There are easier pathways into boxing’s Hall of Fame than leapfrogging two weight divisions to take on an undefeated, pound-for-pound champion, which is exactly what Mikey Garcia will do on March 16 when he steps into the ring against Errol Spence Jr.
This week’s featured guest, two-time trainer of the year Robert Garcia, pulls no punches when discussing his little brothers quixotic quest — Team Garcia didn’t want this fight, and tried to talk Mikey out of it — but he’s also dead-serious when he tells us he can see Mikey pulling one of the biggest upsets in recent boxing history.
Garcia joins us for a candid, sometimes brutally honest conversation about his brother’s old-school attitude toward the sport they both love, and explains how Mikey intends to shock the world.
Expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti also give us a thorough dissection of the week in boxing, including Lomachenko’s typically dazzling victory over Jose Pedraza in their lightweight unification bout (and where he goes from here), Emmanuel Navarette’s stunning upset of uber-hyped defending champ Isaac Dogboe, Teofimo Lopez’s one-punch, 44-second destruction of Mason Menard, HBO’s emotional exit as the world’s best boxing network, the financial peril faced by the World Boxing Super Series, and (believe it or not) a lot more.
and our British correspondent, Paul McLaughlin, brings us an insiders view of Saturday’s fights in Sheffield, England, including Kell Brook’s lackluster conquest of an opponent he should have dominated more thoroughly.
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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