“On The Ropes” Boxing Radio is back this week with host Jenna J to discuss all the recent fights and fight news in boxing. In this the final show of 2017, I will be recapping Billy Joe Saunders impressive win over David Lemieux, in which he defended his WBO middleweight championship. I will also be discussing how his win effects the negotiations for a Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez rematch and break down what the future is looking like in the middleweight division. Additionally, I will be talking about some of the fights boxing fans can look forward to in 2018, with many people wanting to see an Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder mega event. Click play on the audio player to listen to the latest edition of “ON THE ROPES”
First on the show is the new IBF super middleweight champion, Caleb Truax. I get Caleb’s thoughts on his upset win over James DeGale and talk to him about overcoming odds as high as 100-1 to win on the judge’s scorecards. Truax also talks about what it felt like to be announced as the new champion and shares his views on giving DeGale a rematch. Additionally, Caleb Truax discusses his future at super middleweight and if he has interest in a rematch with Daniel Jacobs.
The second guest on this weeks edition is Hall of Fame boxing commentator, Al Bernstein, who is entering his 15th year with Showtime. Bernstein shares his thoughts on Vasil Lomachenko’s recent dominate win over Guillermo Rigondeaux and breaks down a potential Lomachenko vs Garcia bout. Additionally, Al also talks about a Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz bout and speaks on the upcoming 2018 boxing year.
The final guest of this week show is 2 time Gold medalist and reigning WBC & IBF super middleweight women’s champion, Claressa Sheilds, who will be defending her belts January 12th against Tori Nelson. Sheilds talks about her rise in the sport and what fighters she would like to face in the future. In closing, Claressa shares her thoughts on sparring Chris Cyborg and talks about some of the male fighters she respects in the sport.
The mailbag segment returns this week. Fans have been submitting questions and today they get answered. Topics covered in this episode include:
Should Vasil Lomachenko be p4p #1
How Lomachenko vs. Garcia plays out
Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz, will the fight happen in 2018
Rumors about Danny Garcia’s possible return against Brandon Rios
Thoughts on a potenintal Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor
and much more!
Click play on the audio player to listen to the latest edition of “ON THE ROPES”