Tim Witherspoon and Friends on Talkin Fight for the Weekly Boxing Panel 113
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Thank you for joining me once again.
On the Friday night panel, I’ve got Mike in The Green Room Green Room, putting on his makeup he’ll be joining me shortly and in the meantime, it’s fun to let you know what we have upcoming uh Michael Do’s usual Roundup of boxing matches that are occurring this Weekend, including the Figueroa maxeo fight, I was watching the weigh-ins earlier and Maxell clocked in five uh, half half a pound overweight, so he had to go back shed some some poundage and uh get re-weighed in anyway.
Other other news.
It’S uh hitting the headlines.
Uh Tyson Fury and Alexander yusuke doesn’t look like that.
Fight’S gon na happen.
I’D like to see what Mike’s comments are about that uh.
I see the Manny pacquios in training to fight Connor Ben uh, Connor Ben, who was cleared by the WBC sort of uh, because the WBZ claimed that he had eaten too many eggs, which gave him that uh uh accelerated, uh uh count which was attributed to what Was it called chromosome or something some some fertility drug given to women, but anyway, he’s still not been cleared by the anti-doping agency in Britain, so that is still unresolved.
But in the meantime I thought it was interesting that Manny Pacquiao was back training uh and looks uh to come after Conor band.
The other interesting news, that’s in the headlines is Terence Crawford.
I would all like to see him fight Errol Spence, but it looks like he’s going to be fighting uh.
Well, it all depends on who he signs with right.
Now he’s a promotional free agent, so he could sign with Golden Boy and go after uh Roka.
I don’t think that’s what anyone really wants to see: uh Oregon fight, uh sign with PBC and therefore go after a fight with Errol Spence in the future um, but uh, just on an update regarding Manny Pacquiao after he became unsuccessful in his run, to become president Of the Philippines, and although he remains a senator, it was interesting that uh he’s announced his return to the ring and he’s seeking uh, not just that exhibition battles, but real real fights and uh.
When his uh manager put out on social media by the way that he was interested in fighting, uh, Conor band, Connor Ben replied anytime.
So so we we blockage, fans might be interested uh to see what happens.
I think Conor been probably have to fight in the Philippines.
Uh see he’s not allowed to fight right now in Britain uh.
In other news, though, it was too bad to see that Amanda Serrano uh is still suffering from a hand.
Injury uh from a few fights back actually uh and it seems like she won’t be able to fight Katie Taylor on May 20th, as planned uh, which was announced by matchroom and most valuable promotions.
Earlier this week they said due to an injury sustained by Amanda Serrano mad true man.
Most valuable promotions regret to announce that Taylor Serrano 2 on May 20th in Dublin will not go ahead, as planned teams are in discussion about finding a revised date for the bout.
However, [ Music ] um with respect to the injury, while the specific nature of surround this injury is not being disclosed.
A source told ESPN that she’s dealing with the nagging hand, injury dating back to her win over Miriam goodarez back in December 2021.
As you know, is fought three times since that fight, but the amount of punch had thrown and surrounds win over Erica Cruz on February 4th for the Undisputed featherweight title 949 in a 10 round fight left your hand not bouncing back as it had in previous fights Against guerez Taylor and serum of food, well, boxing fans we’ve got Mike in the room, how you doing Mike how’s it going.
You got the pancake on yeah.
No, I did I’d.
Let my dog go for a quick, pee, nice yeah, I was gon na say I can’t have howling uh can’t have howling dogs in the background there.
Can we all right how loud he is haha Mike your cat wants to join the channel she’s trying to get in what okay, whatever? I did not write that um anyway, so I just went through a couple of interesting headlines that I’d come across this past week.
Um, but I know we will go off in typical fashion and start off with the discussion on these fights that are upcoming.
This particular weekend Davies fight TV March, 4th guys 2 p.
Eastern highly anticipated showdown between between Lewis, ritzen and O’Hare Davies uh has been scheduled.
You know both Fighters have established themselves as accomplished boxers in the sport already and are now poised to take their long-awaited rivalry to the ring.
The match, voices uh promises to be a thrilling Affair, To be honest, uh with both Fighters looking to outclass the other.
In what will surely be a stunning display of boxing guys, uh ritzen is a veteran of the sport uh boasting an impressive 23 wins and two losses uh.
He has always been known for his aggressive style and willingness to take on any challenge.
Uh with this upcoming bout, ritzen is looking to prove that he is still the best in the business uh.
He has been uh vigorously training and honing his skills in order to ensure that he is prepared for this grueling fight ahead of him, so uh yeah.
I can’t uh can’t wait for this one to get underway guys.
Rinson has also been vocal about his desire to take the win uh.
He has said that he wants to show that he still has what it takes to beat the best uh and we’ll be sure to put on a show for the fans so he’s promising uh.
You know a great a great outcome here.
Man he’s he’s promising a win, he’s promising that it’s going to be a fantastic show guys, so he you know he is sure to come into the ring with full confidence and is sure to give it his all on the night.
So um, you know, O’Hare Davies is no slouch in the ring either um.
You know he is racked up an impressive record of 24 wins and two losses and is determined to take home the win.
He has been training, hard, uh and is sure to put up a great fight against Richton.
