Category Archives: “On The Ropes” Interviews

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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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”

9 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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