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.