Sunday, March 17, 2019

Boxing Podcast with Keith Connolly

My guest on this podcast is New York-based boxing manager Ketih Connolly.  We talked about how Keith got into the management business and his tremendous roster of fighters including: Daniel Jacobs, Luis Collazo, Marcus Browne, Sergey Derevyanchenko, Adam Kownacki, Chris Algieri, Nikita Abibiy, Reshet Mait and Nkosi Solomon. 

It was an interesting conversation with some great insight on how "working across the aisle" can happen in the sport.  Enjoy!

This podcast is presented by The Ring.  I'm honored to be working with The Ring and my good friend, Doug Fischer, the Editor-in-Chief.  You can find the podcast on the website at Ringtv.com.

This podcast is distributed by the Leave It In The Ring podcast network.  The LIITR network also includes great podcasts by founder David Duenez, Gabriel Montoya and Evan Rutkowski.

You can still find this podcast and older Boxing Esq. podcasts on this blog and on Soundcloud or subscribe to the Boxing Esq. Podcast on either iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher.  If you enjoy the podcasts, please leave a comment or rating, that would be greatly appreciated.  The podcast will appear on both the LIITR network of podcasts as well as under the Boxing Esq. Podcast name.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Boxing Podcast with James "Buddy" McGirt

My guest on this podcast is top trainer and 2019 IBHOF inductee James "Buddy" McGirt.  We discussed Buddy's recent work in the corner of WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev, as well as young prospect and 2016 Olympian Janibek Alimkhanuly.

We also discussed Buddy's Hall of Fame career and legendary fights with Frankie Warren, Saoul Mamby, Howard Davis, Meldrick Taylor, Simon Brown and Pernell Whitaker.  We talked about his notorious management team Al Certo and Stuart Weiner.  We then got into his adjustment to retiring from the ring and his becoming a trainer of champions such as Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver and Vernon Forrest.  It was a really great conversation - enjoy!

To check out Buddy's career record go to this link at boxrec.com.

This podcast is presented by The Ring.  I'm honored to be working with The Ring and my good friend, Doug Fischer, the Editor-in-Chief.  You can find the podcast on the website at Ringtv.com.

This podcast is distributed by the Leave It In The Ring podcast network.  The LIITR network also includes great podcasts by founder David Duenez, Gabriel Montoya and Evan Rutkowski.

You can still find this podcast and older Boxing Esq. podcasts on this blog and on Soundcloud or subscribe to the Boxing Esq. Podcast on either iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher.  If you enjoy the podcasts, please leave a comment or rating, that would be greatly appreciated.  The podcast will appear on both the LIITR network of podcasts as well as under the Boxing Esq. Podcast name.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Boxing Podcast With Russell Peltz

My guest on this podcast is legendary Philly promoter Russell Peltz.  It's Russell's 50th year as a promoter and we talked about his journey from being a sports reporter to promoting his first bout in 1969 at the age of 22. We discussed his amazing career as a promoter and focused on the decade of the 1970's when he promoted such greats as Bennie Briscoe, Marvin Hagler, Bobby "Boogaloo" Watts, Eugene "Cyclone" Hart, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Marvin Johnson, Roberto Duran, Bobby Chacon, Jeff Chandler and others.  We also got into how the sport and business of boxing have evolved and changed since Russell's first promotion in 1969.  It was a fascinating conversation - enjoy!

To check out Russell's promotional company go to this link at Peltz Boxing.

This podcast is presented by The Ring.  I'm honored to be working with The Ring and my good friend, Doug Fischer, the Editor-in-Chief.  You can find the podcast on the website at Ringtv.com.

This podcast is distributed by the Leave It In The Ring podcast network.  The LIITR network also includes great podcasts by founder David Duenez, Gabriel Montoya and Evan Rutkowski.

