A busy weekend of fights, including a dull, lacking offensive output one from New Orleans to an explosive KO in Australia, plus, news involving Ryan Garcia and Oscar De La Hoya fighting legally in civil court, now is all part of the newest “Fight Freaks Unite Recap” podcast.
Host T.J. Rives is back with insider Dan Rafael of BigFightWeekend.com to break it all down.
First, they go over Tim Tszyu’s huge KO in just over a minute of Carlos Ocampo which further cements him as the WBO interim 154 lb. champ and has us wanting his undisputed challenge with Jermell Charlo later in the year. Dan gives some insight on it all.
Then, “hold your nose” as we discuss the brutally boring Regis Prograis 140 lb. defense over Danielito Zorrilla that was 12 rounds of almost no real action. Dan has the details on just how epically bad the offensive output was really from both fighters. And, more importantly, how does Prograis, who’s talented, regroup from this for a bigger fight later this year or not?
Garcia-De La Hoya Soap Opera Continues
Next up, is the Garcia/De La Hoya lawsuit filed by the hall of fame promoter on Friday afternoon. What’s really going on here with Garcia’s contract and has he fought his last fight for De La Hoya? Get Dan’s insight on it all. And, it’s very informative on what the legal arguments actually are.
There’s more fight news involving David Benavidez looking to meet David Morrell in a very intriguing contender super middleweight bout later this year. And, why Canelo Alvarez is still looking for an opponent for September, but it won’t be Badou Jack at cruiserweight.
Finally, some nostalgia on De La Hoya in the ring in a wild world welterweight title fight with “Sugar Shane” Mosley in their first meeting in L.A. with Dan ringside in June of 2000. There’s also reminiscing of Dan attending Jermain Taylor’s tough middleweight showdown with Winky Wright that ended in a draw in Memphis, TN, in 2006. And, also the anniversary of Felix “Tito” Trinidad’s first ever title win of his hall of fame career.
Hear it all on the “Fight Freaks Unite Recap” podcast and make sure to follow/subscribe to the Big Fight Weekend podcast feed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! You can hear the episode by clicking play below,