Canada based author Jimmy Tobin looked long and hard at the death of Arturo Gatti, a fighter who positively exemplified a 'never say die' attitude. Under curious circumstances, the pugilist perished in 2009. Did he kill himself? Was he offed? Will we every truly know? Talkbox digs in with Tobin about the Gatti legacy, which he examined in the forthcoming book "Killed in Brazil: The Mysterious Death of Arturo 'Thunder' Gatti."
2018 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion.USA Boxing Olympic Trials heavyweight champion who is working toward the Tokyo Olympics of 2021 as his fellow nursing school graduates from Prairie View A&M University are on the front lines of the new coronavirus pandemic.
Shannon Briggs joins Talkbox to chat Mike Tyson, bareknuckle, his future and the world today. Shannon Briggs a veteran of the sport since 1992, he has held a world championship twice, including the lineal title from 1997 to 1998, and the wbo title from 2006 to 2007.
Bruce Silverglade from Gleason's Boxing Gym in NYC brings us some discussion around NYC, the pandemic and NYC having a history of winning fights.
Regular guest Art Lovely joins Woods for episode 208, and Art's 92nd Birthday. Art remembers his parents talking about the difficulties that came in dealing with the 1918 flu pandemic, and he reminds Talkbox community that we shall overcome.
Dr. Andrew Foy is a cardiologist, and the only cardiologist/boxing promoter in the US, and maybe the world. The Pennsylvania resident spoke to TALKBOX coming to the table with an intriguing skill set. His specialty is appraising research that has already been done. This seems a useful ability right now, as people sift through mountains of information on COVID-19 and try to make sense of their own best strategy to operate during this challenging time. Foy doesn't pull punches, regarding the risks of infection, but he is among the voices who belief opening up the nation for business is advisable. We ask Dr. Foy his take on when live boxing could and should come back to life in America and to give a thumb up or thumb down on UFC's return to action, May 9 in Florida.
Talkbox is back on this Tuesday and coming up this week is Woodsy catching up with ESPN's Mark Kriegel. Mark shares the book projects he's on and their own views of how times have changed.
Just in time for the weekend, Woodsy phones Larry Merchant on today's pod. Catch the conversation with legendary commentator who has years of wisdom to share on these tough times.
Talkbox is back on this Thursday. We are all getting through these tough times together and for this week, boxing promoter Lou Dibella joins the show! Lou promotes the likes of Regis Prograis, Richard Commey, and others. He also gives us an update on how boxers need to navigate these times.
Talkbox is here and not going anywhere! Woodsy and Heather Hardy talk all things New York, Covid-19, its impact, and more via the magical skype. Be sure to keep an eye out for more content on its way for Talkbox in the coming weeks as well.
Talkbox Quarantine edition! No one in studio, but Woodsy still brings it with Art Lovely over the phone. At 91 years young, Art shares some wisdom and still talks boxing.
Breadman is up next. He's the trainer to Julian Williams. Always full of wisdom as well, he talks Deontay mentality and other things boxing.
Talkbox back after turning 200 episodes old. Chief editor of The Ring magazine, Doug Fischer, starts the new era. Him and Woodsy talk horror stories in transportation, Fury glove conspiracy, and future of the sport.
Kathy Duva is up next. She is the CEO of Main Event Promotions and worried about the coronavirus. Her and Woodsy talk Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev and some other prospects coming up the pipeline for them.
Last but not least, Ali Watkins from the NY Times phones in. She talks about her new piece "How New York City Lost Boxing".
Talkbox turns 200 today! And leading off the podcast is the 200+ weight class, heavyweight star in the making, Adam Kownacki. Adam talks strategy and selling out the arena for his upcoming show in Brooklyn, NY.
Next up is the son of a legend, Young Holy, Evan Holyfield. He talks about writing a book and coming up as a prospect that was the son on of a legend.
Lamont Roach catches up with us third. He'll talk about the comeback fight he has coming up soon.
Terence Crawford's head trainer, BoMac, talks all things his fighter. When are we going to see Terence in the ring and talk about the always desired Crawford-Spence dream fight.
Finally, Rafe Bartholomew talk about everything! From good food, to living in Detroit, to of course, boxing.
Filmed during fight week before Wilder Fury, here is a grouping of the fight week conversations with cornermen Mark Breland and Sugarhill Lewis, legends like George Foreman and Bob Arum, and more! Also in this bonus episode is kicked off by David Benavidez's trainer/father, Jose Benavidez.
Part 2 of Everlast Talkbox. Gene Kilroy is on the line and he was the former trainer to Muhammad Ali. We get his perspective on the Wilder Fury fight as he compares Wilder's first loss to the late great Muhammad Ali's first loss.
Joet Gonzalez is back on the show! Woodsy got to know him more his last fight with Shakur. Now Joet gives us an update on a new fight coming up for him and the mentality to get back on the title hunt.
Ron Borges is next and he shares a bit of his take on the Wilder Fury card, and 12-0 prospect, Jamaine Ortiz, calls in to give us the scoop that he's a name to watch.
LETS GO CHAMP! Everlast Talkbox podcast with episode 199 on deck for you. Leading off the pod is Top Rank leader, Bob Arum. He talks possible matchups for Terence Bud Crawford and also recaps for us the big weekend in Las Vegas.
Teofimo Lopez is next, and he talks his upcoming bout with Lomachenko. Hear from Teo's point of view of #theTakeover.
Last but not least, Lets Go Champ CEO and two-time heavyweight champ, Shannon Briggs is in studio. Catch up with Shannon, who's fighting in BKFC soon and more.
Micky Ward! The Fighting Pride of Lowell is joining Woodsy on today's podcast. Micky gives us a bit of what he went through in the legendary Gatti-Ward fights and then shares his thoughts on the sport of boxing today.
Jerry Capobianco is the head trainer to Joe Smith and is next on the pod. He talks possible opponents for his fighter and tries to make sense of the championship title picture at the Light Heavyweight division.
Psychiatrist and Doctor, Johnny Lops, closes the show. Him and Woodsy talk white collar boxing and the preparation, aftermath, and conclusion of his journey into the ring.
Talkbox comes back and so is Jarrett Hurd! Jarrett is the former unified junior middleweight champ and he talks about his new approach and recent outing against Fransisco Santana.
Malik Hawkins is next, and he's a Baltimore fighter headlining his first ShoBox card. He gives us plenty of reasons to keep an eye out for his Showtime card and his journey from prospect to contendership status.
Ken Casey combines the classic DropKick Murphys and boxing for us on the pod, and Kyle Sarofeen gives us an insight so some great reading every boxing fan should have.
Part 2! is still loaded with some big names. Lou Dibella joins Woodsy from his pool in Miami. He talks about things that bother him in the fight game and the big fight card in Miami.
Austin Trout is a former world champ fighting from the Inn of Mountain Gods. He talks cutting weight and the come back.
Woodsy is back and so is Julian Williams' trainer, Stephen Breadman Edwards. Breadman has a great conversation about his fighter's recent bout, PED's in the fight game, and just over all wisdom.
Next is manager in the fight game, Rick Glaser. Rick is being inducted into the NY state boxing hall of fame and Woodsy congratulates him.
Wrapping up part one of EP 196, is the millennial wrap up with producer Andrew Cho. Cho shares the latest pop culture beef and tries to calm down Woodsy about the Stephen A-Joe Rogan debacle.
Woodsy is back with two great guests and his producer. Bob Arum phones in to give us an update on all things Top Rank. When is his new star signee, Inoue, debuting? What's the plan with Jarrell Miller? What does he think of Tyson Fury's testosterone regimen? It's all here for you and more!
The next event is Charles Conwell. Some of you may remember Conwell from the unfortunate fight that took Pat Day's life. This sport can be cruel, and Charles tells us what his mindset is into his next fight.
Closing the show is Woodsy and his producer Cho. Woodsy gives an update on his new year's resolution, and Cho talks about getting called out on Instagram.
Talkbox has a returning guest today. Art Lovely! Art is joining us in studio and is excited to "be back" in the 20's. Art is pushing 92 years old, so he has a lot of stories to tell as he shares his view on how women in boxing has changed so much.
Mike Hilton is the main attraction this weekend in Trenton. He shares where he's at in his undefeated career and also a little bit on the rough background he's had to overcome.
Frederick Julan is a boxer from France. He talks us through what it's like to be a prospect pushing towards contender status. Also what the move was like from France to New York.
Talkbox's first pod of the year! So many questions heading into 2020, we have a man who can answer a few of them, Derrick James, leading off the show. Derrick is the head trainer of Jermell Charlo, Errol Spence, and others. He'll talk about everything, even the biggest fight on everyone's mind, a possible Spence vs Crawford.
Jesse Hart is a light heavyweight fired up and headlining Top Rank's Atlantic City card this Saturday. He's fighting a man who beat his hero and he's sharing with us his mindset for the fight coming up.
Cem Kilic is the co-main event to the Jesse Hart card and he's also the co-main on this pod! The Turkish super-middleweight takes on Stephen Nelson.
In light of some anti-Semitic attacks in New York last week, Yuri Foreman has decided to help people learn self defense. The fighting rabbi is teaching this self-defense class for anyone who feels threatened by recent attacks and he'll be doing that over at the famed and fabled Gleason's Gym.
Perfecting Athletes is next up! They help elite athletes with their health and have done great works with champs such as Terence Crawford, Jamel Herring, the MMA super camp American Top Team, and more! Little bits of knowledge for everyone in their conversation with Woodsy.
Last on the list, just a small chat on New Year's resolution between Woodsy and Producer Cho.
A Happy New Year to all our listeners!
A new year brings us a new name to keep an eye on. Bruce "Shu Shu" Carrington shares with us how his name became "Shu Shu", how he's feeling after his Olympic Trials victory, and his background growing up in Brooklyn.
Also, the Everlast Talkbox podcast wishes everyone a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2020.
Talkbox right before the holidays! We have Teofimo Lopez leading things off. The newly crowned champ graces us with his presence and also talks future bout with Lomachenko.
