BOSTON (June 6, 2005) – Power-packed lineups are set for this week’s New England Ringside radio shows.

Arturo “Thunder” Gatti is a special guest on Thursday’s two-hour New England Ringside Boxing Radio Show – hosted by Ted Bodenrader, Anthony Pepe, Rick Brutti and Joe Bills – airing between 6-8 PM/ET on Boston’s Boxing Station, The Zone (1510 AM). Gatti will be joined by his manager, Pat Lynch, and New York Daily News boxing writer Tim Smith.

Gatti will discuss his June 25 mega-fight against “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather, as well as his famed trilogy and close friendship with “Irish” Micky Ward. Lynch will talk about what it’s been like managing one of boxing’s most popular fighters, while Smith, who also is an analyst for Showtime, offers his thoughts about Gatti-Mayweather, Tszyu-Hatton and Hopkins-Taylor.

Saturday night’s show, broadcast weekly between 7-9 PM/ET, is hosted by NER’s Bill Skog, “Irish” Pat Kelley, “Dynamite” Danny Sheehan and Jeff “HellRaza” Fraza. This week’s show is a Tyson-McBride special featuring McBride’s head trainer, Goody Petronelli and advisor Richie Cappiello calling in fight night from Washington D.C. Showtime analyst and well-known boxing writer Steve Farhood will breakdown Saturday night’s Cotto-Abdullaev main event at Madison Square Garden and undercard fighter John Duddy as well; plus Steve will offer his perspective on Tsyzu-Hatton. Main Event’s publicist Donald Tremblay will also be on the show.

Both shows can be heard live on WWZN 1510 The Zone, as well as on the Internet by going to www.newenglandringside.com.

New England Ringside also hosts a popular web site, publishes a monthly magazine, and owns Fightography (sells classic boxing pictures). For more information about New England Ringside call 781.932.1190 or go on line to www.newenglandringside.com.