Wednesday, August 09, 2006

SecondsOut Radio: Hasim Rahman, Oleg Maskaev, Bob Arum, Ike Quartey, Kassim Ouma, Andre Berto, Thell Torrance, Victor Valle Jr. 

On this week's packed edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman speaks with WBC heavyweight champ Hasim Rahman (41-5-2, 33 KOs) and challenger Oleg Maskaev (32-5, 25 KOs) about their title fight and rematch this Saturday, August 12, in Las Vegas. In their first fight, back in 1999, after being behind on all the scorecards, Maskaev won with an eighth-round KO by knocking Rahman clean out of the ring.

We also speak with promoter Bob Arum about the decline of American heavyweights and the rise of fighters from the former Soviet republics. We speak with Rahman's trainer, Thell Torrance, and Maskaev's trainer, Victor Valle Jr.

Plus, we review this past Saturday's card at New York's Madison Square Garden by speaking with Ike Quartey (37-3-1, 31 KOs), who lost a controversial decision in a junior middleweight fight to Vernon Forrest (38-2, 28 KOs); to former junior middleweight champ Kassim Ouma (25-2, 15 KOs), who won a unanimous decision over Sechew Powell (20-1, 12 KOs) to hand him his first loss; and to undefeated welterweight prospect Andre Berto who upped his record to 14-0 with 12 KOs by scoring a first-round TKO.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED: Jim Lampley, Thomas Hauser, Jose Torres, Damon Dash - Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts 

Rodney King once famously asked, "Why can't we all get along?" Hank Williams Jr. amended that a bit to inquire, "Why can't we all get a longneck?" Either way, these sentiments are useful to approaching the often-feuding worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

On this week's edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman, who lives in both these worlds, discusses boxing and mixed martial arts.

We speak with two critics of mixed martial arts who are primarily from the world of boxing, Jim Lampley of HBO and Thomas Hauser of SecondsOut.com. They state their opinions, which are both discussed and also analyzed for some of their positive and negative points.

We also speak with former light heavyweight boxing champion Jose Torres about what he is doing today.

And we speak with hip-hop entrepreneur Damon Dash about why he has recently entered the world of boxing on the promotional side.

To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, just click here or here or here.

Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The NO HOLDS BARRED theme song is called "The Heist", by musician Ian Carpenter.

NO HOLDS BARRED is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

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