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EP 182: Mark Kriegel

Every pod is a good one! Today we have ESPN journalist and commentator, Mark Kriegel, phone in to talk boxing today. Mark and Woodsy chat on the things going on such as the Patrick Day incident, some different fight cards coming up, and much more. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patrick Day and his family at this time.


EP 181: Ron Borges and Jinji Martinez

Talkbox! Live and well. Episode 181 gets kicked off with a nominee from this year's Boxing Hall of Fame ballot, Ron Borges. The Hall of Fame nominee gives his two cents on the Golovkin fight this weekend. He also talks about the crazy incident with Claressa Shields and what makes a great fighter. Second on the podcast is one of Everlast's Be First campaign subjects, Jinji Martinez. Jinji Martinez is an amputee boxer with more than just a story. After losing his leg in a car accident before...


EP 180: Steve Farhood

Boxing historian, Showtime analyst, and Woodsy certified good guy, Steve Farhood joins the podcast. In studio, Steve Farhood and Woodsy talk history of boxing, the future of Shotime boxing, and what's going on in the sport today. All that and then some right here on Talkbox!


EP 179: Brin Butler and Anson Wainwright

Brin Butler joins Michael Woods in studio for a chit chat of all things boxing. Brin is an award winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and favorite of Woodsy. He has some great insight to the Peter Quillin loss last week and other amazing stories to tell from his journalism journey. Anson Wainwright is a writer for the Ring Magazine. He gives a perspective from the UK on the big Spence vs Porter showdown this weekend. He also gives us a good look at the landscape of boxing in the UK.


EP 178: Ruben Villa, Jose Balderas, Heather Hardy, Art Lovely

Talkbox back at ya on this Tuesday. Opening up the show is this Saturday's ShoBox attraction, Ruben Villa. Ruben Villa will be defending his WBO international title. He also talks about being the A-side and his origins of being a boxer. Next up, Jose Balderas joins the show. He will be fighting on a separate card on Fox. He is currently undefeated in the bantamweight division and looks to make a statement this Saturday. The always requested, American Treasure, Art Lovely is back on the...


EP 177: Ryan Garcia, Brian Dillon, Troy Fox, and Kelsey McCarson

King Ryan Garcia is on the show! Ryan Garcia is the instagram star and boxing super prospect that is co-headlining the Mexican Independence day card. He phones in and talks all things from his opponent, being a part of Canelo's camp, and life as a star in boxing. Next up, Brian Dillon and Troy Fox call Woodsy to explore what it's like to be the B-side fighter and selling tickets to a fight for the actual fighter. A few economics here, and a few personal takes, we get the promoter and...


EP 176: Former Unified Heavyweight Champ, Hasim Rahman

Former unified heavyweight champion of the world, Hasim Rahman Sr., joins the show today. Him and Woodsy reminisce about the good ol' days of people counting him out against the legendary, Lennox Lewis, and then winning via upset KO. They talk all things of that bout, from the controversial location, to the negotiations with the promoter, and the aftermath. You won't want to miss this one! Talkbox back at you with a good one!


EP 175: George Foreman, Blair Cobb, Alicia Napoleon, Malissa Smith

Coming at you from all angles, Talkbox is back with episode 175 and big George Foreman kicks things off. Woodsy catches up with George while he's in Iceland checking on his horses?? George also shares his thoughts on the Ruiz-Joshua fight in Saudi Arabia. Blair "the Flair" Cobb does his Ric Flair "WOOO" and takes us through his KO victory last Thursday. He also shares on the crazy story of his upbrining, being a fugitive since he was young, and rising above it all to be a top...


EP 174: Bob Arum, Brandon Figueroa, Mike Coppinger, and Abraham Nova

Hello everyone! Talkbox here with Woodsy bringing another stacked card on this show. Leading off, legendary promoter, Bob Arum, speaks with Woodsy about EVERYTHING! Bob shares when you can expect your favorite fighters (Shakur, Bud Crawford, and others) to have their next fight, the Lomachenko card, and even some of the election news. Always good banter and insight to what might be going on in the boxing world. Next up, the heartbreaker! WBA World Champion Brandon Figueroa makes his...


EP 173: Andrew Cancio, Vergil Ortiz, and Mark Fratto

Talkbox joins you on this rainy day from New York. Andrew Cancio is joining us from his gig at the Southern California gas company! The super featherweight champ shares how life is after cementing his place as a world champ and shares some possible opponents for the future. After Cancio goes back to work, Vergil Ortiz Jr phones in to talk his last fight. Ortiz Jr. recently defeated Antonio Orozco within the distance. He takes us through that fight, what life is like being a top prospect out...


EP 172: Carl Frampton and Jonathan Leir

The best laid plans of men often go awry, despite meticulous planning and a track record of success. Carl Frampton sounded dialed in, ready to rock, primed to gain a W in a Saturday main event contest to be screened on ESPN+. Then, fate intervened, and dealt him a stiff one on the chin. Er, hand actually... Days before a scrap against Emmanuel Dominguez, the Northern Irishman said a “large ornament” had fallen on his left hand while he was chilling in a Pennsylvania hotel lobby,...


