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!