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Friday, June 29, 2007

Eddie Goldman and Aaron Braunstein On "Joey Reynolds Show" 

The latest segment featuring myself and radio and boxing personality Aaron Braunstein, which aired on the June 29, 2007, edition of the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show", can be heard here.

In a typically wide-ranging discussion, we talked about some of the latest developments in boxing, its heavyweight division, China, Russia, Germany, communism, mixed martial arts, media, technology, and more. (Audio used with permission from the show.)

The "Joey Reynolds Show" is heard on over 80 radio stations. This talk show airs live beginning at midnight and runs to 5 AM ET, on WOR 710 AM in New York.

You can also listen to the "Joey Reynolds Show" online. For more information on the show's webcast, go to http://www.wor710.com/.

For more information on the "Joey Reynolds Show," go to http://wor710.com/pages/46370.php?contentType=4&contentId=157588.

For more information on Myra Chanin, who works with the show, and also about Joey and the show, go to http://motherwonderful.com/.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Keisha Morrisey and Eddie Goldman On "Joey Reynolds Show" Thursday Night/Friday Morning 

Keisha Morrisey of Bloodline Boxing Entertainment and Eddie Goldman of No Holds Barred and SecondsOut Radio will be guests on the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" Thursday night/Friday morning, June 28/29.

We plan to discuss boxing, politics, entertainment, and just about anything else which might cross our minds.

The "Joey Reynolds Show" is heard on over 80 radio stations. This talk show airs live beginning at midnight and runs to 5 AM ET, on WOR 710 AM in New York. We are presently scheduled to come on towards the end of the show.

You can also listen to the "Joey Reynolds Show" online. For more information on the show's webcast, go to http://www.wor710.com/.

For more information on the "Joey Reynolds Show," go to http://wor710.com/pages/46370.php?contentType=4&contentId=157588.

For more information on Myra Chanin, who works with the show, and also about Joey and the show, go to http://motherwonderful.com/.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

NO HOLDS BARRED: Todd Hester of Gladiator Magazine 


  • NO HOLDS BARRED on PodOmatic


  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with one of the pioneers in mixed martial arts journalism, Todd Hester, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Gladiator Magazine.

    In a lengthy discussion, we go over the origins and evolution of the sport now known as mixed martial arts, and especially point to its roots in grappling. We critique the current predominant direction in this sport, where sportsmanship and positive values are no longer promoted. And we discuss how Gladiator Magazine (for which I am also writing) is beginning to play a role in striving to get mixed martial arts to return to the path of emphasizing the many positive aspects of the combat sports and the martial arts.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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:

    IFL, the International Fight League, the world's first professional mixed martial arts league. Make sure to check out their regular TV shows on FSN (Fox Sports Net) in the U.S. and to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

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

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    Tuesday, June 26, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED Supports Day of Silence June 26 

    The next edition of NO HOLDS BARRED will be delayed for a couple of days to support the day of silence being held Tuesday, June 26. This is a protest against the 300 percent royalty rate increase for online music webcasters, which is an attack on all forms of Internet radio. This protest is being organized by the SaveNetRadio Coalition.

    While NO HOLDS BARRED is technically a podcast and a talk show, these technical and genre distinctions pale in importance to the issue of the attack by big business on the mainly fledgling and grassroots Internet radio webcasters. As a veteran of Internet radio, from eYada.com on, I again remind folks that an injury to one is an injury to all.

    Here is the press release explaining the Day of Silence:

    For Immediate Release

    The Sounds of Silence Will be Heard By Millions

    National Day of Silence for U.S. Webcasters to be Held in Protest of Fee Hike

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The regularly scheduled programming of millions of Internet radio listeners will be temporarily interrupted tomorrow when tens of thousands of U.S. webcasters observe a national Day of Silence. Protesting the recent 300 percent royalty rate increase for online music webcasters, the aim of the industry wide daylong blackout is to raise awareness of the threat these new rates pose to the future of Internet radio and rally support for legislation pending in Congress.

