Championship Rounds w/Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson: Adrian Broner Is The Chinese Food Of BoxingThe guys from Championship Rounds are back to break down this week’s action in the world of boxing. And there is no way to talk about boxing without starting with Mayweather vs McGregor news. Craig Carlos-Valentino (A.K.A. CCV) still believes this fight will happen because there is too much money to be mad by both sides to not make this fight. Sean Thompson still says NO WAY in hell they make this fight. Sean also says that not only is this fight bad for boxing, but it also does a disservice to fighters like Keith Thurman & Kell Brook. Adrian Broner is back in the ring this Saturday and this the Put Up or Shut Up moment for Broner. The guys talk about Broner and how he has so much talent in the ring, but the Adrian Broner outside the ring has ruin things for him. With Amir Khan asking for 70% split (like an idiot) to fight Kell Brook, that now gives us the fight all fight fans have been waiting for at 147 pounds. Kell Brook will fight Errol Spence May 20th in Sheffield England. Sean gives credit to both fighters for making this fight happen and giving the fans a real fight. Craig is worried about what kind of Kell Brook will we see on fight night? Will his eye create problems for him? Will he be too drained from making the 147 pound weight limit. Only time will tell. And of course in the Low Blows segment Craig calls out the bums in the 126 & 130 pound division & Sean Thompson calls out Amir Khan for Khaning his fans from seeing a real fight. Follow the guys on Twitter and Instagram @champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - "Body Shots aren't Sexy, but they work every time"The guys from Championship Rounds are back breaking down the 2017 Fight of the Year (there has been only been 1 fight in 2017). Craig Carlos-Valentino (CCV) says that the majority draw decision was the right decision and Sean Thompson believes Jack should have won the fight with his great body work. Sean also wants judges to give more credit for body shots, they aren't as sexy as head shots, but they will break a fighter down every time. The guys also preview the Santa Cruz vs Frampton 2 fight and both believe it will be as good as the 1st one was. Nobody has had a worse week than Golden Boy from DUI news to their 300 million dollar lawsuit vs Al Haymon being dismissed. What effect will this have on boxing? In the Quick Jabs segment Klitschko vs Joshua sold out Wembley stadium, Amir Khan finding more reason to not fight Kell Brook, and Andrzej Wawrzyk is the latest fighter to get busted for drugs before fighting Deontay Wilder. And you know it wouldn't be a show if they guys didn't roast somebody from the boxing game in their Low Blows segment. You can also follow the guys on Twitter and Instragram @ champrounds929
Welterweight Title Fight Between Keith Thurman And Danny Garcia To Air In Primetime On CBSIt had been 40 years since boxing aired on CBS in primetime, but thanks to the overwhelming success of Thurman-Porter in 2016, the wait for the network's next primetime fight has been reduced substantially.
