Category Archives: “On The Ropes” Interviews

Vanes Martirosyan: “If Al Haymon wants to accept me back, I would go to him immediately”

13 Submitted by on Tue, 19 February 2019, 09:40
Junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan has been speaking out of late when it comes to the subject of his treatment from promoter Don King. Vanes first spoke out on twitter and has kicked off an interesting discussion about the business side of boxing and what goes on behind the scenes. Besides being a fan favorite, Vanes was usually the odds on Continue Reading...
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Al Bernstein: “Pacquiao is hoping for a dominant win over Broner, and that would market the Mayweather fight”

4 Submitted by on Sat, 12 January 2019, 01:56
Showtime’s Al Bernstein has been in the business of boxing for over 40 years and is one of the most accomplished and recognized commentators in the history of the sport. He was elected in the international boxing hall of fame in 2012 and Bernstein is now entering his 16th year with Showtime’s championship boxing telecast. In part 2 of my Continue Reading...
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Steve Farhood: “Manny Pacquiao will be fighting at forty years old for the first time and at some point he’s going to slow down”

12 Submitted by on Thu, 03 January 2019, 01:23
The 2019 boxing year is about to start in a big way, as one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport is set to make his return to the ring on January 19th. Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao is an 8 division world champion and has accomplished almost every accomplishment in the sport, but is still fighting at age Continue Reading...
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Manny Pacquiao: “My Goal is to knock out Adrien Broner!”

1 Submitted by on Wed, 02 January 2019, 23:11
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (January 2, 2019) – Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), boxer laureate and the sweet science’s only eight-division world champion, has a goal. That goal is to knock out his next opponent, Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs), when they collide on Saturday, January 19, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue Reading...
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Al Bernstein: “Tyson Fury came back and honestly he looked better than he did before”

10 Submitted by on Fri, 21 December 2018, 02:10
Showtime boxing announcer, Al Bernstein, is one of the most recognizable commentators in the sport, having called some of the biggest fights in the history of boxing. Bernstein had worked for ESPN for 23 years before moving to Showtime championship boxing in 2003. In part 1 of my “On The Ropes” boxing radio interview with Al Bernstein, I discuss with Continue Reading...
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Ed Levine: “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2 is a question of who has more left. I believe that Mayweather will be the favorite”

3 Submitted by on Sat, 27 October 2018, 15:23
IBO president Ed Levine is approaching his 20th year with the organization, having had many of the top stars in boxing representing the belt. The IBO reputation has been unmatched when it comes to its ranking system and handling of its champions. Stars such as Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Gennady Golvokin and Manny Pacquiao have held the belt during Ed’s Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “A Floyd Mayweather rematch could be even worse for Manny Pacquiao than the first time”

6 Submitted by on Tue, 09 October 2018, 00:05
Last month on the day before the big rematch between former IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez was set to take place, a fighter that is no stranger to stealing headlines found his way into the news as Floyd Mayweather Jr teased a possible rematch fight with rival Manny Pacquaio. While many saw this as a PR move, Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “I think that Golovkin and Canelo are both geared for each other as were Marquez and Pacquiao”

8 Submitted by on Tue, 25 September 2018, 02:07
The Golovkin/Canelo rematch was recently replayed on HBO, giving more fans a chance to see the exciting match that was very tightly contested in the ring and extremely close in the final scorecards, a thrill that not even a casino experience can replicate. In the end, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez walked away with a razor-thin decision and the middleweight championship of Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “I think Canelo’s vindicated. They put on the kind of fight that clean good fighters put on, giving us the thrills in every round!

16 Submitted by on Wed, 19 September 2018, 02:09
The Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez rematch happened one year after the first, but it turned out to be well worth the wait, as the combatants put on one of the best fights of the year. Going into the match, there was a lot of talk on both sides about the controversy of the first bout and the positive drug Continue Reading...
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Demetrius Andrade: ” I just want to put on the best fights as one of the greats and I want to do great things just like Ali”

2 Submitted by on Mon, 16 July 2018, 22:46
Former 2-time junior middleweight champion, Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade is looking to return this fall and he is looking for a big fight at middleweight. Andrade is undefeated, carrying a record of 25-0 (16KOs) and he is regarded as one of the most avoided fighters in the sport. Demetrius is now 30 years old and is currently a promotional free Continue Reading...
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Danny O’Connor: “I know what it is to be knocked out. I have come back from it and it makes me a better me!

3 Submitted by on Sat, 28 April 2018, 03:06
Light welterweight contender Danny O’Connor is riding high on a 4 fight winning streak and is moving in position for a world title shot. The resurgence in his career comes after 2015 rematch loss to Gabrial Bracero, a fight that saw O’Connor knocked out in just one round. The rise up the ranks and his most recent wins have shown Continue Reading...
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Al Bernstein: “If it’s a year long suspension for Canelo then I’m going to say the Golovkin rematch may not happen”

5 Submitted by on Tue, 17 April 2018, 10:38
Hall of Fame boxing commentator Al Bernstein has been calling the fights and providing his analyst view on boxing for over 30 years. He has been ringside for some of the biggest events in the history of the sport and has seen the rise and fall of many of boxing’s top athletes. Bernstein is now entering his 15th year with Continue Reading...
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Ronnie Shields: “You can see Canelo is on drugs, you can see he’s dirty, everybody in the world can see it!”

