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Sunday, March 30, 2008

NO HOLDS BARRED: Renzo Gracie, Matt Serra, Wagnney Fabiano, Shamrock-Le Review, IFL Preview 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing the mixed martial arts fight between Cung Le and Frank Shamrock held this past Saturday night, March 29, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Cung Le won that fight by TKO at the end of the third round after one of his kicks broke Frank Shamrock's right arm. The relation between striking and grappling in mixed martial arts is particularly analyzed.

    We next preview the upcoming mixed martial arts show of the International Fight League (IFL), which will be held this coming Friday, April 4, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, popularly known as the Meadowlands. This card will be televised live on HDNet.

    On that card, in camp vs. camp competition, the Renzo Gracie Academy takes on Midwest Combat, and the American Top Team faces the Miletich Fighting Systems camp. There will be three individual IFL championship bouts as well. Vladimir Matyushenko of Midwest Combat defends his light heavyweight title against Jamal Patterson of the Renzo Gracie Academy in a fight which will also be part of the camp competition. Wagnney Fabiano, the 145-pound champion, fights Shad Lierley, and 170-pound champion Jay Hieron fights Mark Miller.

    We spoke with Wagnney Fabiano about what to expect from this fight and also his career in general.

    We spoke with the master and legend, Renzo Gracie, about this card as well as his own plans and views.

    We also spoke with one of Renzo's prize students, UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, about his title defense April 19 against Georges St-Pierre in Montreal.

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

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    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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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    SecondsOut Radio: Joseph Agbeko, Richard Schaefer 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie
    Goldman speaks with Joseph Agbeko, the IBF bantamweight champion, and Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.

    Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko (25-1, 22 KOs) was not widely known to the boxing world before his title fight Sept. 29, 2007, with then-IBF bantamweight champion Luis Perez. Most of his fights had been in Africa against opponents who were nowhere near being world-ranked. But that did not stop Agbeko from pulling the upset and dethroning the veteran Perez with a seventh-round TKO.

    We discussed with Joseph Agbeko his background as a fighter and his plans for his next fight.

    We also recently spoke with Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, at the kickoff news conference to announce the April 19 fight between two champions, light heavyweight king Bernard Hopkins and super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe. We spoke with him about this fight, and also about the plans of Golden Boy Promotions to enter the worlds of soccer (football) and mixed martial arts.

    Also, we discuss the narrow view of much of the boxing media towards combat sports, their failure to understand other real combat sports such as mixed martial arts and wrestling, and their fawning over the staged pro "wrestling" spectacle, which has left so many of its participants prematurely dead.

    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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    Saturday, March 29, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Shamrock-Le Preview, African-American Wrestling Legends at NCAA Wrestling Championship 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman begins by previewing the mixed martial arts fight between Frank Shamrock and Cung Le. This will be held Saturday night, March 29, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. It will be shown in the U.S. as the main event of a joint EliteXC and Strikeforce telecast on Showtime at 9 PM ET/PT.

    We next present the discussion which took place at the tribute organized by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame to the African-American wrestling experience, held March 20, at the 2008 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Speaking are five African-American wrestling legends: Simon Roberts, who in 1957 wrestling at Iowa became the first African-American wrestler to win an NCAA wrestling championship; Bobby Douglas, the first African-American wrestler to represent the U.S. twice in the Olympics (1964 and 1968), the first African-American coach of an NCAA championship team (Arizona State in 1988), and the coach of undefeated four-time NCAA champion Cael Sanderson at Iowa State; Lee Kemp, a three-time NCAA champion at the University of Wisconsin and a three-time freestyle world champion (1978, 1979, and 1982); Lloyd Keaser, a 1973 world champion in freestyle and a two-time All-American at the Naval Academy; and Kenny Monday, the first African-American wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal (1988), a silver medalist in 1992 in freestyle wrestling, a world champion in freestyle wrestling in 1983, an NCAA champion in 1984 wrestling for Oklahoma State, and the Extreme Fighting welterweight championship in 1997.

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

    You can also download it by scrolling down that page and clicking on the download link (right-click to save it).

    You can also listen to it through the player on 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.

    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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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    Thursday, March 27, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Simon Roberts, Kenny Monday, Carl Adams, and Jason Bryant at NCAA Wrestling Championship 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman continues playing interviews recorded at the 2008 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship, which were held March 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri.

    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, organized an exhibit and held a tribute program March 20 at the NCAA wrestling tournament honoring many of the key men who are historical figures in the African-American wrestling experience. Right after this event, we spoke with some of them.

    We spoke with Simon Roberts, who, in 1957, wrestling at 147 pounds for the University of Iowa, became the first African-American wrestler to win an NCAA wrestling championship.