    "Webcasters of every size and from every corner of the country will stand united tomorrow to protest a very real and fast approaching threat to their livelihood," said Jake Ward, a spokesperson for the SaveNetRadio Coalition. With nearly a half million emails and phone calls from webcasters, listeners, and the artists they support sent to Congress in just the last two months, this national grassroots campaign has certainly captured the attention of lawmakers, but there is more to be done and time is running out.

    During the National Day of Silence webcasters will urge their listeners to contact their congressional representatives and ask them to support the Internet Radio Equality Act and preserve the future of Internet radio. Tomorrow the silence of tens of thousand of webcasters will make the call to save Internet radio heard loud and clear.

    Internet-only webcasters and broadcasters that simulcast online will alert their listeners that "silence" is what Internet radio may be reduced to after July 15th, the day on which 17 months' worth of retroactive royalty payments -- at new, exceedingly high rates -- are due to the SoundExchange collection organization, following a recent Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision.

    The following is a partial list of participants; it is not a complete list:
    Yahoo!
    Live365 stations,
    Rhapsody,
    MTV Online,
    AccuRadio,
    KCRW (Santa Monica, CA),
    Pandora,
    Radioio,
    DigitallyImported,
    RadioParadise,
    3WK,
    myMVY,
    Wizard Radio,
    Born Again Radio,
    Pearadio.com,
    Ear.fm,
    WGLI (Babylon, NY),
    WMUK (Kalamazoo, MI),
    Head-On Radio Network,
    Zecom/Gemz Radio,
    monkeygrip music cafe,
    KFCF (Fresno, CA),
    LuckySevenRadio.com,
    Blue Power/Guitar Speak,
    WPNA (Oak Park, IL),
    60's Chicks Radio/Seasons & Celebrations Radio,
    STAR 107.9,
    WRPS/WebRadioPugetSound,
    Puregold Rock 'N Roll,
    NeverEndingWonder Radio,
    RadioMilwaukee,
    BAGeL Radio,
    Gotradio/100hitz,
    KDUN (Reedsport, OR),
    GDRadio.net,
    KQLZ (Los Angeles, CA),
    KXPR/KXJZ (Sacramento, CA),
    NiceNoise.Net,
    BlackLight Radio,
    Pure Pop 24/7,
    Smooth Jazz and More,
    Reggae Nostalgia,
    WCH Radio/The Wave,
    WYGS Southern Gospel Radio Network,
    BluegrassCountry.org/WAMU.org,
    WRAJ Internet Radio
    KPBX - Spokane Public Radio http://www.kpbx.org/
    Vault Radio http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com
    KALW (San Francisco, CA) www.kalw.org
    The Miz Radio http://www.live365.com/stations/misterconnections?site=pro
    GalaxyStorm Radio http://www.radio.galaxystorm.com
    MaxMarch Radio http://radio.maxmarch.com\
    KRUA 88.1 http://krua.uaa.alaska.edu
    Radio Odyssey http://www.radioodyssey.com
    Indie Airplay http://www.indieairplay.com
    Digitally Imported Radio http://www.di.fm
    SKY.fm http://www.sky.fm
    Grooveradio.com
    LastCall-Radio http://www.lastcall-radio.com/
    Melted Metal Web Radio http://www.meltedmetal.com/
    The Hot Cakes and Sausage Morning Show
    KVMR-FM, Nevada City CA (Sacramento market) http://kvmr.org
    OutboundMusic http://outboundmusic.com/
    radiokeneally.com
    Ozone Radio www.theozoneradio.com
    Zimmer Radio, Joplin, MO Kissin 92.5/Kix 102.5/1310 KZRG/Big Dog 97.9
    http://www.ksyn925.com/
    Loud City http://community.loudcity.com/
    Power Radio International www.powerradioint.com
    WEOS, Geneva, NY www.weos.org
    WCPR Castle Point Radio, Hoboken, NJ http://www.stevens.edu/wcpr/
    KHPZ Radio Network (Los Angeles, CA) www.myspace.com/khpzradionetwork
    Italian Graffiati www.italiangraffiati.com
    Radio Skipper www.radioskipper.com
    Whitedove Gospel Internet Radio http://www.whitedoveradio.com
    Kansas City Online Radio www.KCOnlineRadio.com
    RoadsEndRadio www.RoadsEndRadio.com
    All About Country - AllAboutCountry.com
    RadioNC Online Internet Radio - http://radionc.com
    WNYC New York Public Radio - www.wnyc.org
    PowerHitRadio - http://www.thepowerhits.com\All Memphis Music -
    www.AllMemphisMusic.com
    Radio X Network – http://Radio X Network.com
    KUIW Radio San Antonio, Texas - http://www.kuiw.org
    PopFusion Radio - www.popfusionradio.com
    WPRY AM 1400 Perry, FL http://www.wpry.com/
    525 Power Tracks www.525.com
    Wild West Radio - Wildwestradio.com
    Jazz Radio 24/7 http://JazzRadio247.com
    Barcelona Jazz Radio www.barcelonajazzradio.com
    RadioZX www.RadioZX.com
    WOXY www.woxy.com
    WAjP Net Radio Network, Paintsville, Kentucky http://phsaa.org/
    TheRockHD - TheRockHD.com
    YHotHD - YHotHD.com ZRadio - zradio.com
    WDYN - Dynamic Independent Radio 100.1 FM Rochester, NY WDYN.net
    My Flex Radio – www.MyFlexRadio.com
    Christian Rock.net – www.ChristianRock.Net
    Wxfb.com
    Variety-FM Gold – http://www.variety-fm.com
    Mix Utah - www.mixutah.com
    KCWU-FM 88.1, Ellensburg, WA (Central Washington University) -
    http://www.881theburg.com/
    Japan-A-Radio – http://www.japanaradio.com/
    Radio Underground - http://www.radiounderground.net/
    The Geek Radio – http://thegeekradio.com

