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Thursday, November 29, 2007

NO HOLDS BARRED: Antonio Tarver, Vernon Forrest, Nonito Donaire, Lou DiBella, Andrey Tsurkan, Yuri Foreman 

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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman previews two important boxing cards coming up in the next several days, and takes on the issue of comparing boxing and mixed martial arts. We also answer some compelling e-mails.

    We begin by speaking with boxing promoter Lou DiBella about the decline of boxing in the U.S. and the relationship – or non-relationship – of that decline to the growth of mixed martial arts. His commentary is explosive and controversial about both these sports.

    DiBella is joining forces with Bob Arum's Top Rank and Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing to co-promote a show Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Utopia Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY. Headlining that card will be a fight between NABF 154-pound titleholder Andrey Tsurkan (25-2, 16 KOs), born in Ukraine and living in the Bronx, and undefeated challenger Yuri Foreman (23-0, 8 KOs), born in Belarus and living in Brooklyn. The winner improves his chances at getting a shot at the WBC title in that weight, presently held by Vernon Forrest. This fight will be televised live in the U.S. on Versus.

    We spoke with both Andrey Tsurkan and Yuri Foreman as well as Lou DiBella at a New York news conference Wednesday.

    This coming Saturday, December 1, Vernon Forrest will be co-featured on a major card at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and televised live in the U.S. on Showtime.

    On that show, former world light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver (25-4, 18 KOs) takes on journeyman Danny Santiago (29-3-1, 19 KOs); WBC super welterweight champion Vernon Forrest (39-2, 28 KOs) faces former IBF world welterweight champion Michele Piccirillo (48-3, 30 KOs); and IBF flyweight champion Nonito Donaire (18-1, 11 KOs) fights veteran Luis Maldonado (37-1-1, 28 KOs).

    We spoke with Antonio Tarver, Vernon Forrest, and Nonito Donaire at a New York news conference Tuesday to get their takes on these fights.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through this blog and the NO HOLDS BARRED MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so on this blog.

    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:

    Art of War, the undisputed arena fighting championship, promoted by SUN Sports and Entertainment, producing world class mixed martial arts events. For more information, check out their web site, ArtOfWarLive.com.

    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 IFL Battleground on MyNetworkTV. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

    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, November 27, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Jay Larkin of IFL 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Jay Larkin, the newly appointed acting CEO of the IFL, the International Fight League.

    In a lengthy discussion in his New York office, we talk about why he believes that the IFL is here to stay, how IFL differs from UFC, their plans for televising IFL events, and much more.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through the NO HOLDS BARRED MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so on this blog.

    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:

    Art of War, the undisputed arena fighting championship, promoted by SUN Sports and Entertainment, producing world class mixed martial arts events. For more information, check out their web site, ArtOfWarLive.com.

    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 IFL Battleground on MyNetworkTV. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

    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, November 25, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Antonio Tarver, Vernon Forrest, Michele Piccirillo, Mayorga-Vargas Review 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing the majority decision victory this past Friday, November 23, by Ricardo Mayorga (28-6-1, 22 KOs) over Fernando Vargas (26-5, 22 KOs) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Vargas, 29, announced that he is now retiring as an active fighter.

    This coming Saturday, December 1, there is another major card, this time to the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. On that show, former world light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver (25-4, 18 KOs) takes on journeyman Danny Santiago (29-3-1, 19 KOs), and WBC super welterweight champion Vernon Forrest (39-2, 28 KOs) faces former IBF world welterweight champion Michele Piccirillo (48-3, 30 KOs). These fights, along with the title defense by IBF flyweight champion Nonito Donaire against veteran Luis Maldonado, will be televised in the U.S. on Showtime.

    We spoke with Antonio Tarver, Vernon Forrest, and Michele Piccirillo on a 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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    Wednesday, November 21, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Tedd Williams of Gladiator Challenge 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Tedd Williams, the owner and founder of Gladiator Challenge, one of the oldest mixed martial arts companies in the U.S.

    We discuss the history and origins of Gladiator Challenge as well as its development and plans for the future. We also discuss its two year-ending major shows coming up. Gladiator Challenge will hold a fight card Saturday, December 1, at the Thornton Sports Arena in Thornton, Calif., near Sacramento. One week later, on Saturday, December 8, another big show will be held at the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through the NO HOLDS BARRED MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so on this blog.

    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:

    Art of War, the undisputed arena fighting championship, promoted by SUN Sports and Entertainment, producing world class mixed martial arts events. For more information, check out their web site, ArtOfWarLive.com.