    We spoke with Kenny Monday, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1988 and a silver medal in 1992 in freestyle wrestling, won a world championship in freestyle wrestling in 1983, won an NCAA title in 1984 wrestling for Oklahoma State at 150 pounds, and won the Extreme Fighting welterweight championship in 1997.

    We spoke with Carl Adams, the longtime head wrestling coach at Boston University, who as a wrestler was a four-time national champion, winning two NCAA titles at Iowa State and two national freestyle titles.

    In addition, the National Wrestling Media Association (NWMA), the national professional organization for journalists who cover the sport of amateur wrestling, held its annual meeting March 22 between the morning and evening sessions of the NCAA wrestling tournament. We spoke with Jason Bryant, vice president of the NWMA, and webmaster and lead writer of the noted wrestling web site InterMat, about the wrestling media and its tasks. This discussion will be of particular interest not only to those who follow wrestling, but also those interested in understanding media and journalism.

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

    You can also download it by scrolling down that page and clicking on the download link (right-click to save it).

    You can also listen to it through the player on 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.

    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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, March 25, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Tom Brands, John Smith, and the 2008 NCAA Wrestling Champions 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman reviews the 2008 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship, which were held March 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri.

    We have comments from all ten of the individual champions: Angel Escobedo of Indiana (125), Coleman Scott of Oklahoma State (133), J. Jaggers of Ohio State (141), Brent Metcalf of Iowa (149), Jordan Leen of Cornell (157), Mark Perry of Iowa (165), Keith Gavin of Pittsburgh (174), Mike Pucillo of Ohio State (184), Phil Davis of Penn State (197), and Dustin Fox of Northwestern (285).

    We spoke with Tom Brands, head coach of the 2008 national champion Iowa Hawkeyes, and John Smith, head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

    We also plan to have more interviews from this event later this week.

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

    You can also download it by scrolling down that page and clicking on the download link (right-click to save it).

    You can also listen to it through the player on 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.

    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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, March 24, 2008

    SecondsOut Radio: Yuri Foreman, Jacqui Snow 

  • SecondsOut Radio with Eddie Goldman


  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie
    Goldman begins by speaking with unbeaten junior middleweight Yuri Foreman (24-0, 8 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y. He next fights Thursday, April 3, against veteran Saul Roman (28-4, 24 KOs) at the Aviator Sports Arena in Brooklyn, N.Y. This card will be televised live in the U.S. on Versus.

    Next, we turn our attention to the issues of the media, the Internet, and boxing. We speak with Jacqui Snow, a moderator of the very popular MySpace Boxing Forum, which has over seven thousand members. We discuss the importance of the Internet in general and MySpace in particular for boxing, and how the pay-per-view business model being used by many television networks such as HBO is being outstripped by the growth of technology.

    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, March 18, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: 2008 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship Preview with Bob Mayeri 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with our correspondent, veteran wrestling journalist and photographer Bob Mayeri, about the 2008 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship. This event takes place from Thursday, March 20, to Saturday, March 22, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

    We discuss the relative parity which has emerged this season in college wrestling, and both preview the team race and list the favorites in each of the ten weight classes. We also discuss some of the important wrestling-related activities which will be going on between sessions of this tournament.

    The finals will be shown live on ESPN and ESPN360.com starting at 8:30 PM EDT/7:30 PM CDT Saturday night, March 22. The quarterfinals will air on ESPNU and ESPN360.com Friday, March 21, starting at 11 AM EDT/10 AM CDT. The semifinals will be syndicated by ESPNU Friday evening starting at 7 PM EDT/6 PM CDT, so check your local listings. ESPNU will also carry the medal rounds live Saturday morning, March 22, starting at 11 AM EDT/10 AM CDT.

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

    You can also download it by scrolling down that page and clicking on the download link (right-click to save it).

    You can also listen to it through the player on 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.

    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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, March 17, 2008

    SecondsOut Radio: James Moore, Pawel Wolak, Joey Reynolds, Pacquiao-Marquez 2 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by discussing his failed attempt to order the Pacquiao-Marquez 2 pay-per-view on Time Warner Cable in New York, and what happened next.

    This past Saturday night, March 15, at the same time as Pacquiao-Marquez 2 in Las Vegas, the annual tradition of a major boxing show at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day weekend continued. In the main event, unbeaten junior middleweight James Moore (15-0, 10 KOs) of Queens, NY, via County Wicklow, Ireland, faced the toughest opponent of his pro career, veteran former title challenger J.C. Candelo (27-10-4, 18 KOs). Moore won by a ten-round unanimous decision. In the co-feature, unbeaten junior middleweight Pawel Wolak, 20-0 (14 KOs) scored a second-round knockout over Dupre Strickland (18-3-1, 7 KOs).

    Right after their fights, we spoke with James Moore and Pawel Wolak. We also spoke with legendary radio host Joey Reynolds of WOR 710 AM in New York, who attended this fight and covers boxing regularly on his Monday-through-Friday overnight general interest talk show.

