N.E. Ringside Boxing Radio Show celebrates 1st anniversary

BOSTON (January 5, 2005) – New England Ringside Boxing Radio Show celebrates its first anniversary tomorrow might (Jan. 6) with the broadcast of its 55th show on WWZN 1510 The Zone in Boston. The two-hour show airs every Thursday night between 6-8 pm (ET) on 1510 AM and may also be heard live on the Internet by going to

Tomorrow night’s scheduled guests include ESPN2 Friday Night Fights blow-by-blow announcer Joe Tessitore, unbeaten Irish middleweight prospect John Duddy (7-0, 7 KOs), and a representative of “The Contender” reality television show.

Ted Bodenrader, Anthony Pepe, Rick Brutti and Joe Bills are the radio shows regular hosts. New England Ringside also publishes a monthly magazine, hosts a popular web site, and owns Fightography (sells classic boxing pictures).

“We’re proud to be recognized as the No. 1 boxing radio show in New England and one of the best in the country,” New England Ringside president Rick Brutti said. “Our goal has been to help bring boxing back to its former prominence, building it to the same level as mainstream sports, through New England Ringside’s radio show, as well as our magazine and web site.”

Radio show guests on New England Ringside during its first year reads like a virtual Who’s Who of Boxing on the national and regional levels, including the following: world champion boxers Bernard Hopkins, Arturo Gatti, Kosta Tszyu, James Toney, Antonio Tarver, Diego Corrales, Laila Ali, Chris Byrd, Paulie Ayala, Jose Antonio Rivera and John Ruiz; retired and active New England fighters Micky Ward, Dana Rosenblatt, John Scully, Richie LaMontagne, Jeff Fraza, Jason Estrada, Scott Pemberton, Jaime Clampitt, Matt Godfrey, Ray Oliveira, Peter McNeely; promoters Don King, Lou DiBella, Bob Arum, Gary Shaw, Jimmy Burchfield, Richie Cappiello, Sal LoNano; media personalities Ron Borges, George Kimball, Jay Larkin, Jim Lampley, Steve Albert, Michael Buffer, Nigel Collins, Colonel Bob Sheridan, Teddy Atlas, Thomas Hauser, Larry Merchant; trainers Buddy McGirt, Tommy Brooks and Norman Stone; boxing icons Sugar Ray Leonard and Lou Duva.

For more information about New England Ringside call 603.525.3867 or go on line to

Article posted on 05.01.2005

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