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T.J. Rives gets you ready for every big fight in the sport of Boxing on his "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. From analysis to outstanding guest interviews, to the latest news and predictions on the biggest fights in the sport, T.J. covers it all on Big Fight Weekend.

T.J. Rives


    • Jun 20, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Beterbiev Demolishes Smith For Light Heavy Supremacy | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 47:49


    It was a demolish job knockout by Russian unified light heavyweight champ Artur Beterbiev over American Joe Smith Saturday night in New York. And, we're ready to recap that fight and all that went on in the Top Rank Boxing/ESPN show on the latest "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast. Host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael, insider for BigFightWeekend.com, are ready to go over the Beterbiev KO of Smith inside of six minutes. Did Smith have the wrong strategy? Was Beterbiev going to eventually KO him, and it was just of matter of how soon? Dan has more from being ringside at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. Also, will we see Beterbiev battle his fellow countryman Dmitry Bivol in an undisputed bout at 175 lb. next? Also, in the co-feature bout Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba scored a big KO, himself, as he defeated Abraham Nova in just five rounds. What's the former two time Olympic Gold Medalist Ramirez's future at Featherweight? Dan has some insight on what he believes Top Rank and Ramirez's management will do. Finally, the guys discuss the announcement that the Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch is now official for August 20th. Dan gives more insight on the details of the bout and the television rights, etc., for the showdown for the WBA/IBF/WBO championships. Hear it all on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast and makes to follow/subscribe to the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" feed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr Light Heavyweight Showdown & More! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 55:27


    It's a light heavyweight unification world title bout in New York Saturday night between Russian IBF/WBC champ Artur Beterbiev and WBO champ Joe Smith Jr. of Long Island. And, we're ready to preview that bout and more on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview!" Host T.J. Rives is back with Dan Rafael, insider of BigFightWeekend.com to go over the matchup and Dan will be ringside in New York City's Hulu Theater covering and writing about the winner, etc. First, the guys go over the news of the week, including WBC heavyweight world champ Tyson Fury speaking out about what he might or might not do next, in the ring. Fury is rumored to be discussing several options that could include pro wrestling, an exhibition fight or a modified boxing match with MMA fighter Francis Ngannou etc. Will it be a WBC defense? Or is Fury waiting for the rematch winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua? Speaking of Usyk-Joshua, is that bout happening or not this August or not? Dan has the latest that he's hearing on the WBA/WBO/IBF title bout that's rumored to be in Saudi Arabia. The guys also discuss more news of the week and Dan has a 1 on 1 interview in the preview mode with WBC Super Flyweight champ Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez. Rodriguez is currently the youngest world champ in boxing at not yet 22 years old and he's ready to battle Thailand's Srisaket Sor Runvisai in Rodriguez's home of San Antonio, TX, June 25th. Finally, the guys turn to Beterbiev-Smith in New York. Will the unbeaten Russian add the American to the list of his latest knockouts? Or can Smith, who's been in with some top light heavyweights in his career before and beaten several of them, pull the upset in front on many of his local fans? The guys have thoughts, the odds and predictions. It's all part of the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    When will Usyk-Joshua II Happen? Dubois Wins in Miami & more! | Top Heavyweights The Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 56:17


    Lots of Heavyweight news, recaps and nostalgia coming on the latest "TopHeavyweights.com the Podcast!" Host T.J. Rives returns with Sean from TopHeavyweights.com to go over the Daniel Dubois KO of Trevor Bryan in Miami last weekend. What does it mean ultimately for Dubois? Could he get a matchup with Dillian Whyte or another European Heavyweight later this year? The guys also go for some nostalgia and talk James J. Braddock heavyweight upset of Max Baer and the two Joe Louis-Max Schmelling bouts, all as part of the 1930's in heavyweight championship history. Then, moving forward, the 40 year anniversary of Larry Holmes whipping Gerry Cooney in Vegas? Is Cooney the most overrated heavyweight contender of all time? Finally, the discussion turns to the future and the "when and where" on the proposed Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch, which is still rumored for August. Is there concern that it won't be happening? And, will Tyson Fury be fighting the winner, next? Hear it all on the latest edition of "TopHeavyweights.com the Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe to this Big Fight Weekend Podcast feed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. for all the great content from Top Heavyweights and the rest of the fight game too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dubois Berlanga And Munguia Win + HOF Induction Reaction | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 35:55


    Off a weekend that saw heavyweight Daniel Dubois capture the WBA secondary heavyweight title, Jaime Munguia stay unbeaten and Edgar Berlanga do the same, but not without trying a "bite night sequel" moment., we're ready to recap it all on "Fight Freak Unite Recap" Podcast. Host T.J. Rives is back with bigfightweekend.com insider Dan Rafael to go over it all. First, Dan has thoughts on the Sunday International Hall of Fame induction of great fighters like: Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins, Andre Ward, Miguel Cotto, Layla Ali and Christy Martin, plus, numerous other contributors to the sport. Then, T.J. and Dan talk Dubois' KO of Trevor Bryan in Miami on the Don King promoted fight card and what we learned from it? Plus, where is Dubois headed next after his win giving him the WBA's belt? Next, middleweight Jaime Munguia is a topic of conversation after his KO win over a little known Brit Jimmy Kelly in Anaheim, CA. on the Golden Boy show. Did Munguia help or hurt himself, despite scoring the knockout? And, most importantly, Dan wants to know if he's fighting a legitimate championship caliber fighter sometime soon? Finally, the discussion turns to super middleweight Edgar Berlanga and his win in Top Rank's New York main event. Berlanga scored a deserved decision win, but also bit opponent Alexis Angulo. Dan gives his thoughts on what he saw and whether it's a big or small blemish on Berlanga, now. And, what does the fact that he hasn't knocked out any of his last four opponents mean? Hear it all on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bryan-Dubois Heavyweight Bout And Joe Smith Jr Joins Show | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 65:24


    We are ready for another week of fight action and a world champion light heavyweight joins us on the latest edition of the "Big Fight Weekend Preview Podcast." Host T.J. Rives is back with Dan Rafael, insider for BigFightWeekend.com to go over the news of the week and then get to the previews for this weekend. First, the guys discuss Naoya "the Monster" Inoue's 2 round destruction of Nonito Donaire in their rematch back on Tuesday night in Japan. Dan has thoughts on the monster's punching power, did the type of gloves being used contribute to the quick KO and what's next for Inoue? The guys also discuss the postponement of the Jermall Charlo WBC middleweight title defense scheduled for next weekend in Houston. What's the latest with his injury and how soon might the bout be rescheduled. Then, Dan has a one on one exclusive with WBO light heavyweight champ Joe Smith Jr., as he get's set to battle Russian Artur Beterbiev in a unified 175 lb. title showdown in NYC next weekend. The New Yorker Smith updates his training, and mindset headed into this massive battle for him. Finally, the guys discuss the bouts this weekend including Trevor Bryan of the U.S. taking on Daniel Dubois of England for the WBA secondary heavyweight title Saturday in Miami. Will this be a quick KO by Dubois? And, what about Don King at an amazing 90 years old still being involved in promoting this? Dan and T.J. also have thoughts on the Edgar Berlanga headliner for Top Rank/ESPN in NYC and and unbeaten middleweight Jaime Munguia back in action of Golden Boy Promotions in Anaheim, CA Saturday night, as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Derrick James Trainer To Errol Spence and Jermell Charlo | Fight Freaks Unite Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 30:29


    It's another edition of the "Fight Freaks Unite Podcast," as insider Dan Rafael is back with another exclusive conversation. This as Dan welcomes the trainer for undisputed jr. middleweight champ Jermell Charlo and unified welterweight champ, Errol Spence. Dan chronicles the accomplishment of the Texas based James and how he's in the unique position currently of being the only trainer in boxing with two at least unified champions at the same time. Derrick gives his thoughts on Charlo's win to become undisputed over Brian Castano, whether Spence will now fight Terence Crawford next in an undisputed battle later this year and on why recognition for him isn't that important to him. It's all part of the latest "Fight Freaks Unite Podcast," on the Big Fight Weekend feed. And, make sure to follow or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Devin Haney Is Undisputed And More! | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 56:24