He has been honing his technical skills, as well as his mental game.
In order to come out on top uh Davies is also eager to show off his talent on the big stage.
He has said that he wants to give the fans a great show and is determined to prove that he can outclass Ritz and it’s sure to be a thrilling match, and both Fighters will be eager to prove that they are the best.
We’Ll see we’ll see.
Who comes out on top uh March? 4Th is shaping up to be a good night for boxing fans.
The highly anticipated showdown between Richardson and Davies is sure to be a thrilling Affair.
Both Fighters are determined to prove that they are the best and will be sure to put on the intent they’re going to put on this intense captivating performance, guys it promises to be an epic showdown and boxing fans will be in for a treat so make sure You tune in for this one also on the card uh.
We got Thomas, Patrick Ward and obey um.
Sorry, man, that was a tongue twister man.
Also we got Lee McGregor taking on uh, Alex cabor uh, Adam uh, Adam cope is on this card as well.
Uh, Brian and Marina um you and Mackenzie against to be determined, Steve, Karen’s, um, Jacob Lewinski, uh Ben Reeves versus constant alexandrov and uh Callum Walton taking on cindico Buell.
So what uh? What are your thoughts on this card? Yeah? You know how uh from time to time you say stuff like uh we’re gon na take out the word women’s in women’s boxing, and it’s just going to be boxing well every time I I read a story like that on the news on the news segment of Talking everyone, no! What what I? What I I do personally do put in front, though, is British uh, so it’s gon na, be it’s a huge fight for British fans uh, it’s an all-uk matchup uh! So – and this has come up in other news stories as well with respect to um – you know certain fights, although they’re good and uh, and entertaining uh they’re, not good for boxing in a sense that they only take place in the UK and they’re.
Only pertinent to UK fans, so you know there’s a lot of examples where um promoters now are tied to specific um uh streaming uh broadcasters.
So this is putting a damper on the matchmaker’s ability to put certain Fighters head to head and, and – and so if they want to, you know, increase the value of uh the boxing proposition.
They need to have a British versus uh us type fight uh, which brings me to uh Tyson Fury, um it’d be interesting to see.
Are you staying there come over here? Well, no because I don’t think you’re afraid to come in no.
No, it’s it’s! It’S! Okay! Are you done yeah, I’m done so.
It would be interesting to see if Tyson Fury goes head to head next against Andy, Andy Ruiz Jr, as opposed to uh Alexander yusik, because the Alexander yusik fight has fallen apart.
Even though Frank Warren said he’s still trying to hammer out the details for the fight to take place in Wembley, it doesn’t look like that’s gon na happen and to keep Tyson Fury in the ring they’re looking at the Andy Ruiz, Jr, but Andy Ruiz Jr, apparently Isn’T that eager to step into the ring against Tyson Fury, because he’s sitting on a 10 million dollar bank account right now and he’s too busy spending that money so yeah? I know at the end of the day, like you know, you hit that age.
I mean why bother getting battered by Tyson Fury just stay out, it’d be interesting to see what happens.
So we can raise your hand in the ring and have everybody chat? Hey, hey! Okay, Ruiz, but so so the same thing could be said for uh, auntie and Joshua.
You know uh, you know, Eddie Ed Hearn obviously recognizes the value in the U.
S market and uh.
But all I’m saying is whenever I, whenever I’m going through various stories and it’s an all UK matchup, I always put in there uh it’s gon na be great for British fans because they’re the only people who are seeing it, I mean, as a matter of fact, Even one of the stories uh on the news this week was uh about boxing fight.
I can’t remember which one but it’s being shown on channel five and I’m going wow like does that have any relevance to us either here in Canada or in the U.
S or in Mexico or anywhere in the world, Disney Channel Five, our guide channel.
You never really got into okay channel five anyway, so I think I think the British fans kind of live in their own little world.
When it comes to boxing.
You know, I don’t think they recognize that there’s a global audience for boxing and they’re a [ __ ] ton of boxers out there who would love to take on some of their boxers and contend for those titles and belts.
So anyway, sorry to jump on that.
Uh rant um.
That was a good one.
I liked it so yeah so uh, I I don’t know if you’re following the way in with Max sale and Figueroa.
Oh, I can’t wait to talk about this fight.
Yeah go ahead because no, I didn’t.
I didn’t see the win so okay, well, so Maxwell got weighed in first and he’s uh.
I can’t remember what the limit was.
I think it was 126.
He came in at 126.
5, so he he steps up.
He kind of steps off the scales and kind of looks around, and the announcement goes so he’ll have to lose 0.
5 pounds and he’s got that really deep, great announcer voice and uh and uh so so yeah.
They gave him one hour to come back and re-weigh in go backstage, rip a fart and come back one one of the com.
One of the comments on the chat room was uh.
Hey just tell him to go back and cut his hair off.
That’S kind of funny, but anyway anyway, I’m I’m sure he’ll shed that to half a pound uh, oh yeah, you’re, just gon na take a [ __ ], that’s just gon na say just take a big dump and he’s done hey not even at that point.
He’S dehydrated, it’s not gon na be big.
It’S gon na be like like sandpaper coming out.
