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.

Terence “Bud” Crawford on episode 48 LIVE from Modell’s!

Woodsy & Bud Crawford head to Modell’s Sporting Goods in Times Square and record a LIVE episode of TalkBox and meet fans!

Crawford starts out by welcoming some fans on stage to giveaway autographed gloves. Listen in to hear him interact with his fans!

At around the 5 minute mark, Woodsy interviews Crawford and gets the scoop for the crowd and TB listeners about his upcoming bout with Felix Diaz.

Lastly, the undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion takes questions from the crowd during this LIVE taping of TalkBox!

The Crawford vs. Diaz World Championship Event will be on Saturday, May 20th at MSG. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

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!

Episode 42 comes to TalkBox listeners from a LIVE taping at Modell’s Sporting Goods in Brooklyn, NY! Woodsy and the TalkBox Crew head to Modell’s for this special live event for Berto/Porter Fight Week.

The episode is action packed with guests that include: WBC President- Mauricio Sulaimon, Promotor- Lou DiBella, Writer- Philip Michael, Former Pro Boxer-Boyd Melson, and in store listeners!

This is one you do not want to miss! Special guests, on-air fan questions, and so much more!

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

 

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.