Hear All About Rivera-Martin + Jaron Ennis Conversation
Coming up Saturday night for PBC/Showtime it’s an excellent and evenly matched main event between undefeated lightweight contenders Michel Rivera and Frank Martin. And, we’re back with the latest edition of the “Big Fight Weekend Preview” Podcast to talk all about it.
It’s one of the final prominent fight cards of the year and Dan Rafael joins me to go over not only the main event, but the other important bouts on the undercard, as well. Plus, we’ve got a special one on one interview with one of Boxing’s biggest young stars that doesn’t yet have a world title, too.
Hear the insight, analysis and interview by clicking play below,
Dan describes what’s on the show (in order):
The late, great writer and personality Bert Sugar came up, which led to me telling a couple of stories about my late friend, who was a bit of a mentor to me early in my career, and how he wound up randomly drinking with my father at a Las Vegas bar.
We recapped Naoya Inoue’s dominating 11th-round knockout of Paul Butler to become the undisputed bantamweight champion and discuss the history he made and Butler’s pathetic performance.
The injury to Oscar Valdez that forced him to withdraw from the vacant WBO junior lightweight title bout against Emanuel Navarrete on Feb. 3, Navarrete’s new opponent and the plan after that fight.
Terence Crawford’s gloves coming apart at the seams against David Avanesyan, how that situation was handled, manufacturer Everlast’s explanation and Avanesyan protest to the Nebraska commission.The Ohio commission correctly denying the protest of junior welterweight Montana Love, who was seeking to have his sixth-round disqualification against Stevie Spark on Nov. 12 overturned.
Next my interview with unbeaten welterweight star Jaron “Boots” Ennis as he prepares to face Karen Chukhadzhian for the vacant IBF interim welterweight title next month on the Gervonta Davis-Hector Garcia PPV in Washington D.C. We discussed his thoughts on the fight, his struggle to get top opponents to face him, his expectations for 2023 and more.
We previewed Rivera-Martin and who has the edge between the unbeaten up-and-comers in their lightweight title eliminator? We also touched on the two TV undercard fights, Jose Uzcategui-Vladimir Shishkin in a super middleweight eliminator and Nikolai Potapov-Vincent Astrolabio in a bantamweight eliminator.
The return of former longtime undisputed women’s welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus, who is moving up to junior middleweight and is set to fight Saturday on the undercard of the Golden Boy show on DAZN.
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