I mean, if you take a look at the picture of the wind like well, I’m not kidding, he looks skinny and you sit there and you go wow like.
I can’t believe how skinny he looks like yeah, then think of Figaroa Junior, and I was skinny that guy looks so anyway.
It assuming uh maxeyo loses the half pound it’ll.
It will be a Danny of a fight.
I know I know Cedric’s covering it for the scorecard, so he he’s got it in his uh sights.
What do you got to say about the fight uh? Well, you know in this in this matchup of all action.
High-Powered uh former world champions hard hitting star Brandon.
The heartbreaker Figueroa will meet Filipino sensation, mark magnifico magsayo for the vacant interim WBC featherweight title on Saturday March, 4th guys live on Showtime from Toyota arena in Orlando, California, topping and Premier Boxing Champions event um.
This guy’s telecast begins at nine.
You know what it is: man we got the 26 year old Figaro who is 22 one, and one with 17 Kos was dynamic in his 126 Pro debut swarming and dominating Carlos Castro on his way to a six-round TKO on Showtime in July of 2021.
The belt was the first since 2021 fight of the year against Stefan Fulton Jr, which some observers thought ended in controversy after the majority decision lost for Figueroa, a native of wealth uh.
What is it? Well, let’s go: Texas, um, Figaro’s, Relentless pressure and Youthful enthusiasm.
Helped him become the first person to defeat former Division champion Lewis niri in their Championship, Clash on Showtime prior to the Fulton fight Figueroa added to his family Legacy by capturing the WBC 122 pound World title against niri joining his brother Omar Figueroa Jr, who previously held The WBC lightweight World Championship so guys are you ready for it because I know I am I’ve been waiting for this one.
Since the year started, then we got our man magsayo 24-1 16 Kos became the latest in from I’m sorry guys hold on a second.
My computer is just Fritz, and now I don’t know if my camera is repeating – or you can see me but uh yeah.
It has a mind of its own.
Sorry guys was I still on because because it because it just it, went blank on me, it went fully blank.
I don’t know for some reason, for some reason, like I said, make Style go ahead for some reason.
What like your mouth, was moving because there’s no words coming out, but now you’re okay go ahead.
You know the old kung fu movie, so yes make sale became the latest champion from the boxing Rich nation in January 2022, when he appointed boxings uh, then longest reigning male world champion Gary Russell Jr to capture the 126 pound title on Showtime uh maxxio will look To move closer to uh regaining that title on March, 4th after he lost a narrow split decision to raid Vargas last July, despite dropping Vargas in round nine, the 27 year old earned his first title Opportunity by knocking out former Champion uh Julio cesia uh in the 10Th round uh of the fight he trailed on the scorecards, and that was in August of 2021.
uh maxida, was trained by Freddie Roach in Southern California and owns 12 round decision over victories.
12-Run decision make to reach over so how to throw Hayashi and uh Ramiro Robles, in addition to the sixth round stoppage of former title Challenger, Chris uh aviolus, this uh this one, this one’s.
What are you thinking for this fight? Graham, what are your thoughts? Uh seriously? Tough call yeah yeah, I’m thinking uh well, Carl’s up really Yeah Carl.
How are you doing welcome UK in the house guys our our friend over in the UK last spelled boxing.
What’S going on uh yeah, you know this is this is a tough one um, but you can’t say that after Lee Wood’s defeat Carl Give It Up uh, which, which should have been yeah.
I was kind of I was kind of hoping that was going.
The other way, but you know what it just goes to show you you know it all comes down to that one punch yep, exactly um two-year-old heard 24 and 2 with 16 Kos unified the WBA and ibf 154 pound titles in 2018.
Dropping longtime Champion uh Lara in the final round to win a close decision in a fight that was consensus, 2018 fight of the year um.
You know the native of was it a cool, Creek or crew cake um would go on to lose these titles in one of 2019’s best fights dropping the decision to uh Julian Williams.
Uh heard first became champion in February of 2017 when he stopped former Champion Tony Harrison in the ninth round before defending the title against another former Champion Austin Trout, uh heard we’ll return to the ring.
Abby most recently dropped a narrow Split Decision against tricky veteran Lewis.
Uh artist in June of 2021 um, you know this guy, this guy’s been you know, he’s been around he’s been around, so we’ll see what happens when uh, when this guy, you know Dons Us in Dons us with his presence like racing the ring once again right.
Um, I don’t know what to say man.
This is uh.
This is one of those cards tons of guys on it uh.
You know tons of action on here.
You know Jared heard taking on uh resendiz resendies.
I want to say his last name is guys.
If you don’t know who he is, he is 13-119os uh.
He made a successful us debut in April 2021, entertaining the fight with an eight round uh sorry, an eight bound knockout streak before earning the decision victory over Madera uh 23 year old native of Mexico.
He now fights out of Los Angeles uh.
After dropping the decision of Veteran Marcus Hernandez is September of 21.
He returned to the ring this October to dominate Herbert Randon on his way to a second round stoppage um yeah.
So you know what it is man.
You know what it is: there’s lots of great fights on this uh on this card.
If you guys don’t know who these guys are it shouldn’t matter, you should want to watch it anyway.
This one will be getting away on Panama, our PC Channel 4 and USA.
