“On The Ropes” Boxing Radio is back once again with host Jenna J to cover all the latest news in the sport of boxing. In this episode I will be recapping all the action that took place in 2015 and I will be previewing some of the things that could be in store in the new year. Additionally, I will be discussing the first big fight of 2016 in which Deontay Wilder makes a defense of his WBC heavyweight belt against Poland’s Artur Szpilka. Click play on the audio player to listen to the latest edition of “On The Ropes”.
The first guest on this episode is Hall of Fame commentator, Al Bernstein. Al shared his views on the sport in 2015 and how the year compared to previous years. Bernstein also spoke on the upcoming Wilder vs. Szpilka bout and how much of a threat he thinks Szpilka is to the unbeaten heavyweight champ. Additionally, Al Bernstein talked about the light heavyweight division and also the possibility of Andre Ward squaring up against Kovalev later in the year. Additionally Al shares his thoughts on Pacquiao-Bradley III.
Also joining this edition of the show is John David Jackson, who has recently gained recognition for training Sergey Kovalev along with his continuous work with his growing stable of top level fighters. John breaks down the upcoming rematch between Sergey Kovalev and Canadian star, Jean Pascal, including the addition of Freddie Roach to the corner of Pascal and what difference he feels Roach can make in the fight. John David Jackson also gives his views on the possibility of Sergey Kovalev meeting both Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson in the ring later this year. Lastly, Jackson gives an update on his stable of fighters and what he hopes to accomplish with them this year.
The main guest on this installment of the show is none other than the current reigning WBC heavyweight champ, Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder to talk about his January 16th bout against Artur Szpilka. Wilder also discusses the recent upset in which Tyson Fury toppled long time champion, Wladimir Klitschko, and took his title belts. Deontay also speaks on potentially facing either Alexander Povetkin and Shannon Briggs later this year as he continues his run as heavyweight champ. Finally, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ reveals his dream fight for 2016 in the sport of boxing.
The fan mailbag segment returns once more. Fans have submitted questions and today I answer them. Topics covered in this episode include:
Rumored Sullivan Barrera vs Andre Ward fight
The future of Amir Khan
Potential Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch
and much more!
Click play on the audio player to listen to the latest edition of “On The Ropes”