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!
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.
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!
Big line up this week on TalkBox! First, Woodsy takes a call from former professional boxer and heavyweight contender, Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett. Monte gives his prediction for the upcoming battle between Wladimir Klitschko & Anthony Joshua this weekend, April 29th at Wembley Stadium in London. Barrett also gets candid with TB listeners about PED use among boxing’s heavyweights.
Next, longtime Sportswriter and Commentator for HBO Sports, Larry Merchant, calls in to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of both Klitschko and Joshua before their bout this weekend. Merchant also shares his prediction for the highly anticipated May 6th fight between Canelo & Chavez Jr.
Finally, recently turned professional Shakur Stevenson calls in to chat with the TalkBox crew! The 19 year old Newark, NJ native won his professional debut this past Saturday night at the StubHub Center in California. Woodsy, Sixto, and Southpaw ask the young fighter about his plans moving forward and what it’s like being named after the legend, Tupac Shakur!
The TB Crew close out the episode with the latest boxing news and crown their a$$hole of the week.. *ahem*… we’re looking at you Adrien Broner!
Johnny Southpaw, Eric Kelly, and Brin Butler join TalkBox to talk about the latest boxing news. Host Michael Woods calls Carl Moretti, Top Rank VP of Boxing Operations; Steve Kim, internationally known boxing journalist, and Brandy D., a TalkBox and boxing fan to talk about the Pacquiao-Vargas fight this weekend (11/5) and other boxing matters.
Brin Butler recounts some of his top memories and takeaways from his interviews with numerous boxers such as Andre Ward, Teddy Atlas, George Foreman, and Shannon Briggs. He speaks about the fatality of boxing, and enlightens us with fighters’ views and reasons for boxing professionally.
Brin-Jonathan Butler is a freelance journalist, Amazon interviewer, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Some of the notable subjects Butler has interviewed in his career include Mike Tyson, Slavoj Zizek, Gay Talese, Lance Armstrong, Gregorio Fuentes, Errol Morris, and Don King