Showtime and this one gets underway at, I believe it is 8 P.
Eastern Standard Time, guys so definitely watch out for this one Showtime will be showing prelims of this fight, uh, probably on YouTube on their channel.
So definitely you’re going to want to check it out.
Uh, what’s Carl saying here, uh hot hot, the hotbed of World Boxing yeah yeah wood will take care of business in the rematch, the effing, better man.
Because, honestly, I was so upset about that.
You know they threw the same.
Damn punch if you’re the same punch.
It was only one, guy was seated a little more than the other and would would you got ta? You can’t be leaving the note here, but you should have.
It should have been back a little more, it should have been tucked back just a bit more.
A wee bit, you know what it is yeah, but uh yeah.
So that’s uh! You know that’s gon na start off our Saturday, but then there is another fight.
Uh live on the Zone, Fiero Estelle March, 4th 9 p.
Guys, Matthew boxing returns to Mexico for the latest installment in their popular Fight Night series Saturday March, 4th guys this one getting down uh Fiero, who is 21 and 2 with 16 Kos defense, his double WBO nabo lightweight title against Uruguay’s, once beaten Estelle, who is 14-1 With nine Kos and what promises to be an explosive main event, which you know what Mexico usually is uh, you know these guys high volume punching lots of punching lots of you know.
No defense, as you know, Tim, would be calling it, but these guys get in there and they throw as many punches as they can, and you know what it always made.
Sure, great knight of fights uh, the WBO number five rate of hero is closing in on a coveted World title shot in 2023, but he must first get by the very dangerous Estelle who’s coming off a career best win in November over here over previously unbeaten Torres Estelle, who is promoted by former great Marcos, Medina uh, who will be in attendance uh on Fight Night uh, has a loan loss as a pro against Rising Mexican Powerhouse serial Laura back in 2019.
um yeah, I’m uh, I’m excited for this one too.
This is gon na, be some great fights, uh, definitely good card to watch.
What are your thoughts? Graham? Are you um? Are you not uh too familiar with our man Angel Fierro yeah? I can’t say that I am but uh.
I am with interest.
Reading um Carl from lastball boxings comments here, uh with respect to Eddie Hearn and the job he’s doing down in Mexico.
There are a number of promoters in Mexico, as, as Carl probably knows, and Eddie.
Her is one of them um, but we we have a business associate of ours, going down to Cancun, uh to see if we might be able to live stream, some of their events from their big Festival, Halls uh in this upcoming year.
So even we recognize um how fanatical, quite frankly, they are well soccer, slash football, but also boxing is huge in Mexico, it’s a huge audience and, as we said, we’ve said many times.
It’S spread over into that Southwestern portion of the United States, where Oscar De La Hoya is doing a great job, quite frankly on the west coast and his team uh of promoting um Spanish.
It’S all good, it’s all good, but Eddie Hearns in there as well.
We recognize these in there as well yeah, fair enough yeah um the co-main event.
Action on this card, guys um, you might you might not know um Eduardo Nunez – will provide the co-main event action as he meets Rodolfo Bustamante uh over 10 rounds at Super featherweight uh.
Ko Merchant sugar Nunez it was 23 and one with 23 Kos, as one of his boats inside you know, has all of his boats.
Inside the distance.
The 25 year old comes into the boat.
On the back of the 10th round.
Stoppage win uh in September uh.
His only fight of 2022 uh, this man will be eager to keep his streak going on March 4th, but face a stiff opposition in Bustamante, who is 18-1 18-1-1 with 11 Kos, who will be on home turf for his first action in 2023.
So you know rounding out.
The feature portion of the card will be 2016 Mexican Olympian Michelle Rodriguez, who is 12-07 Kos.
He will take on Raphael Ortiz over eight rounds in the middleweight and much anticipated Pro debut of U.
S number one rated amateur uh, sorry strike uh, balzad, Doula or balls down Duo, taking on Alejandro Castillo over four at lightweight.
So yes, guys there is great action on this card.
Yes, you might not know who they are, but I’m telling you there’s a lot of young hungry undefeated, guys coming up the ranks here, you’re not going to want to miss it because, honestly, these Mexican boxers high volume punching lots of excitement, always a great knockout or Two so definitely check it out.
You heard it here.
This one gets underway, 9 p.
Eastern Standard Time, that’s it for boxing for the weekend.
I feel like your color commentator here, because uh I got ta chime in again on what Carl’s saying now he’s saying you know with respect to the Mexicans being the second best fans in the World Behind the Brits.
Okay, now I don’t think Carl’s ever been to the Philippines.
I could be wrong, maybe he has, but this is how fanatical they are in the Philippines.
About boxing, you can go to a shopping center in the Philippines and there’ll, be a boxing match in Center Court kind of reminds me of the of a Pacific Mall up here.
Yeah I mean I’m not kidding like they will.
They will get their box in wherever they can get it and uh, and they have a lot of fights that we hardly ever hear about uh, with the exception of the odd fighter who who emigrates I’m subscribed to a couple of these uh Filipino uh newsletters that Uh support boxing propaganda and honestly man there’s a lot of a fight to go on in the Philippines.
Man like honestly tons tons guys that are not televised that you don’t know about, and the thing is is that you know we we might.
