"The Real Rocky," Chuck Wepner, is TALKBOX'S headlining in studio guest!
This is the first installment of a two part series episode of TalkBox! Part One starts off with a returning TB guest, Mitch Abramson who jumps into the studio to chat with Woodsy about leaving the boxing-writing world.
Next is an exciting special guest, 'The Bayonne Bleeder" Chuck Wepner, joins Woods and Mitch in studio!
The famed fighter is best known for his legendary Heavyweight Title fight against Muhammad Ali and as the inspiration for the billion dollar movie franchise, "Rocky." Wepner stops into the TalkBox studio while on his promo tour for the upcoming release of another film made about his life.
The film, appropriately named, "Chuck," hits theater's this Friday, May 6th. The cast is loaded with some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Liev Schreiber who portrays Wepner, and Naomi Watts, who portrays Wepner's wife, Linda.
Wepner gets candid with Woodsy & Mitch and shares some amazing stories about his life, past fights, fighting bears and SO much more!
This is an episode you do not want to miss! Plus- be sure to stay tuned for Part Two of this episode with Woodsy and Mitch when they chat with another TalkBox returnee, Brin-Jonathan Butler about the Joshua/Klitschko fight and so much more!
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!
Woodsy and the TalkBox Crew jump back into the studio and open episode 41 riffing on some of the latest news!
Famed Promotor Lou DiBella calls in and updates The Crew & TB listeners on upcoming fights, the Tevin Farmer & Gervonta Davis drama, Deontay Wilder's next fight, and responds to Brian McIntyre's recent comments.
Next up is TalkBox regular, Eric Kelly. EK rants on the controversial boxing figure- Alex Ariza, gives his opinion on Lomachenko, and addresses some real issues in the boxing industry.
Finally, Philly's leader in boxing promotions, Russell Peltz, phones into TalkBox to share his thoughts on the Lemachenko/Sosa fight & applaud Sosa's performance.
Join TalkBox Host Mike Woods as he reports LIVE from the Terence "Bud" Crawford vs. Félix Díaz Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in NYC!
Woodsy chats with Crawford and his team leading into his bout with Díaz, which was recently moved from the Prudential Center in New Jersey to MSG on May 20th. Listeners will hear from Crawford's Manager, Cameron Dunkin, Head Trainer, Brian McIntyre, and from the athlete himself!
Crawford will fight to defend his unified WBO/WBC/Ring Magazine titles against former Olympic Gold Medalist, Félix Díaz. Action will be broadcasted live from MSG on HBO World Championship Boxing on May 20th, 2017.