Living legend George Foreman joins Michael Woods on this podcast. You'll want to hear what George shares since the recent tragic news of his daughter. He'll also chop it up with Woodsy on some boxing and the Spence v. Garcia fight.
Next up is PBC color commentator, boxing trainer, and owner of the best closet full of shirts in boxing, Joe Goossen. He'll also recap the Spence/Garcia fight, while also forecasting the upcoming Canelo v. Jacobs card and Crawford v. Khan.
Closing the show is up and coming prospect, Jarico O'Quinn. This Detroit fighter is joining fellow Michigan talents, Jermaine Franklin and Claressa Shields, on the April 13th Shotime card. Hear how this prospect got into boxing and how he got his do or die mentality.
There's a ton on this podcast for you today! Enjoy Talkbox podcast episode 152!
The lineup for todays show, Chris "the Heat" Van Heerden, Team OJ, Otto Wallin with his trainer Joey Gamache, and Mike Steadman.
Chris Van Heerden phones in and talks dedicating the rest of his career to his father who was tragically taken from him last December. He has a fight coming up on March 23rd, and you won't want to miss where he is in preparation for this one!
Next we have both OJ 2 and 3 phoning in from Soul City Toledo Ohio! Otha Jones III is coming off an impressive debut win against an opponent whom many thought was a tough opening act.
Huge heavyweight prospect and Swedish import, Otto Wallin joins the set live in the Everlast New York HQ. Otto is 20-0, has previous sparring experience with the likes of Anthony Joshua, and shares his thoughts on the current heavyweight division.
Last but not least, founder of Ironbound boxing gym, Mike Steadman, rejoins the studio to provide us an update from episode 128. Hear about the beautiful work he is doing helping the inner city youth and connecting large corporate companies together at his Iron bound gym.
A little bit of everything today! Tune in to Talkbox episode 151 now!
Talkbox turns 150 today, and it is a stacked card.
First off, we have former world heavyweight champion and subject of Netflix series "Losers" first episode, Michael Bentt. Michael talks trials and tribulations that has built his acting skills and character. The Queens native also goes into his honest feelings of how he won and lost the heavyweight title of the world.
Next we have a pair of boxers with some big fights coming up. Two weight world champ, Jessie Vargas, talks about challenging himself in a new division and wanting to be a three weight class world champ. Mayweather Promotions prospect, Rolando Romero, shows off some confidence and shares some good stories of how he met Floyd. We'll also hear what he is expecting for the future of his career as he talks a little smack about possible opponent, Ryan Garcia.
Closing episode 150 is author and character, Gabe Oppenheim. Gabe currently runs his own blog and shares how he fell in love with the sport of boxing in his first project in Philadelphia. He also has some insightful thoughts on where he stands in the sport he loves and hates. A lot of personality in this conversation!
Check out Talkbox podcast, which is live now! Thank you to all those loyal followers. Here's to 150!
In this week's episode of Talkbox, Ring Magazine's editor in chief, Doug Fischer, phones in to speak with Michael Woods. The two longtime boxing media members reminisce about the good old days when they talk about the changes in the media landscape, how PED accusations being thrown around, and even give a little news update on current fighters, such as GGG. Two great boxing insiders share a lot with you, the boxing fan, and you won't want to miss it. Episode 149 is live!
Three active boxers and Terence Crawford’s trainer phone in on this week’s episode of Talkbox.
Former Olympian and undefeated prospect, Karlos Balderas joins us during his fight week. The former Olympian talks all things such as legally changing his name, what he thinks of the rest of his peers in the 130 pound division, and some previous conflict he’s had with rising star Teofimo Lopez.
Next up is former two-time Olympian Mick Conlan. Mick is 27 years old and talks about where he is in his career. Is he a prospect at that age? Has he arrived or in his prime? Listen in on his mentality to stay humble, where he’s at, and maybe even where you can grab a pint with him after his next fight.
If you didn’t catch the winner of this weekend, Talkbox will refresh you with Andrew Cancio. Andrew won the WBA belt off a huge upset victory against Alberto Machado. He joins Talkbox on his coffee break from his day job to talk what it’s like going back to jackhammering, his routine while working two jobs, and who wants next after becoming the champ.
Setting our sights to the upcoming Crawford-Khan fight, Brian McIntyre phones in to close the show. He’s talking about how Crawford’s camp is going so far. Does he think Khan has a chance against his fighter on April 20? Brian is pretty honest about his thoughts.
Another Talkbox podcast on this Tuesday with phone calls from Teofimo Lopez and Jolene Mizzone! But first, 90 year old boxing enthusiast and returning guest, Art Lovely, joins the Everlast studio to give an update on the Tony Demarco Hall of Fame mission update, boxing in today's landscape, and other stories he's gathered from his 90 year old life.
Next, fresh off another highlight knockout, Teofimo Lopez phones in to walk us through his perspective on his fight. The boxing community felt that there were a few different angles of controversy that arose from his knockout win over Diego Magdaleno. Was there too much talking before the fight? Was it too much? Could this have been avoided? Teofimo goes into his honest thoughts, and you won't to miss his side of the fight.
Finally, Main Events matchmaker, Jolene Mizzone joins us to talk about the Kovalev/Alvarez fight this past weekend. Was Alvarez toying with Main Events by using their beloved Arturo Gatti's walkout song? All that and more, Talkbox episode 147 starts now!
