Publish Date: 02/11/2018
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
By the time he won the IBF lightweight championship in 1993, Freddie Pendleton already had 17 losses — the kiss of death for potential opponents who had a future to protect. No manager or promoter in boxing wanted to match his world-ranked hotshot with Pendleton, whose superb skills and lethal power belied his pockmarked record. What was the upside?
In an in-depth, wide-reaching interview, the 21-year ring veteran explains why he was routinely ducked by the biggest names in the sport — Julio Cesar Chavez and Shane Mosley among them — but somehow wound up fighting 78 times and nine world title bouts in three weight divisions against the likes of Pernell Whitaker, Ricky Hatton and Felix Trinidad.
Pendleton — always his own man — is currently compiling his memoirs for a pull-no-punches autobiography guaranteed to be jam-packed with fabulous stories like those he told on this week’s Ringside Boxing Show. You’re gonna love this interview.
We also get our weekly fix from expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti on multiple topics, including …
And we also hear from our British correspondent, Paul McLaughlin, who delivers another outstanding report from the United Kingdom’s lively boxing scene.
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.
Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.
Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.