Talkbox! There have been a lot of moving parts in boxing during the month of May. A big part of that industry is promoting giant, TopRank boxing. Bob Arum shares whats going on in his end and other topics, such as the heavyweight division landscape, Errol vs Spence, and finding an opponent for Loma.
Joe Santoliquito is looking forward to the Boxing Writers Association of America awards. He's here to tell you why you should be too!
It's ready and live for you. Episode 162 of Talkbox is live!
Talkbox! We have a good one here for you folks. Female fighter and longtime friend of Woodsy, Heather Hardy, joins the show. Heather is a boxing world champion and Bellator MMA fighter. She shares how she's juggling her championship responsibilities while also chasing her MMA dreams.
Next up, we will hear what TopRank prospect, Andy Vences, and his mustache is up to. Andy is undefeated and he'll share his thoughts on how title shots are being distributed. He'll also share his mentality on how his opponent picked the wrong guy to mess with.
Breadman Edwards is back to do a bread check on woodsy. Last week he was cashing checks, this week he's doing his taxes. However, the trainer of Julian Williams always has some knowledge to share on issues such as drug testing, the heavyweight division, and more.
David Feldman from Bare Knuckle FC phones in to talk some Lobov-Malignaggi. That's a huge fight for the Bare Knuckle FC and a lot of heat throughout the promotions. Stay till the end of the EP to hear some rifts and thoughts Woodsy has had from the Wilder fight.
Every aspect of the industry covered, from women's boxing to the economics of the Wilder fight. Talkbox is live!
So much wisdom here on Talkbox episode 160! A huge win for Julian Williams' team and the head coach behind that win, trainer Breadman Edwards, joins us as he cashes his checks... Literally! Hear the behind the scenes and motivation Breadman had to give his fighter, J-Rock, before the fight of his life.
More wisdom coming from Philly sports writer, Joe Santoliquito. He gives some insight into his thoughts on being a boxing contributor these days and what he thought about his hometown fighter coming away with the victory.
Undefeated female fighter, Raquel "Pretty Beast" Miller, is up third! She has a fight coming up and looks to take a big step up in competition. Hear her mindset and how she got into boxing. Always good to hear from our female fighters on how the industry is evolving with them.
Finally, Ring Magazine contributor and author, Bill Detloff closes the show. He provides some great insight into how he got into the boxing business and writing for one of the all time greats, Joe Frazier.
It's all here for you now, courtesy of Woodsy and Everlast, Talkbox episode 160.
Talkbox episode 159 part two! Card was too stacked that we split it into halves. Leading off the second half is Devin Haney! Devin is an undefeated super prospect and recently signed an exclusive deal to be streamed on DAZN. He is ranked near the top on every sanctioning board at just 20 years old.
Next up, Mario Barrios is a welterweight prospect, looking to showcase his skills on the Hurd-Williams fight card. Don't blink when you see the 23-0 prospect go to work, and listen in on why he is on Woodsy's watch list.
David Avila is up next. He is a fellow reporter with some strong feelings on how certain aspects of women's boxing is being run. He'll speak his mind on a few topics that don't get enough light in the boxing industry.
Mark Fratto closes the show. Mark is the CEO of Facebook's Friday Night Fights. He'll give us an update on some cards he's promoting while checking in on his analyst Woodsy.
Talkbox back at you with episode 159. The Card was too stacked so it will be split into two. First off, we have actor, Holt McCallany, and head of WBC Cares initiative, Jill Diamond, joining Woodsy in studio. The two guests share their boxing fan perspectives while also sharing the good work they are doing with the sport of boxing. You might recognize Holt from his works in the Netflix series, Mindhunter, and some from his other work in Fight Club, The Losers, and ShotCallers.
Next up, we have the heavy weight Destroyer, Andy Ruiz. The heavyweight star, Andy Ruiz is the next opponent for Anthony Joshua and shares how his camp is going. Does Woodsy offer him a snickers bar? Catch it all here on the first half of episode 159.