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The Darker Side Of Boxing

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

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Series One Wrap Up

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(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_pod Instagram - btrboxingpodcastFacebook - BTR Boxing Podcast Network ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr

22 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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One Night In Paterson - The Story Of "The Hurricane" (Part II)

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 1966Life Behind BarsThe Road To RetributionThe Legacy Of "The Hurricane" Subscribe & Follow(Apple)https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182(Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_pod Instagram - btrboxingpodcastFacebook - BTR Boxing Podcast Network★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 35mins

25 Jan 2021

Rank #2

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The Story Of "The Hurricane" (Part I)

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 BeginningsA Troubled YouthThe Life In A GangForging A Career As A Professional BoxerSubscribe & Follow(Apple)https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182(Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_podFacebook - The BTR Boxing Podcast NetworkBecome a patron by checking out www.patreon.com/btrboxingpodcastnetwork★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 4mins

18 Jan 2021

Rank #3

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Ecstasy & Agony - The Story Of Charles "Kid" McCoy

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)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_podFacebook - The BTR Boxing Podcast NetworkBecome a patron by checking out www.patreon.com/btrboxingpodcastnetwork★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 34mins

7 Dec 2020

Rank #4

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Sucker Punch - The Story Of James Butler Jr

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://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182(Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_podFacebook - The BTR Boxing Podcast NetworkBecome a patron by checking out www.patreon.com/btrboxingpodcastnetwork★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 8mins

9 Nov 2020

Rank #5

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Wheeling Dealing & Stealing The Story Of Don King (Part II)

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 life of boxing's biggest promoter.Part Two:The Break Up With Muhammad AliThe Extorsion Of The ABC NetworkFBI InvestigationsDon & Mike Tyson's Rollercoaster Relationship(Apple)https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182(Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_podFacebook - The BTR Boxing Podcast NetworkBecome a patron by checking out www.patreon.com/btrboxingpodcastnetwork★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 10mins

2 Nov 2020

Rank #6

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Wheeling, Dealing & Stealing: The Story of Don King (Part I)

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 his early days in the numbers game before his ascension into the boxing world and creating the lasting legacy of infamy. Part One:Early BeginningsThe Murder Of Sam GarrettThe Rise Into Power Rumble In The Jungle(Apple)https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182(Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_podFacebook - The BTR Boxing Podcast NetworkBecome a patron by checking out www.patreon.com/btrboxingpodcastnetwo★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 14mins

19 Oct 2020

Rank #7

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Killed In Brazil with Jimmy Tobin

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/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182(Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_podFacebook - The BTR Boxing Podcast NetworkBecome a patron by checking out www.patreon.com/btrboxingpodcastnetwork★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

36mins

12 Oct 2020

Rank #8

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The Life, Times & Crimes Of Tony Ayala Jr

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 the most heinous crimes imaginable.(Apple)https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182(Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_podFacebook - The BTR Boxing Podcast NetworkBecome a patron by checking out www.patreon.com/btrboxingpodcastnetwork★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 22mins

14 Sep 2020

Rank #9

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The Murder Of Shaun "The Guv'nor" Cummins

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 accident would leave him paralysed from the waist down and in need of constant care. What happened next would shock the city of Leicester to its core.Subscribe to the podcast(Apple)https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182(Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI(Google)https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL3RoZS1kYXJrZXItc2lkZS1vZi1ib3hpbmcFollow us on social mediaTwitter - @darker_side_podFacebook - The BTR Boxing Podcast Network★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

1hr 1min

31 Aug 2020

Rank #10