Pastor James Roberson joins TalkBox to break down why he has an appreciation for fighters and the sport of boxing, but also why he finds many fights to be “uninteresting.”
Shaun Assael is an American author and award-winning investigative journalist. A senior writer for ESPN The Magazine, Assael is a member of ESPN network’s Enterprise & Investigations Group. He is the author of four books, each an ethnographic investigation into a sports culture.
Shaun sits down with TalkBox to discuss his latest book, The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin And Heavyweights, published Oct. 18 2016.
Matt Taibbi is an author and journalist. Taibbi has reported on politics, media, finance, and sports, and has authored several books. Talkbox squad also chops it up about the latest boxing headlines including the Tyson Fury debacle.
Famed boxing trainer and personality joins Talkbox in studio.
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Special guest Olympian Michael Conlan calls in.
Conlan is an Irish boxer from Belfast. He is currently signed with Top Rank.
As an amateur, Conlan reached number one in the AIBA bantamweight world rankings, with achievements that include an Olympic bronze medal at London 12′ and a World Championship gold medal at Doha.
Michael Conlan left RIO 2016 with a bad taste in his mouth. The reigning World gold medalist lost a controversial decision in the bantamweight quarter-final to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin. In most people’s eyes, he was robbed. He tore off his Ireland vest and held up his middle fingers to the judges..