Woodsy and ESPN Boxing Chalk Insider Johnny Wilds talk odds in the Broner/Vargas fight. Wilds shares his pro analysis and which fighter has the better odds at a win on Saturday night.
Plus, Promoter Lou DiBella discusses Adrien Broner, his prep for the Vargas fight and addresses AB’s recent beef with rapper Tekashi69. DiBella also gives an update on Deontay Wilder and shares his thoughts on the $12.5 million offer to fight Joshua.
American boxer Rod Salka calls in to explain why he wore 'America 1st' wall trunks in his bout against Mexican boxer Francisco Vargas.
Salka discusses the backlash he's received since entering the ring sporting shorts with “America 1st” and a wall pattern to symbolize President Trump’s efforts to build a wall between Mexico and the United States.
First, Woodsy and sports/entertainment attorney and boxing manager Kurt Emhoff discuss some current boxing issues & events including Canelo's drug case and suspension.
Then, fighter Jessie Vargas calls in to talk about his headlining fight against Adrien Broner on April 21st at Barclays Center. Woodsy asks Vargas to share his thoughts on Broner and to reflect back on some past fights that have shaped his career.
Plus, Woodsy calls up the one and only Eric Kelly. The outspoken boxing personality shares his thoughts on Canelo, the Hurd/Lara fight & gives his prediction for Broner/Vargas.
Woodsy calls fighters Jessie Magdaleno & Joey Dawejko to preview their upcoming fights in Philly on the Top Rank/ESPN card April 28th.
Magdaleno talks mandatory title defense fight against Isaac Dogboe and vows to punish him for "Mexican wall" comments. Then, Joey Dawejko previews his heavyweight bout against Bryant Jennings & talks beating Jennings in the amateurs.
Plus! Woodsy has a quick chat with Boxing referee Jack Reiss to get his thoughts & review of the ref for the Joshua/Parker fight.
The April 28th televised fight card starts at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Woodsy chats with Showtime Boxing Analyst Steve Farhood to get his thoughts on Joshua/Parker. Farhood shares when he thinks Wilder/Joshua will happen and where the heavyweight showdown could take place.
After, Woodsy welcomes super welterweight southpaw, (9-0) Chordale Booker into the TalkBox Studio! Woodsy asks Booker about possible opponents for his next fight on the April 21st card at Barclays Center. Booker shares his experience sparring with Jarrett Hurd, Shawn Porter, & Demetrius Andrade.. Plus, he gives a prediction for the upcoming Lara Vs. Hurd fight.
Woodsy welcomes longtime friend Heather ‘The Heat’ Hardy in studio to celebrate the 100th episode of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast!
The Heat discusses heading back to the boxing ring for a fight on April 21st at Barclay’s Center, working through the ring rust, Ana Julaton’s sudden retirement, Ronda Rousey & more!
Woodsy calls up Super Lightweight fighter Jose Ramirez to get a scouting report on his upcoming opponent, Amir Imam. The two will fight March 18th at MSG for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight world title. Ramirez also talks about getting into boxing, his fight style Regis Prograis, Mike Reed & more!
Then, Woodsy chats with up and coming fighter Brian Ceballo. The two chat about Ceballo's upcoming pro debut on March 27 and being the first fighter signed under Tom Loeffler's new promotional company, 360 Promotions.
Woodsy calls up super lightweight boxer Regis Prograis after his knockout win against Julius Indongo this past weekend. Prograis talks about his fight win, boxing style, Mikey Garcia & Terence Crawford and much more!
Then, Woodsy welcomes returning guest, Netflix’s CounterPunch Director Ray Bulger in studio! The duo hilariously discuss their boxing pet peeves and Woodsy reads off some of TalkBox listeners' boxing pet peeves from twitter on air!
Charles Farrell opens up to Woodsy about his fight fixing past. He also discusses the Deadspin article he wrote prior to the Wilder/Ortiz fight, in which he suggests the heavyweight bout would be less than legitimate & dismissed Wilder's boxing skills.
Woodsy calls up middleweight boxer Danny Jacobs for episode 96 of TALKBOX!
Woodsy talks to Danny about his next fight against Maciej Sulecki, April 28th at Barclays Center.Danny also shares his thoughts on Canelo’s failed drug test. Plus, he gives his side of the Jermall Charlo altercation from backstage at the Barclays center this past weekend at the Wilder/Ortiz fight.
Former Pro Heavyweight, Monte Barrett, joins Woodsy in the Everlast studio. Barrett "Two Gunz" explains his nickname, how his rough upbringing brought him to boxing, and how he's used all his opportunities and struggles to be where he is now.
He discusses his fights, his new business @BarrettVIPGroup, and his thoughts on the heavyweight fight Deontay Wilder VS Luis Ortiz this weekend 3/3/18. Monte says how he ranks the heavyweights, including Wilder, Ortiz & Anthony Joshua.
Woodsy calls up Alicia Napoleon, who fights for the WBA World Female Super Middleweight Title on Saturday, 3/3/18 at the Barclays on the Wilder VS Ortiz card. They talk about how she got in a lot of fights, but only to defend those being bullied. She shares how she accepts herself and her body exactly as it is, and provides some words of wisdom for all of us out there. She closes with 5 strong words for Saturday night.
Jolene Mizzone, Matchmaker for Main Events, talks about the Sergey Kovalev VS Igor Mikhalkin card also on Saturday, 3/3/18, but at The Garden.