    It was an exciting weekend of championship fights from Australia to Minnesota to Cardiff, Wales. and we're ready to go over it all on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast. Host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael, insider/content partner for BigFightWeekend.com are back to go over the impressive decision victories by Devin Haney and Stephen Fulton, plus, Joe Cordina with a candidate for knockout of the year in his win. Haney dominated George Kambosos in front of 40,000 of his home country fans in Australia and on ESPN Sunday afternoon there. How did he make it look so easy and what about the rematch clause for the Aussie? Dan has thoughts about all of it. Next the guys breakdown the Showtime/PBC card in Minnesota as David Morrell won his super middleweight battle by TKO over Kalvin Henderson. Dan wonders: when will Morrell step up in opposition and the chance to lose increases? The guys also have recap of unified super bantamweight title holder Stephen Fulton simply overwhelming win over Danny Roman. in an easy 12 round win, also. Will Fulton get an undisputed shot, agains, for his career. Finally, Cordina scored a booming one punch kayo of Japanese IBF 130 lb. champ Kenechi Ogawa of Japan Saturday in Cardiff, Wales. The bout didn't long How will the Matchroom use this big moment for Cordina to get a bigger pay day. Hear it all on the latest "Fight Freaks Untie Recap" and make sure. fo follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kambosos-Haney And Fulton-Roman Title Fights And Picks! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 56:58


    A tremendous weekend of championship fights is on tap and from Australia to Minnesota to Wales, we're ready to preview it all on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview" Podcast. Host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael, insider for BigFightWeekend.com, are back with plenty to discuss, preview and predict. First, the guys go over the news of the week with Dan's exclusive story that Triller has failed to prominent fighters from their May 14th PPV in Los Angeles, including Sergey Kovalev and Kubrat Pulev. The guys discuss whether this is the legitimate end to the floundering Triller being able to do boxing business on any scale in the future due to their latest financial mess? Then, they talk about the Gervonta Davis PPV numbers coming in from last weekend in Brooklyn and Dan details what his present day sales success means relative to others. T.J. and Dan also discuss the decision by former heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to pick American trainer Robert Garcia to work with for his upcoming rematch with Oleksandr Usyk later this year. Next, Dan has an interview with unified Jr. Featherweight title holder Stephen Fulton, who defends Saturday night against former 122 lb. champ Danny Roman in the Showtime Boxing main event in Minneapolis. Fulton gives insight into his mindset and whether we'll see him rematch Brandon Figueroa in the short term, if he wins Saturday. Finally, the guys get to the biggest bout of the weekend, as unified lightweight champ George Kambosos defends his three titles in his home country Sunday afternoon Australian time against American WBC titleholder, Devin Haney. How will Haney fair "down under," especially without his father/trainer Bill, who cannot enter Australia due to a previous criminal conviction. Will the moment be to big or will Haney stun Kambosos? And, in addition to more on Fulton-Roman, Dan previews the IBF Super Featherweight title bout between Kenichi Ogawa and Joe Cordina in Cordina's home of Cardiff, Wales. It's Ogawa's first defense against a decorated, unbeaten challenger. Hear it all on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview" podcast and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bryan-Dubois Looming + When Do We Get Usyk-Joshua II? | Top Heavyweights The Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 32:18


    With the heavyweight news and pending matchups heating up in June, we're back with the latest edition of TopHeavyweights.com, the Podcast. Host T.J. Rives returns with Sean from TopHeavyweights.com to go over it all. First, the guys look back on contender Otto Wallin winning a fight in the Detroit suburbs last week and does he have a chance to get into title contention? Then, the guys talk about former WBC Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder getting a bronze statue dedicated to him in Alabama. And, more importantly, will Wilder be back in the ring again, soon or not? The topic of the pending Oleksandr Usyk rematch battle with Anthony Joshua is up next. Will this fight be happening and where and when? The guys have more. Take a trip down "memory lane" on the anniversary of an EPIC 15th and final round for the WBC heavyweight title in 1978 between Larry Holmes and Ken Norton. Sean has some great perspective and stories about it. Finally, there discussion on the upcoming schedule, including the pending fight in Miami between WBA secondary champ Trevor Bryan and Britain's Daniel Dubois for June 11th. Will Don King produce the money and will Dubois produce a KO of his fighter? It's all on the latest "TopHeavyweights.com the Podcast" as part of the Big Fight Weekend podcast feed. Make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Gervonta Davis Gets TKO Over Romero | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 38:50


    Off the weekend PPV win by unbeaten lightweight Gervonta Davis by TKO over Rolly Romero Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY, host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael, insider from Big Fightweekend.com are back to go over his victory and more on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast. Davis was waiting for his opportunity and it finally came with a single shot in the sixth round on the loud, flamboyant Romero. What are Dan's thoughts on Davis' win and the ramifications of it. There's also discussion on whether referee David Fields was on the money with the stoppage or it came too soon?Plus, the guys discuss what will be his next bout and what are the chances that it will come against unbeaten lightweight contender Ryan Garcia later this year or early next year? The guys also recap the win by middleweight contender Erislandy Lara over veteran Spike O'Sullivan in the co-feature bout Saturday night at Barclay's Center. Lara used his superior power in his left to knockdown and eventually stop O'Sullivan in the 8th round to keep his 160 lb. title hopes in range. It's all part of the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Gervonta Davis- Rolly Romero In PPV Action And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 47:39


    It's the latest edition of the show, as host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael, content insider/partner on BigFightWeekend.com are back to get you ready for the Gervonta Davis-Rolly Romero Lightweight Showtime Boxing PPV in Brooklyn, NY. Before we get to that fight breakdown, T.J. and Dan are discussing the news of the week. This includes Canelo Alvarez chooses a trilogy fight in September with Gennady Golovkin, instead of an immediate rematch with Dmitry Bivol. Dan has insight on why. The guys also go over former WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder having a statue erected in his home of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Also, Dan has a one on one conversation with WBC lightweight champ Devin Haney, as he's ready to battle unified champ George Kambosos in Australia next weekend. Haney goes over the challenges of traveling down under, and going for the belts in a hostile place. Next, T.J. welcomes Showtime Boxing analyst Raul Marquez to the show. Raul discusses David Benavidez's super middleweight win that he broadcasted last weekend in Arizona. And, what's the short term future for the hard punching Benavidez? Raul then turns to the Davis-Romero battle and why he thinks this could be a slugfest early? Then, Dan rejoins T.J. and they go over the odds and the picks for Davis-Romero and the middleweight contender Erislandy Lara vs. Spike O'Sullivan battle in the co-feature fight Saturday night. Hear it all on the "Big Fight Weekend Preview" podcast and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    David Benavidez And Janibek Alimkhanuly Score KO Wins | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 36:09


    Off a weekend of fight cards from London to Phoenix and onto Las Vegas, host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael, insider of Big Fight Weekend's website and podcast feed are back with another "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" pod. First up, the guys discuss the light heavyweight win by unbeaten English contender Joshua Buatsi over his fellow countryman Craig Richards in the Matchroom Boxing main event.. Dan has insight on what he saw from Buatsi and what his future could hold later in 2022? Then, they turn their attention to the Las Vegas Top Rank show that saw up and comer Jermaine Ortiz defeat veteran former title holder Jamel Herring on the undercard. What are Ortiz's prospects for the near future and was this it for the 35 year old Herring in the ring? Then, in the main event Dan talks about Janibek's demolish KO of England's Danny Dignum in just a couple of rounds. Why does the middleweight Janibek remind Dan of his countryman Gennady Golovkin with the hard punches? Finally, the Showtime/Premier Boxing Champions main event saw unbeaten super middleweight David Benavidez also score a quick devastating TKO win over Canadien David Lemieux in Glendale, AZ. Benavidez looks big and tough, but what kind of immediate future does he have, as well? Hear all the discussion on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" and make sure to follow/subscribe for this show on the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" feed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Benavidez-Lemieux Super Middleweight Preview And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 42:19


