“On the Ropes” Boxing Radio returns this week with the 242th edition of the show to talk about all the recent fight action going on in the sport. In this episode I will recap Saturday night’s Premier Boxing Champions card which featured a heavyweight shootout between unbeaten WBC champ, Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and tough Frenchman, Johann Duhaupas. I will breakdown the performance of both men and talk about the future of Wilder and who he may be meeting in the ring next. Additionally, I will look ahead and preview this Saturday’s HBO Boxing event which features the return of knockout artist, Lucas ‘The Machine’ Matthysse as he battles Ukrainian fighter, Viktor Postol. Just click on the audio player to listen to the show!
Joining the show this week is respected trainer and uncle of Tyson Fury, Peter Fury, to discuss the postponement of the Klitschko-Fury fight. Peter shares his views on the injury of Wladimir Klitschko and the effect that the fight delay may have on his nephew. Fury also speaks on Klitschkos tactics of luring in future competitors into his training camps and if Tyson’s past meeting with Klitschko in the gym will have any effect on their fight. Lastly, Peter Fury shares his thoughts on Manny Pacquiao possibly facing the UK’s Amir Khan next year.
The second guest on the show is one of the more recognizable trainers in boxing, Joel Diaz. Having had a good career as a professional boxer, Diaz has gained more recognition as a trainer, and is well known for his work with Timothy Bradley. Joel Diaz talks about the recent separation between him and Tim Bradley and why he feels Bradley chose to end their relationship, after having won five world titles together. Diaz also discusses Bradley’s next fight against Brandon Rios and voices his thoughts on the possibility of Tim returning to him for training in the future. In addition, Joel talks about his growing stable of fighters which include Diego Magdanelo and Diego De La Hoya.
The main guest for the 242th edition of “On The Ropes” is WBO welterweight champion, Timothy ‘Desert Storm’ Bradley. Tim makes his return to the show to talk about his upcoming bout with Brandon Rios, as well as his recent change of trainers. Bradley talks about parting ways with his long time trainer, Joel Diaz, and making the transition to working with Teddy Atlas. Tim shares his initial experiences of working with Atlas and what improvements he thinks he will make with his new trainer. ‘Desert Storm’ also analyzes Floyd Mayweather’s recent win over Andre Berto and talks about a possible rubber match between him and Manny Pacquiao.
The mailbag segment returns this week. Fans have been submitting questions and today they get answered. Topics covered in this episode include:
How fans will remember the legacy of Floyd Mayweather
Anthony Joshua vs. Dillian Whyte
The return of Antonio Margarito
The marketability of a Khan-Pacquiao match
and much more!
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