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When heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and challenger Vitali Klitschko locked horns in 2003, magic happened. Faced with fighting a Klitschko on late notice, Lewis ultimately rose to the occasion under rough circumstances, but not without a classic unfolding. On this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves podcast, writer Patrick Connor and author/filmma…
 
Undefeated rising super featherweight sensation Chris “Primetime” Colbert is brimming with confidence this week on The PBC Podcast. Colbert promises an emphatic victory when he faces Roger Gutierrez for Gutierrez’s 130-pound world title Saturday, February 26, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, live on PBC on SHOWTIME. Also, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie a…
 
When you think Pernell Whitaker, you generally think defense, not brutal, late-rounds knockouts. But against Diosbelys Hurtado in 1997, that's what we got. Faced with getting a big fight with Oscar de la Hoya, Whitaker, for some reason, took on Hurtado on HBO. After trailing on all three cards through 10 tedious and foul-filled rounds, Whitaker kne…
 
Former unified welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman joins The PBC Podcast to discuss his February 5th FOX Sports pay-per-view versus fMario Barrios and lays out his plan to reclaim the welterweight throne. Plus, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal break down Saturday night’s PBC on SHOWTIME card featuring Gary Russell defe…
 
There's something about 1970s and 80s heavyweights that made for good entertainment, from top to bottom. But one figher, Bill Sharkey, had his own story, complete with a mysterious and gruesome ending. Years after Sharkey's boxing career ended, his body was found in the woods along the New Jersey and Pennsylvania border. His murder has never been s…
 
In a sport as polarizing as boxing can be, there are few fights that cause arguments and disputes the way Ray Leonard's victory over middleweight king Marvelous Marvin Hagler still does now, 35 years later. While "Sugar" Ray has always been fairly popular, Hagler's appeal has only grown in recent decades. Did Leonard deserve the win? Was Hagler rob…
 
The 1980s were wild years. The heavyweights were memorable, but way down at junior welterweight, Roberto Medina was making waves in Florida. By 1985, Medina had racked up a record of 12-1-1 before being scheduled to face Olympic gold medalist Meldrick Taylor on ABC's "Wide World of Sports." Medina not only lost, but immediately after the fight, Med…
 
WBC World Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. and unbeaten 122-pound contender Carlos Castro are this week's guests on The PBC Podcast. Russell discusses his title defense against Mark Magsayo Saturday, January 22 on SHOWTIME, and maps out his plan for 2022. Castro is brimming with confidence ahead of his battle against two-division champ Luis …
 
Former 140-pound world champion Mario "El Azteca" Barrios and PBC Vice President Tim Smith are this week's guests. Barrios discusses his explosive showdown versus Keith Thurman when they square off Saturday, February 5, in the main event of a FOX Sports pay-per-view, in Las Vegas. Smith looks back at the year that was for PBC and teases what's to c…
 
In the last few decades, Floyd Mayweather has become an incredibly popular attraction, not to mention an excellent fighter. But in 2002, it almost all came crashing down against lightweight champion José Luis Castillo. Many still feel Castillo clearly deserved to win, while others believe Mayweather rightly took it. On this episode of the Knuckles …
 
When it comes to weirdness, 2021 was difficult to top. But compared to what we were all expecting, the year was a lot nicer to boxing fans that it could have been. Heavyweight thrills. Memorable spills. Historic chills. Alright, we don't know what chills are here but we needed a rhyme. The point is, 2021 was actually really fun. On this episode of …
 
Undefeated lightweight prospect Frank Martin and SHOWTIME Sports President Stephen Espinoza are this week's guests on a special edition of The PBC Podcast. You don't want to miss what they had to say! Plus, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal recap last weekend's action, and look ahead to Saturday night's explosive heavyweight extravaganz…
 
Rising welterweight prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. joins The PBC Podcast this week to discuss his homecoming bout versus Nicholas DeLomba on Christmas in a FOX PBC Fight Night main event from Prudential Center in New Jersey. Plus, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal recap last weekend's action and go Toe to Toe over who should be the next op…
 
Tobin's Fight Show recaps Jake Paul flat lining Tyron Woodley in round 6. Tobin reveals how wrong he was with his prediction. What's next for Jake Paul? Is this actually helping boxing? Derrick Lewis KOs Chris Daukaus. Is the contender run over for Wonderboy? How far is Belal Muhammad from a title shot? Plus Deron Williams tops Frank Gore. See omny…
 
We talk a lot of boxing history on this podcast, and we try to play it straight with getting the facts correct. But sometimes we'll stray into more fun speculation and remembering. On this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves podcast, Patrick Connor and Aris Pina remember a number of known and not-so-known gym wars, myths, urban legends and knockdown…
 
