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Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss the first mega fight of the year as Canelo takes on Billy Joe Saunders in a super middleweight clash with WBC, WBA & WBO titles on the line. Subscribe https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/btr-boxing-podcast/id1433752118 We are also available on Player FM, Spotify, and many more podcasting apps Follow us at: http…
 
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…
 
Ken Buchanan MBE is a Scottish retired professional boxer from Edinburgh and the former undisputed world lightweight champion. A clever boxer, Buchanan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and turned pro in 1965. He won both the Scottish and British lightweight crowns before traveling to the United States and gaining worldwide recognition. https://podc…
 
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…
 
Carl Froch vs. Jermain Taylor was a boxing super-middleweight fight between the newly crowned champion Carl Froch and former Undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor. The fight was held at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, the United States on April 25, 2009. Please Rate, Review & Subscribe Follow us at: https://twitter.com…
 
Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 2002. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which led to his boxing nickname of the Easton Assassin. Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, held the WBC heavyweight title from 1978 to 1983, The Ring magazine and lineal he…
 
In this episode Sean & Johnston look back over the big fights from the last eight weeks and the hot topics in boxing right now! Topics including: *Povetkin vs Whyte II *Estrada vs Gonzalez *Okolie vs Glowacki *The Welterweight Division *Conor Benn's future *The End For Carl Frampton *The Fringe Heavyweights That Can Go Far *Andrade vs Williams *The…
 
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…
 
Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas, billed as Tyson Is Back!, was a professional boxing match that occurred at the Tokyo Dome on February 11, 1990. The event is historically significant, as the then-undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson lost by knockout to the 42–1 underdog Douglas. The fight is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in…
 
Roy Levesta Jones Jr. (born January 16, 1969) is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship. He competed in boxing from 1989 to 2018, and held multiple world championships in four weight classes, including titles at middleweight, super middleweight, li…
 
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 …
 
Érik Morales vs Marco Antonio Barrera I, was a professional boxing match between the three-division and reigning WBO Super Bantamweight world champion Marco Antonio Barrera and reigning WBC Super Bantamweight world champion Erik Morales. It took place on February 19, 2000, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was name…
 
Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1940 to 1965. Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight. He was inducted into the In…
 
On 27th September 1986, Lloyd Honeyghan took on Donald Curry for the undisputed welterweight title. The fight took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and was televised by Showtime. At the time Curry was considered to be one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world with his only possible rival being Marvin Hagler. Honeyghan was given littl…
 
In this episode, Sean & Johnston 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) http…
 
Evander Holyfield vs. Lennox Lewis, billed as "Undisputed", was a professional boxing match contested on March 13, 1999 for the WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight Championships. The result was a draw or tie, specifically a split draw, which proved controversial. Sean & Johnston sit down to discuss Evander Holyfield vs Lennox Lewis from March 1999…
 
Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 2006. Nicknamed the "Motor City Cobra", and more famously "The Hitman", Hearns' tall, slender build and oversized arms and shoulders allowed him to move up over fifty pounds in his career and become the first boxer in history to win world titles…
 
In this episode Sean speaks to Irish light heavyweight Kevin Cronin who documents his journey into the sport and shares stories from his time being an amateur boxer to the transition of becoming a professional. Subscribe https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ones-to-watch/id1494218155 https://open.spotify.com/show/0qmuGAdvBzsJh8nyNDM1Hh We are also…
 
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…
 
Nigel Benn vs. Chris Eubank was a series of two professional boxing matches which took place on 18 November 1990 and 9 October 1993. Both Benn and Eubank fought at middleweight and super middleweight around the same time in 1985–97, and became rivals on both the domestic and world boxing scene. Benn won his first 22 consecutive bouts by knockout, e…
 
Roberto Durán Samaniego (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 2001. He held world championships in four weight classes: lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight, as well as reigns as the undisputed and lineal lightweight champion, and the lineal welterweight champion. He is al…
 
In the summer of 1981, only two boxers mattered in America: WBA welterweight champion Thomas Hearns, and WBC welterweight champion Sugar Ray Leonard. Since the previous fall, when both men won huge fights – Hearns knocking out the dangerous Pipino Cuevas; Leonard forcing the great Roberto Duran to quit — this was the biggest match boxing could offe…
 
Sean speaks to Jack Hughes, who is currently 6-2 as a professional boxer. We go on a journey of Jack's introduction to the sport and how he has overcome many challenges both physically and mentally on the route to him realising a dream. Subscribe https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ones-to-watch/id1494218155 https://open.spotify.com/show/0qmuGAdv…
 
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 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 $…
 
Marvin Hagler (born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler; May 23, 1954), also known as Marvelous Marvin Hagler, is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 1987. He reigned as the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, making twelve defenses of that title, and currently holds the highest knockout percentage of all undisputed …
 