    To learn more about Day of Silence events and the SaveNetRadio coalition, contact jake@savenetradio.org or visit http://www.SaveNetRadio.org. For the most up to date list of webcasters joining the national day of silence, visit www.kurthanson.com/dos.

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    Sunday, June 24, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Travis Simms, Don King, Scot X. Esdaile 

  • SecondsOut Radio with Eddie Goldman


  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by commenting on some aspects of Ricky Hatton's impressive fourth-round knockout of Jose Luis Castillo this past Saturday in Las Vegas which others have overlooked.

    We next focus on what should be a Super Saturday for boxing, July 7.

    On that day, in Cologne Germany, IBF heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko will try to avenge his April 2004 loss to challenger Lamon Brewster in a title fight scheduled for 12 rounds. That fight will be screened in most countries as a live Internet pay-per-view on SecondsOut.tv, at http://www.secondsout.com/ppv. (The Internet pay-per-view will not be available in North America, Germany, and Russia.)

    That same day, July 7, will see a clash of unbeaten fighters as WBA super welterweight champion Travis Simms (25-0, 19 KOs) puts his belt on the line against Joachim Alcine (28-0, 18 KOs). This fight headlines a card at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut, not far from Simms's hometown of Norwalk, Connecticut. It will be shown live in the US on Showtime, and is promoted by Don King Productions.

    This past Thursday there was a press conference in Bridgeport to kick off the promotion of this card. We were there and got a chance to speak with Travis Simms, Don King, and Scot X. Esdaile of the Connecticut NAACP, which is involved in supporting this event.

    It is free to listen to SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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    Tuesday, June 19, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Come Clean, Royce Gracie 


  • NO HOLDS BARRED on PodOmatic


  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman makes a public but personal appeal to MMA and Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie, who fought on the June 2 K-1 Dynamite card in Los Angeles and tested positive for steroid use: Come clean, Royce Gracie.