We might find out about, like maybe 0.
5 of the percent yeah of Philippine boxers, like maybe 0.
5 of the percent of Philippine boxes we actually know about just like Mexico.
Mexico is the same way there are.
They currently have the largest active Pro roster of of boxers.
What was it like, 2847 registered males 287 females that are active Pro Fighters right now: wow, crazy, crazy, stuff uh.
So to to Carl’s point I mean your your.
Your fandom is infectious how’s that so so it’s spreading around the world card and uh there’s a lot of people.
I would love to go to a match here.
You know that that was well.
You know what, when you, when you go to, when you go to a Canadian match, we got it, we got good fans, our fans get behind.
What’S going on, I think that’s because we, like our beer, a lot.
We, like our beer, a lot and we don’t really care what’s going on with the fighters, we just care who’s, getting beat up right in front of us at that moment and and – and we can relate it to a good hockey game exactly exactly because there’s nothing Like a good fight and a good hockey, you know what I’m just a firm believer that Canadians are just up for the good fight anytime, yes, including it, including including our boy uh Cody, the crippler, uh Crowley, Cody, the crippler Crawley, the Canadian who’s ranked number four Right now in the world world right number, four in the world – yes – and I see uh, one of our girls from Montreal is going over to England to fight who the heck is it.
Her last name is Hulu and she’s going over to fight who the heck is it.
I can’t remember, can we google that yeah we were just they were talking about it um.
She was talking about it on um, uh, Sandy Ryan, sorry, it’s it’s Ryan and who will fighting uh this one’s for a belt? I think it’s with the WBO belt by by who Carl? Who, who who do you think uh could beat Cody the crippler Crowley? Who do you think I’ll bet? You don’t even know what weight division Cody’s in Carl [ Laughter ].
You know you know what I think is funny is uh.
You know, like the the the the the the boxing writers are: all you you can tell because uh, whether it’s from the US or uh England, because you know you, you literally had that that divisional rivalry between uh uh, the fury camp and the Jake Paul Camp, I mean both sides didn’t like the the fighters they’re fighting, but it was.
It was pretty funny uh to read some of the comments from the US writers who uh especially Deontay, Wilder of all bloody people.
He’S uh, you know he’s saying: Jake Paul should have won one [ Laughter, ] right like they like wow wow.
You know that one could have been uh.
That would get a bit weird.
Well, you know what if Tommy wants to keep making money? He just has to keep fighting Jake Paul he’s ever made.
Yeah he’s not going anywhere else.
No, unless you have another episode of What’s that, show he’s on fantasy brittner if he loses to Jake Paul his dad won’t.
Let him take that money he’s moving to Canada, we’ll adopt him, don’t worry and then he’ll win the Olympics.
That’S classic! Oh! You were talking about Sandy Ryan by the way who’s uh.
Oh yes, yes, uh, Marie hoole yeah.
We were talking about that.
Uh on on the sugar show Wednesday.
7 30 p.
Eastern guys we were talking so yeah, so I like Sandy Ryan, actually and I’ve never even seen Marie Hill fight, so should be interesting.
But but what is interesting for this show is that there there’s a Canadian going over to UK soil uh to have a pretty decent fight.
Quite frankly, yeah uh, who will is only fought, only fought out of uh out of Montreal she’s, never been uh anywhere else.
Um her her biggest her biggest opponent to date, uh most ring experienced uh fighter was yamila uh, Esther Reynoso uh.
This was back um February 24th, 2022 uh, Montreal Casino, so yeah.
She has not fought she’s, not fought outside of her native Canada.
Actually, actually speaking of, there is a big fight coming up in the casino in Montreal.
It’S it’s um, my Billy he’s on there, Mary Spencer is going to be fighting um.
It’S coming up soon, uh, I’m surprised, that’s not on your radar um! Well, there’s a there’s! A there’s a lot of stuff on the radar, but we’re not are we making a trip this time or are we going to Montreal? Montreal is a great it’s a great City.
It’S a lot of fun.
We don’t need passports to go to Quebec, so um.
You know one of these days if you want to go to Quebec.
Well, you know I had the tiger management are making some pretty good strides in the boxing Community yeah on an international level, so they’re doing really well the Baxter’s doing well, um um.
What’S the guy’s name, uh got out of Brampton um, not Butler, Burton no Tyler boxing yeah.
So you know now that we’ve got some pretty decent promoters, um in town that are putting on some pretty decent fights.
It’S only going to grow from from this point forward, but what I was saying earlier, it was you know, with respect to moving around the world, whether you’re talking about uh the UK, whether you’re talking about USA, whether you talk about Mexico, whether you’re talking about the Philippines uh, you know, let’s not forget about Africa, I mean Africa is a huge Nation, uh and then – and we’ve we’ve been talking to the to the boys over in Tanzania uh, because they’re promoting fights in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, all across East Africa.
Boxing is huge and then in West Africa you’ve got ghanians quite frankly making more noise than Nigerians.
You know so let alone the South Africans.
So you know, I think, uh.
You know once once TV cameras, uh and Crews start Landing in those cities and start televising and whether it’s live streamed or not uh or televising.
