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.