    Here is the full statement regarding Royce Gracie issued Monday, June 18, 2007, by the California State Athletic Commission:

    For immediate release:

    As a result of the various inquiries that we have received, the California State Athletic Commission contacted the laboratory that performed the testing on Mr. Royce Gracie's anabolic agent/masking agent sample and obtained detailed information regarding the test.

    A normal person could have a level of 2 ng/mL of Nandrolone that the human body could potentially produce and an athlete that has just completed rigorous physical exercise could have a level of 6 ng/mL.

    We received a written response from the laboratory's Director of Science and Technology confirming the positive "A" sample and positive "B" sample.

    Both samples provided by Mr. Gracie had a level of over 50 ng/mL and we were informed that the level itself was so elevated that it would not register on the laboratory's calibrator.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Armando Garcia, Executive Officer.

    Bill Douglas
    Staff Services Analyst
    California State Athletic Commission

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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:

    IFL, the International Fight League, the world's first professional mixed martial arts league. Make sure to check out their regular TV shows on FSN (Fox Sports Net) in the U.S. and to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

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

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    Thanks to Matthew Kaplowitz and Zach! 

    Special thanks go out to Matthew Kaplowitz for the caricature he drew of me, and to Zach for making a NO HOLDS BARRED banner.

    Both are also on this blog and my
    No Holds Barred on MySpace profile.

    It renews my belief that the combat sports can teach people to act positively. You guys are the best!

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    Monday, June 18, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Ricky Hatton, Paulie Malignaggi, Keisha Morrisey 

  • SecondsOut Radio with Eddie Goldman


  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman focuses on boxing's talent-rich but chaotic 140-pound division.

    There are five fighters who currently hold more-or-less major world titles in this division: WBC champ Junior Witter of the UK, WBA champ Souleymane M'baye of France, new IBF champ Paulie Malignaggi of the US, WBO champ Ricardo Torres of Colombia, and Ricky Hatton of the UK who holds The Ring magazine's belt and is considered the linear champion by some.

    This past Saturday night, June 16, Malignaggi (32-1, 5 KOs) took a 12-round shutout decision over Lovemore N'dou (45-9-1, 30 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., to capture his belt.

    This coming Saturday night, June 23, Hatton (42-0, 30 KOs) faces former lightweight champ Jose Luis Castillo (55-7-1, 47 KOs) in a 12-round fight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

    First, we get a report from Keisha Morrisey of Bloodline Boxing Entertainment who covered the Mohegan Sun show from ringside. We discuss Malignaggi's victory over N'dou, the disappointing televised co-feature between Andre Dirrell and Curtis Stevens, and some of the young prospects on the non-televised undercard whose performances were noteworthy and entertained the fans.

    We next speak with the new IBF 140-pound champ, Paulie Malignaggi, to get his take on what is undoubtedly the biggest victory of his pro career.

    And we speak with the man everyone seems to be gunning for in this division,
    Ricky Hatton, about how he is approaching this fight with Jose Luis Castillo.

    It is free to listen to
    SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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    Friday, June 15, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Dr. Margaret Goodman on Tommy Morrison, Doping in Boxing and MMA, and Solutions 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Dr. Margaret Goodman, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

    Dr. Goodman, a neurologist who is also the former chief ringside physician for the Nevada commission, has just written an article entitled "What Happened to Doing Our Homework?" for the boxing web site SecondsOut.com (for which I also produce SecondsOut Radio). The article begins to address the controversy surrounding former heavyweight boxing contender Tommy Morrison, who has claimed that his positive test for the HIV virus conducted for the Nevada commission in 1996 was inaccurate.

    After an almost 11-year hiatus, Morrison returned to the boxing ring Feb. 22. 2007, in Chester, West Virginia, in a bout sanctioned by that state's athletic commission. He also fought in a fight billed as a "mixed martial arts" bout, although it was not held under MMA rules, this past Saturday, June 9, at the Yavapai-Apache Nation's Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona. In numerous published reports, Morrison's former agent, Randy Lang, has alleged that recent tests have again confirmed that Morrison is HIV-positive. Morrison has disputed that charge, although he has not made public any tests to refute Lang.

