On the Ropes Boxing Radio - ep. #30 with special guests Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Nate Campbell
-- Click here to listen to the show -- by Geoffrey Ciani - As always, this week's episode of On the Ropes will start at 6pm ET. You can listen live by clicking the “play” on the player or click the link to chat in the blogtalk message board, you also call into the show at (646) 716-5404. "On the Ropes” is back in action with our radiant host, the lovely Miss Jenna J, along with her co-hosts, Mark Messer and Nick Powers, and her special weekly guest, none other than yours truly (aka-Rumsfeld). Tune in as we discuss the latest news in boxing, which unfortunately this week, is highlighted by the tragic death of one of boxing's modern icons, Arturo Gatti.
Article posted on 14.07.2009
The untimely death of Gatti has caused widespread sorrow and grief throughout the boxing community, and the OTR team is equally saddened by his apparent murder. We will talk about the mysterious details surrounding his death and pay tribute to one of the bravest and most exciting pugilists the sport has ever scene..
We will also discuss the results from this weekend's fights, starting off with Joseph Agbeko's shocking upset victory over the elite Vic Darchinyan. Other fights that will be covered include Tomasz Adamek's victory over Bobby Gunn, USS Cunningham's lopsided decision victory against Wayne Braithwaite, Matt Godfrey's dominant victory over the previously undefeated Shawn Hawk, and the very peculiar match-up that took place between former OTR guest Shaun Geogre and his conqueror, Chris Henry. Additionally, we will delve into the intriguing tournament that will take place amongst the very best the super middleweight division has to offer, including Mikel Kessler, Andre Ward, Carl Froch, Andre Dirrell, Jermain Taylor, and Arthur Abraham, who is officially making the jump from the 160 pound weight class.
Highlighting this week's episode will be two special guests: First ,we have legendary trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr. joining us to discuss the latest boxing scene. We will also have returning guest Nate Campbell on the show to get his thoughts on his upcoming fight against junior welterweight champion, Timothy Bradley. Campbell is making his 140 pound debut on August 4.
Finally, the OTR team will share our thoughts, analysis, and predictions for some upcoming fights this week. Leading the way, the upcoming high profile contest between Andriy Kotelink and Amir Khan. Kotelink is the reigning 140 pound WBA champion and is the type of fighter who should give us some indication of exactly where Khan stands in the sport. Since beating Marco Antonio Barrera, some fans have grown more forgiving for his embarrassing loss against Breidis Prescott while others observers remain unconvinced and still believe he is still a fighter who possesses major flaws. Speaking of Prescott, we will also briefly touch on his upcoming fight Miguel Vazquez, which is being televised this week on Friday Night Fights.
Listeners are encouraged to call in and share their thoughts on the latest news in boxing and to provide questions and comments for our special guests, Mayweather and Campbell.
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