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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 27, 2019

Coming at you from all angles, Talkbox is back with episode 175 and big George Foreman kicks things off. Woodsy catches up with George while he's in Iceland checking on his horses?? George also shares his thoughts on the Ruiz-Joshua fight in Saudi Arabia.

 

Blair "the Flair" Cobb does his Ric Flair "WOOO" and takes us through his KO victory last Thursday. He also shares on the crazy story of his upbrining, being a fugitive since he was young, and rising above it all to be a top prospect.

 

Alicia Napoleon, co-founder of Overthrow and WBC silver champ, has a fight this weekend. She also has an epic conversation on where women's boxing is currently and the ways we can all fight for unity in the sport.

Finally, Malissa Smith, expert on women's boxing history, shares with us her knowledge of women's boxing history. Some cool stories from her and also some info on the Women's Boxing HOF induction!

Aug 20, 2019

Hello everyone! Talkbox here with Woodsy bringing another stacked card on this show. Leading off, legendary promoter, Bob Arum, speaks with Woodsy about EVERYTHING! Bob shares when you can expect your favorite fighters (Shakur, Bud Crawford, and others) to have their next fight, the Lomachenko card, and even some of the election news. Always good banter and insight to what might be going on in the boxing world.

Next up, the heartbreaker! WBA World Champion Brandon Figueroa makes his homecoming fight with his belt on the line this Saturday. He stops by to talk about how special it is fighting in his hometown and you also get to know a little more about what makes Brandon the Heartbreaker.

Fellow journalist and news-breaking specialist, Mike Coppinger joins the show. He and Woodsy have a good talk about what it takes to make it in the journalism gig. Specifically in boxing. He also shares his thoughts on who runs the boxing game and who's actually influential today. 

Last but not least, #6 ranked Abraham Nova comes to close the show. Abraham has a fight coming up on UFC Fight pass. His parents are Dominican, was born in Puerto Rico, and he has multiple fights in Belgium. All while hailing from Albany, NY! A lot to know about this prospect. Get to know him before everyone else on Talkbox!

Aug 13, 2019

Talkbox joins you on this rainy day from New York. Andrew Cancio is joining us from his gig at the Southern California gas company! The super featherweight champ shares how life is after cementing his place as a world champ and shares some possible opponents for the future. 

After Cancio goes back to work, Vergil Ortiz Jr phones in to talk his last fight. Ortiz Jr. recently defeated Antonio Orozco within the distance. He takes us through that fight, what life is like being a top prospect out of Grand Prairie, TX, and maybe gives us a name of someone he'd like to share the ring with!

Finally, last but not least, head of Facebook Fight Night Live, Mark Fratto joins the show. Mark is not only the voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones, but he puts together great fight cards for the people! Catch some of his previews for the cards coming up and how he is giving fighters a shot.

 

 

Aug 6, 2019
The best laid plans of men often go awry, despite meticulous planning and a track record of success. Carl Frampton sounded dialed in, ready to rock, primed to gain a W in a Saturday main event contest to be screened on ESPN+. 
 
Then, fate intervened, and dealt him a stiff one on the chin. Er, hand actually...
 
Days before a scrap against Emmanuel Dominguez, the Northern Irishman said a “large ornament” had fallen on his left hand while he was chilling in a Pennsylvania hotel lobby, fracturing his fifth metacarpal. 
 
He was sitting..and then boom...a heavy-duty ornament tumbled onto his hand, on Monday. 
 
And bang, like that, the plan was busted up. And, he will adapt, as such athletes and warriors and successful folks do. 
 
This podcast chat occurred last week, before the hotel incident, so keep that in mind. We will ge an update on Frampton's hand and when he might glove up again. 
 
Second on the podcast is host of Ring Walk podcast, Jonathan Leir. Jonathan combines his love of boxing and his powerlifting background to address some of the recent PED issues in the sport. 
Aug 1, 2019

Talkbox! A lot of boxing this weekend and different topics to cover. No better people to cover than Woodsy and his guest, Ron Borges. Ron is a sportswriter for the Talk of Fame network and former contributor on the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. Ron and Woodsy talk all things from the weekends performances (Gervonta Davis, Tevin Farmer), how the boxing PPV model has changed, and yes... the possibility of a  Mayweather Pacquiao rematch. 

Terri Moss joins us next. The former world champion Terri is also now inducted into the Women's boxing hall of fame. She is currently fighting a case for one of her fighters who may have been wrongfully detained by ICE. Terri and Woodsy chat about possible ways to help support not only the current fighter, but fighters in the future.  

A little bit of everything for you on the podcast today! Talkbox is live!

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