This is a brand new boxing podcast about your favourite past and present boxers, where I will be giving a insight on how they got into boxing, the struggles and hardships they have been through in life in and outside the ring but also the positives, like their biggest achievements
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Carlos Monzon Life Story (The boxer who threw his wife of a balcony)
Today's episode is about Carlos Monzon, an Argentine professional boxer who held the undisputed world middleweight championship for 7 years. He successfully defended his title 14 times against 11 different fighters and is widely regarded as not only one of the best middleweights in history but also one of the greatest boxers of all time pound-for-pound. Known for his speed, punching power and relentless work rate, Monzon ended his career with a record of 87-3-9 with 59 knockouts, each one of his losses were early in his career and were avenged. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, he was chosen by The Ring magazine in 2002 as the 11th greatest fighter of the last 80 years and voted him as the best middleweight title holder of the last 50 years in 2011. As of January 2018, Monzón holds the 2nd longest unified championship reign in middleweight history at 9 consecutive defenses.
Argentinians adored Monzon throughout his career. His glamorous and violent life was avidly followed both by the media and Argentine people. He was, however, accused many times of domestic violence by his two wives and many mistresses, and of beating paparazzi. Charged with killing his wife Alicia Muñiz in Mar del Plata in 1988.
Riddick Bowe 'Life Story'
Today's Episode is about Riddick Bowe, who is a retired American professional boxer who competed between 1989 and 2008. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion in 1992, and as an amateur he won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
BoxRec currently ranks Bowe at No.68 among the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time with 392.8 points. He is the fifth highest ranked fighter to have only faced heavyweights during his professional career. BoxRec also gave both of his victorious fights against Evander Holyfield a 5-Star rating. In a 2010 article by BoxingScene, Bowe was ranked the 21st greatest heavyweight of all time. In 2015, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Outside of boxing, Bowe was convicted of the February 1998 kidnapping of his estranged wife Judy, and their five children. Thinking it would reconcile his marriage, Bowe went to his wife's Cornelius, North Carolina home and threatened her with a knife, handcuffs, duct tape, and pepper spray. He forced her and their children into a vehicle and set out for his Fort Washington, Maryland home. During the kidnapping, Bowe stabbed his wife in the chest. Police captured Bowe in South Hill, Virginia, freeing his family.
Christina Hammer 'Life Story'
Today's episode is about a German boxer Christina Hammer, who is known for her patient and systematic boxing style, wearing her opponents down with jabs and increasingly aggressive follow-up rights, in addition to this, she is a multiple-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO female middleweight title from 2010 to 2019, becoming the youngest boxer in history to win a WBO title. Previously she held the WBC female middleweight title between 2016 and 2018, and the WBO female super-middleweight title in 2013. She also challenged once for the WBO female light-middleweight title in 2014 and once for the undisputed female middleweight championship against Claressa Shields in 2019. In February 2021, she returned to the amateur ranks with the intention of competing at the Tokyo Olympics. Furthermore Hammer's victory against Zita Zatyko earned her Fighter of the Year Award by the WBF and WBO; she was awarded BDB's Female Boxer of the Year; and the WBO awarded her with the WBO Diamond Ring for exceptional performance.
Jermain Taylor 'Life Story'
Today's episode is about Jermain Taylor an American former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2014. He remains the most recent undisputed middleweight champion, having won the WBA (Undisputed), WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring magazine, and lineal titles in 2005 by beating Bernard Hopkins, and in doing so ending Hopkins' twelve-year reign as middleweight champion. This made Taylor the first, and to date, only male boxer in history to claim each title from all four major boxing sanctioning organizations in a single fight. He once again defeated Hopkins six months later, making him the only fighter to have defeated Hopkins twice. He would also later hold the IBF middleweight title for a second time.
Scott Quigg 'Life Story'
Today's episode is about a British former professional boxer who competed from 2007 to March 2020. He held the WBA super-bantamweight title from 2013 to 2016, and the British super-bantamweight title from 2011 to 2012. Quigg was known for his relentless work ethic as he grinded for everything he achieved in boxing, constantly working on himself to improve as a fighter, for example When Quigg moved to the Wildcard gym in LA to train under HOF trainer Freddie Roach he said that Quigg 'works harder than Pacquiao', stating, "His work ethic is great and we've seen a lot of really good changes already in the gym.
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini 'Life Story'
Today's episode is about Ray Mancini, who competed professionally from 1979 to 1992 and who has since worked as an actor and sports commentator. He held the WBA lightweight title from 1982 to 1984. Ray was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old Mancini met 27-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim. Kim had struggled to make the 135 lb weight limit, and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was televised live on CBS Sports. It was, according to many observers, a fight filled with action. Mancini won by TKO in the 14th round. Moments after the fight ended, Kim collapsed and fell into a coma, having suffered a subdural hematoma, and died four days later. This fight changed lives and boxing forever, The aftermath had catastrophic repercussions and not just for Mancini, who was still only twenty-one at the time. A few months after Kim died, the South Korean’s mother killed herself and, shortly after, the same fate befell Richard Greene, the man who had refereed the fight. A glaring media spotlight only added to the emotional turmoil. In addition to this boxing changed forever as Kim's death lead to the WBC to take steps to shorten its title bouts to a maximum of 12 rounds. The WBA and WBO followed in 1988, and the IBF in 1989.