Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Weigh-In Boxing Podcast Episode #1 (Frank Savannah - Former Middleweight Boxing Contender)

Welcome to The Weigh-In Boxing Podcast! 

The Weigh-In Episode #1 on SoundCloud

The Weigh-In Episode #1 on iTunes

The series premier of The Weigh-In Boxing Podcast features my interview with former middleweight boxing contender Frank SavannahFrank fought professionally from 1991-1997, and retired with an impressive record of 15 wins, 1 loss, and 1 drawOn December 14, 1994, Savannah fought Dana Rosenblatt for the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title. This bout was the only defeat in Savannah’s six year boxing career. Frank is currently a boxing coach and trainer at Nick Catone MMA & Fitness in Brick, New Jersey.

For more information on Frank Savannah please visit the following websites:

Frank Savannah's BoxRec Page


Nick Catone MMA & Fitness 




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Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Weigh-In Preview

Check out the preview for The Weigh-In Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud!

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The series premier will air on Wednesday, February 1st, and will feature my interview with former middleweight boxing contender Frank Savannah.


MW

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Schedule of Upcoming Episodes!

Coming at ya... The Weigh-In Podcast! 

Check out the upcoming episodes schedule with information on guests! 

The Weigh-In Podcast is available on iTunes and SoundCloud: 

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February 1st

Frank Savannah

Frank Savannah fought professionally from 1991-1997, and retired with an impressive record of 15 wins, 1 loss, and 1 drawOn December 14, 1994, Savannah fought Dana Rosenblatt for the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title. This bout was the only defeat in Savannah’s six year boxing career. Frank is currently a boxing coach and trainer at Nick Catone MMA & Fitness in Brick, New Jersey.



February 15th 

Artur Petrosyan and Sonny Gutierrez


Artur Petrosyan was an Armenian National Boxing Champion who fought professionally as a lightweight from 1999 to 2003. Artur runs Camelback Boxing Gym in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sonny Gutierrez is a former amateur and professional boxer who runs Sonny's Boxing Gym in Goodyear, Arizona.



March 1st

Randy Neumann

Randy Neumann currently serves as a certified financial planner (CFP) at Randy Neumann Wealth Management in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Randy captured the USA New Jersey State Heavyweight Title on December 9, 1971 with a victory over Chuck Wepner. He worked as a professional boxing referee from 1983 to 2014, and refereed hundreds of matches featuring boxing legends such as Mike TysonEvander HolyfieldWladimir Klitschko, and many others.




March 15th

Steve Peacock

Steve Peacock is a professional ring-announcer, voice talent and writer. For the past three years he has been the announcer for Global Proving Ground and Fight Club Champion, and during that time has also announced several USA Boxing-sanctioned tournaments and combat-sports events for promoters including Dead Serious MMACage Fury Fighting Championships, and World Class Kickboxing Championships. Last baseball season he also successfully auditioned for a PA announcer slot for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, a AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees. He is available for ring/cage/stage announcing and emcee gigs as well as for voice-over recording productions. Separately, Peacock is putting the finishing touches on his novel PLAY DEAD, ROLL OVER, a fictionalized account of his ill-fated pursuit of a career with NYPD, which was cut short after getting shot by a retired New York City cop.




March 29th

Curtis Parker

Curtis Parker is a former USBA Middleweight Champion and middleweight contender Curtis Parker. Curtis fought professionally from 1977 to 1988 and is just one of the many great fighters to come out of the City of Brotherly Love. During his career, Curtis compiled a record of 29 wins, 9 losses, and zero draws.

On May 4, 1980, Curtis defeated Mike Colbert for the USBA Middleweight Title in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Parker fought his final professional bout on March 19, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this bout, Curtis was defeated by Michael Nunn for the NABF Middleweight Title bout.



April 12th

Gordon Bond

Gordon Bond is a historian who runs the history website Garden State Legacy and is the author of three books on New Jersey history. In his most recent book, Wicked Woodbridge & Crazy Carteret, Gordon wrote about the 1926 Carteret race riot. This race riot was incited by the murder of a popular local boxer Johnny Carroll by a black man named Robert Ducrest.


