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Fight Facts podcast, ep. 13

13
Jan

Photo by Emily Harney

Sweet science pundits Joe Santoliquito, aka “Philly Joe,” and Michael Woods, aka “Brooklyn Mike,” dig up fresh news and dish spicy opinion on all facets of the fight game in this fast-moving boxing podcast. Yes, expect Philly-style decorum and Brooklyn-type diplomacy while they rap about the big bouts and famed fighters.

The new year is now rolling and hopes are high for a fruitful 2018. Mike and Joe discuss the rapidly solidifying Canelo-GGG rematch, and ponder a potential superfight between Cecilia Braekhus and Claressa Shields — and whether a superfight is even possible in women’s boxing.

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  • Joey Junger

    Claressa Shields is fun to watch and not without science, but I honestly think she benefits from being a big fish in a very small pond. There just isn’t very much competition out there, or a deep enough field of talent in women’s boxing. I actually think Christina Hammer is a fundamentally better boxer.

  • Joey Junger

    Good cast, but a couple of notes:

    1) You can’t judge Joseph Parker off his fight with Hughie Fury, for the same reason you can’t judge Wlad Klitschko off his fight with Hughie’s cousin, Tyson. Hughie is very wily, awkward, and has great head movement, and was undefeated coming into the fight. Also, I heard Parker is cool with the short end of a 70-30 split with Joshua, since it will still be the biggest payday of his career.

    2). Bernard Hopkins was offered 60-40 split with Jones (the short end) and he rightly turned it down. Hindsight says Hopkins had higher market value (in the long run) than Jones. Of course, hindsight also shows that when HBO had a choice between lavishing a few million on Naseem Hamed or Floyd Mayweather, they chose unwisely. If they’d paid Floyd a few million more (despite the insanity of his “slave” comment), their investment would have paid off in the hundreds of millions.

  • Donald Walton

    Is this a boxing program or a football program?