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.