Category Archives: “On The Ropes” Interviews

Abel Sanchez: “Golovkin & Canelo need to get in front of each other and decide who is the number one guy”

5 Submitted by on Wed, 28 December 2016, 02:11
Abel Sanchez heads into 2017 with IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin the same as 2016, talking about the biggest fight to be made in boxing, Golovkin vs. Canelo. The fight did not happen this year, but fans and media alike hope the new year can finally bring those two superstars in the ring with each other. In part 2 of Continue Reading...
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John David Jackson: “Andre Ward didn’t fight the first time, he ran. How much more can Ward really improve on in the second fight?”

4 Submitted by on Sun, 25 December 2016, 00:27
Former world champion and world class trainer, John David Jackson, is the head cornerman of one of the most feared punchers in the sport, Sergey Kovalev. Kovalev is coming off of a controversial decision loss to former undisputed super middleweight champion, Andre Ward. The fight was dominated early by Kovalev, but Ward recovered from an early knockdown and performed well Continue Reading...
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Steve Farhood: “There is no doubt that Manny Pacquiao still would be Mayweather’s biggest payday”

16 Submitted by on Wed, 21 December 2016, 02:09
Boxing commentator, Steve Farhood, was recently announced as being part of the 2017 Hall of Fame class. Farhood has worked in the sport for over 30 years and is going into the Hall in June with his long time broadcast partner, Barry Tompkins. Farhood and Tompkins recently celebrated Showtime boxing’s “ShoBox” 200th edition. In my “On The Ropes” boxing radio Continue Reading...
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John David Jackson: “Bernard Hopkins might surprise people and score a late round stoppage”

3 Submitted by on Sat, 17 December 2016, 01:19
Former world champion and current boxing trainer, John David Jackson, will be working the corner of a former opponent that he once fought almost two decades ago, the legendary Bernard Hopkins. Hopkins is now 51 years old and is heading into what is being promoted as his final fight. John David Jackson, only two years Hopkins’ elder, will be the Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “I hope that we fight Danny Jacobs in March, but more important is that Gennady Golovkin gets in the ring and fights”

3 Submitted by on Wed, 14 December 2016, 22:13
Boxing trainer Abel Sanchez is one of the most sought after cornermen in the sport due to his success with IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and he has seen many top fighters seeking him out in hope of attaining the same success. Recently Sanchez helped guide Murat Gassiev to a win over long time cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev to take Continue Reading...
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Jessie Vargas: “Manny Pacquiao is the best fighter at the moment now that Floyd Mayweather retired”

8 Submitted by on Wed, 30 November 2016, 00:54
On November 5th, the now former WBO welterweight champ, Jessie Vargas, squared off in the ring with eight division world champion, Manny Pacquiao. While Vargas carried momentum into the fight, he struggled against Pacquiao. Vargas was knocked down in the second round and ended up losing unanimous decision. Despite the loss, Vargas remains one of the top young contenders in Continue Reading...
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Claressa Shields: “Andre Ward’s gonna win. He is just a better fighter. Kovalev has punching power, but people forget Ward’s defense”

1 Submitted by on Sat, 19 November 2016, 13:43
(Photos by Kevin Howard) Before Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev clash in the main event of Saturday night’s PPV event, a two time Olympic gold medalist will be making her professional debut. Claressa Shields won gold in both the 2012 and 2016 summer Olympics and made history as she became the first American boxer to win a gold medal two Continue Reading...
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John David Jackson: “I hope Andre Ward stands by his guns and makes it a hard fight, because then someone is gonna get knocked out!”

4 Submitted by on Fri, 18 November 2016, 11:19
(Photo by Kevin Howard) This Saturday night, the light heavyweight title is on the line as Sergey Kovalev looks to remain unbeaten when he faces top pound for pound star, Andre ‘SOG’ Ward. The highly anticipated clash not only holds implications for the light heavyweight division, but also to the sport in general, as many experts are touting it as Continue Reading...
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Freddie Roach: “I see Manny Pacquiao fighting for a couple more years, he is the hardest worker I ever seen and he still is!”

