Championship Rounds Ep. 054 : Cinco De Mayo Is On A Saturday This Year, Even God Wants This FightCraig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson are back with another episode of Championship Rounds. Canelo vs GGG 2 finally has a date. Where should this fight take place? Vegas or New York? Is Errol Spence the best at 147lbs? Will we see Spence vs Thurman in 2018? Showtime releases their fight schedule for 2018 and the guys pick their must see fights. And it wouldn't be a show if they didn't call somebody in the Low Blow segment.
Championship Rounds, Ep. 053: It's Hard To Disrespect A Guy You LikeThe guys from Championship Rounds are back!!! It's 2018 and can this year build on the momentum from last year? Craig prediction of Errol Spence as 2018 Fighter of the Year will be put to test when he fights Lamont Peterson Saturday Night on Showtime. Sean Thompson also gives his predictions on how the fight will go, plus former 2 weight division champion and Showtime Boxing Analyst Paulie Malignaggi joins the show to break down the Spence vs Peterson fight, plus what he thinks about the heavyweight division working towards a Undisputed Champion. And can't forget our Low Blows segment and don't worry we didn't put Cobb County School district for these snow days.
Championship Rounds, Ep. 052: Claressa Shields... 'Before a Fight I go 6 Weeks Without Sex'Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson are back for the final show of the year. They give their awards for Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year, Upset of the Year, and more. Plus the only American fighter in boxing history to win 2 medals in the Olympics Claressa Shields joins the show to talk about her story, dating life, and preview here fight on Showtime January 12 with Tori Nelson.
Championship Rounds, Ep. 051: 'Cotto has fought every top fighter of his era'The guys are back to talk about Miguel Cotto final fight and what it will mean for his legacy. Plus now that Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder won both of their fights, what's next for them? And a Low Blows Segment you wont believe.
Championship Rounds, Ep. 050: Boxing needs to carry this momentum into 2018The guys from Championship Rounds are back to recap the Joshua fight last weekend and to preview Wilder vs Stiverne 2 Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing. Plus International Boxing Hall of Fame member Al Bernstein joins the show to talk about the state of boxing and the heavyweight division.
Championship Rounds - Low Blows!!!! Stop Crying And Fight BackCraig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson are back from the West Coast to recap the good, bad and ugly that was Ward vs Kovalev II. Plus one of guys is excited about Mayweather vs McGregor, while the other person will not go. Top 5 pound for pound rankings and got to talk about Manny Pacquiao fighting on ESPN
Championship Rounds: McGregor Vs. Mayweather, It's Official!!!Craig Carlos-Valentino and Sean Thompson are back with breaking news in the world of boxing. Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather is signed and ready to go August 26st at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Sean is very disappointed that this fight is going to happen. Craig is doing cartwheels for being right. Also Big fight in Las Vegas this weekend, Kovalev vs Ward 2. The guys give their predictions on how this fight will go, and what is best for boxing.
Championship Rounds Podcast: Is Errol Spence The Next Heir Apparent?It's Friday and boxing's favorite two loudmouths Sean Thompson and Craig Carlos Valentino are back again this week with another episode of Championship Rounds. In this week's Championship Rounds podcast Craig and Sean recap another big fight across the pond. This week they took look back at the fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Kell Brook. One of the co-hosts of Championship Rounds was spot on with his prediction as Spence Jr. stopped Brook by 11th round TKO. How do the guys look at both fighters now following their classic battle last weekend? For Sean, Spence answered all the questions he had about him going into the fight in resounding fashion. "The biggest questions for Spence heading into the fight with Brook," according to ST. "One could he take a punch? Check. Two, could he weather the storm if faced with any adversity in the fight? Check again. And three, could he live up to all the hype and deliver against an elite level fighter and toughest fight of his young career? Checks all around for Spence." As for Craig he wondered what Brook still had left following the punishment he absorbed not just last week, but his previous fight as well. "Two broken eye sockets in his last two fights," said CCV. "Not sure he (Brook) will ever heal right again. Retirement should strongly be considered at this point for Brook now." Also on this week's edition of Championship Rounds the guys look ahead to this week's light heavyweight