The TalkBox Boxing Podcast is back at it for the first episode of 2018 with Psychiatrist and boxing enthusiast, Dr. Johnny Lops!
Dr. Lops and Woodsy discuss what makes the sport’s most popular fighters, we love or love to hate, tick. Dr. Lops sheds some light on some underlying motivations that contribute to a fighter’s mindset & behavior.
Then, the guys discuss Floyd Mayweather. Dr. Lops weighs in on what motivates Floyd to retire & un-retire, what keeps Adrien Broner from living up to his potential as an athlete & the role and influence of social media.
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!
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!
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!
It’s time to battle! Boxing Vs. MMA, Mayweather Vs. McGregor, The TalkBox Podcast Vs. The Fight Cave Podcast!
The boxing and MMA podcasts take on the highly anticipated sporting event, #MAYMAC days before the fight!
Michael Woods of TalkBox & Sergio Da Silva of The Fight Cave chop it up at Everlast Headquarters to discuss the upcoming fight. The guys review the different perspectives, possible outcomes, the hype, fighting styles, the aftermath of the fight and the credibility of each sport once the August 26th event is over.
Listeners will hear the guys’ give their opinions on possible match ups for McGregor in the future… Paulie Malignaggi?!?
Be sure to check out this cross over episode before the big fight!
Boxing Hall of Fame Analyst Steve Farhood comes to the TalkBox Studio at Everlast Headquarters for episode 60! Farhood has worked as an on air analyst for networks such as ESPN, CNN, and USA Network’s “Tuesday Night Fights among many others. He currently serves as a commentator on Showtime’s “ShoBox” series.
Woods and Steve chat about all the Mayweather Vs. McGregor news; press coverage, controversy, promotions…and Paulie Malignaggi!
Woodsy gets Farhood’s take on other boxing topics including, Anthony Joshua’s future, Broner’s performance against Garcia & his induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame!
Later, Woodsy calls Pro Boxer and Gold Medalist, Luke Campbell! Campbell shares a bit about his life, career & his upcoming title shot against Jorge Linares on September 23! He also weighs in on the most talked about boxing event, Mayweather Vs. McGregor!
Episode 59 gives Talkbox listeners a look inside the historic boxing landmark, Gleason’s Gym, with owner Bruce Silverglade!
Located in Dumbo Brooklyn, Gleason’s is the oldest active boxing gym in the United States and has served as a training headquarters to some of the most notable boxers in history including Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Jake LaMotta and even Muhammad Ali!
Bruce comes by the TB studio and talks about the past, present, and future of Gleason’s Gym. Woodsy gets Bruce to tell some on AND off the record stories about some of the gym’s most famous visitors!
Boxing fans do not want to miss Bruce’s exclusive inside look at this iconic boxing landmark on this episode of TALKBOX!