AIR DATE: Aug 08 2022 16:25UTC
EPISODE: Episode 34
Mea Motu Live Interview | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric
Waterford native and Irish boxer Erin Walsh aims to add another title to her growing collection of trophies, and she recently competed for the New Zealand national team in Birmingham at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. However, the hard-hitting dual Irish and New Zealand citizen will still be proudly representing her home country when she steps into the ring.
Watch Knuckle Up’s Mike Orr and Cedric Benn, who always discuss up-and-coming young, hungry, and (usually) undefeated boxers during his live daily show at 4pm EST (9pm UK) on TalkinFight.com or YouTube.com/c/TalkinFight
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[, Music ]: what’s up my talking fight fans thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of knuckle up female friday edition the end of the week for peach boxing stables holy crow and we have a good one for you, we have in the house again, for i Don’T know, i think it’s maybe a fourth or fifth time we got mia motu joining us for female friday.
Thank you for coming to the show again and taking time out of your busy schedule to come.
Talk to us welcome.
Thank you glad to be back on yeah, definitely and rounding out the week of peach boxing.
You know you got me on to this stable of great fighters and great coaching and great management and uh.
You know i got ta say you guys are all undefeated peach.
Boxing is definitely making a statement in the world of boxing and it all started with me stumbling onto you and you doing what you do best and that’s whooping ass in the ring.
You’Ve got another belt and uh.
Now i think that’s four: are you holding four titles now full titles? Now what what’s? What’S the newest one that you added to their resume um? That would have been a featherweight, okay or lightweight? No lightweight sorry, the light weight, yeah man, you got you’re, just stacking them all up and you’re scheduled to fight next weekend.
Let’S talk about that one, i’m super excited, i’m always excited to see you in the ring.
You know what it is like.
Oh, i i enjoy watching you do your work and i know the fans out there enjoy watching you do your work as well uh.
How have you been getting ready for it uh? Why don’t you walk us through what you’ve been doing prepping for this big fight? Next weekend, um this one, this fight is for this.
Preparation has been it’s been challenging.
A lot of frustration on my side is just about like because i’ve also been like sick, and i asked and all that properly sorted.
Finally, my training like mentally his my physicals has been really good, but mental frustrating i over think everything, but i finally like the last two weeks, so it’s been really good.
It’S been really exciting, like this definitely definitely challenging, but also fun, like i’ve learned, a lot about which is really good right.
Honestly, um from watching you progress, uh, you know throughout all your victories and all your titles honestly, you you, you get better every time.
I see you in the ring uh.
I know that’s due to your great coaching isaac who we had on the show at the beginning of the week, because you know this was the week of peach boxing um ex explain the intensity to these people out here.
Of of how intense isaac is in the gym as he is, while we were interviewing him elaborate on his intensity for us all, please, oh the best way i can describe isaac for he.
It’S not like it is intense, but to me it’s more powerful to people like a lot of people like if they came in the gym to them, they would think like if they were, but for us it’s passionate like if you get to know him, be passionate And he 100 percent, like okay, every single one of us to be champions like that’s all he sees, and you feel that when he trains us right and like it’s there’s no fake fake he’s.
Just black and white he’ll tell you how it is he’s real straight up which i like with us, even if we don’t like to hear it.
He’Ll still tell us, and what’s that that’s the only way we learn so he definitely took like.
Let me step out on the out, like the international scene like if people were to like at the fighters, it’s just like really yeah our coaches already mentally.
For all that, so that’s the best thing.
That’S the best way.
I can he’s just so passionate and he’s got definitely anything else.
Yeah he’s definitely he’s definitely got your best interests at hearts.
Man he’s definitely looking every move that he’s been making is a calculated.
You know end ending game like he’s, trying to get to an end point and he’s making every move calculated, and you can see it and you know he’s getting you guys.
The right kind of exposure he’s getting you guys.
The right kind of fights he’s keeping you guys busy.
You know you guys, like me, i’m pretty sure you fought, i think 10 times in a calendar year like last year.
So you know oh, like that’s how perfect he is yeah.
I think i think you might have actually been like one of the busiest professional fighters in the world at that point like ten times in a year is a lot of times to fight so cedric you wan na you wan na jump in here.
I know you do brother, yes, yes, sir, for being late um, i was just wondering we heard about the great head coach.
Do you have any assistant coaches at the gym too, to help out? Oh 100? So like there’s, this he’s the main like head coach and then there’s bob boyz, which is isaac’s brother isaac’s, like that’s very he’s, like all the technical back, then isaac isaac’s more out there, where boaz is just like real quiet.
