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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.
An epic all British showdown between two fellow lightweight prospect and title contenders as John Murray, then undefeated as a professional, took on Kevin Mitchell on the 16 July 2011.
It is safe to describe Téofilo Stevenson as the greatest heavyweight boxer never to be the world's professional champion. In fact, Stevenson never even fought for the title because he never turned professional.
It was early in the morning of June 17, 1966, a Friday. The 3 a.m. closing time at the Lafayette Grill drew near. What happened next would change the lives of famed boxer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, and John Artis forever!
Patrick Killian is a world-renowned artist in the sport of boxing, but it didn't all start out that way as he takes Sean through a journey from the Welsh valleys all the way to Las Vegas and beyond!
Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez IV, billed as Fight of the Decade, was a professional boxing match. It was also billed unofficially as deciding the World Boxing Organization's "Champion of the Decade." This was the fourth and final meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. The bout was held on December 8, 2012, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and drew 1.15 million pay-per-view buys.
Tommy David Morrison (January 2, 1969 – September 1, 2013) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 1996 and held the WBO heavyweight title in 1993. He retired from boxing in 1996 when he tested positive for HIV. Morrison is also known for his acting career, having starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the 1990 film Rocky V as Tommy Gunn.
Rubin Carter a troubled youth from the mean streets of Clifton, New Jersey would live through his trials and tribulations during childhood, only to become a professional boxer and attempt to forge a career to the middleweight crown. However, one fateful night would change his life forever! Part One Features: The Early Beginnings A Troubled Youth The Life In A Gang Forging A Career As A Professional Boxer
Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II was a boxing match for the WBA (Super) super welterweight title.The bout was held on December 3, 2011 at the Madison Square Garden, in New York City, United States. When Cotto and Margarito met in 2008, they waged their memorable welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
Pernell Whitaker (January 2, 1964 – July 14, 2019) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001. He was a four-weight world champion, having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight; the undisputed lightweight title; and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.
Charles McCoy, the Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde of boxing a trickster both inside and outside the ring. In this episode, we delve into the life and stories of the boxing champion of the early 1900s who would become a celebrity not just for his skills in the ring but his antics outside of it.
Nigel Benn vs. Gerald McClellan, billed as Sudden Impact, was a professional boxing match contested on 25 February 1995 for the WBC super middleweight championship. Benn was victorious when McClellan was counted out in the 10th round while dropped on one knee. Shortly after the match ended, McClellan collapsed and fell into a coma for two weeks. As a result of the injuries endured during the fight, McClellan is blind, deaf, forgetful, and crippled. It has been described as "a fight that will be embedded forever in the memories" of those who watched it
Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was a British heavyweight boxer. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and unsuccessfully challenged Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1966.
Sean speaks to the world-renowned ring announcer Thomas Treiber who shares his story of how he made it from the wrestling ring of WCW with the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin to become one of the most recognizable voices in the sport of boxing.
Sean & guest co-host Luke Byrne discuss the outcome of Josh Taylor v Jose Ramirez as Taylor picks up the win via UD to become the undisputed super-lightweight champion.
James Butler Jr came from the tough, unforgiving New York, and throughout his life, he would forge an unlikely friendship with a talented pair of brothers. His fledgeling boxing career would take off only for a moment of madness inside the ring to spiral his life, love and friendships out of control and commit the ultimate sin.
The fight, promoted as "The Super Fight" and "The King of the Ring", was scheduled for April 6, 1987, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Leonard was guaranteed $11 million, and Hagler was guaranteed $12 million. Hagler was a heavy favorite. The odds started at 4–1, then settled at 3–1. A paying crowd 12,379 generated a live gate of $6.2 million
The three-time world champion at bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight is arguably one of the greatest boxers Australia has ever produced. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York in June 2002, Fenech is recognised around the world as one of the sport's greats.
Sean speaks to former Team GB coach Tony Davis who takes you through his life story from the early days of being forced into the sport to spending many years in the armed forces serving the country. In 2017 Tony was the first on the scene during a terror attack on a police offer and was subsequently awarded for his courage and bravery, but the events of that day stick with him forever. Tony also talks about a move to the Middle East which has seen him help create history and his recent near-death experience with COVID-19