On the Ropes Boxing Radio ep. 44—Guests Buddy McGirt & James McGirt Jr
-- Click here to listen to the show -- by Jenna J - As always, this week's edition of On the Ropes will start at its regularly scheduled time, 6pm Eastern Time. You can listen live by clicking the “play” on the player or click here to enter our chat in the blogtalk message board; you can also call into the show at (646)716-5404.
Article posted on 20.10.2009
On the Ropes is back after a exciting weekend of boxing! Join me Jenna J, the Hostess, along with my Co-Host Nick Powers and my dynamic Producer/ Weekly Guest, the amazing Geoffrey Ciani (aka-Rumsfeld). This week’s episode will kick off with a discussion about the two first round match-ups of the Super Six super middleweight tournament with the Jermain Taylor vs. Arthur Abraham fight that came to a end in explosive fashion in the final second of the 12 round, and also the Andre Dirrell vs. Carl Froch bout that had a very controversial conclusion when the scorecards for the fight were announced along with the winner..
We will also be discussing where each of the fighter goes from here and what future match ups you can expect to see if the next few stages of the Super Six tournament.
Next up, we will have an exclusive live interview with former champion Buddy McGirt and his son, current contender James McGirt Junior. This will be the first time in OTR history that a father-son duo has appeared simultaneously on the same broadcast. We will ask both pugilists about various moments from their respective careers and get their unique perspective on the father-son/trainer-boxer relationship that they share. We will also talk about what the future will bring for each man in the boxing landscape.
Following that, we have another special interview with celebrated amateur Donyil Livingston, who is currently looking to have his debut fight in the professional ranks. Livingston was a favorite to make the 2004 Olympic Team, but after suffering a controversial loss in the Western Trials, his decision to turn pro was put on hold. Now Livingston finally looks to make his mark in professional boxing. We will talk to the young prospect about his successful amateur career and discuss his future as a pro.
Finally, we will be discussing some upcoming fights and the latest news on boxing. Highlighting next week's fight list is a very intriguing match-up between Polish pugilists Andrew Golota and reigning cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek. This will be Adamek's first fight in the heavyweight division. He faces a tough challenge in former top contender Andrew Golota. Will Adamek be able to maintain his speed and power in his new weight class? Does he have what it takes to withstand the power of a true punching heavyweight like Golota? These are questions we shall address as we analyze this fight and give our predictions. We will also briefly discuss the interesting match up between Former Heavyweight champion Oliver McCall and contender Lance Whitaker.
Listeners are encouraged to call in and share their thoughts on the latest boxing news and to provide questions and comments for our special guests Buddy McGirt, James McGirt Junior, and Donyil Livingston. Also, if you have any questions for our guests and are unable to call in or access our message boards, please leave a comment here and we will try our best to get your questions out on the show.
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