    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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    Saturday, March 15, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Bob Meyrowitz 



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  • On this special edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Bob Meyrowitz, whose new mixed martial arts league, YAMMA Pit Fighting, will be debuting Friday, April 11, 2008, at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with a pay-per-view show. Bob is the former CEO of Semaphore Entertainment Group, which produced the original, classic UFC events from 1993 to 2001.

    We were joined in our discussion, held Tuesday, March 11, at the New York offices of YAMMA Pit Fighting, by Internet radio host Bob Carson of Carson's Corner.

    Among the topics discussed in this lengthy roundtable interview were the media, radio, and the Internet; what to expect at the debut show of YAMMA Pit Fighting April 11; their running a one-night heavyweight tournament; their Super Fight competitors Oleg Taktarov, Don Frye, Gary Goodridge, and Butterbean; and much more.

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

    You can also download it by scrolling down that page and clicking on the download link (right-click to save it).

    You can also listen to it through the player on 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.

    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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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    Thursday, March 13, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Mo Lawal, Rory Markham, Pat Miletich, James Moore, Cristy Nickel, Oliva Fonseca, Bruce Silverglade, Mike O'Sullivan, Never Back Down 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing the new mixed martial arts-themed film, Never Back Down, which opens in theaters Friday, March 14.

    Next, we speak with one of the top freestyle wrestlers in America and the world, Mo Lawal. He has just signed with Team Quest and plans to start his professional mixed martial arts career following the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

    Rory Markham of the IFL will fight Emyr Bussade in a welterweight MMA fight Friday, April 4, on a card at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., popularly known as the Meadowlands. Markham is also a member of the Miletich Fighting Systems camp, led by MMA legend Pat Miletich, which will face the American Top Team in their first IFL action. We spoke with Rory Markham and Pat Miletich on a media teleconference call this week.

    The annual tradition of a major boxing show at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day weekend continues this year on Saturday, March 15, with a new headliner. Unbeaten junior middleweight James Moore (14-0, 10 KOs) of Queens, NY, via County Wicklow, Ireland, will have the toughest opponent of his pro career when he faces veteran former title challenger J.C. Candelo (27-9-4, 18 KOs). This is also only the second card being run by the new Celtic Gloves Promotions, which was formed principally to promote Moore. This card will take place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, and will be webcast live at GoFightLive.com.

    At a news conference this week, we spoke with James Moore about what to expect this Saturday night. We also spoke with women's junior middleweights Cristy Nickel (7-5, 4 KOs) and Oliva Fonseca (1-1-2), who fight each other on this card. We spoke with Bruce Silverglade, the matchmaker for Celtic Gloves Promotions, who is also the president and owner of the famed Gleason's Gym. And we spoke with Mike O'Sullivan, co-owner of Celtic Gloves Promotions.

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

    You can also download it by scrolling down that page and clicking on the download link (right-click to save it).

    You can also listen to it through the player on 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.

    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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, March 11, 2008

    What's New on The Boxing Standard 

    If you haven’t done so already, it would be well worth your while to visit our new online journal of boxing, The Boxing Standard. Intelligent comments, no matter how short or long, are more than welcome.

    Here are the titles of our most recent articles:

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008
    Is James Moore the Next John Duddy?

    Monday, March 10, 2008
    Bedtime Story

    Sunday, March 09, 2008
    Some Observations About Last Night's Fights

    Saturday, March 08, 2008
    135

    Thursday, March 06, 2008
    Your Weekend Itinerary for March 7-8

    The Next Great Champ?

    Tuesday, March 04, 2008
    Knockout Reporting

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Charles Farrell and Frank Lotierzo on the Fight of the Year: Vazquez-Marquez 3

    Monday, March 03, 2008
    Vazquez-Marquez "Everything Boxing Should Be"

    Still They Came

    Saturday, March 01, 2008
    Why Can’t They All Be Like Vazquez and Marquez?

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    Monday, March 10, 2008

    SecondsOut Radio: Marquez-Pacquiao 2 Preview, Weekend Review 

  • SecondsOut Radio with Eddie Goldman


  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie
    Goldman begins by reviewing this past weekend's major fights.

    We discuss the WBC heavyweight title fight won by Samuel Peter (30-1, 23 KOs) over Oleg Maskaev (34-6, 26 KOs) by a sixth-round stoppage, and the lightweight title fight won by Nate Campbell (32-5-1, 25 KOs) over Juan Diaz (33-1, 17 KOs) by a split decision in Cancun, Mexico. The comments of the announcers on HBO, which telecast these fights in the U.S., are particularly criticized here. We also review the cruiserweight unification bout won by David Haye (21-1, 20 KOs) over Enzo Maccarinelli (28-2, 21 KOs) by a second-round TKO in London, UK, telecast in the U.S. on Showtime and in the UK on Setanta.