    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 IFL Battleground on MyNetworkTV. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

    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, November 20, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Larry Hazzard, Bernard Hopkins 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman discusses the latest outrage in the combat sports: The firing of Larry Hazzard Sr., who had been the commissioner of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, which regulates combat sports, for almost 22 years.

    We discuss his firing, as well as his place in both boxing and mixed martial arts. Simply put, without Larry Hazzard's role in developing the unified rules of MMA and having MMA sanctioned in New Jersey in 2000, that sport would not have been anywhere near as developed as it is today in the U.S. – if even it would have existed.

    His firing, which took place Wednesday, Nov. 14, came in the wake of a letter being sent on his behalf by attorney James Binns to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine alleging numerous charges of “malfeasance” against officials regulating boxing and mixed martial arts events in New Jersey. Among the many bombshells in this letter, dated Oct. 23, 2007, included citing an official for allegedly “failing to suspend a combatant who tested non-negative for HIV”; “allowing MMA promoters to deviate from sanction protocols”; “permitting contestants to compete without submitting required medical documents”; and “accepting a CT Scan that revealed marked brain impairment (Stephan Johnson)”. Johnson died on Dec. 5, 1999, from injuries suffered in a fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Nov. 20, 1999, in which he was knocked out in the tenth round.

    Instead of investigating these serious charges, the New Jersey politicians dismissed Larry Hazzard.

    Larry Hazzard was in Atlantic City this past Saturday night, Nov. 17, for the Joan Guzman-Humberto Soto fight at the Borgata Casino, but only as a spectator. Before taking his first-row seat, he held an informal news conference with several members of the boxing media. He also then continued to answer more media questions right after that. We have both discussions for you on this show.

    Among the many people who expressed their outrage at this firing and protested it was Bernard Hopkins, the light heavyweight boxing champion of the world, and the president of Golden Boy East, the lead promoter of the Guzman-Soto card. He spoke with the media as well, and we also have that discussion for you.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so on this blog.

    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:

    Art of War, the undisputed arena fighting championship, promoted by SUN Sports and Entertainment, producing world class mixed martial arts events. For more information, check out their web site, ArtOfWarLive.com.

    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 IFL Battleground on MyNetworkTV. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

    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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    Monday, November 19, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Larry Hazzard, Fernando Vargas, Ricardo Mayorga, Kermit Cintron, Jesse Feliciano 

  • SecondsOut Radio with Eddie Goldman


  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing the unanimous decision victory this past Saturday, November 17, by undefeated WBO junior lightweight champion Joan Guzman (28-0, 17 KOs) over Humberto Soto (43-6-2, 27 KOs) at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.

    We next discuss the situation involving Larry Hazzard Sr., who, until this past Wednesday, had been the commissioner of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, which regulates combat sports, for almost 22 years. He had leveled numerous charges of alleged “malfeasance” against officials regulating boxing and mixed martial arts events in New Jersey in a letter to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine by James Binns, his attorney, written on his behalf. Now, after establishing New Jersey as a leader in the fight for fighter health and safety in boxing's often suspect regulatory world, he is out as commissioner. This move by New Jersey officials has resulted in an outraged reaction by many in the combat sports world.

    Next, we preview the fight slated for the Friday, Nov. 23, between veterans Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) and Ricardo Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs). This takes place in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be shown live in the U.S. on Showtime pay-per-view. We also spoke with IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron and Jesse Feliciano, who fight in a co-feature.

    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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    Thursday, November 15, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Joan Guzman, Humberto Soto, Joey Reynolds 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman offers a preview of what many consider to be a potential fight of the year candidate.

    This coming Saturday, Nov. 17, the undefeated WBO junior lightweight champion Joan Guzman (27-0, 17 KOs) takes on the hard-hitting Humberto Soto (43-5-2, 27 KOs) at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. This fight will be shown live in the U.S. on HBO's Boxing After Dark after the replay of last week's memorable battle between Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley.

    The crafty Guzman has been inactive for almost a year because of an injury to his left hand, while Soto has stopped every opponent he has faced in the last two years. Despite acclaimed boxing skills, both men have languished outside of the main spotlight of boxing, reserved for fighters with more well-known names who have received bigger pushes from their promoters and networks. Now it is time for either Guzman or Soto to try to advance to that next level of notoriety in this HBO main event.

