Thursday, February 19, 2009
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses a wide variety of topics linked together by emphasizing that the average people (i.e., most of us) need a warrior culture.
In what is to become yet another controversial commentary, discussed are what the U.S. government believes is its greatest threat, why that assessment by the government is actually a threat to (most of) you, why you thus need a warrior culture, and how the combat sports are related to developing that culture. We discuss some battles going on involving the use of the Internet right now, and how some in the combat sports are using the Internet in a positive way, including the North American Fight Association (NAFA) and the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Facebook discussion group.
We also tie in the need to support all the combat sports, and hear comments from Ken Hershman of Showtime and the legendary mixed martial arts fighter Frank Shamrock about boxing and mixed martial arts. And we hear comments from Miguel Cotto and the legendary trainer and cutman Miguel Diaz about Cotto's return to action Feb. 21 in Madison Square Garden against Michael Jennings, his first fight since suffering his first pro loss to the controversial Antonio Margarito in July 2008.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009
On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by discussing how, in light of all the recent scandals and mishaps, boxing is like a friend who is also a criminal, and who never fails to disappoint.
Next, we continue our preview of the February 21 pay-per-view card, headlined by middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (34-1, 30 KOs) facing Marco Antonio Rubio (43-4-1, 37 KOs) at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, and former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (32-1, 26 KOs) taking on Michael Jennings (34-1, 16 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York.
There is also a full fight card at Madison Square Garden. In a middleweight bout, the popular John Duddy (25-0, 17 KOs) fights Matt Vanda (39-8, 22 KOs). In a lightweight bout, rising star Anthony Peterson (28-0, 19 KOs) takes on Edner Cherry (24-6-2, 12 KOs). And in a bout for the vacant WBA female super featherweight title, Maureen Shea (13-0, 7 KOs) fights Kina Malpartida (8-3, 1 KO).
At a prefight news conference at Madison Square Garden, we spoke with John Duddy, Anthony Peterson, Matt Vanda, and Maureen Shea about their fights and their careers.
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