Karlos Balderas has a fight coming up in the more near future. He fights this Saturday and is looking to heat things up in the 130lb division.
BoMac is on! He had the best seat in the house for Crawford-Mean Machine. Hear from Bud's head trainer on how much credit he gives Mean Machine, and how he's doing after the big MSG card.
Lukie Boxing is the go to man in amateur boxing and is up next. Woodsy asks him to give us a strong watch list for next year's Olympic squad, and he also a recap of the Olympic trials this past weekend.
Randy Gordon is a contributor on NYFights. He shares his thoughts from this weekend. Joe Santoloquito is President of the BWAA. He gives us the ballots and nominees for this year's awards.
Coming at you from Everlast's podcast studio, Woodsy phones in with Mick Conlan during Mick's big fight week. His rematch is scheduled for this Saturday, and we get to hear from Mick on how his preparations are going.
George Foreman is making noise again! Not only does he have a new product hitting the market, but he has a great chat catching up with Mike Woods.
Ronald Ellis recently won a regional title this past Saturday on the Charlo-Hogan card. He shares his future outlook after coming back from injuries.
Ted Panagiotis is Dr. TKO. He shares the hot topic of marijuana, but from a boxing angle. Does it affect boxers and should it be tested for?
Mark Fratto is the architect of Facebook's Fight Night Live. He shares the upcoming shows and the voice that makes him the voice of the Washington Wizards.
The future of boxing, Jermall Charlo, opens things up on the podcast. He's the WBC middleweight champion and fighting this Saturday against Dennis Hogan in Brooklyn, NY.
Another star, Devin Haney, joins the podcast. He is also a WBC champion in the lightweight division. We look forward to the future and see who this young star wants in 2020.
Adam Lopez is coming off a break through performance. Despite the controversial TKO loss, Adam Lopez joins Talkbox to talk about bouncing back and building off his last minute efforts against Oscar Valdez.
Alantez Fox is the #1 ranked contender for the WBO. He's fighting in a title eliminator and shares his insight to fighting a British fighter in his home country.
Ryan O'Hara is the Senior editor for fightnights.com. Him and Woodsy will chop it up on Ruiz-Joshua and the big sparring rumour surrounding the Joshua camp.
Hard Knock Nights Live brings some exciting news as its founder, Quentin "Q", shares that the boxing world will get the game it is looking for. Hard Knock Nights Live is a video game in the works and keep an eye out for it in 2020!
Talkbox brings you Woodsy and Bob Arum this week! They get into a bit of everything as the legendary promoter and Woodsy talk politics, Deontay Wilder, and some upcoming fight cards.
Next up is bantamweight contender, Elton Dharry. Dharry is coming off of a very close loss for a world title, and he shares a little bit of how he is doing afterwards. He promotes his own shoes and shares his road to being a world title holder.
Army veteran and boxing connoisseur, Augustus Tyler phones in and is up third. He shares how the Army days were the best days of how life and how boxing was a part of it all.
Closing out the show is amateur standout, Charlie Sheehy. Despite the holidays, Charlie is still getting ready for the Olympic trials and has some key wins over current pros like Vergil Ortiz. Be sure to add him to your watch list for 2020 and beyond.
Part 2 of a stacked Talkbox podcast card kicks things off with Dennis Hogan. Dennis is fighting Charlo for the WBC Middleweight belt. He'll share how his camp is going in Florida and moving on from the controversial loss with Munguia.
Abe Gonzalez is a contributor for NYFights.com. He's the man to listen to when it comes to up and coming prospects. Hear who's on his radar for 2019 and beyond.
Marc Abrams is an announcer and PR man in the boxing world. Hear his conversation with Woodsy on how the game has changed and how he helps the fight game.
Last up, voice of the Washington Wizards, Mark Fratto, closes the show. There's a few cards coming up for Facebook Fight Night Live, and Mark is here to bring free boxing shows to the people.
Talkbox! Is back at you with Michael Woods. First up on the show is CEO of Mayweather promotions, Leonard Ellerbe. Leonard gives his two cents on the Wilder-Ortiz rematch and how his top fighter, Gervonta Davis, is doing leading up to his big Atlanta show.
Next up, The Ring Magazine contributor, Vladimir Lik, is able to interpret and share his insight on the Russian audio of Sergey Kovalev.
Match maker, Ron Katz, joins Woodsy to talk a little politics. But more importantly, we get a Hall of Famer's perspective on some of the fights coming up.
Finally, founder of Break Media, Jay Chaudry, joins the show as he has a few strong opinions on how fighters are currently being promoted.
This is just part one of a stacked card! And is now live!
Talkbox with a new first in its four year existence!
Michael Woods has a face off for two fighters with a scheduled rematch happening soon. It is Johnny Hernandez and Danny Gonzalez talking about their fight, history, and preparations to settle their beef once and for all. A bit of tension in the room, and Woodsy tries his best to manage these two hungry contenders.
Longtime promoter and Jersey native, Kathy Duva, phones in next. Kathy is CEO of Main Events Promotions and shares her perspective on her fighter, Sergey Kovalev. She even shares with us what Sergey told her in the ring about his future in the fight game.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is still alive and well! CEO of the promotion, David Feldman phones in to talk upcoming fight cards and Paulie Malignaggi???
Jim Boone runs KO tickets and shares his forecast on the boxing industry from a tickets perspective. Some good information on how Canelo and Logan Paul businesses differ.
Last but certainly not least, Latavia Roberson phones in to the podcast. Latavia is a former member of hit group, Destiny's Child, and she shares what made her go into the boxing world as a manager.
Ton's of variety, a little bit of heat, and more on this week's Everlast Talkbox!
Talkbox is back at ya! Two champions and a hard hitting journalist for this A grade podcast.
Current junior lightweight champion and Marine veteran, Jamel Herring, joins us in the midst of fight week to talk his title defense. He fights this Saturday and defends his WBO title.
Fellow champion and current employee at the California Gas Company, Andrew Cancio, joins us next! He also makes a title defense soon on the DAZN platform. Hear from the champ as he takes a break from the day job. Who he wants next, what his camps are like, and more!
Finally, ESPN Magazine writer and author, Shaun Assael joins us to close the show. His most recent project focuses on Sonny Liston and what future lessons we can learn from the past of one of boxing's infamous character.
It's all that and then some right here on Talkbox!
The Talkbox podcast talks with Ring Magazine's chief editor, Doug Fischer. Doug and Woodsy talk all things like Canelo-Kovalev, Max Kellerman calling out Gvozdyk, and how if there are fellow sparring sessions between Doug and other writers??
Next up is world title contender and proud New Jersey-ian, Jason Sosa! Jason headlines a Top Rank show this Saturday and will be fighting for the WBC world title against top Mexican champion, Miguel Berchelt.
Our last guest from the show is Bronx native and 2020 Olympic hopeful, Stacia Suttles. Stacia shares the life of an amateur and the process of vying for a spot on the coveted Olympic roster.
Its all here and then some! We have a title contender, top journalist, and Olympic hopeful right here on Talkbox!
Six guests! on Everlast Talkbox with Michael Woods. First off we have legendary promoter Bob Arum on to talk about the recent fights and his promotion of the big Stevenson-Gonzalez card this weekend. We thank him for allowing us to catch up with him in his time in Cancun!
Next up, is one of the three faces of Everlast's Be First campaign, Patricio Manuel. Patricio competes under Golden Boy Promotions and is a transgender boxer in the pro ranks. He shares his story and journey through the amateurs and pros.
Dino Duva from RocNation boxing is up third. Dino shares where RocNation boxing is at now with its new crop of talent. Can't miss prospect, Xander Zayas, signed on with TopRank boxing at the age of 16. He makes his debut on Saturday and also comes on TalkBox to share what its like making his debut at 17.
Rounding out the show we have Woodsy following up on the possible next Beterbiev fight. Terry Lane manages Fanlong Meng and shares maybe the next big Chinese prospect in boxing. Fanlong will be the mandatory challenger to Beterbiev's IBF belt, and Tommy Lang phones in to put us all on notice. Finally, rounding out the show is the man behind Facebook Fight Night Live, Mark Fratto. Mark promotes some future fights that he brings to the people for free on Facebook.
A little bit of everything for you. Talkbox episode 183 is live!
Every pod is a good one! Today we have ESPN journalist and commentator, Mark Kriegel, phone in to talk boxing today.
Mark and Woodsy chat on the things going on such as the Patrick Day incident, some different fight cards coming up, and much more. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patrick Day and his family at this time.
Talkbox! Live and well. Episode 181 gets kicked off with a nominee from this year's Boxing Hall of Fame ballot, Ron Borges. The Hall of Fame nominee gives his two cents on the Golovkin fight this weekend. He also talks about the crazy incident with Claressa Shields and what makes a great fighter.
Second on the podcast is one of Everlast's Be First campaign subjects, Jinji Martinez. Jinji Martinez is an amputee boxer with more than just a story. After losing his leg in a car accident before his pro debut, Jinji is a living embodiment of never giving up. Hear his story and more on today's Talkbox episode!
Boxing historian, Showtime analyst, and Woodsy certified good guy, Steve Farhood joins the podcast. In studio, Steve Farhood and Woodsy talk history of boxing, the future of Shotime boxing, and what's going on in the sport today. All that and then some right here on Talkbox!
Brin Butler joins Michael Woods in studio for a chit chat of all things boxing. Brin is an award winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and favorite of Woodsy. He has some great insight to the Peter Quillin loss last week and other amazing stories to tell from his journalism journey.
Anson Wainwright is a writer for the Ring Magazine. He gives a perspective from the UK on the big Spence vs Porter showdown this weekend. He also gives us a good look at the landscape of boxing in the UK.
Talkbox back at ya on this Tuesday. Opening up the show is this Saturday's ShoBox attraction, Ruben Villa. Ruben Villa will be defending his WBO international title. He also talks about being the A-side and his origins of being a boxer.
Next up, Jose Balderas joins the show. He will be fighting on a separate card on Fox. He is currently undefeated in the bantamweight division and looks to make a statement this Saturday.