    We're back for another solid weekend of boxing action with prominent fight cards in three cities and on two continents. And, host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael are ready to go over it all on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview" podcast. First, the guys go over some news of the week, including Ryan Garcia' lightweight contender fight with Issac Cruz going away almost, as quickly as it was suggested. Why? Also, what's up with top middleweight contender Jaime Munguia now fighting a no-name opponent. Plus, what about the future of Golden Boy's stable of fighters and how it relates to their new deal with DAZN? Dan has insight and thoughts on it all. Then, the guys go over the triple-header of fight cards beginning with the Matchroom Boxing light heavyweight main event of Joshua Buatsi vs. Craig Richards. Will Buatsi remain unbeaten with a solid showing to help his title hopes for 2023? Next, it's the WBC super middleweight interim title fight on Showtime between former world champ David Benavidez, fighting in his hometown of Phoenix against veteran David Lemieux in a scheduled 12 rounder. Will the hard punching Benavidez get a signature win that sets him up for a potential Canelo Alvarez bout or can Lemieux push him, etc.? Finally, the WBO interim middleweight title is on the line in Las Vegas on ESPN as Janibek Alimkhanuly of Khasikstan faces England's Danny Dignum in the 12 round Top Rank Boxing main event. Janibek is a hard punching former amateur star, who wants a big win on this stage. The guys have thoughts and picks on all of these bouts! Hear it all on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Welcome TopHeavyweights.com Podcast! | Top Heavyweights Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 40:59


    The heavyweight division is always prominent in boxing and we are thrilled to welcome a new podcast that specializes in it with "TopHeavyweights.com, the Podcast." T.J. Rives is the host with Sean, the owner and operator of TopHeavyweights.com who's been operating his site for almost a decade and is a great historian of the division, as well. On this first episode, get Sean's thoughts on WBC champion Tyson Fury and whether we really believe that he isn't boxing any longer? Also, how does the potential for an undisputed bout with either Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, who are set to fight this Summer, factor in, also? T.J. and Sean discuss the upset of formerly unbeaten French star Tony Yoka by Martin Bakole last Saturday and Paris and what does that mean for both fighters short-term? And, the pod will always talk current historical bouts and nostalgia for the time period around the podcast release. So of course, legends Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are all discussed as having prominent fights during late May in their careers. Hear it all on "TopHeavyweights.com, the Podcast" and make sure to follow subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Amir Khan Speaks Exclusively To Dan Rafael | Fight Freaks Unite Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 39:06


    It's another exclusive one on one conversation with our insider Dan Rafael, he speaks with Amir Khan. This, as the former two division world champ announced his retirement this past weekend. Khan looks back on his 17 year pro career that saw him capture the WBA 140 lb. title in 2009. Khan would make five successful defenses against Dmitriy Salita, Paulie Malignaggi (in his American debut in Malignaggi's hometown of New York), Marcos Maidana (in a rousing Las Vegas battle), Paul McCloskey and a fifth-round body-shot knockout of Zab Judah to take his IBF belt in a unification fight. Khan would move up to welterweight and go on to defeat opponents such as former world titleholders Luis Collazo, Devin Alexander and Chris Algieri but he would lose two more world title fights by knockout. He stepped up to middleweight (at a 155-pound catch weight) to challenge WBC champion Canelo Alvarez and got knocked out in spectacular fashion in the sixth round in 2016. A two-year layoff followed and in 2019, Khan was stopped in the sixth round challenging WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford. Khan notched his final win in his next fight when he knocked out former featherweight titlist Billy Dib in the fourth round in Saudi Arabia before ending a 2½-year layoff to face fellow former champ Brit Kel Brook. Brook stopped Khan in their long overdue battle. Khan gives his thoughts on it all, including his short term future on "Fight Freaks Unite." And, make sure you are following/subscribing to the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" feed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. for great content like this Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jermall Charlo Is Undisputed | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 34:29


    Off a weekend that saw Jermell Charlo score an emphatic win over Brian Castano by knockout to win the undisputed jr. middleweight world titles Saturday night in Carson, CA, host T.J. Rives and insider Dan Rafael are back to breakdown all the relevant action from the weekend on "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast. Charlo and Castano fought a tremendous rematch in their 12 round main event with the Texas native scoring the 10th round stoppage after knocking the Argentine Castano down twice. What are Dan's thoughts on how Charlo got it done and about future big time fights for him looming? Also, on the same Showtime/PBC undercard, top welterweight Jaron "Boots" Ennis was once again devastating with a second round KO. How soon will we see him in a title shot and is he the most dangerous contender out there at 147 lb.? Dan also has thoughts on the Zurdo Ramirez light heavyweight main event win over Dominc Boesel in the Golden Boy main event Saturday. And we cover the Triller card too that saw former light heavyweight champ Sergey Kovalev victorious as a cruiserweight. Hear it all on "Fight Freaks Unite," as we recap the top battles in boxing. And make sure you are following/subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jermell Charlo Rematches Brian Castano For Jr Middleweight Supremacy | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 60:32


    A huge weekend of fights is headlined by the long awaited rematch of Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano for the undisputed Jr Middleweight title coming in Carson, CA and we're ready to break that fight and all else down on the "Big Fight Weekend Preview" podcast. Host T.J. Rives is back with Dan Rafael, insider for BigFightWeekend.com to first go over the news of the week, which includes Ryan Garcia getting a WBC Lightweight top contender battle ordered against Issac Cruz. T.J. and Dan have thoughts on that fight and what's in the immediate future for the winner? Next, Dan has an exclusive one on one conversation with Garcia's promoter and hall of famer himself, Oscar De La Hoya. He discusses with Oscar whether the Garcia bout will get made later this Summer? Plus, Oscar previews his Golden Boy Promotions light heavyweight Zurdo Ramirez in action in their Saturday main event. And, De la Hoya gives his take on how and why Canelo Alvarez lost last Saturday night to the bigger and better Dmitry Bivol? Finally, Dan and T.J. are back to make some wagers on what they like for the Saturday fight cards with Charlo-Castano II being the one with the most interest and four world titles on the line? Hear it all on "Big Fight Weekend Preview" on the podcast feed here. And, make sure you are following /reviewing us on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotfy. Thanks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Exclusive With Top Lightweight Contender Ryan Garcia | Fight Freaks Unite Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 21:07


    On a special edition of the "Fight Freaks Unite" podcast Dan Rafael is back with a one on one exclusive with unbeaten, top lightweight contender Ryan Garcia. This, as the WBC on Tuesday ordered that the Californian Garcia fight Mexico's Issac Cruz next in a final eliminator bout for their #1 contender spot. Hear Ryan's thoughts on fighting Cruz and what's ultimately at stake, which is the winner of that fight battling the winner of George Kambosos-Devin Haney for the undisputed 135 lb. title coming in June. Garcia also has thoughts on that upcoming title bout in Australia, as well. Dan also gets Ryan's comments on the upset loss of Canelo Alvarez to Dmitry Bivol for the WBA world light heavyweight title last Saturday night in Vegas. Ryan has some unique insight from having trained for some time with Canelo and Eddy Reynoso before leaving them earlier this year. Hear it all on "Fight Freaks Unite" and make sure that you follow/subscribe to this "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" feed for the very latest by going to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dmitry Bivol Upsets Canelo Alvarez | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 35:52