3 Submitted by on Sat, 05 November 2016, 02:07
Freddie Roach is set to once again return to the ring with his most noteworthy fighter, Manny Pacquiao Roach and Pacquiao have had an amazing run together and hope to continue that success when the team faces off against WBO welterweight champion, Jessie Vargas. While the twenty seven year old Vargas is seen as a heavy underdog, some feel Manny Continue Reading...
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Jessie Vargas: “I will win by knockout! The minute that I see the opportunity I’m going to take it with Pacquiao”

2 Submitted by on Fri, 04 November 2016, 01:47
This weekend, reigning WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas has his biggest fight to date as he faces the legendary eight division world champion, Manny Pacquiao. While the odds makers have Vargas as a heavy underdog, he has upset the odds before and he hopes to have his star defining performance on Saturday night. In my “On The Ropes” boxing radio Continue Reading...
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Floyd Mayweather Sr: “Ain’t no way in the world that I’d pick Donald Trump! Nobody’s gonna need to be messing with that man at all”

4 Submitted by on Wed, 12 October 2016, 01:30
The biggest fight of the year will not happen in the boxing ring, but actually in the political arena. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton is the most hyped election in history and it has transcended the news channels to cross into the boxing world with many people involved in the sport sharing their views on who they believe will win Continue Reading...
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Floyd Mayweather: “All Gennady Golovkin does is fight smaller people. Believe me, Andre Ward will spank his ass!”

28 Submitted by on Sun, 02 October 2016, 09:38
(Transcribed by Michael Readman) Floyd Mayweather Sr’s son, Floyd Jr, has long been considered the best pound for pound fighter in the world, as he fought many of the best fighters in his era and won every fight. Now that Mayweather has been out of the ring for over a year, many point to undefeated IBO middleweight champion of the Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “The only way that Mayweather would take a fight with Golovkin is if he believes he can beat him!”

2 Submitted by on Thu, 29 September 2016, 09:00
The two biggest boxing stars of the last 15 years are Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Last September, Mayweather retired from the sport and Manny Pacquiao followed that move by retiring in April. While most expected both to return, only Pacquiao has announced a comeback. With Mayweather’s absence there was room for another star to emerge to the top and Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “I think Canelo Alvarez is afraid of losing and I don’t think that fight with Golovkin will happen”

13 Submitted by on Thu, 22 September 2016, 01:39
The most anticipated fight in all of boxing is now a fight between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin for the IBO middleweight championship of the world. The fight has been talked about ever since Alvarez decided to move up in weight and won the WBC/RING Middleweight belt against Miguel Cotto in November of last year. Even though Alvarez Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “Gennady Golovkin was never wobbled by Kell Brook. Any fighter can be hit by a good shot and hurt”

3 Submitted by on Thu, 15 September 2016, 03:10
Boxing trainer Abel Sanchez has one of the most dynamic stars in the sport of boxing, as he trains IBO/WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Golovkin is coming off a TKO5 win over reigning IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, in a fight that was surprising competitive early, but ended the way most people predicted. With the victory “Triple G” expanded his Continue Reading...
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Toka Kahn Clary: “I still think that Manny Pacquiao is a very dangerous fighter!”

6 Submitted by on Mon, 29 August 2016, 01:02
Toka Kahn-Clary is an undefeated prospect fighting under the Top Rank promotional banner. Clary, is currently competing in the featherweight division which is one of the most stacked weight classes in the sport. Toka is set to return to the ring in September and hopes to move a step closer towards a world title shot. In my “On The Ropes” Continue Reading...
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John David Jackson: “Manny Pacquiao had a wonderful run, there’s nothing left for him to do, he should retire”

2 Submitted by on Mon, 22 August 2016, 01:00
The upcoming fight between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev is being touted as the biggest match up of 2016. The fight pits the former unified super middleweight champion Andre Ward against the reigning unified light heavyweight champion, with both fighters sporting undefeated records. While the odds makers have Andre Ward as a slight favorite, many see the fight as a Continue Reading...
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John David Jackson: “Andre Ward’s chin has been tested and he’s been dropped. Can he withstand Kovalev’s power?”

