16 episodes

An in-depth look into the side of boxing which many choose to ignore. From murders to match-fixing, wrongful imprisonments to conspiracy theories, we look at some of the most notable and obscure incidents that have taken place inside and outside of a boxing ring.

Welcome to The Darker Side of Boxing

The Darker Side Of Boxing BTR Boxing Podcast

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

An in-depth look into the side of boxing which many choose to ignore. From murders to match-fixing, wrongful imprisonments to conspiracy theories, we look at some of the most notable and obscure incidents that have taken place inside and outside of a boxing ring.

Welcome to The Darker Side of Boxing

    The Story Of "The Hurricane" (Part I)

    The Story Of "The Hurricane" (Part I)

    Rubin Carter a troubled youth from the mean streets of Clifton, New Jersey would live through his trials and tribulations during childhood, only to become a professional boxer and attempt to forge a career to the middleweight crown. However, one fateful night would change his life forever!

    Part One Features:
    The Early Beginnings
    A Troubled Youth
    The Life In A Gang
    Forging A Career As A Professional Boxer

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ecstasy & Agony - The Story Of Charles "Kid" McCoy

    Ecstasy & Agony - The Story Of Charles "Kid" McCoy

    Charles McCoy, the Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde of boxing a trickster both inside and outside the ring. In this episode, we delve into the life and stories of the boxing champion of the early 1900s who would become a celebrity not just for his skills in the ring but his antics outside of it.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Sucker Punch - The Story Of James Butler Jr

    Sucker Punch - The Story Of James Butler Jr

    James Butler Jr came from the tough, unforgiving New York, and throughout his life, he would forge an unlikely friendship with a talented pair of brothers. His fledgeling boxing career would take off only for a moment of madness inside of the ring to spiral his life, love and friendships out of control and commit the ultimate sin.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Wheeling Dealing & Stealing The Story Of Don King (Part II)

    Wheeling Dealing & Stealing The Story Of Don King (Part II)

    In the second part of the Don King story, Sean & Johnston pick up from the "Thrilla In Manilla" and tell the story of how at one time King ruled the heavyweight division with the like of Larry Holmes & Mike Tyson as his main men, but that was not without controversy as federal investigations and meetings with crime families intertwined into the life of boxing's biggest promoter.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Wheeling, Dealing & Stealing: The Story of Don King (Part I)

    Wheeling, Dealing & Stealing: The Story of Don King (Part I)

    Donald King is the American boxing promoter we all love to hate. He is known for his involvement in putting together some of the most historic boxing bouts. He has also been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction (later pardoned), and civil cases against him.

    In this two-part episode, Sean & Johnston present the story of his early days in the numbers game before his ascension into the boxing world and creating the lasting legacy of infamy.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Killed In Brazil with Jimmy Tobin

    Killed In Brazil with Jimmy Tobin

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

allblueman ,

Brilliant

Great stuff guys, good to hear about a different side of boxing . It’s so interesting and different from a normal boxing podcast Love it

Icelandic Lion ,

Very informative and easy to follow

This story has been told in an easy to follow format. You can really tell how interested both presenters are. The story is well told and it leaves it open for the listener to make the final decision.

Chris O'Connor Aka Odd Job ,

Fantastic

Fantastic podcast! A must for every boxing fan

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