championship fight and get excited over the possible big fights that could take place in the next year in that division. "With Stevenson, Ward, Kovalev, and even Joe Smith Jr. you have the potential for some fun fights that could crown the true undisputed champion of the division," said ST. "Sign me up for any combo of any of these fights." One of the biggest names in the sport of boxing Miguel Cotto has a fight coming up and a new promotional company backing him as well. Do the guys think the 36 year old Cotto still can be a threat to some of the top guys at 154 and 160? The guys are in agreement as they break down Cotto's future chances. Will the Craig and Sean be Team Oscar De La Hoya or Team Dana White this week? The guys discuss the recent war of words between the two heads of Golden Boy Promotions and the UFC respectively. For one of the guys he understand both sides, but is leaning on one team for sure. Finally, as is the case every week the guys finish the show with some "Quick Jabs" which highlight some of the smaller stories and anniversaries of the last week. They finish up hitting you with some "Low Blows" which has Craig calling out a promotional company not doing a lot of promoting in boxing. Sean goes to war with the Twitterverse and all the people who were pretty hard on Kell Brook following his loss last week. Make sure to follow the guys of Championship Rounds on Twitter and Instagram @champrounds929
Championship Rounds Podcast: 'This Will Be The Fight Of The Year"In this week’s Championship Rounds podcast Sean Thompson and Craig Carlos Valentino discuss the latest news in the world of boxing. This week the news includes a recap of the performances from last weekend’s fights featuring Terrence Crawford, Gary Russell Jr, and Gervonta Davis. Which of the three young and talented fighters impressed CR hosts CCV and ST the most with their performance? While the guys were impressed with all three fighters it was the youngest of the three in Davis who left the most lasting impression on CCV and ST. “I had a million different scenarios with how I saw the Davis and Liam Walsh fight going and Davis blasting him out in 3 rounds was not one of them,” said ST. “What he did Saturday night in front of a hostile crowd was simply incredible.” CCV expressed equal praise for what the 22 year old Davis did Saturday night although acknowledged Terrence Crawford impressed as well. “Terrence Crawford is like LeBron James. You can give him the MVP award all the time. It’s just expected he’s going to be great since he’s a great fighter,” said CCV. “What Davis did though was what impressed me the most.” This week the guys also look ahead to this Saturday’s huge welterweight title fight from across the pond in England where IBF champion Kell Brook takes on rising young star Errol Spence Jr. “This is the one fight I’ve been most looking forward to all year not named GGG and Canelo,” said an excited ST. “There is no way this could not be a great fight. Two very talented and hungry guys in their physical primes with something to prove on a huge stage. It doesn’t get much better than this.” As is usually the case on Championship Rounds when it comes to fight predictions ST and CCV tend to disagree. Saturday’s fight with Brook and Spence is no exception as the guys are in opposite corners with their picks. In their Quick Jabs segment Sean and Craig discuss a few Hall of Fame birthdays, Miguel Cotto finally getting back in the ring, and a rumored Adrian Broner and Mikey Garcia fight. The guys wrap up the show with their “Low Blows” for the week which has Craig calling out Shannon Briggs and Sean discussing the Sucker punch head around the boxing world.
Championship Rounds: 'Promoters Only Care About One Thing... Money'The guys from Championship Rounds talk about a big weekend of boxing and what is the must see fight for the week. Plus 2 time former world champion & Showtime Championship Boxing analyst Paulie Malignaggi joins the show to preview Russell Jr vs Escandon, talk about the state of boxing and his opinion on Mayweather vs McGregor. You can always follow the show on twitter and Instagram @champrounds929
Championship Rounds Podcast: 'That Was A Disgrace To Our Country'Craig and Sean are both back in the Kia studios in Atlanta recapping the Good Bad and Ugly Alvarez/Chavez Jr. fight, with Canelo/GGG signed where should it be? and is Mayweather/McGregor finally dead? Plus more boxing news and The Low Blow segment. Follow the show on twitter & Instagram @champrounds929
Jim Lampley On Championship Rounds Podcast: 'Canelo Is On Probation With Mexican Fight Fans'Half of the team from Championship Rounds is Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Craig still upset that Sean left him behind as the guys talk about an amazing Heavyweight fight last Saturday night, Preview Canelo vs Chavez Jr. and 2015 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Jim Lampley joins the show to recap Joshua/Klitschko and preview Canelo vs Chavez Jr.