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Montero On Boxing

"The Neutral Corner" boxing podcast covers all the latest news in the fight game. Every Monday, host Michael Montero is joined by a special guest and takes listener calls from around the world. He is never afraid to ruffle feathers when he gives hot takes and goes on heated rants. Montero is a writer for The Ring magazine and a voter for the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF).

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Episode #162: Golovkin to DAZN, Porter edges Ugas, Bivol beats Smith, Spence-Garcia preview

In episode #162 of 'The Neutral Corner' Michael Montero goes over the new deal between Gennady Golovkin and DAZN. Next, he reviews wins by Liam Williams, Anthony Yarde and Daniel Dubois in London, Shawn Porter and Efe Ajagba in Los Angles, and Dmitry Bivol and Maurice Hooker in upstate New York. Then Montero previews this wee's schedule including a detailed breakdown of the PBC on Fox PPV showdown between Errol Spence Jr and Mikey Garcia, which he will be covering live in Dallas for The Ring magazine.

1hr 22mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Episode #153: New Year Q&A; review of Charlo bouts, Whyte KO Chisora; PBC on FS1 preview

In episode #153 of 'The Neutral Corner' podcast, Michael Montero kicks off the new year with a little Q&A, reviews action from the last two weeks of 2018 (Harrison UD Charlo, Charlo UD Korobov, Whyte KO11 Chisora), and reviews this week's action including the return of blue chip prospect Devin Haney, and Jose Uzcategui vs Caleb Plant on Fox Sports 1. watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/y38klB5hPO8

55mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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Episode #123 (2 of 3): Loma TKO10 Linares, Munguia TKO4 Ali, Thompson Boxing

In episode #123 of 'The Neutral Corner' (part 2), Michael Montero and his brother Anthony review all the action from last week. They start with Michael calling the Thompson Boxing card live with Beto Duran Friday night, then discuss Tony Harrison beating Ishe Smith, Devin Haney continuing to develop, Hughie Fury getting back in the win column, Vasyl Lomachenko stopping Jorge Linares, Jaime Munguia destroying Sadam Ali, Rey Vargas defending his super bantamweight title and more.Watch the video on YouTube! https://youtu.be/Tprl_kzTTH4

34mins

16 May 2018

Rank #3

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TNC 210: Fury blows up the Bomb Zquad, preview of Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas

On episode 210 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gives a detailed review of Tyson Fury detonating the Deontay Wilder "Bomb Zquad", salty reaction from some fans, what's next for both men, and a preview of the Matchroom show from Texas on DAZN. https://youtu.be/LqYXu9ZnCdg

1hr 36mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Episode #111: Pac-Alvarado?!!! Preivews of Groves-Eubank, PBC on Fox/Showtime, Superfly 2

In episode #111 of 'The Neutral Corner', Michael Montero discusses the rumors of a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Mike Alvarado, and how the Canelo-GGG2 replay on May 12th might push a fight between Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomachenko back. Next, Montero previews two weeks of upcoming bouts including George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr, Devon Alexander vs Victor Ortiz, Danny Garcia vs Brandon Rios, Callum Smith vs Juergen Braehmer, and a complete breakdown of the entire "Superfly 2" card in Los Angeles. Watch the video on YouTube! https://youtu.be/0ERaDZMafcg

56mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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2018 Year End Awards With Montero On Boxing

Join Michael Montero and Tiffany Lam as they reflect on the year of 2018, answer some Q&A, and name boxing's year-end award winners. 2018 was not only an amazing year of change and excitement in the sport of boxing around the world, it was in our lives as well. Let's look back, reflect and celebrate! Watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/445BPH3cUzQ

1hr 5mins

31 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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Episode# 122: GGG stops Vanes, ties BHop; Bellew retires Haye, preview of Linares-Lomachenko

