Episode 138: Mailbag 9.27.17

It’s mailbag time. We have close to 40 questions of varying significance to get to. Some questions are good, some aren’t that great, and some cross several lines. We discuss Jorge Linares vs Mikey Garcia, why Errol Spence is considered good, Terence Crawford’s future, Mike Tyson, the Klitschko’s dominance, Hughie Fury, a future Andre Ward return, and a lot more.

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Episode 137: Ward Retires, Linares Retains

Simon is here to discuss Andre Ward’s retirement, Jorge Linares’s narrow win over Luke Campbell, and Yunier Dorticos’s big knockout. Plus we discuss a trio of rematch possibilities (Canelo-Golovkin, Haye-Bellew, and Pacquiao-Horn). We recap the controversial Parker-Fury heavyweight fight, Oscar Valdez’s win over Genesis Servania, and the close fight between Gilberto Ramirez and Jesse Hart. Also, we get into what Danny Jacobs signing with Matchroom and HBO means for boxing on the whole.

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Episode 136: Canelo-Golovkin Aftermath

Jason makes his return to the podcast and we do a full breakdown of the draw between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. We discuss the 118-110 card, whether the fight was actually close, and justification for how to score a fight. We talk about the various headlines that were missed coming out of the fight, the expectations fans had of each fighter, and what you should walk away with after the fight. We talk about commentary biases, what it was like in Vegas, and how it compares to the Lara fight. Plus rematch discussion, Miguel Cotto and more. We also touch on Sergey Kovalev, the other fights from this weekend, Lomachenko vs Rioondeaux, and Wilder vs Ortiz. Plus, previews for Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez, Joseph Parker, Yunier Dorticos, and Jorge Linares cards.

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Episode 135: Canelo-Golovkin

Simon joins me and we recap the great fights over the weekend. We eulogize the career of Roman Gonzalez, talk about the misconception of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, and the power of Naoya Inoue. We talk about Estrada’s second coming out party and a controversial opinion on Oleksandr Usyk. Plus, Benavidez-Gavril discussion. We talk about Mikey Garcia going up to face Miguel Cotto and Kubrat Pulev’s bold strategy. Then we do the previews: the Japanese card, the World Boxing Super Series, the Filipino title fight, and Billy Joe Saunders vs Willie Monroe Jr. Then we move on to discuss the Canelo-Golovkin pay-per-view. We give our predictions and discuss implications.

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Episode 134: Mayweather-McGregor Fallout

Fred and Simon are here this week to discuss Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s mega fight. We give credit where it’s due, discuss what we saw technically from each fighter, and the strategies that fans and experts predicted. We also talk about the impact on boxing on the whole, future UFC fighters, and big fights in the future. We argue less than Malignaggi and Bernstein and make fun of Steve Farhood’s 5-4 score. We get into the stoppage and much much more on this jammed pack episode.

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Episode 133: Mayweather vs McGregor and Crawford Dominates

We are back to discuss Terence Crawford’s dominant win over Julius Indongo to unify 140 pounds. We discuss what makes Crawford so successful and what his argument is for pound-for-pound #1. Then we discuss Mayweather-McGregor in-depth. We break down McGregor’s realistic chances in the fight, whether or not records will be broken, and all of the ridiculous prop bets I could find.

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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!

Audio courtesy of ESPN and HBO.

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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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