1 Submitted by on Wed, 17 August 2016, 09:19
Former world champion and current boxing trainer, John David Jackson is the lead cornerman for one of boxing’s most feared fighters, Sergey Kovalev. Jackson and Kovalev have had great success working with each other, with Kovalev having secured the WBA, IBF and WBO light heavyweight title belts. On November 19th, Sergey Kovalev will have his first PPV match against former Continue Reading...
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Roy Jones Jr: “I love the sport but there comes a time when you have to start looking at your exit”

2 Submitted by on Fri, 12 August 2016, 10:04
Future hall of famer and former 4 division world champion Roy Jones Jr, now 47 is approaching the end of his legendary boxing career. Jones fights this weekend against Rodney Moore in what is expected to be a showcase fight for his home town fans in Pensacola, Florida. Roy has hinted that this could be the last bout of his Continue Reading...
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Adam Lopez: “Rigondeaux’s basically the Golovkin of our division. Maybe we’d take a fight with him.”

1 Submitted by on Wed, 20 July 2016, 22:31
Rising prospect Adam Lopez (15-0 7KOs) hopes to once again shine on ShoBox this Friday when he faces off with Roman Ruben Reynoso (18-1-1 7KOs). This will be Lopez’ fourth appearance on the ShoBox platform and with an impressive win he can move one step closer to a world title shot. In this special “On The Ropes” interview with Adam Continue Reading...
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Keith Thurman: “Manny Pacquiao’s an aggressive fighter similar to Shawn Porter. I think it would make a terrific fight!”

6 Submitted by on Sun, 17 July 2016, 01:33
WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman is looking to continue his momentum in his division, as he is coming off an impressive win over Shawn Porter in June. Thurman hopes that performance can launch him into a big fight with one of the superstars of the sport, as both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao seem set to return to Continue Reading...
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Deontay Wilder: “I want to hurt Chris Arreola and put him in the hospital that’s right down the street!”

2 Submitted by on Thu, 14 July 2016, 15:21
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder is set to make his 4th defense of his belt when he faces former title challenger Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola. The fight will take place in Birmingham, Alabama, and it be the third time Wilder has defended his belt in his home state. Deontay hopes to make an impact of Arreola, one that Continue Reading...
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Shawn Porter: “I think Manny Pacquiao’s got too much for Adrien Broner and wins that fight decisively!”

4 Submitted by on Wed, 06 July 2016, 21:01
Former IBF welterweight champion, ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter is coming off of a twelve round decision loss to reigning world champion, Keith Thurman. The bout was a close and competitive fight of the year candidate and while most fans would love to see an immediate rematch, that is a fight that is not likely to place until next year. In part Continue Reading...
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Shawn Porter: “I did everything that it took to win the Keith Thurman fight and I didn’t get the decision”

6 Submitted by on Mon, 04 July 2016, 13:47
‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter is coming off one of the best performances of his career as he took on the undefeated WBA welterweight champion, Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman, in a fight of the year candidate. The fight was was closely contested and at the end of the twelfth round, all three judges scored it the same, 115-113 for Keith Thurman. While Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “Manny Pacquiao is such a small little guy. It would be like Canelo trying to swat a fly”

5 Submitted by on Sat, 28 May 2016, 02:53
Boxing trainer, Abel Sanchez, is hoping for a mega event for the biggest name in his stable of fighters, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The most anticipated fight in boxing is Golovkin vs. Alvarez, and while fans want to see the match happen, it seems more and more unlikely after Canelo vacated his WBC belt. The question now is not Continue Reading...
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