Ruiz, Toney & Stone on NER radio Thursday night

BOSTON (April 12, 2005) – Some down and dirty trash talking will be going over the airwaves Thursday night (6-8 PM ET) on the New England Ringside Radio Show because this week’s guests are April 30th combatants, WBA heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz and challenger James “Lights Out” Toney, along with Ruiz’ always fiery manager Norman “Stoney” Stone, live on WWZN 1510 The Zone..

The two-hour New England Ringside Boxing Radio Show – hosted by Ted Bodenrader, Anthony Pepe, Rick Brutti and Joe Bills -- airs every Thursday night between 6-8 pm (ET) on Boston’s Boxing Station, The Zone (1510 AM), and also may be heard live on the Internet by going to

Ruiz-Toney will be fought at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ruiz (45-5-1, 28 KOs), the first and only Hispanic heavyweight champion, feels an impressive victory against Toney finally will give him the respect he deserves in addition to increasing his popularity and forcing a showdown against one of the other heavyweight champions later this year

Toney (68-4-2, 43), one of boxing’s most outspoken and controversial figures, is a three-time world champion in three different divisions -- middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight. “Lights Out” has only had two fights as a heavyweight, but he’s 10-1-1 in world title fights.

“Stoney” and Toney already had to be restrained at the recent New York City press conference announcing the fight. Their volatile personalities promise fireworks as well as a test for the station’s seven-second delay button.

New England Ringside also hosts a popular web site, publishes a monthly magazine, and owns Fightography (sells classic boxing pictures). For more information about New England Ringside call 617.835.9137 or go on line to

Article posted on 12.04.2005

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