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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 blo ...
 
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In this episode Sean & Johnston look back at the episodes and discuss how the idea all came about and highlight some of the most notable moments throughout the course of the series. Subscribe & Follow (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI (…
 
It was early in the morning of June 17, 1966, a Friday. The 3 a.m. closing time at the Lafayette Grill drew near. What happened next would change the lives of famed boxer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, and John Artis forever! Part Two Features: One Summer Night in 1966 Life Behind Bars The Road To Retribution The Legacy Of "The Hurricane" Subscribe & F…
 
Rubin Carter a troubled youth from the mean streets of Clifton, New Jersey would live through his trials and tribulations during childhood, only to become a professional boxer and attempt to forge a career to the middleweight crown. However, one fateful night would change his life forever! Part One Features: The Early Beginnings A Troubled Youth Th…
 
Charles McCoy, the Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde of boxing, a trickster both inside and outside the ring. In this episode, we delve into the life and times of the man who would become a celebrity not just for his skills in the ring but his antics outside of it. (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) …
 
James Butler Jr came from the tough, unforgiving New York, and throughout his life, he would forge an unlikely friendship with a talented pair of brothers. His fledgeling boxing career would take off only for a moment of madness inside of the ring to spiral his life, love and friendships out of control, and commit the ultimate sin. (Apple) https://…
 
In the second part of the Don King story, Sean & Johnston pick up from the "Thrilla In Manilla" and tell the story of how at one time King ruled the heavyweight division with the like of Larry Holmes & Mike Tyson as his main men, but that was not without controversy as federal investigations and meetings with crime families intertwined into the lif…
 
Donald King is the American boxing promoter we all love to hate. He is known for his involvement in putting together some of the most historic boxing bouts. He has also been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction (later pardoned), and civil cases against him. In this two-part episode, Sean & Johnston present the story of hi…
 
As a follow up to Murder or Suicide? The Mysterious Death Of Arturo Gatti Sean & Johnston interview the author of "Killed In Brazil" Jimmy Tobin to discuss the inspiration behind the book along with what it takes to source the necessary information to be able to produce an informative and objective read. (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcas…
 
Tony Ayala Jr. was one of the most talented boxers to ever grace the ring in the light-middleweight division. He won 31 of his 33 pro bouts, and he was in line to compete for the division belt multiple times throughout his career. However, Ayala Jr. couldn’t control the inner demons in his personal life, and it led to a life of drugs and some of th…
 
Shaun Cummins was a British boxer who won the WBA Inter-Continental super welterweight title in 1992 and went on to fight for the British and European middleweight titles. After his career had ended life seemed to have taken an upward trajectory in his new role as bodyguard to boy band Blue and a doorman on the local night clubs, that was until an …
 
In this episode, we delve into the origins of how the mafia came to the forefront of boxing which included fixed fights, paid-off referees, greedy managers, misused boxers, and the mobsters who controlled it all Subscribe to the podcast (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) https://open.spoti…
 
Sean & Johnston examine a 1983 boxing bout that took place between undefeated prospect Billy Collins Jr. and Luis Resto. The fight was on the undercard for a bout between Roberto Durán and Davey Moore. Resto unexpectedly beat the highly touted Collins in a 10-round unanimous decision; however, after the fight, Resto's gloves were found to be missin…
 
It was July 1965 when former world light heavyweight champion Freddie Mills was found dead in his car, rifle by his side and blood oozing from his eye. The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide, but the case was far from closed. His family to this day deny that it was suicide and in fact, believe it was murder. In the episode, Sean & Johnston prese…
 
On July 11, 2009, Gatti was found dead in a hotel in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil, where he was on holiday with his Brazilian wife, Amanda Rodrigues, and their 10-month-old son. He was 37 years old. Gatti was to attend his sister's wedding the same day. Gatti's widow was charged with first-degree murder after the strap of her bag was found stained w…
 
In April 2010 a tragic set of circumstances would take place when WBC lightweight champion Edwin "El Inca" Valero was arrested for killing his wife after her body was found in a hotel room. Just the next day, Valero would be found dead in his cell after seemingly using his own clothes to hang himself in an apparent suicide. Sean & Johnston dive ins…
 
Carlos Monzón (August 7, 1942 – January 8, 1995) was an Argentine professional boxer who held the world middleweight title for 7 years, during which he successfully defended the title 14 times. His glamorous and violent life was avidly followed by the media, culminating with his trial for the murder of Alicia Muniz. Argentinians adored Monzon throu…
 
Canada based author Jimmy Tobin looked long and hard at the death of Arturo Gatti, a fighter who positively exemplified a 'never say die' attitude. Under curious circumstances, the pugilist perished in 2009. Did he kill himself? Was he offed? Will we every truly know? Talkbox digs in with Tobin about the Gatti legacy, which he examined in the forth…
 
In 1970, former heavyweight champion of the world Sonny Liston was discovered dead at his Las Vegas home by his wife and son. A coroner report came back stating he died of natural causes — many believe that the truth appeared to be much darker. Sean & Johnston take you on a journey through the life of the once heavyweight champion Sonny Liston whos…
 
An in-depth look into the side of boxing which many choose to ignore. From murders to match-fixing, wrongful imprisonments to conspiracy theories, we look at some of the most notable and obscure incidents that have taken place inside and outside of a boxing ring. Welcome to The Darker Side of Boxing Follow us on Twitter @darker_side_pod Facebook - …
 
Dr. Andrew Foy is a cardiologist, and the only cardiologist/boxing promoter in the US, and maybe the world. The Pennsylvania resident spoke to TALKBOX coming to the table with an intriguing skill set. His specialty is appraising research that has already been done. This seems a useful ability right now, as people sift through mountains of informati…
 
