We review "Bud" Crawford's TKO victory over Kell Brook. We muse about the use, or lack thereof, of instant replay in the Joshua Franco/Andrew Moloney bout. We marvel that "Canelo" Alvarez was able to schedule a fight for next month, moments after becoming a "Free Agent". And of course, in our ongoing series of media guru/mental health experts, we take a look at the stability of Deontay Wilder. The internet gremlins tried to knock us out, but we countered well. Sorry, had to.
11.11.20-Real Boxing Talk
A little backwards look and a little forwards look. What does Devin Haney's win over Gamboa really mean. What would a win by "Bud" Crawford over Kell Brook mean, or a loss? What does Canelo being a free agent really mean? Did we need another weight class between Cruiserweight and Heavyweight? And what does a "bubble" rematch between Joshua Franco and Andrew Moloney really mean? You know what they say, every great question deserves five more questions...
11.4.20-Real Boxing Talk
Real Boxing Talk looks back at the shot felt around the boxing world. Gervonta Davis KO's Leo Santa Cruz. Wow... How does that victory change the outlook of three, maybe four weight classes? Also, we gush over "The Monster", and does Oleksandr Usyk's win over Dereck Chisora mean anything in the grand scheme... Love a good discussion.
10.28.20-Real Boxing Talk
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Gervonta Davis looks like another great fight on tap. Real Boxing Talk breaks down how we see this one playing out, as well as Oleksandr Usyk vs. Dereck Chisora, and Naoya Inoue vs. Jason Moloney. Great fight weekend, Touch 'em up.
10.14.20-Real Boxing Talk
We preview Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez. Broadcasting on ESPN 10.17.2020, this bout is for the WBA/WBO/IBF Lightweight Title. Lomachenko owns the WBA & WBO belts and comes in with a record of 14-1. While Lopez, owner of the IBF crown comes in at 15-0. We breakdown how we think things will play out. Then we look at the ramifications of the cancellation of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III. Bonus!!!!!
10.7.20-Real Boxing Talk (Bonus Coverage)
After we spoke with Darnell Boone, we kept on talking. So somebody hit the record button and we didn't stop for awhile. Unscripted, unedited, hopefully not unnecessary...
10.7.20-Real Boxing Talk w/Darnell Boone
A great departure for us on Real Boxing Talk. We talk to a real boxer. Darnell Boone joins us and talks about what it is like to be that guy who is always ready to fight. He has been in the ring with the likes of Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev twice, Adonis Stevenson twice (winning once by 2nd round TKO), Erislandy Lara, Jean Pascal, and more. He talks to us about his first time in the ring facing Kelly Pavlik and the life of fighting on short notice (and sometimes no notice). Good guy, good talk.
9.30.20-Real Boxing Talk
We are back talking about boxing, most recently last weekend's card featuring the Charlo twins. We then look at what is next and those fighters that seem to be getting overlooked as the powers that be sort out how we view championship boxing in the near future.
9.24.20-Real Boxing Talk
Boxing is back. The Charlo Twins headline this weekend's card on Showtime PPV. Jermell faces Jeison Rosario for the WBA, WBC, and IBF Jr. Middleweight Titles. While Jermall squares off with Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the WBC Middleweight Belt. Also on tap Brandon Figueroa vs. Damien Vazquez for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title, as well as Luis Nery against Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC version. If that weren't enough, the WBO Bantamweight strap is on the line too (John Riel Casimero vs. Duke Micah).
(Full Fight) Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz 2 (1.28.17)
"The Rematch" looks at the next one after a great one. Does it live up to the hype, should they have just stopped at one? We kick it off with the second bout between Carl "The Jackal" Frampton and Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz. Frampton won the WBA (Super) Featherweight on 7.30.2016, defeating Santa Cruz by majority decision. Santa Cruz looks to avenge his only defeat and regain his belt in Las Vegas on 1.28.2017.
(Full Fight) Wladamir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua (4.29.17)
Legendary Fights presents the 2017 Fight of the year between Wladamir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua. Klitschko in his 29th Title Bout and Joshua defending the WBA and iBF belts for the 3rd time. Joshua was looking to extend his record from 18-0 with 18Ko's, while Klitschko was trying to win Joshua's belts and regain the belts he lost to Tyson Fury, which Fury then vacated. Two big men fighting with surprising acumen. Join us as we talk our way through the match.
(Full Fight) "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler vs. "Hitman" Thomas Hearns (4.5.85)
"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns. Nicknames alone should be enough to watch. One of, if not the greatest action fight of all-time. From the opening bell to the last count, simply amazing. Join our panel as we give no analysis whatsoever, because none is needed.
(Full Fight) Felix "Tito" Trinidad vs. "Golden Boy" Oscar de la Hoya (9.18.99)
The last "Fight of the Century". At least that century, brings us a Welterweight Clash featuring 8-time WBC defending champion Oscar de la Hoya vs. 15-time IBF Champion Felix Trinidad. Both "Golden Boy" and "Tito" were undefeated heading in to the bout. Interesting result, score along with us as you watch.
(Full Fight) Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquaio 1 (5.8.2004)
One of the first times we see Manny Pacquaio in a big fight. And the first in a series of 73 fights with Juan Manuel Marquez for the WBA/IBF Featherweight Championship in Las Vegas. Manny was coming off of a big win versus Marco Antonio Barrera, and Marquez had beaten Derrick Gainer. Action from the opening bell, with a little controversy and math involved. Enjoy, we did.
(Full Fight) Ron Lyle vs. George Foreman (1.24.76)
If the term "Slugfest" interests you, please set aside 30 minutes to watch this one. From January of 1976, George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle. Ring Magazine Fight of the Year. Our commentary was mostly oww, ooo, damn. Yours will be too.
(Full Fight) "The Hawk" Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello (11.12.82)
Another punch for punch look at a legendary fight. This one was ranked #8 all time by Ring Magazine. From 1982, Alexis Arguello was vying to be the first four division champion. While undefeated Aaron Pryor was defending his WBA Super Lightweight belt for the sixth time. Phenomenal action from the opening bell, a great fight to have in your mix...
(Full Fight) Erik "El Terrible" Morales vs. "The Baby Faced Assassin" Marco Antonio Barrera 1 (2.19.20)
Next in line in our series that explores Ring Magazine's Fights of the Year, 2000's classic pitting Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Erik Morales. On the line two versions of the Super Bantamweight Title. Barrera would be defending his WBO Belt for the 3rd time, while Morales put the WBC belt on the line for the 9th time. Grab your favorite adult beverage and join us for 1:14:17 of a great fight and interesting dialogue.
7.22.20 Real Boxing Talk
Real Boxing Talk takes a look at the undefeated Light Heavyweight career of Michael Spinks. He won a Gold Medal in the 1976 Olympics. He held three Light Heavyweight belts at the same time. He was the first reigning Light Heavyweight Champion to win the Heavyweight Championship by beating previously undefeated Larry Holmes, then beat him again in the rematch. His only loss was in his final fight to Mike Tyson.