He’S really he’s really good, like really sharp got really sharp eyes, he supports and helps isaac like they.
They work their best conversation together and then with just isaac’s wife, who helps me a lot as well.
She helps me through my condition, technical stuff, because i train with her a lot more as well, so we’ve got a really strong, eight of coaches like we have isaac and then we’ve got boaz and they communicate it’s a power team.
I’D say our team outlane.
Definitely definitely it doesn’t takes more than one coast to have, especially the big stable that you guys got.
That’S why i was wondering how how one guy could take care of everyone, but obviously you got a team uh, that’s helping out right, um yeah.
What can you say, a successful team? Let’S not forget that all the prospects that we’ve talked about this week are undefeated and they’re keeping busy, and you know what they’re not taking easy fights here like mia you’re fighting this weekend coming up or sorry not this weekend.
Following weekend, you’re fighting – and this is one of like this – is the first time you’re fighting at your weight class.
I believe like in a long time.
Yes, so you know like you’re you’re, taking fights up up the scale like crazy.
Like you know, it’s you guys.
You guys are what you guys are warriors.
You do battle, that’s what it is.
You guys are set up to get in there and do battle, and i love it speaking um, just just about training in general.
Have you obviously you’re fighting next week, so without giving your your obvious game plan about what you’re gon na do um just in general, you know in training camp.
Have you added anything that um? You know some new parts of your game that we should look forward to seeing.
Oh i’ve added.
A lot like, i think different, as this has been the most challenging camp for me personally, is by.
I feel fire, like probably i’m like, i feel more, that’s what i feel and and i’ve had a really good um sparring, but it was really shut up and slick which i’m lucky to have.
I’Ve got that because normally it’s inspiring for me and i’ve always got to spy like the big ones, but i finally found someone unlike and very slick and fast, and so that’s how it takes too good and learned a lot about my stuff sparring him as well.
So it’s been really good.
Do you find? Do you find uh since now that you’re able to get a fight at your weight uh? Do you feel you’re gon na be faster in the ring? This time you think you’re, uh, you’re, going to be more explosive, quicker you’re, actually really excited to really see how strong i will be at my weight division, and i don’t know what it’s like to fight girls smaller than me, bigger girls, and not realizing that i Was like, i was fighting baby girls, but them [, Music.
Didn’T look like that when i was in the rain right right.
What was it? Her name was michaela jenkins.
She was a big girl yeah.
I got that fight on right now.
I got that fight on right now on my laptop i’m telling you.
If you got that fight on right now, i think it’s about six minutes into it watch the punches that mia gives this girl in the face.
I am so surprised that i was trying to.
I was i was, i was trying not to interrupt you guys.
I was watching watching while we’re in the middle of you guys.
I didn’t want to interrupt.
I tell you yeah, oh my gosh, that was a crazy fight down from like it was something like that.
She cut right right down, yeah oh yeah.
She was a heavy girl for that, one for sure yeah, like almost 10 pounds, almost 10 pounds.
What did you mention before that? This was your toughest training camp like for this fight? Yeah me.
Why is that? Why is that? Can you expand a little bit on that just because, like with all the fights that i’ve had and then like, i know what i’ve been through for each camp i’ve just like for me: i’ve been over analyzing everything, overthinking everything so from myself, and then, of course, So much stress and that i’m forgetting about getting boxing the best way.
To put it, i was treating my boxing training like it was my depression, the love that i i have for it for this camp as realized that within like two weeks ago, and i was like well, we could go.
I was like this is my love.
This is what i enjoy.
This is my passion.
It’S not a joke, because i was treating it like a generations for myself, i had a high standing and i was like getting frustrated like not enough, and i was beating myself up that it was ruining my my training as well.
It’S my passion.
I love it.
This is what i love doing.
It’S my drive and we love watching you do it.
I do i do i love watching you bash these girls out.
I can’t wait to see you next weekend.
I’M definitely tuning in for that one guys.
You need to tune in for this one you’re going to be your own weight class.
Honestly, i i think i think you i’m i’m predicting a knockout, i’m thinking she’s, going to win the knockout of the week that week, i’m calling for it for the second or third time.
Would that be your second or third it’ll? Be it’ll, be your second one.
Yeah secret one there you go yeah, definitely cedric! You have any questions.
