Thu, 22 September 2016
DON KING BUSINESS PARTNER/FORMER BOXING MANAGER
Episode 32 of About Nashville with Mike Rodgers
Today is part 2 of 2 with our guest, Jimmy Adams who is a business partner of Don King and former boxing manager of Ernie Shavers, Bert Cooper, Oliver McCall, Greg Page, Riddick Bowe, Tony Tucker, and many, many others.
This was a completely exclusive interview for any fans of boxing who may wonder what goes on behind the scenes of big time boxing. He shared details that have never before been disclosed before to the press about the great careers of the boxers I’ve mentioned.
They say you play football, you play baseball, and you can even play hockey, but you can never play boxing or you will get hurt. This interview reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly with the sport of boxing.
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Tue, 13 September 2016
BOXING MANAGER/PROMOTER/DON KING BUSINESS PARTNER
Today’s guest is Jimmy Adams who is a Don King business partner and former boxing manager. Jimmy managed the boxing careers of Ernie Shavers, Bert Cooper, Oliver McCall, Greg Page, Riddick Bowe, Tony Tucker, and many, many others. Jimmy actually promoted several of my own pro bouts in the beginning of my boxing career with his “Mix Factory Boxing Series” in Nashville.
The interview with Jimmy Adams was so good that I’m making it a two part series. This was a completely exclusive interview because he rarely speaks to the press, and when he does it’s to promote something and not discuss it. If you’re a fan of boxing and have wondered what happens behind the scenes of the fight game then this episode may very well blow your mind.
Specific details that have never before been revealed to the press or to the fans of Boxing about the great careers of the many boxers I’ve mentioned and what eventually happened to all of them might leave you speechless or possibly bring you to tears. I was also able to debunk several myths regarding Don King and his operations in our conversation with another side of the story that sets the record straight for the listeners.
Mike and Holly talk about a couple of special events going on in Nashville this week, the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health, and what the Football protests mean to Holly being a woman of color. They also provide the listeners with their new About Nashville Feedback Phone Line to interact with them on the show.
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Thu, 8 September 2016
MIDDLEWEIGHT & LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
Today’s guest on About Nashville is former world boxing champion Reggie Sweet Johnson who held both the WBA Middleweight and IBF Light-Heavyweight titles. His tie to Nashville is his boxing manager, Bob Jordan, who also managed me for a short time in my own boxing career.
We talked about how he got into boxing, his winning two world championships, how he dealt with bad politics in the sport, his showdowns with legendary boxers like James Toney and Roy Jones Jr. and he spoke candidly about his 12 year prison sentence for a crime he says he didn’t commit.