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In this episode Sean & Johnston look back at the episodes and discuss how the idea all came about and highlight some of the most notable moments throughout the course of the series. Subscribe & Follow (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI (…
 
It was early in the morning of June 17, 1966, a Friday. The 3 a.m. closing time at the Lafayette Grill drew near. What happened next would change the lives of famed boxer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, and John Artis forever! Part Two Features: One Summer Night in 1966 Life Behind Bars The Road To Retribution The Legacy Of "The Hurricane" Subscribe & F…
 
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 Th…
 
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 times of the man who would become a celebrity not just for his skills in the ring but his antics outside of it. (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) …
 
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. (Apple) https://…
 
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 lif…
 
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 hi…
 
As a follow up to Murder or Suicide? The Mysterious Death Of Arturo Gatti Sean & Johnston interview the author of "Killed In Brazil" Jimmy Tobin to discuss the inspiration behind the book along with what it takes to source the necessary information to be able to produce an informative and objective read. (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcas…
 
Tony Ayala Jr. was one of the most talented boxers to ever grace the ring in the light-middleweight division. He won 31 of his 33 pro bouts, and he was in line to compete for the division belt multiple times throughout his career. However, Ayala Jr. couldn’t control the inner demons in his personal life, and it led to a life of drugs and some of th…
 
Shaun Cummins was a British boxer who won the WBA Inter-Continental super welterweight title in 1992 and went on to fight for the British and European middleweight titles. After his career had ended life seemed to have taken an upward trajectory in his new role as bodyguard to boy band Blue and a doorman on the local night clubs, that was until an …
 
In this episode, we delve into the origins of how the mafia came to the forefront of boxing which included fixed fights, paid-off referees, greedy managers, misused boxers, and the mobsters who controlled it all Subscribe to the podcast (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) https://open.spoti…
 
Sean & Johnston examine a 1983 boxing bout that took place between undefeated prospect Billy Collins Jr. and Luis Resto. The fight was on the undercard for a bout between Roberto Durán and Davey Moore. Resto unexpectedly beat the highly touted Collins in a 10-round unanimous decision; however, after the fight, Resto's gloves were found to be missin…
 
It was July 1965 when former world light heavyweight champion Freddie Mills was found dead in his car, rifle by his side and blood oozing from his eye. The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide, but the case was far from closed. His family to this day deny that it was suicide and in fact, believe it was murder. In the episode, Sean & Johnston prese…
 
On July 11, 2009, Gatti was found dead in a hotel in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil, where he was on holiday with his Brazilian wife, Amanda Rodrigues, and their 10-month-old son. He was 37 years old. Gatti was to attend his sister's wedding the same day. Gatti's widow was charged with first-degree murder after the strap of her bag was found stained w…
 
In April 2010 a tragic set of circumstances would take place when WBC lightweight champion Edwin "El Inca" Valero was arrested for killing his wife after her body was found in a hotel room. Just the next day, Valero would be found dead in his cell after seemingly using his own clothes to hang himself in an apparent suicide. Sean & Johnston dive ins…
 
Carlos Monzón (August 7, 1942 – January 8, 1995) was an Argentine professional boxer who held the world middleweight title for 7 years, during which he successfully defended the title 14 times. His glamorous and violent life was avidly followed by the media, culminating with his trial for the murder of Alicia Muniz. Argentinians adored Monzon throu…
 
In 1970, former heavyweight champion of the world Sonny Liston was discovered dead at his Las Vegas home by his wife and son. A coroner report came back stating he died of natural causes — many believe that the truth appeared to be much darker. Sean & Johnston take you on a journey through the life of the once heavyweight champion Sonny Liston whos…
 
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 Follow us on Twitter @darker_side_pod Facebook - …
 
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