“On the Ropes” Boxing Radio returns this week with it’s 232th edition to talk about all the recent fight action going on in the sport. On this show I will be recapping last weekends’ Premier Boxing Champions card which featured a light heavyweight title match between WBC/RING champion, Adonis Stevenson and Sakio ‘The Scorpion’ Bika. Additionally, I will be discussing the undercard bout in which the hard hitting Artur Beterbiev squared off with veteran contender, Gabriel Campillo.
Lastly, I will be previewing next Saturday’s PBC event, which features two title bouts, as Danny Garcia defends his light welterweight title against Lamont Peterson and Peter Quillin squares off with middleweight champ, Andy Lee.
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Making his debut appearance to ‘On The Ropes’ is undefeated light heavyweight, Sullivan Barrera. The decorated Cuban Olympian is climbing through the ranks of the light heavyweight division and has his sights set on capturing a world title belt. Sullivan talks about his last win over the former IBF champ, Jeff Lacy and what he hopes to accomplish after this bout. Barrera also gives his thoughts on training under Abel Sanchez and working alongside middleweight champ, Gennady Golovkin. Lastly, Sullivan Barrera speaks about the top fighters in the light heavyweight division and gives his thoughts on the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao match.
The second guest on this episode is renowned trainer, Ronnie Shields. Shields talks about Jermell Charlo’s recent win over Vanes Martirosyan and how he rates his performance in the ring. Ronnie Shields also gives his analysis of Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming bout with Manny Pacquiao and gives his thoughts on who he thinks will emerge victorious on May 2nd. Ronnie also gives an update on his current stable of fighters.
The main guest on this edition of “On The Ropes” is WBA welterweight champ, Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman. Keith is one of the most dangerous fighters in the welterweight division and is aiming to become the top fighter in the weight class. Keith talks about his impressive win over Robert Guerrero in the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions event. Thurman also speaks about potential future opponents for him and gives his views on the upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.
The fan mailbag segment returns once more. Fans have submitted questions and today I answer them. Topics covered in this episode include:
Anthony Joshua’s win over Jason Gavern
Floyd Mayweather working with Alex Ariza
The second BKB event
Andre Ward’s return to the ring
The future of featherweight Gary Russell Jr.
And much more!
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