The always requested, American Treasure, Art Lovely is back on the show! He will be in an out of the show talking about heavyweight boxing, who his pick is for the Joshua-Ruiz 2 show, and as always, brings a history lesson for all you young folks.
Finally, Heather Hardy joins and talks with Woodsy on her last fight. She did not get her hand raised but she talks about how her fight stole the show on the DAZN card.
All that and then some, right here for you on Talkbox.
King Ryan Garcia is on the show! Ryan Garcia is the instagram star and boxing super prospect that is co-headlining the Mexican Independence day card. He phones in and talks all things from his opponent, being a part of Canelo's camp, and life as a star in boxing.
Next up, Brian Dillon and Troy Fox call Woodsy to explore what it's like to be the B-side fighter and selling tickets to a fight for the actual fighter. A few economics here, and a few personal takes, we get the promoter and fighter's side of the debate here on Talkbox.
Last but not least, award winning sports writer and Woodsy's favorite Texan, Kelsey Mccarson joins the show. Him and Woodsy talk all things like Ruiz-Joshua 2, drug testing in the sport, and the inside scoop from all the betting odds and tips.
It's all here for you on Talkbox!
Former unified heavyweight champion of the world, Hasim Rahman Sr., joins the show today. Him and Woodsy reminisce about the good ol' days of people counting him out against the legendary, Lennox Lewis, and then winning via upset KO. They talk all things of that bout, from the controversial location, to the negotiations with the promoter, and the aftermath.
You won't want to miss this one! Talkbox back at you with a good one!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Talkbox! Coming back to you with another loaded A grade podcast!
Tons of huge names, but Michael Woods opens the show with Fansided writer who recently wrote the article "A Missing Part of the Caleb Plant Story", Jeremy Herriges.
Chris Arreola follows to talk about his next heavyweight bout and headlining the Barclays Center when he faces Adam Kownacki. Very esteemed boxing trainer and PBC Commentator, Joe Goossen, joins next to talk about some of the fights coming up and fights he's watching.
Former HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley is batting clean up. Follow up on what the legendary voice has been up to. And last but not least, Paul Kroll joins the show and the intriguing prospect has a great story to tell.
Talkbox! Live and well with episode 169.
David Benavidez joins Woodsy as the A-side today. He is arguably the best fighter in the super middleweight division today. David talks about his eventual run in with Caleb Plant and his current upcoming fight with Anthony Dirrell.
Bruce Silverglade joins us in studio to share what's going on in his world. Bruce is the owner of the famed Gleason's gym, home to many world champions and fighters. He shares his own personal memories on Pernell Whitaker and some great stories of how New York and the gym has changed.
It's another A grade podcast on Talkbox!
Talkbox! Again with some big names this episode. Newark's own, Shakur Stevenson, is headlining his own homecoming this Saturday. He's on his third opponent before he even steps in the ring. He'll talk about how he's handled two opponents dropping out and why he believes he's the best young fighter in the game.
Joet Gonzalez is next and he believes that HE is the best fighter in the game. He shares his feelings on current world champions and where he ranks. He also talks about his fight this Saturday and how he plans to remain undefeated in impressive fashion.
Vito Mielnicki is the youngest licensed boxer in the state of New Jersey's history. The state of New Jersey granted this young man a special exemption to fight pro. Hear what the 17 year old has to say about his debut coming up and how he is taking everything in.
Luis Arias is batting cleanup. You may remember this middleweight contender from his fight against Daniel Jacobs. He's got a fight in Ireland coming up and he talks about switching around promoters, being a free agent, and his next opponent.
Last but not least, the bossman, Mark Fratto, phones in. The voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones talks about a few fights he has coming up and also how he's bringing free boxing to the masses.
All ready and live here for you on Talkbox!
Talkbox! Episode 167 is here for you and a good A side leads things off. Main Events CEO, Kathy Duva, shares some light into the matchmaking world. She also addresses the rumours of the Canelo Kovalev showdown. Tons of educational and good conversation from Kathy you definitely do not want to miss.
Jerry Forrest is on at Talkbox, sporting his strong 25-2 record in the heavyweight division. He talks on fellow prospect Jermain Franklin and shares how he thinks the fight will go down. Definitely a fight you do not want to miss coming up on July 12th.
Finally, Gordon Marino joins Woodsy to close the show. The two chit chat about Gordon's new book, like, and the boxing wisdom both men have from being around the sport from early on.
Everything is here and live on Talkbox 167!
Talkbox! On this Tuesday afternoon right in time for the commute.
Leading off and still riding cloud nine is trainer and great man of integrity, Manny Robles. Manny is gracious enough to share his time in the midst of making the rounds with his heavyweight champ, Andy Ruiz. He talks about his background, what he thinks about the rematch, and what he looks for in terms of values.
Next up is the undefeated contender challenging for the IBF world title on the Thurman-Pacquiao card, Mike Lee. Mike talks about having training camp in California, dropping a weight class, and all things leading up to his bout against Caleb Plant.
Saul Rodriguez is someone you want to get to know. He will be fighting on ESPN on 6/28. Saul has had an up and down in terms of promoters. He shares the hardships he has overcome in his career and his fighting style to us all.
Last but not least, Mark Fratto joins us to talk with Woodsy on all things Friday Night Live fights while bringing his own A grade personality spin on things.
Talkbox has two A listers today! Leading off the show is Hall of Fame promoter of TopRank, Bob Arum. Bob shares his recap of the big Tyson Fury weekend and his dream fights in the possible future... Crawford/Spence maybe?
Art Lovely comes back in studio to also share his view on the boxing landscape. There's a lot of wisdom and Bostonian accents in his conversation with Woodsy.
You don't want to miss this one! Episode 165 live now!
Part 2 of Talkbox episode 164! Adam Kownacki leads it off and joins us in studio! He's an undefeated Polish-American heavyweight who has a fight coming up. He talks about building his brand, his thoughts his boxing camps, and even his thoughts on everyone else as a potential opponent.
Rafe Bartholomew phones in next. Rafe is a contributor for big sports publications such as the Athletic and Grantland. He also has a book a few books on his resume. He phones in to talk all things boxing with Woodsy.
Xavier Porter closes the show. Xavier Porter is the co-host of Facebook Fight Night Live with Woodsy. The partner in crime and Woodsy chit chat on the GGG fight and many more!
TalkBox Boxing Podcast consistently bringing you stacked cards on Tuesday. This card again was too stacked for one episode.
Leading off the first half of the episode is trainer and former boxer, Jonathon Banks. Banks and his fighter, GGG, is coming off of a fourth round knockout victory, but the new duo is still looking for more improvements. Banks talks with Woodsy on his post fight thoughts and reactions.
Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, Lee Samuels, joins in next. Lee is a publicist for TopRank and has done enough work to be recognized as one of the best in boxing. Mr. Samuels shares his story of how he got started and also some stories of working with fighters in their media events.
Finally, we close the show with rising prospect, D'Mitrius Ballard. The Big Meech is 20-0 with 13 knockouts and is looking to be a star in the crowded middleweight division. He has a fight coming up soon! Get him on your radar and check him out Talkbox Boxing Podcast EP 164!
Part 2 on this edition of Talkbox! Woodsy rolls on with Hall of Fame matchmaker Ron Katz! Ron Katz shares his thoughts on the Ruiz fight and how he actually predicted how the Joshua-Ruiz fight would go down.
Matt Macklin sticks around to give us more of his wisdom in his gorgeous accent. And Lou DiBella talks about some cards he will showcase, such as the possibility of Rolls Ruiz-ing Golovkin.
All that and more in this second half edition of episode 163.
Talkbox! Here to recap a HUGE weekend is Woodsy and friends. First up, we catch up with Kelly Pavlik and what he's up to these days. If you heard him on the Joe Rogan podcast, you get to hear him again and hear what's going on for the former middleweight champ.
Up next, former possible opponent and middleweight contender, Matthew Macklin. Matthew brings his accent and the widsom he accrued throughout his sixteen year career. He was ringside on Saturday night for the Joshua-Ruiz card. Here what he has to say and more!
Rounding out the first half of episode 163 is fellow podcaster and SI Boxing contributor, Chris Mannix. He called the fight for Joshua-Ruiz and he shares his thoughts on the impact that upset will have on the sport.
Keep an eye for part 2 of episode 163, but not before you check out this episode on Talkbox!
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.
Talkbox is back at on this Tuesday! Starting off the show is trainer, former world champ, and Hall of Famer, Buddy McGirt. Buddy talks about being newly inducted and looks back on his career.
Sports Illustrated writer and fellow podcaster, Chris Mannix, joins the show. He'll give his two cents on the Canelo Jacobs fight, Big Baby's suspension, and everything else going on in the boxing world.
If you missed the potential knock out of the year submission made by Nonito Donaire, Youtube it and check out the next guest. Nonito himself joins us as he's taking time off after that fight. He takes us through the knockout and also shares who he wants next.
New school sports marketer and award winner, Jay Chaudry his clean up. He has won some awards for boosting the marketing profiles for boxers and shares why some new school thinking is needed for these pugilists. Gina Andriolo is heralded as the real bosswoman behind the scenes by Woodsy. She'll talk about the Boxing Writers Association of America and the big dinner they are having soon in NYC. Check it out! Talkbox is now 158 episodes in and live.
TalkBox Tuesday coming at you again. The A-side for today is Sho Sports director Stephen Espinoza. Woodsy is pumped as they talk about all things in and outside of the ring.
Stockton fighter/Top Rank prospect, Gabriel Flores joins the show. Woodsy tries to pry out what type of fighter Gabriel is as he is set to put on a show on ESPN and in his hometown.
Former kickboxing legend and Professional Fight League executive, Ray Sefo is on board. He phones in to talk all things PFL and gives a background just in case you forgot who he was. You can catch the PFL as they are hosted on ESPN as well.