27 Submitted by on Sun, 15 April 2018, 11:54
Trainer Ronnie Shields knows the boxing scene as well as anyone in the sport, having been both a contender as a fighter and one of the top trainers in the game. Shields currently trains middleweight contender Jermall Charlo, who is the mandatory challenger for Gennady Golvokin. Shields hopes his fighter will get a shot at the middleweight champion before the Continue Reading...
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Shawn Porter: “I think if Manny Pacquiao dominates Matthysse it shows that Manny has something left to offer this sport”

4 Submitted by on Tue, 10 April 2018, 09:15
Former IBF welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter is waiting for his shot at another title, as he has won 2 elimination bouts to get to his current position and he believes it’s time for his to get his chance at the belt. With Keith Thurman being out due to injury, Porter is now in a position to face Danny Garcia Continue Reading...
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Ronnie Shields: “Erislandy Lara wants to unify the division, so Jarrett Hurd is first and then he wants to fight Jermell Charlo!”

4 Submitted by on Thu, 05 April 2018, 02:13
Ronnie Shields is one of the most respected cornermen in the game and has worked with Hall of Fame fighters like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Pernell Whitaker. Shields currently works with former 154lb champion Jermall Charlo and reigning IBO/WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara. Both fighters are set to return to the ring this month is separate Showtime boxing Continue Reading...
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Abel Sanchez: “After talking all that smack, Canelo was a runner. Golovkin turned him into a Mayweather”

15 Submitted by on Mon, 19 February 2018, 17:47
Trainer Abel Sanchez finally got the match he wanted when Gennady “GGG” Golovkin faced off against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in September of 2017. Many fight fans were expecting a fight of the year type of match, but were given a tactical affair that saw Canelo move for a majority of the fight. The fight went the distance and was controversially Continue Reading...
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Evander Holyfield: “Mike Tyson lost his cool and bit me twice. Unfortunately the fight didn’t end with him getting knocked out!”

3 Submitted by on Fri, 02 February 2018, 00:13
Hall of Fame boxing legend and 4-time world champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield is most known for his warrior-like determination and tremendous heart showed in wars with Dwight Muhammad Qawi and Riddick Bowe. But beyond those bouts, Holyfield was also involved in one of the most controversial bouts in the history of the sport, one not remembered for the Continue Reading...
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Evander Holyfield: “When Tyson fought me, we fought each and every round pretty hard. I won of course on a condition standpoint.”

4 Submitted by on Fri, 26 January 2018, 22:55
Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield is one of the legends of boxing, having been in some of the greatest fights and biggest match ups in the sports history. In a career that spanned over 25 years, Holyfield won the heavyweight title four times and had wins over greats such as George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe. Holyfield Continue Reading...
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Claressa Shields: “The difference with Lomachenko’s path, he has one loss on his record and I don’t. I’m going to stay undefeated”

4 Submitted by on Sat, 06 January 2018, 22:35
The first significant fight card of 2018 features two time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields, defending her WBC & IBF super middleweight title belts against undefeated contender, Tori Nelson. The event takes place at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York and will also feature woman’s middleweight champion Christina Hammer and contender Franchon Crews Dezurn. With women’s combat sports Continue Reading...
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Claressa Shields: “I’m the top girl. I’m not going to duck anybody or put anybody on a waiting list!”

5 Submitted by on Wed, 03 January 2018, 01:18
Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields had a stellar 2017 in which she improved her record to 4-0 (2KO’s) and closed out the year by becoming the WBC & IBF Super middleweight women’s champion. Shields, 22, has become the face of woman’s boxing and hopes to continue her success when she headlines Showtime’s first boxing card of 2018 against undefeated Continue Reading...
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Al Bernstein: “I think Deontay Wilder’s best chance against Anthony Joshua is to get him out in the first three or four rounds”

12 Submitted by on Tue, 26 December 2017, 23:46
Showtime boxing analyst, Al Bernstein, has been ringside for the biggest events in boxing history, including the super fight Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and this past year’s Mayweather vs. McGregor event. Outside of Mayweather events, Showtime has a chance to make another mega event, this one in the heavyweight division if both Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua face each other next Continue Reading...
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Caleb Truax: “I thought I had James DeGale stopped in the fifth round. I give him credit because I hit him with some huge shots!”

2 Submitted by on Fri, 22 December 2017, 09:41
Caleb Truax is the new IBF super middleweight champion of the world after a surprising upset win over James DeGale. Truax went into the fight facing long odds, some as wide as 100-1, but at the end of twelve rounds, the judges saw the fight in his favor. With the win, Truax is now in a position to land some Continue Reading...
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Al Bernstein: “If Mikey Garcia doesn’t score a knockout against Lomachenko and counterpunches him, he may not land enough to win the fight”

14 Submitted by on Fri, 15 December 2017, 13:32
Hall of fame boxing commentator Al Bernstein is widely regarded as one of the best and most knowledgeable people in the sport. Bernstein has served as an analyst with Showtime since 2003 and has been ringside for some of the biggest events in the history of the sport. In part 1 of my “On The Ropes” boxing radio interview with Continue Reading...
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Demetrius Andrade: “If a fight with Golovkin can happen, why not have my second fight against one of the best of the weight class”

3 Submitted by on Thu, 07 December 2017, 23:17
Demetrius Andrade is a former WBO light middleweight champion who is currently undefeated. Recently Andrade returned to the ring and made a successful move to the middleweight division. Demetrius is one of many fighters looking to follow in the footsteps of the mega stars like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, creating huge events that capture the world’s attention. In part Continue Reading...
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Ed Levine: “I think if Canelo is more aggressive, he plays into Gennady Golovkin’s hands and finds himself in trouble”

2 Submitted by on Mon, 20 November 2017, 22:38
The International Boxing Organization’s President, Ed Levine, has one of boxing’s most exciting champions in Gennady Golovkin as the reigning champion of IBO middleweight title belt. Golovkin, along with Anthony Joshua, Erislandy Lara and Chris Eubank Jr. are among some of the dominant fighters to hold the IBO belt. With its impressive list of fighters, the IBO looks to keep Continue Reading...
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