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Eddie Mustafa Muhammad: Living Legend
When he was a boy growing up in the ruthless Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (then known as Eddie Lee Gregory) got a couple of valuable pieces of advice from his father:
"You make the money. Don't let the money make you," his dad said.
The other nugget of guidance: "Hands up, chin down, and keep your behind off the canvas."
The legendary light heavyweight, now a revered trainer, joined us Jan. 3 on The Ringside Boxing Show to discuss his
life and career, which included sensational fights with Victor Galindez, Marvin
Johnson, Bennie Briscoe, Renaldo Snipes, Michael Spinks, and Matthew Saad
Muhammad. As a trainer he has worked with Iran Barkley, Johnny Tapia, Zab Judah, Chad Dawson, and, nowadays, super middlweight belt-holder Badou Jack.
This is a wide-reaching and energitic conversation with a man who ruled the light heavyweight division during a renaissance era for that weight class, before becoming one of the most-respected trainers in the game.
The Eddie Mustafa Muhammad interview is preceded by a conversation with our expert analysts, Travis Hartman and John J. Raspanti, who tell us, among other things, whether they'd take those 33-1 odds currently being offered by a British sportsbook that Lennox Lewis will come out of retirement for a 2016 fight with Anthony Joshua.
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