First up on episode 86 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast, Woodsy chats with lightweight boxer Jamel Herring. Woodsy asks Jamel about the recent changes he’s made to his team, why he parted ways with Al Haymon & signed with Top Rank, and bringing on a new trainer in Brian “Bomac” McIntyre.
Then, Woodsy welcomes fighter, Richardson Hitchins into the TalkBox Studio!
Hitchins talks about fighting on the undercard of Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna & Errol Spence Jr. Vs. Lamont Petersonat Barclays Center this weekend. The young fighter, who made headlines last year when he signed with Mayweather Promotions, shares anecdotes from his experiences with Floyd and how he is involved in his career.
Woodsy asks Richardson all about his come up into boxing, and Richardson shares details of his difficult childhood and how those struggles keep him motivated.
TalkBox gets an exclusive update from fighter & role model, Daniel ‘Twitch’ Franco!
Daniel calls in to give Woodsy & TalkBox listeners an update on his miraculous recovery since suffering a severe brain injury following a prize fight against Jose Haro back in June of 2017.
Daniel talks about his current health, shares details of his recovery & gets an award from Woodsy!
Episode 81 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast boasts a heavy-hitting roster talking all things Rigondeaux vs. Lomachenko!
First, ESPN’s Dan Rafael calls in to discuss the latest news regarding Rigo’s hand injury & share his thoughts on Rigondeux’s decision to call it quits against Loma after the 6th round.
Then, Woodsy is joined in studio by 2-time Emmy Award winning Film Maker Eric Drath & Author Brin Jonathan Butler!
Drath, who won an Emmy for his film, Assault in the Ring, & Butler, who has notably detailed the life & career of Guillermo Rigondeaux, bring their thoughts and boxing knowledge to TALKBOX! The guys review the fight, discuss the contributing factors behind Rigondeaux’s decision to quit, and so much more!
TalkBox welcomes accomplished author, journalist & contributing editor at Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi!
Matt & Woodsy review Sergey Kovalev’s latest performance against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy and discuss his improved attitude towards boxing. Matt shares his knowledge of Russian culture and how it plays into Kovalev’s recent “changed man” claim.
The guys also compare the physical and mental damage seen in boxers to that of football players and discuss the role it plays in the popularity of both sports.
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?!
The first guest on episode 51 of TalkBox is a noted journalist and the creator of the Cassius Clay Fan Club, Michael Marley. Woodsy & Mike chat Ward Vs. Kovalev rematch… Mike shares his evaluation and gives his fight prediction.
Then, Sixto from the TalkBox crew jumps into the studio to chat before Woodsy calls up another returning TB guest & boxing legend, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini!
Boom Boom keeps it real with Woodsy and expresses his disappointment with some current fighters. Listeners will have to tune in to hear which popular fighters Mancini says “can’t fight a lick!”
Closing out the episode is American journalist and author, Jonathan Eig. The author will be releasing his latest book, Ali: A Life in October of this year. The book delves into the good, the bad and the ugly of arguably the most important Athlete in American history.
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.