Welcome to another edition of The Fight City podcast, hosted by Alden Chodash, who this week is joined by site founder and editor Michael Carbert, as well as Derik Santos, trainer of Sullivan Barrera, among others. This week we’re talking the latest boxing results, with Santos giving his unique insights on Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner, as well as Demetrius Andrade, Jorge Linares, and Marcus Browne’s gory win over Badou Jack. Then Carbert and Chodash discuss Oscar Rivas and what’s next for him after his big stoppage win over Bryant Jennings, plus Shakur Stevenson, Salvador Sanchez, and a legendary heavyweight battle, Foreman vs Lyle. Check it out:
“Pacquiao, in contrast, still has it. While I had hoped he might retire, he made clear that he wants to keep campaigning. When asked if he thought his career was over, he confidently looked into the camera and said, “I beat (Lucas) Matthyse and Broner. My fight career journey still continues…” He then called out Floyd, who was sitting ringside, but “Money” didn’t respond. Pac has also indicated he would like to face the winner of the Erroll Spence vs Mikey Garcia fight. If the man wants to continue, he’s proven he can.
Pacquiao is still the WBA welterweight champ. At 40 years old, this was his 61st victory in his 70th pro fight, as, according to the Showtime talking heads, ‘(Pac) returns to America a conquering champ …’ No one can make Manny quit and this exceptional champion whose journey we as fans are privileged to witness will fight again, no doubt. And we’ll be watching.” From “The Problem Was No Problem“ by Ralph M. Semien