    Off his tremendous performance and 12 round decision win over Canelo Alvarez Saturday night, Russian Dmitry Bivol is certainly deserving of credit and a bigger pay day coming up. And, we're ready to recap it all on "Fight Freaks Unite" as part of the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" Network of shows. Host T.J. Rives is back with insider Dan Rafael of BigFightWeekend.com to go over just how Bivol got it done to remain unbeaten and hand Canelo his first loss in nearly nine years? The guys also discuss the judging and in particular how the three Vegas judges seemed to see the fight differently, especially early, from everyone else. And, more intriguingly, they all agreed on Bivol winning the championship rounds, but it turns out that he had to on their cards or it would've been a draw or worse.. Dan also gives insight on whether he believes the Bivol-Canelo rematch will be next in September or will Canelo go ahead and follow through to fight Gennady Golvokin in their trilogy bout, instead. We've got it all on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" of Bivol over Canelo. And, make sure that you are following/subscribing to the "Big Fight Weekend Podcat" network for all of our great content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 64:53


    He's arguably the top name in the sport and Canelo Alvarez is back for the first time in 2021, as he battles WBA light heavyweight champ Dmitry Bivol in a scheduled 12 rounder Saturday night. And, host T.J. Rives and insider Dan Rafael of BigFightWeekend.com are ready to preview it on the "Big Fight Weekend Preivew" Podcast. First, T.J. and Dan set the stage of what Canelo's arrival, etc. this week has been like and how have the fighters handled the hype? Dan also has insight on Canelo's mindset heading into his latest challenge at higher weight class. Then, Dan has a one on one conversation with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. Hearn, who secured this fight and Alvarez's subsequent one in September gives insight into what he thinks will happen in the ring coming up. And, Hearn also has more on some proposed and announced fight cards coming from Matchroom later this Summer. After that, T.J. has a great breakdown of Canelo-Bivol with the analyst on the DAZN streaming broadcast call, Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora. Sergio has insight on the fighters, having met with them Thursday afternoon. And, he gives his thoughts on if/how Bivol can win? Finally, Dan is back and he and T.J. go over the odds and make predictions on the fight card, including what kind of shot does this bout have of going deep, if not a 12 round decision? Hear it all on the "Big Fight Weekend Preview" podcast, as part of the BFW network. And, make sure you follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dan Rafael Convo With Matchroom's Eddie Hearn Tease | Fight Freaks Unite

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 4:31


    On Wednesday night, our Dan Rafael got one on one opportunity with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn in advance of Saturday night's WBA world light heavyweight title bout in Las Vegas between Dimitry Bivol and future hall of famer, Canelo Alvarez. In this quick portion of the interview that will air in full later this weekend, Hearn says that Bivol will be a real challenge a young, talented, bigger fighter than Canelo. Can the Russian pull the huge upset or will Alvarez continue his question to become undisputed champ in a second weight class? It's all part of our coverage on "Fight Freaks Unite" and the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast Network." Make sure you are following/subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Our full preview will be out Friday afternoon on this feed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Shakur Stevenson And Katie Taylor Big Winners | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 37:06


    Whether it was Las Vegas or New York City, there was tremendous boxing action on a world championship level and we're ready to recap the weekend on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast. Host T.J. Rives returns with BigFightWeeeknd.com insider, Dan Rafael live from Las Vegas to go over the biggest bouts of the weekend. First, Dan was on hand at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Shakur Stevenson's whipping of Oscar Valdez for the WBO/WBC Jr. Lightweight world titles Saturday night. Why was Stevenson so dominant and what is his future? Plus, Dan relates some stories about being around the fighters, including up and comer prospect Keyshawn Davis, after the bouts in the pressers and at the MGM Grand casino, etc. Also, the guys discuss the fantastic women's world lightweight title battle between Irish champ Katie Taylor and seven time world champ, Amanda Serrano. The two slugged it out in a thrilling 10 round bout at famed Madison Square Garden with Taylor squeaking out a split decision win. How did Taylor survive Serrano's initial onslaught to rally late? Will there be a rematch before the year is up? Dan has thoughts and insight on all of it. Hear it all on the "Fight Freaks Unite Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on the "Big Fight Weekend" Podcast Network of shows by going to Apple Podcasts., Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Oscar Valdez Vs Shakur Stevenson And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 43:05


    It's an action packed weekend with compelling world title fights in Las Vegas and Madison Square Garden and we're ready to talk all about it on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview Podcast!" Host T.J. Rives returns with our content partner and insider Dan Rafael, who is on scene at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the 130 lb. unified world title showdown between unbeaten champs, Oscar Valdez and Shakur Stevenson. Dan has insight on the fighters from being around them Thursday and scored a one on one interview with the WBC champ Valdez that you'll hear. Dan also sets the scene of what it's like to be inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for events like this one and the upcoming Canelo Alvarez-Dmiitry Bivol title clash next weekend there. And, has insight on why a "coin flip" became important for Valdez and Stevenson, too. The guys also discuss the massively important ladies title bout at MSG in New York for the undisputed lightweight title. This, as unbeaten Irish champ Katie Taylor battles NYC fan favorite Amanda Serrano in a scheduled 10 rounder for the most lucrative ladies purse in boxing history. Will Taylor be able to stand up to challenge of fighting Serrano in her back yard or will Serrano prevail in the biggest moment of her career? Dan and T.J. have thoughts. They guys also go over some fight odds and make predictions on the key fights on both the Top Rank Vegas Card and the Matchroom/MSG show. Hear it all on "The Big Fight Weekend Preview" and make sure that you follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tyson Fury Delivers KO Of Dillian Whyte | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 47:56


    It's all over in England as "The Gypsy King" Tyson Fury remained unbeaten and successfully defended his WBC heavyweight crown with a sixth round TKO over challenger Dillian Whyte. And, host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael are ready to recap all of it on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast. In a record crowd night at Wembley Stadium, Fury dispatched Whyte with single right uppercut to end it all. Why was Fury so dominant and Whyte so unable to mount any kind of attack? And, was it just a matter of time before Fury delivered the type of punch he did against his fellow countryman? Dan gives his insight and analysis. Also, what will be next for Fury? Will he seriously consider retirement or is there an MMA option or will he opt for an undisputed challenge against the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua later this Summer? We cover it all on "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" of Fury-Whyte and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 85:40


    It's one of the most anticipated fights of 2022, as WBC Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury returns to England Saturday night to battle countryman and #1 contender Dillian Whyte in a 12 round showdown at famed Wembley Stadium. And, with over 90,000 scheduled to attend and millions more watching on PPV around the globe, we're ready to preview it on the "Big Fight Weekend Preview." Host T.J. Rives is joined by our insider/partner on BigFightWeekend.com, Dan Rafael, who has tremendous insight on what Big Time Heavyweight title bouts at Wembley Stadium are like. This, as he previously covered the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitscko world title bout in 2017. But, now Tyson Fury, aka 'The Gypsy King" is ready to defend his portion of the crown after his conquering wins over American Deontay Wilder including a TKO victory last October in Las Vegas. Standing in the way is the top WBC challenger, Dillian Whyte. Whyte doesn't have Fury's caliber of victories, but does have a big punch. Now, we'll see if he can deliver it or will it be a coronation return for Fury? Plus, T.J. is joined by special guests with their insight, Sean of TopHeavyweights.com and of course, David Payne, "the Boxing Writer" from England. Both analysts give their perspective on the magnitude of the bout and what they believe happens on Saturday night. David also gives us a feel on whether the British fans are already jacked up for this one or is it still building? Then, T.J. and Dan close out with their analysis and predictions on a winner. Hear it all on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Exclusive With Unified Welterweight Champ Errol Spence | Fight Freaks Unite