Tobin recaps UFC 269! Juliana Peña shocks the world, defeating Amanda Nunes by submission in round 2. Charles Oliveira beats Dustin Poirier to retain his title. Vasyl Lomachenko beats Richard Commey. Was it enough to impress for a shot at the title. Plus other key moments from the UFC card. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
This week on The PBC Podcast, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal look back at Sunday night's thrilling battle between Gervonta "Tank" Davis and Isaac "Pitbull" Cruz. Plus, a breakdown of the entire card and, in the Toe to Toe section, the top five possible opponents for Davis. Finally, a look ahead to the return of Nonito Donaire Saturda…
 
Tobin recaps Devin Haney's win over JoJo Diaz. Are we on a collision course for Haney vs George Kambosos. The WBC belt controversy is the dumbest in the sport going right now. UFC 269 is next week. Will Dustin Poirier finally become undisputed champ? Is this his last fight at 155lbs? Jose Aldo is back in the win column. Sergio Pettis' insane KO. Pl…
 
Renowned trainer Derrick James breaks down Sunday night's SHOWTIME pay-per-view featuring pound for pound entrant and boxing superstar Gervonta "Tank" Davis putting his world lightweight title on the line against the hard-hitting Isaac "Pitbull" Cruz. James also offers updates on Errol Spence Jr., Jermell Charlo, Marcus Browne and Frank Martin. Plu…
 
True crime episodes are back, and 1990s middleweight Reuben "Ratman" Bell is due for remembrance. In the 1990s, the middleweight division and those around it were loaded with solid fighters. The Washington D.C. area was flush with talent, but plagued by crime. That's where Ratman comes in. On this episode, Patrick Connor and Aris Pina team up to re…
 
The end of 2021 is poised to provide boxing fans with a lot of action, and we even got a serious upset when George Kambosos, Jr. claimed the unified lightweight championship from Teófimo López on DAZN. Stephen Fulton and Brandon Figueroa both also deserve a lot of credit for their excellent tussle on Showtime. It was a boxing weekend to remember, w…
 
Tobin recaps George Kambosos' win over Teofimo Lopez to become lightweight champion of the world. What did the world learn about Kambosos? Lopez made himself look bad with how he handled the loss. Stephen Fulton tops Brandon Figueroa. Did the judges get it right? Triller rips off Dada 5000's Trigon. Dustin Poirier may move to welterweight and John …
 
Former unified world welterweight champion Keith Thurman discusses his highly-anticipated ring return, who he is targeting and why his greatest moments in the sport are ahead of him. Also, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal fully break down Saturday night's battle between undefeated 122-pound champions Brandon Figueroa and Stephen Fulton…
 
Terence "Bud" Crawford is likely the best welterweight around, and stopping "Showtime" Shawn Porter may have confirmed it. Terence Crawford is also one of the best fighters in the world, without question. Kenny Porter's attempts to steal the spotlight aside, Crawford-Porter was good. It was very good, actually. And it was the apéritifs to an otherw…
 
Tobin recaps Terence Crawford's TKO over Shawn Porter. He establishes himself as the top fighter at 147lbs. He calls out Errol Spence who left the building after the TKO. Demetrius Andrade made quick work of Jason Quigley and calls out all the top middleweights. Brandon Figueroa joins the show to preview his title unification bout with Stephen Fult…
 
Two undefeated fighters join the show as WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon Figueroa drops by to discuss his unification bout versus Stephen Fulton Saturday, November 27, at Park MGM in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME, and former super featherweight champ Chris "Prime Time" Colbert looks ahead to a breakout 2022. Plus, hosts Kenneth Bouhairi…
 
There can be little doubt that Terence "Bud" Crawford is one of the best fighters in boxing, but Shawn Porter isn't about to allow that claim to be chiseled in stone without violently disputing it. Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter is a fine welterweight fight between two of the division's best. It might not be the fight most want, but as consolatio…
 
Autum doesn't just mean colder weather, warmer clothes and leaves changing color. It's IBHOF season, or that time of year when International Boxing Hall of Fame voters submit their picks for who they believe should be inducted the following June in Canastota, New York. There are a lot of boxing podcasts, but not many with two IBHOF voters. On this …
 
Tobin recaps Max Holloway's thrilling win over Yair Rodriguez and all the best finishes from UFC Fight Night 197. Cris Cyborg steamrolls Sinead Kavanaugh at Bellator 271. Will Scott Coker sign Kayla Harrison to fight Cyborg? Looking ahead to Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Undefeated prospect Victor Morales, Jr. might only be 15-0 as a professional, but extensive amateur experience, the right connections and, most importantly, hard work, have placed him in a much better position than most. The Pacific Northwest isn't often thought of as a boxing haven, even if it once was years ago. But there's talent in the PNW, and…
 
