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Friday, August 06, 2010

No Holds Barred: Devon Alexander, Andriy Kotelnik, Don King 

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman previews the August 7 fight between the unbeaten WBC/IBF 140-pound champion Devon Alexander (20-0, 13 KOs) and former world titleholder Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs). This fight will headline a card at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and be shown live in the U.S. on HBO.

The 23-year-old Alexander, fighting in his hometown, is one of the rising young stars in boxing. The 33-year-old Kotelnik, originally from Lviv, Ukraine, and now based in Germany, is a crafty veteran, but who dropped his last fight, and the WBA title, to Amir Khan in July 2009. This fight thus could be a precursor to a much-anticipated series of title unification fights in this talented weight division.

We spoke with both Devon Alexander and Andriy Kotelnik on a recent media conference call about this fight. We also heard some heated comments from Kevin Cunningham, who trains and manages Alexander, and Stacey McKinley, who trains Kotelnik. And we learned about the joys of summertime from Don King, who is the lead promoter of this fight.

In addition, we open the show with a blistering critique of those are actually disrespecting Floyd Mayweather Jr. by calling him a "chicken" because the recent non-negotiations for a fight with Manny Pacquiao failed to produce an agreement for such a fight. We critique the latest ramblings from Pacquiao the politician, who opposed taking Olympic-style drug tests, but now as a member of the congress in the Philippines claims to be trying to help their Olympic program. And we blast those, including apparently Pacquiao, who want to see him fight the modern-day Luis Resto, the disgraced Antonio Margarito.

You can play or download No Holds Barred here. You can also download No Holds Barred here. If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

No Holds Barred: Donovan Craig Goes to Russia 


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Donovan Craig, the editor-in-chief of Fight! Magazine. We opened by discussing his recent trip to Russia, where he covered the M-1 Selection 2010 - Eastern and Western Europe Finals, on July 22 in Moscow, Russia, and interviewed the legendary mixed martial arts fighter, Fedor Emelianenko.

In a lively and lengthy interview, we discussed the high level of mixed martial arts fighters in these M-1 events in Europe, including the unbeaten Magomed Shikhshabekov, who won the super fight at the event he covered. We discussed the potential for the next great wave of mixed martial arts fighters to come from Eastern Europe, and why that is. We also delved a bit into the history, politics, and economics of the collapse of the old Soviet Union, and how that affects the combat sports. We also discussed boxing and mixed martial arts, and much more.

You can play or download No Holds Barred here. You can also download No Holds Barred here. If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter.

Make sure to visit the official boxing forum for No Holds Barred, the MySpace Boxing Forum.

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

BJJMart.com, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

American Top Team. Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com/.

Bragging Rights Corner, for news and always independent opinion about the sport and business of boxing. Check out their web site at http://www.braggingrightscorner.com.

FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

No Holds Barred: John Perretti on Marquez-Diaz 2, HBO, Weightlifting, and More 


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with former world kickboxing champion, former UFC and Extreme Fighting matchmaker, and our current senior correspondent, John Perretti.

We covered a wide variety of topics, starting with the brilliant performance by Juan Manuel Marquez in his 12-round unanimous decision win Saturday, July 31, in his lightweight title fight rematch with Juan Diaz. We analyzed the inspiring technique used by Marquez in dominating this fight, despite him being a decade older than the 26-year-old Diaz. We also skewered the HBO announcers, who failed to focus on what Marquez was doing in the ring, and instead talked more about the likable but more limited Diaz.

Our lengthy discussion also broke down the knockout victory by Dmitry Pirog over Danny Jacobs in a middleweight title fight, and the failure of HBO to interview the winner afterwards; the unimpressive decision win by lightweight/junior welterweight Robert Guerrero over an aging Joel Casamayor; and the dominant decision victory by Jorge Linares over Rocky Juarez in a lightweight fight.

Besides talking boxing, we ended by discussing its cousins, the combat sports of wrestling and grappling. We discussed why it may be as long as 50 or 100 years before submission wrestling or grappling can become a major spectator sport. And we heard about recent developments in another related sport, weightlifting, and why combat sports aficionados should be paying attention to that sport as well.

You can play or download No Holds Barred here. You can also download No Holds Barred here. If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter.

Make sure to visit the official boxing forum for No Holds Barred, the MySpace Boxing Forum.

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

BJJMart.com, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

American Top Team. Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com/.

Bragging Rights Corner, for news and always independent opinion about the sport and business of boxing. Check out their web site at http://www.braggingrightscorner.com.

FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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