Championship Rounds, Ep. 043: Does McGregor Have Any Real Advantages Vs. Mayweather?Sean Thompson and Craig Carlos-Valentino are back with another episode of Championship Rounds, where they break down what's hot and happening in the boxing world.
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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
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.
5 Reasons Boxing Is Not DeadSo where is boxing now, two years after Mayweather-Pacquiao? Is it closer to being the corpse many had predicted it would be, or alive and thriving? It’s definitely the latter.
Championship Rounds: 'Superman Works Alone Because Having A Partner Sucks'The Guys from Championship Rounds are back and Craig Carlos-Valentino gets some horrible news from Sean Thompson about Cinco De Mayo. Plus more news on Mayweather vs McGregor, Sean still believes this fight won't happen. Andre Berto & Shaun Porter have a crossroads fight this Saturday. Both fighters need to win this fight and Craig & Sean give their keys and predictions to the fight. Other news from the world of boxing, Is Lomachenko the best fighter in the world? Joshua/Klitschko tv deal solved by HBO & Showtime, and it wouldn't be a Low Blows segment without an Adrian Broner story. You can always follow the guys on Instragram & Twitter @Champrounds929
Championship Rounds w/ Craig Carlos-Valentino & Sean Thompson- 'Thurman-Garcia Was A Good Fight, Not A Great Fight, So Calm Down'The guys from Championship Rounds is back and Sean Thompson is back from his friend’s wedding at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. He didn’t do the “Lambeau Leap” but he did find out that Rodgers jerseys are appropriate attire for a wedding in Green Bay. The guys recap last Saturday night Keith Thurman vs Danny Garcia fight. Both guys had Thurman winning the fight, but still have no idea why he ran the final 3 rounds. Craig thinks Thurman next fight should be vs Kell Brook if he beats Spence. Sean is excited about what’s next for Thurman, he has lots of great options head of him. Tyson Fury is back in the news and Sean ask will he get back to where he was before everything fell about? Craig says “No Way” his 15 minutes is up. Also they preview the Lemeiux vs Stevens fight this Saturday and gave their predictions. In the quick jabs segment guys talk about Lou Duva memories, Khan vs Pac Man fight is dead, and Donaire released from Top Rank. You can always follow the guys on twitter and 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 - " 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