Podcast: Davis-Garcia media tour, previewing Tszyu-Harrison, more
Plus: News of the week and the anniversary of a heavyweight title fight and my memorable trip to Cancun to cover it
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We previewed and discussed the three notable main events on Saturday: the Tim Tszyu-Tony Harrison interim junior middleweight title fight on Showtime; super middleweight prospect Diego Pacheco vs. Jack Cullen on DAZN and heavyweight Tony Yoka vs. Carlos Takam on ESPN+. We also weighed in on this week’s two-city media tour to kick off the promotion of Gervonta Davis-Ryan Garcia, covered news of the week involving Gennadiy Golovkin, and looked back on a pair of anniversaries.
Here is what’s on the show (in order):
Thoughts on the Davis-Garcia media tour that took them to New York and Los Angeles this week to promote their April 22 Showtime PPV main event and the disclosure that Davis insisted on a rehydration clause.
Previewing Tszyu-Harrison: What’s at stake, Harrison’s willingness to go to Australia for the fight and what do we think will happen?
Previewing Pacheco-Cullen: How good of a prospect is Pacheco, going to England for the fight and what to expect against Cullen.
Previewing Yoka-Takam: Will Yoka bounce back from him first loss? Can he find consistency? Does the old warhorse Takam have anything left?
Gennadiy Golovkin’s decision to vacate his second middleweight title in the past month and what does he do now in the twilight of his career?
The official announcement that Naoya Inoue will move up to junior featherweight and challenge Stephen Fulton for his unified title in a fantastic matchup on May 7 and initial thoughts on the fight.
Elite junior middleweight prospect Xander Zayas dropping out of his ESPN+ co-feature on April 1 due to a hand injury.
Thoughts on the 52nd anniversary of perhaps the biggest fight in boxing history: the legendary first battle between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Memories on the 15th anniversary of my memorable trip to Cancun, Mexico to cover the Don King/HBO card headlined by Samuel Peter’s knockout of Oleg Maskaev to win the WBC heavyweight title in a bullring, including the topless pool my room overlooked at the resort everyone for the fight was staying at and much more craziness from that trip!
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