Let's talk boxing! First up Woodsy talks to 81-5, former WBA lightweight champion of the world, Sean O'Grady, the Bubblegum Kid. The two talk Sean's illustrious history in the ring and as a commentator, the scope of todays boxing talent and the upcoming Hooker v Saucedo WBO junior welterweight title fight taking place in his hometown of Oklahoma City.
Then the pride of Long Island, Chris Algieri, calls into TalkBox to discuss his plans for a comeback tour, starting with a bout against Angel Hernandez at the end of November in his hometown of Huntington, NY. There's no ring rust for this former WBO title holder.
Talkbox episode 137, give it a listen.
In episode 136 Woodsy sits down with journalist, Amazon interviewer, and award-winning documentary filmmaker Brin Butler. The two discuss the Mayweather vs Nasukawa "boxing match" and go in depth on Butler's time spent with heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Then TalkBox introduces us to the Staten Island 19-year-old pro boxer, Reshat Mati, looking to represent his country of Albania as a world champion one day.
The champ is in the building!
First up on episode 135 of the TalkBox Podcast, Cassius Chaney, up and coming heavyweight with an unblemished record talks about his upcoming fight on Facebook Fightnight live.
Then the one and only, WBO featherweight champ, Heather "The Heat" Hardy steps into the studio fresh off her title win. The two discuss her recent victory over Shelly Vincent on HBO, who she has her eyes on next, the current state of women's boxing and get a congratulatory call from the world famous Gleason's Gym, home of Heather Hardy.
In the second of two episodes this week Woodsy brings in two experts that have been around the sport of boxing a long time. First up is 90 year old boxing enthusiast, Art Lovely. Art regales listeners with 90 years worth of boxing stories and interactions with the sport and various athletes including his favorite boxer Tony DeMarco and his life mission to get DeMarco inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Then the one and only Jim Lampley of HBO boxing calls into the studio to discuss what's next for his career, the upcoming final HBO fights and some of his favorite memories from decades of being ringside.
Woodsy went to Bloomingdales' Flagship store in NYC on Saturday 10/20 to meet up with Mikaela. Everlast and Bloomingdales teamed up to offer Get Fit with Boxing taught by #TeamEverlast athlete, Mikaela. She had just led a boxing class to raise money for Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Then Woodsy sits down with Mikaela and asks her about her background, her fight, her team, the Olympics, and more.
Director, Writer, Actor and former amateur boxer Jay Bulger calls in to TalkBox to discuss whose to blame for the death of HBO boxing. This one is full of choice words and they aren't even from Woodsy. Tune in to episode 132 of TalkBox! Except for Max...he might want to skip this one.
Episode 131 welcomes John Lepak to TalkBox. The two talk about the days of Kronk gym and his interactions with the late years of Mike Tyson. Then the man who broke the story about HBO leaving boxing, Wallace Matthews, phones in to discuss the events leading up to the announcement and where fans can turn to get their boxing fix.
We talking boxing! First Julian Rodriguez steps into the studio to discuss a new addition to his family, his resurgence into the sport, dealing with injury and how he plans on bringing back his hammer hands nickname. Then former WBC light middleweight champion and first winner of NBC's Contender Series, Sergio Mora, calls in to talk about the new Contender Series, possible ways to get him back in the ring and who should be up next for Canelo. Episode 130 is not one to miss.
Double down! A second podcast this week from your favorite boxing aficionado Mike Woods.
Woodsy sits down with Jr. Golden Gloves National Champion, two-time World Ring Side Champion, Youth Team USA 2016, and new professional boxer Nikita Ababiy. The two, along with boxing enthusiast and psychiatrist Dr. Johnny Lops, discuss Nikita's fighting style, visions for the future, fighters he admires and where his nickname, White Chocolate, came from. All this and more in episode 129.
On this weeks episode of TalkBox Woodsy sits down with community superhero Mike Steadman. Woodsy and Steadman discuss the ways this former Naval Boxing Team, three time National light-heavyweight Champion, uses boxing to empower the youth of Newark, NJ.
Then Dr. Linda Dahl joins the podcast to discuss her new book, Tooth and Nail, about her story of becoming and working as a female fight doctor in a male dominated arena.
With everyone debating back and forth who was the victor this past Saturday, Woodsy sits down with a gaggle of boxing royalty to make sense of it all. First up legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum gives his two cents and goes on to discuss potential 2019 dream matches. Then the ever loquacious Eric Kelly asks "Where were the shots to the body?" Editor and Chief of The Ring Magazine calls in to give his analysis of the controversial decision. Don't miss episode 127 of TalkBox.
