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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with award-winning boxing writer and musician Charles Farrell. He covered this past Saturday's dramatic fight between the undefeated WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (30-0, 25 KOs) and the former unified welterweight champion, Zab Judah (34-5, 25 KOs), at New York's Madison Square Garden.
In a lengthy interview, we discuss why this fight was so important and what boxing can learn from it. We also critique films like "Rocky" and TV shows like "The Contender", as well as much of the boxing media. We touch on what Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's knockout of Chuck Liddell at UFC 71 says about the overall skills of many top MMA fighters. And we talk about boxing and music, as well as Charles's playing with jazz legend Ornette Coleman.
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