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An inside look at the world's greatest boxing bouts, telling the true entire story of the build-up, breakdown, and aftermath. You will look at the fights and the fighters in a different way.

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An inside look at the world's greatest boxing bouts, telling the true entire story of the build-up, breakdown, and aftermath. You will look at the fights and the fighters in a different way.

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Legendary Nights

Latest release on Jul 10, 2020

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An inside look at the world's greatest boxing bouts, telling the true entire story of the build-up, breakdown, and aftermath. You will look at the fights and the fighters in a different way.

Rank #1: The Tale Of Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward

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The Gatti-Ward trilogy, fought from May of 2002 to June of the following year, really did have everything: broken bones, a busted eardrum, a “Round of The Century,” relentless trading and constantly switching momentums, blood and plenty of guts and, after it was all over, respect – with respect between the two fighters being huge and respect from the entire boxing world dutifully pouring in.

Sean & Johnston look back on what was arguably the best boxing trilogy in the history of the sport, with a full build-up, breakdown, and aftermath of what defines "Legendary Nights"

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Apr 03 2020

1hr 24mins

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Rank #2: The Tale Of George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali "The Rumble In The Jungle"

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The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974. Held at the 20th of May Stadium (now the Stade Tata Raphaël), pitted the undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman against challenger Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion. The event had an attendance of 60,000 people.

Sean & Johnston go back to 1974 to explore one of the greatest nights in boxing history as Muhammad Ali at the age of 32 attempted to make history and beat the champion, George Foreman. 

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Mar 13 2020

1hr 22mins

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Rank #3: The Tale Of Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns

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Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns (originally billed as "The Fight", referred to afterward as "The War"[citation needed]), was a world middleweight championship boxing match between undisputed champion Marvin Hagler and challenger Thomas Hearns, the world junior middleweight champion, who had gone up in weight for the bout.

Sean & Johnston dive into the greatest eight minutes of boxing in history as Marvin Hagler & Thomas Hearns produced a classic!

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Feb 28 2020

59mins

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Rank #4: The Tale Of Aaron Pryor vs Alexis Arguello

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It’s November 1982 and the sport of boxing is bigger than ever. Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Thomas Hearns are all mainstream stars and fight fans enjoy championship matches on free cable TV almost every weekend. Rocky III is a huge hit in theaters and just a few months previous, one of the richest fights of all-time had taken place, Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney.

The Battle of the Champions was a term used by promoter Bob Arum regarding the super lightweight boxing match between Aaron Pryor and Alexis Argüello on November 12, 1982.

Sean & Johnston take a trip to the 1980s as they breakdown the build-up, fight breakdown and aftermath of Aaron Pryor vs Alexis Arguello

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Feb 21 2020

1hr 38mins

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Rank #5: The Tale Of Sugar Ray Robinson vs Jake LaMotta "The St Valentines Day Massacre"

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Of all the great rivalries in boxing, that between Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta stands apart. First, these were two all-time greats. Even early in their careers, fight fans regarded both as rare talents, destined for championship status. Second, their personalities and ring styles were perfect contrasts to one another: LaMotta the brutish” Bronx Bull,” Robinson the stylish “Prince of Harlem.” And third, they locked up six times, the battles becoming more competitive and exciting as the rivalry unfolded. And while Robinson vs LaMotta I was a clear-cut win for Sugar Ray, the two fought on close to even terms over their next four meetings. But their sixth and final clash is the most famous for the fact it was a massacre, the legendary “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.”

Sean & Johnston take you back to that eventful night in 1951 with a full build-up breakdown and aftermath.

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Feb 14 2020

1hr 12mins

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Rank #6: The Tale Of Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling

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Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling refers to two separate fights between the two which are among boxing's most talked about bouts. Schmeling won the first match by a knockout in round twelve, but in the second match, Louis won through a knockout in the first round. Although the two champions met to create a pugilistic spectacle remarkable on its own terms, the two fights came to embody the broader political and social conflict of the times.

As the most significant African American athlete of his age and the most significant African-American boxer since Jack Johnson, Louis was a focal point for African American pride in the 1930s. Moreover, as a contest between representatives of the United States and Nazi Germany during the 1930s, the fights came to symbolize the struggle between democracy and nazism. Louis' performance in the bouts made him one of the first true African American national heroes in the United States.

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Feb 10 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: The Tale Of Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito II

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss the tale of Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito from December 2011, in which they discuss the careers of both men in the lead up to the rematch including the first fight and the scandal that was Margarito's hand wraps.

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Jan 21 2020

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: The Tale Of Marvin Hagler vs Sugar Ray Leonard "The Superfight"

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Sean & Johnston sit down and discuss the epic encounter between Marvin Hagler & Sugar Ray Leonard from April 6th 1987. 