A controversial and guest filled episode brought to you by TalkBox host Michael Woods. First AC, Adrian Clark, stops by the studio to talk about his new book, Boxing Equals Life. Then 'The Brooklyn Rocky,' Frank Galarza, pops in to talk a little smack about his plans to smash the super welterweight division.
Woodsy then stirs up some contentious conversation with former professional boxer Jameel McCline who says, "Your out of your mind to call anyone who does PEDs a cheater. It is dedication beyond belief."
Promoter Tom Loeffler then rounds out the episode with some of his insights on GGG vs Canelo 2, including predictions.
Woodsy sits down with writer and journalist, who once covered a boxing match in a federal state penitentiary, Mark Jacobson. The two take a stroll down memory lane to discuss some of Mark's most memorable behind the scenes moments with boxing royalties like Joe Louis, Don King and more. They also take a look towards the future, setting some predictions for upcoming fights and introducing Mark's newest book, Pale Horse Rider.
What's the difference between Donald Trump and Don King? Find out the answer to this punchline and more on episode 125 of TalkBox.
Woodsy sits down with 40 year boxing veteran and Showtime analyst, Steve Farhood, to discuss upcoming fights and boxing then and now. Together they take a look at Porter vs Garcia, Fury vs Wilder and Canelo vs GGG part two. The two also look towards the future and discuss bouts they would like to see in 2019, including the highly anticipated and eminent Wilder vs Joshua fight.
Woodsy gets a call from former WBC champion Mia St. John to talk about her recent comments on twitter concerning PED's. Speaking from experience she touches on the drugs long term effects and shifting the focus from blaming the athletes to better testing from governing bodies.
Then Woodsy sits down with former HBO Sports executive Mark Taffet to get some insights on his new venture the MMA Pro League. Together with Hani Darwish, Taffet's new league reimagines MMA as a team sport.
Woodsy dials up the champ, Teofimo Lopez to talk about his recent win. He talks about fracturing his hand, his surgery, and the corner conversations during the fight. Teofimo gives us a taste of what we should expect for him, and names his top P4P fighter.
Then Woodsy calls Kevin Cunningham to get some fight predictions on his fighters like Robert Easter.
Woodsy heads to the media day for the August 4th New York card: Devon Alexander VS Andre Berto. He first talks to promoter Lou DiBella, touching upon his other fighter not on this card, Deontay Wilder.
Next up is Luis Collazo (37-7) fighting Bryant Perrella. He admits to having been suicidal and overcoming adversities to get back in the ring.
Finally, Woodsy talks to Peter Quillin, asking him about his inactivity. Quillin talks about having to step up as a husband and father, not just as a fighter. He says he's smarter, wise, and ready to fight again.
Woodsy chats with former WBC International Super Middleweight Champion, Maricela Cornejo before she goes up against Samantha Pill this Friday, July 13th. The Southern California native gives a fight preview, shares some of her personal struggles that lead her to boxing, and who she’d like to fight next...
Then, Woodsy calls 154 lb fighter Charles Conwell for his thoughts leading up to his fight against Travis Scott on the undercard of Prograis/Velasco in New Orleans this Saturday night.
Woodsy calls up boxing journalist Steve Kim to get his analysis of the Canelo/GGG rematch, the bad blood between the fighters, and why he thinks Canelo won't be so lucky this time...
Fighter Alicia Napoleon chats with Woodsy ahead of her fight this Thursday against former world title challenger Vashon 'Lady V' Living at the Melrose Ballroom in Astoria, Queens.
Alicia also shares her thoughts on the state of women's boxing, what she learned from her loss to Tori Nelson, fighting Claressa Shields, and more..
Woodsy calls up famed boxing promoter Russell Peltz to discuss the boxing hall of fame ceremony from this past weekend and get his insight on how to get boxing back to the glory days.
Plus, Tom Gray, editor/writer for The Ring Magazine, is in studio discussing the popularity of boxing in the UK, Wilder/Joshua & more..
Woodsy chats with fighter Jarett Hurd to get his thoughts on Charlo’s performance against Trout, moving up in weight and more..
Plus, promoter Bob Arum reviews Crawford/Horn and gives an update on Lomachenko...
The President of Showtime Sports Stephen Espinoza is in studio with Woodsy talking Wilder/Joshua, Mayweather in the UFC, representing Snoop Dogg & more!
Woodsy is in studio with the creator of Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE, Mark Fratto!
Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE live-streams boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai events from around the world and allows fans to interact with commentators and analysts before, after and throughout fights.