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - "Floyd Mayweather is talking a lot for a guy who's suppose to be retired"Craig Carlos-Valentino (CCV) and Sean Thompson (Peanut Gallery) are back with their 1st show of 2017. The guys talk about what fights do they want to see in 2017 and in surprising fashion they both agree on the need for Deontay Wilder needs to fight the winner of the Joshua/Klitschko fight. This way if Wilder wins then we can finally have a Heavyweight Champion that everyone would consider the Champ, and that's an American. The guys also give their opinions about the announced opponents for Manny Pacquaio and Canelo Alvarez. And it wouldn't be a boxing segment if they didn't talk about the new rumors for Floyd Mayweather and will he come back. You can follow the guys on Twitter & Instagram @ champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- " If Crawford played Nebraska Football He wouldn't be going to jail."Craig Carlos-Valentino (CCV) and Sean Thompson (Peanut Gallery) get together for their final show of the year. Breaking down all the fights from this past weekend and Sean says Abner Mares was the big winner for the weekend. Not only did he show that his eye sight is perfect but now he put his name back in the mix for the 126 lb championship. CCV was impressed with Jermall Charlo performance over Williams. With his 5th round uppercut KO he has earned the right to fight Canelo Alvarez. Also the guys give their yearly awards for Fighter of the Year, Story of the year and 2016 Fight of the Year. And couldn't finish the year without calling out boxers in the Low Blows segment. Follow the guys on twitter and Instragram @champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- " If you can't make weight, just pound a burger and a shot of Henny while you are on the scales"Craig and Sean are back once again with another edition of Championship Rounds. The guys look back on one of the big fights that went down recently, preview a busy boxing Saturday, and look ahead to Miguel Cotto’s return to the ring in the not so distant future. As for Craig Aka CCV he is in high energy and ready to react to the Visaly Lomanchenko’s recent destruction of Nicholas Walters. “Lomanchenko is fast, throws great combinations, and has a great defense, he’s the perfect fighter,” said CCV. Sean AKA the Peanut Gallery thought he learned more about Walters than Lomachenko in this fight. And what he learned about Walters was far from positive. “We’ve seen Walters miss weight and now we’ve seen him quit in a fight where he was being outclassed but not beaten to a point where quitting made sense. Arturo Gatti and Diego Corrales are rolling over in their graves when they see someone who committed to stepping into the ring quit like that.” Both guys see sky’s the limit for Lomanchenko and some big fights on the horizon for him in 2017 and a strong case for him to be 2016’s fighter of the year. In other news it’s a busy fight weekend with another potential 2016 fighter of the year Terrence Crawford stepping into the ring against John Molina Jr. in Crawford’s hometown of Omaha. IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua returns to action and puts his undefeated record on the ling against the gritty Eric Molina from England. Another title is on the line as Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz battle in New Zealand tonight for the WBO title. Los Angeles is also the home for a big fight to determine who’s one of the best at 154 pounds as Julian Williams and Jermall Charlo battle it out. There is one other fight happening in LA, but the Peanut Gallery is definitely not a fan of that one and makes it very clear this week. “This fight shouldn’t be happening. Period. What did this one doctor know that all the other doctors didn’t to allow this fight tonight to be happening? I have a hard time supporting this fight let alone talking about it.” One fight that is happening in early 2017 is the return of Miguel Cotto who will be back after a 15 month layoff and will return to the ring against James Kirkland at the new Dallas Cowboys training facility. CCV definitely finds some humor in the location for this fight. “So Manny (Pacquiao) has fought and sold out the actual Cowboys stadium and Canelo sold out the stadium against Liam Smith, but Cotto is regulated to the Cowboys training facility? Clearly there aren’t high expectations for this fight,” said CCV. PG had to chime in on this fight as well, but his issue is that it’s a Pay Per View fight, “Wait because Roc Nation is in the hole with Cotto and owes him 10 million dollars we as fight fans have to suffer and actually pay to see this fight?” The guys hit a few “Quick Jabs” which include the 2017 Boxing Hall of Fame Class being announced, Julio Cesar Chavez Junior doing something he rarely ever does, and another young fighter gone way too soon. And of course as is the case of each edition of “Championship Rounds” the guys finish with their “Low Blows.” Craig focuses on how HBO seriously dropped the ball during the Lomanchenko and Walters fight while the Peanut Gallery calls out one fighter for his severe lack of commitment to the sport. Make sure to follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @Champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - " This isn't High School. Just because your face looks good, doesn't mean you won the fight"CCV and the Peanut Gallery are back after with “Championship Rounds” after a very controversial week in the sport. The guys react to what most who follow the world of boxing have been talking about this week. That of course is the aftermath of the light heavyweight