Tuesday, September 13, 2011

No Holds Barred: Victor Ortiz, Canelo Alvarez, and Alfonso Gomez

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with fighters Victor Ortiz, Canelo Alvarez, and Alfonso Gomez.

The 24-year-old Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) will be making the first defense of his WBC welterweight belt against the contorversial but unbeaten 34-year-old Floyd Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) in Las Vegas this coming Saturday, September 17. The 21-year-old phenom Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (37-0-1, 27 KOs), will be defending his WBC super welterweight belt against the 30-year-old Alfonso Gomez (23-4-2, 12 KOs), who is on a five-fight winning streak. Alvarez and Gomez will fight that same night in Los Angeles, with both fights being featured on HBO pay-per-view in the U.S.

We spoke with Victor Ortiz, Canelo Alvarez, and Alfonso Gomez on prefight media conference calls to preview their fights.

In addition, we open by contrasting how two of the ancient combat sports, boxing and wrestling, are presently handling their televising of their world championship events.

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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter.

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