8 episodes

Boxing broadcaster Ben Damon is joined by major domestic and international boxing names.
The Main Event Boxing Podcast covers world boxing from all angles and keep fans up to date ahead of blockbuster bouts.

The Main Event Boxing Podcast Fox Sports Australia

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Boxing broadcaster Ben Damon is joined by major domestic and international boxing names.
The Main Event Boxing Podcast covers world boxing from all angles and keep fans up to date ahead of blockbuster bouts.

    OPEN HEART: Jeff Fenech details his near-death ordeal, medical miracle and more

    OPEN HEART: Jeff Fenech details his near-death ordeal, medical miracle and more

    Jeff Fenech just went to hell and back, via Thailand.
    The 'Marrickville mauler' details his insane near-death experience and open heart surgery in Bangkok to Boxing host Ben Damon.
    The Boxing legend has vowed to spend the rest of his life trying to be the best version of himself.
    Fenech underwent open heart surgery to replace an infected heart valve, after being rushed to hospital by ambulance during a boxing training camp.
    In a revealing and emotional discussion, the hall of fame boxer also explains how he lied in order to fly back and, remarkably, walk his daughter down the aisle ten days later.
    In a wide-ranging chat Fenech has also spoken for the first time about concerns around a deterioration in his memory and his hopes for the future of boxing.
    Here are some more details.
    -An update on Jeff's health (1:00)
    -What the hell happened? (5:00)
    -Jeff feared it was the end (15:00)
    -The help he got from his boxers - Jack Brubaker & Brock Jarvis (17:00)
    -'Heart-breaking' not to be contacted by Jonny Lewis (19:00)
    -The extend of Jeff's memory loss (20:00)
    -What can be done to prevent ring deaths? (25:00)
    -Off the death bed to walking his daughter down the aisle (32:00)
    -The challenges the sport of boxing now has to deal with (40:00)
    -Jack Brubaker's big upcoming fight (46:00)
    -Fenech's predictions for Horn vs. Zerafa II and Jeff's huge opportunity (50:00)

    • 55 min
    TIM & KOSTYA TSZYU | Their great bond, the 'horrible' Hatton loss & Tim's next task

    TIM & KOSTYA TSZYU | Their great bond, the 'horrible' Hatton loss & Tim's next task

    Together in studio! Father Kostya is visiting Australia (he currently resides in Russia), as Tim Tszyu announces and prepares for a Main Event showdown with Jack Brukaber on December 6 in Sydney.
    But the bond this champion father-son duo share seems more like a brotherhood. Hear it for yourself.
    Both Tim and Kostya join Ben Damon in the Fox Sports podcast studio.
    Here's some of what they covered, plus some of the highlights:
    -The Tszyu school of discipline (3:00)
    -How Tim's wired and how Kostya's influenced that (5:00)
    -Where Tim would prefer Kostya living... here or Russia?? (9:00)
    -The bond they share (10:00)
    -Just to be sure, Kostya, are you retired? (12:00)
    -The 'horrible' time Tszyu's family's lives after Kostya's Ricky Hatton loss (13:00)
    -What Zab Juda said to Kostya when they ran into one another, post-KO (16:00)
    -The extent of the health concerns Kostya battled through after losing to Vince Phillips (17:00)
    -The lowdown on Tim's opponent Jack Brubaker (21:00)
    -Kostya reconnecting with Jeff Fenech (22:00)
    -Advice for Tim in his next fight (28:00)
    -'Horn's like a rugby player' - Tim's thoughts on the Hornett (32:00)
    ***
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    • 44 min
    JEFF FENECH | Concussions, Horn, Rushton & Mike 'HIGH-son'

    JEFF FENECH | Concussions, Horn, Rushton & Mike 'HIGH-son'