In episode #122 of 'The Neutral Corner', Michael Montero talks about Keith Thurman dumping his WBC title and rumors of Mikey Garcia being in talks with Dan White. Next, Montero reviews wins by Ryan Garcia and Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan Friday night on ESPN, Saturday's action from London where Tony Bellew destroyed David Haye, followed by Cecilia Braekus making history and Gennady Golovkin blowing out Vanes Martirosyan on HBO. Lastly, Montero previews cards on ESPN and HBO this Saturday. At Madison Square Garden in New York City, Jorge Linares defends his lightweight championship against Vasyl Lomachenko, while in upstate New York, Sadam Ali defends his junior middleweight title against Jaime Munguia and Rey Vargas defends his super bantamweight title against Azat Hovhannisyan. Watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MTMSrMS07LU

1hr

8 May 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 215: special guest Terel "TstreeT Controversy" Vann, evolution of Boxing YouTubers

On episode 215 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by special guest Terel "TstreeT Contoversy" Vann to discuss the latest in boxing news including the continued "glove gate" nonsense from some Deontay Wilder fans, the evolution and growing bias in YouTubers in the fight community, postponements due to the COVID-19 outbreak and more. https://youtu.be/sUqYmbhiUn0

1hr 40mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Episode #163: Spence outclasses Garcia, Wilder saying no to DAZN? Loaded weekend preview

In episode 163 of The Neutral Corner podcast, Michael Montero talks about Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde being ordered by the WBO and Deontay Wilder turning down a lucrative offer from DAZN. Next he reviews all the action from last week including a detailed analysis of Errol Spence Jr's masterclass win over Mikey Garcia at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. As always, Montero previews everything coming up this week from around the world and answers your questions!

1hr 27mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Who was the Fighter of the Decade in Boxing (2010-2019)?

Michael Montero of The Ring magazine gives a detailed review of the top 7 candidates for Fighter of the Decade in boxing. Montero breaks down the body of work between 2010-2019 for Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, Wladimir Klitschko, Roman Gonzalez, Andre Ward and Gennady Golovkin, and explains how/why each of those fighters can be considered a FOTD candidate.

45mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Episode 202: The MOB Awards! Best in Boxing 2019!

On episode 202 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero talks about the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury being officially announced, reviews all of action over the last couple weeks from around the world, and gives his choices for the best in boxing for the year of 2019: Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, and more! https://youtu.be/6-ZHb0b7Aq4

54mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Episode #110: Floyd needs attention, Gassiev TKO12 Dorticos, lackluster ESPN card

In episode #110 of The Neutral Corner, Michael Montero talks about Floyd Mayweather's MMA videos on social media, Canelo-Golovkin rematch venue possibilities, upcoming fights and more strange rulings from the WBA. Next, Montero reviews all the action from last week including cards from ShowBox, O2 Arena in London, a Top Rank on ESPN card from Corpus Christi, Texas, another great World Boxing Super Series production from Sochi, Russia, and action from Okinawa, Japan. Murat Gassiev, Gilberto Ramirez, Jerwin Ancajas, Daigo Higa and others scored wins from around the world. Watch it on YouTube! https://youtu.be/VjrM9FUcCl8

51mins

7 Feb 2018

Rank #12

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Episode #107: Dana White hates everybody, News & Notes updates, Spence-Peterson preview

In episode #107 of The Neutral Corner, Michael Montero goes over a ton of news and notes including Dana White beefing with everyone, upcoming fights: Dillian Whyte vs Lucas Browne, Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker, Jeff Horn vs Terence Crawford, Amir Khan signing a 3 fight deal with Eddie Hearn, Naoya Inoue moving up in weight, and more craziness from the WBC. Lastly, Montero previews the first title defense by Errol Spence against Lamont Peterson at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Showtime. Watch it on YouTube! https://youtu.be/lU_bJFLrr8A

32mins

15 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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Episode #144: Canelo signs with DAZN, Brant upsets Murata, Jacobs- Derevyanchenko, Prograis-Flanagan

In episode 144 of 'The Neutral Corner' Michael Montero analyzes Crawford-Benavidez TV ratings, Canelo Alvarez signed a huge deal with DAZN, upcoming action including Manny Pacquiao fighting Adrien Broner, and other news. Next, Montero reviews wins by Emmanuel Rodriguez in Florida, Demetrius Andrade in Boston, Rob Brant upsetting Ryota Murata in Las Vegas, and other results. Lastly, Montero previews upcoming action this weekend from around the world including the World Boxing Super Series season two in New Orleans (Regis Prograis vs Terry Flanagan), heavyweights Kubrat Pulev and Hughie Fury in Bulgaria, Daniel Jacobs vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko in New York on HBO, and more. Watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7dn4Abvrpxs

