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Author: Albert Castillo

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TheBoxingBar.com is a boxing interview show where we get to meet fighters and people in the fight game and discuss their start in the sport. I like to think of my interviews like an audio Wikipedia page about my guests that comes from them and not from an outsider. Please visit TheBoxingBar.com for more random guests and questions we throw at them! - Albert
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Herman Montes

Herman Montes

2020-07-3146:35

Tuesday night Herman “Kid” Montes, of East Los Angeles, was on TheBoxingBar.com to talk about his boxing career. Although Montes never became a world champion, he was well known and respected during his time fighting the majority of his fights at the historic Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. We talked about several of his fights including his victory over the popular “Pipino” Cuevas of Mexico. In 2014, Montes was pictured on the cover of Gene Aguilera’s hit book “Mexican-American Boxing in Los Angeles.” Check it out!
This week El Salvador’s first world champion, Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez, was on TheBoxingBar.com to talk about his colorful career in boxing. In his life he has become a world champion, has got an official knockdown over Floyd Mayweather Jr., and has an arena named after him in El Salvador. Not bad for a tough kid from Los Angeles. The humble ex-world champion came on to talk about his experiences in and out of the ring. Thank you Carlos! - Albert
Richie Sandoval

Richie Sandoval

2020-06-2901:48:25

About a week ago, Richie Sandoval was on TheBoxingBar.com to interview. In 1980 Sandoval was getting ready to be a USA Olympian for the games later that year. Being one of the best of that team, he was offered to choose between going to Germany or Poland to compete in a pre-Olympics tournament. He thought going to Germany would better prepare him for the games. The rest of the team got ready to go to Poland. Fourteen top fighters along with eight staff members of USA Boxing boarded the Polish LOT Flight 7 airliner on March 14, 1980. The flight crashed a few miles from Warsaw killing all 87 passengers on board. A total of twenty-two were from USA Boxing. This story makes you think of another Mexican-American Richie, Ritchie Valens. Then shortly after, Sandoval finds out that there will be no 1980 Summer Olympic games in Moscow due to the boycott after the soviets invaded Afghanistan. He would go ahead and turn pro at the end of 1980, and would win the WBA World Bantamweight title against Jeff Chandler in April 1984. After a few title defenses, Sandoval could no longer make weight and pleaded with his people to move up in weight and had to fight four non-title bouts for this reason. On March 10, 1986 he took on the tough Gaby Canizales of Laredo, Texas. Just five weeks before, Sandoval had fought a pro fight in his hometown of Pomona weighing almost ten pounds heavier. Canizales would win by seventh round knockout in brutal fashion with Sandoval being unconscious for several minutes straight and being carried out by stretcher and rushed to the hospital. Most fighters that go out in a similar way, don’t live to talk about their experience. Sandoval was just hospitalized for four days for observation and walked out. While in the hospital he was visited by Bob Arum who offered him a job at Top Rank as long as he promised to not fight again. Today, Richie Sandoval is still working at Top Rank. In 1988 Richie brought Michael Carbajal to Bob Arum who reluctantly wanted to sign a guy that small, but signed him. In March of 1993, Carbajal fought “Chiquita” Gonzalez in the first million dollar fight ever in that weight class. In this interview Sandoval openly talks about all this in detail. Amazing life!
Jackie Kallen

Jackie Kallen

2020-06-0532:54

Jackie Kallen was a real pioneer being one of the first women in professional boxing. Although she was not a fighter, she played many roles and got a lot of respect in the boxing world. She was most remembered as the manager of James “Lights Out” Toney. Meg Ryan played a character based on her in the 2004 film “Against the Ropes.” She also played a role in the hit boxing reality show “The Contender.” It was a real pleasure and an honor to have her on TheBoxingBar.com. So please listen …
Librado Andrade

Librado Andrade

2020-06-0101:04:28

Interview Date : 5/28/2020
Kelly Pavlik

Kelly Pavlik

2020-05-2401:36:22

Interview Date : 5/21/2020
Interview Date : 5/18/2020
Mario Mancini - 1

Mario Mancini - 1

2020-05-1801:32:41

Mancini wrestled from 1984 – 1992 for the then-WWF as a “jobber”. A jobber is a term used for the wrestlers who were used to lose against the up-and-coming stars and/or the superstars of the moment. Today Mr. Mancini is part owner of “Paradise Alley Pro Wrestling”. For those of you that know me know that as a kid, I was a die-hard wrestling fan. And I remember watching Mario Mancini all the time on TV. I thank him very much for coming on, and making me remember a lot about those days. - TheBoxingBar.com
Carlos Zarate

