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73 EpisodesProduced by Albert CastilloWebsite 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 for … read more

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Frank Garza

February 11th, 2023


Frank Garza is a long time and very respected boxing referee because of his work and professionalism. He has been a referee for matches with some of the biggest names like Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr., “Winky” …

Jack O'Halloran

January 31st, 2023


You might remember Jack O’Halloran playing the villain Non in the first two Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve. But did you know he was a professional heavyweight boxer that fought some of the best fighters of …

Gil Carrillo

December 10th, 2022


If you've watched the Netflix docu-series "The Night Stalker" or know the story of Richard Ramirez, I'm sure you'll know the name Gil Carrillo. Carrillo and his partner Frank Salerno (from the Hillside Strangler case) …

Joey Medina

July 17th, 2022


Former professional boxer , Joey Medina of The Bronx, came on podcast. The ex-fighter took on Nicky Perez for the vacant NABF Super …

Rafael Ruelas - 5/11/2022

May 18th, 2022


Former IBF World Lightweight champion, Rafael Ruelas, came on’s podcast last night to talk about his career in boxing. Ruelas …

Mike Anchondo

May 15th, 2022


Saturday morning "Mighty" Mike Anchondo came on for an interview. The former popular slugger from Los Angeles won the WBO Super …

Ruben Juarez

February 13th, 2022


    I had the pleasure to have Ventura County boxing trainer Ruben Juarez on our podcast for Juarez grew up in Ventura, CA and got into boxing to get away from hanging out in the streets. Juarez won …

Carlos Palomino

February 3rd, 2022


“King” Carlos Palomino came on to interview a few weeks ago for our podcast. The International Boxing Hall of Famer talked about his start in boxing and his biggest bouts. On June 22, 1976 Palomino …

Sulem Urbina - 3

January 21st, 2022


In 2013, Sulem Urbina and younger brother, Alexis, were competing in amateur boxing hoping to make the 2016 Olympic team. Sulem was hoping to …

Antonio Diaz

December 24th, 2021


Former IBA World super lightweight champion Antonio "Tono" Diaz took on many great fighters during his career. Antonio is the brother of Julio "The …

Bobby Czyz - Interview # 1

December 20th, 2021


This is my first ever interview with anybody for my then new website. Czyz talks about his colorful career. His life story is truly worthy of a hit …

Ruben Castillo

December 20th, 2021


Ruben Castillo was born in Billing, Montana, but grew up in Bakersfield, CA. This is where he found the sport of boxing. As a pro, Castillo would …

"Magic Man" Marlon Starling

December 20th, 2021


Marlon Starling should be in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in my opinion. He fought many terrific fighters during his time and beat many of …

Enrique Aleman

August 21st, 2021


Last year I took a few online college classes for the first time in my life. Chicano Studies being one of those classes. One of the homework …

Enrique Castillo

August 13th, 2021


Actor Enrique Castillo came on this morning for our "Outside the Ropes" page. Castillo is remembered for playing the lead role of …

Seniesa Estrada

July 7th, 2021


Yesterday afternoon Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada came on podcast to talk about her upcoming fight this Friday night against Tenkai Tsunami for the WBO World Light Fly-weight title which will be televised …

Fernando Vargas - 1

May 21st, 2021


I had the privilege to bring on my hometown of Oxnard's most popular athlete ever, former world champion "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas on the podcast …

"Iceman" John Scully - Part 2 of 2

March 28th, 2021


I had the pleasure of having former top super middleweight & light heavyweight contender "Iceman" John Scully on Scully is a …

Ricardo Celis

March 18th, 2021


DAZN spanish commentator Ricardo Celis was on last night for our podcast. Celis is largely remembered in the boxing world for his …

"Iceman" John Scully - Part 1 of 2

March 15th, 2021


I had the pleasure of having former top super middleweight & light heavyweight contender "Iceman" John Scully on Scully is a …

Hugo Centeno - 4

February 3rd, 2021


Oxnard's Hugo "The Boss" Centeno was on last night. It had been since 2014 that I had him on, so we had a lot to talk about. He is hoping 2021 will be a big year for him in boxing.

