The summer break is over and we’re back with a brand new episode of our podcast, anchored as always by Alden Chodash. For this installment he is joined by site contributors Zachary Alapi and Jamie Rebner and up for discussion is a myriad of hot button topics. Kovalev vs Yarde; Joshua vs Ruiz II; Juan Francisco Estrada; Srisaket Sor Rungvisai; Stephen Fulton; Teofimo Lopez, and Lomachenko vs Campbell. Does Yarde need a new trainer? Is Eddie Hearn a lowlife for taking Ruiz vs Joshua to Saudi Arabia? Can Luke Campbell be competitive against “Hi-Tech”? Listen and find out!
“The win reinforced the narrative of Kovalev’s rejuvenation under McGirt’s tutelage, the aging boxer putting away old habits and distractions to give fans two of his most complete performances in years, back-to-back. The question now looms as to how the new, more cerebral and inspired version of Kovalev will fare against his fellow titlists at 175, all of whom make up one of the most dangerous divisions in the sport. But before he does, Sergey will likely find himself squaring off against boxing’s cash cow in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. It will be an extremely risky match for both men, but with Canelo moving up two weight classes to challenge for Kovalev’s belt, the “Krusher” clearly has more to lose.” From “Russian Renaissance” by Alden Chodash