A sad week in boxing included the passing of 90-year-old Don Chargin, the California promoter-matchmaker who played a part in the careers of Carlos Palomino, Jerry Quarry, “Schoolboy” Bobby Chacon, Danny “Little Red” Lopez, Art Aragon, Lupe Pintor, Mando Ramos, and countless other West Coast legends during the six decades he spent in the sport.
We eulogize this iconic Hall of Famer, and share an in-depth interview we did with Chargin on The Ringside Boxing Show in 2011.
We also do an autopsy of HBO Boxing, which announced on Thursday that it was ending its 45-year run as America’s voice of boxing, and we discuss the most recent dismal news about Billy Joe Saunders, who tested dirty for a banned substance, which he attributes to a chemical found in a nasal spray. Plus, we tell you what to expect from November’s intriguing collision between Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk.
And, as always, we get plenty of insight on the UK boxing scene from British correspondent Paul McLaughlin, who breaks down Callum Smith’s KO victory over George Groves in the WBSS super middleweight finale, and explains why he saw it coming.
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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