Episode 76 features legendary boxer Evander Holyfield LIVE in the TalkBox studio at Everlast headquarters in NYC!
The famed heavyweight sits down with Woodsy & Sixto and reflects back on his first fight with Riddick Bowe just one day after the 25th anniversary of the classic bout. Woodsy asks Evander his thoughts on the recent Mayweather/McGregor fight and what he thinks about Oscar De La Hoya calling out Conor McGregor & Larry Holmes wanting to fight George Foreman.
Then, Evander puts his promotor hat on to discuss the Real Deal Boxing’s card this coming weekend at Resorts World Casino in New York City.
Former New York State Athletic Commissioner & longtime boxing journalist, Randy Gordon, headlines episode 75 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast!
Randy and Woodsy review Deontay Wilder’s performance & form after knocking out Bermane Stiverne this past weekend. The guys look ahead to the possibility of Wilder Vs. Joshua, and they discuss upcoming heavyweight prospect, Mike Coffie and his pro fight debut later this month.
Then, Randy & Woods discuss the roles of referees in boxing and how important good refs are to the sport. Randy shares some behind the scenes stories and anecdotes about some popular refs and journalists for TalkBox listeners.
Randy currently serves as co-host alongside George Cooney for their radio show “At the Fights” on SiriusXM.
Al Franco, father of injured boxer Daniel “Twitch” Franco, gives an emotional update on the health of his son.
Daniel continues to make a miraculous recovery after falling into a coma after his fight against Jose Haro earlier this year.
Boxing writer, Brin Butler drops by the Everlast studio for an interesting episode of TalkBox!
Woodsy and Brin sit down for a convo that examines the personal lives of professional boxers Andre Ward and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
The guys discuss both fighter’s boxing careers inside the ring as well as the complexities of their lives outside of it. Butler shares his thoughts on the factors behind Ward’s retirement and Cuban boxer Rigondeaux’s experiences with Fidel Castro. Butler also shares stories of his personal experiences with both Ward & Rigondeaux most people don’t know about their lives.
Then, the guys discuss the possibility of a Floyd Mayweather comeback & who he would fight if he did…Amir Khan?!
Woodsy opens this week’s episode with Paul Beston, author of the book, The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring. Beston discusses some of the most legendary heavyweights in boxing history including, Jack Dempsey, Mike Tyson, Joe Lewis and Rocky Marciano.
Then, Woodsy calls current heavyweight, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller. Big Baby talks about his November 11th HBO debut on the Jacobs Vs. Arias card, his friendship with boxer Adam Kownacki, and his thoughts on taking a knee with Colin Kaepernick.
To round out the episode, Woods talks boxing news with journalist, Steve Kim! Woods and Kim discuss Andre Ward’s retirement news…is it a hiatus or a permanent retirement?! The guys also discuss possible reasons behind Danny Jacobs’ decision to leave the Wilder Vs. Ortiz undercard on Showtime for the main event on HBO Nov. 11th.
Woodsy calls up young fighter and undefeated WBO World Featherweight Champion, Oscar Valdez!
Valdez (22-0), will look to defend his title for the third time against Genesis Servania (29-0). The undefeated Mexican Champ chats with Woodsy about being a ‘Dreamer’ and how much this fight means to him both in and out of the ring.
After his callwith Oscar, Woodsy has a quick chat with friend Antonia Bufalino about the Golovkin/Canelo drama!
TalkBox reviews the controversial Canelo Vs. GGG fight on episode 65 with Golovkin’s Promotor, Tom Loeffler!
But first, Woodsy chats with the outlandish TalkBox regular, Eric Kelly. As always, Kelly gives his fiery opinion on the Canelo Vs. GGG fight and slams the judges & scorecards.
After his convo with Kelly, Woodsy calls Loeffler to get Team GGG’s post fight thoughts in the wake of controversial decision.
Woods asks Loeffler to share his thoughts on the possibility of getting the decision overturned, Adaliade Byrd’s temporary suspension, and the likelihood of Canelo accepting a rematch with GGG.
To close the episode, Woodsy has an interesting conversation with sports psychiatrist, Dr. Johnny Lops. Known for his work with the Brooklyn Nets, Dr. Lops shares his analysis of the Canelo/GGG fight from a psychological point of view. Listeners will hear Dr. Lops’ analysis of Canelo’s body language while fighting GGG, an explanation of Adrian Broner and Floyd Mayweather’s behavior, and so much more!
TalkBox listeners, don’t miss this one..episode 65 is a MUST!
Opening episode 64 is a call from HBO sportscaster and Boxing Hall of Famer, Jim Lampley!
Lampley chats with Woodsy about the past weekend’s fights including Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzales’ loss. Plus, Lampley shares his excitement and opinion for this weekend’s upcoming Canelo Vs. GGG fight, which he will be ringside for as a commentator for HBO!
Woodsy chats Canelo & GGG with TalkBox Crew member Johnny Southpaw before taking a phoner from professional boxer Erickson Lubin! Erickson Lubin will fight Jermell Charlo for the WBC Super Welterweight title in October. Listeners will get to know Lubin better in this episode and hear him talk about knocking out Charlo come October!
Woodsy calls up GGG’s trainer, Abel Sanchez as the A-list guest for episode 63 of TalkBox!
Sanchez currently serves as head trainer to the middleweight champion Golovkin, who fights his career definer September 16th against Canelo Alverez in Las Vegas! Woodsy chats with Sanchez about GGG’s training & preparation with less then 2 weeks until the big showdown.
Listeners will hear the inside scoop on Team Golovkin from the veteran trainer…Sanchez talks Gennady’s age, answers questions from twitter fans & more!
Before chatting with famed commentator Steve Farhood, Woodsy chats with friend & boxing writer Kim Francesca. Woods and Kim review MayMac from the perspective of both avid and casual boxing/MMA fans!
Then, TalkBox returnee, Steve Farhood explains his scoring and reviews of the MayMac fight! Steve was ringside for the event as Showtime’s unofficial scorer. He also shares some behind the scenes info with TB listeners, including Gervonta Davis not making weight & his late arrival to the arena on fight night.
Afterwards, the TalkBox crew jumps into the studio for a quick chat on the next big boxing event, GGG Vs. Canelo!
And Finally, Top rank’s CEO Bob Arum calls into the TalkBox studio to review MayMac and give his brutally honest evaluation of Conor McGregor’s skills and ability. Arum talks Lomachenko Vs. Rigondeaux in December and Terence Crawford’s next fight date & possible opponents. He gives his thoughts on increasing boxing viewership, competing with the UFC, and some specific words on Dana White!