“On the Ropes” Boxing Radio returns this week with the year end edition of the show. On this episode I will be recapping the brightest moments of 2014, including the rise of the light heavyweight division as one of the more entertaining weight classes in the sport. I will also be talking about Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the list of potential opponents for the pound for pound star as he nears the end of his career. This weeks show also features the 6th annual On The Ropes boxing awards, in which the top fighters and performances will receive acknowledgement. Click play on the audio player to listen to the latest edition of “On The Ropes”
The first guest on this week’s show is trainer, Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill. The nephew of the great Emanuel Steward, ‘Sugar’ Hill now carries the legacy left by Steward and continues training fighters at the Kronk gym. Javan speaks about training current light heavyweight champion, Adonis Stevenson and if he expects a Stevenson-Kovalev fight to happen any time soon. Hill also spoke about boxing’s biggest stars, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather and a potential fight between the two. Lastly Hill talked about his stable of fighters and what he is looking forward to in 2015.
Making his third appearance to “On The Ropes” is renowned trainer, Virgil Hunter. Hunter gained recognition for his work with undefeated super middleweight champ, Andre Ward, and in the past years has begun to take other high level fighters into his stable, including Amir Khan, Andre Berto and Alfredo Angulo. Virgil speaks about Amir Khan’s recent victory over Devon Alexander and a possible Khan-Mayweather showdown. Additionally, Virgil Hunter talked about Andre Ward’s absence from the ring and when he expects Ward to step back in the ring.
The main guest on this week’s program is former heavyweight champion, Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs. Shannon spoke about his return to boxing following a four year hiatus from the sport. Briggs shared his thoughts on Wladimir Klitschko’s knockout victory over Kubrat Pulev and expressed his desire to fight the heavyweight champ in 2015. Lastly, ‘The Cannon’ gives his thoughts on the boxing landscape and the state of the sport.
With the year coming to a conclusion, I will be giving out award for the top performers in the following categories:
• Prospect of the year
• Comeback fighter of the year
• Upset of the year
• Trainer of the year
• Round of the year
• Fight of the year
• Knockout of the year
• Fighter of the year
Tune in to the show to see who the winners are!