Last but not least, for all you hardcore fans, Alonzo from the Boxing Fan Expo is on the call. He shares a few secrets, like who will appear at the expo. Definitely stick around and check out what he has in store for the Boxing Fan Expo
One, two, three, four, five, six, SEVEN guests today on Talkbox! Woodsy was on the phone all day to bring you a solid card of interviews on this podcasting hour. First off, we get to hear how Shotime caster, Al Bernstein, has been doing in the boxing world and how his world is after he beat cancer.
Former world champ and subject of the movie Bleed for This, Vinny Pazienza is next, and he's got some crazy stories from his life, along with his journey to eventually being in the Boxing Hall of Fame.
Longtime Light Heavyweight contender, Sean Monoghan, recently announced his retirement via social media. We get to look back on his career with him and share how he will enjoy riding off to the sunset.
Batting cleanup is Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship promoter, David Feldman. Not only did he put on the Lobov-Knight card, but he is going to share with us some details as to where the possible Lobov-Malignaggi fight will take place.
Something different for number five, we have ESPN Insider, Johnny Wilds, on to share his perspective on the betting world and its odds in boxing. Randy Gordon, former commissioner and now author of his new book, Glove Affair, gives a quick rift on his new book. Dmitry Salita closes out the show, sharing his thoughts on the fighters in his stable. Included in that stable are Claressa Shields, Jarrell Miller, Jermaine Franklin, and Ja'Rico O'Quinn.
Talkbox Tuesday back at you with a loaded lineup. Peter Quillin phones in. He's been up to a lot after having another daughter recently. The proud new father is also fighting an IBF title eliminator this weekend against Caleb Traux.
Frank Galarza joins us live in studio to talk all things boxing and non-boxing. He talks about being the B-side and being the Brooklyn Rocky throughout his career. Frank headlines the Crawford-Khan preliminary card on 4/20, and you can catch it live on ESPN 2.
Legendary promoter Bob Arum has some things to say! He's promoting the fabulous lineup of cards he has coming up on ESPN+, along with some political commentary he shares when himself and Woodsy share their conversation.
Caleb Traux, fighting against Peter Quillin, is hoping to excite in his hometown this weekend! And Shawn Simpson is ready to make a statement on that card as well!
Tons of boxing and nonboxing content from the best in the business. Talkbox episode 155 live now!
Part two of the stacked Talkbox podcast. We have heavyweight prospect, Mike Hunter. Mike is a dark horse in the heavyweight division, being 16-1, and he shares why he is a force to be reckoned with. He may be the best heavyweight you haven’t heard of yet. Definitely tune in for this one!
Next up is part two of Art Lovely’s conversation with Woodsy. He shares good stories involving a hall of fame football coach, and continues to share the sports wisdom he has.
Finally rounding out this episode of Talkbox is reporter from the RingTv, Cynthia Conte share with Woodsy on what to learn from the Pulev/Sushe kiss incident. We’ll get to hear from another female where she feels Pulev and the reporter might have went wrong.
Talkbox episode has some personality for you! One might say too much since we cut it into two. In part one, we have Artem Lobov and Davis Feldman promoting the big move to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Artem shows off just a smidge of personality while Davis shares big plans for the promotion.
The podcast goes from 0 to 100 and then back to a calming tone with the great Art Lovely joining the podcast! What still excites the soon to be 91 year old friend of the podcast? Listen in and soak up some wisdom from this insightful conversation.
Last, but not least, in part one of this episode is 9-0 female fighter out of Mexico, Sulem Urbina. Sulem has some good answers for Mike when asked about the pressures women have in fighting and also gives an update of what promising land her career is headed towards.
A little Cajun seasoning to open up the show. Regis Prograis is currently the top ranked junior welterweight on BoxRec and he joined Woodsy to talk smack about the division. Also on the phone call, Regis shares his thoughts on Conor McGregor and the time he got in a fight at Big Five sporting goods.
Tiara Brown phones in as well. Tiara is an undefeated boxer representing, not only women, but here fellow brothers and sisters in blue. She is a cop in the Washington D.C. area who also has plans to fight for regional and world title belts.
After all of this, if you haven't checked out Facebook's Fightnight Live, Mark Fratto joins the show to tell you why you should. All while holding his new 7 month old child!
Stay tuned till the end! Woodsy also gives his take on the McGregor retirement. Talkbox Podcast episode 153 powered by Everlast is coming at you now!
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.
On this weeks episode of TalkBox Woodsy sits down with community superhero Mike Steadman. Woodsy and Steadman discuss the ways this former Naval Boxing Team, three time National light-heavyweight Champion, uses boxing to empower the youth of Newark, NJ.
Then Dr. Linda Dahl joins the podcast to discuss her new book, Tooth and Nail, about her story of becoming and working as a female fight doctor in a male dominated arena.
With everyone debating back and forth who was the victor this past Saturday, Woodsy sits down with a gaggle of boxing royalty to make sense of it all. First up legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum gives his two cents and goes on to discuss potential 2019 dream matches. Then the ever loquacious Eric Kelly asks "Where were the shots to the body?" Editor and Chief of The Ring Magazine calls in to give his analysis of the controversial decision. Don't miss episode 127 of TalkBox.
A controversial and guest filled episode brought to you by TalkBox host Michael Woods. First AC, Adrian Clark, stops by the studio to talk about his new book, Boxing Equals Life. Then 'The Brooklyn Rocky,' Frank Galarza, pops in to talk a little smack about his plans to smash the super welterweight division.
Woodsy then stirs up some contentious conversation with former professional boxer Jameel McCline who says, "Your out of your mind to call anyone who does PEDs a cheater. It is dedication beyond belief."
Promoter Tom Loeffler then rounds out the episode with some of his insights on GGG vs Canelo 2, including predictions.
Woodsy sits down with writer and journalist, who once covered a boxing match in a federal state penitentiary, Mark Jacobson. The two take a stroll down memory lane to discuss some of Mark's most memorable behind the scenes moments with boxing royalties like Joe Louis, Don King and more. They also take a look towards the future, setting some predictions for upcoming fights and introducing Mark's newest book, Pale Horse Rider.
What's the difference between Donald Trump and Don King? Find out the answer to this punchline and more on episode 125 of TalkBox.
Woodsy sits down with 40 year boxing veteran and Showtime analyst, Steve Farhood, to discuss upcoming fights and boxing then and now. Together they take a look at Porter vs Garcia, Fury vs Wilder and Canelo vs GGG part two. The two also look towards the future and discuss bouts they would like to see in 2019, including the highly anticipated and eminent Wilder vs Joshua fight.
Woodsy gets a call from former WBC champion Mia St. John to talk about her recent comments on twitter concerning PED's. Speaking from experience she touches on the drugs long term effects and shifting the focus from blaming the athletes to better testing from governing bodies.
Then Woodsy sits down with former HBO Sports executive Mark Taffet to get some insights on his new venture the MMA Pro League. Together with Hani Darwish, Taffet's new league reimagines MMA as a team sport.
Woodsy dials up the champ, Teofimo Lopez to talk about his recent win. He talks about fracturing his hand, his surgery, and the corner conversations during the fight. Teofimo gives us a taste of what we should expect for him, and names his top P4P fighter.
Then Woodsy calls Kevin Cunningham to get some fight predictions on his fighters like Robert Easter.
Woodsy heads to the media day for the August 4th New York card: Devon Alexander VS Andre Berto. He first talks to promoter Lou DiBella, touching upon his other fighter not on this card, Deontay Wilder.
Next up is Luis Collazo (37-7) fighting Bryant Perrella. He admits to having been suicidal and overcoming adversities to get back in the ring.
Finally, Woodsy talks to Peter Quillin, asking him about his inactivity. Quillin talks about having to step up as a husband and father, not just as a fighter. He says he's smarter, wise, and ready to fight again.
Woodsy chats with former WBC International Super Middleweight Champion, Maricela Cornejo before she goes up against Samantha Pill this Friday, July 13th. The Southern California native gives a fight preview, shares some of her personal struggles that lead her to boxing, and who she’d like to fight next...
Then, Woodsy calls 154 lb fighter Charles Conwell for his thoughts leading up to his fight against Travis Scott on the undercard of Prograis/Velasco in New Orleans this Saturday night.
Woodsy calls up boxing journalist Steve Kim to get his analysis of the Canelo/GGG rematch, the bad blood between the fighters, and why he thinks Canelo won't be so lucky this time...
Fighter Alicia Napoleon chats with Woodsy ahead of her fight this Thursday against former world title challenger Vashon 'Lady V' Living at the Melrose Ballroom in Astoria, Queens.
Alicia also shares her thoughts on the state of women's boxing, what she learned from her loss to Tori Nelson, fighting Claressa Shields, and more..
Woodsy calls up famed boxing promoter Russell Peltz to discuss the boxing hall of fame ceremony from this past weekend and get his insight on how to get boxing back to the glory days.
Plus, Tom Gray, editor/writer for The Ring Magazine, is in studio discussing the popularity of boxing in the UK, Wilder/Joshua & more..
Woodsy chats with fighter Jarett Hurd to get his thoughts on Charlo’s performance against Trout, moving up in weight and more..
Plus, promoter Bob Arum reviews Crawford/Horn and gives an update on Lomachenko...
The President of Showtime Sports Stephen Espinoza is in studio with Woodsy talking Wilder/Joshua, Mayweather in the UFC, representing Snoop Dogg & more!
Woodsy is in studio with the creator of Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE, Mark Fratto!
Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE live-streams boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai events from around the world and allows fans to interact with commentators and analysts before, after and throughout fights.
Boxing Trainer, Manager & Promoter, Tommy Gallagher, is in studio comparing old school boxing with present day, dishing on the original Contender TV series, new prospects and more...
Bobby Gunn (73-0), a legend on the underground Bare Knuckle circuit, and David Feldman, President of Bare Knuckle FC, are in studio for episode 112 of TalkBox!
Gunn & Feldman discuss the rules and regulations of Bare Knuckle fighting. Plus, the two discuss the first legal/sanctioned bare knuckle fight card since 1989 coming up on June 2nd in Wyoming. Bobby Gunn will be joined by former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez and former WEC Middleweight Champion Joe Riggs to compete on the card.
