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TalkBox Boxing Podcast

Taped at the Everlast Studio in the heart of NEW YORK CITY TALKBOX is your pound for pound podcast prime destination for all matters boxing...News, analysis, interviews, and so much more...60 minutes of championship grade material. Hosted by Michael Woods (@Woodsy1069 on Twitter). The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since 1990, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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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 notably detailed the life & career of Guillermo Rigondeaux, bring their thoughts and boxing knowledge to TALKBOX! The guys review the fight, discuss the contributing factors behind Rigondeaux's decision to quit, and so much more! 


13 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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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 trainer tortures some of Everlast's employees and give his notoriously honest opinion on PED use in boxing, news & current events, and discusses some upcoming fights including Joshua/Takam, Wilder/Stiverne, Jacobs/Arias, Kovalev/Shabranskyy and Lomachenko/Rigondeaux.

1hr 7mins

25 Oct 2017

Rank #2

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Ep 88: Boxing Expert Doug Fischer on Canelo Vs. GGG Rematch; Rising Super Middleweight Edgar Berlanga

First up, Woodsy calls up boxing expert Doug Fischer to chat about the recently announced Canelo vs. GGG rematch! The guys give their preliminary thoughts on the next fight, share notes on the fighters & each give their pick for the rematch winner.   Then, rising super middleweight fighter Edgar Berlanga drops by the TalkBox Podcast studio! The 20 Year old young gun, who signed to Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Promotions, chats with Woods about his next fight on March 10th in Brooklyn, New York. Edgar lets listeners get to know him a bit better as he opens up about his difficult childhood and shares his road to the ring to become a professional boxer.  Edgar also shares the inside scoop & details behind his most recent victory against Jamie Barboza.

1hr 11mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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EP 160: Breadman Edwards, Joe Santoliquito, Raquel Miller, Bill Detloff

So much wisdom here on Talkbox episode 160! A huge win for Julian Williams' team and the head coach behind that win, trainer Breadman Edwards, joins us as he cashes his checks... Literally! Hear the behind the scenes and motivation Breadman had to give his fighter, J-Rock, before the fight of his life. More wisdom coming from Philly sports writer, Joe Santoliquito. He gives some insight into his thoughts on being a boxing contributor these days and what he thought about his hometown fighter coming away with the victory. Undefeated female fighter, Raquel "Pretty Beast" Miller, is up third! She has a fight coming up and looks to take a big step up in competition. Hear her mindset and how she got into boxing. Always good to hear from our female fighters on how the industry is evolving with them. Finally, Ring Magazine contributor and author, Bill Detloff closes the show. He provides some great insight into how he got into the boxing business and writing for one of the all time greats, Joe Frazier. It's all here for you now, courtesy of Woodsy and Everlast, Talkbox episode 160.

1hr 39mins

14 May 2019

Rank #4

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Ep 107: Tom Loeffler on Canelo Fallout & GGG/Martirosyan

GGG’s Promoter Tom Loeffler discusses the Canelo fallout and if the positive clenbuterol test was truly accidental. Loeffler also discusses GGG’s thoughts on Canelo, the tension between the two fighters and GGG’s new May 5th opponent, Vanes Martirosyan.  Plus, Woodsy chats with fighter Mickey Bey about his issues with Floyd Mayweather & Mayweather promotions. 


26 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Ep 97: Wilder/Ortiz Recap with Famed Fight Fixer, Charles Farrell

Charles Farrell opens up to Woodsy about his fight fixing past. He also discusses the Deadspin article he wrote prior to the Wilder/Ortiz fight, in which he suggests the heavyweight bout would be less than legitimate & dismissed Wilder's boxing skills.


8 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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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!


12 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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EP 205: Larry Merchant

Just in time for the weekend, Woodsy phones Larry Merchant on today's pod. Catch the conversation with legendary commentator who has years of wisdom to share on these tough times. 


4 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Ep 106: Showtime Championship Boxing Host Brian Custer

Renowned Broadcaster & Showtime Championship Boxing Host Brian Custer joins Woodsy in studio for episode #106 of TALKBOX! Custer talks prostate cancer diagnosis and how surviving cancer has changed the way he views boxing. Custer also discusses Broner/Vargas, the 'Broner Persona', he shares the advice he recently gave to AB and Gervonta Davis and so much more!


25 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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EP 184: Doug Fischer, Jason Sosa, Stacia Suttles

The Talkbox podcast talks with Ring Magazine's chief editor, Doug Fischer. Doug and Woodsy talk all things like Canelo-Kovalev, Max Kellerman calling out Gvozdyk, and how if there are fellow sparring sessions between Doug and other writers??  Next up is world title contender and proud New Jersey-ian, Jason Sosa! Jason headlines a Top Rank show this Saturday and will be fighting for the WBC world title against top Mexican champion, Miguel Berchelt.  Our last guest from the show is Bronx native and 2020 Olympic hopeful, Stacia Suttles. Stacia shares the life of an amateur and the process of vying for a spot on the coveted Olympic roster.  Its all here and then some! We have a title contender, top journalist, and Olympic hopeful right here on Talkbox!

1hr 3mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Ep 124: Steve Farhood, 40 Years in Boxing

Woodsy sits down with 40 year boxing veteran and Showtime analyst, Steve Farhood, to discuss upcoming fights and boxing then and now. Together they take a look at Porter vs Garcia, Fury vs Wilder and Canelo vs GGG part two. The two also look towards the future and discuss bouts they would like to see in 2019, including the highly anticipated and eminent Wilder vs Joshua fight.


