Old-timers love to declare that fighters of today would be unable to hang with that generation of boxers that included “The Four Kings,” and prime-time Muhammad Ali, and the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson, Archie Moore, Joe Louis and Willie Pep. Is it true?
Modern-day stars like Terence Crawford, Keith Thurman, Vasyl Lomachenko, Gennady Golovkin and Andre Ward continue to make the case for their own era — a topic we address on the most-recent edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
We also weigh the effect of the eight-ounce gloves in the upcoming Mayweather-McGregor exhibition, and make predictions about the outcome of Saturday’s MMA vs. Boxing circus in Las Vegas.
And we hear from British correspondent Paul McLaughlin about the latest happenings in the United Kingdom.
All of that precedes an outstanding, in-depth interview with one of America’s finest boxing writers and authors, Adam Berlin, who joined us from New York City to discuss his life, career, and his latest literary contribution, “The Standing Eight.”
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” currently on Amazon’s Bestsellers list.