to finish my opponent!”

6 Submitted by on Thu, 13 April 2017, 10:30
Samuel Clarkson is a light heavyweight contender with a 19-3 (12KOs) record who is just two days away from his very first shot at a world title belt when he faces undefeated Dmitry Bivol. While some might discount Clarkson’s skills based on his record, he has shown an ability to overcome the odds and is now just one win away Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “I think Pacquiao’s got a couple of good fights left. He’s been very physically fit, strong and fast in his last couple of fights.”

7 Submitted by on Sat, 08 April 2017, 19:10
Abel Sanchez is most known for his work as a trainer with IBO/WBA/WBC/IBF Middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin, but Sanchez also has other fighters that have reached championship level or are not far from it. The gym Abel Sanchez built in Big bear California is a training ground for some of the best prospects and contenders of the sport, fighters that Continue Reading...
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Bob Sheridan: “This is just another payday for Manny Pacquiao, but Jeff Horn has the opportunity of a lifetime!”

11 Submitted by on Wed, 05 April 2017, 02:50
Hall of Fame legend, ‘The Colonel’ Bob Sheridan is one of the most well known and respected commentators in boxing. He has been calling boxing’s biggest fights for more than forty years and has seen many of the greatest boxers come and go from the sport. I recently had a chance to speak to Bob and talk to him about Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “I think we’re doing very well in boxing right now and Mayweather vs. McGregor would be a slap in the face to our sport!”

7 Submitted by on Mon, 03 April 2017, 01:02
(Photo by Jenna J) Abel Sanchez is nearing a historic run with his stables main fighter, IBO/WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin. The pair have combined for 18 defenses together and have their eyes set at passing middleweight legend Bernard Hopkins’ mark of 20 defenses. Golovkin, now 34, hopes to unify all the belts in a June clash against WBO middleweight Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “Jacobs gave us the toughest fight of Golovkin’s career. We fought a better fight and we did the things necessary to get the rounds”

4 Submitted by on Tue, 28 March 2017, 10:11
Abel Sanchez and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin are coming off of their closest fight together after Daniel Jacobs took the match to the full twelve round distance and made the bout a close scored contest. Jacobs, who was listed by some bookies as a 8-1 underdog, got knocked down early and came back strong and had success late in Continue Reading...
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Keith Thurman: “Some people think that Amir Khan can’t take a punch, so Manny Pacquiao should be able to stop him or hurt him!”

21 Submitted by on Tue, 21 March 2017, 02:16
WBC/WBA welterweight world champion, Keith Thurman, is coming off of the biggest win of career after unifying the belts against Danny Garcia. With that win, Thurman has established himself as the #1 fighter at the weight and the first unified champion at welterweight since Floyd Mayweather Jr. Thurman, now 28, has set his sights on getting the rest of the Continue Reading...
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Ryan Martin: “If the opportunity knocks for a world title shot, I will be ready for it and I will take it!”

5 Submitted by on Mon, 13 March 2017, 00:37
Undefeated lightweight contender, Ryan Martin, is looking to continue his rise in the division as he enters his biggest fight to date, a PPV opener against 17-1 fighter, Bryant Cruz. Martin, 17-0 (10 KO’s) is only 24 years old but he has taken steady steps up in competition and he is now set to face his toughest foe in front Continue Reading...
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Floyd Mayweather Sr: “I think Manny Pacquiao may beat Amir Khan. If Pacquiao hits him good, Amir Khan is gone!”

6 Submitted by on Mon, 06 March 2017, 09:45
Floyd Mayweather Sr. has had a long career as a trainer, a position he has excelled at and had more success than in his boxing career. He has trained fighters to world championships and he turned his son into the best fighter of this generation. Mayweather Sr, now 64, is looking to close out his training career but he wants Continue Reading...
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Floyd Mayweather Sr: “I don’t think Floyd has gone that far that he couldn’t beat Pacquiao a second time. You see how easy Floyd beat him!”

10 Submitted by on Fri, 03 March 2017, 02:46
Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. is well known around the boxing circles due to his work with son, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and also former great, Oscar De La Hoya. His son recently turned 40 years old, an age that Senior himself retired at and some wonder if we will ever see Mayweather Jr. return to the ring and if we do, Continue Reading...
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Keith Thurman: “There’s too much power in the building and there should be a stoppage, hopefully by the 7th or 8th round!”

5 Submitted by on Thu, 02 March 2017, 02:00
WBA champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman is only a few days away from stepping into the ring for the biggest fight of his career, as he is set to face off with WBC welterweight champion, Danny Garica. The bout will be shown on CBS network television and it hopes to surpass the success of last year’s ratings for Thurman vs. Porter. Continue Reading...
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Roy Jones Jr: “People have gotten over wanting Mayweather vs Pacquiao II and that’s why they’re talking so much about the McGregor fight”

4 Submitted by on Mon, 27 February 2017, 02:35
Roy Jones Jr recently returned to the ring at age 48 against former cruiserweight title challenger and bare-knuckle fighter Bobby Gunn. After a slow start, Jones showed flashes of his former self and stopped Gunn in 8 rounds. With Jones boxing career heading towards a close, his career as a ringside commentator is as strong as ever, as he is Continue Reading...
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Barry Tompkins: “It wouldn’t shock me if Mayweather – Pacquiao II was made. The scary thing is, I think the result would be exactly the same!”

9 Submitted by on Thu, 23 February 2017, 02:25
Barry Tompkins is well known for his work as a commentator in multiple sports, but this year he is being recognized for his years of work in boxing as he is set to be inducted into its Hall of Fame. Tompkins, a veteran of the sport of over forty years, has seen fighters start as prospects and rise to be Continue Reading...
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