Interview Date : …

Ricardo Maldonado

January 23rd, 2021


Ricardo Maldonado was asked by his dear friend/compadre Ruben “El Puas” Olivares to take over as manager of his career. Without any prior experience as a manager, Maldonado reluctantly agreed to manage the already …

Lupe Contreras - Interview #3

January 16th, 2021


Lupe Contreras was on this past Wednesday night. Top Rank’s classy and popular ring announcer and I discussed his professional …

Jose Aguiniga

December 29th, 2020


“Sweet” Jose Aguiñiga reached a record of  33-0, then his career just stopped. Why would he end his boxing career with a record like that? Living in …

Rolando Reyes

November 25th, 2020


Last night Oxnard fighter Rolando "El Pochito" Reyes was on to talk about his career. Reyes debuted as a pro during the biggest …

Herman Montes

July 31st, 2020


Tuesday night Herman “Kid” Montes, of East Los Angeles, was on to talk about his boxing career. Although Montes never became a world champion, he was well known and respected during his time fighting …

Carlos "Famoso" Hernandez

July 11th, 2020


This week El Salvador’s first world champion, Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez, was on to talk about his colorful career in boxing. In his …

Richie Sandoval

June 29th, 2020


About a week ago, Richie Sandoval was on 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 …

Jackie Kallen

June 5th, 2020


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 …

Librado Andrade

June 1st, 2020


In 2013 Librado Andrade retired from the boxing ring. He didn’t have another choice but to go back to work at a popular burger place, as he had for …

Kelly Pavlik

May 24th, 2020


I had former Middleweight champion of the world Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik on We discussed his career, what he has been up to, and a recent rumor that was going around about an exhibition match up …

Robert Garcia - Interview #2

May 20th, 2020


This past Monday night one of the best trainers in the world, Robert Garcia, came on In our first interview in 2013, he had just been named “Trainer of the Year” and we covered his start as a trainer. …

Mario Mancini - 1

May 18th, 2020


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 …

Carlos Zarate

April 25th, 2020


43 years ago today Mexican great Carlos Zarate knocked out then-undefeated Mexican Olympian Alfonso Zamora in the fourth round in a popular match …

Rosendo " El Bufalo" Alvarez

April 18th, 2020


   One of Nicaragua’s most popular boxers, Rosendo “El Bufalo” Alvarez, was on a few nights ago. We talked about a lot of different …

Mario "Azabache" Martinez

April 16th, 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 …

Daniel Zaragoza

April 5th, 2020


A few days ago, I had the honor to speak to former world Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Zaragoza on Zaragoza fought at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia representing his …

Melchor Cob Castro

March 29th, 2020


Former two-time Jr. Flyweight world champion Melchor “Baby” Cob Castro of Campeche, Mexico was on just a few nights ago. On that day Castro was celebrating the 29th anniversary of his first world title …

Gabriel Flores Jr. - 1

December 18th, 2019


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 …

James "Smitty" Smith

November 17th, 2019


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 : …

Hector Camacho Jr.

October 30th, 2019


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

Crystal "La Morenasa" Morales

October 22nd, 2019


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

October 3rd, 2019


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 …

Tony "The Tiger" Lopez

September 16th, 2019


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 …

Ricky Funez - 1

September 1st, 2019


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 …

Julio "The Kidd" Diaz

August 26th, 2019


Former world Lightweight champion Julio "The Kidd" Diaz of Coachella, CA comes on to tell us about his life and career in boxing.

Interview Date : …

Andy Vences

August 20th, 2019


San Jose's Andy "El Tiburon" Vences talks about his start in boxing. This Northern Californian is a very exciting fighter to watch with a promising future in the sport. List to what he has to say.

Interview Date : …

Jack Reiss

August 11th, 2019


Referee Jack Reiss talks about his start as a referee and how passionate he is about the sport of boxing. Great chat. 

Interview date : 10/13/2014

Orlando Canizales

August 7th, 2019


International Boxing Hall of Famer Orlando Canizales talks about his career and big fights. It was an honor to have him on. Check it out!

Donny Lalonde - 1

July 30th, 2019


Here is our interview with former Light-Heavyweight champion "The Golden Boy" Donny Lalonde of Canada. We talk about his life, career, and big fight …

Rocky Juarez

July 25th, 2019


2000 USA Olympian, Rocky Juarez, discusses his amateur and pro career in detail. Juarez was a tough all-action fighter with a lot of heart. Great story.

Interview date : 3/4/2014

Montell Griffin - 1

July 19th, 2019


Montell Griffin was a 1992 USA boxing Olympian who is best known as the first man to defeat Roy Jones Jr via disqualification in March 1997. He fought all of the best fighters in his era in his weight class.

