“On The Ropes” Boxing Radio returns this week with host Jenna J to discuss all the latest fight action and fight news in the sport. In this episode I will recap last Friday’s NBC card which featured two of the most exciting fights of 2014. I will be talking about Curtis Stevens’ controversial win over Tureano Johnson as well as the heavyweight fight between Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham and Amir ‘Hardcore’ Mansour, as well as the futures of the respective winners.
Also on the show I will be previewing the upcoming HBO PPV event which features a highly anticipated rematch between Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao and ‘The Desert Storm’ Timothy Bradley. In what will be the biggest fight of the year so far, Manny Pacquiao will look to get revenge for his controversial 2012 loss to Bradley. I will discuss all the build up to this point and give my official prediction on the bout. Just click on the audio player to listen to the show!
The first guest on this weeks show is former cruiserweight champion and current heavyweight contender, Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham. Cunningham is coming off an action packed win over Amir Mansour in which he had to survive two knockdowns to win the bout. Steve gives his post fight thoughts now being a few days removed from the bout and talks about what it took for him to survive the fifth round of the fight. Additionally, Steve Cunningham talks about what this win does for his future in the heavyweight division.
The main guest is Hall of Fame boxer, Tommy ‘The Hitman’ Hearns. Tommy makes his debut appearance to the show and talks about all the memorable moments in his career, from winning the Golden Gloves championship, to winning his first title as a professional. ‘The Hitman’ also discusses all the most memorable fights of his career, including his two matches with Sugar Ray Leonard, his KO win over Roberto Duran, and his slugfest with Marvin Hagler.Tommy Hearns also gives his thoughts on today’s biggest stars, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao
The final guest of this weeks show is none other than Floyd Joy Mayweather Sr, who makes his record 28th appearance to “On The Ropes” boxing radio. Floyd talks about his son’s preparations for the bout with Marcos Maidana, on May 3rd, and what kind of threat he believes Maidana poses. Mayweather also shares his thoughts on the Pacquiao-Bradley rematch and if he feels that either man could defeat Mayweather Jr.
The mailbag segment returns this week. Fans have been submitting questions and today they get answered. Topics covered in this episode include:
If Timothy Bradley has got under Pacquiao’s skin
Potential Brandon Rios vs. Antonio Demarco bout
Future opponents for Sergey Kovalev
Saul Alvarez possibly fighting Erislandy Lara
Sergio Martinez’s chances against Miguel Cotto
And much more!
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