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.