TalkBox has a stacked line up this week starting with top 10 US Heavyweight fighter, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller!
Woodsy has a hilarious convo with Big Baby about his career, weight, his upcoming showdown with Gerald Washington on July 29th at Barclays Center and so much more!
Then, TalkBox regular Eric Kelly calls into the studio! EK gives his take on the outcome of Ward Vs. Kovalev & shares his opinion on the low-blow punches he saw at the fight. EK also chats with Woodsy about Garcia Vs. Broner & Mayweather Vs. McGregor.
Al Franco, father of injured boxer Daniel Franco, updates Woods & listeners on his son’s health after he was placed in a medically induced coma following a brain injury he sustained in his June 10th fight. The boxer continues to make improvements towards his recovery however, because of growing medical expenses and refusal from the families insurance company to cover costs, the Franco family was forced to start a Go Fund Me Account to help pay for the boxer’s care.
Lastly, Woodsy and Sixto chop it up about Pacquiao vs. Horn and Woodsy pays tribute to a special friend & boxing fan.
Woodsy sits down with sports manager, entrepreneur and author Adrian Clark to explore the business side of boxing!
Adrian founded the information series and book titled, Protect Yourself At All Times: A Guide For Professional Boxers. The book aims to educate professional boxers with the knowledge they need to financially and strategically take control of their own careers.
Woodsy and Adrian explore and discuss the various issues professional boxers face in the industry that many fans don’t know. Adrian explains why the lessons in his book are essential for all professional athletes.
Later, Woodsy and and Six chat about McGregor Vs. Mayweather!
Woodsy chats with writer/director Jay Bulger in studio!
Bulger’s latest Netflix documentary, ‘CounterPunch’ follows three fighters at different stages in their careers. The documentary takes a hard look at the world of boxing and how fighters face various trials and tribulations while chasing their dreams…the eye opening documentary even has a cameo by TB’s host, Michael Woods!
Woodsy and Bulger talk in depth about the film as well as the challenges in the sport & the untold stories behind the three boxers; Lil’ B-Hop, Cam Awesome and Peter Quillen.
Between segments with Bulger, Woodsy chats with two more guests!
First, Woods calls up Ron Katz of Star Boxing to talk about boxing in New York. Then, Woodsy chats with Sean Monaghan about his upcoming fight against Marcus Brown on July 15th at Nassau Coliseum.
Tune in to this action packed episode of TalkBox with Jay Bulger, Ron Katz and Sean Monaghan!
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.
It’s the 50th episode of TalkBox and we’ve got Gerry Cooney & Randy Gordon!
First up is in studio guest, Gerry Cooney, a former professional boxer known for his lethal punching power, his fights against Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, & George Foreman, and for delivering a 54 second knock out to former World Heavyweight, Ken Norton!
Gerry stops by the studio to share some details inside his professional boxing career. He talks about fighting some of the greats, struggling with alcoholism and his paralyzing left hook. Gerry also shares his opinion on some of the current fighters like, Errol Spence Jr., Kell Brook, GGG and Anthony Joshua.
Then, Woodsy & Gerry take a call from Randy Gordon, the former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. The guys discuss all matters boxing including the boxing media from the journalist’s perspective versus the athlete’s perspective.
Subscribe and download TalkBox’s 50th episode with Woodsy, Gerry, & Randy to hear the guys debate, give insider details & share hilarious anecdotes!
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!
TALKBOX welcomes Stephen Espinoza in studio to give listeners his take on the latest boxing trends, the current state of the sport, and what fans can expect to see in the future.
Stephen is the current executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports.
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On the latest episode of TALKBOX, fighter and boxing analyst Paul Malignaggi drops by the studio to chat with host Michael Woods!
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Malignaggi is a 2-time world champion fighter and a Showtime/CBS boxing analyst.
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