Woodsy calls up undefeated super welterweight boxer Jermell Charlo to get his thoughts on defending his 154lb WBC title against Austin Trout... He discusses his brother Jermall's beef with Gervonta Davis & Adrien Broner and more...
Legendary boxing promoter and CEO of TopRank, Bob Arum, is in the TalkBox studio talking all matters boxing... Lomachenko/Linares, Crawford, Pacquiao and more! Plus, Arum talks promoting Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Jump.
Heavyweight Boxer Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller joins Woodsy in the TalkBox Studio to tell TB listeners what we can expect from him next. He shares his thoughts on Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, fighting at his current weight and... meeting Stormy Daniels?!
Yahoo Sports Boxing & MMA Writer Kevin Iole chats about his experience as a combat sports journalist, Dana White’s future in boxing, the possibility of the Joshua/Wilder fight this year... and so much more!
Plus, Woodsy shares his convo with Deontay Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel, regarding Eddie Hearn’s public mockery of his name.
GGG’s Promoter Tom Loeffler discusses the Canelo fallout and if the positive clenbuterol test was truly accidental. Loeffler also discusses GGG’s thoughts on Canelo, the tension between the two fighters and GGG’s new May 5th opponent, Vanes Martirosyan.
Plus, Woodsy chats with fighter Mickey Bey about his issues with Floyd Mayweather & Mayweather promotions.
Renowned Broadcaster & Showtime Championship Boxing Host Brian Custer joins Woodsy in studio for episode #106 of TALKBOX!
Custer talks prostate cancer diagnosis and how surviving cancer has changed the way he views boxing. Custer also discusses Broner/Vargas, the 'Broner Persona', he shares the advice he recently gave to AB and Gervonta Davis and so much more!
Woodsy and ESPN Boxing Chalk Insider Johnny Wilds talk odds in the Broner/Vargas fight. Wilds shares his pro analysis and which fighter has the better odds at a win on Saturday night.
Plus, Promoter Lou DiBella discusses Adrien Broner, his prep for the Vargas fight and addresses AB’s recent beef with rapper Tekashi69. DiBella also gives an update on Deontay Wilder and shares his thoughts on the $12.5 million offer to fight Joshua.
American boxer Rod Salka calls in to explain why he wore 'America 1st' wall trunks in his bout against Mexican boxer Francisco Vargas.
Salka discusses the backlash he's received since entering the ring sporting shorts with “America 1st” and a wall pattern to symbolize President Trump’s efforts to build a wall between Mexico and the United States.
First, Woodsy and sports/entertainment attorney and boxing manager Kurt Emhoff discuss some current boxing issues & events including Canelo's drug case and suspension.
Then, fighter Jessie Vargas calls in to talk about his headlining fight against Adrien Broner on April 21st at Barclays Center. Woodsy asks Vargas to share his thoughts on Broner and to reflect back on some past fights that have shaped his career.
Plus, Woodsy calls up the one and only Eric Kelly. The outspoken boxing personality shares his thoughts on Canelo, the Hurd/Lara fight & gives his prediction for Broner/Vargas.
Woodsy calls fighters Jessie Magdaleno & Joey Dawejko to preview their upcoming fights in Philly on the Top Rank/ESPN card April 28th.
Magdaleno talks mandatory title defense fight against Isaac Dogboe and vows to punish him for "Mexican wall" comments. Then, Joey Dawejko previews his heavyweight bout against Bryant Jennings & talks beating Jennings in the amateurs.
Plus! Woodsy has a quick chat with Boxing referee Jack Reiss to get his thoughts & review of the ref for the Joshua/Parker fight.
The April 28th televised fight card starts at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Woodsy chats with Showtime Boxing Analyst Steve Farhood to get his thoughts on Joshua/Parker. Farhood shares when he thinks Wilder/Joshua will happen and where the heavyweight showdown could take place.
After, Woodsy welcomes super welterweight southpaw, (9-0) Chordale Booker into the TalkBox Studio! Woodsy asks Booker about possible opponents for his next fight on the April 21st card at Barclays Center. Booker shares his experience sparring with Jarrett Hurd, Shawn Porter, & Demetrius Andrade.. Plus, he gives a prediction for the upcoming Lara Vs. Hurd fight.
Woodsy welcomes longtime friend Heather ‘The Heat’ Hardy in studio to celebrate the 100th episode of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast!
The Heat discusses heading back to the boxing ring for a fight on April 21st at Barclay’s Center, working through the ring rust, Ana Julaton’s sudden retirement, Ronda Rousey & more!
Woodsy calls up Super Lightweight fighter Jose Ramirez to get a scouting report on his upcoming opponent, Amir Imam. The two will fight March 18th at MSG for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight world title. Ramirez also talks about getting into boxing, his fight style Regis Prograis, Mike Reed & more!
Then, Woodsy chats with up and coming fighter Brian Ceballo. The two chat about Ceballo's upcoming pro debut on March 27 and being the first fighter signed under Tom Loeffler's new promotional company, 360 Promotions.
Woodsy calls up super lightweight boxer Regis Prograis after his knockout win against Julius Indongo this past weekend. Prograis talks about his fight win, boxing style, Mikey Garcia & Terence Crawford and much more!
Then, Woodsy welcomes returning guest, Netflix’s CounterPunch Director Ray Bulger in studio! The duo hilariously discuss their boxing pet peeves and Woodsy reads off some of TalkBox listeners' boxing pet peeves from twitter on air!
Charles Farrell opens up to Woodsy about his fight fixing past. He also discusses the Deadspin article he wrote prior to the Wilder/Ortiz fight, in which he suggests the heavyweight bout would be less than legitimate & dismissed Wilder's boxing skills.
Woodsy calls up middleweight boxer Danny Jacobs for episode 96 of TALKBOX!
Woodsy talks to Danny about his next fight against Maciej Sulecki, April 28th at Barclays Center.Danny also shares his thoughts on Canelo’s failed drug test. Plus, he gives his side of the Jermall Charlo altercation from backstage at the Barclays center this past weekend at the Wilder/Ortiz fight.
Former Pro Heavyweight, Monte Barrett, joins Woodsy in the Everlast studio. Barrett "Two Gunz" explains his nickname, how his rough upbringing brought him to boxing, and how he's used all his opportunities and struggles to be where he is now.
He discusses his fights, his new business @BarrettVIPGroup, and his thoughts on the heavyweight fight Deontay Wilder VS Luis Ortiz this weekend 3/3/18. Monte says how he ranks the heavyweights, including Wilder, Ortiz & Anthony Joshua.
Woodsy calls up Alicia Napoleon, who fights for the WBA World Female Super Middleweight Title on Saturday, 3/3/18 at the Barclays on the Wilder VS Ortiz card. They talk about how she got in a lot of fights, but only to defend those being bullied. She shares how she accepts herself and her body exactly as it is, and provides some words of wisdom for all of us out there. She closes with 5 strong words for Saturday night.
Jolene Mizzone, Matchmaker for Main Events, talks about the Sergey Kovalev VS Igor Mikhalkin card also on Saturday, 3/3/18, but at The Garden.
Woodsy calls up Promoter Lou DiBella chat about the upcoming fight between Heavyweight Champ Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz, March 3rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. DiBella also gives a rundown of the rest of the card, which includes co-main feature, Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno Jr. and a rematch between super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui for the IBF Interim 168-pound world title.
Woodsy calls up junior middleweight fighter Ray Oliveira Jr. to chat about his fight Friday night against veteran Edwin Soto at at Twin River Casino in Providence, R.I.. Oliveira evaluates Soto and gives a preview of what fans can expect to see in their 8-round bout. The 27-year old fighter, son of well-known boxer "Sucra" Ray Oliveira, opens up about their strained relationship in the past and having him in his corner Friday night.
Later, Woodsy chops it up in studio with TB regular, author Brin Butler about boxing, UFC & Dana White. The duo discuss the UFC's struggles, using boxing as a "lifeline" & Dana White's decision to venture into boxing.
Promoter Tom Loeffler chats with Woodsy about the upcoming HBO card, "Superfly 2".
Loeffler previews the fights on the HBO tripleheader, which takes place at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on Feb 24th. Loeffler weighs in on the headliner, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada for the WBC world title... AND, he gives a preview of the card's co-main feature, Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo for the vacant WBC ‘silver’ title at super flyweight & Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco for the IBF flyweight title.
Plus, Loeffler updates listeners on a location for the highly anticipated Canelo vs. GGG rematch!
Woodsy chats with the CEO of Main Events, Kathy Duva. She gives listeners a rundown of the March 3rd Main Events card at MSG, which includes Sergey Kovalev vs. Igor Mikhalkin and Dmitry Bivol vs. Sullivan Barrera.
Heather "The Heat" Hardy calls Woodsy to chat about her MMA fight against Ana Julaton at Mohegan Sun Arena this weekend for Bellator 194. Heather talks game plan against Julaton & and what she's learned since suffering her first professional MMA loss to Christina Williams. The Heat also looks ahead and shares when she plans to get back in the boxing ring!
Known as Raging Babe, Michelle Rosado is in the TalkBox Podcast studio for episode 89! Rosado, a boxing enthusiast, Promoter, Radio Host, and Marketing Consultant chops it up with Woodsy on all matters boxing... from fighters Gabe Rosado & Terence Crawford to Promoters Russell Peltz & Lou DiBella, plus so much more!
Rosado talks to Woodsy about starting her career in boxing, working in an industry dominated by men & how she became Raging Babe.
First up, Woodsy calls up boxing expert Doug Fischer to chat about the recently announced Canelo vs. GGG rematch! The guys give their preliminary thoughts on the next fight, share notes on the fighters & each give their pick for the rematch winner.
Then, rising super middleweight fighter Edgar Berlanga drops by the TalkBox Podcast studio!
The 20 Year old young gun, who signed to Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Promotions, chats with Woods about his next fight on March 10th in Brooklyn, New York.
