Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Broner/Maidana, Thurman, Ariza Caught on Camera, & Goldenboy Promotions Incredible Year!!!
Shawn O. (Brooklyn, NYC): What a fight between Broner and Maidana! I was pulling for Maidana, but I didn't think he'd get it done! Do you think it was a case of Broner being "exposed" or was Maidana just the better man last Saturday night? Vivek W. (ESB): In my weekly pre-fight Facebook post, I listed a quote that said "To he who much is given, much is expected. And in the sport of Boxing, those [...]
"Left-Hook Lounge Radio"......where the fighters fight and the FANS TALK!!! Tune in tonight at 9ET/6PT as Boxing's only true sports talk radio show goes live.....hosted by Vivek "Vito" Wallace, Andre Gant and Francisco Guzman! Last week was an action packed weekend, and this week we have Broner vs Maidana on deck! Tonight's show will be standing room only as Boxing's biggest buffet serves it [...]
Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Mayweather/Pacquiao, Shawn Porter, Andre Ward’s Contract Dispute, & RIgondeaux!!
Anand G. (San Antonio, TX): Manny Pacquiao is now the mandatory challenger for Floyd Mayweather's WBC strap. How do you see this set of negotiations going between the two camps now that there's a governing body both men respect at the center of it? Vivek W. (ESB): At the core of this drama between the two camps, we've seen it all and heard it all, but this new wrinkle marks a first! With Pacquiao [...]
"Left-Hook Lounge Radio" goes live tonight at 9ET/6PT, hosted by EastSideBoxing's Vivek "Vito" Wallace and the gang! On the table this week is a look back at last weekends solid performances by Kovalev and Stevenson; as well as a look ahead at this weekends action packed cards by both Showtime & HBO. On deck this week is Judah vs Malignaggi, Rigondeaux vs Agbeko, Trout vs Lara, as well as the return [...]
Anthony I. (Long Island, NY): I saw a recent interview with a reporter talking to Larry Merchant where Merchant stated that the media needs to "put pressure on Ward and Stevenson". I have mixed thoughts on his position, but I'd like to get your thoughts on his remarks. Vivek W. (ESB): I did get a chance to read the interview you're referring to. It was a piece of work done by Chris Robinson. I'll [...]
Left-Hook Lounge Radio goes live tonight at 9ET/6PT, as EastSideBoxing scribe Vivek "Vito" Wallace, Andre Gant, and Francisco Guzman take a look back at Manny Pacquiao's strong performance over Brandon Rios, as well as shocking reports out of the Philippines that Manny Pacquiao's $18M purse has been withheld in light of a $50M tab owed to the Philippine tax services. The fellas will also take a [...]
Left-Hook Lounge: Pacquiao that “Great” or Rios that “Bad”?, Is Pacquiao a Threat to Mayweather?, Froch “Gift” Victory?
Alain B. (Cebu, Philippines): In the past you said that Pacquiao would give Mayweather a good run for him money. After seeing this performance, would you still say that he is a threat to Mayweather? Vivek W. (ESB): From day one, I've maintained that Pacquiao's offense would be a great threat to Mayweather, and that his ability to pepper the opponent with power shots would be a threat to anyone in [...]
Left-Hook Lounge Radio returns to the air tonight, live at 9ET/6PT, as EastSideBoxing scribe Vivek "Vito" Wallace, Andre Gant, and Francisco Guzman preview the Paquiao/Rios fight, look back at the Ward/Rodriguez showdown, and look ahead at the Goldenboy Cards that will close the 2013 calendar year out! It's gettin' hot, ladies & gents, and Left-Hook Lounge Radio is about to make it hotter! Call [...]
Left-Hook Lounge: Is Ward the New P4P King?, Is This Pacquiao’s Last Fight?, Who Next for Andre Ward?
Dexter R. (Tampa, FL): I think it's time Andre Ward gets serious consideration in the P4P discussion. Is it far-fetched (in your opinion) to label him as the best P4P fighter in the sport? Vivek W. (ESB): I've been a huge Andre Ward fan from day one, and back in 2009 when people were laughing at me and questioning him, I said with confidence, (feel free to check the archives), that he would not [...]
Tonight will be the premiere live broadcast of "Fight Talk Live". Similar to ESPN's "AROUND THE HORN", fight fans will be able to not only watch live, but also interact and post live questions for the fellas to chew on! The live broadcast will begin approximately 15min after the end of the fight! (Sidenote: "Left-Hook Lounge Radio" goes live Tuesday evening with a 2hr showcase of the pending Pacquiao [...]
Hannali R. (Reseda, CA): I thought Nonito Donaire proved that he still belongs at the top of the sport with his victory over Darchinyan. How did you rate his performance? And what do you think about Rigondeaux's bizarre request to stage a rematch in Miami? Vivek W. (ESB): To be quite frank, I see this purely the opposite of anyone who feels this effort either "places him" or "keeps him" at the [...]
Left-Hook Lounge: How Good is “GGG”?, Is Rios “Afraid” of Pacquiao?, & is Mike Perez a Heavyweight Threat?
H. Barlow (Dallas, TX): Count me to the list of supporters behind GGG! I think the guy is amazing and I don't see anyone at 160 or 168 who can stop him. Who do you think would give him the "most" trouble between 154 and 168? Vivek W. (ESB): Before I get into GGG's performance, I'd like to start by saying great effort by Curtis Stevens. I thought Stevens performed very well, although he hindered [...]