    We spoke with both Joan Guzman and Humberto Soto at a New York prefight news conference Wednesday to let them each state his case why he thinks he will win this crucial fight.

    Later that evening, I was once again a guest on the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show".

    We play the segment where Joey and I discuss boxing. We discussed the Cotto-Mosley fight, as well as criticisms of the media seating at that fight where many long-time members of the media were relegated to faraway auxiliary seats or left to watch the fight on a TV in the media room, while ringside seats in the media section were given to fans who were obviously not journalists of any sort. Expect to hear more about this controversy, hopefully soon.

    The "Joey Reynolds Show" is a national radio broadcast in New York on WOR 710 AM and on 100 other stations via the WOR Network. The show airs live beginning at midnight EST and runs to 5 AM EST.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so on this blog.

    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:

    Art of War, the undisputed arena fighting championship, promoted by SUN Sports and Entertainment, producing world class mixed martial arts events. For more information, check out their web site, ArtOfWarLive.com.

    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 IFL Battleground on MyNetworkTV. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

    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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    Wednesday, November 14, 2007

    Dr. Lydia Hartunian, Dr. Michael Shermer, and Eddie Goldman On "Joey Reynolds Show" Wed. Night/Thurs. Morning, Nov. 14/15 

    Dr. Lydia Hartunian, a professor of humanities and philosophy at a college in Iowa and the author of Godless: A Female Face for Atheism; Dr. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and the executive director of the Skeptics Society; and Eddie Goldman of No Holds Barred, will be guests on the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" Wednesday night/Thursday morning, November 14/15.

    The subject will be the Great American God-Out, which takes place Thursday evening, November 15, in New York. Dr. Hartunian is the founder and director of this event.

    Dr. Hartunian has described the Great American God-Out “as a 24-hour respite from religion.... The purpose of the event is to live as if there is no God, at least for one day. It seeks to raise awareness of non-theism and acknowledge that morality, ethics and goodness can exist outside of a religious framework."

    "People want to see this movement as fun," she added.

    Another goal is to draw attention to and advocate for a clearseparation of church and state.

    The party for the Great American God-Out will take place at Metro 53 at 307 E. 53rd Street in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, beginning at 7 PM EST. Tickets are still available.

    The "Joey Reynolds Show" is a national radio broadcast in New York on WOR 710 AM and on 100 other stations via the WOR Network. The show airs live beginning at midnight EST and runs to 5 AM EST. 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 show producer Myra Chanin, go to http://motherwonderful.com/.

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    Tuesday, November 13, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Todd Hester on the First UFC 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Todd Hester, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Gladiator Magazine, and our correspondent on this show.

    Todd covered the first edition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which was held 14 years ago, on November 12, 1993, in Denver, Colorado. We discuss what the significance was of that event for the combat sports, how it showcased Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and emphasized technique, and the subsequent dumbing down of the UFC in recent years. We also stress that technique in general and submissions in particular need to be emphasized to make these types of events special again.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so on this blog.

    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:

    Art of War, the undisputed arena fighting championship, promoted by SUN Sports and Entertainment, producing world class mixed martial arts events. For more information, check out their web site, ArtOfWarLive.com.

    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 IFL Battleground on MyNetworkTV. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

    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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    Monday, November 12, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Cotto Time 

  • SecondsOut Radio with Eddie Goldman


  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman reviews the impressive unanimous decision victory this past Saturday, November 10, by WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (31-0, 25 KOs) over Shane Mosley (44-5, 37 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York.

    We spoke after the fight with Miguel Diaz, Cotto's veteran cutman, for a no-holds-barred analysis of his victory. We also have Miguel Cotto's remarks and answers to questions at the postfight news conference.

    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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    Thursday, November 08, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley Preview 


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  • On this special edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman previews the big card coming up this Saturday, November 10, at Madison Square Garden in New York, to be shown on HBO Pay-Per-View in the U.S.

    Headlining that card will be the showdown between the undefeated WBA welterweight champion, Miguel Cotto (30-0, 25 KOs), and the former world champion, Shane Mosley (44-4, 37 KOs). As a co-feature, lightweight champion Joel Casamayor (34-3-1, 21 KOs) takes on Jose Armando Santa Cruz (25-2, 14 KOs).

    We spoke with Miguel Cotto and Evangelista Cotto, his trainer and uncle, Wednesday afternoon at the Kingsway Gym, where Miguel Cotto continued his prefight training. We also spoke with Joel Casamayor at the prefight news conference earlier Wednesday.