championship showdown between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. Ward defeated Kovalev 114-113 on all three of the judges scorecard’s in a very competitive fight Saturday night in Las Vegas to win 3 light heavyweight championship belts. Did did the judges get it right? Many who saw the fight have come out publicly on social media to say that the judges did NOT get it right. What about the PG and CCV? How did they see the fight go Saturday night? Surprisingly the two actually agree for once on something and had pretty much an identical scorecard. For the Peanut Gallery part of the negative reaction to the fight was based on people not understanding how boxing matches are scored. “If the fight was a four round fight I would understand the outrage. But I feel like people forgot this was a 12 round fight,” PG chirps in during this week’s podcast. CCV added, “Kovalve and Ward wasn’t a school yard fight where whoever looks the worst is the winner.” Will there be a rematch between the Kovalev and Ward? Will it be a different outcome or more of the same if these two pound for pound best do it again? Both CCV and ST see another great fight happening if this fight does come off again. One thing PG wanted to make clear about Saturday’s fight, “For those who think Saturday’s fight was bad for boxing are crazy. This will generate more interest from fans who didn’t see it the first time because they were still protesting Mayweather and Pacquiao.” Speaking of pound for pound, another one of the best fighters in the world Vasyl Lomancheno will be in action this weekend against Nicholas Walters. The two will be fighting in Vegas for Lomachenko’s 130 pound WBO title. Outside of the die hard boxing fans not many are familiar with one of the best fighters out there. Will an impressive win against Walters Saturday night change that for Lomanchenko. “I know Bob Arum is hoping so for sure. I think he has some massive plans for Lomachenko and Saturday is just one small step towards that big goal,” said PG. After a few Quick Jabs on some of the latest news in the boxing world the guys finish this week’s show as they do every single one with their “Low Blows.” In this week’s edition Craig discusses while he supports one fighters stance he doesn’t support his focus. As for PG this week he talks about Andre Ward and what is the only thing needs to be thinking about and what for certain he does not need to be thinking about for his immediate future. You can follow the Championship Rounds on Twitter and Instagram @champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - Kovalev/Ward is what's Right with Boxing, McGregor/ Mayweather is what's Wrong with Boxing!!!!!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. Follow Championship Rounds on both Twitter and Instagram @Champrounds929
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Championship Rounds | Bob Arum Interview -'The only way to save boxing is to make it global.'Championship Rounds is live from the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas for Manny Pacquaio vs Jessie Vargas! We were joined by the CEO of Top Rank and Boxing Hall of Fame member Bob Arum. Bob talked about all the moves behind the scene to make these fights happen...
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Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson - Vegas Here We ComeChampionship Rounds is back for another week and Craig and the Peanut Gallery have the latest news from the boxing world. The much talked about fight between former heavyweight champion Wladamir Klitschko and IBF champ Anthony Joshua is now officially off due to an injury suffered by Klitschko. Is this fight just postponed or will not ever happen? The Peanut Gallery is not so confident we will see this big heavyweight clash happen anytime soon. “When you give a fight more chances to not happen they tend to not happen due to all sorts of reasons.” Boxing has been under fire from many for a very underwhelming 2016 and deservedly so. Big fights that could have been made such as Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin were not made. Add in the fact that there were a lot of one sided mismatches that were made and it’s easy to see boxing has had better years than 2016. However this week both Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions announced some big and exciting matchups to finish this year and for early 2017. Craig is definitely all in on the announcement and optimistic that it happens. “If all the fights announced this week happen like the Frampton and Santa Cruz rematch and the Garcia and Thurman fight then it would be great start to 2017 for boxing.” Poor Vegas hotels aside, PG and Craig are happy that they will be in Vegas in less than a week for next weekend’s welterweight showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas. Unfortunately many in boxing are not happy about this fight. So how do you sell a Pacquiao and Vargas fight to boxing fans and the overall public? PG and Craig both put their promoters hats on and to tell you why you need to see this fight next Saturday night during this edition of Championship Rounds. Finally, as with the case of every episode of Championship Rounds the guys deliver their “Low Blows” which focus on some of the lowlights going on in sports right now. PG focuses on why it was more a good news/bad news week for the sport of boxing. Craig discusses how if Manny Pacquiao wins next week there is without a doubt one fighter’s name that should not come out of Pacquiao’s mouth as a potential future opponent for him. Follow the guys of Championship Rounds on both Twitter and Instagram @ChampRounds929