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 27:29


    It's a special edition of "Fight Freaks Unite" on the Big Fight Weekend Podcast Network, as insider Dan Rafael talks exclusively to unified world welterweight champ, Errol Spence fresh off his win over Yordenis Ugas by TKO last Saturday night. Dan gets the breakdown from Spence on the victory in front of nearly 40,000 fans at AT&T Stadium and how he was able to overcome his latest adversity of an injured eye that required surgery. Yet, Spence still was the better man in stopping the Cuban WBA Champ. And then, most importantly, why is Spence so confident that an undisputed title bout with unbeaten WBO champ Terence Crawford will get done and the two should be fighting next? He and Dan discuss why this mega-fight looks like it will finally happen. It's on the latest "Fight Freaks Unite" podcast, as part of the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast Network" and make sure that you follow./subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Errol Spence Stops Ugas Issac Cruz Gets Kayo And More | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 37:47


    It was a great performance by unified world welterweight title holder Errol Spence, as he defeated Yordenis Ugas Saturday night on a 10th round TKO. And, we're ready to talk about that finish and all the week's important action on the latest "Fight Freaks Unite Recap Podcast." Host T.J. Rives is with BigFightWeekend.com insider Dan Rafael to discuss more the Spence win at AT&T stadium, how impressive he was and what about the future in the welterweight division. That includes, will we see a Spence battle with WBO unbeaten title holder Terence Crawford later in 2022 or not? Dan gives his thoughts on what may stand in the way of the undisputed title bout being discussed. Dan also gives his impression of the win by lightweight contender Issac Cruz of Mexico in the co-feature bout on the PPV. What did Cruz do well in his KO of veteran Yuriorkis Gamboa and what other fighters stood out on the undercard? Finally, British welterweight Conor Benn remained an unbeaten prospect Saturday night in Manchester, England, with a second round destruction of 40 year old veteran Chris Van Heerden. What does it mean for Benn and a possible title bout in his future coming? Hear it all on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap Podcast" which is part of the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast Network" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Errol Spence-Yordens Ugas PPV Showdown And Picks! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 68:09


    It's an enormous World Welterweight title showdown Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, as unbeaten WBC/IBF champ Errol Spence battles WBA titleholder Yordenis Ugas in the PBC/Showtime PPV main event. And, host T.J. Rives is ready to preview it with Dan Rafael of BigFightWeekend.com on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Podcast!" First, T.J. and Dan go over the latest with WBC Heavyweight title fight for April 23rd with Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte. Whyte has only decided this week to promote the bout. Still, largely based on Fury and his ability to sell the title fight, they have over 90,000 tickets already sold. Dan gives insight on all of it. Next, T.J. welcomes unbeaten Jr. Welterweight prospect Brandun Lee from California. Will Lee get a challenge from Zachary Ochoa to begin the evening fight card or is it another KO? Finally, it's time for T.J. and Dan to break down all the bouts and important fighters for Saturday night. And, Dan gives some thoughts and predictions on the entire card and obviously, the main event. Can Spence capitalize on fighting in front of a massive home opportunity in the home of the Dallas Cowboys? Or will Ugas pull another shocker just like his tremendous offense performance in a 12 round win over future Hall of Famer, Manny Pacquiao? Someone's legacy will take a massive step late Saturday night and the boys discuss that too. Hear it all as port of the "Big Fight Weekend Preview" which is also available to follow/subscribe on Apple Pocasts, Sportify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Hagler Vs Hearns Retrospective | Fight Freaks Unite Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 43:30


    It's regarded as the greatest "short fight" in boxing history, and the anniversary of the EPIC Middleweight title clash of "Marvelous Marvin" Hagler and Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns is April 15th from 1985. So, host T.J. Rives and insider/historian Dan Rafael are back on "Fight Freaks Unite" to discuss it all. The guys breakdown the phenomenal first round, where both future Hall of Famers are throwing and receiving punches that destroyed their former opponents. Yet, neither of them would go down. T.J. and Dan also have insight on the build-up to this mega-fight, how/why Sugar Ray Leonard not fighting either of them factors in and Dan has a great story of being with Tommy Hearns many years later to re-live the fight and the KO ending by Hagler. You will also hear from Hall of Fame broadcasters Al Bernstein and Barry Tompkins, who were on the separate calls of the PPV and the HBO sports broadcasts, yet have their remembrances, especially of that first round. Hagler got the victory, but even in defeat Hearns show why he's a Hall of Famer, too. It's all part of the "Fight Freaks Unite Podcast" series and make sure to follow and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. to this podcast feed for Big Fight Weekend to get more of the same! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Triple G Ryan Garcia Victorious And Fundora-Lubin Slugfest | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 21:18


    It was an exciting Saturday of boxing and host T.J. Rives and BigFightWeekend.com's insider, Dan Rafael are back on the maiden voyage of the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap Podcast" to discuss it all. What did Dan think of Gennady Golovkin's TKO Middleweight title win early Saturday in Japan over Ryota Murata? And, now that Triple G cleared that hurdle, what are his prospects in a third bout with Canelo Alvarez? Next, the guys discuss the Ryan Garcia Lightweight win in San Antonio over Ghanan Emmanuel Tagoe over 12 rounds. How did Ryan look to Dan and how much was influenced/taken away from his chances to score an impressive KO, etc. by the fact that Tagoe was really fighting but more in survival mode? Finally, the fight of the week, at least in terms of action, was the Sebastian Fundora-Erickson Lubin brawl in Las Vegas Saturday night. That saw both fighters down and eventually Fundora stopping Lubin in the Jr. Middleweight contest after 9 rounds. What did Dan think of the performance by the unbeaten Fundora and did Lubin's veteran trainer do the right thing by him by going ahead and stopping the bout due to his facial swelling, etc.? Dan gives insight on that aspect and his thoughts on Fundora's fighting style at a massive 6'6" height for a Jr. Middleweight. Hear it all on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" as part of the Big Fight Weekend Podcast network and make sure to follow/subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. And READ more about the fights on our site BigFightWeekend.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Welcome Dan Rafael To BFW And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 69:39


    It's the latest edition of the show and host T.J. Rives has a special announcement. He's welcoming a new content partner to the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and BFW website with one of the most prominent boxing writers/insiders of the last nearly 25 years in Dan Rafael formerly of ESPN and USA Today! Dan explains why he's excited to join the site as a regular daily contributor to BigFightWeekend.com and also, will be a frequent guest on the BFW podcast, as well as doing some of his own original podcasting content. Then, the guys also discuss some Heavyweight news of the week with the upcoming Tyson Fury WBC title defense against the ever, pouting and complaining fellow Brit Dillan Whyte and his team. Whyte has refused to promote the battle in any way, but now it's almost time to step in the ring. Dan sorts it out and has great insight and more on his exclusive on when the other Heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk defending against England's Anthony Joshua that will be later in the Summer? Then, T.J. and Dan start previewing and predicting the action, including the Gennady Golovkin vs. Ryota Murata World Middleweight title fight early Saturday U.S. time from Japan. Is the now 40 year old Triple G too old to get this done? Or, does he have a great performance still left in him? Also, there's intrigue around unbeaten, California Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia battling Ghana's Emmanuel Tagoe in a non-title main event in San Antonio, TX Saturday night. Garcia has had a long layoff due to "mental health issues" and an injured hand, but he's back for the first time in 14 months to face the underdog veteran from Africa. Can Tagoe test him? Finally, the guys also talk the Jr. Middleweight showdown in Vegas, as 6'6'' Sebastian Fundora puts his unbeaten record on the line against former world title challenger Erickson Lubin in a 12 round main event for Showtime. Can "The Towering Inferno" at his abnormal height for a Jr. Middleweight score the win or will Lubin get the seventh straight win of his career after his lone pro defeat? More analysis and predictions forthcoming. Hear it all on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Insight on April Schedule With Michael Montero And Fight Picks | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.89)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 46:16