I think the world’s going to wake up to how Global in nature boxing is and how much fun boxing can be and how it is on a nation by Nation basis.
Uh, you know take take away the Olympics for a brief moment and if you put professional boxers in a ring from different countries who Who you gon na decide with you can decide with your just like Carl slides with his British Fighters.
I can see Americans siding with the American fighters.
I can see Canadians siding their Canadian Fighters Etc et cetera.
So so we’re looking forward – and we do – we have a great series of hosts from around the world, bringing your shows and promoting what seems to be their own local uh Fighters, nothing wrong with that at all.
We want we want.
We want to encourage more people from around the world.
As a matter of fact, I was speaking to someone in Korea uh and I I couldn’t.
He showed me a list of Korean Fighters because I I said you know how big is boxing.
Korea – and you know, I didn’t really think boxing was big in Korea and he showed me a list of about about 20 fighters who, in the past few years, have all had uh, either bells or titles and at various levels uh.
So I said wow I didn’t realize I knew I knew boxing was Big in Japan, for example and box.
You know how big boxing is in in in China.
This knocked my socks off.
I was talking to a Chinese fellow the other day and he was telling me that in where he lives in Shanghai, there are one okay, he he is part of a group and in that group of boxing gyms, there’s 110 boxing gyms, each with memberships.
He said between 80 and 100 boxers – that’s one city in China right so so! Well, that’s crazy! That’S that’s! Wow! If you look at if you look at China’s power for poundless man, their pound for pound list does hit Triple digits.
Really, yes, they do have 104.
On there on their powerful pound list out of males, I did not know that yeah the uh, the problem that uh that exists for Chinese Fighters is there are no promoters uh, no one’s willing to put up the money in China for a fight, because the Chinese Government gets 50 50 split.
Basically, oh man there’s only there’s only for registered women in China.
Really oh yeah, see I’ll.
Take a trip to China sign up some female boxers, I’m pretty sure they’re, because that’s what this fellow was.
His specialty was training female Fighters because it the the interest, is huge.
So imagine imagine if you know in a few years time uh when we start recognizing how big the boxing Community is and start televising their fights uh.
I I think you know just like you know: England won the World Cup in 1966 and hasn’t won the World Cup since uh.
You know, because there’s a there’s, a [ __ ] ton of countries around the world who also play football, slash soccer yeah.
You know in Nigeria, Nigeria has got over over 280 registered uh males wow, so yeah man, these these countries that you’re talking about you know they do have uh.
They do have ever expanding an evolving boxing programs for their country and probably uh, probably just a matter of money bottom line.
I bet it’s a matter, that’s exactly what it is like I have I have on my Instagram.
I talk to Young up and coming amateur fighters from different countries all over the world that you know.
Don’T worry, sir, when I turn pro, I want to do an interview on your show: yeah, no problem.
They they keep me up to date.
I have watched this one kid uh, you know from Africa who has literally started off training.
They had one glove, one glove, wow, that’s what he had one glove.
I got updates every time they added new pieces to their Arsenal.
Now they got a bag.
They got a bag, they got gloves, they got Focus mints and now honestly, to watch these kids coming.
You know coming forward.
First of all, I’m watching these kids do boxing drills what working their footwork in dirt with those shoes on like crazy.
It reminds me it reminds me of that video that was sent to us uh when we first started talking fight uh from a gym in in Nigeria that was basically uh, brick walls with uh dust on the floor.
You know what I mean and these guys going at it it’s like to them.
That was what boxing is so imagine when these people uh get get the the training they they deserve a need and the management they deserve a need and the professional help they deserve.
A need and boy, oh boy, it’ll, change the face of boxing yeah in a good way.
You know what no, no, no! No! No! I didn’t buy him.
I didn’t send them any gear.
I didn’t need to send them gear.
You know why they showed me a video of them going to buy their heavy bag.
Okay, wow, now in in this little town right, you have all like this little like Shanty of buildings like these run down little Shanty, and one of them is just like.
You know it’s got this like little awning, that’s all torn and everything and you just walk into it and you open it up and man.
It’S nothing but boxing here, just brand new boxing gear bags gloves pads, headgear chess gear, everything you need to get into that bar team world, because you know what to them.
Um, you know it’s a lifestyle.
It’S it’s a paycheck.
They can make money at it.
You know there’s a lot of a lot of good that can come from it, so you know what these communities – man, they’re they’re – dumping it in into that boxing world and and trying to put these kids like come on these kids.
They know nothing else, they live.
It man, that’s what this kid showed me is that they live it.
They live right right and another great example.
One close to your heart would be Ireland, yeah, relatively small country, but heck man there’s an awful lot of power in their punch.
Damn right, there is right or what we might call a small country, although they probably might disagree with me at the end of the day or big at heart, power of powerful yeah man, yeah man, it’s all that Guinness it’d be interesting to see what does happen To uh Katie Taylor, though I’d be curious.
If she takes another fight, I’ve heard I’ve heard rumors that uh you know she could.
She could fight a fight, a stay, warm fight, right, right, um that that’d be my.
You know that’d be my thoughts, let that be what I would say probably be the best thing to do.
Stay warmed up.
You know you only do fight once a year.
