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Ep 86: Lightweight Jamel Herring & Young Gun Richardson Hitchins

First up on episode 86 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast, Woodsy chats with lightweight boxer Jamel Herring. Woodsy asks Jamel about the recent changes he's made to his team, why he parted ways with Al Haymon & signed with Top Rank, and bringing on a new trainer in Brian "Bomac" McIntyre. Then, Woodsy welcomes fighter, Richardson Hitchins into the TalkBox Studio! Hitchins talks about fighting on the undercard of Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna & Errol Spence Jr. Vs. Lamont Petersonat Barclays...

Duration: 00:48:47

Ep 85: Lightweight Champ Robert Easter & Prospect of the Year Ryan Garcia

Woodsy chats with Lightweight Champ, Robert Easter on the heels of his January 20th fight to defend his 135 pound title against Javier Fortuna. Easter gives his fight prediction & tells listeners what they can expect to see in his bout against Fortuna. Woodsy asks Easter his thoughts on Mikey Garcia, Jose Linares & more! Then, Woods chats with Dan Rafael's pick for Prospect of the Year, young gun Ryan Garcia! Garcia shares some details inside his life & training for fans to get to know him...

Duration: 00:27:24

Ep 84: Fighter Daniel 'Twitch' Franco Gives an Update on Brain Injury Recovery

TalkBox gets an exclusive update from fighter & role model, Daniel 'Twitch' Franco! Daniel calls in to give Woodsy & TalkBox listeners an update on his miraculous recovery since suffering a severe brain injury following a prize fight against Jose Haro back in June of 2017. Daniel talks about his current health, shares details of his recovery & gets an award from Woodsy!

Duration: 00:13:14

Ep 83: Inside the Mind of a Fighter with Dr. Johnny Lops

The TalkBox Boxing Podcast is back at it for the first episode of 2018 with Psychiatrist and boxing enthusiast, Dr. Johnny Lops! Dr. Lops and Woodsy discuss what makes the sport's most popular fighters, we love or love to hate, tick. Dr. Lops sheds some light on some underlying motivations that contribute to a fighter's mindset & behavior. Then, the guys discuss Floyd Mayweather. Dr. Lops weighs in on what motivates Floyd to retire & un-retire, what keeps Adrien Broner from living up to...

Duration: 01:08:50

Ep 82: Cletus 'Hebrew Hammer' Seldin & Mike 'Yes Indeed' Reed

"The Hebrew Hammer", Cletus Seldin calls in to TALKBOX to chat with Woodsy after suffering his first loss to Yves Ulysse Jr in Canada on Saturday night. Seldin discusses the fight, evaluates & praises Ulysse performance, and talks bouncing back stronger for a possible fight in January. Then, Woodsy calls up fighter Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed, who suffered his first loss back in November to Jose Ramirez. Reed chats with Woodsy about his Never-Give-Up Mentality. He explains what he learned...

Duration: 00:45:06

Ep 81: LomaRigo Review with ESPN's Dan Rafael, Producer Eric Drath & Author Brin Butler

Episode 81 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast boasts a heavy-hitting roster talking all things Rigondeaux vs. Lomachenko! First, ESPN's Dan Rafael calls in to discuss the latest news regarding Rigo's hand injury & share his thoughts on Rigondeux's decision to call it quits against Loma after the 6th round. Then, Woodsy is joined in studio by 2-time Emmy Award winning Film Maker Eric Drath & Author Brin Jonathan Butler! Drath, who won an Emmy for his film, Assault in the Ring, & Butler, who has...

Duration: 00:58:36

Ep 80: RingTV Boxing Correspondent Cynthia Conte

RingTV's boxing correspondent Cynthia Conte comes into the studio for episode 80 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast! Woodsy and Cynthia chat about how she got into boxing and how her career as a reporter started. Cynthia shares some of the challenges she's faced as a woman working in a notoriously male dominated industry. Then, Woodsy asks Cynthia about her recent interview with the now retired Miguel Cotto. They discuss his performance against Sadam Ali, his retirement & life after boxing. The...

