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The Gatti-Ward trilogy, fought from May of 2002 to June of the following year, really did have everything: broken bones, a busted eardrum, a “Round of The Century,” relentless trading and constantly switching momentums, blood and plenty of guts and, after it was all over, respect – with respect between the two fighters being huge and respect from the entire boxing world dutifully pouring in.
Nigel Gregory Benn (born 22 January 1964) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1987 to 1996. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBO middleweight title in 1990, and the WBC super-middleweight title from 1992 to 1996. Regionally he held the Commonwealth middleweight title from 1988 to 1989. Nicknamed "The Dark Destroyer" for his formidable punching power and aggressive fighting style, he retired with an 83.3% knockout-to-win ratio.
A lot has been said in the aftermath of Tyson Fury's emphatic win over Deontay Wilder and whether Fury will go on to become an all-time great in the heavyweight division. In this episode, Sean & Johnston debate where Tyson Fury currently sits in terms of being an all-time great and what he has to do to be considered one and where we would place him should he go on to beat the likes of Oleksandr Usyk & Anthony Joshua.
Sean & Johnston reflect on one of the great heavyweight bouts in recent times as Tyson Fury overcame Deontay Wilder in an epic encounter in Vegas! Also, on the show is the reaction to the rest of the card and the Liam Smith v Anthony Fowler bill in Liverpool.
Sean speaks to 10-0 Bradley Rea who takes a real step up in levels as he takes on Jez Smith 13-3-1 live on Sky Sports this Saturday. Brad explains how the fight came about and discusses his preparations ahead of the biggest test of his career.
Sean speaks to 9-1 prospect and former Ones To Watch guest, Sajid Abid as he returns to the ring for the first time in over a year as he fights in Dubai against Sachin Nautiyal, 5-0 on Saturday 16th October.
Sean & Johnston look ahead to the third encounter between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former champion Deontay Wilder as they clash to determine who may go on to face Oleksandr Usyk. Liam Smith and Anthony Fowler battle it out for bragging rights in Liverpool as they clash on a stacked card featuring Ted Cheeseman, Kieran Conway and Shannon Courtaney.
Big Fight Reaction - Usyk is feel....very feel as he dethrones Anthony Joshua becoming a unified heavyweight champion!
Sean & Johnston reflect on Oleksandr Usyk becoming a unified heavyweight champion after defeating Anthony Joshua. Episode also features: What's next for Usyk/Joshua? Will the Fury fight ever happen? Callum Smith's scary KO Campbell Hatton Got Lucky & how should his path continue Lawrence Okolie's win & future plans
The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974. Held on the 20th of May Stadium (now the Stade Tata Raphaël), pitted the undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman against challenger Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion. The event had an attendance of 60,000 people
Sean & Johnston look ahead to the most intriguing fight in the heavyweight division for years as Anthony Joshua defends his heavyweight titles against the former undisputed cruiserweight champion and enigma that is Oleksandr Usyk.
Constantine "Cus" D'Amato (January 17, 1908 – November 4, 1985) was an American boxing manager and trainer who handled the careers of Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and José Torres, all of whom went on to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns (originally billed as "The Fight", referred to afterward as "The War"), was a world middleweight championship boxing match between undisputed champion Marvin Hagler and challenger Thomas Hearns, the world junior middleweight champion, who had gone up in weight for the bout.
Samuel Edgar Langford (March 4, 1886 – January 12, 1956), known as the Boston Tar Baby, Boston Terror, and Boston Bonecrusher, was a Black Canadian boxing standout of the early part of the 20th century. Called the "Greatest Fighter Nobody Knows", by ESPN, many boxing historians consider Langford to be one of the greatest fighters of all time
It’s November 1982 and the sport of boxing is bigger than ever. Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Thomas Hearns are all mainstream stars and fight fans enjoy championship matches on free cable TV almost every weekend. Rocky III is a huge hit in theaters and just a few months previous, one of the richest fights of all-time had taken place, Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney. The Battle of the Champions, was a term used by promoter Bob Arum regarding the super lightweight boxing match between Aaron Pryor and Alexis Argüello on November 12, 1982.
