— 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 enter the chat room in the blogtalk message board; you can also call into the show at (646)716-5404.
On the Ropes is back in action, so join me Jenna J, the Hostess, along with my Co-Host Nick Powers and my delightful Weekly Guest/Producer, the ever insightful Geoffrey Ciani (aka-Rumsfeld). This week’s episode will kick off with an in-depth discussion of Saturday’s heavyweight title fight between Vitali Klitschko and challenger Chris Arreola. We will analyze the performance of both fighters and talk about where they go from here. We will also discuss the emotional post-fight interview with Chris Arreola and discuss whether or not we believe he has what it takes to become champion some day..
Next up, we will have a live interview two time heavyweight champion of the world, John “The Quiet Man” Ruiz. Ruiz is currently the WBA #1 mandatory challenger who is slated to appear on the undercard of the upcoming heavyweight title fight between Nicolay Valuev and David Haye. We will get Ruiz’s thoughts on his upcoming fight, talk about his prospects of getting another title shot, discuss various moments of his career, and get his opinions on the current boxing landscape, particularly that of the heavyweight division. Additionally, we will be discussing some of John’s endeavors outside the ring.
After that, we will interview our second guest, undefeated light heavyweight prospect Mark “TNT” Tucker. On Friday night, Tucker won a ten round unanimous decision against Jim Strohl. We will get Tucker’s evaluation of his performance and speculate about where he goes from here. We will also be touching on various moments from the young pugilist’s career and get his opinions on the current state of the 175 pound division.
Finally, we will be discussing some upcoming fights and the latest news on boxing. Highlighting the headlines this week was breaking news that Roy Jones Junior and Bernard Hopkins have finally agreed to terms for a long awaited and well overdue rematch. Terms of the rematch are subject to Jones winning his upcoming bout with Danny Green. We will discuss this match-up and talk about how we think this fight will unfold, and we will compare and contrast with the fight they had sixteen years ago. Additionally, we will share our thoughts on the fact that Mayweather-Marquez did over one million pay per view buys. We will also touch on a couple of upcoming fights. First up, we have the potentially exciting heavyweight between New Zealand pugilists David Tua and Shane Cameron. We will also discuss our thoughts on the super middleweight encounter between Allan Green and Travis Simms which will be shown on ShoBox.
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 John Ruiz and Mark Tucker. 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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