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2/23/2014 at 6 pm PST Join Restita & Robert as they speak with former amateur boxing star, Ron Essett.
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One of the unsung stars of the 80’s and
90’s fight scene was Ron “The Dragon”
Essett. A former amateur star who boxed
for much of his career as a super-middleweight, Florida’s Essett challenged
on no less than three occasions for a
version of the world title and beat fighters
of the calibre of Sanderline Williams, Dave
Tiberi and Robbie Sims.
Despite some eye-catching victories in his
27-6-2 (16) record, Ron is probably best
remembered for his three unsuccessful
world title shots, one of which being a
decision loss to then WBO champion Chris
Eubank in Portugal. A slick and skilled
fighter with quick hands and decent power,
the talented American was unlucky to take
on tough champions away from home in all
three of his title chances.
Finally retiring after a brief comeback in
1997, Ronnie, now 50-years-old, became a
personal trainer after leaving the ring and
continues to enjoy passing on his extensive
boxing knowledge to this day.