    In an incredibly honest interview with Main Event presenter Ben Damon, Aussie boxing legend Jeff Fenech talks about his motivation to fix what's wrong in the sport here in Australia.
    Set aside an hour and engulf the entire chat. You won't be disappointed.
    Some highlights:
    -The Marrickville Mauler reveals the concussion-related issues he deals with every day and doing more to protect boxing's current and future athletes.
    -Fenech thinks it's time Jeff Horn moved on from trainer Glenn Rushton... in fact he's always thought that.
    -Anthony Mundine should not be stepping back in the ring. Ever.
    -Getting high (even if it's passively) with Mike Tyson
    -Fenech's take - the greatest boxers of all time

    • 1 hr 3 min
    JEFF HORN | His career, Crawford, Pacquiao and going to middleweight for his next fight

    JEFF HORN | His career, Crawford, Pacquiao and going to middleweight for his next fight

    Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn sits down with Ben Damon, after announcing his next fight - Michael Zerafa, August 31, Bendigo, middleweight.
    Horn speaks about his move up from the welterweight division, his title defence against Terence Crawford, plus much more.
    Here are some of the highlights:
    -The Aussie heavyweight fight Horn would love to see (7:00)
    -People hating on his win over Manny Pacquiao (9:00)
    -Why Michael Zerafa now? (18:00)
    -What Horn's chasing now (24:00)
    -The Crawford fight and the Crawford experience (27:00)
    -Thoughts on Manny Pacquiao (30:00)
    -Thoughts on Teddy Atlas (34:00)
    -Tim Tszyu's potential (39:00)

    • 45 min
    KOSTYA TSZYU | A look back, son Tim Tszyu vs. Joel Camilleri

    KOSTYA TSZYU | A look back, son Tim Tszyu vs. Joel Camilleri

    Australian Hall of Fame boxer Kostya Tszyu doesn't do many interviews.
    And despite now being based back in Russia, the 'Thunder from Down Under' speaks to Main Event's Ben Damon, in the build up to Kostya's son Tim fighting current champion Joel Camilleri for the Super Welterweight title.
    It's Tim Tszyu's first time headlining a pay per view bout on Main Event, live from Sydney's The Star on Wednesday May 15.
    Tim Tszyu spoke to Ben Damon on the first official Main Event Boxing Podcast, available wherever you listen to your podcasts.
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    • 17 min
    LUCAS BROWNE | 'Big Daddy' vs. Dave 'White Rhino' Allen | Browne's deal and title path

    LUCAS BROWNE | 'Big Daddy' vs. Dave 'White Rhino' Allen | Browne's deal and title path

    The Heavyweight division is as factionalised as it gets right now.
    But that might be a blessing for Lucas 'Big Daddy' Browne, who fights Brit Dave Allen in London on Sunday morning (AEST), with the card getting underway from 4am in Australia, LIVE on channel 506.
    Browne's expecting to get "battered, bloodied and bruised" on Sunday against Allen at London's O2 Arena, despite expecting victory.
    And the winner is right on path for a title shot.
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    Here's what's discussed on this episode:
    -What went wrong for Browne against Dillian Whyte and what he's done to rectify it (2:00)
    -Looking back on Browne's time with Ricky Hatton (4:30)
    -Browne's two-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing (5:30)
    -'I'm fit and ready' (9:00)
    -Browne's fights since Whyte (10:30)
    -'Fighting back' after the Whyte loss (15:00)
    -The mutual respect between Browne and Allen (17:00)
    -Browne's next opponent David Price (17:30)
    -Beyond Browne's two-fight Matchroom contract (20:00)
    -The light at the end of the tunnel if Browne gets through the two Davids (21:00)
    -Browne's preference for next title fight (22:00)
    -Browne's prediction for Dave Allen fight (24:30)

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

Brad Maclean ,

Great show

Thanks Ben, great show mate.

Dylz85 ,

Excellent

Terrific podcast. Ben Damon is an outstanding host who has been around the boxing world long enough and shares an admirable connection with those he interviews. Well recommended for those interested in Australian Boxing.

KDG82 ,

Top Boxing/Sports podcast

If you have even a slight interest in boxing, this is worth a listen. Great insight into the fight world from several different perspectives.

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