A week ago Tyson Fury put on quite a sideshow in addition to his easy knock out of little-known Tom Schwarz. Now the big question is where and against whom really fight next?
We cover this on this week’s edition of the big fight weekend podcast.
First up Marquis Johns of BigFightWeekend.com and Crystina Poncher of Top Rank Boxing and I have a three-way discussion about the Fury fight. Poncher was on hand in Vegas covering things, as part of the ESPN broadcast crew and gives us some great insight into Fury’s ring entry. That paid tribute to Carl Weathers, as “Apollo Creed” in Rocky IV coming to the ring in Las Vegas to James Brown’s “Living in America” song.
Crystina has more thoughts on where and what opponent that Fury will do battle with next coming in either late September or early October? She also relays what it’s like to work for Top Rank and ESPN, and the fact that she is now doing boxing play-by-play, as one of the few females to ever have done so on network TV broadcasts.
Next up, David Payne aka “The Boxing Writer” from the U.K. is back on board the show. Payne also has thoughts on Britain’s Fury and his victory, as well as, the pending Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua II heavyweight title rematch and where it might occur later this year?
Will it be in England’s Wembley Stadium or might it be in Madison Square Garden, again or perhaps another location?
T.J. and David also discuss the legacy of the great career of Roberto Duran. This has the “Hands of Stone” had two very memorable fights with opposite outcomes happen in the month of June many years ago. One, a knockout loss to Thomas Hearns and the other is a thriling win over Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal in June of 1980.
Finally, Marquis rejoins T.J. for some more on ESPN’s coverage and overselling of the Fury fight as well as taking a look at this weekend’s action on TV and on the internet and the best fights to watch out for.
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