Man keep asking, go um! Yes, yes did you as far as like sparring and stuff like that, because i know just in general, it’s hard for for top level females to find good sparring.
You know a lot of them have to spar with guys and stuff.
Like that, i know you have aaron walsh in your stable too, so you get a lot of sparring with her and like how.
How does that work? Because i guess i know it’s tough.
For top level females to get to get good sparring to challenge you, so how does that work? Um yeah? We definitely always inspire me and aaron uh.
Just i haven’t had her for sparring because she is my main sparring partner aggressive and hits the most the hardest out of all female 3 she’s.
Oh, if you see us by watching a fight like it’s a war, okay, we’re fighting that’s great yeah.
Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to make it today.
She was gon na join you, but it’s okay, it’s okay! She will get her again.
I know she’s.
She did the commonwealth and then uh.
She flew, i guess back home to ireland to visit some family after some training.
So we’ll definitely have to get her in here again should definitely be happy to be back there, but i’m missing her back on this side, though.
Like being my spirit mia, do i see a new tattoo that you got on your neck here? Is this new? Oh yes, i do.
Oh, what’s this one? What’S up peach boxing? Oh wow, that’s dedication! Wow! That is loyalty.
That’S dedication! That’S brilliant! That’S good! I like it! That is loyalty too, but if you understood my story yeah the reason why i got this was because people found unhappiness.
I have found happiness that i never thought i could find.
I feel valued, i feel valued and i and my gym has given me that and i get it just because i’m so proud of my gym.
I am absolutely proud of every single teammate and you know i see them fight, i’m like yeah.
That’S my i’m so proud of every single one of them, especially david me sunny and ahmed and eric friend, like we’re the main ones, but i’m so proud of them.
My coach and his family have done an amazing job with us.
All they’ve worked so hard.
This bunch, but man you should, let’s see how stable, like look, how strong out my if our team’s going to take over the world and man and we’re going to take over the world and we’re real you’re, not fake.
You get us we’ll tell you how it is, and that’s like yeah that that’s my story, why i got it because i’m proud and that’s not giovanna, that badge of art definitely you’re wearing you’re wearing your stripes on your neck, forget putting it on your sleeve wear Them stripes on your neck show the world right.
That’S that is my strength.
Yeah yeah yeah, much respect to that.
That’S um! You know that that just shows your your loyalty and uh and your dedication to your, not just the dedication to your sport, but the loyalty to the people that helped you get there and the family that helped you get there.
So yeah i’m not much respect for that.
That is my family.
My gym is my family, like honestly, people yeah we’re out of it and crazy, but they’ve got my back a hundred percent so out of all the guys, which one do you like sparring, the most i’d have to say david okay, i i like [ Music ], The worst who’s, not my favorite, i don’t like sparring and now there’s not a secret anymore, i’m going to say it.
But as my coach, i don’t like him difficult to spa.
He gets us like a kid.
It’S just like.
I i’m not gon na knock me out, [ Laughter ].
He doesn’t take it easy on you.
Does he no he’s the hardest spa he hit like man? Don’T ever say it just because of the age.
Oh, my gosh, i’m aggressive, that’s awesome and i will not knock out the coat knock him out.
[ Laughter ] isaac, if you’re watching, apparently she hates sparring you man, you heard it.
You know he’s the worst but david, but david david.
She likes beating up on you, david i’ve, never spotted.
Anyone like him he’s the hottest italy and they’re like i’m scared like is he calculating me? He’S he’s got your number, that’s what it is he’s he’s trained.
You he’s trained you, so he knows that he knows the insides, that’s what it is he gets he frustrates he gets inside this.
It’S good, though it’s good because he’s prepping you just in case it happens in the ring right, getting you all ready for it.
So, what’s what’s the goal after uh after next weekend’s fight you’re gon na take some time off rest a little bit? No, probably not because i know you’re a dedicated gym rat all right, yeah, okay, uh! So so definitely i bet you isaac’s, probably planning out another fight for you soon after that one probably be like definitely go.
Hopefully we can get we’re very close to world title.
So yeah! Yes, yes, you are world title which, which one are we going? After all of them both available yo, you hear that people you hear that all you, women out there that are wearing a world title, be careful mia’s coming for you, i’m coming in she’s coming and taking it she’s gon na take him off yeah cedric.
You got any more questions there.
I know you do bro.
I know i know you’re, mr technical, you want to know it all uh.
Well, though, we were just talking about the belts of course you’re looking for any any belt available to add to the collection.
