By Jenna J – “On The Ropes” Boxing Radio returns this week with host Jenna J to talk about all the recent fights and news going on in the sport of boxing. In this episode I will cover the exciting HBO match between Daniel Geale and Darren Barker in which Barker had to survive a 6th round knock down on his road to winning a split decision and being crowned the new IBF middleweight champion. I will also cover the fight which shocked many boxing fans, Nathan Cleverly vs. Sergey Kovalev. The fight saw the highly touted Cleverly get dominated early and eventually get viciously stopped early in the 4th round. I will talk about the future of both men and what this means for the light heavyweightdivision. Later in the show I will preview some fights which are set to happen this upcoming Saturday. Just click on the audio player to listen to the show!
Joining the show this week are 3 fantastic guests. First Brandon Rios drops by to talk about starting off his training camp for his November bout with Manny Pacquiao. Brandon mentions his experiences in the worldwide press tour he and Manny Pacquiao just wrapped up and he voices his thoughts on all his critics who are counting him out of the fight. The second guest is none other than world super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G” Ward who has been out of the ring since his impressive win over Chad Dawson back in September of 2012. Ward talks about the issues that have kept him in the side lines this long and what his plans are for the future of his career. Our main guest for this week is legendary Hall Of Fame fighter, Iron Mike Tyson. Mike makes his debut appearance to the show to talk about becoming a promoter for the first time. Mike talks about “Iron Mike Productions” which will be holding its first show on Friday, August 23rd and will air live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Aside from this, Mike gives insight into the new chapter of his life as an entertainer and he also discusses today’s biggest boxing stars.
The mailbag segment is back once more for another round of questions that were submitted by the fans themselves! This weeks topics include:
The future of undefeated heavyweight Deontay Wilder
Steve Cunningham joining Tyson Fury in preparation for Fury’s fight with David Haye
Potential fight between Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana
Guillermo Rigondeaux’s future in pro boxing
Alex Ariza being fired as Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning coach
And much more!
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