Undefeated, two-time super middleweight champion David Benavidez and top contender Kyrone Davis are this week's guests as they discuss their 168-pound clash Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME. Plus, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal break down the matchup, recap last Saturday's entire epic Canelo Alvarez-Caleb Plant pay-per-view card and…
 
Like it or not, Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez is the undisputed super middleweight champion. Caleb Plant deserves his own respect, but for now, it's The Canelo Show. Canelo Álvarez, one of boxing's best pound-for-pound fighters, broke Plant down over 11 rounds and scored a brutal stoppage. And it was impressive. On this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves p…
 
Tobin recaps a crazy night of fights in UFC. UFC 268 featured two great title fights. Kamaru Usman title reign continues with a win over Colby Covington. Rose Namajunas tops Zhang Weili. Justin Gaethje beats Michael Chandler in a FOTY contender. Canelo Alvarez becomes the undisputed super middleweight champion with knockout over Caleb Plant. Plus a…
 
Undefeated WBC World Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo updates fans on what could be next for him and shares his perspective on the undisputed super middleweight showdown between Canelo Álvarez and Caleb Plant which takes place Saturday night on SHOWTIME PPV. Also, respected trainer Derrick James gives his "Keys To Victory" for Canelo-Plant and …
 
There is little doubt that Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez is one of boxing's best fighters right now. Haggle all you want about pound for pound numbers, but it can't be denied. This weekend, Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant aims to take it all away. While super middleweight is a somewhat newer division, it still has its history, and we couldn't help but get into t…
 
Quick: what's the first thing you know about Harry Greb? Probably that weird history types keep insisting he's one of the greatest fighters of all time despite none of his fight footage actually being available. Throughout boxing's history, and even more recent than many might have thought, footage is missing of certain fighters who probably should…
 
Tobin recaps UFC 267. Glover Teixeira finally wins the title! Can anyone beat Petr Yan besides himself? Khamzat Chimaev and Islam Islam Makhachev hype trains keep rolling. Tobin recaps his night at the PFL championships. What is Claressa Shields' MMA future? A look ahead to UFC 268: Can Colby Covington beat the unstoppable Kamaru Usman? Plus does C…
 
Lots of knowledge is shared this week as two-time super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell and renowned strength & conditioning coach Larry Wade impart their wisdom on this week's show. Also, hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal recap last weekend's action, look ahead to Saturday night's PBC on SHOWTIME card and list the top five greate…
 
Tobin recaps Marvin Vertorri's win over Paulo Costa, Shakur Stevenson's title win over Jamel Herring, Xander Zayas improving to 11-0. Tobin reacts to Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. getting a new date, Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury possibly coming to Miami, plus he previews the PFL Championships on Wednesday and speaks to title contender Antonio Car…
 
Eddy Reynoso is focused on preparing Mexican superstar Canelo Álvarez for his undisputed super middleweight showdown versus Caleb Plant Saturday, November 6 on SHOWTIME PPV. But the trainer/manager is carving out his own legacy in the process, not only as the best trainer today, but one of the greatest ever. You don’t want to miss what he has to sa…
 
If you've followed recent bare knuckle developments, or MMA, for that matter, you've heard of Christine "Knuckles" Stanley. In her most recent appearance, Knuckles lost a close decision to Patricia Juárez on BYB Extreme Bare Knuckle Fight Series 6 this past July. BYB Extreme recently signed Knuckles to a contract. Before Knuckles makes her return t…
 
Our true crime series continues, and this time with another heavyweight whose story had plenty of ups and downs, but mostly downs, in Jeff Sims. A Florida native, Sims survived working in the sugar cane fields and somehow lived through some violent teen years to become a professional fighter. Perhaps known best for the heavyweight who busted Muhamm…
 
Renowned trainer Derrick James joins the podcast to discuss working with Marcus Browne ahead of Browne’s showdown versus Artur Beterbiev on December 17. James also provides updates on Errol Spence Jr., Jermell Charlo and Frank Martin, and shares his thoughts on last Saturday’s epic third bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Plus, hosts Kenne…
 
We got what we wanted. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder waged the war we asked for, and it was glorious. There were knockdowns, shifts in momentum, gigantic punches thrown and landed by two huge human beings, thrills, chills and a definitive ending. On this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio podcast, Patrick Connor is again joined by auth…
 
Tobin recaps an absolute classic heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight. What is next for the champ, Fury? What kind of respect did Deontay Wilder gain tonight? What could be next for the Bronze Bomber? Plus Bellator coming to South Florida. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
After what seems like forever, with a healthy dose of litigation, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder meet for a third time this weekend. Anthony Joshua almost got his crack at Fury, but he has unfinished business with Oleksandr Usyk. Instead we revisit an entertaining and sometimes wacky series between Fury and Wilder, two of boxing's biggest fighters. …
 
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