By: Sean Cross
Boxing podcasts seem to be everywhere these days. Everywhere you turn, a previously unheard podcast pops up. These broadcasts, for the uninitiated, are mostly opinion broadcasts, with the host often letting listeners know “how it is”. In fairness, some of these efforts are excellent, while others leave something to be desired. of in the ring The podcast exclusively features high-level boxing discussion that the diehard fight fan will appreciate. Think of it as a boxed version of advanced math. Those who love the fighting game will love it In the ring.
All this is mainly due to the fact that the host, Lucas Ketele, is a dyed in the wool genius of the sweet science. “I live the sport,” he told me in an engaging phone interview. And, as if to prove just how committed he is to boxing, the man has now branched out into the realm of published author. Ketel’s new book, in the rope Boxing, has been doing the rounds among fans. “A lot of my book is about delegation,” he tells me. The book is definitely a work that focuses on a unique aspect of the world of fighting, but again, Ketelle approaches the sport of boxing from a unique perspective. “I’m inspired by people who make their own way,” he says.
And boxers make their own way like few people do. A hard day at work for a boxer is a very hard day at work. Indeed, a bad day for a boxer can be his last day on earth. It’s serious business that Ketelle takes seriously. “I boxed in my twenties to find something in life,” he says of getting into the fight game. Realizing that the young man didn’t want to go around his professor, he found himself searching, as many do. “I wanted to go all in on something, but I didn’t know what to do,” he said.
The answer, as it often does, came unexpectedly. The Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson feud was about to go down. “I’m going to buy this,” Ketele thought. The controversy that ensues from that fight leads his girlfriend, Caitlin, to write a blog. This is the trigger event that the man has been looking for. “Maybe I can be a box office writer,” he thought. Now, with a successful book to go along with a successful podcast, Ketelle is no longer surprising. As he himself says, he loved boxing in his youth, but hated the business. So, a potentially useful work for anyone interested in dabbling in the delicious science.
After all, there is more than just boxing in the ring. That’s something Ketelle can personally attest to.