Edgar lets listeners get to know him a bit better as he opens up about his difficult childhood and shares his road to the ring to become a professional boxer.
Edgar also shares the inside scoop & details behind his most recent victory against Jamie Barboza.
Young fighter Teofimo Lopez, who made Dan Rafael’s 2017 list of Top Prospects, is the featured guest on episode 87 of TALKBOX!
Teofimo chats with Woodsy about getting back in the ring in February for his first ever televised fight. He opens up about representing Honduras in the 2016 Olympics, gives his thoughts on Lomachenko, Crawford, & Spence AND shares his vote for the best P4P fighter in the world!
Listeners will get to know this promising lightweight boxer better and hear what they can expect from him in the future on episode 87 of TALKBOX!
First up on episode 86 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast, Woodsy chats with lightweight boxer Jamel Herring. Woodsy asks Jamel about the recent changes he's made to his team, why he parted ways with Al Haymon & signed with Top Rank, and bringing on a new trainer in Brian "Bomac" McIntyre.
Then, Woodsy welcomes fighter, Richardson Hitchins into the TalkBox Studio!
Hitchins talks about fighting on the undercard of Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna & Errol Spence Jr. Vs. Lamont Petersonat Barclays Center this weekend. The young fighter, who made headlines last year when he signed with Mayweather Promotions, shares anecdotes from his experiences with Floyd and how he is involved in his career.
Woodsy asks Richardson all about his come up into boxing, and Richardson shares details of his difficult childhood and how those struggles keep him motivated.
Woodsy chats with Lightweight Champ, Robert Easter on the heels of his January 20th fight to defend his 135 pound title against Javier Fortuna. Easter gives his fight prediction & tells listeners what they can expect to see in his bout against Fortuna. Woodsy asks Easter his thoughts on Mikey Garcia, Jose Linares & more!
Then, Woods chats with Dan Rafael's pick for Prospect of the Year, young gun Ryan Garcia! Garcia shares some details inside his life & training for fans to get to know him better. Woodsy asks Garcia for a boxing update and when we can expect to see him in the ring again..
TalkBox gets an exclusive update from fighter & role model, Daniel 'Twitch' Franco!
Daniel calls in to give Woodsy & TalkBox listeners an update on his miraculous recovery since suffering a severe brain injury following a prize fight against Jose Haro back in June of 2017.
Daniel talks about his current health, shares details of his recovery & gets an award from Woodsy!
The TalkBox Boxing Podcast is back at it for the first episode of 2018 with Psychiatrist and boxing enthusiast, Dr. Johnny Lops!
Dr. Lops and Woodsy discuss what makes the sport's most popular fighters, we love or love to hate, tick. Dr. Lops sheds some light on some underlying motivations that contribute to a fighter's mindset & behavior.
Then, the guys discuss Floyd Mayweather. Dr. Lops weighs in on what motivates Floyd to retire & un-retire, what keeps Adrien Broner from living up to his potential as an athlete & the role and influence of social media.
"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!
Episode 57 of TalkBox focuses on the punch scoring system, CompuBox with President, Bob Canobbio!
CompuBox is a computerized punch scoring system used in most boxing matches. Two ringside operators use the CompuBox software to input punches which are counted and categorized to generate stats during a boxing fight. These real time stats are often used to help determine the winner of a bout.
Woodsy, Sixto & Johnny SouthPaw ask Canobbio all about the controversial scoring system including it's conception, importance and accuracy...
Later, Woodsy and the guys chat about Mayweather Vs. McGregor. They discuss the latest news surrounding the fight, the current press tour, pay per view buys, fight predictions & so much more!
TalkBox has a stacked line up this week starting with top 10 US Heavyweight fighter, Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller!
Woodsy has a hilarious convo with Big Baby about his career, weight, his upcoming showdown with Gerald Washington on July 29th at Barclays Center and so much more!
Then, TalkBox regular Eric Kelly calls into the studio! EK gives his take on the outcome of Ward Vs. Kovalev & shares his opinion on the low-blow punches he saw at the fight. EK also chats with Woodsy about Garcia Vs. Broner & Mayweather Vs. McGregor.
Al Franco, father of injured boxer Daniel Franco, updates Woods & listeners on his son's health after he was placed in a medically induced coma following a brain injury he sustained in his June 10th fight. The boxer continues to make improvements towards his recovery however, because of growing medical expenses and refusal from the families insurance company to cover costs, the Franco family was forced to start a Go Fund Me Account to help pay for the boxer's care.
Lastly, Woodsy and Sixto chop it up about Pacquiao vs. Horn and Woodsy pays tribute to a special friend & boxing fan.
Woodsy sits down with sports manager, entrepreneur and author Adrian Clark to explore the business side of boxing!
Adrian founded the information series and book titled, Protect Yourself At All Times: A Guide For Professional Boxers. The book aims to educate professional boxers with the knowledge they need to financially and strategically take control of their own careers.
Woodsy and Adrian explore and discuss the various issues professional boxers face in the industry that many fans don't know. Adrian explains why the lessons in his book are essential for all professional athletes.
Later, Woodsy and and Six chat about McGregor Vs. Mayweather!
Woodsy chats with writer/director Jay Bulger in studio!
Bulger's latest Netflix documentary, 'CounterPunch' follows three fighters at different stages in their careers. The documentary takes a hard look at the world of boxing and how fighters face various trials and tribulations while chasing their dreams...the eye opening documentary even has a cameo by TB's host, Michael Woods!
Woodsy and Bulger talk in depth about the film as well as the challenges in the sport & the untold stories behind the three boxers; Lil' B-Hop, Cam Awesome and Peter Quillen.
Between segments with Bulger, Woodsy chats with two more guests!
First, Woods calls up Ron Katz of Star Boxing to talk about boxing in New York. Then, Woodsy chats with Sean Monaghan about his upcoming fight against Marcus Brown on July 15th at Nassau Coliseum.
Tune in to this action packed episode of TalkBox with Jay Bulger, Ron Katz and Sean Monaghan!
This week's guest is TalkBox frequenter... Promoter, Lou DiBella!
Lou is the Founder and CEO of DiBella Entertainment. He chats with Woodsy about his upcoming July 15th fight card at Nassau Coliseum. Lou also discusses some up and coming prospects, including promising talent, Regis Prograis.
Then, Woodsy chats with Mark Fratto of Linacre Media. Linacre Media is the media company behind the live fight streaming series on Facebook called, FightNight Live. The series allows viewers to watch a live video broadcast of the fights, interact with the announcers, upload questions and get behind the scenes coverage.
It's fight week & TalkBox previews the highly personal rematch between Andre Ward & Sergey Kovalev this coming Saturday night, June 17th in Vegas!
First, Woodsy calls up NYfights.com writer, John Gatling! Gatling shares a detailed report of each fighter and puts his vote behind Andre Ward.
Next, Woodsy calls up former WBC light middleweight champion, Sergio Mora for convo that is definitely not PC! Woods asks the former champ about all matters boxing, including his experience on NBC's tv series The Contender, his career, and his thoughts & fight prediction for Ward Vs. Kovalev 2 this Saturday night.
The final guest on episode 52 is Kathy Duva, promoter to Sergey Kovalev & CEO of Main Events! Duva updates Woods and listeners about Sergey days before his rematch against Ward. She touches on the buzz leading up to the fight, including changes Sergey made for this fight in comparison to his last camp to fight Ward.
Tune in to hear an insider preview before this weekend's showdown! Ward Vs. Kovalev 2, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, HBO PPV at 9PM ET/6PM PT
The first guest on episode 51 of TalkBox is a noted journalist and the creator of the Cassius Clay Fan Club, Michael Marley. Woodsy & Mike chat Ward Vs. Kovalev rematch... Mike shares his evaluation and gives his fight prediction.
Then, Sixto from the TalkBox crew jumps into the studio to chat before Woodsy calls up another returning TB guest & boxing legend, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini!
Boom Boom keeps it real with Woodsy and expresses his disappointment with some current fighters. Listeners will have to tune in to hear which popular fighters Mancini says "can't fight a lick!"
Closing out the episode is American journalist and author, Jonathan Eig. The author will be releasing his latest book, Ali: A Life in October of this year. The book delves into the good, the bad and the ugly of arguably the most important Athlete in American history.
It's the 50th episode of TalkBox and we've got Gerry Cooney & Randy Gordon!
First up is in studio guest, Gerry Cooney, a former professional boxer known for his lethal punching power, his fights against Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, & George Foreman, and for delivering a 54 second knock out to former World Heavyweight, Ken Norton!
Gerry stops by the studio to share some details inside his professional boxing career. He talks about fighting some of the greats, struggling with alcoholism and his paralyzing left hook. Gerry also shares his opinion on some of the current fighters like, Errol Spence Jr., Kell Brook, GGG and Anthony Joshua.
Then, Woodsy & Gerry take a call from Randy Gordon, the former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. The guys discuss all matters boxing including the boxing media from the journalist's perspective versus the athlete's perspective.
Subscribe and download TalkBox's 50th episode with Woodsy, Gerry, & Randy to hear the guys debate, give insider details & share hilarious anecdotes!
After an exciting weekend of fights, Woodsy and TalkBox frequenter, Eric Kelly, talk about the what happened and what's next in boxing including Crawford VS Diaz, Crawford VS Pacquiao, Gervonta Davis VS Liam Walsh, Shannon Briggs, Adrien Broner VS Mikey Garcia, Heather Hardy, and much more! Eric Kelly also talks about his gym to open soon called South Box in the Bronx.
Terence "Bud" Crawford on episode 48 LIVE from Modell's!
Woodsy & Bud Crawford head to Modell's Sporting Goods in Times Square and record a LIVE episode of TalkBox and meet fans!
Crawford starts out by welcoming some fans on stage to giveaway autographed gloves. Listen in to hear him interact with his fans!
At around the 5 minute mark, Woodsy interviews Crawford and gets the scoop for the crowd and TB listeners about his upcoming bout with Felix Diaz.