    In a lengthy discussion, Dr. Goodman addresses what we really know about the Morrison situation, and whether someone today can go from being HIV-positive to negative. We discuss the latest round of positive doping tests this week involving Johnnie Morton in MMA and James Toney and Danny Batchelder in boxing, and the apparent rampant drug culture in both of these combat sports. We discuss what can be done to combat these health and safety dangers, including what promoters should be doing. And we discuss the question of federal regulation of both boxing and MMA.

    (Note: After we recorded this show, it was reported that MMA and Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie, who fought on the June 2 K-1 Dynamite card in Los Angeles, had also had tested positive for steroid use.)

    Also required reading on these subjects is the article "What's so bad about steroids?" by Dr. Todd Chapman on SecondsOut.com.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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:

    IFL, the International Fight League, the world's first professional mixed martial arts league. Make sure to check out their regular TV shows on FSN (Fox Sports Net) in the U.S. and to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

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

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    Tuesday, June 12, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Charles Farrell on Cotto-Judah, Boxing, MMA, Writing, Music, and More 


  • NO HOLDS BARRED on PodOmatic



  • 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.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click 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:

    IFL, the International Fight League, the world's first professional mixed martial arts league. Make sure to check out their regular TV shows on FSN (Fox Sports Net) in the U.S. and to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

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

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    Sunday, June 10, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah, Manny Pacquiao, Steve Cunningham 

  • SecondsOut Radio with Eddie Goldman


  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing the brutal battle between WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (30-0, 25 KOs) and the former unified welterweight champion, Zab Judah (34-5, 25 KOs), before a jubilant sellout crowd of 20,658 at New York's Madison Square Garden this past Saturday night, June 9.

    In a competitive battering which left both men's faces cut, swollen, and bleeding, and a certain fight of the year nominee, Cotto won by scoring a TKO over Judah in the 11th round. This fight helped establish Cotto as a legitimate superstar in the sport of boxing while also reestablishing Judah's credentials as a tough and top-level fighter.

    We got the comments of both Miguel Cotto and Zab Judah at the packed postfight press conference.

    We also spoke with Manny Pacquiao, whose two stoppages of Erik Morales last year led to him being voted the 2006 Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America. He was in New York to receive this award at the BWAA's annual dinner this past Friday night. And we also spoke at this dinner with the new IBF cruiserweight champion, Steve Cunningham, who captured that title from Krzysztof Wlodarczyk May 26 in Katowice, Poland.

    It is free to listen to SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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    Friday, June 08, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Miguel Cotto-Zab Judah Preview 

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Cotto-Judah Preview with Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah, Bob Arum, Dan Rafael, Kristal Hart, and Ring Girls Tarah Rodgers and Jennifer Ohlsson


  • NO HOLDS BARRED on PodOmatic

  • On this special edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman previews the fight this Saturday night, June 9, between undefeated WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (29-0, 24 KOs) and the former unified welterweight champion, Zab Judah (34-4, 25 KOs). This will be the main event at New York's Madison Square Garden and will take place one day before the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, and one day after the annual awards dinner of the Boxing Writers Association of America, both of which will also be in New York.

    We spoke with the defending champion, Miguel Cotto, on a media teleconference call.

    We spoke with Zab Judah at the prefight news conference this Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

    We also spoke with promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank, which is the lead promoter for this event, both about this fight and his views on the state of boxing and UFC.

    We spoke with head boxing writer Dan Rafael of ESPN.com and New York TV personality Kristal Hart of Manhattan Neighborhood Network about how they see this fight and also about mixed martial arts.