I know that doesn’t matter what what type of belt it is just to add to the collection, um any uh, any any plans on uh, like i said every every box around here, everyone welcome.
We have a gym here in canada for you to train that if you want everyone to take a trip here, so thank you.
There you go he’s got a great facility.
He just can’t show it at the moment, because i bet you there’s a whole lot of people training right now.
Aren’T there yeah yeah, yeah yeah, that’s why yeah he had to come in the office, oh man! So definitely i can’t wait to see in the ring mia.
The game plan is knockout right.
Honestly, honestly, i can’t wait to see what you’re gon na do at your own weight, because i’ve seen you knock around these bigger girls, like you know, like they’re ragdolls, so i i’m i’m thinking this is going to be i’m thinking.
This is going to be pretty devastating.
I think you’re going to be able to really push the pace in this one and, i think uh.
I think it’s not going to come out of the first round.
To be honest, the way you hit and you hit and now you’re going to hit somebody who’s the same size as you when you’ve been banging out.
People like michaela jenkins, who’s out weighing in by 10 pounds.
This is gon na be.
This is gon na be exciting yeah.
I’M really excited like.
I can’t wait used to being like.
I keep have to telling my myself.
I am a big puncher, keep forgetting fighting girls big given me, so i’m really interested.
I can’t wait is to feel like.
What’S the power yeah yeah it’ll be yeah, i guess so.
Just to remind you know, we got people from all over the world watching so just to remind anyone who’s in the area that can that can come to watch the fight live, remind everyone where it’s going to be.
You know where they can get tickets or whether, where they can watch online, will definitely be on csn.
It’S in auckland, new zealand fba, which is the auckland boxing association and it’s promoted by xing.
One of our one of our viewers just said.
I just want to watch mia, take down the whole industry she’s so much harder than those match room bunnies that was great shout out to vinnie ollie b.
Dropping the comments, knowing what the truth is here about mia man, yeah for real she’s gon na she’s gon na she’s, it’s harder than the master bunnies.
So i like that that was good.
That was good.
That was excellent, uh cedric! Do you have any more questions? You want to ask before we get out of here, because i know it’s early in the morning and mia’s got stuff to do uh, not sorry mia.
Were you just saying something? Oh, i i’m what like isaac’s always on the hunt trying to find opponents like they? Don’T want to fight now it’s hard! It’S really.
I thought it would be easy, but no it’s really hard like so it’s you’re finding it hard to find fights.
It’S it’s really hard, but the more you, the more you keep winning the more belts you keep taking.
It’S just like it’s.
It’S got to be really hard.
It’S got to be hard.
It is it’s really hard like they like like they want like.
Oh we’ve got.
No one to fight and i’m like because it’s like yeah, we’ll fight and then they’re like and then you just back on it yeah and they all back up.
Oh this is just frustrating.
Definitely don’t want to fight me yeah.
I don’t know.
Wait till the end of the year and then like we’re we’re like oh the wedding yeah.
I know you wan na you wan na have like three four more fights before the end of the year, at least right yeah.
I just love fighting.
I know you do i know you do you do love fighting for sure, honestly watch every one of your fights you’re always smiling at some point in this in the fight you’re always smiling you’re hitting somebody getting hit and – and you know like you, always get a Smile on your face, definitely you love this sport a lot.
You show a lot of passion.
I love watching you every time you’re in the ring.
I can’t wait for next weekend, guys out there you got ta tune in it’s gon na.
Be great, we’ll remind you.
We will remind you, cedric, you want to ask the last question before we get out of here: uh no man, just you know, just continue to stay, focused, continue, improving and continue looking good in all your fights and uh yeah man, like you said we are we’re Already following your story and we’re behind you, 100, you know to watch your journey and successful journey of not only you but of peach boxing.
So much respect and success to you.
Yes, thank you.
It’S all the talking fight fans mia.
Thank you again for coming to join us.
It’S always a pleasure having you on the show, we’ll have you back after your next fight, so we can talk about how you beat the [ __ ] out of her and came through with that knockout, because i know it’s going to be a highlight one for Sure so, yes, uh stick around after him, we’ll say uh we’ll say our goodbyes, but to all the taco fight fans.
Thank you for tuning in to today’s special episode of knuckle up female fridays with the champ miyamoto undefeated, guys undefeated from new zealand.
You know what it is man the end of peach boxing week.
I hope you guys enjoyed all these wonderful interviews, we’ll see you too next time, man, you know what it is knuckle up.