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Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- Did The Premier Boxing Championship ruin Boxing?On this week’s edition of Championship Rounds the Peanut Gallery and Craig Carlos Valentino are back after a brief hiatus with lots to discuss. First there are some “What if’” fights that are apparently now not happening before the end of 2016. We now know we won’t see Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs this year. It was announced this week that the two middleweight titlists wouldn’t be fighting in December as was previously rumored they would in fact do. Another rumored fight apparently now likely not happening is heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and former undisputed champ Wladamir Klitschko. Now that it appears both fights likely will not in 2016 which of the two are the guys more disappointed is not going down? The guys of course don’t agree and debate that very topic. In 2015 five hundred million dollars was invested into the launch of the Premier Boxing Champions series with the hopes of giving the sport of boxing more exposure and increase its popularity with the masses. Now a year and a half in what has been the overall effect of the PBC on boxing? Has the PBC actually hurt more than helped boxing? Many people have chimed in with their opinion of the PBC so far and of course PG and CCV are no different. PG feels the PBC was a great idea, but poorly executed. “How are you going to have a fighter like Keith Thurman fight one time in 15 months and expect to build his brand and increase his popularity?” Like they say with real estate CCV says it comes down to location, location, location with why the PBC hasn’t worked. “If people don’t know what channel a fight is going to be on how is that helping the fights? Non hardcore boxing fans are not going out of their way to find fights.” Evander Holyfield, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Johnny Tapia are the notable first timers on the ballot for the 2017 Boxing Hall of Fame. Most think all three are first ballot hall of famers. But it is not unanimous to the guys of Championship Rounds? The guys weigh in on the first timers in this class and reflect on their careers and if all three truly are first ballot hall of famers. As is the case with every show the guys finish with a few “Low Blows” which highlight some of the lowlights in the week in boxing. CCV explains why one fighter should not bring his personal problems to Twitter ever again. PG finishes up discussing how one current champion’s pick of opponent for his next fight is one of the worst decisions for a champion in boxing history. Follow the Championship Rounds and the guys on Twitter and Instagram @Champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- "Tyson Fury Should Have Listening to Rick James"Championship Rounds is back this week with a “Fury” of stories this week. Craig aka CCV and Sean aka the Peanut Gallery address all the stories lately with WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The guys try to make sense of Fury’s “retirement,” his “comeback,” another postponement, and his reported positive drug test for cocaine. With all the Fury news CCV states the obvious. “We could have done this entire podcast from the headlines to low blows just on Fury this week” Is Fury done as a fighter? Could Fury’s situation actually turn out to be a good thing for the heavyweight division in the long run? The guys have plenty to say as they answer these questions. PG and CCV also discuss how a Canelo Alvarez broken bone could actually turn into making the end of 2016 quite memorable for the sport of boxing. The Peanut Gallery certainly believes it will be a great holiday season in boxing. “Boxing has four million reasons to be thankful for that broken bone in Canelo’s hand. We now get to finish 2016 with some great boxing matchups” Sean and Craig are also popping bottles this week as they find out they are going to Vegas for the Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas fight. After the bottle popping the guys they talk about the interesting PPV broadcast team that was announced for that fight. Who’s Sean and Craig’s ultimate dream team boxing broadcast lineup? Well as usual the guys disagree on something and this week it’s on one particular broadcaster and his rank in the broadcasting elite. As is with the case of all editions of Championship Rounds the guys finish up with their “Low Blows.” For Craig this week he focuses on a fighter who is no stranger to being talked about in this segment. Sean on the other hand discusses another scenario where boxing has missed its mark. Follow Championship Rounds on Twitter and Instagram @Champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- "Canelo Alvarez Fans Are The Reason Why Alvarez Won't Fight GGG"Canelo & GGG - Will It Ever Happen? On this week's Championship Rounds Craig and Sean look back at Canelo Alvarez's one sided destruction of Liam Smith last weekend and react to the aftermath from it. With Canelo's win are we now any closer to seeing one of boxing's biggest fights that can made in Canelo and GGG now happening? While Craig is a little optimistic the fight will eventually happen Sean well not so much. "Canelo can talk all the we don't mess around and we made an offer to GGG stuff he wants. The bottom line is Canelo and Golden Boy don't feel like they need GGG. Canelo proved that Saturday night when over 50,000 people showed up to see him in a glorified sparring session." One potential big fight that won't happen most likely is Floyd Mayweather fighting UFC star Connor McGregor. Mayweather said this week that he was "moving on" from entertaining that fight ever materializing. However does that mean that Mayweather is done entertaining any future fights in the ring? Not so fast says CCV who says it's a numbers game that will ultimately get Floyd back in the ring again. "Floyd does not want to finish his career tied with Rocky Marciano at 49-0. No one has finished their career 50-0. Trust me Floyd is going to come back and get number 50." Sean and Craig also move up a few weight classes to discuss the latest with boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. We are about a month away from his rematch with Wladamir Klitschko. Can Fury do it again and show that the first fight was not a fluke or will we see Fury being more a show than actual substance? The guys finish up as they usually do with their "Low Blows" segment. Sean AKA the Peanut Gallery discuss boxing's failure to build to the big moment while Craig AKA CCV discusses one fighter who should keep his mouth shut for a little while. Follow the show and guys at @champrounds929 on both Twitter and Instagram
Championship Boxing w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson-"Liam Neeson Has A Better Chance At Beating Canelo Alvarez, Than Liam Smith"The best fighter in the world is…………………. In this week’s edition of “Championship Rounds” ST & CCV recap a very busy boxing weekend. The guys discuss middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s 5th round TKO victory over Kell Brook in London this past weekend. Was the stoppage premature? Did Brook’s corner who threw the towel in the ring during the fifth round and Brook still on his feet make a bad call? “That fight was always a matter of not if, but when GGG stopped Brook. His corner was clearly thinking about his future when they threw in the towel,” said the PG. Golovkin was not the only superstar in the ring this weekend as Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez was also in the ring this weekend as well. Gonzalez won a spirited battle and unanimous decision against a rugged and tough Carlos Cuadras by unanimous decision to win the WBC Junior Bantamweight belt. With the win Gonzalez has now won titles in four different weight classes. Were the guys impressed with Gonzalez’s performance? “I probably learned more about his opponent (Cuadras) this weekend. We know what Chocolatitio is going to bring in the ring when he fights. But we saw his victory this week was over a guy who is legit,” stated CCV. After this weekend though who do the guys have as their number one fighter on their mythical pound for pound list? GGG? Chocolatito? As usual the guys don’t agree as they both have a different fighter on top of their respective lists. Find out who ST says needs to dare to be great before he gets the #1 spot from him. ST discusses why he is having a hard time getting excited about next weekend’s junior middleweight championship fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith. In fact ST discusses why he may do something this weekend he hasn’t done in a very long time in preparation for this fight Saturday night. The guys also discuss what’s becoming a strong possibility and that is Manny Pacquiao actually leaving HBO and not fighting on the network for his next fight in November? ST and CCV address that along with the burning question….If Manny leaves HBO who actually stands to lose the most? HBO or Pacquiao? CCV states what the long term plan of one rival network may be for wanting Pacquiao. After a few quick jabs the guys finish delivering some low blows which focus on why Boxing’s days in New York might be being numbered. As well as how Tyson Fury’s latest antics have both guys ready to throw in the towel on Fury. Make sure to follow the guys on Twitter and Instagram @Champrounds929
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Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- ' I watched UFC 202 and boxing can learn one thing from the UFC'Craig AKA CCV and Sean AKA Peanut Gallery and 20 other AKA’s we are not listing here are back. Apparently they have not been fired yet and were let in the building again to do another edition of “Championship Rounds.” On this week’s show the guys discuss how impressed they were with Errol Spence Jr’s dominating performance and knockout of Leonard Bundu last week. CCV talks about how he was impressed more than what he saw in the ring from Spence Jr. “It was the complete package. From Al Haymon, to PBC, to putting Spence’s fight on right after the USA Olympic basketball team’s gold medal win was perfect.” However did Spence Jr’s performance have the guys vault him to the top of the 147 pound division as one of the best right now? The guys like with most things do not really see eye to eye on this question. For one of the guys on the show it’s a no brainer that he should be in the top 3. The argument from the other co-host that takes the opposite stance is. “You don’t rank on potential. You need to have quality wins. He’s extremely talented, but right now his best win is against Chris Algeri. That does not get you ranked near the top of the division right now.” When the guys aren’t arguing they are in agreement that USA Olympic boxing needs some changes to make it more popular and more successful. Props were definitely given to Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez, and Clareesa Shields for their performances in Rio. However both guys are reminded how long it has actually been since the USA Olympic team has won a gold medal in men’s Olympic boxing (2004) and multiple gold medals (1988). Both CCV and PG think that Olympic boxing needs some serious changes, but offer some real simple solutions that if the USA boxing folks are listening they might want to implement to help grow the sport to what it once was in the 1980’s. Finally in “Low Blows” this week has Craig calling out the city of Phoenix for a recent event that happened this week. Sean’s low blow comes after admitting the UFC does do one thing better than boxing, but says where the one place is that he doesn’t want to see UFC and boxing fighters together.
Championship Boxing w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- Pacquiao is about making money and not making fightsIt’s been almost a month, but Championship Rounds is back! Not a moment too soon as Craig and the Peanut Gallery have lots to catch up on. Lots of big fights to catch up on for the guys. Who’s had the best month and win since the last edition of Championship Rounds? Crawford? Frampton? Ward? The Peanut Gallery leans toward the one guy who pulled not only won, but made the biggest statement in his win. CCV says his pick is based solely on the money. Manny Pacquiao has an opponent for his comeback fight in November and PG and CCV tell you why they aren’t that happy with the opponent selection. For the PG the decision for Pac Man’s next opponent is just another case to him of Politics as usual. While CCV takes it a step further, “Here’s another example of us not getting the fights that we want to see.” Quick jabs this week discusses a fighter saying goodbye, another fighter missing out on a big money opportunity, and another who is very lucky to have to still have any opportunities inside the ring. The guys cap off this week’s Championship Rounds the same way they always do with a few Low Blows. The Peanut Gallery acknowledges he originally wanted to talk about Antonio Margarito and Roy Jones fighting way past their primes again recently, but they were trumped by a decision made by the WBC earlier this week. To say he was a little angry would be an understatement. CCV takes UFC fighter Connor McGregor on and hits him with a few low blows this week.
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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.
The Morning Sports News: Tiger Woods Out For SeasonMark Zinno, who is filling in for John Fricke this week, and Hugh Douglas discuss the biggest sports headlines this morning! The Braves outlasted the Reds for a 5-4 victory last night in extra innings; the Big 12 moving forward with expansion; and is Tiger Woods done for good?
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.
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