Woodsy calls up Promoter Lou DiBella chat about the upcoming fight between Heavyweight Champ Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz, March 3rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. DiBella also gives a rundown of the rest of the card, which includes co-main feature, Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno Jr. and a rematch between super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui for the IBF Interim 168-pound world title.
Woodsy calls up junior middleweight fighter Ray Oliveira Jr. to chat about his fight Friday night against veteran Edwin Soto at at Twin River Casino in Providence, R.I.. Oliveira evaluates Soto and gives a preview of what fans can expect to see in their 8-round bout. The 27-year old fighter, son of well-known boxer "Sucra" Ray Oliveira, opens up about their strained relationship in the past and having him in his corner Friday night.
Later, Woodsy chops it up in studio with TB regular, author Brin Butler about boxing, UFC & Dana White. The duo discuss the UFC's struggles, using boxing as a "lifeline" & Dana White's decision to venture into boxing.
Promoter Tom Loeffler chats with Woodsy about the upcoming HBO card, "Superfly 2".
Loeffler previews the fights on the HBO tripleheader, which takes place at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on Feb 24th. Loeffler weighs in on the headliner, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada for the WBC world title... AND, he gives a preview of the card's co-main feature, Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo for the vacant WBC ‘silver’ title at super flyweight & Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco for the IBF flyweight title.
Plus, Loeffler updates listeners on a location for the highly anticipated Canelo vs. GGG rematch!
Woodsy chats with the CEO of Main Events, Kathy Duva. She gives listeners a rundown of the March 3rd Main Events card at MSG, which includes Sergey Kovalev vs. Igor Mikhalkin and Dmitry Bivol vs. Sullivan Barrera.
Heather "The Heat" Hardy calls Woodsy to chat about her MMA fight against Ana Julaton at Mohegan Sun Arena this weekend for Bellator 194. Heather talks game plan against Julaton & and what she's learned since suffering her first professional MMA loss to Christina Williams. The Heat also looks ahead and shares when she plans to get back in the boxing ring!
Known as Raging Babe, Michelle Rosado is in the TalkBox Podcast studio for episode 89! Rosado, a boxing enthusiast, Promoter, Radio Host, and Marketing Consultant chops it up with Woodsy on all matters boxing... from fighters Gabe Rosado & Terence Crawford to Promoters Russell Peltz & Lou DiBella, plus so much more!
Rosado talks to Woodsy about starting her career in boxing, working in an industry dominated by men & how she became Raging Babe.
First up, Woodsy calls up boxing expert Doug Fischer to chat about the recently announced Canelo vs. GGG rematch! The guys give their preliminary thoughts on the next fight, share notes on the fighters & each give their pick for the rematch winner.
Then, rising super middleweight fighter Edgar Berlanga drops by the TalkBox Podcast studio!
The 20 Year old young gun, who signed to Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Promotions, chats with Woods about his next fight on March 10th in Brooklyn, New York.
Edgar lets listeners get to know him a bit better as he opens up about his difficult childhood and shares his road to the ring to become a professional boxer.
Edgar also shares the inside scoop & details behind his most recent victory against Jamie Barboza.
Young fighter Teofimo Lopez, who made Dan Rafael’s 2017 list of Top Prospects, is the featured guest on episode 87 of TALKBOX!
Teofimo chats with Woodsy about getting back in the ring in February for his first ever televised fight. He opens up about representing Honduras in the 2016 Olympics, gives his thoughts on Lomachenko, Crawford, & Spence AND shares his vote for the best P4P fighter in the world!
Listeners will get to know this promising lightweight boxer better and hear what they can expect from him in the future on episode 87 of TALKBOX!
First up on episode 86 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast, Woodsy chats with lightweight boxer Jamel Herring. Woodsy asks Jamel about the recent changes he's made to his team, why he parted ways with Al Haymon & signed with Top Rank, and bringing on a new trainer in Brian "Bomac" McIntyre.
Then, Woodsy welcomes fighter, Richardson Hitchins into the TalkBox Studio!
Hitchins talks about fighting on the undercard of Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna & Errol Spence Jr. Vs. Lamont Petersonat Barclays Center this weekend. The young fighter, who made headlines last year when he signed with Mayweather Promotions, shares anecdotes from his experiences with Floyd and how he is involved in his career.
Woodsy asks Richardson all about his come up into boxing, and Richardson shares details of his difficult childhood and how those struggles keep him motivated.
Woodsy chats with Lightweight Champ, Robert Easter on the heels of his January 20th fight to defend his 135 pound title against Javier Fortuna. Easter gives his fight prediction & tells listeners what they can expect to see in his bout against Fortuna. Woodsy asks Easter his thoughts on Mikey Garcia, Jose Linares & more!
Then, Woods chats with Dan Rafael's pick for Prospect of the Year, young gun Ryan Garcia! Garcia shares some details inside his life & training for fans to get to know him better. Woodsy asks Garcia for a boxing update and when we can expect to see him in the ring again..
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!
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.
"The Hebrew Hammer", Cletus Seldin calls in to TALKBOX to chat with Woodsy after suffering his first loss to Yves Ulysse Jr in Canada on Saturday night. Seldin discusses the fight, evaluates & praises Ulysse performance, and talks bouncing back stronger for a possible fight in January.
Then, Woodsy calls up fighter Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed, who suffered his first loss back in November to Jose Ramirez. Reed chats with Woodsy about his Never-Give-Up Mentality. He explains what he learned technically and mentally from the loss to Ramirez and what fans can expect next from him.
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!