You know you know what I see, though Katie Taylor Amanda, Serrano different outcome.
Other person wins we’re gon na see the damn Trilogy.
We already know that’s gon na happen.
That’S that’s it like you know, unless unless we start really pushing these young young girls in those ranks uh and getting behind them and you know, building some hype, then you know these top women are just going to be exchanging fists back and forth in these Trilogy Fights for you know the next couple of years it was pretty cool.
I I sent that the girl who you interviewed last week.
I forgot a name right now, but animal yeah um.
So I said: hey man, you should you should fight Avril Matthew and but unfortunately, they’re not in the same weight division.
So no ortiga, ortiga, yeah, yeah man, she’s uh, she’s, she’s, she’s, she’s, something else man.
She is an animal, that’s for damn sure! Well, she sent me one of her training videos.
I couldn’t believe it like uh yeah yeah.
You know these girls are taking it serious when they send you training videos and they are oh man, they’re brilliant they’re, like they’re just like in there.
You know throwing it giving it to all their.
You know they’re leaving it all in the ring man, but you know what then they’re gon na go home and deal with their significant others, and that’s probably what pisses them off so much to have to come in there and deal with that [ __ ] right.
You know like yeah yeah, you don’t want, you don’t need that.
That’S for sure you know they would not put up with that either I’ll.
Tell you I’ll tell you when you box and you go to the gym and you hit bags, and you know you do any kind of martial arts.
It takes a lot to piss you off, you know and make you fly off the handle.
Is it really is a very humbling thing to learn a combative sport, because you know what, at the end of the day you don’t get pissed off, because you know that you can really knock that mother effer out.
You know that’s what it is.
You walk around with kind of that chip on your shoulder like try to piss me off who’s that who’s that girl.
You were talking about today, okay, so she is 14-0 right now she hasn’t fought in Argentina, um, uh La Chucky.
The Chucky is yeah yeah yeah, so she will um she’s looking to unify the belts.
Just like uh Marlon Esperanza uh Esperanza is sitting on that flyweight uh.
You know on those Flyway belts, she’s looking to do it and then we have uh.
You do something.
I didn’t, I didn’t think she was still fighting.
That’S that’s! What caught me off guard in that story yeah so so this was that some of the story was from late 2022, but she’s still technically holding those FlyAway belts right.
So she was looking so either way.
Their paths are gon na have to cross at this time, all of them all the girls that I mentioned all want to unify or Undisputed, that that weight class that fly away class and uh.
This girl is sitting on the WBO.
We have another girl, that’s sitting on the IVF, and then we have Esparza sitting on the rest right.
So it’s uh she’s got a lot.
She’S got a lot of options.
She’S got a lot of options.
Uh Esparza had to fight the mandatory for the WBA to keep them happy to keep that title.
That’S the reason why that a fight hasn’t happened yet because it should have happened last year, uh before you know, before the end of the year.
So unfortunately, it didn’t um as far as it kept up with her obligations to her title uh.
She is now you know: she’s father mandatory came through, but she is looking to unify and the Chucky is standing in her way and the chunky 14-0, with six Knockouts packs a punch so we’re gon na get to uh.
We’Re definitely gon na get to see a nice unification match uh sometime this year at that flyweight uh at that flyweight man did you have? Did you happen to catch a holly Donovan show she was talking about uh, Hannah Rankin and Terry Harper going at it.
So that’s going to be a good fight, uh yo! That will be a great fight.
That would be a great fight so yeah that that women’s action just keeps on coming out as fast and furious.
We just cannot stop talking about those women yeah.
I know, and the thing is is the thing is: is that um uh? What’S your name Gabriel Gabriella? That’S her actual name, Gabriela Allens um.
What I like about her is that you know she’s only 26.
right so she’s she’s, still young she’s, still young in this game right where a lot of these other women um, you know as as uh as their lovely sugar says it.
You know they enter their Crone ship, the Crone stage, the Crohn’s age and all that kind of stuff.
You know in this older, older thing and age doesn’t matter, but this girl is Young, she’s young, she’s hungry.
She wants it.
Man, 14-06 Kos she’s ranked fourth in that flyweight division.
Right now, at the 230.
you know uh as far as it’s sitting at the top we got Mancino Silva and then Allen’s just below.
Her, though, is uh linoleum Lenola Paola uh edusa, who is her country woman? Who is sitting on the ibf, so there’s there’s some big fights here.
You know, I think I think we might actually get the opportunity to see an un an Undisputed, not a unification, [ Laughter, ], all right Mike turn your mic on.
I can’t it’s still ringing.
Now here we are having Mike escort his dog out uh, and now he can’t get his number one fan to stop phoning.
Oh, oh, my God that was so funny.
She said: yeah! Stop! That’S uh! That’S the house phone yeah! That’S! So you can hear it all right, Don but yeah, so so.
Yeah we’re gon na see we’re gon na see some unification and some uh Undisputed in that uh.
In that flyweight division in the females, so yeah be on the lookout for that this year.
Man there’s lots of action in those lower divisions.
You know five weights, I take shits bigger than them like.
Let’S be real, it’s it’s great to watch them fight, though lots of action because lots of speed love that speed.
As a matter of fact, it was uh.
