Not even technical issues can keep the guys of Championship Rounds from doing their podcast this week. Especially with the biggest fight of 2016 happening this weekend in Vegas. And while Craig and the Peanut Gallery are not in Vegas like they would like to be they are definitely still ready to preview and talk about the Andre Ward and Sergei Kovalev fight this weekend.
The biggest questions the guys tackle this weekend is do they think Kovalev/Ward will live up to the hype and will the winner of this fight be considered the best pound for pound fighter in boxing.
The Peanut Gallery feels style points may ultimately decide the Kovalev/Ward winner’s fate in the pound for pound debate.
“The winner of this fight has to put on a show and be the clear victor in order for them to claim the top spot. A disputed victory or ugly fight could actually hurt the winner longterm.”
CCV sees a positive ending for the winner Saturday night regardless of who it is. “I think this fight is going to deliver in the end and be a great battle between the technician and the big puncher.”
Boxing and the MMA shared some headlines this week. After his UFC victory last weekend, Connor McGregor turned his attention towards undefeated and currently retired boxing star Floyd Mayweather Junior. McGregor says for 100 million dollars he would fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring and was been very vocal about it this week. Mayweather was very vocal as well and had a few of his own choice words for McGregor. Is all this talk just chatter with no substance or could these two fighters actually face off in a boxing ring in 2017?
The Peanut Gallery is not backing off on his prediction on Mayweather that he has had since September 2015 while Craig feels we will see Mayweather in the ring again soon, but against a familiar foe not named Connor McGregor.
“Floyd is coming back in 2017. There is too much money out there for him not to come back and fight one more time,” Craig confidently states.
CCV and PG deliver some “Quick Jabs” which focus on the guys discussing the projected PPV numbers of Pacquiao/Vargas, an upcoming unification at 168, and if the guys plan on seeing the new boxing movie “Bleed For This” which hits theaters this weekend.
Finally as is the case with every show the guys deliver their “Low Blows” for the week which has PG focused on a fighter who he feels needs to find a new line of work while CCV discusses how boxing botched the handling of a few tests recently.
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