    This coming Saturday, March 15, the long-awaited rematch between WBC super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (48-3-1, 35 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (45-3-2, 34 KOs) finally is set to take place. In their first bout, held at featherweight on May 8, 2004, Pacquiao dropped Marquez thrice in the first round, but Marquez recovered and was able to outbox Pacquiao for much of the remainder of the fight. The result was a controversial split draw. Now they will meet again in a bout in Las Vegas which will be shown in the U.S. on HBO Pay-Per-View.

    We spoke with Manny Pacquiao and his trainer and confidant Freddie Roach about what to expect March 15 on a media teleconference call this past week, and have that discussion for you here.

    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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    Saturday, March 08, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Mike Chapman on Frank Gotch Day and When Pro Wrestling Was Real 



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  • On this special edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with noted wrestling historian and author Mike Chapman, who is the executive director of the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa.

    April 3 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the world heavyweight wrestling championship match between Frank Gotch and George Hackenschmidt in Chicago. This match, won by Gotch, took place in an era when professional wrestling was still a real sport.

    To commemorate this anniversary, April 3, 2008, is being celebrated as Frank Gotch Day in Gotch's hometown of Humboldt, Iowa, and in Waterloo and at the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum. The Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver, has also declared April 3, 2008, as Frank Gotch Day statewide.

    In an in-depth discussion, we speak with Mike Chapman about the legend of Frank Gotch, how pro wrestling was largely real in Gotch's day and why it changed, what lessons can be learned for wrestling from this, the celebration planned for Frank Gotch Day, the Museum's co-sponsoring the annual WIN Magazine Memorabilia Show at the 2008 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship March 20-22 in St. Louis, and more.

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

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    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.

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    Thursday, March 06, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: David Haye, Enzo Maccarinelli, Big 12 Wrestling Coaches 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman previews what is happening in boxing and college wrestling this weekend, in particular focusing on the fight between David Haye and Enzo Maccarinelli, and the 2008 Big 12 Wrestling Championship.

    The top cruiserweight boxer in the world David Haye (20-1, 19 KOs) will have a title unification bout with Enzo Maccarinelli (28-1, 21 KOs) Saturday, March 8, at the O2 Arena in London, UK. It will be shown live both in the U.S. on Showtime and in the UK on Setanta.

    We spoke with both David Haye and Enzo Maccarinelli this week on a media teleconference call about this fight.

    This weekend, many of the conference championships in college wrestling will take place. These are qualifiers for the 2008 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship, which will be held March 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri.

    The 2008 Big 12 Wrestling Championship, featuring five of the top teams in the U.S., will be held Saturday, March 8, at the Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

    We spoke with all five Big 12 wrestling coaches on a media teleconference call about the Big 12 Championship and the upcoming NCAA tournament. They are Mark Manning of Nebraska, Cael Sanderson of Iowa State, Jack Spates of Oklahoma, Brian Smith of Missouri, and John Smith of Oklahoma State.

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

    You can also download it by scrolling down that page and clicking on the download link (right-click to save it).

    You can also listen to it through the player on 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.

    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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.

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    Monday, March 03, 2008

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Charles Farrell and Frank Lotierzo on the Fight of the Year: Vazquez-Marquez 3 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with our colleagues Charles Farrell and Frank Lotierzo of The Boxing Standard.

    Our lengthy discussion focuses mainly on this past Saturday's thrilling rubber match between super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez and former world champion Rafael Marquez, won by Vazquez by split decision. We analyze this fight, what it means for boxing, how the American boxing media once again largely blew this story, and more.

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

    You can also download it by scrolling down that page and clicking on the download link (right-click to save it).

    You can also listen to it through the player on 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.

    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:

    YAMMA Pit Fighting. The producers of the original UFC and Live Nation, worldwide leaders in live entertainment, present YAMMA Pit Fighting mixed martial arts. On the streets, it's against the law. In the pit, it IS the law.

    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. 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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    SecondsOut Radio: Vazquez-Marquez 3 Review, Oscar De La Hoya, Steve Forbes 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing the third, classic battle between WBC super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez (43-4, 31 KOs) and former world champion Rafael Marquez (37-5, 33 KOs), which took place Saturday, March 1, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. After splitting the first two fights, Vazquez won the rubber match by split decision in an early Fight of the Year frontrunner.

    Next, we preview another fight which will also take place at the Home Depot Center. On May 3, Oscar De La Hoya (38-5, 30 KOs), in what he says will be the first of the final three fights in his career, will take on Steve Forbes (33-5, 9 KOs) at a catch-weight of 150 pounds.

    Both De La Hoya and Forbes were on a national media tour last week, and we caught up with them when they were in New York.

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