EP 171: Ron Borges and Terri Moss

Talkbox! A lot of boxing this weekend and different topics to cover. No better people to cover than Woodsy and his guest, Ron Borges. Ron is a sportswriter for the Talk of Fame network and former contributor on the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. Ron and Woodsy talk all things from the weekends performances (Gervonta Davis, Tevin Farmer), how the boxing PPV model has changed, and yes... the possibility of a Mayweather Pacquiao rematch. Terri Moss joins us next. The former world champion...


EP 170: Chris Arreola, Joe Goossen, Jim Lampley, Jeremy Herriges, Paul Kroll,

Talkbox! Coming back to you with another loaded A grade podcast! Tons of huge names, but Michael Woods opens the show with Fansided writer who recently wrote the article "A Missing Part of the Caleb Plant Story", Jeremy Herriges. Chris Arreola follows to talk about his next heavyweight bout and headlining the Barclays Center when he faces Adam Kownacki. Very esteemed boxing trainer and PBC Commentator, Joe Goossen, joins next to talk about some of the fights coming up and fights he's...


EP 169: David Benavidez and Bruce Silverglade

Talkbox! Live and well with episode 169. David Benavidez joins Woodsy as the A-side today. He is arguably the best fighter in the super middleweight division today. David talks about his eventual run in with Caleb Plant and his current upcoming fight with Anthony Dirrell. Bruce Silverglade joins us in studio to share what's going on in his world. Bruce is the owner of the famed Gleason's gym, home to many world champions and fighters. He shares his own personal memories on Pernell Whitaker...


EP 168: Shakur Stevenson, Joet Gonzalez, Vito Mielnicki, Luis Arias, and Mark Fratto

Talkbox! Again with some big names this episode. Newark's own, Shakur Stevenson, is headlining his own homecoming this Saturday. He's on his third opponent before he even steps in the ring. He'll talk about how he's handled two opponents dropping out and why he believes he's the best young fighter in the game. Joet Gonzalez is next and he believes that HE is the best fighter in the game. He shares his feelings on current world champions and where he ranks. He also talks about his fight this...


EP 167: Kathy Duva, Jerry Forrest, Gordon Marino

Talkbox! Episode 167 is here for you and a good A side leads things off. Main Events CEO, Kathy Duva, shares some light into the matchmaking world. She also addresses the rumours of the Canelo Kovalev showdown. Tons of educational and good conversation from Kathy you definitely do not want to miss. Jerry Forrest is on at Talkbox, sporting his strong 25-2 record in the heavyweight division. He talks on fellow prospect Jermain Franklin and shares how he thinks the fight will go down....


EP 166: Manny Robles, Mike Lee, Saul Rodriguez, Mark Fratto

Talkbox! On this Tuesday afternoon right in time for the commute. Leading off and still riding cloud nine is trainer and great man of integrity, Manny Robles. Manny is gracious enough to share his time in the midst of making the rounds with his heavyweight champ, Andy Ruiz. He talks about his background, what he thinks about the rematch, and what he looks for in terms of values. Next up is the undefeated contender challenging for the IBF world title on the Thurman-Pacquiao card, Mike Lee....


EP 165: Bob Arum and Art Lovely

Talkbox has two A listers today! Leading off the show is Hall of Fame promoter of TopRank, Bob Arum. Bob shares his recap of the big Tyson Fury weekend and his dream fights in the possible future... Crawford/Spence maybe? Art Lovely comes back in studio to also share his view on the boxing landscape. There's a lot of wisdom and Bostonian accents in his conversation with Woodsy. You don't want to miss this one! Episode 165 live now!


EP 164 (Part 2): Adam Kownacki, Rafe Bartholomew, and Xavier Porter

Part 2 of Talkbox episode 164! Adam Kownacki leads it off and joins us in studio! He's an undefeated Polish-American heavyweight who has a fight coming up. He talks about building his brand, his thoughts his boxing camps, and even his thoughts on everyone else as a potential opponent. Rafe Bartholomew phones in next. Rafe is a contributor for big sports publications such as the Athletic and Grantland. He also has a book a few books on his resume. He phones in to talk all things boxing with...


EP 164: Jonathon Banks, Lee Samuels, and D'metrius Ballard

TalkBox Boxing Podcast consistently bringing you stacked cards on Tuesday. This card again was too stacked for one episode. Leading off the first half of the episode is trainer and former boxer, Jonathon Banks. Banks and his fighter, GGG, is coming off of a fourth round knockout victory, but the new duo is still looking for more improvements. Banks talks with Woodsy on his post fight thoughts and reactions. Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, Lee Samuels, joins in next. Lee is a publicist for...