    The month of April is here and some tremendous title fights are coming from the Middleweight to Lightweight to Welterweight and of course, the Heavyweight division. And, host T.J. Rives is back to discuss it with a special guest on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Podcast." That guest is boxing media personality and even, part time fighter now, Michael Montero of MonteroOnBoxing.com and Ring TV. He and T.J. go through his story of how became so interested in the fight game, boxing media and even, wanting to get in the ring, himself. Michael also gives thoughts on the upcoming Middleweight title showdown with Gennady Golovkin taking on Japan's Ryota Murata next weekend. Is Triple G well over the hill and can the very popular Murata wow his home fans coming up? Also, T.J. and Michael discuss the world Welterweight battle between champions Errol Spence and Yordenis Ugas coming in Arlington, TX on April 16th. Can Spence set up mega-fight with fellow unbeaten, WBO champ Terence Crawford for later this year? The guys also talk about England's "Gypsy King," Tyson Fury preparing to defend his WBC Heavyweight title on home soil against countryman, Dillian Whyte the following week of April 23rd. Can Fury deliver a big win and move closer to fighting for the Undisputed crown later this year? Then, T.J. wraps with going over some of the title fight odds and makes a couple of early predictions, too. It's all part of the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | StableDuel.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Rising Australian Star Tim Tszyu Debuts In USA And Championship Fight Picks | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.88)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 37:13


    It's a highly anticipated debut for star Australian contender Tim Tszyu, as he fights in the USA for the first time Saturday night in Minnesota on Showtime Boxing. And, host T.J. Rives is back to discuss his bout and all the others that matter for the weekend on the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. First, T.J. welcomes legendary Showtime play by play man Barry Tompkins back to the podcast. Barry has insight and analysis on Tszyu taking on American veteran fighter Terrell Gausha in a scheduled 12 round main event at 154 lb. Tszyu, the son of Hall of Fame fighter Kostya Tszyu, is looking to build on his own name, particularly, if he can score an impressive KO in this one. Barry also has some thoughts on the landscape at Jr. Middleweight including Jermell Charlo getting ready to defend his three world titles in an Undisputed rematch with WBO champ Brian Castano. Tszyu hopes to fight the winner of Charlo-Castano later this year. Then, T.J. goes over the other fight cards of interest worldwide. That includes a compelling IBF World Featherweight title bout with champion/veteran from Spain Kiko Martinez looking to retain against British challenger and also, former champ, Josh Warrington. Their 12 round bout is the Matchroom Boxing main event from Warrington's hometwon, Leeds, England. He also has thoughts on the Lightweight non-title main event in Las Vegas for Top Rank Boxing/ESPN, as former 130 lb. world champ Miguel Berchelt battles former title challenger Jeremiah Nakathila in a scheduled 10 round main event Saturday night late. The Mexican Berchelt is on the comeback trail after losing his title in a brutal one punch KO to Oscar Valdez just over a year ago. Hear it all as part of the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Check Out the SGPN Exclusive 2022 USFL Content. Support for this episode - WynnBet | IPVanish.com/sgp | DrinkTrade.com/sgp | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | StableDuel.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sunny Edwards Defends Flyweight Title + Edgar Berlanga Headlines in NYC | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.87)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 59:27


    We have intriguing action, including a world Flyweight title fight, all over the globe this weekend and host T.J. Rives is ready to preview it on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Podcast." First, T.J. welcomes special guest Manouk Akopyan of the L.A. Times and Boxingscene.com. The guys not only discuss the release of the Showtime Boxing Spring/Summer schedule of world title fights and PPVS, but they are also ready to preview what we'll see from Dubai, U.A.E. to New York City to Los Angeles. Manouk has thoughts on England's Sunny Edwards making the second defense of his IBF Flyweight Title, as he takes on Muhammad Wasseem in Dubai in a scheduled 12 rounder. Will the Brit score another title win or could the Pakistani challenger pull an upset? Also, T.J. wants Manouk's take on big punching Edgar Berlanga who puts his unbeaten record on the line against a veteran in Steve Rolls in the Top Rank Boxing main event on ESPN in New York. The guys also discuss the illness/hospitalization of top Welterweight Vergil Ortiz, who has had to withdraw from his main event for Golden Boy Promotions in Los Angeles on Saturday night. What's the prognosis for Oritiz and can Golden Boy save face on the show that will stream on DAZN? Finally, T.J. has predictions and goes over the wagering odds on all the bouts, including is Berlanga enticing to get another early KO on his resume'? Hear it all on the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | Manscaped.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | StableDuel.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Solving Murder of Hector "Macho" Camacho and Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 86)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 50:57


    The mysterious and unsolved decade old murder of boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho has developments. And, we are ready to update that and talk fights this Friday and Saturday nights on the latest "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. Host T.J. Rives returns and welcomes documentary filmmaker Eric Drath who produced and directed the documentary "Macho...the story of Hector Camacho" that debuted in late 2020. T.J. and Eric go over the developments from this week in Camacho's home island of Puerto Rico, as five suspects have been arrested and charged with Camacho being shot to death in a car outside a night club in 2012. Drath has great insight on the case and more on the whole Camacho story. Then, T.J. welcomes Gio Marquez, the 21 year old son of former two division world champ Raul Marquez, as Gio makes his pro boxing debut on Showtime Friday night. The younger Marquez is a national "Golden Gloves" champion last year and has now turned professional. His dad, who's a commentator for Showtime Boxing will be in Gio's corner in this bout. T.J. has more on that card and also the Matchroom Boxing Satuday night show in Nottingham, England. That's where Engand's Leigh Wood battles unbeaten Irishman Michael Conlan in a 12 round Featherweight bout for their main event. Get all the info and preview and some fight picks, too, on the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | IPVanish.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | StableDuel.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Chocolatito-Martinez Headlines In San Diego And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.85)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 49:52


    We're looking forward to an exciting weekend of fights in the smaller weight classes, including Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez taking on "El Rey" Julio Cesar Martinez in the Matchroom Boxing main event. And, host T.J. Rives is ready to discuss that bout, the news of the week and more with his guests on the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. T.J. welcomes Todd Grisham of the DAZN play by play call of Chocolatito-Martinez for Saturday night. Todd gives insight and perspective on what on paper looks like an action packed bout. The guys also discuss future Hall of Famer Canelo Alvarez readying to fight Russian Dimitry Bivol in early April.. Then, T.J. brings back Gayle Falkenthal of CommDigiNews.com and NYFights.com to also go over Saturday night's card in her hometown of San Diego. And, she gives a prediction on what she thinks will happen with that battle between these two small warriors. Having previously worked with Dimitry Bivol, Gayle has insight on him and his situation as a Russian with the country's invasion of Ukraine. She and T.J. also go over the odds and picks on the fights this weekend. It's all part of the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | StableDuel.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Josh Taylor Defends Undisputed Title And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.84)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 48:56


    We get ready for a weekend of championship fights from Scotland to Las Vegas and back to London on this edition of the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. Host T.J. Rives returns to go over the news of the week, including how the Russian invasion of Ukraine could be affecting the proposed Unified Heavyweight title rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua? And, TJ welcome to board David Payne aka "the boxing writer" of his site boxingwriter.co.UK over in England to give his insight on that situation and also help preview the fights. That includes, the Saturday night Undisputed Junior Welterweight Title defense of four belt Champion Josh Taylor of Scotland. Taylor "The Tartan Tornado" has returned to his home country and will fight in Glasgow against England's Jack Catterall in a scheduled 12-round main event to be shown Primetime in the U.K. and Saturday afternoon in the United States. Will Taylor look impressive and garner an even bigger fight later in 2022 and perhaps with World Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford? TJ and David explore. TJ also previews the Showtime boxing Las Vegas Card Saturday night that features unbeaten in New York contender Chris Colbert in a WBA Jr. Lightweight Eliminator fight and has a couple of other intriguing undercard bouts, on the Vegas strip, too. And, there's also a Sunday night London title fight card that features Britain's Lawrence Okolie defending the WBO Cruiserweight World Championship in a scheduled 12-rounder for Matchroom Boxing! We go over the odds and make some fight picks on the cards for the weekend! Here it all is part of the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast and make sure to follow / subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Etc! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Who's Canelo Fighting Next? And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.83)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 41:55


