Episode 132: Lomachenko Toys With Marriaga, ESPN Toys With Boxing

We’re back to fully breakdown and discuss the Vasyl Lomachenko vs Miguel Marriaga beat down. We discuss why it was a ratings failure and who should really be held accountable for the disappointment. We somehow tie it to Adrien Broner and it will make sense. Also, how HBO divides the boxing community, delusional promoters, and the proposed plan for Bryant Jennings. Plus, Claressa Shields’s dominant performance and her future (yes, we discuss Ronda Rousey), the retirement of Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley, why we need to add Manny Pacquiao to the list, and Paulie Malignaggi’s sneaky plan. Plus quick hits on David Benavidez, Zou Shiming, Terence Crawford, Orlando Salido, and more!

And we cap it all off with a big discussion on Canelo vs Golovkin and some controversial takes there!

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Episode 131: Mikey The Neutralizer

Direct quote from Jason, “Definitely the podcast I’m most proud of.” Jason joins me for a wild hour of boxing talk. We talk about Mikey Garcia’s entry into the category of unbeatable fighters, Jermall Charlo’s entry at middleweight and potential opponents, Zou Shiming’s loss, and the retirements of Fury, Klitschko, Miura, Uchiyama, and Bradley. Plus we discuss trainers who try to sell fights, upcoming fights, potential of a Spence vs Horn showdown, and a new kind of tournament.

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Episode 130: Boxing vs UFC, Mayweather vs McGregor, and Canelo’s role in all of this

Jason and Fred join the podcast to discuss the long history of UFC trying to replicate the success of Floyd Mayweather, how Conor McGregor got the Mayweather fight, the UFC’s role, financial differences between the two sports, and why this fight has been signed. We also discuss where Canelo, as boxing’s second biggest draw, now fits into the equation. What Canelo’s future will be, how many pay-per-view buys we expect from his Golovkin fight, and much more.

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Episode 129: Mayweather vs McGregor Entertainment + Berchelt-Miura & Figueroa-Guerrero

Simon joins me to discuss the WWE atmosphere that is the Mayweather-McGregor press events. Plus, we discuss the World Boxing Super Series, Manny Pacquiao’s continuing money problems, and Ricky Burns vs Anthony Crolla. We also preview this week’s packed schedule. Takashi Miura attempts to regain his WBC title from Miguel Berchelt, Joe Smith Jr tries to prove he’s legit at light heavyweight, and Omar Figueroa looks to get his career back on track. We preview all this weekends fight and talk about giving away free stuff!

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Episode 128: Another Controversial Pacquiao Fight

Manny Pacquiao loses a unanimous decision in Brisbane and the boxing public is in uproar. We discuss ESPN’s role in how the public has perceived the fight. We also discuss Manny’s future, Freddie Roach possibly leaving him, and if he can ever land a Mayweather fight again. Plus, discussion on Easter Jr vs Shafikov, other fights that have recently been announced, and more about the Pacquiao fallout.

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Episode 127: Pacquiao Meets The Hornet

Jason joins me to discuss the growing and blossoming American domestic scene of boxing with a handful of solid fights this week. Plus, we discuss Jeff Horn’s chances against Manny Pacquiao, Gervonta Davis potentially facing Orlando Salido, and why Jason has been out of the loop in boxing. Plus, there are ominous signs regarding the Canelo-Golovkin fight, Mikey Garcia’s future after Adrien Broner, and which fighter we think is really a machine.

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Episode 126: Ward Stops Kovalev

In one of the great rivalries of our generation Andre Ward cements his legacy at light heavyweight by stopping Sergey Kovalev… but not without any controversy. We go in depth on this fight and discuss the differences between Andre Ward and Marcos Maidana, the logical conclusion of the fight, subbing Adonis Stevenson in, low blows, Kovalev’s comparisons, the future for Kovalev and Ward, and why Main Events deserves to lose Sergey Kovalev. Plus, there was a deal Top Rank made with ESPN that we talk about, ripple effects of Mayweather-McGregor, the super flyweight triple header, and Manny Pacquiao’s next fight.

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Episode 125: Mayweather-Mc… just kidding, Ward vs Kovalev

Jason joins me to discuss the upcoming rematch between the two best light heavyweights in the world. Jason explains why Ward will win while I give him scenarios of Kovalev winning. We discuss judging on the whole, the greatest venues to watch boxing at, and more in this Ward vs Kovalev special edition podcast. 100% no Mayweather-McGregor discussion!

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Episode 124: The Coronation of Errol Spence

After years of hype, Errol Spence Jr fulfills the prophecy and takes his first world title. We discuss Errol Spence Jr’s stoppage over Kell Brook in Sheffield this past weekend. We discuss implications on Amir Khan, Keith Thurman, and Danny Garcia. Plus, we discuss the rumored showdown between Mikey Garcia vs Adrien Broner, the Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares rematch, a mega prospect showdown, and Adonis Stevenson’s upcoming rematch with Andrzej Fonfara.

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Episode 123: Kell Brook vs Errol Spence At Last

Kell Brook will at long last face Errol Spence and we discuss this fight in depth. We break down the press conference, physical attributes, and built in excuses. We also discuss Miguel Cotto’s upcoming title fight (suppress your laughter) against Yoshihiro Kamegai. Other topics include George Groves, Orlando Salido vs Vasyl Lomachenko, HBO’s upcoming triple header headlined by Miguel Berchelt and Takashi Miura, and the return of Omar Figueroa vs Robert Guerrero.

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