"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!
RingTV's boxing correspondent Cynthia Conte comes into the studio for episode 80 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast!
Woodsy and Cynthia chat about how she got into boxing and how her career as a reporter started. Cynthia shares some of the challenges she's faced as a woman working in a notoriously male dominated industry.
Then, Woodsy asks Cynthia about her recent interview with the now retired Miguel Cotto. They discuss his performance against Sadam Ali, his retirement & life after boxing. The two look ahead to the highly anticipated Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux fight this coming weekend. Cynthia shares some details from her interviews with Lomachenko and gives her analysis of the fighters before fight night.
TalkBox welcomes accomplished author, journalist & contributing editor at Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi!
Matt & Woodsy review Sergey Kovalev's latest performance against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy and discuss his improved attitude towards boxing. Matt shares his knowledge of Russian culture and how it plays into Kovalev's recent "changed man" claim.
The guys also compare the physical and mental damage seen in boxers to that of football players and discuss the role it plays in the popularity of both sports.
TalkBox welcomes a very special guest into the studio for episode 78.. Hollywood actor and star of Netflix's hit series, 'Mindhunter' Holt McCallany!
Woodsy chats with Holt about his childhood, boxing, acting career and so much more! The talented actor discusses his admiration for boxing trainer Teddy Atlas and shares his experiences portraying the legendary boxing trainer in the HBO film, "Tyson." Holt shares his thoughts on some current boxers like Deontay Wilder, Vasyl Lomachenko, GGG and more!
Holt also chats about his current role in the Hollywood blockbuster "Justice League" & dishes BTS of the hit Netflix series, "Mindhunter." This is an episode TalkBox listeners & Mindhunter fans do not want to miss!
Episode 77 welcomes boxing prospect, LeShawn Rodriguez!
Woodsy sits down with the young gun who many predict will be boxing's next superstar, to chat about his successful amateur boxing accolades, his rise to the Pros & how he got into the sport of boxing.
Rodriguez (7-0,6 KO's) also talks about his upcoming fight against Alex Sandro Duarte (13-2-1) at MSG on November 25th.
Episode 76 features legendary boxer Evander Holyfield LIVE in the TalkBox studio at Everlast headquarters in NYC!
The famed heavyweight sits down with Woodsy & Sixto and reflects back on his first fight with Riddick Bowe just one day after the 25th anniversary of the classic bout. Woodsy asks Evander his thoughts on the recent Mayweather/McGregor fight and what he thinks about Oscar De La Hoya calling out Conor McGregor & Larry Holmes wanting to fight George Foreman.
Then, Evander puts his promotor hat on to discuss the Real Deal Boxing's card this coming weekend at Resorts World Casino in New York City.
Former New York State Athletic Commissioner & longtime boxing journalist, Randy Gordon, headlines episode 75 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast!
Randy and Woodsy review Deontay Wilder's performance & form after knocking out Bermane Stiverne this past weekend. The guys look ahead to the possibility of Wilder Vs. Joshua, and they discuss upcoming heavyweight prospect, Mike Coffie and his pro fight debut later this month.
Then, Randy & Woods discuss the roles of referees in boxing and how important good refs are to the sport. Randy shares some behind the scenes stories and anecdotes about some popular refs and journalists for TalkBox listeners.
Randy currently serves as co-host alongside George Cooney for their radio show "At the Fights" on SiriusXM.
Al Franco, father of injured boxer Daniel "Twitch" Franco, gives an emotional update on the health of his son.
Daniel continues to make a miraculous recovery after falling into a coma after his fight against Jose Haro earlier this year.
Boxing writer, Brin Butler drops by the Everlast studio for an interesting episode of TalkBox!
Woodsy and Brin sit down for a convo that examines the personal lives of professional boxers Andre Ward and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
The guys discuss both fighter's boxing careers inside the ring as well as the complexities of their lives outside of it. Butler shares his thoughts on the factors behind Ward's retirement and Cuban boxer Rigondeaux's experiences with Fidel Castro. Butler also shares stories of his personal experiences with both Ward & Rigondeaux most people don't know about their lives.
Then, the guys discuss the possibility of a Floyd Mayweather comeback & who he would fight if he did...Amir Khan?!
Boxer & MMA fighter, Heather "The Heat" Hardy, calls in to chat with Woodsy in her first interview since her loss to Kristina Williams at Bellator 185. Heather gives an update on how she is feeling and how her nose is doing after that "kick heard 'round the world." She shares what she found out about Williams the morning of the fight, what she was thinking during the fight & discusses her plan to return to the cage.
Then, Eric Kelly drops by the TalkBox studio! The former boxer turned trainer tortures some of Everlast's employees and give his notoriously honest opinion on PED use in boxing, news & current events, and discusses some upcoming fights including Joshua/Takam, Wilder/Stiverne, Jacobs/Arias, Kovalev/Shabranskyy and Lomachenko/Rigondeaux.