    And, on a lighter note, we spoke with two ring girls for this fight who come from a different world from most ring girls, Tarah Rodgers and Jennifer Ohlsson, who are both Ford models.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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:

    IFL, the International Fight League, the world's first professional mixed martial arts league. Make sure to check out their regular TV shows on FSN (Fox Sports Net) in the U.S. and to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

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

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    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Rich Bender of USA Wrestling on 2007 World Team Trials and Working with IFL 

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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Rich Bender, executive director of USA Wrestling, the national governing body for the sport of wrestling in the United States, and part of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

    USA Wrestling will be holding the 2007 United States Marine Corps U.S. World Team Trials this coming weekend, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Besides competition in men's freestyle, men's Greco-Roman, and women's freestyle wrestling, this will be the first World Team Trials to feature competition in grappling, where wrestlers can win by points or submissions.

    The 2007 World Team Trials will determine the 2007 U.S. World Team that will compete in men's freestyle, men's Greco-Roman, and women's freestyle wrestling at the 2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 17-23, and in grappling at the 2007 World Wrestling Games in Antalya, Turkey, Sept. 7-9.

    We spoke with Rich Bender about the 2007 World Team Trials. We also discussed USA Wrestling's recent announcement of the formation of "a strategic partnership" with the International Fight League (IFL) and what that means.

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    Monday, June 04, 2007

    Lou DiBella, Eddie Goldman and Aaron Braunstein On "Joey Reynolds Show" Monday Night/Tuesday Morning 


    The topic will once again be boxing when promoter Lou DiBella, radio personality Aaron Braunstein, and myself are guests on the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" Monday Night/Tuesday Morning, June 4/5.

    We expect to discuss the new documentary film "The Magic Man" about junior welterweight contender Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi. "The Magic Man" has its premiere Tuesday night, June 5, at the Hoboken International Film Festival in Hoboken, New Jersey. Paulie (22-1, 5 KOs) next fights Saturday, June 16, when he challenges IBF junior welterweight champion Lovemore N'dou (45-8-1, 30 KOs) in a title fight at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and on HBO in the U.S.

    The "Joey Reynolds Show" is heard on over 80 radio stations. This talk show airs live beginning at midnight EDT and runs to 5 AM EDT, on WOR 710 AM in New York. We are presently scheduled to come on towards the end of the show.
    You can also listen to the "Joey Reynolds Show" online. For more information on the show's webcast, go to http://www.wor710.com/.
    For more information on the "Joey Reynolds Show," go to http://wor710.com/pages/46370.php?contentType=4&contentId=157588.
    For more information on Myra Chanin, who works with the show, and also about Joey and the show, go to http://motherwonderful.com/.

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    SecondsOut Radio: Sultan Ibragimov, Jeff Mayweather, Shamone Alvarez, Miguel Cotto, Chad Dawson, Jesus Ruiz 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing the 12-round unanimous decision victory this past Saturday night, June 2, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by Sultan Ibragimov (21-0-1, 17 KOs) over Shannon Briggs (48-5-1, 42 KOs) to capture the WBO world heavyweight title from Briggs.

    Right after the fight, we spoke with the victorious new champion, Sultan Ibragimov, and his trainer, Jeff Mayweather, to get their evaluations about what had occurred. We also spoke with undefeated rising welterweight Shamone Alvarez (18-0, 11 KOs), who took a 12-round unanimous decision over veteran Jose Luis Cruz (32-3-2, 26 KOs) on that card.

    We next preview this coming weekend's fights.

    In the main event at New York's Madison Square Garden Saturday night, June 9, undefeated WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (29-0, 24 KOs) will defend his title against the former unified welterweight champion, Zab Judah (34-4, 25 KOs). This fight will be held one day before the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, and one day after the annual awards dinner of the Boxing Writers Association of America, both of which will also take place in New York. We spoke with Miguel Cotto on a media teleconference call.

    Also June 9, WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (23-0, 1 NC, 15 KOs) will defend his title against Jesus "Chuy" Ruiz (19-4, 17 KOs) at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn. We spoke with both Chad Dawson and Jesus Ruiz on another media teleconference call.

    It is free to listen to SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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