Veteran Boxing Trainer Teddy Atlas To Co-Host SiriusXM Boxing Show
December 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM (PT)
Veteran boxing trainer and TV commentator TEDDY ATLAS will team up with longtime boxing writer TIM SMITH for a new SIRIUSXM show on the "sweet science," starting next year.
"Going The Distance" will debut TUESDAY, JANUARY 6th, from 6p-8p (ET) on SIRIUSXM SPORTS ZONE (channel 92), and air weekly throughout the year. ATLAS, SMITH and co-host NABATE ISLES will take calls from fight fans around the country, discuss the latest boxing news, preview upcoming matches and interview fighters, trainers and promoters.
"I look forward to this next experience in my boxing life and can't wait to start throwing punches over the SIRIUSXM airwaves with the greatest fans in the world," said ATLAS.
“I'm excited to team up with TEDDY on SIRIUSXM,” said SMITH. “His boxing knowledge is second to none and he brings unvarnished opinions to the airwaves. I’m looking forward to many entertaining, informative and lively discussions with him and with the newsmakers, movers and shakers of the boxing world that will join us.”
ATLAS has trained numerous world champions - including MICHAEL MOORER, ALEXANDER POVETKIN and SHANNON BRIGGS – and has served as a longtime boxing commentator for ESPN’s "Friday Night Fights" and NBC SPORTS’ OLYMPIC boxing coverage.
SMITH is a former sports writer for the ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION, CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, THE NEW YORK TIMES and NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. In 2005, He received the NAT FLEISCHER AWARD for "Excellence in Boxing Journalism" from the BOXING WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.