Duration: 01:03:51

Ep 79: Author & Sports Journalist Matt Taibbi

TalkBox welcomes accomplished author, journalist & contributing editor at Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi! Matt & Woodsy review Sergey Kovalev's latest performance against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy and discuss his improved attitude towards boxing. Matt shares his knowledge of Russian culture and how it plays into Kovalev's recent "changed man" claim. The guys also compare the physical and mental damage seen in boxers to that of football players and discuss the role it plays in the popularity of...

Duration: 00:53:56

Ep 78: Hollywood Actor & Netflix's 'Mindhunter' Star Holt McCallany

TalkBox welcomes a very special guest into the studio for episode 78.. Hollywood actor and star of Netflix's hit series, 'Mindhunter' Holt McCallany! Woodsy chats with Holt about his childhood, boxing, acting career and so much more! The talented actor discusses his admiration for boxing trainer Teddy Atlas and shares his experiences portraying the legendary boxing trainer in the HBO film, "Tyson." Holt shares his thoughts on some current boxers like Deontay Wilder, Vasyl Lomachenko, GGG...

Duration: 01:10:24

Ep 77: Up & Coming Boxer LeShawn Rodriguez

Episode 77 welcomes boxing prospect, LeShawn Rodriguez! Woodsy sits down with the young gun who many predict will be boxing's next superstar, to chat about his successful amateur boxing accolades, his rise to the Pros & how he got into the sport of boxing. Rodriguez (7-0,6 KO's) also talks about his upcoming fight against Alex Sandro Duarte (13-2-1) at MSG on November 25th.

Duration: 00:20:02

Ep 76: Legendary Heavyweight Boxer Evander "Real Deal" Holyfield

Episode 76 features legendary boxer Evander Holyfield LIVE in the TalkBox studio at Everlast headquarters in NYC! The famed heavyweight sits down with Woodsy & Sixto and reflects back on his first fight with Riddick Bowe just one day after the 25th anniversary of the classic bout. Woodsy asks Evander his thoughts on the recent Mayweather/McGregor fight and what he thinks about Oscar De La Hoya calling out Conor McGregor & Larry Holmes wanting to fight George Foreman. Then, Evander puts his...

Duration: 00:28:17

Ep 75: Boxing Journalist & Announcer Randy Gordon

Former New York State Athletic Commissioner & longtime boxing journalist, Randy Gordon, headlines episode 75 of the TalkBox Boxing Podcast! Randy and Woodsy review Deontay Wilder's performance & form after knocking out Bermane Stiverne this past weekend. The guys look ahead to the possibility of Wilder Vs. Joshua, and they discuss upcoming heavyweight prospect, Mike Coffie and his pro fight debut later this month. Then, Randy & Woods discuss the roles of referees in boxing and how...

Duration: 00:43:14

Ep 74: Update on Injured Boxer Daniel "Twitch" Franco

Al Franco, father of injured boxer Daniel "Twitch" Franco, gives an emotional update on the health of his son. Daniel continues to make a miraculous recovery after falling into a coma after his fight against Jose Haro earlier this year.

Duration: 00:14:39

Ep 73: Exploring The Lives of Andre Ward & Guillermo Rigondeaux With Brin Butler

Boxing writer, Brin Butler drops by the Everlast studio for an interesting episode of TalkBox! Woodsy and Brin sit down for a convo that examines the personal lives of professional boxers Andre Ward and Guillermo Rigondeaux. The guys discuss both fighter's boxing careers inside the ring as well as the complexities of their lives outside of it. Butler shares his thoughts on the factors behind Ward's retirement and Cuban boxer Rigondeaux's experiences with Fidel Castro. Butler also shares...

Duration: 00:54:33

Ep 72: Heather Hardy Gives First Interview After Bellator 185

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...

Duration: 01:07:41

Ep 71: Boxing Trainer Stephen "Breadman" Edwards, Charlo Vs. Lubin Review & More

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...

Duration: 00:57:52

Ep 70: Boxing Promoter Richard Schaefer

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!

Duration: 00:34:30

Ep 69: Promoter Lou DiBella

Woodsy and famed 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...

Duration: 00:39:40

Ep 68: George Foreman & 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...

Duration: 00:43:17

Ep 67: Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller on HBO Debut; Steve Kim on Ward Retirement, Danny Jacobs & 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 more. To round out the...

Duration: 01:06:41

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