AIR DATE: Sep 01 2022 15:22UTC
EPISODE: Episode 50
Diego Costa | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
Mike and Cedric discuss an undefeated Brazilian Diego ‘Dynamite’ Costa, an exciting super-middleweight.
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[, Music ]: what up talking fight fans thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of knuckle up featuring yours, truly mike orr and my man, cedric ben, in the den welcome back brother uh from your happy birthday yesterday, man, i bet it was a good one.
That’S probably why you weren’t able to make it into the show? Yes, yes, yes feeling good, just relaxing you know yeah! I hear that brother well welcome back.
We got a good one for all the folks out there today, man and we’re talking about diego dynamite costa.
Yes, guys much as much as he is a prospect.
He is older, he’s an older guy man.
He is of the nice right age of 36.
, but wow yeah, but he is eight no right now with five knockouts in the super.
Middleweight division he’s ranked 10th out of 69 in the uk, 82nd out of 1397 in the world and he goes by dynamita.
So diego dynamita costa, this guy, is fighting this weekend, guys against musa, and that is on the liam smith.
Undercard guys um.
You know he is a ko king.
You know he’s unbeaten in his eight fights, with five kos and with four of those coming quick inside three rounds.
Uh have you been watching any of his highlights? Yeah yeah i’ve been, i got his fights on here, um and uh.
I’D like to say he’s he’s uh.
Do you know anything about his amateur career? I know i know that uh he does have an amateur background.
I couldn’t find exact numbers on it, but what i am going to tell you is that he is an avid salsa dancer.
Okay and as much as you laugh as much as you laugh uh, you know, vasali lomachenko uh have also you know.
They have also taken up dancing to help with you know the sweet science of boxing and that fancy footwork.
As you can see, when you watch this guy in the ring, he does have a nice little.
You know pop in that step.
You can tell um he’s.
Also one of these guys that says that the dancing has helped uh with his power.
You know generating uh, generating all that power from the hips and the way it turns over, and you know learning how to yeah yeah yeah.
I um definitely uh what i was going to say before, and you know that the dancing ties into it.
It helps with it with the footwork and the head movement, um uh, he’s 36 years old, he’s definitely a young looking 36 years old.
That’S what i’m saying just like i’d like to think i’m a young looking 42 year old yo! Don’T worry, don’t worry brother! You are a young looking 42 because you know what i’m a young looking 41.
So there we go there we go and shout out shout out to sweet pea in the chat.
Thank you very much.
Virgo, okay, okay.
Yes, i am yes yeah! That’S that aka! My sister she she was bugging wan na know when you, when your birthday was and uh well, since you tuned into the show, i guess you found out.
Oh thank you.
Thank you honestly, costa here uh.
He first started boxing when he was living in spain and then costuming.
Sorry, sorry, sorry for cutting you off.
Let me forget what i was saying.
The reason why i brought the h thing up: yeah um is because it depends when he turned pro like you know.
Some guys, if you had a long amateur career like guys, you have like 200 amateur fights yeah at 36 years old you’re, basically done by then, but you know, maybe he was the guy that started late.
You know, there’s some guys.
For example, like bernard hopkins only started boxing when he was 19 right and then went went from there, so you know he looks like a if he didn’t have much of an amateur background.
Yeah just looking at him.
You know he looks like he’s young 32.
He doesn’t look like he has any gray hairs, yet nothing anything like that.
So you know we’ll see how far he can take it exactly exactly well, you know he he started.
He started boxing when he was living in spain uh and then he moved to manchester, to you know, make his uk professional debut in 2017.
, and that was a knockout victory against the previously unbeaten craig bunn uh.
And you know what that was a huge statement and since then uh you know, dynamite’s career has gone from strength to strength, wins over greg o’neill uh, joseph uh, obvious obasa um and then followed uh by a win over uh boris carrington uh in the contenders.
Vip promotions series and honestly, that was a dramatic stoppage that saw costa claim the phil martin trophy in a style making his mark in that light, heavyweight division.
Um, you know he trains, training at oliver’s, gym diego credits, his career to the late owner uh oliver harrison who guided him uh when he first arrived in the uk.
Previously, at you know previously, the home to former world champion rocky fielding and martin murray uh costa got way to go.
He’S got ways to go before reaching those you know heights, but now, with 8-0, with five knockouts, you know his career couldn’t have started much better.
To be honest, you know you know in his spare time he enjoys playing poker, but his main hobby outside of the ring, is dancing uh.
You know inspired by brazilian heritage.
Costa believes that salsa dancing has helped his footwork, and you know, with uh, with with power.
In the ring – and he acknowledges it – you know the turnover the hips is is helping him generate this knockout power um.
