Publish Date: 02/24/2019
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
We do a deep dive on this week’s show into the life and career of six-time
world champion Michael Carbajal, the International Boxing Hall of Famer who
began boxing in a tin chicken coop (in Phoenix’s 120-degree heat).
He evolved into a three-time national amateur champion, an Olympic silver
medalist, and one of the greatest fighters who ever lived, compiling a
record of 49-4, with 33 KOs, in a career that spanned from 1989-99. For a
time, he was regarded by many as the No. 1 fighter in the world
pound-for-pound. Don’t miss this story-filled interview with a true legend
of the sport.
Before our interview with Michael Carbajal, we dissect the latest boxing
news with expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and Danny
Serratelli (sitting in this week for John J. Raspanti), who discuss
Eubank-DeGale, Joyce-Stiverne, Canelo’s recent offer to face Kovalev at
175, the wrench that was thrown into the heavyweight machinery last week
when Tyson Fury and Frank Warren made an exclusive deal with ESPN, previews
of Mikey-Spence and Crawford-Khan, and — special bonus! — Ricky Hatton’s
weird decision to be photographed for the British tabloids receiving a
Valentine’s Day spanking, wearing only thong underwear and a ball gag.
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,” an Amazon bestseller.*
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