    At that news conference, the representatives of Tecate Beer, a major sponsor of this fight and many other boxing events, explained the growing importance of boxing among Hispanics. We spoke more about this topic with Arturo Vargas, Associate Promotions and Sponsorships Manager for Tecate.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so at this blog.

    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:

    Art of War, the undisputed arena fighting championship, promoted by SUN Sports and Entertainment, producing world class mixed martial arts events. For more information, check out their web site, ArtOfWarLive.com.

    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 IFL Battleground on MyNetworkTV. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

    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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    Eddie Goldman, Jane Bernard, and Paul Dver on "Joey Reynolds Show" 

    Eddie Goldman of No Holds Barred and SecondsOut Radio, author Jane Bernard, and entertainer Paul Dver were guests on the "Joey Reynolds Show" Wednesday night/Thursday morning, November 7/8. The "Joey Reynolds Show" is a national radio broadcast in New York on WOR 710 AM and on 100 other stations via the WOR Network.

    Among the numerous topics discussed was the Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley fight scheduled for this Saturday night, November 10, at Madison Square Garden.

    Here is the audio of their segments.

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    Wednesday, November 07, 2007

    Eddie Goldman and Keisha Morrisey and On "Joey Reynolds Show" Wednesday Night/Thursday Morning November 7/8 

    Eddie Goldman of No Holds Barred and SecondsOut Radio and Keisha Morrisey of Bloodline Boxing Entertainment will be guests on the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" Wednesday night/Thursday morning, November 7/8. Eddie is also the boxing correspondent for the "Joey Reynolds Show".

    We plan to discuss the Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley fight scheduled for this Saturday night, November 10, at Madison Square Garden, as well as whatever else may come up.

    The "Joey Reynolds Show" is a national radio broadcast in New York on WOR 710 AM and on 100 other stations via the WOR Network. The show airs live beginning at midnight EST and runs to 5 AM EST. We are presently scheduled to come on about 2 AM.

    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 show producer Myra Chanin, go to http://motherwonderful.com/.

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    Tuesday, November 06, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: IFL Grand Prix; UFC vs. Couture; MMA vs. Boxing; EliteXC Preview 

    NO HOLDS BARRED: IFL Grand Prix TV Commentary; UFC-Couture Dispute; MMA vs. Boxing; EliteXC Preview with Kimbo Slice, Jake Shields, KJ Noons, Gary Shaw; Jay Larkin


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldmano offers a no-holds-barred commentary on this past Saturday's live telecast of the semifinals of the IFL Grand Prix on MyNetworkTV; the UFC-Randy Couture dispute; and a comparison of the major defects in mixed martial arts and boxing.

    We next preview this coming Saturday's EliteXC card, which will take place Nov. 10 at the American Bank Center Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. This show will be telecast live in the U.S. on Showtime. We spoke on a media teleconference call with fighters Kimbo Slice, Jake Shields, and KJ Noons, who will each be in separate bouts on this card. We also spoke with EliteXC promoter Gary Shaw about the organizational structure of mixed martial arts.

    We also spoke with Jay Larkin, the new president and COO of the International Fight League, about their anti-doping policy.

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    Sunday, November 04, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Shane Mosley, Jack Mosley, Joel Casamayor, Calzaghe-Kessler and Marquez-Juarez Reviews 

  • SecondsOut Radio with Eddie Goldman


  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing this past Saturday's unanimous decision victories by Joe Calzaghe (44-0, 32 KOs) over Mikkel Kessler (39-1, 29 KOs) to unify three super middleweight belts, and by WBC super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (48-3-1, 35 KOs) over Rocky Juarez (27-4, 19 KOs). With these superb performances, both Calzaghe and Marquez have to be considered as candidates for 2007 Fighter of the Year.

    Next, we preview the big card coming up this Saturday, November 10, at Madison Square Garden in New York, to be shown on HBO Pay-Per-View in the U.S.

    On that card will be the showdown between the undefeated WBA welterweight champion, Miguel Cotto (30-0, 25 KOs), and the former world champion, Shane Mosley (44-4, 37 KOs). As a co-feature, lightweight champion Joel Casamayor (34-3-1, 21 KOs) takes on Jose Armando Santa Cruz (25-2, 14 KOs).

    We spoke with Shane Mosley and his trainer and father, Jack Mosley, about what they see happening in the fight with Cotto. We also spoke with Joel Casamayor about what he expects to happen in his fight with Santa Cruz.

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