Lastly, the undefeated World Junior Welterweight Champion takes questions from the crowd during this LIVE taping of TalkBox!
The Crawford vs. Diaz World Championship Event will be on Saturday, May 20th at MSG. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
The topic of episode 47 of TalkBox... Canelo Alvarez!
Woodsy chops it up with The TB Crew to recap Canelo's fight with Chavez Jr. over this past weekend.
Then, Woodsy calls up Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy Promotions, to get his take on Canelo's performance and why he was so successful against Chavez Jr.
Woodsy gets the inside scoop now that the highly anticipated Canelo Vs. GGG fight is finally confirmed. Eric tells TB listeners & fight fans why Canelo Vs. GGG is a surefire, fan-friendly, action packed fight!
The featured guest on episode 46 of TalkBox is one of the best Heavyweights of all time... Evander Holyfield!
The former World Champion chats with Woodsy about his life, boxing, losing his fortune, and a new business venture- his own promotions company, Real Deal Sports & Entertainment.
The legendary boxer relives the infamous Mike Tyson ear-bite moment and shares details from that historic fight even Woodsy was surprised to hear... including a warning from a Prophet before stepping in the ring!
This episode packs a serious heavyweight punch with inside stories and anecdotes listeners do not want to miss!
The second installment of this special two-for-one episode of TalkBox jumps right back into it with Woodsy and guest Mitch Abramson after their awesome chat with the legendary, Chuck Wepner!
Mitch bids farewell to the boxing business to accept a new role as a press officer for the New York City Department of Correction. Mitch is known for his boxing coverage for The Ring Magazine website, The Daily News, and other boxing publications.
Woodsy & Mitch touch base with another TalkBox A-list guest, Brin-Jonathan Butler! The guys discuss and analyze the bout between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Brin gives his opinion on the current state of boxing and the factors that affect the sport and overall boxing viewership.
"The Real Rocky," Chuck Wepner, is TALKBOX'S headlining in studio guest!
This is the first installment of a two part series episode of TalkBox! Part One starts off with a returning TB guest, Mitch Abramson who jumps into the studio to chat with Woodsy about leaving the boxing-writing world.
Next is an exciting special guest, 'The Bayonne Bleeder" Chuck Wepner, joins Woods and Mitch in studio!
The famed fighter is best known for his legendary Heavyweight Title fight against Muhammad Ali and as the inspiration for the billion dollar movie franchise, "Rocky." Wepner stops into the TalkBox studio while on his promo tour for the upcoming release of another film made about his life.
The film, appropriately named, "Chuck," hits theater's this Friday, May 6th. The cast is loaded with some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Liev Schreiber who portrays Wepner, and Naomi Watts, who portrays Wepner's wife, Linda.
Wepner gets candid with Woodsy & Mitch and shares some amazing stories about his life, past fights, fighting bears and SO much more!
This is an episode you do not want to miss! Plus- be sure to stay tuned for Part Two of this episode with Woodsy and Mitch when they chat with another TalkBox returnee, Brin-Jonathan Butler about the Joshua/Klitschko fight and so much more!
Big line up this week on TalkBox! First, Woodsy takes a call from former professional boxer and heavyweight contender, Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett. Monte gives his prediction for the upcoming battle between Wladimir Klitschko & Anthony Joshua this weekend, April 29th at Wembley Stadium in London. Barrett also gets candid with TB listeners about PED use among boxing's heavyweights.
Next, longtime Sportswriter and Commentator for HBO Sports, Larry Merchant, calls in to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of both Klitschko and Joshua before their bout this weekend. Merchant also shares his prediction for the highly anticipated May 6th fight between Canelo & Chavez Jr.
Finally, recently turned professional Shakur Stevenson calls in to chat with the TalkBox crew! The 19 year old Newark, NJ native won his professional debut this past Saturday night at the StubHub Center in California. Woodsy, Sixto, and Southpaw ask the young fighter about his plans moving forward and what it's like being named after the legend, Tupac Shakur!
The TB Crew close out the episode with the latest boxing news and crown their a$$hole of the week.. *ahem*... we're looking at you Adrien Broner!
Episode 42 comes to TalkBox listeners from a LIVE taping at Modell's Sporting Goods in Brooklyn, NY! Woodsy and the TalkBox Crew head to Modell's for this special live event for Berto/Porter Fight Week.
The episode is action packed with guests that include: WBC President- Mauricio Sulaimon, Promotor- Lou DiBella, Writer- Philip Michael, Former Pro Boxer-Boyd Melson, and in store listeners!
This is one you do not want to miss! Special guests, on-air fan questions, and so much more!
Woodsy and the TalkBox Crew jump back into the studio and open episode 41 riffing on some of the latest news!
Famed Promotor Lou DiBella calls in and updates The Crew & TB listeners on upcoming fights, the Tevin Farmer & Gervonta Davis drama, Deontay Wilder's next fight, and responds to Brian McIntyre's recent comments.
Next up is TalkBox regular, Eric Kelly. EK rants on the controversial boxing figure- Alex Ariza, gives his opinion on Lomachenko, and addresses some real issues in the boxing industry.
Finally, Philly's leader in boxing promotions, Russell Peltz, phones into TalkBox to share his thoughts on the Lemachenko/Sosa fight & applaud Sosa's performance.
Join TalkBox Host Mike Woods as he reports LIVE from the Terence "Bud" Crawford vs. Félix Díaz Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in NYC!
Woodsy chats with Crawford and his team leading into his bout with Díaz, which was recently moved from the Prudential Center in New Jersey to MSG on May 20th. Listeners will hear from Crawford's Manager, Cameron Dunkin, Head Trainer, Brian McIntyre, and from the athlete himself!
Crawford will fight to defend his unified WBO/WBC/Ring Magazine titles against former Olympic Gold Medalist, Félix Díaz. Action will be broadcasted live from MSG on HBO World Championship Boxing on May 20th, 2017.
The TalkBox Podcast welcomes television & radio personality Charlamagne Tha God into the studio!
Woodsy gets Charlamagne's thoughts on boxing, life, controversial journalism and so much more!
Charlamagne is a boxing enthusiast best known for his outspoken voice on the nationally syndicated radio morning show, "The Breakfast Club" on Power 105.1 in NYC.
Tune in to TalkBox Episode 39 for the banter between two hilarious personalities!
Eric Kelly calls in and goes toe to toe with Woodsy over the outcome of the GGG vs. Jacobs fight... Woodsy shares the interaction he had with Danny Jacobs moments after he stepped out of the ring!
Sports writer Wallace Matthews joins Woodsy in studio for a hilarious dialogue about all matters boxing. The two discuss the latest boxing news, share stories, and weigh in on Román "Chocolatito" Gonzalez' robbery this past weekend in his fight against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
Wallace tells listeners about his convo with Mick Conlan after his pro debut this past weekend and shares what Conlan said about fighting Conor McGregor!
To close out the episode, Woodsy & Wallace chat with their friend & Hall of Fame Boxer, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini!
Listen in to this entertaining and action packed episode of TalkBox!
Round 3 of TalkBox Fight Week Coverage!
Woodsy welcomes legendary trainer, Don Turner, into the TalkBox studio at the Everlast HQ!
Don & Woodsy have a no holds barred conversation about the differences between past and present boxers.. specifically, Sugar Ray Robinson and Floyd Mayweather. Don claims no present day fighter could hang with a fighter from the past!
Check out all of the latest Fight Week episodes for exclusive TalkBox coverage of GGG vs. Jacobs!
The TalkBox Crew, Johnny Southpaw & Sixto, jump into the studio to analyze GGG & Jacobs just a few days before their highly anticipated fight this weekend at MSG. The guys highlight the keys to success for both fighters and debate the likelihood of each outcome.
It's quick and dirty, but this TalkBox Speedbag episode is entertaining and informative!
Stay tuned for more rounds of TalkBox during #GGGjacobs Fight Week!
Round one of Fight Week! Host Mike Woods heads to the GGG Jacobs Press Conference at Madison Square Garden in NYC. He captures exclusive interviews from Team Jacobs, Team GGG, and the fighters themselves!
First up is Team Jacobs. Woodsy talks to Danny Jacob's Manager, Keith Connolly, to get the inside scoop on Danny's training camp and how he sees the fight going. Woodsy also chats with Danny's trainer, Andre Rozier, for his thoughts on the upcoming throwdown!
Next, Woodsy heads on stage to chat with Abel Sanchez, GGG's trainer. Abel gives his opinion on GGG and evaluates each fighter leading into this weekend.
Rounding out the episode are exclusive one on one interviews with both GGG and Danny Jacobs!
Stay tuned for more rounds of TalkBox and our exclusive Fight Week coverage!
Eric Kelly joins Woodsy LIVE in the TalkBox studio! EK starts off helping Woods crown an a$$hole of the week but winds up making the list himself!
Woodsy and Eric call recently retired Paulie Malignaggi to recap his final fight and talk the end of his fighting career.
After the call, Eric and Woods debate match-ups, fighters, and recent results. EK shares his strong opinion on Thurman vs. Garcia and the two look ahead to GGG vs. Jacobs.
This week on TalkBox, Eric Kelly calls in to talk about his viral social media video with Fatboy SSE that got a repost from 50 cent! He also weighs in on the recent fights from Deontay Wilder and Jarrett Hurd.
Next up is Brian Adams. Brian is a former Professional Boxer and Golden Gloves Champ. Now, he serves as the Director of the Golden Gloves and comes to the studio to chat about amateur boxing, politics in the sport, and so much more!
Finally, Terri Moss, former pro boxer an owner of Buckhead Fight Club in Atlanta, GA, talks about how the "Travel Ban" is affecting her gym's business.
PLUS! Woodsy gives a special a$&hole of the week inspired by TalkBox friend, Eric Kelly!
Boxing journalist Mitch Abramson joins Woodsy in studio to talk about the latest boxing storylines inside and outside the ropes... Broner vs. Granados, Garcia vs. Thurman, Golovkin vs. Jacobs and so much more!
