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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

Ep 66: WBO World Featherweight Champion Oscar Valdez

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...

Duration: 00:31:53

Ep 65: Canelo Vs. GGG Review: Tom Loeffler's Analysis, Fight Reactions & More

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...

Duration: 01:07:57

Ep 64: Legendary Sportscaster Jim Lampley & Pro Boxer Erickson "The Hammer" Lubin

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...

Duration: 00:48:10

Ep 63: Golovkin's Trainer Abel Sanchez Talks GGG Vs. Canelo

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...

Duration: 00:40:02

Ep 62: Steve Farhood Reviews MAYMAC, Bob Arum Talks Boxing's Future, MayMac & Dana White

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...

Duration: 01:25:52

Ep 61: Exclusive #MAYMAC Podcast Battle with TFC's Sergio Da Silva

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...

Duration: 00:51:57

Ep 60: Hall of Fame Analyst Steve Farhood & Pro Boxer Luke Campbell

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...

Duration: 01:00:20

Ep 59: Inside Gleason's Gym with Owner Bruce Silverglade

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...

Duration: 00:48:22

Ep 58: CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe

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...

Duration: 00:40:23

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