Angelo is joined by Tom to discuss whether or not Jaime Munguia is improving and ready to challenge the top guys, Joe Smith Jr's upset win over Jesse Hart, and the reaction Claressa Shields gets every time she fights. Plus, a look ahead at what lays ahead for Top Rank and their ESPN deal, the future of PPV boxing, FOX's continued investment in PBC, whether YouTube fights will continue, and who might be next to jump ship from their promoter/network.
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Angelo is joined by Fred and Tom to look back at the year. They discuss Canelo's contract situation, the current state of the heavyweight division, the ascendance of Errol Spence, pay-per-view's of the year, commentary in general, writers getting paid by promoters, and much more. Plus they hand out some awards for all the promoters and networks to make things fair.
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Angelo is joined by Tom and Fred to discuss Gervonta Davis's win over Yuriorkis Gamboa. Topics include Tank's performance, fan response, the weigh-in effects, what really happened with Gamboa's foot, and Tank's future. Plus, Jean Pascal and Badou Jack submit their entry for fight of the year, Jose Uzcategui's loss and how it changes perceptions of Caleb Plant, and a discussion on the successes pay-per-view rematches have had in the past and how that pertains to Wilder-Fury 2.
Angelo and Tom tackle a long list of questions from listeners. They discuss how they approach questions about all-time great fighters, how they would run DAZN if given the opportunity, prospects with a bright future, Top Rank and Matchroom taking more fights overseas, Terence Crawford's potential 2020, Floyd Mayweather's popularity, if Naoya Inoue is overrated, and much more. By the way, the episode was recorded before Wilder-Fury 2 was announced. Become a backer for more content over at...
Angelo is joined by Fred and Tom to discuss Jermell Charlo's late stoppage of Tony Harrison. They discuss the stoppage, the judge's scorecards, and if Jermell Charlo is now the #1 super welterweight in the world. Plus, where is his star power at, what could be next, and if pay-per-view is back in the cards. They also discuss the wild fight between Efe Ajagba and Iago Kiladze and Carlos Balderas's shocking upset. Then they break down Danny Jacobs's stoppage (?) of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and the...
Angelo is joined by Fred to break down Anthony Joshua's decisive victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. They get into what went wrong for Ruiz, how Joshua was able to transform himself, and Joshua's future at the heavyweight division. Plus the whole decision to put the fight in Saudi Arabia.
Angelo is joined by Fred for an in-depth preview of the Anthony Joshua's upcoming rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. Can Joshua correct his mistakes? Will the weight loss help? Is Joshua broken? Can Ruiz win a decision? Who's power is a bigger factor heading into the rematch? All these questions are asked plus more. Also, Top Rank heading overseas? And Jermall Charlo's title defense against Dennis Hogan.
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Angelo is joined by Fred in an immediate post-fight reaction pod. The guys break down Wilder's win over Luis Ortiz, they discuss if Wilder was getting outboxed or was it all calculated, if it was out of nowhere or not, and Wilder's power in an all-time context. Plus, They compare this KO to Wilder's previous highlights, FOX's promotion, the ticket sale controversy, Luis Ortiz's future and more.
Angelo is back with Tom to go in-depth to preview the Wilder-Ortiz pay-per-view rematch. Is this the best matchup for Wilder? Is this the most competitive heavyweight fight among titleholders? Who is under the most pressure in the main event? And what are our predictions for buys, attendance, and more. Plus, we discuss the undercard, Callum Smith's return, and the next Manny Pacquiao fight.
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Angelo is joined by Tom for a jam packed episode breaking down Canelo's huge win over Sergey Kovalev. Angelo and Tom break down how it happened, how much credit Canelo deserves, and what could possibly be next for Canelo now that he's taken Sergey Kovalev out and made a statement at 175. Plus, a discussion on DAZN's decision to wait for the UFC fight to finish before airing the main event. Also, Ryan Garcia's knockout, Miguel Berchelt's stoppage over Jason Sosa, and Brian Castano's future at...
Angelo is joined once again by Fred and Tom to break down the jam packed weekend. First they discuss Josh Taylor's big win over Regis Prograis. They discuss why they believe Taylor was able to get the win, whether things are over for Prograis, and the what the future holds for new unified super lightweight champion Josh Taylor. Plus, how did Shakur Stevenson look, was there anything to learn from his win over Joet Gonzalez, and if Stevenson can be great. Plus, a deep dive on the latest drug...
Angelo is joined by Tom and Fred to break down the big win Artur Beterbiev scored over Oleksandr Gvozdyk. They debate how much credit Beterbiev deserves, they examine where things went wrong for Gvozdyk, and who now is the best at 175 lbs. Plus, a look at perhaps a future Terence Crawford opponent, Crawford's official next fight, Gervonta Davis possibly fighting in Atlanta, the DAZN heavyweight stable, and the big showdown this weekend between Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis. Plus Shakur...
Angelo is joined by Tom to discuss the events from the past week. Errol Spence was in a car accident and they break down what we know, what we don't, what might have happened, what happens to the boxing world, and which celebrity accident does it compare to. Plus, a breakdown of Usyk's heavyweight debut, why Dmitry Bivol is a high risk low reward fighter, and the upcoming unification between Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev. Plus a whole bunch more.