Ramil "Ray" Arcel (August 30, 1899 – March 7, 1994) was an American boxing trainer who was active from the 1920s through the 1980s. He trained 20 world champions over the course of his career some of which go down as boxing legends. Sean & Johnston take you through the early days of Arcel's life and tell the story of how his career in boxing blossomed into a legendary one.
Of all the great rivalries in boxing, that between Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta stands apart. First, these were two all-time greats. Even early in their careers, fight fans regarded both as rare talents, destined for championship status. Second, their personalities and ring styles were perfect contrasts to one another: LaMotta the brutish”Bronx Bull,” Robinson the stylish “Prince of Harlem.” And third, they locked up six times, the battles becoming more competitive and exciting as the rivalry unfolded. And while Robinson vs LaMotta I was a clear-cut win for Sugar Ray, the two fought on close to even terms over their next four meetings. But their sixth and final clash is the most famous for the fact it was a massacre, the legendary “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.”
Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed "Smokin' Joe", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. Frazier was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting style. Sean & Johnston take you through the early beginnings of the Frazier family and how Joe ended up going on to become one of the great heavyweight boxers of a generation.
The Louis-Schmeling second bout is one of the most iconic and important rematches in boxing history. It came on June 22, 1938 – one year from the day Louis had won the world Heavyweight title. The fighters met once again in a sold-out Yankee Stadium in New York City. Among the more than 70,000 fans in attendance were Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, and J. Edgar Hoover.
Sean sits down with the author of six boxing books, Jerry Fitch who talks about the origins of boxing in his native Cleveland and explains the fighters that rose to prominence. Jerry also details his books, and what went into putting them together, along with is experiences over the past 60 years in the sport.
Sean talks to Chris Soriano, the writer, director and lead actor of 'Zeus', an upcoming boxing film executively produced by Manny Pacquiao.
Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956), best known as "Sugar" Ray Leonard, is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor. Often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, he competed from 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in five weight divisions; the lineal championship in three weight divisions; as well as the undisputed welterweight title. Leonard was part of "The Fabulous Four", a group of boxers who all fought each other throughout the 1980s, consisting of Leonard, Roberto Durán, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler.
Sean & Johnston reflect on the announcement that Luke Campbell has retired, touching on the highs and lows of his boxing career both inside and outside the ring.
After over a week of action, Sean & Johnston bring you an update on how Team GB and the rest of the Olympic hopefuls have got on so far in Tokyo.
Sean & Johnston breakdown Team GB's competitors for the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games and highlight the world favourites in each weight category and the ones to watch as the world gets ready for another special event.
Sean & Johnston sit down to reflect upon the announcement of Anthony Joshua's upcoming world title defence against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25th
Oscar De La Hoya is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2008, winning eleven world titles in six weight classes, including the lineal championship in three weight classes, and is arguably one of the best pound for pound fighters of all time.
On June 8, 1985, amid astonishing scenes, Ireland's Barry McGuigan challenged for the WBA featherweight championship against legendary Panamanian Eusebio Pedroza at Loftus Road in London.
Ezzard Mack Charles, known as the Cincinnati Cobra (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975), was an American professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion. Known for his slick defense and precision, he is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time by boxing critics and is often known as the greatest light heavyweight boxer of all time.
Hasim Rahman vs. Lennox Lewis II, billed as "Final Judgment", was a professional boxing match contested on November 17, 2001 for the WBC, IBF, IBO and Lineal Heavyweight Championships. It was a rematch after Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman, where Rahman scored a major upset
Alan Sydney Minter (17 August 1951 – 9 September 2020) was a British professional boxer who competed from 1972 to 1981. He held the undisputed middleweight title in 1980, having previously held the British middleweight title from 1975 to 1976, and the European middleweight title twice between 1977 and 1979. As an amateur, Minter won a bronze medal in the light-middleweight division at the 1972 Summer Olympics.