Talkbox back after turning 200 episodes old. Chief editor of The Ring magazine, Doug Fischer, starts the new era. Him and Woodsy talk horror stories in transportation, Fury glove conspiracy, and future of the sport. Kathy Duva is up next. She is the CEO of Main Event Promotions and worried about the coronavirus. Her and Woodsy talk Sergey "Krusher"…
 
Talkbox turns 200 today! And leading off the podcast is the 200+ weight class, heavyweight star in the making, Adam Kownacki. Adam talks strategy and selling out the arena for his upcoming show in Brooklyn, NY. Next up is the son of a legend, Young Holy, Evan Holyfield. He talks about writing a book and coming up as a prospect that was the son on o…
 
Filmed during fight week before Wilder Fury, here is a grouping of the fight week conversations with cornermen Mark Breland and Sugarhill Lewis, legends like George Foreman and Bob Arum, and more! Also in this bonus episode is kicked off by David Benavidez's trainer/father, Jose Benavidez.
 
Part 2 of Everlast Talkbox. Gene Kilroy is on the line and he was the former trainer to Muhammad Ali. We get his perspective on the Wilder Fury fight as he compares Wilder's first loss to the late great Muhammad Ali's first loss. Joet Gonzalez is back on the show! Woodsy got to know him more his last fight with Shakur. Now Joet gives us an update o…
 
LETS GO CHAMP! Everlast Talkbox podcast with episode 199 on deck for you. Leading off the pod is Top Rank leader, Bob Arum. He talks possible matchups for Terence Bud Crawford and also recaps for us the big weekend in Las Vegas. Teofimo Lopez is next, and he talks his upcoming bout with Lomachenko. Hear from Teo's point of view of #theTakeover. Las…
 
Micky Ward! The Fighting Pride of Lowell is joining Woodsy on today's podcast. Micky gives us a bit of what he went through in the legendary Gatti-Ward fights and then shares his thoughts on the sport of boxing today. Jerry Capobianco is the head trainer to Joe Smith and is next on the pod. He talks possible opponents for his fighter and tries to m…
 
Talkbox comes back and so is Jarrett Hurd! Jarrett is the former unified junior middleweight champ and he talks about his new approach and recent outing against Fransisco Santana. Malik Hawkins is next, and he's a Baltimore fighter headlining his first ShoBox card. He gives us plenty of reasons to keep an eye out for his Showtime card and his journ…
 
Woodsy is back and so is Julian Williams' trainer, Stephen Breadman Edwards. Breadman has a great conversation about his fighter's recent bout, PED's in the fight game, and just over all wisdom. Next is manager in the fight game, Rick Glaser. Rick is being inducted into the NY state boxing hall of fame and Woodsy congratulates him. Wrapping up part…
 
Woodsy is back with two great guests and his producer. Bob Arum phones in to give us an update on all things Top Rank. When is his new star signee, Inoue, debuting? What's the plan with Jarrell Miller? What does he think of Tyson Fury's testosterone regimen? It's all here for you and more! The next event is Charles Conwell. Some of you may remember…
 
Talkbox has a returning guest today. Art Lovely! Art is joining us in studio and is excited to "be back" in the 20's. Art is pushing 92 years old, so he has a lot of stories to tell as he shares his view on how women in boxing has changed so much. Mike Hilton is the main attraction this weekend in Trenton. He shares where he's at in his undefeated …
 
Talkbox's first pod of the year! So many questions heading into 2020, we have a man who can answer a few of them, Derrick James, leading off the show. Derrick is the head trainer of Jermell Charlo, Errol Spence, and others. He'll talk about everything, even the biggest fight on everyone's mind, a possible Spence vs Crawford. Jesse Hart is a light h…
 
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 …
 
Coming at you from Everlast's podcast studio, Woodsy phones in with Mick Conlan during Mick's big fight week. His rematch is scheduled for this Saturday, and we get to hear from Mick on how his preparations are going. George Foreman is making noise again! Not only does he have a new product hitting the market, but he has a great chat catching up wi…
 
The future of boxing, Jermall Charlo, opens things up on the podcast. He's the WBC middleweight champion and fighting this Saturday against Dennis Hogan in Brooklyn, NY. Another star, Devin Haney, joins the podcast. He is also a WBC champion in the lightweight division. We look forward to the future and see who this young star wants in 2020. Adam L…
 
Talkbox brings you Woodsy and Bob Arum this week! They get into a bit of everything as the legendary promoter and Woodsy talk politics, Deontay Wilder, and some upcoming fight cards. Next up is bantamweight contender, Elton Dharry. Dharry is coming off of a very close loss for a world title, and he shares a little bit of how he is doing afterwards.…
 
Part 2 of a stacked Talkbox podcast card kicks things off with Dennis Hogan. Dennis is fighting Charlo for the WBC Middleweight belt. He'll share how his camp is going in Florida and moving on from the controversial loss with Munguia. Abe Gonzalez is a contributor for NYFights.com. He's the man to listen to when it comes to up and coming prospects.…
 
Talkbox! Is back at you with Michael Woods. First up on the show is CEO of Mayweather promotions, Leonard Ellerbe. Leonard gives his two cents on the Wilder-Ortiz rematch and how his top fighter, Gervonta Davis, is doing leading up to his big Atlanta show. Next up, The Ring Magazine contributor, Vladimir Lik, is able to interpret and share his insi…
 
Talkbox with a new first in its four year existence! Michael Woods has a face off for two fighters with a scheduled rematch happening soon. It is Johnny Hernandez and Danny Gonzalez talking about their fight, history, and preparations to settle their beef once and for all. A bit of tension in the room, and Woodsy tries his best to manage these two …
 
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