Interview …

Juan LaPorte - 1

July 4th, 2019


Juan LaPorte was one of the most popular Puerto Rican fighters around. He ducked no one and fought all of the best fighters of his era. In this …

Rudy Hernandez - 1

July 2nd, 2019


Rudy "El Chicano" Hernandez is a former professional boxer and now a top cornerman in both boxing and MMA. In this chat we talk about his upbringing, his career, and his former world champion brother Genaro "Chicanito" …

Paulie Ayala - 1

July 1st, 2019


Former WBA World Bantamweight champion, Paulie Ayala, talks about his life before, during, and after his boxing career. He discusses his big fights …

Richard "Mr. KO" Savala

July 1st, 2019


Richard “Mr. KO” Savala was an up-and-coming fighter that was making his way to fight for a world title, but his career ended when he got hooked on doing and selling drugs. He ended up in jail and getting into a prison …

Tito Santana

July 1st, 2019


Tito Santana was one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWF (now WWE) in the 80's and 90's. The former WWF Intercontinental and Tag-Team champion …

Chris Byrd - 1

June 26th, 2019


1992 USA Olympian and former World Heavyweight champion Chris Byrd talks about his life and his amateur & pro career in this interview. His whole …

Tony Weeks - 1

June 23rd, 2019


One of the best referees today, Tony Weeks, talks about how he got his start in boxing and some of the fights he has officiated.

Interview Date : 4/30/2014

Pepe Reilly - 1

June 23rd, 2019


1992 USA Olympian Pepe Reilly talks about his terrific amateur career, pro career, and life after boxing. Reilly is now the trainer of boxer Rey Beltran.

Interview Date : 11/25/2013

Raul Marquez

June 19th, 2019


1992 USA Olympian Raul “El Diamante” Marquez turned pro that same year, and won the vacant IBF World super welterweight title defeating Anthony …

Graciela Casillas - 1

June 19th, 2019


Graciela Casillas, of Ventura County,  was a real pioneer for women's boxing. She made her pro debut at the first all-women's boxing card on July 13, …

Neeco Macias - 1

June 18th, 2019


Neeco "The Rooster" Macias is a non-stop punching machine that has set records. In September 2018, Macias threw almost 200 punches in one round of his six-round bout against Marvin Cabrera which I recommend you watch. …

Christopher Klein

June 18th, 2019


Here's our interview with Christopher Klein who is the author of the 2016 book "Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First …

Peter McNeeley

June 17th, 2019


“Hurricane” Peter McNeeley will always be remembered by many as Mike Tyson’s first opponent after his time in prison. The playful McNeeley is more …

Teresa Tapia (wife of Johnny Tapia)

June 17th, 2019


Teresa Tapia is the widow of the late former world champion Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia. She talks about her late husband’s career and their relationship. Like his nickname says, he did live a crazy life. Great talk …

Lupe Contreras - Interview # 2 - 6/12/2013

June 17th, 2019


Ring announcer Lupe Contreras is amongst one of the best in the business. His delivery, work ethic, and professionalism is undeniable. In this interview we talk about his professional and personal life, and his start as …

Steve Lott

June 16th, 2019


Steve Lott was part of the original members of Mike Tyson’s “team” since the beginning of his career. Lott and Tyson became and has remained good friends with Tyson. In this interview Steve talks about Tyson from the …

Bobby Czyz - Interview # 2

June 16th, 2019


Bobby Czyz and I discuss the post-prison career of “Iron” Mike Tyson. The former world champion and I go through each fight from Tyson's first fight after prison against Peter McNeeley to the mega-fight against Lennox …

Carol Steindler - 1

June 13th, 2019


Last week I had Carol Steindler on TheBoxingBar for an interview. Carol is the daughter of, Howie Steindler, who owned the legendary Main Street Gym …

Christy Martin - 1

June 13th, 2019


Christy Martin remains one of the most famous fighters in the history of women’s boxing. She talks about her humble beginning and the rise to being the most famous woman fighter of her time. A true pioneer. I had a …

Robert Garcia - 1

June 13th, 2019


One of the most popular boxing trainers today, Robert Garcia, talks about his start as a trainer in “our” home city of Oxnard, CA. We discuss his …

Richard Steele - 11/7/2011

June 13th, 2019


International Boxing Hall of Famer Richard Steele talks about his childhood, his boxing career, and start as a referee. In the 80's Richard Steele was the third man in the ring for many of the most memorable fights of …

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