Blood Sport: The Story Of Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas
They called the fight “Bad Blood.” It was a marketing angle that wrote itself. In 2002, Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas met in a clash of Mexican-American U.S. Olympians from southern California, bringing the two biggest draws at 154 pounds together for a monster pay-per-view event that was powered by a bitter grudge. In a special edition of the HBO Boxing Podcast, Eric Raskin speaks to De La Hoya, Vargas, and numerous insiders who were at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas that night and...
StubHub Tripleheader Postfight (Ep 284)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney recap Saturday night's Boxing After Dark tripleheader featuring victories for Cecilia Braekhus, Claressa Shields, and Juan Francisco Estrada, plus they share reflections and memories from the podcast's run.
StubHub Tripleheader Preview (Ep 283 )
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney preview Saturday's Boxing After Dark tripleheader from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, featuring top female fighters Cecilia Braekhus and Claressa Shields and "Super Fly" stalwart Juan Francisco Estrada.
Bivol - Pascal Postfight (Ep 282)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney analyze Dmitry Bivol's dominant but somewhat unsatisfying win over Jean Pascal and Murodjon Akhmadaliev's TKO victory over Isaac Zarate in his HBO debut.
Bivol - Pascal Preview (Ep 281)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney preview Saturday night's light heavyweight bout in Atlantic City between undefeated rising star Dmitry Bivol and former world champion Jean Pascal.
Jacobs - Derevyanchenko Postfight (Episode 280)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney reflect on Saturday night's HBO World Championship Boxing tripleheader, featuring Daniel Jacobs' hard-fought win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Alberto Machado's explosive first-round knockout of Yuandale Evans, and Heather Hardy's grudge match victory over Shelly Vincent.
Jacobs - Derevyanchenko Preview (Ep 279)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney preview Saturday's middleweight showdown between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko, the headline bout of a World Championship Boxing tripleheader from Madison Square Garden.
Heather Hardy Interview (Ep 278)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney talk to undefeated female featherweight Heather "The Heat" Hardy about her October 27 HBO-televised rematch with Shelly Vincent, the tragedy she was dealing with leading up to their first fight, the challenges posed by jumping back and forth between boxing and MMA, and the future of women's boxing.
Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 Postfight
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney give their immediate reaction to and analysis of Canelo Alvarez's thrilling decision win over Gennady Golovkin in their rematch and speculate on the likelihood of a third fight.
Canelo-GGG 2 Radio Row Day 2 (Ep 276)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney are live from Radio Row in Las Vegas for their final day of GGG-Canelo 2 prefight podcasting, welcoming trainer Abel Sanchez, HBO expert analyst Roy Jones, and boxing journalist Gordon Marino, and also covering the weigh-in and breaking down the betting odds.
Canelo-GGG 2 Radio Row Day 1 (Ep 275)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney are live from Radio Row at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, covering GGG-Canelo 2 Fight Week with guests Brian Campbell of CBS Sports, middleweight contender Spike O'Sullivan, and women's welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus.
Canelo-GGG 2 Fight Week Pod 3: Mailbag (Ep 274)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney open up the Fight Week mailbag, responding to listener questions about the Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch and awarding signed gloves for the best submitted questions.
Canelo-GGG 2 Fight Week Pod 2: Preview (Ep 273)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney provide their official fight preview of Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez 2, assessing what's at stake for both fighters, breaking down key storylines, and offering their predictions on what will happen in the ring at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo-GGG 2 Fight Week Pod 1: Stat Chat(Ep 272)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney kick off GGG-Canelo 2 Fight Week by discussing four key CompuBox stats that could play pivotal roles once the opening bell rings for the hotly anticipated rematch.
SuperFly 3 Postfight (Ep 271)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney analyze the results from Saturday's Super Fly 3 tripleheader, including Juan Francisco Estrada's action-packed win over Felipe Orucuta, Donnie Nietes' controversial draw with Aston Palicte, and Kazuto Ioka's HBO coming-out party against McWilliams Arroyo.
SuperFly 3 Preview (Ep 270)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney preview Saturday's Super Fly 3 tripleheader, focusing in particular on the main event pitting Super Fly series veteran Juan Francisco Estrada against Felipe Orucuta.
Canelo-GGG 2 Undercard Preview (Ep 269)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney offer an early preview of the stacked September 15 Canelo-GGG 2 pay-per-view undercard, analyzing Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez vs. Moises Fuentes, Jaime Munguia vs. Brandon Cook, and David Lemieux vs. Spike O'Sullivan.
Abel Sanchez Interview (Ep 268)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney chat with Gennady Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, about how he expects Canelo Alvarez to fight in the rematch, GGG's mindset in camp, and what it will take to make a third fight.
Muhammad Ali: By The Numbers with CompuBox - Ep 267
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney are joined by CompuBox's Bob Cannobio and Lee Groves, co-authors of Muhammad Ali: By The Numbers, to discuss the stats that shaped Ali's extraordinary career and the most surprising facts and figures from his fights.
Alvarez - Kovalev Postfight (Ep 266)
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney react to Eleider Alvarez's shocking seventh-round knockout of Sergey Kovalev and Dmitry Bivol's decision win over Isaac Chilemba in a light heavyweight doubleheader from Atlantic City.