Woodsy jumps into the studio with the crew, Sixto & Johnny Southpaw, to chop it up about the latest boxing news & more! The guys review the weekend's fights, particularly Jermell Charlo's brutal knockout against Erickson Lubin. They also look ahead and preview some upcoming fights, including the newest opponent for Anthony Joshua in Carlos Takam, Danny Jacobs Vs. Luis Arias, Deontay Wilder Vs. Bermane Stiverne & the possibility of Keith Thurman Vs. Errol Spence.
Then, Woodsy calls up boxing trainer, Stephen "Breadman" Edwards! Edwards, who currently serves as trainer to Julian “J Rock” Williams, has some strong words for boxing fans and the media who criticise fighters before and after a fight. Stephen also shares his thoughts on PED usage in boxing and the lack of appropriate testing methods in the sport.
Woodsy calls up the founder of Ringstar Sports, promoter Richard Schaefer on episode 70 of TalkBox!
Schaefer talks with Woods about leaving Golden Boy, his relationship with Oscar De La Hoya, starting his own promotional company-Ringstar Sports, and more!
Woodsy and famed boxing promoter Lou DiBella chop it up in the TalkBox studio at the Everlast Headquarters in NYC!
Lou chats with Woods about the Saturday, Oct 14th, fight card at Barclays center. The guys also discuss the popularity of women's boxing among the public but the lack of women's fights on television.
Then, Lou fills listeners in on the November 4th card with Deontay Wilder who will fight Bermane Stiverne due to the removal of Luis Ortiz for a failed drug test. Lou gives his views on Danny Jacobs moving to HBO, Promotor Eddie Hearn, fighter Regis Prograis and tequila shots with Bob Arum!
Famed boxer & grill master, George Foreman challenges Hollywood actor Steven Seagal to a fight!
Woodsy calls George to talk specifics of the 10 round fight he challenged Seagal to on twitter. TalkBox listeners get the scoop on George's fight terms and more!
Afterwards, Woodsy calls up Top Rank's CEO and Las Vegas resident, Bob Arum. Woods and Arum pay their respects to the innocent victims and all those affected by the horrible Las Vegas tragedy.
Woods & Arum talk about the possibility of George Foreman fighting actor Steven Seagal. The two also chat Terrence Crawford, Lomachenko, controversial judging, past objections of Adelaide Byrd, and much more!
Woodsy opens this week's episode with Paul Beston, author of the book, The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring. Beston discusses some of the most legendary heavyweights in boxing history including, Jack Dempsey, Mike Tyson, Joe Lewis and Rocky Marciano.
Then, Woodsy calls current heavyweight, Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller. Big Baby talks about his November 11th HBO debut on the Jacobs Vs. Arias card, his friendship with boxer Adam Kownacki, and his thoughts on taking a knee with Colin Kaepernick.
To round out the episode, Woods talks boxing news with journalist, Steve Kim! Woods and Kim discuss Andre Ward's retirement news...is it a hiatus or a permanent retirement?! The guys also discuss possible reasons behind Danny Jacobs' decision to leave the Wilder Vs. Ortiz undercard on Showtime for the main event on HBO Nov. 11th.
Woodsy calls up young fighter and undefeated WBO World Featherweight Champion, Oscar Valdez!
Valdez (22-0), will look to defend his title for the third time against Genesis Servania (29-0). The undefeated Mexican Champ chats with Woodsy about being a 'Dreamer' and how much this fight means to him both in and out of the ring.
After his callwith Oscar, Woodsy has a quick chat with friend Antonia Bufalino about the Golovkin/Canelo drama!
Be sure to check out episode 66 for a fight preview before Valdez takes on Servania on Friday night, Sept 22 at the Tucson Convention Center! The fight will be televised on ESPN at 7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET.
TalkBox reviews the controversial Canelo Vs. GGG fight on episode 65 with Golovkin's Promotor, Tom Loeffler!
But first, Woodsy chats with the outlandish TalkBox regular, Eric Kelly. As always, Kelly gives his fiery opinion on the Canelo Vs. GGG fight and slams the judges & scorecards.
After his convo with Kelly, Woodsy calls Loeffler to get Team GGG's post fight thoughts in the wake of controversial decision.
Woods asks Loeffler to share his thoughts on the possibility of getting the decision overturned, Adaliade Byrd's temporary suspension, and the likelihood of Canelo accepting a rematch with GGG.
To close the episode, Woodsy has an interesting conversation with sports psychiatrist, Dr. Johnny Lops. Known for his work with the Brooklyn Nets, Dr. Lops shares his analysis of the Canelo/GGG fight from a psychological point of view. Listeners will hear Dr. Lops' analysis of Canelo's body language while fighting GGG, an explanation of Adrian Broner and Floyd Mayweather's behavior, and so much more!