April 26th


Joe DeGuardia

Joe DeGuardia runs Star Boxing in White Plains, New York. Star Boxing fighters include Chris AlgieriDemetrius Andrade and Joe Smith Jr.


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Curtis Parker Interview

I had another great interview with former USBA Middleweight Champion and middleweight contender Curtis Parker. Curtis fought professionally from 1977 to 1988 and is just one of the many great fighters to come out of the City of Brotherly Love. During his career, Curtis compiled a record of 29 wins, 9 losses, and zero draws.

On May 4, 1980, Curtis defeated Mike Colbert for the USBA Middleweight Title in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Parker fought his final professional bout on March 19, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this bout, Curtis was defeated by Michael Nunn for the NABF Middleweight Title bout.

My interview will be featured on an upcoming episode of The Weigh-In Podcast! Stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page for updates on upcoming episodes and interviews.

For more information on Curtis Parker, please visit the following websites:

Curtis Parker BoxRec Page

Curtis Parker Philly Boxing History.com Page

Curtis Parker New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Page

MW






Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gordon Bond Interview

I will interview historian Gordon Bond on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Gordon runs the history website Garden State Legacy and is the author of three books on New Jersey history. In his most recent book, Wicked Woodbridge & Crazy Carteret, Gordon wrote about the 1926 Carteret race riot. This race riot was incited by the murder of a popular local boxer Johnny Carroll by a black man named Robert Ducrest (aka George Ducrest). The interview will be featured on an upcoming episode of our new biweekly podcast The Weigh-In.

If you have any questions that you would like Gordon to answer, please post them in the comments of this blog entry, or send them to me via Twitter @RevWarBuff23 and Facebook.

For more information on Gordon Bond, Garden State Legacy, and boxer Johnny Carroll, please visit the following websites:

Garden State Legacy Page

Garden State Legacy Facebook Page

Garden State Legacy YouTube Page

Gordon Bond Amazon Author Page

Johnny Carroll BoxRec Page

John "Johnny" Carroll Find a Grave Page

Twitter - @GB_GSL

MW


(Boxer Johnny Carroll)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Matt Ward's Past Boxing Podcast Episodes

I'm also the host of a podcast called the Matt Ward History Experience. The first season of this podcast featured twelve episodes. Seven of these episodes featured interviews with people from the world of boxing. Below is a list of these episodes with links to the episode notes on the MWHE page, as well as links to where you can listen to these episodes on my my iTunes and SoundCloud pages:

Episode #2 - Henry Hascup (New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame President and boxing historian)

MWHE Episode Notes

iTunes

SoundCloud

Episode #3 - Darren Maciunski (Former IBF Inter-Continental Middleweight Champion and owner of Checkmates Boxing Center in Toms River, New Jersey)

MWHE Episode Notes

iTunes

SoundCloud

Episode #4 - J. Russell Peltz (International Boxing Hall of Famer and owner of Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

MWHE Episode Notes

iTunes

SoundCloud

Episode #7 - Wallace Matthews (Boxing journalist)

MWHE Episode Notes

iTunes

SoundCloud

Episode #9 - Randy Gordon (Former Editor-in-Chief of The Ring, former New York State Athletic Commissioner, and current host of the SiriusXM show "At the Fights")

MWHE Episode Notes

iTunes

SoundCloud

Episode #10 - John DiSanto (Boxing historian and Editor-in-Chief of Philly Boxing History.com)

MWHE Episode Notes

iTunes

SoundCloud

Episode #11 - Gene Pantalone (Boxing historian and author of Madame Bey's: Home to Boxing Legends)

MWHE Episode Notes

iTunes

SoundCloud


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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Joe DeGuardia Interview

I will interview boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia on Monday, February 6, 2017. Joe runs Star Boxing in White Plains, New York. Star Boxing fighters include Chris Algieri, Demetrius Andrade and Joe Smith Jr. The interview will be featured on an upcoming episode of our new biweekly podcast The Weigh-In.

If you have any questions that you would like Joe to answer, please post them in the comments of this blog entry, or send them to me via Twitter @RevWarBuff23 and Facebook.

For more information on Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing, please visit the following websites:

Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing Page

Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing Facebook Page

Twitter - @starboxing

MW