    We're ready for another weekend of the fights in February, but first, we'll try to get to the bottom of who's fighting Canelo Alvarez in May and also, will another March prominent title fight just be delayed by injury or is it off all together? We are ready to break it down on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast" Host T.J. Rives returns with insight, analysis and up to the minute info with Keith Idec, Sr. Writer/Columnist, for Boxingscene.com. Keith details the latest on Alvarez and whether the future Hall of Famer will meet WBA Light Heavyweight champ, Russian Dimitry Bivol in Vegas in May? Or, will Canelo still potentially fight WBC Middleweight title holder Jermall Charlo? Keith also has more the currently delayed Jermell Charlo (twin brother)- Brian Castano fight scheduled for March. Will Castano's arm injury just delay things a little while or will the fight have to be scrapped? T.J. gives his input on whom he'd like to see fight Charlo soon, if Castano cannot. Then, the guys go over the fight cards this weekend, including the battle in England of former world champs, Amir Khan and Kell Brook. They'll fight the main event for Boxxer Promotions and SKY Sports in England Saturday afternoon U.S. time. Also, in action Saturday night in his hometown of Tiajuana, Mexico is unbeaten, hard punching WBO Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia fighting aginst D'Mitrius Ballard of the U.S. in the Golden Boy Promotions main event. T.J. goes over the odds and his picks for the weekend, as well. Hear it all on the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | Manscaped.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | StableDuel.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Recap Of Keith Thurman Win And Anniversary of Buster Douglas KO | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.82)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 71:51


    It was a solid return to the ring for former World Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman last Saturday night and we're ready to recap that. Plus, we re-live one of boxing's greatest upsets on this week's edition of the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. Host TJ Rives is back to go over Thurman's 12-round decision victory over Mario Barrios in Las Vegas last weekend. Thurman is hoping to get back into the World Welterweight Title picture after a two-and-a-half year layoff. And, TJ welcomes in Antione Williams from "Greatest of All Time Boxing Promotions," who was ringside for the Thurman bout. Antoine gives his analysis of what he saw in person and what's next for Thurman? Would it be Unified World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence or perhaps for one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world in Terence Crawford? Then TJ and Antione go over the anniversary of one of the great Heavyweight stunners of all time, as James Buster Douglas knockout the seemingly invincible Mike Tyson in Tokyo Japan 32 years ago this weekend. Just how did Douglas do it? TJ and Antione have thoughts on the magnitude of the upset. The guys also go over the one prominent fight card this weekend, which takes place in London as former World Middleweight champ Daniel Jacobs fights English contender John Ryder in a 168-pound main event from Matchroom Boxing.. Hear it all on the big fight weekend podcast and make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Keith Thurman Returns And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 81)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 62:51


    It's a brand new edition of the only boxing show you need for the news, fight previews and of course, picks against the lines on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast." Host T.J. Rives returns with Dan Canobbio of his own successful show "Inside Boxing Live" found on Fubo Sports, Youtube and more. The guys are ready to go over the news of the week, including a couple of big battles that are now set for the upcoming short term And, they also discuss the three prominent fight cards from London to Phoenix to Las Vegas coming Saturday night. That includes, the return to the ring of former world Welterweight title holder Keith "One Time" Thurman. Thurman is back after a 2 1/2 year layoff from his first pro loss to future Hall of Famer, Manny Pacquiao. How will Thurman look in the ring with a tough, sturdy opponent in Mario Barrios in Las Vegas? We're about to find out. The guys also reminisce on the upcoming 32nd anniversary of James "Buster" Douglas stunning and kayoing Mike Tyson in February 1990. Dan's father Bob was at ringside in Tokyo for CompuBox and HBO Sports to witness first hand the upset. Finally, T.J. and Dan make some fight picks with the lines on the Thurman main event, plus, England's popular contender Chris Eubank, Jr. is headlining in London. And, there's an intriguing WBC Super Flyweight title bout between veteran Carlos Cuadras and up and comer Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez in Phoenix, as well. Hear it all on the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode – WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | ThriveFantasy.com code SGP | StableDuel.com | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Boom Boom Mancini and Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.80)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 56:29


    We get ready for the final weekend in January and a world Cruiserweight title fight in Ohio involving legendary Don King as the promoter. And host TJ Rives is ready to get insight from a Hall of Fame fighter, who will be on the call Saturday on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" First, welcomes former World Lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini up first to discuss the WBC Cruiserweight Championship fight between two Africans, champion "Junior" Makabu of Congo and Thabiso Mchunu of South Africa in a scheduled 12 rounder. Mancini gives the preview of that bout and also the WBA "regluar" Heavyweight title fight between unbeaten Floridian Trevor Bryan and little known challenger, Jonathan Guidry of Louisiana . Plus it's a bit of a homecoming for Mancini, who from nearby Youngstown, Ohio, with the ninety-year-old King bringing his "Return to Greatness" show Saturday night back to his home state. Next up, TJ talks the trainer/cornerman for former World Welterweight Champion Keith "One Time" Thurman. Dan Birmingham is back aboard on the podcast to give insight into Thurman's training after nearly a two-and-a-half year layoff. The Florida native Thurman gets set to take on Mario Barrios in a Fox Sports pay-per-view next Saturday night in Las Vegas. Birmingham talks about Thurman's preparation and mindset for the upcoming battle with the Texan Barrios. Finally, TJ is joined over in England by David Payne (aka "The Boxing Writer") Payne has great historical perspective and insight, especially on the Heavyweight division. He and TJ discuss all of the news of the week and whether former Unified Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will "step aside" from fighting his rematch with Alexander Usyk. That would be so Usyk could fight WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, next. Or, will Joshua go ahead and fight Usyk himself? What does this also mean for a possible fight between Fury and fellow English Countryman Dillian Whyte to be happening this Spring? Payne gives his takes and answers. Hear it all including fight picks on the championship fight card in Ohio, as part of the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast and make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Etc!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode – WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io/SGPN | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN | Manscaped code “SGP” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Gary Russell Defends WBC Featherweight Title And Fight Picks | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.79)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 48:17


    A world title fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey headlines in the boxing world this weekend and host T.J. Rives is ready to talk all about it on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast" T.J. first goes over the news of the week, which includes the upcoming World Bantamweight Unification proposed bout between Japan's Naoya "The Monster" Inoue battling 39 year old Filipino Nonito Donaire for their world titles potentially in April. Also, what's the latest with the Heavyweight division and will WBC champ Tyson Fury fight England's Dillian Whyte next or someone else, in a potential non-title bout? Then, T.J. welcomes Carlos Toro of CarlosToroMedia.com and his own Youtube boxing weekly show. Carlos gives his takes on the news of the week. And, then, he assesses the Gary Russell off a near two year delay in this title defense against Mark Magsayo of the Philippines in the 12 round main event on Showtime. Carlos also has thoughts on the undercard and fighters to watch Finally, T.J. goes over the card in Atlantic City with the odds and gives some gambling advice. Hear it all on "The Big Fight Weekend Podast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode – WynnBet | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io/SGPN | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Terence Crawford Sues Top Rank And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.78)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 48:32


