The Fight City Podcast No. 36

Welcome back to a new edition of our podcast, hosted as always by Alden Chodash! This episode he and site founder and editor Michael Carbert discuss a range of topics and answer such burning questions as: What’s next for Joe Smith Jr.? (Anyone for a showdown with Jean Pascal?) Why does pretty much everyone have the Fighter of the Decade wrong? Why won’t boxing people tell it like it is when it comes to Canelo Alvarez ducking Gennadiy Golovkin? And is Naoya Inoue getting enough credit for fighting ten hellacious rounds with a broken orbital bone in 2019’s Fight of the Year? (Quick answer: No, he isn’t.) PLUS: Joe Smith Jr. speaks after his big win in Atlantic City, and an exclusive interview with renowned trainer of champions Pepe Correa! Check it out:

“When one considers the fact that Inoue absorbed punishment to that injured eye for another ten rounds before turning back the fierce challenge of Donaire, one comes to the crux of the matter. All of our Fighter Of The Year candidates gave boxing exceptional wins and superb performances, but none gave a performance that proved so much or that overcame such adversity. No, Inoue did not dominate Nonito Donaire, he did not lay waste to him in the manner of previous opponents, in the manner many expected. But by going into the trenches with a determined, experienced and powerful warrior, he gave us something even more extraordinary, something that, over time, may become legendary, that will be viewed as irrefutable proof of the fact we have a true all-time great in our midst.”          –From “2019 Fighter of the Year” by Neil Crane 

One thought on “The Fight City Podcast No. 36

  • August 20, 2020 at 9:03 am
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    I enjoyed the Podcast, Episode #36 with legendary Trainer, Pepe Correa. I also included coverage of Light Heavyweight Joe Smith’s crossroads split decision victory over Jessie Hart. The decision had one ludicrous scorecard that had Hart winning in a contest that Joe Smith dominated. Bad scoring of boxing has plagued the sport since its advent. When will boxing finally go to having seven (7) judges with three them elevated on a high elevated chair, putting these three officials a view similar to that used in Tennis? A world-renown mathematician has proved that having (7) scoring officials would eliminate bad decisions by as much as 95%. I disagree with Michael Carbert, who stated that boxing judges do not need any special training in order to score boxing matches. On the contrary, judges absolutely do need training and that should include judging at least a hundred matches on video in order to see how well they score.

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