You can still find this podcast and older Boxing Esq. podcasts on this blog and on Soundcloud or subscribe to the Boxing Esq. Podcast on either iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher.  If you enjoy the podcasts, please leave a comment or rating, that would be greatly appreciated.  The podcast will appear on both the LIITR network of podcasts as well as under the Boxing Esq. Podcast name.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Boxing Podcast With David McWater

My guest on this podcast is boxing manager David McWater.  We talked about his journey from Oklahoma to NYC and his stints as a basketball agent, bar owner and Manhattan Community Board member.  We then talked about his move into boxing, his statistical method of evaluating fighters and his massive roster of boxers including: IBF Junior Welterweight Champ Ivan Baranchyk (and his withdrawal from the World Boxing Super Series), super prospect Teofimo Lopez, Olympians Charles Conwell, Vikas Krishan and Antonio Vargas and a few of his other prospects - Brian Ceballo, Erick DeLeon, Otha Jones, III and Sonny Conto.  It was a great conversation - hope you enjoy!

To check out David's roster of fighters go to this link at boxrec.com.

This podcast is distributed by the Leave It In The Ring network.  I'm honored to join the LIITR network that includes podcasts by founder David Duenez, Gabriel Montoya and Evan Rutkowski.

You can still find this podcast and older Boxing Esq. podcasts on this blog and on Soundcloud or subscribe to the Boxing Esq. Podcast on either iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher.  If you enjoy the podcasts, please leave a comment or rating, that would be greatly appreciated.  The podcast will appear on both the LIITR network of podcasts as well as under the Boxing Esq. Podcast name.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Boxing Podcast With Eric Bottjer

My guest on this podcast is Matchroom Boxing matchmaker Eric Bottjer.  We talked about his journey in the sport and all of the promoters he's worked for including Johnny Bos, Dan Goossen, Cedric Kushner, Don King, Art Pellulo, Lou DiBella and Eddie Hearn.  We also talked about the art of matchmaking and his theory on how to develop fighters.  We also got into why there should be a boxing league and the PBC's missed opportunity with all that hedge fund money.  It was a great conversation - hope you enjoy!

To check out Eric's matchmaking (and fighting!) history in professional boxing go to this link at boxrec.com.

This podcast is distributed by the Leave It In The Ring network.  I'm honored to join the LIITR network that includes podcasts by founder David Duenez, Gabriel Montoya and Evan Rutkowski.

You can still find this podcast and older Boxing Esq. podcasts on this blog and on Soundcloud or subscribe to the Boxing Esq. Podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher.  If you enjoy the podcasts, please leave a comment or rating, that would be greatly appreciated.  The podcast will appear on both the LIITR network of podcasts as well as under the Boxing Esq. Podcast name.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Boxing Podcast With Steve Weisfeld

My guest on this podcast is top boxing judge - Steve Weisfeld.  We talked about how he became a judge, some of the significant fights he's worked, the criteria he uses to score a fight and some tips for the viewers scoring at home.  We also spoke about the criticisms levied at judges and some possible reforms for more transparency in the judges' cards.  It was a great conversation - hope you enjoy!

To check out Steve's history of judging professional boxing go to this link at boxrec.com.

This podcast is distributed by the Leave It In The Ring network.  I'm honored to join the LIITR network that includes podcasts by founder David Duenez, Gabriel Montoya and Evan Rutkowski.

You can still find this podcast and older Boxing Esq. podcasts on this blog and on Soundcloud or subscribe to the Boxing Esq. Podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher.  If you enjoy the podcasts, please leave a comment or rating, that would be greatly appreciated.  The podcast will appear on both the LIITR network of podcasts as well as under the Boxing Esq. Podcast name.

Official Boxing Esq. World Boxing Ratings - December 2018

Presenting the December 2018 Boxing Esq. World Boxing Ratings:

Movements:

Heavys – Dominic Breazeale re-enters at 10 after being inactive for over a year with his win over Carlos Negron.  Alexander Dimitrenko exits the top 25.

Cruisers – Constantin Bejenaru drops from 16 to out due to inactivity.  Thabiso Mchunu re-enters ratings at 19 after winning easily in rematch with Thomas Oosthuizen after a controversial loss in their first fight.  Oosthuzen drops from 21 to 25.  Firat Arslan drops from 20 to out after disappointing draw with Sefer Seferi (yes that Seferi - the one who lost in that farce to Tyson Fury).  Matty Askin enters at 24.

