“On The Ropes” Boxing Radio is back this week with host Jenna J to cover all the recent fights and news going on in boxing. In this episode I review the fights which took place this past weekend on HBO, the main fight being Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Mike Alvarado. This was a fight for Alvarado’s WBO light welterweight belt, but aside from the title at stake, this was a bout that drew the attention of many fans due to the exciting style of both men. The fight was competitive until the 8th round when Ruslan knocked Alvarado down twice, and ultimately the fight ended in the 10th round after Alvarado‘s corner chose to stop the match. I will talk about the significance this fight had for both fighters and what the future could hold for them.
Aside from this, I will also talk about the controversial story that took place mid week in Australia. The scheduled fight between Shane Mosley and Anthony Mundine was less than 48 hours from happening when Shane Mosley pulled out due to contractual issues leaving many fans upset. I will give my views on the situation and what the next step is for Shane Mosley.
Lastly I will preview the upcoming fight between Bernard Hopkins and Karo Murat. Hopkins at 48 years of age looks to add another win to his record against this mandatory challenger. I will also discuss the other major fight on the card, with Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado squaring off for the WBO Middleweight title. Just click on the audio player to listen to the show!
Kicking off this weeks show is Ruslan Provodnikov. Coming off the biggest win of his career, Ruslan gives his thought on becoming champion and what he thought of the fight with Mike Alvarado. The second guest is former IBO champ and current HBO analyst, Roy Jones Jr. Roy makes his 5th appearance to the show and talks about his recently scheduled bout with Bobby Gunn and also gives his views on the biggest stars in the sport. The main guest for this weeks program is welterweight champion, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley. Bradley talks about his recent victory over Juan Manuel Marquez and what it means to be considered now amongst the top pound for pound fighters. Timothy also speaks on his future plans and calls out for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao!
The mailbag segment is back this week. Fans have been submitting their questions and today they get answered. Topics covered in this episode include:
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. enlisting Robert Garcia
Timothy Bradley’s legacy so far
Guillermo Jones vs. Lebedev rematch being ordered
ESPN’s 30 for 30 ‘No Mas’ documentary
Brandon Rios lashing out at Max Kellerman