Your girl, animal who said on in that interview she actually prefers the two minute rounds, uh because you are able to well.
You recognize her is only two minutes and you are.
You are able to to release all your energy in those rounds uh.
So there’s a good argument, because you know we’ve often debated back and forth whether women should be given uh three minute rounds and why not some would argue, and and but it was interesting that her own personal opinion was nope.
I’M happy with two two minute rounds.
Right right, yeah, I know that was a good interview like I encourage everyone to go back to that interview and listen to that.
That was a good interview.
You did with her yeah excellent yeah.
I know I think she’s uh yeah, I think she’s gon na she’s gon na do well this year.
She’S gon na have a really busy year.
Definitely guys watch out for her uh Jasmine ortiga, the animal.
You know you heard it here: interview check it out on the channel talkingfight.
You can check it just type in her name.
The interview will pop up just watch.
It definitely uh very educated uh well spoken uh.
You know I had a lot to say very, very informative, great interview actually and I think she’s managed by her dad yeah uh trained, trained and managed by her dad yeah, so good good stuff.
It was a good, really good interview really insightful.
I guess we’re actually closing in on an hour right yeah we are, we are playing an hour, there’s not much.
I did want to mention for all of our Armenian friends who might be watching right now: uh, there’s a fight going on right now: uh, gaziab and balogan FYI, oh, really take it taking place in Armenia; hmm, hmm! Oh! It’S actually they’re heavy weights.
Actually, oh no darn! I don’t uh, it’s not it’s not on here.
It’S not it’s not on your radar.
No! It’S not on my radar.
I’M gon na have to go and search for it.
Yeah I go to go, go, take a look.
It might be over by now uh they are.
They are ahead of us time zone wise.
Well, then I’ll definitely catch the replay.
There you go.
I’Ve got the whole weekend.
I guess yeah, since we didn’t do the knockout of the weak award last week.
We’Ll have to do it again this week, plus the new one, so yeah you’re up for some double Knockouts folks, so make sure you join me Sunday.
Four o’clock, Eastern for the double knockout of the week, nice yeah, we’re gon na, do but we’re gon na do both because uh we didn’t get to.
We didn’t get a chance to uh touch base on it.
That’S because uh you know I was.
I was waiting to see if Tommy Fury was going to knock out Jake Paul and it was going to be the highlight but uh.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work out like that.
Tommy Fury did come through with the win, though he did come through with the win uh.
You know cried a lot and uh.
I guess we’re gon na see a rematch it’d be interesting, I mean uh, it would be interesting, uh.
I kind of want to see it really.
I do want to see it because, because there was a lot you know there, hey man, Jake Paul had two 10-8 rounds in that fight right um.
You know I’d like to see I’d like to see a little closer with no with no point deductions um.
I thought I thought it was pretty good.
I thought both guys got in there.
You know it really did it.
You really could see the difference between a seasoned, pugilist versus somebody.
Who’S been only doing this three years right.
You could see the difference.
You know uh.
I just wish Tommy would have you know stuck with his job a little more every time he got behind the job and worked it uh.
He did relatively well.
He was able to uh, you know, um, throw multiple shots.
Uh, not just you know, one one punch Haymakers going for you know swinging for the fences right uh.
You know it showed it showed a lot of uh.
He showed a lot of skill uh.
I was kind of kind of impressed to see the way he’s coming along um.
You know Jake Paul held his own yeah.
You know, um.
We were wondering how he was going to do in the ring with a box here uh.
This is his first taste uh.
He’S shown us that he’s here to stay guys um, you know he didn’t go and Tuck his tail between his legs with his first loss and he isn’t running away.
You know he’s looking he’s looking to do this for real um.
You know he’s got a bit new, you know he’s getting a bit more respect for me as uh his ability to fight in the ring uh.
You know just he’s he’s showing determination he wants to.
He wants to.
He wants to be a boxer.
You can see it he wants to do this he’s putting his time his effort, his money into it.
Uh he’s come a long way in three years.
You know, I guess the sky’s the limit at this point.
For this kid he’s got the money to you know, pay to be trained by whoever he wants uh.
You know he’s got a massive following he’s: making lots of money, uh he’s.
You know signing kids he’s he’s signing he’s, giving opportunities to people that wouldn’t have those opportunities to make the kind of money that they’re making.
So you know what uh he gets a thumbs up from me for sure.
Yep yep yep and I think we’re gon na see Jared Anderson in the ring pretty soon actually yeah.
We are so we’ll.
We have some new people who have been, who we’ve been talking about for a few years now.
Finally, uh making this slow Final Approach to Landing into the the title Zone and uh and then guys like Jared Anderson, are gon na are gon na begin to dominate in that heavyweight Division.
If you ask me, oh man, I can’t wait.
I mean his last performance over forest was great that second round TKO.
You know he put He took over.
He took over the WBO International heavy vacant.
That night guys.
Don’T forget: yeah, don’t forget Jared Anderson, the new WBO International, so uh, you know he’s uh he’s on his way he’s on his way there he is.
He is well, I think, we’re uh.
I think we’re at that time marketing this week so to all the fans around the world that are watching uh yo shout out to Carl thanks for coming and dropping all the uh all the comments.
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