Ringside Boxing Show: PBC on ESPN

By Dennis Taylor on July 15, 2015
Ringside Boxing Show: PBC on ESPN
Tony Harrison got clocked by Willie Nelson. (Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

Interesting debut last week for PBC on ESPN, considering both of its televised fights ended in some confusion…

Interesting debut last week for PBC on ESPN, considering both of its televised fights ended in some confusion. Undefeated Tony Harrison, ahead on the cards, got clocked by Willie Nelson in the closing seconds of the ninth round. He struggled to his feet, then faced the turnbuckle, like a Blair Witch victim, while referee Frank Santore Jr. pleaded for a hint that he still had his faculties.

Then Luis Collazo, with the Upset of the Year seemingly within arm’s reach, quit on his stool, claiming he no longer could see from cuts that ... well, honestly, they didn’t look all that bad, did they?

Can either be blamed for living to fight another day? Maybe not, but we probably won’t see either name on Lampley’s “Gatti List” anytime soon.

Our expert analysts, Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti, take an insightful look at those two strange finishes, plus the history of the L.A. Sports Arena (where Mauricio Herrera finally found himself on the clean end of the stick), whether GGG should go to 175 to fight anybody, whether Vargas should get his “immediate rematch” with Tim Bradley, and multiple other topics.

Click here to listen to the show: http://ringsideboxingshow.podbean.com/e/luis-collazo-and-tony-harrison-did-they-quit/

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  1. Matt 09:29am, 07/17/2015

    You will hear 20 names!! There is quite a bench out there. That is why I think boxing will be making a major comeback in the next 36 months.  Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller for example has been coming on.. Lucas Browne.. Charles Martin..

    There is a kid out of Chicago too that is a great athlete. But his promoter is taking it way too slow with him. His name is Nick Asberry. He just fought his first 6 rounder. 

  2. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 02:24pm, 07/16/2015

    Dennis Taylor-You need to get some or all of the writers from this site on your program, especially the ones that don’t always see eye to eye….then you’d really have something.

  3. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 02:20pm, 07/16/2015

    Good analysis from Travis Hartman on the program sounding more like a fan than the 13(10)-22(13)-1 veteran of some hardcore poundings in the ring from guys like Thurman and Nelson.

  4. Matt Podgorski 07:01am, 07/15/2015

    You never saw the Blair Witch Project?  Stupid fad movie, but fun at the time.

    Please actually take 20 minutes to listen to the first half of the radio show. It is a very good weekly show.  Plus Dennis (the host) is also a boxing.com writer now, so lets support him!

  5. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 06:40am, 07/15/2015

    This is a nifty little article, perfect for someone with ADHD and Dyslexia and your take on what transpired that night is spot on. Now, excuse me while I Google Blair Witch.

  6. Clarence George 06:39am, 07/15/2015

    Nice.  I particularly enjoyed “like a Blair Witch victim.”  I usually only chortle over my own bon mots, but that one got a couple.

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