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Jan 19 2020

1hr 29mins

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Rank #9: The Tale Of Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier III "The Thrilla In Manilla"

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss the final bout of the epic trilogy between Muhammad Ali and Smokin Joe Frazier from 1975

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Jan 18 2020

1hr 15mins

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Rank #10: The Tale Of Chris Eubank vs Michael Watson I

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss the WBO Middleweight title clash between Chris Eubank & Michael Watson from 1991

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Jan 17 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #11: The Tale Of Carl Froch vs Jermain Taylor

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss Carl Froch vs Jermain Taylor from April 2009 

Episode voted for by the users of Twitter

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Jan 16 2020

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: The Tale Of Mike Tyson vs James "Buster" Douglas

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss one of the biggest shocks in boxing history as Mike Tyson & James Buster Douglas faced off in Tokyo in February 1990

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Jan 15 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #13: The Tale Of Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera I

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera from February 2000 for the WBC/WBO super bantamweight championships of the world 

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Jan 14 2020

56mins

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Rank #14: The Tale Of Evander Holyfield vs Lennox Lewis

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss Evander Holyfield vs Lennox Lewis from March 1999 for the WBA/IBF/WBC & Lineal heavyweight championship of the world 

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Jan 13 2020

58mins

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Rank #15: The Tale Of Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard I

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On June 20, 1980, Leonard returned to the Olympic Stadium in Montreal to defend his title against Roberto Durán before a crowd of 46,317. Durán, the former Undisputed World Lightweight Champion for 6 1/2 years, had a record of 71–1 and was the #1 welterweight contender and considered the best "Pound for Pound" fighter in the world. Durán received $1.5 million and Leonard, working for a percentage of the closed-circuit gate as well as a guarantee, received over $9 million.

Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard "The Brawl in Montreal" from 1980

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Jan 10 2020

1hr 2mins

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Season One Wrap Up

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Sean & Johnston look back on the origins of the series and how it came to be what you hear today. Also, the joys of research and editing are discussed to explain what it takes to put an episode together. 

Finally, the lads provide their series highlights along with plans for a second season in the fall of 2020. 

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Jul 10 2020

38mins

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The Tale Of Ken Norton v Larry Holmes

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It is arguably the greatest heavyweight championship fight ever staged in Las Vegas.

Larry Holmes fought Ken Norton at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the WBC heavyweight title on June 9, 1978. Holmes had beaten big bad Earnie Shavers three months earlier in a title eliminator, and Norton, who was 40-4 going in, looked to give the 27-0 Holmes a run for his money and boy did he ever!

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Jul 06 2020

1hr 14mins

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The Tale Of Israel Vázquez vs Rafael Márquez

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The rivalry between Israel Vázquez and Rafael Márquez was a series of four boxing matches that took place between 2007 and 2010, which has been described as "the most entertaining fight series in recent boxing history", and has been compared with two other notable series of fights in the decade: Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward and Erik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera. The second fight in the series was named Ring Magazine fight of the year for 2007, while the third fight won the award in 2008.

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Jun 23 2020

1hr 5mins

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The Tale Of Evander Holyfield vs Riddick Bowe

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Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe was a professional boxing match that took place on November 13, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was contested for the undisputed world heavyweight championship, which consisted of the WBA, WBC, IBF, and Lineal championships. After much anticipation from the result of the first fight, Bowe and Holyfield would meet twice more in what turned in to one of the greatest boxing trilogies ever.

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May 22 2020

1hr 20mins

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The Tale Of Joe Calzaghe vs Jeff Lacy

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Joe Calzaghe vs. Jeff Lacy was a boxing match that took place on March 4, 2006, in Manchester, England for the WBO, IBF, & The Ring titles. Dubbed "Judgement day", it pitted long-time WBO champion Calzaghe against up and coming IBF champion, American Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy.

It's March 2006 and it is Judgement Day in Manchester as Joe Calzaghe goes into the biggest fight of his life as he takes on IBF Super Middleweight champion Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy dubbed a mini Mike Tyson. Sean & Johnston relive this night from the build-up to a performance that would change the face of the division for years to come. 

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May 04 2020

1hr 8mins

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The Tale Of Kostya Tszyu vs Ricky Hatton

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Kostya Tszyu vs. Ricky Hatton was a professional boxing match contested on 4 June 2005 for the IBF Light Welterweight championship. The 22,000 who attended the bout at the Manchester Arena witnessed one of the biggest upsets in British Boxing History.

Sean & Johnston relive one of Britain's boxing hero's Ricky Hatton making his mark in history taking on the pound for pound third best fighter in the world Kostya Tszyu

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Apr 24 2020

1hr 8mins

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The Tale Of Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward

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The Gatti-Ward trilogy, fought from May of 2002 to June of the following year, really did have everything: broken bones, a busted eardrum, a “Round of The Century,” relentless trading and constantly switching momentums, blood and plenty of guts and, after it was all over, respect – with respect between the two fighters being huge and respect from the entire boxing world dutifully pouring in.

Sean & Johnston look back on what was arguably the best boxing trilogy in the history of the sport, with a full build-up, breakdown, and aftermath of what defines "Legendary Nights"

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Apr 03 2020

1hr 24mins

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The Tale Of George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali "The Rumble In The Jungle"

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The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974. Held at the 20th of May Stadium (now the Stade Tata Raphaël), pitted the undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman against challenger Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion. The event had an attendance of 60,000 people.

