What’s this? Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr. exchange blows while exiting Principality Stadium in Wales after the Joshua-Parker fight? (Read about it at www.ringsideboxingshow.com) Their sons, Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn, jump into the fray. All three Furys (Tyson, Hughie, and Peter), Ricky Hatton, and Joe Calzaghe join the rumble. All nine UK boxing icons spend Easter in jail. Could you make this stuff up?
Too bad boxing fans didn’t get that kind of excitement from Sunday’s sanctioned showdown between Joshua and Parker.
Expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti discuss all of the above, plus the apparently tainted legacy of Canelo Alvarez, on this week’s Ringside Boxing Show.
And then, in our main event, we meet Miguel Cruz.
At 17-0, with 11 knockouts, Cruz is moving into a phase of his professional career when the stakes are sky-high. That experience that will rise to a new level for him on April 28 when he fights “The Riverside Rocky,” Josesito Lopez, in the main event of a PBC Fox Sports 1 show at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso.
It’s a must-win situation for Cruz, who fully intends to join that top echelon of the welterweight division, a murderer’s row that already includes Errol Spence, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Terence Crawford.
Cruz spoke to us in-depth about his life and career, which has been split between the U.S. (born in Cincinnati, raised in Florida) and Puerto Rico (he was a multi-time member of Puerto Rico’s National Team).
This is a fascinating interview in an intelligent, thoughtful, and exciting fighter who is on the cusp of stardom.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of 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 bestseller list.