Light Heavys - Karo Murat drops from 11 to 14 after losing to unrated Sven Fornling.  Fornling enters at 13.  Vyacheslav Shabranskyy drops from 14 to out due to inactivity.  Joshua Buatsi enters at 25 after impressive 1st round blowout of tough vet Renold Quinlan.  Adam Deines drops from 25 to out.

Super Middles - Sakio Bika drops from 21 to out due to inactivity.  Vladimir Shishkin enters at 25.

Middles - Martin Murray drops from 9 to 13 after loss to Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam.  N'Jikam re-enters at 12.  Matt Korobov enters at 15 after strong showing against Jermall Charlo.  Liam Williams enters at 24 after impressive stoppage win over unbeaten Mark Heffron.  Kamil Szeremeta, Walter Kautondokwa and Jason Quigley all drop out of top 25.

Jr. Middles - Tony Harrison moves from 11 to 3 with controversial decision win for WBC title over Jermell Charlo.  Charlo drops from 2 to 4.  Sadam Ali goes from 12 to out due to move back down to 147.  Willie Nelson goes from 13 to out due to inactivity.  Antonio Margarito goes from 21 to out due to inactivity.  Sergio Garcia, Ismail Iliev and Ted Cheeseman enter at 23, 24 and 25 respectively.

Welters – Sadam Ali enters at 15 after move down from 154 and win over veteran Mauricio Herrera.  Thulani Mbenge moves from 23 to 22 with stoppage win over former Lightweight champ Miguel Vazquez.  Sergey Lipinets moves from 25 to out.

Jr. Welters – Miguel Vazquez moves from 19 to out after move up to 147 and loss to Thulani Mbenge.  Sandor Martin enters at 25.

Lights – Masayoshi Nakatani rises from 19 to 17 with impressive stoppage win over Hurricane Futa.

Jr. Lights - Jezreel Corrales drops from 6 to out due to inactivity.  Martin Joseph Ward enters at 25.

Feathers - Josh Warrington moves from 6 to 2 with decisive win over Carl Frampton.  Frampton drops from 2 to 6.

Jr. Feathers – Guillermo Rigondeaux drops from 1 to out due to inactivity.  Emanuel Navarrete moves from 21 to 1 with impressive beatdown of rising star Isaac Dogboe for the WBO title. Former Champion Yukinori Oguni reenters the ratings at 14 after win ending inactivity.  

Bantams – Raushee Warren enters at 9 after move up from 115 to face Nordine Oubali for vacant WBC title.  Lee Haskins drops from 14 to out due to inactivity.  Mzuvukile Magwaca drops from 19 to out due to inactivity.  Joseph Agbeko and Ricardo Espinoza Franco enter at 24 and 25 respectively.

Super Flys - Donnie Nietes moves from 6 to 2 with split win over Kazuto Ioka.  Raushee Warren moves from 8 to out due to move to 118.  Kohei Kono moves from 20 to out due to retirement.  Yanga Sigqibo enters at 23 with win over Keyvin Lara.  Akira Yaegashi enters at 25.

Flys – Charlie Edwards enters at 1 with upset win over Christopher Rosales for the WBC title.  Giemal Magramo moves from 20 to 10 with impressive stoppage win over previously unbeaten Wengfe Ge.  Ge drops from 13 to 19.  Toshiyuki Igrashi drops from 15 to out due to inactivity.  Ryuji Hara drops from 17 to out due to inactivity.  Takuya Kogawa drops from 22 to out due to move to 115.  Mario Andrade drops from 23 to out due to move down to 108.  Jaysever Abcede, Wulan Tuolehazi and Jonathan Gonzalez enter at 22, 23 and 25 respectively.

Jr. Flys – Hiroto Kyoguchi moves from 5 to 2 with victory over Hekkie Budler for the WBA Super title.  Mario Andrade enters at 15 after dropping down from 112.  Rober Barrera moves from 21 to out due to move up in weight to 115.  Siridich Deebok drops from 23 to out due to upset loss to Marco John Remetizo.  Jing Xiang enters at 25 with decisive win over Suriyan Satorn.

Straws – No Changes.

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