    It's drama outside of the ring on the latest edition of the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast," as WBO World Welterweight champion Terence Crawford is suing Bob Arum/Top Rank Boxing for monetary damages claiming "racial bias" against him among other charges. And, we are ready to go over all of it with a special guest joining us. Host T.J. Rives welcomes Dan Lust of the Geragos Law Firm and the New York School of Law to give his expert insight into the unbeaten Crawford's filing in Nevada in Civil Court. Isn't Crawford's real motivation here to get a hefty financial settlement? Lust, who also hosts his own "Conduct Detrimental" Podcast about sports law, also gets into the Bob Arum response and whether the case might be dismissed or not? Then, T.J. goes over the upcoming WBO World Light Heavyweight Title bout slated for Saturday night in Verona, NY, as Joe Smith Jr. defends his belt for the first time in a matchup against late replacement Steve Geffrard of Florida in the 12 round main event on ESPN. Will Smith, 27-3, 21 KOs score a quick KO or will Geffrard, 18-2 provide a challenge having taking the fight on 9 days notice after the previous opponent tested positive for Covid 19? Also, the co feature fight on the Top Rank card in New York is Abraham 'Super" Nova of Puerto Rico putting his 20-0 Featherweight record on the line vs. William Encarnacion in a scheduled 10 rounder. T.J. has the odds and fight picks, as well. Hear it all on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode – WynnBet | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io/SGPN | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Showtime's Brian Campbell And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 77)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 53:37


    It's a brand new year and we're ready to get rolling in the ring and on "the Big Fight Weekend Podcast" with a Showtime Boxing "ShoBox" prospect fight card in Orlando, FL Friday night. Host T.J. Rives is back with Sr. Writer Marquis Johns of BigFightWeekend.com to go over the news of the first week of the year in boxing. This includes the making of the upcoming trilogy fight between Super Flyweight Champs Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada for March. Those guys fought arguably the fight of the year in March of 2021 with Estrada winning a narrow split decision.. They also talk the decision of former Unified Heavyweight World Champ Anthony Joshua to dump his long time trainer Rob McCracken prior to an upcoming rematch later this year with new champ Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine. Will the switch in the corner make a difference for Joshua to try to get his belts back for a second time in a Usyk rematch later this year? Next up, T.J. welcomes Brian Campbell of Showtime Sports to preview their "ShoBox" fight card Friday night in Orlando, as unbeaten Featherweights Luis Nunez of the Dominican Republic and Carlos Arrieta of Puerto Rico battle in the main event. It's the 21st season starting up for "ShoBox" series that has constantly shown up and coming future world champs early in their careers. Plus Brian Campbell is now on the broadcast with Hall of Fame play by play man Barry Tompkins on the call. Finally, T.J. and Marquis go over the ShoBox three fight card with odds and predictions for "short term investment" purposes. Hear it all on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Support for this episode – WynnBet | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io/SGPN | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Canelo Is Fighter Of Year and Fight Picks | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 76)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 43:07


    We've come to the end of 2021 and it's time to hand out the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" end of the year awards for Fighter, Fight and KO of the Year! Host T.J. Rives is back with Marquis Johns Sr. Writer of BigFightWeekend.com and special guest, Abe Gonzalez of NYFights.com to go over their choices and reasons why. Is the Fighter of the year unanimous for Undisputed Super Middleweight world champ Canelo Alvarez or is there someone like WBC Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, who's just as deserving? The guys also talk Fight and Knockout of the Year, as well and they disagree on these, too! Then, T.J. Marquis and Abe go over the Premier Boxing Champions Saturday night fight card PPV from South Florida, as "King Kong" Luis Ortiz battles Charles Martin in the Heavyweight main event. Hear it all on the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode – WynnBet |  TickPick.com/SGP | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io/SGPN | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jake Paul Recap Rolex Watches and Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 75)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 63:12


    It's the Christmas Eve edition of the show with host T.J. Rives back to talk Jake Paul's rematch KO of Tyron Woodley in Tampa last weekend and more on "the Big Fight Weekend Podcast." T.J. welcomes Marquis Johns, Sr. Writer of BigFightWeekend.com back on to discuss that fight card and all the other ones from last weekend from England to San Antonio to Minneapolis. The guys are also joined by Peter Blake, radio/internet sports host from the Tampa Bay area, as Peter became part of the Paul post-fight "circus" when he offered Peter a Rolex watch for being part of the Q & A and asked him a question. Peter recounts that story and gives more insight into the scene at the downtown Tampa arena. Finally, T.J. and Marquis are back to talk about the news of the week, including former World Welterweight Champ Keith Thurman returning in February. And, they go over the Premier Boxing Champions fight card on Christmas Night in Newark, NJ featuring Vito Mielnicki Jr. in the main event. And, they make some gambling picks on those fights. Hear it all on "The Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode – WynnBet |  TickPick.com/SGP | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io/SGPN | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jake Paul Rematches Tyron Woodley And Fight Picks ! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 74)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 69:24


    As we head to the second to last weekend of 2021 there are still plenty of Boxing cards all over the globe, including the latest Jake Paul PPV and host T.J. Rives and guests are ready to discuss and preview them on the "Big Fight Weekend" podcast! First up, T.J. and Marquis Johns, Sr. Writer of BigFightWeekend.com are back to discuss last weekend's action including Lightweight contender Vasiliy Lomachenko's decision win at MSG, Nonito Donaire's defense of his Bantamweight World Title at age 39 and more! Then, the guys turn to the news of the week, including the restricting of fans due to Covid 19 surging to see Friday night's Light Heavyweight World Title Fight between Russian Artur Beterbiev and Marcus Browne of the U.S. in Montreal. Does this mean "bubble shows" with no fans are coming back in the near term? Next, T.J. welcomes back David Payne aka "The Boxing Writer" from the U.K. and his site boxingwriter.co.uk. David aboard to provide insight on the KO by unbeaten, rising Welterweight Conor Benn lat Saturday in Liverpool, England. The son of former two division world champ Nigel Benn is moving towards a world title shot, but how soon? David also gives his insight and thoughts on when we'll see WBC Heavyweight Champ Tyson Fury again, in the ring and will it be against fellow Englishman Dillian Whyte or someone else? Finally, Marquis rejoins T.J. to go over all the fight cards this weekend. That includes the most prominent one in terms of interest as Jake Paul takes on former UFC champ Tyron Woodley in a rematch of their August showdown. Will Woodley have something for the unbeaten Youtube star this second bout or will Paul continue to reign over the collection of "non-boxers" he continues to fight? Plus, thoughts on the undercard that includes women's world Featherweight champ, Amanda Serrano in action in the co-feature. Serrano is regarded as one of the top two female fighters in the U.S. and is slated to battle Irish Undisputed Lightweight champ Katie Taylor next year. Get all the analysis and fight picks for all the action on the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode – WynnBet |  TickPick.com/SGP | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io/SGPN | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Lomachenko Back in Action in NYC And Fight Picks! | Big Fight Weekend (Ep.73)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 58:14


    It's another exciting weekend of bouts from the East coast to the West coast of the U.S. and into England and even, the UAE, too. And, host T.J. Rives and guests are ready to discuss it all on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" T.J. welcomes Marquis Johns, Sr. Writer of BigFightWeekend.com, back aboard to help recap last weekend's action and look ahead to all the top bouts. Plus, the guys are joined by boxing insider Steve Kim of the "3 Knockdown Rule Podcast" that he hosts with Mario Lopez. Steve has covered the sport for over 20 years and provides great insight. Off the Devin Haney decision win over JoJo Diaz in Vegas last Saturday, does Steve think that means Haney will fight Undisputed champ George Kambosos in Australia next? What about Vasiliy Lomachenko (former Undisputed 135 lb. champ), who's in action in a non-title fight in NYC on ESPN Saturday night? Will it be Loma and Kambosos next, instead? Also, the guys discuss the futures of Gerovonta Davis and Ryan Garcia at the jammed pack Lightweight division, too. T.J. and Marquis close the show by making fight predictions with the odds, including on Nonito Donaire's WBC Bantamweight title defense in California on Showtime and Conor Benn's non-title Welterweight contender bout in Liverpool, England Saturday afternoon U.S. time, too. Hear it all on the Big Fight Weekend Podcast and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode – WynnBet |  TickPick.com/SGP | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io/SGPN | BettorFantasy.com/SGPN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices