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Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson-'We survived Alabama'CCV & PG went to Birmingham last weekend and still made it back this week to hit you with another “Championship Rounds.” “We Made It Back from Birmingham….Alive!” a very happy Peanut Gallery starts the show with. The guys recap the good, bad, and ugly of their road trip to Birmingham and Deontay Wilder’s TKO victory over Chris Arreola last Saturday night. A lot of the “Good” the guys have came from Wilder’s performance though some of the “Bad” came from him breaking his right hand during the fight. As Craig points out, “It sucks for Wilder. He’s perfect person in terms of personality for boxing and the heavyweight division.” The guys think it’s going to unfortunately be quite a while before we see Wilder back in the ring against a top level opponent because of the injuries he suffered. Manny Pacquiao has a home for his first fight since he came out of “retirement” and the guys agree the it’s happening the right state, but wrong location for the fight. “The UNLV Running Rebels don’t want to play there,” the PG chimes in on the home of Pacquiao’s next fight. “That place hasn’t been hot since ’88.” Unlike Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez actually has the perfect place for his next fight and the guys give him his credit for that. Though the guys still won’t give Canelo credit for his next opponent. The guys then get you ready for one of the biggest fights of the summer as they preview the Terrence Crawford and Victor Postol championship fight on Saturday night. Both guys expect a good fight and have the same prediction. Though Craig’s outcome has a scent of a conspiracy in the air. “Someone needs to check his bank account on Monday to see if there is any extra money in there!” And of course no edition of “Championship Rounds” is complete without the guys giving you their low blows. A regular victim of the segment makes another appearance this week and CCV is all over him for that. Meanwhile PG has to address something he couldn’t believe he saw in Birmingham last weekend.
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- 'I'm leaving Alabama with the Belt'PG & CCV are back with another edition of “Championship Rounds.” Speaking of being back Manny Pacquiao is back from one of the shortest retirements in history and the guys definitely have something to say about that. Pacquiao retired in April, but now plans on coming back to the ring in November. The Peanut Gallery of course chimes in on the Pacquiao news, “If he hadn’t announced his retirement in April he would have been fighting in November anyway.” Craig says, “That politician money clearly isn’t as big as that fighter money.” The guys now know they are going to be making the drive this weekend to Birmingham to see the heavyweight title fight between undefeated WBC Champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Chris Arreola. So what better way to get ready for it than to talk to Arreola as the guys do this week. Nicknamed “The Nightmare” Arreola is hoping to be just that to Wilder and shock the world Saturday night. “This is my third shot at a heavyweight championship and probably my last shot if I don’t win Saturday night. I’m motivated to come to Birmingham and stop Deontay Wilder.” Did Arreola convince the guys enough during the interview that they will pick him to pull off the upset? The guys give their predictions on the fight and one thing remains certain for PG. “This fight is ending with someone getting put to sleep.” The guys wrap up this week’s Championship Rounds with a few “Low Blows.” CCV talks about how there needs to be more fighters thinking like Keith Thurman while PG discusses another example of where nepotism has failed.
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- What is Kell Brook Thinking?So does Kell Brook have a death wish or something? Craig and Sean talk about Kell Brook going up 13 pounds to fight the most feared boxer in the world, Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. Plus will Chris Arreola catch lighting in a bottle or will Deontay Wilder prove once again why many say he's the Best Heavyweight Champion in the World.
Championship Rounds with Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - 'Happy 50th Birthday Mike Tyson, I Still Can't Beat Him On Mike Tyson Punchout'Craig and Sean recap the Thurman/Porter fight, talk about what's next for Thurman? Tyson Fury hurt his ankle forced to postpone fight, is this real or is he out of shape. And with Mike Tyson turning 50, what is our favorite Mike Tyson moment
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - Will Thurman vs Porter go down as Fight of the Year?There hasn't been to many fights this year that we can say lived up to the hype. But the boxing world has been waiting for this fight and it's finally here. Craig & Sean break down Thurman vs Porter and talk boxing news and notes.
Thurman Outpoints Porter To Defend WBA Welterweight BeltKeith Thurman defended his WBA welterweight title Saturday night with a 12-round unanimous decision over Shawn Porter in a fierce bout...
Boxing/MMA Analyst Ray Flores Talks Ali, Brock And Previews The Provodnikov/Molina FightRay Flores, Ring Announcer for the Premier Boxing Champions and The Boxing Channel host joined Rick and John on Thursday to talk about the Ruslan Provodnikov and John Molina Jr. fight. Flores says Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer of all time...
The Morning Sports News: "In Serious Trouble"The Golden State Warriors have made an emphatic statement in the NBA Finals winning Game Two Sunday 110-77 over the Cavs. The Warriors have won the first two games by 48 points combined. Hugh told us "I don't think they...
Muhammad Ali Could Talk As Well As He Could FightAsk any person on the street, over the age of 30, "What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Muhammad Ali?" Most of the time, you will get one of two answers. They'll say, "The Greatest" or they'll say "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." Now, considering that...
Ali Was A Warm, Kind, Spirited Human Being; We Know This From Personal ExperienceA smaller part of our CBS Atlanta radio family is WAOK 1380 AM. Decades ago it was Atlanta's #1-rated African-American-formatted Gospel giant... with a full staff... including a Sportscaster named Joe Walker. Joe was blind. Totally blind. But that never...
Heaven Has Gained A ChampionThe news resonated during Friday's Dukes and Bell broadcast that Muhammad Ali's condition had worsened, and when I fell asleep later that night, I prayed that the Champ's condition would improve. It didn't take long for me to wonder why my son was waking me up a little after midnight as the television played in the...

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