The TalkBox Crew weighs in on the confirmed fight between Errol Spence Jr. & Kell Brook... but not before sharing their big Valentine's Day plans!
Woodsy has a phone chat with boxing writer Steve Kim followed by a special segment called "A-Hole of the week!"
The CEO of Everlast, Neil Morton, opens up to Woodsy about Everlast to give TalkBox listeners a behind the scenes look into the historic fight sports brand.
Neil shares his thoughts on various boxing matters, gives his opinion on the TalkBox podcast and schools Woodsy on his English accent!
It's the episode of Harvard graduates this week on Talkbox! First up, Woodsy welcomes Peter Nelson, VP of HBO Sports Programming live in studio. Next, Woodsy pranks famed boxing promoter Lou DiBella before he gives Talkbox nation the inside scoop on an exclusive fight announcement!
Rounding out the lineup is the Talkbox crew... Southpaw calls out McGregor, Sixto talks Pacquiao, and Woodsy puts his vocal talent on display with a hilarious a cappella performance!
Matthew "Mack The Knife" Macklin discusses his boxing career from amateurs to the last rounds of his last fight. He reveals the thoughts that went through his head through the ups and downs of his career, and gives tremendous insight into the life of a boxer. Macklin proudly talks about his management company where they manage over 100 fighters, including Michael Conlan. Conlan will be making his debut at MSG 3/17, just 5 years after Macklin fought Sergio Martinez in the very same venue.
Host Mike Woods covers all angles of the fights at Barclays this past Saturday. First, Gervonta Davis' long time trainer, Calvin Ford, shares his personal story of growing up in Baltimore, including how one of the characters from "The Wire" was based on him. Ford sheds light on Davis as a future world champion, his TKO against Jose Pedraza, working with Mayweather, and much more.
Next, match maker and VP, Operations of Main Events, Jolene Mizzone, calls in to comment and talk about the upcoming fight between Curtis Stevens and David Lemieux.
The notorious Eric Kelly says he is "not impressed" by Davis VS Pedraza, and comments on the fight card, as well as future fights for Davis, and rematches for Degale VS Jack and Kovalev VS Ward.
NYFights.com writer, John Gatling, recaps the fights and brainstorms with Woodsy to create a better way to select judges.
The crew sits down to bring listeners a bonus award show episode of TalkBox called "The Boxy's."
Mike Woods, Johnny Southpaw, and Sixto look back on some of the best boxing moments of 2016. Listen in to hear their picks for 2016's highlights including best fight, most cringe-worthy moment, fighter of the year and more!
On this week’s episode of TalkBox, host Michael Woods chats with Tim Smith, Lou Dibella, and Zab Judah!
First, sports journalist Tim Smith weighs in on past fights, future fights, and the state of the boxing industry. He shares his personal experiences with TalkBox listeners, including a phone call from Don King and an apology he received from Mike Tyson!
Next up is Lou Dibella. The founder and CEO of Dibella Entertainment calls in and discusses some upcoming fights boxing fans can expect to see in 2017.
Lastly, 39 year-old Zab Judah chats with Woodsy about his 20 year career and his upcoming fight against Jorge Luis Munguia on January 21 at the Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ.
Host Michael Woods scores an exclusive interview with arguably the #1 pound for pound fighter in the world, Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, at the WBC conference. He talks about his training, future fights, and family.
Woodsy then takes a trip to Brooklyn for Danny Jacobs' press conference, discussing his fight against Gennady "GGG" Golovkin coming up in March. Jacobs sits down with Woodsy for a 1 on 1, covering his love for boxing, his focus for his training camp, and much more.
Eric Kelly, boxing personality, calls in to place his bet on the March 18th fight.
Boxing Promoter, Tom Loeffler, manager of GGG, Klitschko, and Chocolatito, joins Talk Box to discuss the long negotiations for the GGG VS Jacobs fight, as well as other boxing news.
TalkBox host, Michael Woods sits down for live interviews with with boxers Miguel Cotto, Niko Valdes, Claressa Shields and Vitali Klitschko at the 2016 WBC Convention.
The World Boxing Council (WBC) is one of four major organizations that sanction world boxing championship fights. The 54th annual WBC convention was held in Hollywood, Florida from Dec 11-16, 2016.
Stephen Espinoza, Vice President of Showtime Sports, gives TALKBOX listeners his take on boxing trends, the current state of the sport, and what fans can expect to see in the future.
On the latest episode of TALKBOX, fighter and boxing analyst Paul Malignaggi drops by the studio to chat with host, Michael Woods!
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Malignaggi is a 2-time world champion fighter and a Showtime/CBS boxing analyst.
Kathy Duva, promoter to Sergey Kovalev and CEO of Main Events, and Eric Kelly, boxing personality and "entertrainer" call in to the Talkbox studio to discuss the Ward VS Kovalev fight this past weekend.
Doug Jacobs, Founder of Integrated Sports Media, joins the show to talk about Pay Per View and the boxing world.
Tim Ryan, Sportscaster and lead boxing announcer shares some of the highlights of his career. Notable fights Ryan called include Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena, Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson, and Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard.
In this installment of TALKBOX, Virgil Hunter, long time trainer to Andre Ward, and Kathy Duva, promoter to Servey Kovalev, call in to the studio from Las Vegas to weigh in on the upcoming Kovalev vs. Ward fight!
Eric Kelly dishes out his two cents on upcoming fights, the life of a fighter, and everything in between.
Eric Kelly is a four-time national amateur boxing champion, two-time NYC Golden Gloves champion, and was ranked #1 in America and #4 in the world wile he attended school at the United States Olympic Education Center. His amateur record is 104 wins, 14 losses. His professional career ended before it could even begin due to an eye injury. He is also known for his viral video "Boxing Lessons with Eric Kelly", which displays his outspoken coaching style.
Johnny Southpaw, Eric Kelly, and Brin Butler join TalkBox to talk about the latest boxing news. Host Michael Woods calls Carl Moretti, Top Rank VP of Boxing Operations; Steve Kim, internationally known boxing journalist, and Brandy D., a TalkBox and boxing fan to talk about the Pacquiao-Vargas fight this weekend (11/5) and other boxing matters.
Brin Butler recounts some of his top memories and takeaways from his interviews with numerous boxers such as Andre Ward, Teddy Atlas, George Foreman, and Shannon Briggs. He speaks about the fatality of boxing, and enlightens us with fighters’ views and reasons for boxing professionally.
Brin-Jonathan Butler is a freelance journalist, Amazon interviewer, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Some of the notable subjects Butler has interviewed in his career include Mike Tyson, Slavoj Zizek, Gay Talese, Lance Armstrong, Gregorio Fuentes, Errol Morris, and Don Kin
Pastor James Roberson joins TalkBox to break down why he has an appreciation for fighters and the sport of boxing, but also why he finds many fights to be "uninteresting."
Roberson was a college football player and tried out for the NFL after graduation. Pastor James is the founder and lead Pastor at Bridge Church in Brooklyn, NY.
Shaun Assael is an American author and award-winning investigative journalist. A senior writer for ESPN The Magazine, Assael is a member of ESPN network's Enterprise & Investigations Group. He is the author of four books, each an ethnographic investigation into a sports culture.
Shaun sits down with TalkBox to discuss his latest book, The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin And Heavyweights, published Oct. 18 2016.
Matt Taibbi is an author and journalist. Taibbi has reported on politics, media, finance, and sports, and has authored several books. Talkbox squad also chops it up about the latest boxing headlines including the Tyson Fury debacle.
Famed boxing trainer Teddy Atlas joins us in studio..
Special guest Olympian Michael Conlan calls in.
Conlan is an Irish boxer from Belfast. He is currently signed with Top Rank.
As an amateur, Conlan reached number one in the AIBA bantamweight world rankings, with achievements that include an Olympic bronze medal at London 12' and a World Championship gold medal at Doha.
Michael Conlan left RIO 2016 with a bad taste in his mouth. The reigning World gold medalist lost a controversial decision in the bantamweight quarter-final to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin. In most people’s eyes, he was robbed. He tore off his Ireland vest and held up his middle fingers to the judges..
Fast rising, undefeated prospect Julian Hammer Hands Rodriguez joins us in studio.
A breakout amateur with a record of 221 – 9 before turning pro, JR was picked up by Top Rank Promotions quickly and is expected to be the next Super Lightweight superstar. Julian is now 13-0 with 10 KO's.
WBA World super featherweight champion Jason Sosa joins Talkbox squad in the Everlast studio. Eric Kelly calls in..
In Episode 8 of Talkbox, Woodsy sits down with the renowned Mike Marley to discuss their experiences and passion for boxing.
We took it to the road to the famed Gleasons Gym in Brooklyn, NY to chat with Heather "The Heat" Hardy.
Woodsy & new crew, Johnny & Sixto, sit down with trash talker extraordinaire, "Big Baby" Jarrell Miller. They also chat about some of the latest headlines in boxing.
It's fight week here in NYC! This is a special podcast live from the open workouts at Church Street Boxing. Paulie Malignaggi, Carl Frampton, Lou Dibella and a bunch more. talk to Woodsy about the Showtime fights this weekend.
In Episode 5 of Talkbox, Woodsy chats with Deontay Wilder about his upcoming fight with Chris Arreola, his kids, racism, gun control & giving Povetkin an ass whooping.
In Episode 4 of Talkbox, Woodsy chats with boxing promoters Lou Dibella & Kathy Duva. Also talks possible Manny Pacquiao fight & possible fight of the gear candidate Porter vs Thurman
In Episode 3 of Talkbox, Woodsy sits down to cover the latest boxing news, also in studio we have Kid Chocolate, Peter Quillin!
In this special edition of Talkbox, Woodsy sits down with George Foreman, Jerry Izenberg & Gene Kilroy to talk about the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali.
In this episode Woodsy breaks down the current headlines in boxing & talks with Rosie Perez on what she loves about the sport. Subscribe. Follow TalkBox on social media Submit questions or comments in the voicemail below. If your question is featured on the show you'll get a classic Everlast hoodie.