On the Ropes Boxing Radio ep. 61—Featuring Special Guests Andre Dirrell, Kevin McBride, & Michael Oliveira

Andre Dirrell by Jenna J, Photo by Sumio Yamada -- Click here to listen to the show -- As always, this week's 61st edition of On the Ropes will start at its regularly scheduled time, 6 pm Eastern Time. You can listen live by clicking “play” on the player or enter our chat on the blogtalk message board; you can also call into the show at (646)716-5404.

On the Ropes is back to bring you the latest and greatest in the world of boxing! Join me Jenna J, the Hostess, along with my Producer, the magnificent Geoffrey Ciani (aka-Rummy), and my talented Co-Host, Nick Powers

Topics for Discussion
• Shawn Porter’s unanimous decision victory against Russell Jordan
• Rumors that Miguel Cotto will face 154 pound champion Yuri Foreman at the New Yankees Stadium
• News that Emanuel Steward will train Foreman for this fight
• The official announcement that Tomasz Adamek will face Chris Arreola

• The announcement of a light heavyweight showdown between Chad Dawson and Jean Pascal

Exclusive Interviews!

Be sure to join us for three exclusive interviews in this edition. This week’s guest line-up includes:

Andre Dirrell:
• Scheduled to face Arthur Abraham in round 2 of the Super Six super middleweight tournament
• Current record stands at 18-1 with 13 ways coming by way of knockout
• Lost a controversial decision to Carl Froch in round 1 of the Super Six
• Won a National Amateur Championship as a middleweight in 2003
• Will be making his debut appearance “On the Ropes”

Kevin McBride:
• Former heavyweight contender who last fought in 2007
• Scored an impressive victory against former undisputed champion ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson
• Had a career record of 34-6-1 with 29 wins coming by way of knockout
• Competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics
• Will also be making his debut appearance “On the Ropes”

Michael Oliveria:
• Undefeated middleweight prospect from Brazil who now resides in Miami, FL
• Current record stands at 11-0 with 9 wins coming by way of knockout
• Defeated Eduardo Mercedes via 2nd round KO in his last fight in December
• Will also be making his second appearance “On the Ropes”

Upcoming Fight Discussions:
• Kendall Holt (25-3) vs. Kaizer Mabuza (22-6-3)
• Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (17-0-1) vs. Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1)(WBO Jr. Featherweight Championship)

Speak to Our Guests:

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 Andre Dirrell, Kevin McBride, and Michael Oliveria. If you intend to call in, please provide us with your area code either here in the comments or in the blogtalk chat room and give us the head’s up that you are calling.

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Article posted on 23.02.2010

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