AS an ordained minister, Richard Steele presided over the funerals of Eddie Futch and Diego Corrales. He was a U.S. Marine Corps teammate of Ken Norton (and, like Norton, trined under Futch). As a Hall of Fame referee, he officiated many of the greatest fights in boxing history, including Hagler-Hearns, Hagler-Leonard, Arguello-Pryor, and, of course, Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor (which Steele infamously stopped 2 seconds before the bell with Chavez – 68-0 — losing on two scorecards.)
Our time with this International Boxing Hall of Famer was far too short, but Steele used every minute to regale us with a sensational peek into boxing’s inner sanctum. Don’t miss this remarkable conversation with a bona fide boxing legend from Sunday’s Ringside Boxing Show.
The Richard Steele interview is preceded by insight from analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti into Roy Jones Jr’s new listing on the Ukraine’s “Enemies of State” list, the 130,000 cigarettes Mayorga has smoked since the first Mosley fight, the sanity of betting on Lemieux (a 16-1 underdog) to beat Golovkin, and the epic carnage that could be Rios-Provodnikov.
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Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com and host of The Ringside Boxing Show.