TalkBox listeners, don't miss this one..episode 65 is a MUST!
Opening episode 64 is a call from HBO sportscaster and Boxing Hall of Famer, Jim Lampley!
Lampley chats with Woodsy about the past weekend's fights including Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzales' loss. Plus, Lampley shares his excitement and opinion for this weekend's upcoming Canelo Vs. GGG fight, which he will be ringside for as a commentator for HBO!
Woodsy chats Canelo & GGG with TalkBox Crew member Johnny Southpaw before taking a phoner from professional boxer Erickson Lubin! Erickson Lubin will fight Jermell Charlo for the WBC Super Welterweight title in October. Listeners will get to know Lubin better in this episode and hear him talk about knocking out Charlo come October!
Woodsy calls up GGG's trainer, Abel Sanchez as the A-list guest for episode 63 of TalkBox!
Sanchez currently serves as head trainer to the middleweight champion Golovkin, who fights his career definer September 16th against Canelo Alverez in Las Vegas! Woodsy chats with Sanchez about GGG's training & preparation with less then 2 weeks until the big showdown.
Listeners will hear the inside scoop on Team Golovkin from the veteran trainer...Sanchez talks Gennady's age, answers questions from twitter fans & more!
Before chatting with famed commentator Steve Farhood, Woodsy chats with friend & boxing writer Kim Francesca. Woods and Kim review MayMac from the perspective of both avid and casual boxing/MMA fans!
Then, TalkBox returnee, Steve Farhood explains his scoring and reviews of the MayMac fight! Steve was ringside for the event as Showtime's unofficial scorer. He also shares some behind the scenes info with TB listeners, including Gervonta Davis not making weight & his late arrival to the arena on fight night.
Afterwards, the TalkBox crew jumps into the studio for a quick chat on the next big boxing event, GGG Vs. Canelo!
And Finally, Top rank's CEO Bob Arum calls into the TalkBox studio to review MayMac and give his brutally honest evaluation of Conor McGregor's skills and ability. Arum talks Lomachenko Vs. Rigondeaux in December and Terence Crawford's next fight date & possible opponents. He gives his thoughts on increasing boxing viewership, competing with the UFC, and some specific words on Dana White!
It's time to battle! Boxing Vs. MMA, Mayweather Vs. McGregor, The TalkBox Podcast Vs. The Fight Cave Podcast!
The boxing and MMA podcasts take on the highly anticipated sporting event, #MAYMAC days before the fight!
Michael Woods of TalkBox & Sergio Da Silva of The Fight Cave chop it up at Everlast Headquarters to discuss the upcoming fight. The guys review the different perspectives, possible outcomes, the hype, fighting styles, the aftermath of the fight and the credibility of each sport once the August 26th event is over.
Listeners will hear the guys' give their opinions on possible match ups for McGregor in the future... Paulie Malignaggi?!?
Be sure to check out this cross over episode before the big fight!
Boxing Hall of Fame Analyst Steve Farhood comes to the TalkBox Studio at Everlast Headquarters for episode 60! Farhood has worked as an on air analyst for networks such as ESPN, CNN, and USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights among many others. He currently serves as a commentator on Showtime's "ShoBox" series.
Woods and Steve chat about all the Mayweather Vs. McGregor news; press coverage, controversy, promotions...and Paulie Malignaggi!
Woodsy gets Farhood's take on other boxing topics including, Anthony Joshua's future, Broner's performance against Garcia & his induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame!
Later, Woodsy calls Pro Boxer and Gold Medalist, Luke Campbell! Campbell shares a bit about his life, career & his upcoming title shot against Jorge Linares on September 23! He also weighs in on the most talked about boxing event, Mayweather Vs. McGregor!
Episode 59 gives Talkbox listeners a look inside the historic boxing landmark, Gleason's Gym, with owner Bruce Silverglade!
Located in Dumbo Brooklyn, Gleason's is the oldest active boxing gym in the United States and has served as a training headquarters to some of the most notable boxers in history including Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Jake LaMotta and even Muhammad Ali!
Bruce comes by the TB studio and talks about the past, present, and future of Gleason's Gym. Woodsy gets Bruce to tell some on AND off the record stories about some of the gym's most famous visitors!
Boxing fans do not want to miss Bruce's exclusive inside look at this iconic boxing landmark on this episode of TALKBOX!
TalkBox welcomes Mayweather Promotions CEO, Leonard Ellerbe!
Ellerbe chats with Woodsy about the highly publicized Mayweather Vs.McGregor fight on August 26th! He answers fan questions, talks future boxing stars & confidently predicts a knockout for Team Mayweather at the T-Mobile arena in Vegas on August 26th!
Ellerbe doesn't leave the studio without giving his thoughts and prediction on this weekend's bout between Adrien Broner & Mikey Garcia!
This is an episode listeners don't want to miss!