Angelo is joined by Fred to go deep on what happened on Saturday night with Gennadiy Golovkin. Has Golovkin finally shown some signs of aging or was everyone sleeping on Sergiy Derevyanchenko including Golovkin. Plus, the incident with Claressa Shields and the way it was covered, Tyson Fury's WWE angle, and potential that Andy Ruiz Jr may be stripped by the IBF before he can get to his rematch with Anthony Joshua. All of this and more.
Angelo is joined by Tom and Fred for a breakdown of last night's pay-per-view. They discuss how the fight managed to be so entertaining, the punishment both guys took, the decision by FOX & PBC to go with Danny Garcia next, and the next chapter for Shawn Porter. Plus, a conversation about complaining, whether or not David Benavidez is the real deal, Mario Barrios's loss in victory, and much more.
Angelo is joined by Fred and Tom for a big preview of the upcoming pay-per-view. They discuss the justification for why or why not this fight should be on pay-per-view, how much people know about what success means in pay-per-view terms, where Spence stands historically in his quest to become the biggest draw in boxing, and more. Plus a breakdown of the undercard and more. Plus, a wild finish on the topic of what you see or don't see at weigh-ins.
Angelo is joined by Fred for a jam packed episode. They discuss Tyson Fury's close call with Otto Wallin. Did he get the benefit of the doubt? Is there room for a conspiracy? Should Fury have been stopped? They discuss these questions and wonder if ESPN did the right thing informing Fury's corner his cut was from a punch. Also, they break down the whole Ryan Garcia situation and his potential ugly split with Golden Boy should things get really bad, Canelo officially signing to face Kovalev,...
Angelo is joined by Fred and Tom to discuss Lomachenko's victory of Luke Campbell. What is Lomachenko's ceiling? Was this fight closer than it appeared? Was there anything to criticize Lomachenko for? All these questions are asked, plus a discussion on his future and 2 interesting, but unlikely fights for Loma. Plus, a full breakdown of the undercard featuring Hughie Fury losing, Charlie Edwards losing sort of, and Joshua Buatsi. Also, a look at the mismatch between Erislandy Lara and Ramon...
Angelo is joined by Fred for a very loose in-depth conversation of Sergey Kovalev's win over Anthony Yarde and his future going forward. Why did Kovalev struggle, how was the commentary, and what happens if he chooses to fight middleweight franchise champion Canelo Alvarez? Also, Andy Ruiz Jr proves his critics wrong by getting a new deal in his rematch with Anthony Joshua despite reporting that he had no leverage. Also, the repercussions of Canelo getting a lawyer, the UFC's antitrust...
Angelo is joined by Fred and Tom on a deep dive into a few topics on this slow boxing week. The guys break down what we know about the upcoming boxing venture headed by Dana White. What can they possible do, what are the hurdles, and of course, why are they coming to boxing? Plus, a look at ESPN's matchmaking and decision making in 2019 and why they seem to be declining at a rapid rate. Plus, who is to blame. And it's a year into the DAZN deal so it's time to look at what they've done right...
Angelo is joined by Fred to break down the bizarre decision to take the rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua to Saudi Arabia. From a fight where Ruiz had no leverage to forcing it onto "neutral ground", the guys break down the decision from every possible angle. They ask why they are going there, if fans should be upset with the decision, and if there is any way the fight doesn't actually happen. Plus an in-depth discussion on drug testing and Victor Conte's role, Billy Joe...
Angelo is joined by Fred for a deep dive on the growing feud between Canelo Alvarez and his broadcaster (DAZN) and promoter (Golden Boy Promotions). Is there potential for Canelo to become a free agent? Can we see a court battle? And where did this whole ordeal begin? We trace it all the way back and bring it to today.
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Angelo is joined by Fred for a jam packed episode. The two break down the fantastic Jose Ramirez vs Maurice Hooker unification and debate on the future of Ramirez going forward. Plus they provide a theory for why Eddie Hearn's guys seem to lose when they step to the world stage. They also look over Gervonta Davis's big numbers and his performance, speculating on whether or not he's the most valuable young fighter in the sport. Plus, a break down of the Dillian Whyte failed drug test...
Angelo is joined by Fred, Leo, and Lex for a discussion on the Pacquiao-Thurman card and what the story of the fight was. They breakdown the undercard, review Dillian Whyte's performance against Oscar Rivas and discuss if Whyte is actually any good or not, and have a conversation around the different approaches to covering the sport between FOX, DAZN, and the late-HBO. Plus a whole lot more like Canelo's postponement of his fight and the trouble over at Golden Boy, Mikey Garcia's potential...
Angelo is joined by Fred for an immediate post fight reaction pod. They go in-depth on the Pacquiao-Thurman fight. Did Pacquiao turn back the cards? Were the cards right? Did Thurman's layoff and injuries cause him to lose? How did Pacquiao win the fight? Who should they fight next? All this and more on this post-fight episode.