Welcome to another edition of The Fight City podcast, hosted by Alden Chodash who is joined once again by site founder and editor Michael Carbert. This week it’s all about looking back and paying tribute to the best of 2018 as we salute The Fight City’s picks for Fighter of the Year, Upset, Knockout, Performance, Round, and Fight of the Year. Some lively discussion ensues which also touches on such burning questions as: should Oleksandr Usyk move up to heavyweight? Do we want to see Golovkin vs Canelo III in 2019? What’s next for Tyson Fury, and why can’t we do anything about crappy judges? Check it out:
“In many ways, 2018 picked up where 2017 left off with its share of excellent match-ups, unification fights, and a heaping helping of action-packed, crowd-pleasing battles. But perhaps just as interesting as anything we’ve seen inside the squared circle were the stories that unfolded outside of it. Fight fans witnessed the resurgence of the heavyweight division, the rise of Eddie Hearn and the age of boxing streaming, the astonishing Tyson Fury comeback, the infamous clenbuterol scandal, and the passing of broadcasting monolith HBO Boxing after 45 years of covering the sport. 2018 may be the watershed year the boxing world has been waiting for, and for better or for worse, wheels have been set in motion which will shape the sport for years to come.” From “2018: The Nominations” by Alden Chodash.