Sean & Johnston go back to 1974 to explore one of the greatest nights in boxing history as Muhammad Ali at the age of 32 attempted to make history and beat the champion, George Foreman. 

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Mar 13 2020

1hr 22mins

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The Tale Of Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns

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Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns (originally billed as "The Fight", referred to afterward as "The War"[citation needed]), was a world middleweight championship boxing match between undisputed champion Marvin Hagler and challenger Thomas Hearns, the world junior middleweight champion, who had gone up in weight for the bout.

Sean & Johnston dive into the greatest eight minutes of boxing in history as Marvin Hagler & Thomas Hearns produced a classic!

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Feb 28 2020

59mins

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The Tale Of Aaron Pryor vs Alexis Arguello

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It’s November 1982 and the sport of boxing is bigger than ever. Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Thomas Hearns are all mainstream stars and fight fans enjoy championship matches on free cable TV almost every weekend. Rocky III is a huge hit in theaters and just a few months previous, one of the richest fights of all-time had taken place, Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney.

The Battle of the Champions was a term used by promoter Bob Arum regarding the super lightweight boxing match between Aaron Pryor and Alexis Argüello on November 12, 1982.

Sean & Johnston take a trip to the 1980s as they breakdown the build-up, fight breakdown and aftermath of Aaron Pryor vs Alexis Arguello

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Feb 21 2020

1hr 38mins

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The Tale Of Sugar Ray Robinson vs Jake LaMotta "The St Valentines Day Massacre"

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Of all the great rivalries in boxing, that between Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta stands apart. First, these were two all-time greats. Even early in their careers, fight fans regarded both as rare talents, destined for championship status. Second, their personalities and ring styles were perfect contrasts to one another: LaMotta the brutish” Bronx Bull,” Robinson the stylish “Prince of Harlem.” And third, they locked up six times, the battles becoming more competitive and exciting as the rivalry unfolded. And while Robinson vs LaMotta I was a clear-cut win for Sugar Ray, the two fought on close to even terms over their next four meetings. But their sixth and final clash is the most famous for the fact it was a massacre, the legendary “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.”

Sean & Johnston take you back to that eventful night in 1951 with a full build-up breakdown and aftermath.

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Feb 14 2020

1hr 12mins

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The Tale Of Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling

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Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling refers to two separate fights between the two which are among boxing's most talked about bouts. Schmeling won the first match by a knockout in round twelve, but in the second match, Louis won through a knockout in the first round. Although the two champions met to create a pugilistic spectacle remarkable on its own terms, the two fights came to embody the broader political and social conflict of the times.

As the most significant African American athlete of his age and the most significant African-American boxer since Jack Johnson, Louis was a focal point for African American pride in the 1930s. Moreover, as a contest between representatives of the United States and Nazi Germany during the 1930s, the fights came to symbolize the struggle between democracy and nazism. Louis' performance in the bouts made him one of the first true African American national heroes in the United States.

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Feb 10 2020

1hr 7mins

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The Tale Of Eusebio Pedroza vs Barry McGuigan

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Sean & Johnston relive this historic night looking into the career of both men in the lead up to the fight, the build up, fight breakdown and aftermath.

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Feb 03 2020

1hr 24mins

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The Tale Of Hasim Rahman vs Lennox Lewis II

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Sean & Johnston breakdown the rematch between Lennox Lewis & Hasim Rahman. After losing his titles in a shock defeat Lewis was more determined than ever to make up for that horrible night in South Africa.

We cover the first bout and as always breakdown the build-up, fight night and aftermath of the second fight.

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Jan 27 2020

55mins

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The Tale Of John Murray vs Kevin Mitchell

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss John Murray vs Kevin Mitchell from 2011.

In the episode, they cover the career highlights leading up to the fight, the build-up, fight breakdown, and the aftermath for both men.

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Jan 23 2020

56mins

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The Tale Of Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez IV

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss the tale of Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez 4 from December 2012, in which they discuss the careers of both men in the lead up to the fourth encounter including the first three fights.

We cover the build-up to the event and breakdown the big fight with its dramatic ending!

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Jan 22 2020

1hr 7mins

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The Tale Of Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito II

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss the tale of Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito from December 2011, in which they discuss the careers of both men in the lead up to the rematch including the first fight and the scandal that was Margarito's hand wraps.

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Jan 21 2020

1hr 15mins

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The Tale Of Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss the ecstasy and agony that was Nigel Benn v Gerald McClellan from 1995

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Jan 20 2020

1hr 42mins

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The Tale Of Marvin Hagler vs Sugar Ray Leonard "The Superfight"

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Sean & Johnston sit down and discuss the epic encounter between Marvin Hagler & Sugar Ray Leonard from April 6th 1987. 

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Jan 19 2020

1hr 29mins

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The Tale Of Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier III "The Thrilla In Manilla"

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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss the final bout of the epic trilogy between Muhammad Ali and Smokin Joe Frazier from 1975

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Jan 18 2020

1hr 15mins

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