Carlos Zarate

2020-04-2519:38

43 years ago today Mexican great Carlos Zarate knocked out then-undefeated Mexican Olympian Alfonso Zamora in the fourth round in a popular match known as “The Battle of the Z’s”. There was a lot of real drama about the fight at the time. It was a real honor and privilege to have the International Boxing Hall of Famer, Zarate, come on TheBoxingBar.com today to talk about this fight and his career. I will be posting the interview on the site sometime by Saturday night, so keep looking out for it. Cheers to Mr. Carlos "Cañas" Zarate!
   One of Nicaragua’s most popular boxers, Rosendo “El Bufalo” Alvarez, was on TheBoxingBar.com a few nights ago. We talked about a lot of different topics in his life, and we covered the biggest fights in his career. Alvarez is remember for his two fights against the undefeated Mexican great Ricardo “Finito” Lopez giving him his only draw. The rematch was considered one of the best fights ever in the lower weight classes. Today Alvarez and his wife, Ruth, have Bufalo Boxing Promotions based out of Nicaragua. They put on many shows yearly, and together they donate food and other items to the people in their community. It was a real pleasure to have Rosendo on the podcast to tell his story. This show is in Spanish and you can listen to it by going to TheBoxingBar.com !   Interview : 4/15/2020
Mario “Azabache” Martinez was a very tough fighter from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He fought in many tough fights in his career against guys like Roger Mayweather, Jeff Fenech, Azumah Nelson, Adrian Arreola, and Rolando Navarrete. Nelson called him the toughest fighter he had ever fought. But he is most remembered for his battle against Julio Cesar Chavez for the vacant WBC super featherweight title on September 13, 1984 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Chavez would win his first title on that night. He was on TheBoxingBar.com earlier this week and wanted to share his story about his career and his toughest fights. He is a good man! Cheers to “Azabache” Martinez!
Daniel Zaragoza

Daniel Zaragoza

2020-04-0538:38

A few days ago, I had the honor to speak to former world Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Zaragoza on TheBoxingBar.com. Zaragoza fought at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia representing his country of Mexico. He was the first world champion of Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain who named his popular gym “Romanza” combining the last names of his first two champions, Gilberto Roman was the second. We talked about all his tough fights against guys like Jeff Fenech, Paul Banke, Carlos Zarate, Tracy Harris Patterson, Harold Petty, Wayne McCullough, and Erik Morales. In 2004 he was inducted into The International Boxing Hall of Fame with his family at his side. I would like to thank the Mexican great for coming onto our podcast. Cheers to Daniel Zaragoza! This interview is in Spanish/Espanol. - AC
Melchor Cob Castro

Melchor Cob Castro

2020-03-2935:51

Former two-time Jr. Flyweight world champion Melchor “Baby” Cob Castro of Campeche, Mexico was on TheBoxingBar.com just a few nights ago. On that day Castro was celebrating the 29th anniversary of his first world title victory over Rolando Pascua on March 25, 1991 at The Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA. The tough Filipino fighter, Pascua, was the first to defeat the popular Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez via sixth round KO in December 1990 before losing it in his first title defense to Castro. Castro then lost the title in his first title defense to Gonzalez just a few months later on June 3, 1991. Castro was Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain’s third world titlist. In his career he also battled Michael Carbajal and Jorge Arce. This interview was in Spanish.
Gabriel Flores Jr. - 1

Gabriel Flores Jr. - 1

2019-12-1825:50

Stockton's Gabriel Flores Jr. is one of the hottest prospects in boxing today. Flores signed with Top Rank in 2016 at the age of 16 years old and was the youngest ever to sign with the company at that time. In this interview we talk about his start in the sport to the present. Interview date : 12/17/2019
James "Smitty" Smith

James "Smitty" Smith

2019-11-1732:26

Boxing media figure James "Smitty" Smith came on to give us his thoughts of what was going on at the time. The former pro fighter has done a bit of everything possible in the sports media world. Interview Date : 5/29/2012
Hector Camacho Jr.

Hector Camacho Jr.

2019-10-3033:52

Listen to Hector Camacho Jr. talk about his life, career, and his Hall of Fame father. Camacho Jr. is a great talker and story teller. Interview date : 10/3/2011
Oxnard's Crystal "La Morenasa" Morales comes on before her 2012 return after several years of inactivity. Interview Date : 4/29/2012
Javier "Pelos" Garcia

Javier "Pelos" Garcia

2019-10-0331:50

Last night (Oct. 1, 2019) Javier passed away. The young fighter from Oxnard touched many lives in and out of the ring. He became the first ever BKB Welterweight champion winning the tournament for the new brand. About seven years ago I got the pleasure to chat with this polite young man. Rest In Peace my friend. Interview Date : 4/6/2012
Tony "The Tiger" Lopez

Tony "The Tiger" Lopez

2019-09-1601:28:24

Sacramento's Tony Lopez was one tough fighter! He fought guys like Julio Cesar Chavez and in 1988 got The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year for his fight against Rocky Lockridge. Interview Date : 1/9/2015
Ricky Funez - 1

Ricky Funez - 1

2019-09-0129:44

In this interview Ricky and I discuss when he worked as the trainer for Oxnard's Hugo "The Boss" Centeno for the first and only time. He brings up many great points of his experience as a trainer and was mentored by Joe Goossen. Check it out! Interview Date : 12/20/2013  
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