Publish Date: 08/18/2019
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
One of the sport’s premier referees grew up in New York’s “Hell’s Kitchen” neighborhood, learned from Joe Cortez, Rudy Battle, Tony Perez, Tony Orlando, and Frank Capuchino, and officiated some of the biggest fights of modern times: Pernell Whitaker-Felix Trinidad, Naseem Hamed-Kevin Kelly, Arturo Gatti-Ivan Robinson II, Bernard Hopkins-Antonio Tarver, Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley, and last year’s Canelo-Golovkin rematch.
Benjy Esteves has a million stories, and shares a lot of them during this in-depth, 45-minute interview on this week’s show.
Before our conversation with this New Jersey Boxing Hall of Famer, we get our weekly update on the UK’s scintillating boxing scene from British correspondent Paul McLaughlin.
And expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti give their inimitable insight on Kovalev-Yarde (with Canelo awaiting the winner), Golovkin-Derevyanchenko, Saunders’ decision to dump Frank Warren for Eddie Hearn, how much leverage Andy Ruiz Jr. truly holds over Hearn and Anthony Joshua, the future of Vergil Ortiz in the welterweight division, and the legendary career of the late, great Jose Napoles.
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