Boxing by Sunday Puncher

Boxing by Sunday Puncher

Objective analysis and discussion of the latest topics in boxing. Full previews and recaps of global action. Occasional bickering, jokes, and heated conversations.

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    Mailbag 1/15 - Grading Top Rank on ESPN, PBC failed?, last man standing at 154

    It's time for another mailbag episode and we've got some loaded questions. Has Top Rank on ESPN been a success? Does PBC belong in the same sentence as success? How can these guys improve? Who will be the last man standing at 154? Who is due to retire in 2018? Plus, the trolls of our chat, inappropriate things to do at work and the morality of it, the best cartoon of our childhood, family members in jail, and a lot more.

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    Episode 150: 2017 In Review + Awards

    Simon is back and we are going to review 2017. We take time to discuss the top candidates for fighter of the year, what was our fight of the year (which we disagree on big time), and our favorite memories of the year. We discuss Jeff Horn's rise, Joshua-Klitschko, who I was most excited to see live, the saltiest post fight interview, craziest moments in fights, and more. Plus the most improved fighter of the year, our 2018 fighter of the year prediction, who will have the worst year in 2018, and more smaller awards like most unnecessary fight, most underwhelming, and worst title holder. Plus, which storylines to watch out for in 2018.

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    Episode 149: Mikey ducking? Inoue moving up? Saunders vs the World? X-Mas Mailbag Time

    This is a packed episode with a recap of Billy Joe Saunders's showcase over David Lemieux. We discuss how good Saunders was and why he may not deserve full credit, why I'm not surprised by Douglas losing, and just how bad Cletus Seldin was. Plus we do a mailbag with 60 questions to answer (not all are good questions). We pull not punches and avoid no questions. We talk about Mikey Garcia possibly ducking Vasyl Lomachenko, whether Naoya Inoue is moving up, what's the best division for the 2nd round of the WBSS, prospects we like, "Wanted" by Adrien Broner, Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao, Neville (and who he is), Christmas gifts, and much more. Plus a wild Russia appears to interrupt the last part of the podcast.

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    Episode 148: Lomachenko Dominates, But Salido Steals Our Hearts

    Vasyl Lomachenko beats Guillermo Rigondeaux. How much stock should be put into this win? The answer plus much more. We break down Lomachenko's win, we look back at the career of Orlando Salido, ask whether Salido-Roman is a fight of the year contender, question whether James DeGale was ever good or is he just done, and discuss the controversial decision in Farmer-Ogawa. Also discussed, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in boxing, the WBC's continued idiocy, Joshua-Parker getting close, and Kell Brook. Plus, find out why SKB thinks I'm a better promoter than Eddie Hearn. All this and a lot more.

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    Episode 147: Cotto Goes Out With A Loss

    Leo joins me to discuss the Hall of Fame career of Miguel Cotto that was punctuated with a loss to Sadam Ali. We also discuss Anthony Yigit, Rigondeaux moving up to fight Vasyl Lomachenko, and the potential next Boxing vs UFC super fight.

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    Mailbag 11/30 - AJ vs Wilder, criticizing HBO, and disappearing a fighter forever

    It's time for another mailbag and we've got a ton of questions to answer. We discuss the potential Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux fight and why it's a mismatch, how soon will Canelo and Anthony Joshua part from their respective promoters, who wins a promoter tournament, the best fight to make in 2018, a ton of questions about Errol Spence, how easy it is to talk down any division, who McGregor should fight next, divisions that make for good tournaments, women's boxing, /r/boxing gossip, and much more.

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    Episode 145: The New and Improved Krusher + Cotto's Goodbye

    Leo joins me to get hyped over the new and improved version of Sergey Kovalev. Plus we discuss Sullivan Barrera's future, the horrible Gamboa-Sosa fight, and Devon Alexander's return to the ring. Plus, a retrospective on Miguel Cotto's career. Other topics: David Haye, Frampton-Donaire, Joshua-Parker, Canelo, Matthysse, Linares, Charlo-Centeno, and much more.

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    Episode 144: Jacobs's HBO debut and Anthony Joshua is ducking?

    skb96 is back to discuss (or justify) why he thinks Anthony Joshua is ducking Deontay Wilder. I play along and lay out a doomsday scenario for the boxing world around the heavyweight fight everyone wants to see. Plus, reactions to Danny Jacobs's his HBO debut, Cletus Seldin's stoppage win, and Jarrell Miller's performance vs Mariusz Wach. Also, we discuss the British domestic scene, the news from this week that includes Conor McGregor's return to boxing????, and the previews for next week headlined by the return of Carl Frampton.

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    Episode 143: Wilder Turns Stiverne Into A Meme

    Deontay Wilder turns Bermane Stiverne into a meme. We break down the fight and discuss the future for Wilder and what this means for Anthony Joshua. Also recapped: Shawn Porter's clear win over Adrian Granados, whether or not Sergey Lipinets got exposed, Dmitry Bivol's quick work of Trent Broadhurst, Dereck Chisora losing, Scott Quigg being abandoned by his trainer, and Jamie McDonnell's no contest. We discuss Errol Spence's good first defense, Jeff Horn's bad first defense, the progress of Linares-Garcia, Yamanaka needing to stay retired, and the UFC's interest in promoting. We preview Smith-Williams, Taylor-Vazquez, Jacobs-Aria, and Beterbiev-Koelling.

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    Mailbag 10.18.17 - WBSS review, dying things in boxing, drug use, and more

    We have a ton of listener questions and we touch on a little bit of everything in the sport of boxing. We talk about the World Boxing Super Series, the 154 lb triple header from last weekend, the super flyweight division, Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux, why the welterweight division has so much talent, and a lot more. Plus, general questions, history, and some dumb questions that are actually awesome.

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