The Vanilla Thrilla! Today is the anniversary of the greatest fight in the history of celebrity boxing – Danny Bonaduce vs. Donny Osmond. According to ESPN, the Jan. 17, 1994 fight “came to fruition thanks to some inspiration and goading from WLUP host Jonathon Brandmeier” and “presaged a lot of what would follow in the world of celebrity boxing: the level of “celebrities” participating, professional-level trash talk, dirty tactics and ugly, often unwatchable fights.”
Relive the moment below. Featuring commentary from Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Brickhouse and former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks.
Award-winning U.K. radio personality Graham Mack interviews Johnny B. via Zoom for his show “The Pod 20” on London’s Podcast Radio. JB gets real about his experiences in the radio & TV biz (from getting fired at Westwood One to being yelled at by Mary Tyler Moore…and more), wonders if he’d fit in if he moved to London, and talks about launching his “shit show” live from his new home studio during the pandemic and how he plans to make money doing it (spoiler alert: he doesn’t know).