You know, and just like i said earlier, vasali lomachenko has also taken dancing to help him with boxing right, but at light, heavyweight costa’s power was obvious, having stopped five out of or five out of eight opponents and now dropping to super middleweight.
For this year’s ultimate box, seven uh – you know the rest of the field – will fear acosta’s immense punching power.
This guy has the ability to knock people out and end the fight with one punch.
You know he won’t be the most experienced fighter of the night.
You know just seven eight fights and five stoppages, but he will be the live wire in that series right.
You know all too often in boxing do fights shroud in hype and anticipation and fail to live up to it.
We’Ve all been there.
We’Ve all seen it these wicked fights are supposed to happen guys.
If you want to see a great fight of this kid, diego dynamite, costa, i call him a kid.
I can’t even call him a kid.
You want to see a wicked fight with this man.
Diego watch the fight against boris blade, boris the blade man watch, the fight that i got on.
That’S the fight that i’ve gone on this whole time right now, boris crain versus diego uh, costa, um, a great fight back and forth.
Casa has the edge a little bit and – and you know you talk about the footwork – you can see the footwork in the background, the only the the difference, not the difference, but um what i hope he can improve on a little bit is his head movement defense, Because yeah he’s cutting he’s cutting the ring off very good he’s cutting his opponent off speaking about diego he’s, cutting him off like he’s not just following him around the circle, he’s actually cutting him off, but in that process he’s getting hit with with a lot of Straight punches right down the middle yeah he’s keeping his hands up good, like blocking from the side but like and then and when he gets hit with a few in the middle, the ones from the side.
You know you forget about those ones, um he’s still winning the fight he’s still blocking most of them, but you know just just from a coaching perspective.
You know you know what and, and you can you couldn’t hit it spot on um.
You know the inaugural contender vip final brought together, two unbeaten punching powers, which were blade and dynamite.
Man – and you know, dynamite – is fighting this weekend and again putting his.
You know his o on the line against another gentleman um, who is 4-0 right now.
So the last time two of these unbeaten power punches got together.
You know he came out and uh the opening two rounds.
The boat was controlled by by oh [, Laughter ].
It was controlled by blade who managed to find uh a home for his oh another right hand.
He dropped him as he frustrated costa, who was missing with uh concerning regularity.
Nonetheless, the sheer desired determination of costa uh, never wilted and as the brazilian unwavering in pursuit of the taller opponent, closing the distance and having greater success in the third round.
Uh that indicated the tide of the belt was turning um.
You know blade looked to uh, regain his dominance at the start of the fourth landing, a variety of power rights unless that, despite connecting cleanly failed to hinder the progress of the manchester-based counterpart, mr dynamite, man um, you know reaping the re rewards of his resilience, casa’s Breakthrough came at the end of the fourth, when the trio of crisp right hands sent blade clattering to the canvas guys and the 26 year old, managed to beat the count before casa unleashed a final sinister flurry which dropped blade uh for a second time and caused A referee to step in and say you know what he’s had enough punishment and you’re watching this as i’m talking about it, which is great because, as i’m telling you, this story you’re watching it all unfold in front of you guys.
And if you want to see it too check it out, man, look it up our man, diego costa, taking on creighton [ Music ] check it out.
Man, boris, blade, creighton check it out.
It’S a great fight, you’re not going to be upset with it and guys.
We get to see him back in the ring this weekend on the liam smith undercard against musa moyo, who is 4-0, so we got these two four-and-oh guys, yeah.
Sorry, these two un defeated guys getting in the ring who’s gon na come who’s gon na prevail, who’s gon na come through with this wonderful uh victory this weekend, man.
Well you have anything else to say before we get out of here for the day: um.
No man uh, just on a quick side.
Note shout out.
Thank you to boxing canada for picking me to go on the finals family they’re, going to a trip with the national team i’ll be leaving september 9th to bulgaria with team canada.
There we go so uh, yeah yeah, shout out to boxing canada.
Here man, we in this game out here, people talking fight will be in bulgaria.
Fight will be in bulgaria.
You heard that september 9th to the 24th, with our man, cedric ben, who will be in somebody else’s den over in bulgaria.
I can’t wait guys.
This is gon na, be a great one.
Uh, that’s gon na be good, hey guys! Look for us, uh, ninth and tenth to uh, be out in brampton uh.
There’S some great fights out there we’ll be ringside for that.
While you are on your flight on your way to bulgaria and look out for us to be ringside with lee baxter on the 14th again at rebel entertainment, complex toronto, ontario, canada, you know what it is man, it’s your man mike orr and cedric ben sam, we’ll See you tomorrow same time same channel, you know what it is.
Man knuckle up.