1hr 1min

22 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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Episode #120: Canelo suspended, GGG-Vanes May 5th, review of UK/PBC cards, preview of HBO/ESPN shows

In episode 120 of 'The Neutral Corner', Michael Montero discusses Canelo Alvarez being suspended for 6 months, Golovkin-Martirosyan being finalized, wins by Amir Khan, Carl Frampton, Gervonta Davis, Jermall Charlo and Adrien Broner, and previews of dueling cards on HBO (Daniel Jacobs, vs Maciej Sulecki, Jarrell Miller vs Johann Duhaupas) and ESPN (Jessie Magdaleno vs Isaac Dogboe), and more! https://youtu.be/D4_eFdlIc14

47mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 201B: Canelo dumps 175 title, previews of Jacobs-Chavez, Harrison-Charlo2, Davis-Gamboa

On episode 201B of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero talks about Canelo Alvarez vacating his WBO light heavyweight title, Adrien Broner in legal trouble once again, Mikey Garcia fighting Jessie Vargas next and the heavyweight situation in 2020 coming together. Next, Montero previews all the action coming up for the next couple of weeks. Daniel Jacobs vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Phoenix (surprise - Chavez missed weight!), Tony Harrison vs Jermell Charlo in California, Gervonta Davis vs Yuriorkis Gamboa in Atlanta, and more!https://youtu.be/Tz3k0CSuyzM

57mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 199B: Wilder-Ortiz PPV buys, previews of Ruiz-Joshua2, PBC on Showtime, Top Rank on ESPN+

On episode 199B of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero covers a bunch of news including the numbers from the Wilder-Ortiz2 PPV card last week. Then he previews all of the action lined up for this weekend including the huge rematch between heavyweights Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia. Also, Top Rank has a card from Mexico on ESPN+ and PBC has a card from Brooklyn on Showtime.https://youtu.be/EsjTXhjzan0

57mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Episode #142: Inoue destroys Payano, Roman TKO10 McDonnell, preview of Crawford-Benavidez, WBSS

In episode 142 of 'The Neutral Corner' Michael Montero analyzes Canelo Alvarez, his next fight, and recent WBC rulings related to the situation, then reviews all the action from last week including the Matchroom card put on by Eddie Hearn in Chicago, as well as the World Boxing Super Series card Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. Next Montero previews more WBSS action from Russia this Saturday, plus Terence Crawford defending his welterweight title in Omaha on ESPN.Watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qVtVoPVuSKg

47mins

8 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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Episode #109: Canelo-GGG2, PBC Schedule, Usyk MD Briedis, HBO's crap card, Gassiev-Dorticos preview

In episode #109 of "The Neutral Corner", Michael Montero breaks down the Canelo-Golovkin rematch and Showtime/PBC's loaded spring schedule being announced, reviews wins by Oleksandr Usyk in Latvia and Jorge Linares and Lucas Matthysse in Los Angeles, then previews all of this week's action including a Friday night ShoBox card, a Matchroom card from London, a Top Rank on ESPN card from Texas, and the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight semifinal from Russia, Murat Gassiev vs. Yunier Dorticos. Watch it on YouTube! https://youtu.be/VIiFmOIZtNg

50mins

30 Jan 2018

Rank #19

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Episode: 193B: previews of HUGE boxing weekend; Prograis vs Taylor, Stevenson vs Gonzalez, PBC

On episode 193B of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero previews a LOADED weekend of fight action with cards on Thursday, Friday and Saturday all over the world. The major cards will compete on Saturday: Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor on DAZN from London, Shakur Stevenson vs Joet Gonzalez on ESPN+ from Reno, NV, and Erickson Lubin vs Nathaniel Gallimore from Reading, PA on Showtime. https://youtu.be/WZBaoDICyOc

58mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #20