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"The Neutral Corner" boxing podcast covers all the latest news in the fight game. Host Michael Montero (The Ring magazine, Boxing Monthly magazine) provides fight reviews and previews, news and notes analysis, and live interaction with the audience. Every Monday night Montero reviews the previous…

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    The Friday Wrap-Up: October 22, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 60:38

    It's Friday... the weekend is here... let's chat about the fights! Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson are ready to go toe to toe in Atlanta, where the Braves will be playing the Dodgers in game six of the NLCS on the same night. Also, Rolly Romero likes to wear fur coats when it's hot outside. https://youtu.be/N1jBvJ_y868

    Episode 286: Navarrete beats Gonzalez, real talk on Mikey Garcia, preview of Herring vs Stevenson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 115:48

    On episode 286 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gives some real talk on the career of Mikey Garcia, which he argues was carefully crafted with smoke and mirrors. Garcia lost to Sandor Martin last weekend in California. Montero also reviews wins by Emanuel Navarrete, Mairis Briedis, Hughie Fury, Chris Eubank, Savannah Marshall and Jonatan Gonzalez. Last but not least, Montero previews the 130-pound showdown between Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson in Atlanta, which he will be covering ringside for The Ring magazine and RingTV.com. https://youtu.be/mepEVIB3ric

    Episode 285: Fury pummels Wilder again, Navarrete vs Gonzalez preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 118:20

    On episode 285 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero reviews all the action from Las Vegas last weekend. In an action-packed heavyweight grudge match that featured five knockdowns, Tyson Fury beat down and stopped Deontay Wilder once again to defend his RING/WBC titles. Montero also previews a busy schedule this weekend, including a Friday card from Top Rank featuring Emmanuel Navarrete against Joet Gonzalez. https://youtu.be/PBb5lIw-4Fw

    The Friday Wrap-Up: Fury weighs in at 277 pounds, Wilder 238

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 17:54

    Let's talk it over one last time before he big heavyweight fight tomorrow night! Defending champion Tyson Fury weighed in at 277 pounds at today's weigh-in. Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder came in at 238. Fans are split on who will win the third fight between the bitter rivals. https://youtu.be/STAxGBY5vgE

    Fury vs Wilder III breakdown on New Zealand sports radio (2021-OCT-07)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 9:23

    Michael Montero joins the "Afternoons with Staffy” show with Mark Stafford on SENZ, New Zealand's number one sports radio station. The show is broadcast across the country as well as around the world via the SEN app. Stafford and Montero discuss the upcoming third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on Saturday, October 9 in Las Vegas. Mark Stafford is an accomplished broadcaster and former book maker who comes across to listeners as the everyday man. Never shy of an opinion or a thought, he loves in-depth interviews and robust discussion from callers.

    Episode 284: Triller bails on Lopez vs Kambosos; preview of Fury vs Wilder III

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 115:27

    On episode 284 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gives his thoughts on Triller wanting out of the IBF-mandated lightweight title fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos. Neither man has been in the ring for a year now and the situation is a complete disaster. Next, Montero does a complete review of the Fury-Wilder3 PPV card, which features some entertaining heavyweight fights on the undercard. Fury dominated and stopped Wilder in their rematch last year. Will anything be different this time around? https://youtu.be/AUwdBX7FpPI

    Episode 283: Oleksandr Usyk dominates Anthony Joshua

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 119:45

    On episode 283 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero eats crow for his Joshua vs Usyk fight prediction. He'll be joined by guests who called the Usyk victory, and Montero will break down the historical significance of the Ukrainian's achievement. Where does Usyk rate pound for pound? Does he deserve the top spot, or is Canelo Alvarez still number one? https://youtu.be/r8qah3O-wPc

    Episode 282: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 104:50

    On episode 282 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gives his prediction for the title fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk in London. Montero also talks about his amateur fight in Atlanta, which he won by unanimous decision, the Canelo vs Plant fight going to Showtime, Crawford vs Porter being official, and more. https://youtu.be/_g3DkzIoxF4

    The Friday Wrap-Up: Montero UD Ochoa

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 32:39

    I just wanted to take a few minutes to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for your support. Last night, there was a TON of pressure on me. But I pushed through it and got the win. It wasn't pretty, I could have fought better, but I got the W for myself, for all of you, and for my brother Anthony. I felt so much love from so many different people. Once again, I just want to show my gratitude. https://youtu.be/PVFQCPm8ny4

    Episode 281: Valdez wins, Holyfield embarrassed, Montero gets in the ring!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 59:52

    On episode 281 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero catches up on two weeks of news of notes and wins by Katie Taylor, Conor Benn, Filip Hrgovic, Tony Yoka and Oscar Valdez, as well as the Triller circus show that ended with Evander Holyfield being embarrassed in Florida. Also, Montero previews his upcoming fight this Thursday, September 16. He will be headlining a charity event in Atlanta, that will be streamed live on the WBC LIVE Channel! https://youtu.be/6h8CREps1ZY

    The Friday Wrap Up: PEDS, COVID and Montero in the ring!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 87:52

    Oscar Valdez tested positive for banned substance Phentermine but will fight tonight anyway, COVID continues to KO the fight schedule, and Michael Montero steps into the ring next Thursday, September 16 in Atlanta. BUY THE PPV FOR MIKE'S FIGHT HERE: PPV for my fight: https://wbc.vivetv.network/events/sept-2021/atlanta-corporate-fight-night/

    Episode 280: Jake Paul beats Tyron Woodley, Lara vs Warrington II preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 96:34


    On episode 280 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero reviews Jake Paul's split decision win over Tyron Woodley in Cleveland, Ohio, and reviews this weekend's rematch between Mauricio Lara and Josh Warrington in England. https://youtu.be/tIh46Ry0J8k


    Friday Wrap-Up: the WBA gets chin checked; Pacquiao's legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 73:01

    The World Boxing Association (WBA) has eliminated all of their "interim" titles. There are 10 current "interim champions" who will now become mandatory challengers tot he "regular" titleholders. Michael Montero gives his thoughts on the WBA promising to clean up their act. He also speaks on the legacy and impact of Manny Pacquiao, who may have fought his last professional bout last Saturday against Yordenis Ugas. https://youtu.be/wplWeVlRx44

    Episode 279: Yordenis Ugas upsets Manny Pacquiao; will the legend retire?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 73:45


    On episode 279 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gives his thoughts on late replacement Yordenis Ugas beating Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Many are speculating that it may have been the Filipino legend's last time in the ring. Montero also previews the upcoming fight between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley. https://youtu.be/pJmT3f9x2-8


    The Friday Wrap-Up: Pacquiao vs Ugas preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 82:13

    Let's take one more look at the welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas before the opening bell. Some bookmakers have Pacquiao as high as a -430 betting favorite (Ugas +300), some have it tighter (-370 and +240). The over/under is currently at 10.5 rounds. So how should you bet? Will this fight go the distance or could there be a stoppage? Will Manny "get old" against Ugas? https://youtu.be/1XhDDtoj8ac

    Episode 278: Ortiz shines, Rigo snoozes; Pacquiao vs Ugas preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 79:42

    Phones: 1-213-267-7787 (USA), +442081036051 (UK) On episode 278 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero talks about more fight postponements, disciplinary action from the WBA, and wins by Joshua Buatsi, Joshua Franco, John Riel Casimero and Vergil Ortiz Jr. He also does a full review of the PPV card headlined by the Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas welterweight title bout. https://youtu.be/cGY5FJcut6M

    Episode 277: Another robbery goes unchecked; loaded weekend preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 106:12

    On episode 277 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero dives into another ROBBERY in the sport. Last Saturday, in the co-main of a PBC on Fox broadcast, Gabriel Maestre scored a unanimous decision win over Mykal Fox for a third-tier WBA welterweight title. Problem is, Fox dominated Masetre throughout the fight, even dropping him in the second round... After ranting on the corruption of the WBA and the PBC, Montero reviews this week's schedule. The best match up of the weekend is between Vergil Ortiz Jr and Egidijus Kavaliauskas, who headline a Golden Boy Promotions show on DAZN from Texas. https://youtu.be/LEbjS91Il78

    Episode 276: Rice upsets Coffie, Wood upsets Can, USA Boxing success in Tokyo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 108:33

    On episode 276 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero catches up on the upcoming fight schedule and briefly talks Olympic boxing from Tokyo. Montero also reviews upset wins by Jonathan Rice in New Jersey and Leigh Wood in England. He also does a full review of the schedule this week, which includes fight cards on Fite TV, ESPN+ and DAZN, and takes your calls. https://youtu.be/9oTuMEQs_50

    Friday Wrap Up: Canelo vs Plant vs Bivol vs...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 104:36

    PHONES: 213-267-7787 (USA), +442081036051 (UK) Let's chop up the soap opera surrounding the stalemate between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant (PBC), and where Dmitry Bivol fits into the mix. Will Alvarez fight on September 18? Or will this be the third year in a row where Canelo does not fight on the weekend of Mexican Independence Day? https://youtu.be/Jv7QO71a6bg

    Episode 275: Joyce TKO6 Takam, Canelo vs Plant a done deal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 107:10

    On episode 275 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero talks about the proposed fight between Canelo Álvarez and Caleb Plant for September 18 in Las Vegas, which would unify all the super middleweight world titles. Montero also reviews a big win by Joe Joyce in London and previews this week's schedule, which includes a PBC card on Showtime and a Matchroom card on DAZN. https://youtu.be/YRdTs6QEotM

    Episode 274: Charlo and Castaño fight to a draw, Joyce vs Takam preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 111:13

    On episode 274 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gives his thoughts on the controversial draw between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño last Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas. Most fans and media felt that the Argentinian fighter had done enough to earn the victory in the PBC on Showtime headliner. Later, Montero previews the heavyweight match up between Joe Joyce and Carlos Takam. https://youtu.be/cYINy2BUpsI

    Friday Wrap Up_ Charlo vs Castaño, final thoughts and prediction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 31:25

    Let's take one last look at the Charlo vs Castaño matchup (post weigh-in) before they go to battle tomorrow night in San Antonio, Texas. https://youtu.be/bBK4r_wAsbQ

    Episode 273: Fury vs Wilder 3 postponed, preview of Charlo vs Castaño

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 99:52

    On episode 273 of The neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero talks about Italy beating England in the Euro Cup final, the third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder being postponed due to COVID, and the Davis vs Barrios PPV card having lackluster sales. Next, Montero reviews recent wins by Chris Colbert, Timothy Tszyu, Gilberto Ramirez and Joseph Diaz Jr. Lastly, he previews this week's schedule. On Saturday, Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño unify all of the junior middleweight titles in San Antonio, Texas. https://youtu.be/x_ITtXC1Kio

    The Friday Wrap-Up: Did COVID KO Fury-Wilder3?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 61:32

    Tyson Fury was scheduled to face Deontay Wilder for the third time on Saturday, July 24 in Las Vegas. However, just weeks before the fight, Fury's side announced that the defending champion tested positive for COVID-19 virus, postponing the fight until October. https://youtu.be/NVdfbJw-HA4

    The Friday Wrap Up (2021-07-02)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 65:56

    Michael Montero goes over the differences in drug testing programs (commission testing, the WBC program, and full VADA), the latest news and notes and last-minute previews for this weekend's fights. https://youtu.be/qmt5xykpxiI

    Episode 272: Loma destroys Nakatani, Davis stops Barrios; preview of Colbert vs Nyambayar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 79:53

    On episode 272 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero reviews wins by Vasiliy Lomachenko in Las Vegas, Gervonta Davis in Atlanta, and Julio Cesar Martinez in Mexico. Next, Montero previews the upcoming schedule. Undefeated junior lightweight prospect Chris Colbert faces Tugstsogt Nyambayar in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 3. The fight headlines a PBC on Showtime broadcast. The following Wednesday, Tim Tszyu fights Michael Zerafa in Australia. https://youtu.be/pfSzmZ1e6bA

    Episode 271: Inoue, Charlo and Munguia win; previews of Davis vs Barrio, Loma vs Nakatani

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 86:28

    On episode 271 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero catches up on the latest news. The lightweight championship fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos has been postponed due to Lopez testing positive for COVID-19. Montero also reviews wins by Naoya Inoue, Jermall Charlo and Jaime Munguia, and upsets by Gabriel Rosado and Anderson Silva. Last, Montero previews this week's schedule. Vasiliy Lomachenko returns to fight Masayoshi Nakatani (ESPN+), Gervonta Davis faces Mario Barrios (Showtime PPV), and Julio Cesar Martinez fights Joe Cordova (DAZN). https://youtu.be/sHXtoH0Hr1E

    Episode 270: Previewing a LOADED Fight Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 78:55

    On episode 270 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by promoter and former fighter Terri "The Boss" Moss, who runs Buckhead Fight Club in Atlanta, Georgia. On Saturday, June 19, Moss is putting on a card featuring former junior middleweight titleholder Yuri Foreman, and prospects Floyd Schofield and Abel Aparicio, all of whom join TNC 270 as well. Montero previews a weekend schedule LOADED with action. Teofimo Lopez defends his lightweight championship against George Kambosos in Miami, Naoya Inoue faces Michael Dasmarinas in Las Vegas, Jermall Charlo fights Juan Montiel in Houston, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr and Jr fight in Mexico, and Jaime Munguia fights in Texas. https://youtu.be/UUHPhLrIYO4

    Episode 269: Did I miss anything by passing on the Mayweather vs Paul exhibition?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 98:42

    On episode 269 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero returns after a one week hiatus. Montero reviews the latest news, including Jean Pascal testing positive for multiple PEDS, reviews recent wins by Nonito Donaire and Devin Haney, gives his thoughts on the exhibition between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul, and previews this week's schedule. This Saturday, Shakur Stevenson faces Jeremiah Nakathila in Las Vegas. https://youtu.be/N0OJfjfGdvg

    Ask Me Anything: ANSWER TIME! (01-JUNE-2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 78:39

    You asked them - now I'm answering them. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/bUrAHIf8zic

    Episode 268: Josh Taylor becomes undisputed, Pacquiao vs Spence official

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 129:27

    On episode 268 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero talks about the great junior welterweight unification fight between Josh Taylor and Jose Carlos Ramirez, which the Scotsman won by unanimous decision. Also, Manny Pacquiao will be fighting Errol Spence Jr on Fox PPV August 21. This weekend, Devin Haney faces Jorge Linares on DAZN and Nordine Oubaali fights Nonito Donaire on Showtime.

    Episode 267: Arbitration KO's Fury-Joshua fight; Taylor vs Ramirez preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 103:25

    On episode 267 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero talks about the arbitration ruling order a third Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder fight by September 15, essentially blowing up the heavyweight super fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua, which was apparently set for August 14 in Saudi Arabia. Also, Montero breaks down wins by Brandon Figueroa and Joshua Buatsi last weekend, and does a detailed preview of the junior welterweight unification match between Josh Taylor and Jose Ramirez this Saturday in Las Vegas. https://youtu.be/B6Zx93iV-ro

    Episode 266: Canelo stops Saunders, destroys Andrade in post-fight presser

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 85:26

    On episode 266 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero reviews the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders last Saturday, which was attended by more than 73,000 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alvarez landed an uppercut that damaged Saunders' orbital bone in the eighth round. The Brit's team stopped the fight before the start of the ninth. Canelo now owns the RING, WBC, WBA and WBO super middleweight titles. After the bout, social media blew up with arguments over Saunders "quitting". https://youtu.be/uhmBzOvwDLg

    Episode 265: Felix Verdejo charged with murder, preview of Canelo vs Saunders

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 113:32

    On episode 265 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero goes over the latest details in the tragic death of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz in Puerto Rico last week. Boxer Felix Verdejo of Puerto Rico has been charged with her murder, as well as the murder of her unborn child. Montero also reviews wins by Sunny Edwards, Joseph parker, Katie Taylor and Andy Ruiz, among others. Last but not least, Montero gives a full preview of the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders this Saturday in Dallas, Texas. https://youtu.be/tL-E8X41YXg

    Episode 264: Ryan Garcia takes a break from boxing; previews of Ruiz vs Arreola, Chisora vs Parker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 116:15

    On episode 264 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero talks about Ryan Garcia withdrawing from his next fight due to mental health issues, Vasiliy Lomachenko returning to the ring in July and Eddie Hearn leaving Sky Sports to be exclusive to DAZN going forward. Montero also reviews wins by Emanuel Navarrete and Edgar Berlanga, and previews the upcoming schedule this weekend. Dereck Chisora faces Joseph Parker in London on DAZN, while Andy Ruiz fights Chris Arreola in Los Angeles on Fox PPV. https://youtu.be/cIU64ifnHtw

    Episode 263: Montero On Triller; can Jake Paul become a legit boxing “star”?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 96:00


    On episode 263 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by undefeated heavyweight Stephan Shaw (14-0), who faces Jermaine Franklin this Thursday night on a Ring City USA card. Montero also reviews wins by Jake Paul, Regis Prograis and Demetrius Andrade, and the draw between Tony Harrison and Bryant Perrella. Montero also previews this week's schedule, including the Top Rank on ESPN card this Saturday, where Emanuel Navarrete faces Christopher Diaz. https://youtu.be/6qngIupDAgI


    Episode 262: Sonny Conto joins; Smith edges Vlasov, Ennis stops Lipinets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 63:35


    On episode 262 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by undefeated heavyweight prospect Sonny "Bronco" Conto. The Philadelphia-bred Conto (7-0, 6 KOs) scored a TKO1 win last weekend in Tulsa, OK on ESPN. Montero also reviews wins by Joe Smith Jr, Jaron "Boots" Ennis, Conor Been and others. And as always, the full fight schedule is reviewed. Jake Paul takes on former MMA star Ben Askren in Atlanta, Demetrius Andrade faces Liam Williams in Florida and Tony Harrison fights Bryant Perrella in Los Angeles. https://youtu.be/XQAimhGHXfg


    Episode 261: Jamel Herring joins; previews of Smith vs Vlasov, Ennis vs Lipinets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 78:16

    On episode 261 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring (23-2, 11 KOs, WBO 130lb champ), who is coming off his career-defining TKO6 win over Carl Frampton in Dubai last Saturday. Montero also reviews the rest of last week's action and previews this week's schedule: Joe Smith Jr and Maxim Vlasov fight for a vacant light heavyweight title on ESPN, Oklahoma, Jaron Ennis faces his toughest test to date against Sergey Lipinets on Showtime, and Conor Benn headlines a Matchroom card on DAZN. https://youtu.be/kYXgvkm_h4o

    Episode 260: Montell Griffin joins, Whyte TKO4 Povetkin, preview of Herring vs Frampton

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 79:20

    On episode 260 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by former light heavyweight titleholder Montell "Ice" Griffin (50-8-1, 30 KOs), who just released a new book called "The Ice Life". Montero also reviews Dillian Whyte's TKO4 win over Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar and Amanda Serrano winning big in Puerto Rico, catches up on News and Notes, and previews this week's schedule, including Jamel Herring facing Carl Frampton in Dubai (ESPN+). https://youtu.be/ZdvE8vsnKiA

    The REAL reason Terence Crawford's comments about Canelo were dumb

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 24:11

    Terence Crawford recently criticized the resume of Canelo Alvarez, insinuating that he "doesn't fight black fighters", specifying Jermall Charlo and Demetrius Andrade. Michael Montero argues that the biggest issue preventing fights is promotional/network allegiances and in-house business interests, NOT race/ethnicity. Boxing is more globally diverse than ever before, and Montero argues that the narrative of African-American fighters being avoided is an old, outdated one. https://youtu.be/vtWnp1sN6

    Episode 259: Ortiz, Beterbiev, Okolie all win; preview of Povetkin vs Whyte 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 93:35

    On episode 259 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by promoters Terri Moss Buckhead Fight Club) and Rob Butler (RB3 Sports) to discuss their upcoming show in Atlanta, and putting on club shows in the post COVID world. Next, Montero reviews wins by Vergil Ortiz Jr, Artur Beterbiev and Lawrence Okolie last weekend. He also previews this week's schedule, including the highly anticipated rematch between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte. https://youtu.be/2mC_EpNcMOE

    Episode 258: Estrada SD Gonzalez, judge suspended! Ortiz vs Hooker preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 95:19

    On episode 258 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero discusses the legacy of "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, who passed away last weekend at the age of 66. Next, Montero reviews Juan Francisco Estrada's controversial split decision victory over Roman Gonzalez in Dallas. Their rematch more than lived up to the hype, but the ridiculous 117-111 scorecard from Carlo Sucre overshadowed the event. Last, Montero previews this week's schedule, featuring a great all-Texas showdown between Vergil Ortiz and Maurice Hooker. https://youtu.be/HjizScnWpWI

    Estrada vs Chocolatito II PREDICTION

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2021 78:57

    After Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez weigh-in for their highly anticipated rematch in Dallas, Texas, Michael Montero gives his official fight prediction. Gonzalez beat Estrada when they first fought in Los Angeles back in 2012. Now, they will unify junior bantamweight titles and fight for the coveted RING MAGAZINE belt tomorrow night at the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas. The fight headlines a great triple-header from Matchroom Boxing that will be broadcast live on DAZN. https://youtu.be/OJir2r1KXJE

    Episode 257: Estrada vs Gonzalez 2 preview; real talk on Claressa Shields and Women's Boxing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 61:20


    On episode 257 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gives his insight on Claressa Shields, who just headlined an independent PPV card streamed on Fite.TV and the state of Women's Boxing. Next, Montero reviews Brandon Adams' come from behind win over Serhii Bohachuk in Puerto Rico. And last but not least, he previews the highly anticipated rematch between Juan "El Gallo" Francisco Estrada and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in Dallas, Texas. https://youtu.be/19znvtIacOQ


    Episode 256: Jim Boone of KO Tickets joins; Triller crashes the party, Canelo destroys Yildirim

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 111:10

    On episode 256 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by sports ticket broker Jim Boone of "KO Tickets" to discuss upcoming shows, and how the COVID pandemic has changed the business. Next, Montero gives his thoughts on Triller blowing up the system by bidding $6M on the mandatory lightweight championship fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos, the destruction of Avni Yildirim at the hands of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Miami (which Montero covered ringside for Ring Magazine), and more! https://youtu.be/gE5Z9McjzR0

    Episode 255: Valdez destroys Berchelt, Avanesyan batters Kelly; preview of Canelo vs Yildirim

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 74:50

    On episode 255 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero breaks down all the action last week from around the world. In London, David Avanesyan battered previously undefeated Josh Kelly, stopping him in six. In Las Vegas, Oscar Valdez scored an upset, highlight-reel knockout win over Miguel Berchelt. And Adrien Broner was awarded another gift decision against Jovanie Santiago on Showtime. Montero also previews the Matchroom card in Miami this Saturday, featuring Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim and Julio Cesar Martinez vs McWilliams Arroyo. https://youtu.be/_8-q2eFSGUc

    Serhii Bohachuk interview (2021-FEB-21)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 18:58

    Michael Montero interviews undefeated junior middleweight prospect Serhii Bohachuk (18-0, 18KO), who fights Brandon Adams March 4 in Puerto Rico. They headline a show on NBC Sports Network. Bohachuk and Montero discuss the 154-pound division, who wins between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano, training with Manny Robles, Los Angeles life versus life in the Ukraine, and more. https://youtu.be/4HA3aNAi1eA

    Episode 254: Lara upsets Warrington, Castano wins title; preview of Berchelt vs Valdez

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 83:13

    On episode 254 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero breaks down Mauricio Lara's upset win over Josh Warrington in London, Richard Commey and Jared Anderson scoring big knockout wins in Las Vegas, and Brian Castano defeating Patrick Teixeira to claim a junior middleweight title, while Joseph Diaz Jr and Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov settled for a majority draw in California. Next, Montero previews this week's loaded schedule. Adrien Broner returns to action, Josh Kelly steps up in opposition, and Oscar Valdez challenges Miguel Berchelt on ESPN. https://youtu.be/wewGoe9-pfg

    National Radio Segment 14-FEB-2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 18:58

    Michael Montero joins Dave Smith on SportsMap Radio and "The Mightier" 1090 AM Sports Talk to discuss the latest news and rumors in the world of boxing. Among the topics are Canelo announcing his new promotional company, the young lightweights coming up, will Deontay Wilder block the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua super fight, and more.

    Random Friday Boxing Chat: something for the haters

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 60:40

    It's Friday, let's have a chat! Today I'm gonna address some accusations thrown at me and correct the record on some narratives that my haters love to spin. We'll talk some more about the Deontay Wilder saga as well. Phone lines open, anything goes! Crack a beer and let's do this Boxing Fam. youtu.be/HTGv2VBicko

    Episode 253: Mark Breland speaks on Deontay Wilder, previews of DAZN/ESPN cards

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 53:49

    On episode 253 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero catches up on a TON of news from around the world. In sad news, former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks died of cancer over the weekend. In other news, Mark Breland had plenty of harsh things to say about former titleholder Deontay Wilder in a recent interview. Although there were no fights during Super Bowl weekend to preview, there are three major fight cards this weekend to preview. Josh Warrington fights Mauricio Lara in London, Joe Smith Jr fights Maxim Vlasov in Las Vegas, and Joseph Diaz fights Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov in California. https://youtu.be/2LYlW9WOGcY

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