Constantine "Cus" D'Amato (January 17, 1908 – November 4, 1985) was an American boxing manager and trainer who handled the careers of Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and José Torres, all of whom went on to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Subscribe https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/career-profiles/id1494210179 We are also av…
 
Sean speaks to current professional boxer Levi Giles who is undefeated in eight fights and talks about his journey through the sport and how the current global pandemic has affected his career. Levi would like to thank the following sponsors: Adam Coolage - Boston hydroponics Matt Keightley - total cladding Dean Youngs - dean build Mic Welbourne - …
 
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…
 
Diego Corrales vs. José Luis Castillo was a boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on May 7, 2005. The fight was a 12-round lightweight unification bout between Corrales and Castillo. Corrales, who had a career record of 39–2 with 32 knockouts, was the World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion. Castillo, at 52–6–1 with 46 knockouts, was the World B…
 
Michael Spinks (born July 13, 1956) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 1988. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the undisputed light heavyweight title from 1983 to 1985, and the lineal heavyweight title from 1985 to 1988. As an amateur he won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the …
 
Zuhayr Al- Qahtani, is a professional Boxer who lives in South London. He's recognised as the first professional boxer of Saudi heritage. With amateur record is over 50 fights and winning major tournaments. Subscribe https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ones-to-watch/id1494218155 https://open.spotify.com/show/0qmuGAdvBzsJh8nyNDM1Hh We are also ava…
 
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…
 
Jamie Moore & Matthew Macklin produced one of the greatest British fights in the mid 2000s, providing fans with a rollercoaster ride to remember. Please Rate, Review & Subscribe Follow us at: https://twitter.com/legendnightpod https://www.facebook.com/btrboxingpodcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/legendary-nights/id1493845050 Become a patr…
 
Sean & Johnston interview author of the book 'Smokin Joe' - The Life Of Joe Frazier to discuss everything from Mark's introduction into writing, his first experiences of live boxing and his time growing up through the legendary Ali-Frazier era. You can purchase the book via Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smokin-Joe-Life-Frazier/dp/0062654470/ref=…
 
Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old. Sean & Johnston break down the life and career of Iron Mike Tyson f…
 
Sean & Johnston recap on some moments in boxing history that happened on this day the 7th March which includes: 1987, Mike Tyson beats James 'Bonecrusher' Smith by unanimous decision in 12 rounds in Las Vegas for WBC / WBA heavyweight boxing titles. 1951, Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for 2nd time to win National Boxing Association …
 
Sean & Johnston recap on some moments in boxing history that happened on this day the 6th March which includes: 1964, Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to "Muhammad Ali", calling his former title a "slave name." 1985, Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes at 1:47 i…
 
Sean speaks to 1-0 Christian Otero who talks about how a troubled past brought him into the sport, which has changed his life. Subscribe https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ones-to-watch/id1494218155 https://open.spotify.com/show/0qmuGAdvBzsJh8nyNDM1Hh We are also available on more podcasting apps Follow us at: https://twitter.com/onestowatchpod …
 
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…
 
Naseem Hamed vs. Kevin Kelley was a professional boxing match contested on December 19, 1997 for the WBO featherweight championship. Sean & Johnston Brown sit down to discuss The Tale Of Prince Naseem Hamed vs Kevin Kelley Please Rate, Review & Subscribe Follow us at: https://twitter.com/legendnightpod https://www.facebook.com/btrboxingpodcast http…
 
Sean & Johnston recap on some moments in boxing history that happened on this day the 1st March which includes: 1949, Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retires with a 66-3-0 record including 52 KOs; defended the title a record 25 times. 1992, In a rematch of one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, Ghana's WBC sup…
 
Joseph William Calzaghe, CBE (/kælˈzæɡi/ kal-ZAH-gee; born 23 March 1972) is a Welsh former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2008. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring magazine and lineal super-middleweight titles, and the Ring light-heavyweight title. Subscribe https:…
 
In the opening episode, Sean speaks to Luke Byrne who is one of only three diabetic boxers in the world and has been on an incredible journey that has really only just begun Subscribe https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ones-to-watch/id1494218155 https://open.spotify.com/show/0qmuGAdvBzsJh8nyNDM1Hh We are also available on more podcasting apps Fo…
 
The sport we love so dearly is back once again, and we recap on the last two weeks of action, with some major upsets occurring. The discussion over recent matchmaking is had along with that aged old debate about poor scorecards rears it ugly head once again. Subscribe https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/btr-boxing-podcast/id1433752118 We are also…
 
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…
 
Carl Froch vs. George Groves billed as the Battle of Britain, was a professional boxing match contested on 23 November 2013 at the Manchester Arena. Carl Froch, the defending unified WBA (Regular) and IBF super-middleweight champion, defeated George Groves via technical knockout in the ninth round, although the ending was mired in controversy. Plea…
 
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