Category Archives: “On The Ropes” Interviews

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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Roy Jones Jr: “At this age you never know when it’s going to be your last one, but if it is I’m going to make sure I go out with a bang!”

3 Submitted by on Thu, 16 February 2017, 20:28
Former four division world champion, Roy Jones Jr, is set to return to the ring tonight against bare-knuckle boxing champion Bobby Gunn. The fight is set for 10 rounds and could very well be the last professional bout for the now 48 year old Jones, who hopes to turn back the clock and bring out some of his signature moves Continue Reading...
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Roy Jones Jr discusses Bobby Gunn fight & Pacquiao vs. Mayweather II. Lamont Peterson on title fight. Also with Barry Tompkins on HOF & Mayweather’s comeback – OTR #257

2 Submitted by on Thu, 16 February 2017, 02:23
“On The Ropes” Boxing Radio returns this week with host Jenna J to discuss all the recent fights and fight news in boxing. In this episode, I will talk about the recent announcement that Manny Pacquiao will be fighting his next fight in the UAE. I will also discuss the poll that was conducted by Pacquiao that asked the fans Continue Reading...
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Barry Tompkins: “I don’t think there’s any chance that Mayweather could fight Golovkin at 160lbs and win”

3 Submitted by on Tue, 14 February 2017, 15:05
Announcer, Barry Tompkins, will be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY on June 11th. Tompkins, who commentates on multiple sports, has been calling fights for almost 40 years, having worked at all the major networks and also worked alongside the sport’s greatest commentators. Tompkins has served as one of the lead announcers on Showtime’s “ShoBox” since Continue Reading...
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Deontay Wilder: “My main goal is to destroy you, to hurt you really bad and get on with my life”

2 Submitted by on Wed, 08 February 2017, 22:28
WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, is set to make his fifth defense of his title on February 25th when he faces undefeated contender Gerald Washington. The fight will mark Wilder’s first since a July hand injury that has kept him out of the ring for the rest of 2016. Wilder hopes this defense will be the start of something bigger, Continue Reading...
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Lydell Rhodes: “It’s always going to be debatable whether Manny Pacquiao was hurt when he fought Mayweather”

7 Submitted by on Sat, 04 February 2017, 16:07
Lightweight contender, Lydell Rhodes is looking to make his return early this year and continue his winning streak on route to an eventual title shot. Rhodes is currently 25-2-1 and is hoping to make a move down to 130lbs to compete against the best in that weight class. In part 2 of my “On The Ropes” boxing radio interview with Continue Reading...
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Lydell Rhodes: “I don’t feel like a normal good fighter can last with Pacquiao. I have to go with Manny Pacquiao over Jeff Horn”

7 Submitted by on Wed, 25 January 2017, 22:48
Former light welterweight contender Lydell Rhodes is looking to continue his move down in weight and is hoping in 2017 that he can compete for a super featherweight title. Rhodes currently has a record of 25-2-1 (12KOs) and is coming off a year that saw him lose a controversial decision to Edner Cherry, but ended with two straight wins. If Continue Reading...
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Deontay Wilder: “We’re trying unify the division so they can have one face and one name with all the titles!”

4 Submitted by on Mon, 23 January 2017, 00:49
WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, is looking to have a career defining year in 2017. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ hopes this year will see him unify the titles and solidify himself as the number one heavyweight in the world. Last year saw Wilder defend his title twice, but end the year with an injury. With the heavyweight title picture being wide Continue Reading...
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Ronnie Shields: “I don’t think Canelo is afraid of Golovkin, but if you call yourself a middleweight champion you should defend it!”

6 Submitted by on Thu, 19 January 2017, 11:57
The 2017 boxing year is already in full swing and off to a good start with the recent Jack vs. DeGale bout. Many boxing fans hope this year will be a strong one for the sport after a slow and disappointing 2016 that did not give fans or media the match-ups they wanted to see. In part 2 of my Continue Reading...
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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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