21 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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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! 


9 Jan 2018

Rank #12

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EP 140: Eric Raskin, Cecilia Braekhus & Glen Sharp

First up Woodsy gets on the phone with author, editor, media director and host of HBO Boxing podcast, Eric Raskin. The two touch on Wilder vs Fury, the end of HBO boxing and the age old question of how do we fix scoring in boxing. Next 34 and 0, number one pound for pound female boxer, the First Lady, Cecilia Braekhaus calls into the podcast to discuss her fight this Saturday night on the final HBO boxing card. We round out episode 140 with a call from author of Punching from the Shadows: Memoir of a Minor League Professional Boxer, Glen Sharp.


8 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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Ep 122: Teofimo Lopez & Robert Easter's Trainer, Kevin Cunningham

Woodsy dials up the champ, Teofimo Lopez to talk about his recent win.  He talks about fracturing his hand, his surgery, and the corner conversations during the fight. Teofimo gives us a taste of what we should expect for him, and names his top P4P fighter. Then Woodsy calls Kevin Cunningham to get some fight predictions on his fighters like Robert Easter.


24 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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EP 150: Michael Bentt, Jessie Vargas, Rolando Romero, and Gabe Oppenheim

Talkbox turns 150 today, and it is a stacked card. First off, we have former world heavyweight champion and subject of Netflix series "Losers" first episode, Michael Bentt. Michael talks trials and tribulations that has built his acting skills and character. The Queens native also goes into his honest feelings of how he won and lost the heavyweight title of the world. Next we have a pair of boxers with some big fights coming up. Two weight world champ, Jessie Vargas, talks about challenging himself in a new division and wanting to be a three weight class world champ. Mayweather Promotions prospect, Rolando Romero, shows off some confidence and shares some good stories of how he met Floyd. We'll also hear what he is expecting for the future of his career as he talks a little smack about possible opponent, Ryan Garcia.  Closing episode 150 is author and character, Gabe Oppenheim. Gabe currently runs his own blog and shares how he fell in love with the sport of boxing in his first project in Philadelphia. He also has some insightful thoughts on where he stands in the sport he loves and hates. A lot of personality in this conversation! Check out Talkbox podcast, which is live now! Thank you to all those loyal followers. Here's to 150!

1hr 48mins

5 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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EP 163 (PART 1): Kelly Pavlik, Matthew Macklin, Chris Mannix

Talkbox! Here to recap a HUGE weekend is Woodsy and friends. First up, we catch up with Kelly Pavlik and what he's up to these days. If you heard him on the Joe Rogan podcast, you get to hear him again and hear what's going on for the former middleweight champ.  Up next, former possible opponent and middleweight contender, Matthew Macklin. Matthew brings his accent and the widsom he accrued throughout his sixteen year career. He was ringside on Saturday night for the Joshua-Ruiz card. Here what he has to say and more! Rounding out the first half of episode 163 is fellow podcaster and SI Boxing contributor, Chris Mannix. He called the fight for Joshua-Ruiz and he shares his thoughts on the impact that upset will have on the sport.  Keep an eye for part 2 of episode 163, but not before you check out this episode on Talkbox!


4 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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EP 167: Kathy Duva, Jerry Forrest, Gordon Marino

Talkbox! Episode 167 is here for you and a good A side leads things off. Main Events CEO, Kathy Duva, shares some light into the matchmaking world. She also addresses the rumours of the Canelo Kovalev showdown. Tons of educational and good conversation from Kathy you definitely do not want to miss.  Jerry Forrest is on at Talkbox, sporting his strong 25-2 record in the heavyweight division. He talks on fellow prospect Jermain Franklin and shares how he thinks the fight will go down. Definitely a fight you do not want to miss coming up on July 12th. Finally, Gordon Marino joins Woodsy to close the show. The two chit chat about Gordon's new book, like, and the boxing wisdom both men have from being around the sport from early on.  Everything is here and live on Talkbox 167!

1hr 10mins

2 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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EP 191: Teofimo Lopez, Karlos Balderas, Brian Mcintyre, Lukie Boxing, Randy Gordon, Joe Santoloquito

Talkbox right before the holidays! We have Teofimo Lopez leading things off. The newly crowned champ graces us with his presence and also talks future bout with Lomachenko.  Karlos Balderas has a fight coming up in the more near future. He fights this Saturday and is looking to heat things up in the 130lb division. BoMac is on! He had the best seat in the house for Crawford-Mean Machine. Hear from Bud's head trainer on how much credit he gives Mean Machine, and how he's doing after the big MSG card. Lukie Boxing is the go to man in amateur boxing and is up next. Woodsy asks him to give us a strong watch list for next year's Olympic squad, and he also a recap of the Olympic trials this past weekend.  Randy Gordon is a contributor on NYFights. He shares his thoughts from this weekend. Joe Santoloquito is President of the BWAA. He gives us the ballots and nominees for this year's awards. 

1hr 3mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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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 promotor hat on to discuss the Real Deal Boxing's card this coming weekend at Resorts World Casino in New York City. 


15 Nov 2017

Rank #19

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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 technically and mentally from the loss to Ramirez and what fans can expect next from him. 


20 Dec 2017

Rank #20