There are big rumors about people contemplating retirement or even coming out of retirement. One that is not a rumor anymore is Gerry Cooney! Gerry Cooney was a former world title challenger and known as "the Gentleman" boxer. He joins Michael Woods on Talkbox to share what is going on in his life with things such as his new book, a fundraiser fight for the Wounded Warriors Project, and his radio show on Sirius XM.
Afterwards, the man with some of the best hair and denim jackets in boxing, Joe Goossen, gives us a call. The world class trainer out of Ten Goose Boxing Gym talks about some of the fighters he has fighting soon, his thoughts on the Thurman-Lopez fight, and his new gig at Fox sports boxing.
It's all here for you, episode 146 of Talkbox!
One of the best and brightest analytical minds in the boxing industry, ESPN writer Steve Kim, joins us to talk about the big fight this weekend. You will want to catch his thoughts on the big Pacquiao-Broner fight and his thoughts on the current state of both fighters. Steve also gives his two cents on whether or not reporters should be covering the out of the ring antics of current fighters, and how it may affect their image.
Right after Steve Kim, Mickey Moo (Michael Amoo-Bediako) phones in from Essex, England to give us the insight for Richard Commey. Mickey is Richard Commey's manager and has some inside information for what Commey is like as a boxer/person, while also forecasting what is coming up for the Ghanian star. Lomachenko???
Catch it all on episode 145 of TalkBox!
Episode 144 is STACKED! Up and coming Aussie lightweight, George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr, kicks things off by talking about his fight week in Vegas and his time as Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner. He fights this Saturday on the Pacquiao v. Broner fight night.
On the same fight card and venue, Adrien Broner’s head trainer, Kevin Cunningham, phones in to talk all about the fight this Saturday. He shares his thoughts on things such as Broner stirring the pot during his press conference and the specific adjustments they made in preparation for Pacquiao.
Third on the list was former HBO sport marketing executive and fellow podcaster of the Fistianados podcast, Evan Rutkowski. Evan brought his unique perspective on the fights this week and state of boxing as he looks at them from the economical and business side of the sport.
Finally, if there was ever a cleanup hitter in boxing, Mike Tyson calls in and updates us all on what he's been up to. Iron Mike talks about his new Tyson Ranch, his endeavors into the cannabis and podcast industry, and who he likes in the heavyweight division now. Will he also come out of retirement for a fight in the ring? Mike Woods asks and Mike Tyson answers in episode 144!
On episode 143, president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman, joins in via phone call to talk about the Wilder v. Fury bout, the status of different weight divisions, and about some great upcoming fights. Also in the talk, Mauricio shares about a recent health scare he encountered during a family vacation and how it has changed the WBC president's outlook on life.
In a first ever TalkBox short, former guest, Art Lovely shares his excitement as his dream of Tony Demarco being inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame becomes reality.
The calls keep on coming. First up with the impending Charlo brother card this weekend, CEO Brett Yorkman phones in to talk boxing at the Barclays.
Next writer, former HBO employee, and creator of Fistianados Podcast, Evan Rutkowski offers his insights on the recent Wilder vs Fury bout, upcoming Showtime card and boxings departure from HBO and entrance into the world of streaming services.
Third on the TalkBox card is long time friend Frank Lotierzo, author at the Sweet Science and former professional boxer. Woodsy and Frank talk about what is next in the Wilder, Fury, Joshua saga.
We round out episode 142 with Team Everlast athlete Jarrell Miller calling from the airport on his way to the UK and a possible showdown with Anthony Joshua.
Fresh off his first round knock out of Mason Menard, Teofimo Lopez and father Junior enter the studio. The three discuss what could potentially be the knock out of the year, short term plans at 135lbs and long term goals of what they call "the takeover."
Then author, journalist, and television commentator Mark Kriegel calls into Talk Box to riff on the recent Lomachenko card and what he believes in next for "the future champion" Teofimo Lopez.
First up Woodsy gets on the phone with author, editor, media director and host of HBO Boxing podcast, Eric Raskin. The two touch on Wilder vs Fury, the end of HBO boxing and the age old question of how do we fix scoring in boxing.
Next 34 and 0, number one pound for pound female boxer, the First Lady, Cecilia Braekhaus calls into the podcast to discuss her fight this Saturday night on the final HBO boxing card.
We round out episode 140 with a call from author of Punching from the Shadows: Memoir of a Minor League Professional Boxer, Glen Sharp.
First up Bob Arum calls into the podcast to discuss the upcoming Wilder fight and the New York Lomachenko card on December 12th at the Garden.
Then the champion, the family man, the knock out king, the Bronze Bomber, Deontay Wilder calls in and tells Woodsy all about his plans for Tyson Fury this Saturday. There is no doubt in the champs mind you will see Fury hit the canvas!
Episode 139 got the sauce. BOMB SQUAAAADDDDDD!!!
Stay tuned at the end for details on how to win yourself a pair of the Gleason's X Everlast limited edition capsule gloves through Facebook Fight Night Live powered by Everlast.
The fighters of today would never hold up against the boxers of the past according to Ron Borges, five time sports writer of the year. Hear Woods and Ron talk about the current landscape of boxing and how the stars of today match up against the fighters of yesteryear.
Then Bruce Silverglade of the world famous Gleason's gym calls in to talk about his recent limited edition luxury fight glove made in collaboration with Everlast.
Make sure to check out episode 138 and Everlast.com/gleasonscapsule for more details about the one of a kind glove collab.
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.