AIR DATE: Jan 13 2022 09:38UTC
EPISODE: Episode 11
Luke McCormack | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
Today Mike and Cedric discuss Luke McCormack, a British amateur boxer who is affiliated with Birtley ABC. He won a silver medal in the 2017 European Championships. In May 2019, McCormack was selected to compete at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.
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[, Music, ], hello, boxing fans around the world.
Thank you once again for joining us here on talk and fight for another excellent episode of knuckle up featuring not only mike we’re at four but cedric fan who’s in the band and, as promised part of our one.
Two punch uh, yes, who we got lined up today? Let it roll boys none other than the other half of the twins, luke mccormick.
Yes, another uh.
I mean it’s very rare that i mean it’s hard enough to qualify for uh for the world championships and the olympics, let alone to have.
You know you and your brother both qualify for the highest level at the at the highest level of amateur boxing.
Very, very good for them very true um.
You know qualifying for team gb’s boxing team on june 1st 2021, pat and luke both became one of eight sets of twins competing at the olympics last year and it’s last year alone.
Last year alone, no no yeah! Last year alone, there was eight sets of competing twins at the olympics.
What i did not know that wow big things so august third patterned team, gb the silver medal in the men’s welterweight final against cuba’s ronald iglesias.
Like we talked about yesterday, yeah uh, this marked pat’s second olympic games following his performance at rio in 2016.
, luke made his olympic debut last year, uh, but was defeated by cuban two-time world champion andy cruz in the last uh 16 of the men’s lightning tournament.
On july 31st, despite that loss, though luke you know, he’s determined man and uh he’s using this olympic loss, as you know, a learning lesson and using it as a strat forward into the professionals, man and you know what he’s part of he’s part of pro bella Man he got picked up, and now you know pat and luke, both these 26 year old twins out of sunderland uh.
They were both trained and home their craft by brittley, amateur boxing gym, which is only a 25-minute drive away from their home city uh, which is unclear exactly why the duo started.
Boxing uh they’ve been under a watchful eye of britney’s head coach, graham rutherford, since they were 11 years old.
Funny thing is they’re not allowed to spar each other.
So interesting thing: yeah yeah, it’s uh! It’S pretty interesting, they’re, not letting us wear each other, because it gets a little out of hand, but um yeah man.
This is another.
This is another kid, that’s got, got great skills yeah and you could um and you could definitely see them.
I i think pat the older one is just slightly slightly a little bit better um than the younger brother luke.
I think uh.
The results from their international competitions pat usually makes it just a little bit further than luke when when they compete, but that’s not take to take anything away from luke cause.
He’S still like, i said, competing at the highest level, he’s always finishing, at least in the top top five.
So i mean that’s not a bad thing to say that you’re still ranked top five in the world um and yeah man and, like i said yesterday about luke the two main things that you want to make sure that you have on point when you’re, when you’re Going into the pro ranks is on offense, having an educated jab and on defense having just good fundamental defense not getting hit with.
You know what i call stupid, punches, um and uh and and just staying sheriff so yeah man.
These two brothers look like they have a bright future at the pro level yeah, and you know what they they they did very well in the amateurs man like luke did just as well.
You know he might not have had as many accolades as pat, but you know uh as a british amateur boxer uh, who was affiliated with uh brittany abc uh.
He won a silver medal at the 2017 european championships and in 2019 mcconaughey selected to compete at the 2019 european games uh in belarus.
He also competed at the 2019 world championships in russia where he lost my split decision uh to uh de los santos uh in the third round, and you know, he’s he’s, got the accolades man as an amateur, and you know to win to win at these levels.
As an amateur is, is you know an accomplishment? It’S a big accomplishment and uh.
You know what pro bellum they’re just they’re, just doing it man they’re doing big things, sign a book these guys.
You know, uh, we’re gon na see lots of these kids.
They just they just recently signed, so i’m assuming they’ll make their um both make their professional debuts in a couple of months from now um.
So it’s going to be interesting to see uh to follow their careers and at what point in time it can be interesting to see when i watch the the uk fighters, like the ones that are really on the come up.
If they’re just going to stay in the uk or makes that international trip over to the states to really get uh um, you know worldwide fame a lot.
It’S not just it’s not just for the fame, but it’s just the the with the the more people know you, the more tickets.
You can sell the more pay-per-view people will buy your stuff sorry.
So it’s not just it’s not just about getting more popular.
Just for the sake of being popular, but for the for the financial gain that you get from that, oh we lost sound.
Okay, oh did you have to mute for a sec, because all that background noise, yeah yeah yeah.
I wonder what was going on there.
Man, wow uh yeah, so guys you heard it here, ma’am watch out for the the twins.
You know these guys are great great yeah.
They got the combination of having power and and skill actually more of the skill, because they know they don’t really get too many stoppages at the at the at the amateur level.
But the the skill level is definitely there just go left and right, and these guys are still young man they’re still young.
They still got a lot to learn um, but you know they they did.
They do have the skill man and it proves it proves it.
Man, you know winning the medals that they’ve done and winning the championships that they’ve done uh.
You know they’re gon na get the right tutelage they’re in the right camp to help these guys really push and uh.
You know and enter these uh paid leads and uh.
Hopefully we get to see tons of them uh.
You know i love watching these twins.
Man, there’s there’s lots of sets of twins out there, boxing uh, and you know i i really we should actually do a whole week of of twins and boxing, because i didn’t even realize that eight sets you said eight sets of twins at one tournament.
That is crazy.
I never! I never even knew that i yeah we got to do this.
Well, maybe maybe we have to make next week next – maybe maybe not next week, because i have some things planned the week after we’ll do we’ll do the uh.
The twins we’ll do the twins of boxing yeah yeah.
That definitely is something that uh that i’d like to learn more about myself and and definitely i know – i know our fans out there watching – will definitely want to uh tune in and see that for sure.
But right now it’s uh it’s time to uh, get back to uh doing our work.
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