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
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.
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.
Shawn Porter: My Life As The Challenger For The Welterweight TitleThe challenger for Keith Thurman's welterweight title discusses his unique professional relationship with his father and his original plan to play football and box professionally before his bout in primetime on CBS on Saturday night.
Keith Thurman: My Life As The Defending Welterweight ChampionThe WBA welterweight champion discusses his rise through the welterweight division, his friendship with Shawn Porter and their upcoming bout in primetime on CBS on Saturday night.
Keidel: Thurman-Porter Bout Puts Boxing Back In Primetime And The Public EyeThis Saturday's welterweight title bout between Keith Thurman and challenger Shawn Porter on CBS is more than just another fight.