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Talking to sports people - mainly boxers and UFC fighters - about training, injuries and the things they've overcome.

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Talking to sports people - mainly boxers and UFC fighters - about training, injuries and the things they've overcome.

    Spinning a Yarn with Michael Zerafa

    Spinning a Yarn with Michael Zerafa

    In this episode of the Spinning a Yarn Podcast, I catch up with professional boxer Michael Zerafa. We speak about his controversial rematch with Jeff Horn in Brisbane, a potential future fight with Anthony Mundine and Michael's prediction for Horn's up-coming fight with Tim Tszyu.Find Michael on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/michael_zerafa/?hl=enFind me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/1bbradfo/?hl=enAnd Twitter: https://twitter.com/1bbradfo 

    • 14 min
    Spinning a Yarn with Ivica Pavlinic

    Spinning a Yarn with Ivica Pavlinic

    In this episode I sit down with my good mate and former Commonwealth Games judoka Ivica Pavlinic. We talk about the highs and lows of competing internationally and about the many setbacks and learning curves Ivica - or Veets - has picked up along the way. From injuries, a life-threatening head knock and narrowly missing out on making the 2016 Olympics, Ivica has plenty of experience to draw on. Having represented New Zealand in competitions around the world, Ivica can now be found coaching the next crop of young talent in Sydney.  

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Spinning a Yarn with Jeff Fenech

    Spinning a Yarn with Jeff Fenech

    I sit down with Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech to catch up on his health, the state of boxing right now and some classic stories from his days training Mike Tyson. 4:30 – “It looked like a chicken nugget that had been overcooked” - Jeff speaks about his emergency heart surgery in Thailand12:30 – “I told them what I thought of it…” – Jeff’s thoughts on the healthcare system in Australia17:30 – What’s next for Fenech and his team of fighters18:20 – “I just told him I loved him” – The stoppage during Tszyu-Brubaker21:50 – How good is Tim Tszyu really?26:30 – Mike Tyson says Jeff Fenech is his favourite fighter27:04 – “I trained him but Freddie Roach got the credit for it” – Jeff talks about his time training Mike Tyson29:05 – “I just went into the crowd and had a fight with a few people….”34:50 – How to fix boxing36:45 – It’s an amazing period for Australian boxing38:10 – “Glenn Rushton shouldn’t be able to corner fighters”43:15 – Fenech says who he rates as the greatest boxing trainer ever44:00 – “They know what they did to me. They know…” the men who ripped Fenech off50:40 – “In a way I blame Johnny Lewis…”53:50 – “I was never the same after it…” – The biggest robbery in Australian boxing history57:30 – The fighter Fenech would have loved to fight58:50 – What’s next for Brock Jarvis

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Spinning a Yarn with George "Ferocious" Kambosos

    Spinning a Yarn with George "Ferocious" Kambosos

    George "Ferocious" Kambosos is an undefeated lightweight fighter and one of the fastest rising stars in Australian boxing. We talk about what it was like training with and sparring Manny Pacquiao, including going for runs with heavily armed guards to protect them from ISIS fighters. We also speak about his up-coming fight with Mickey Bey, which will be at Madison Square Garden on the undercard to Terence Crawford's next bout. George speaks about his journey from chubby footy player to elite fighter, how his two young children have changed his outlook on life and fighting, and state of Australian boxing at the moment. Follow George - Instagram: @georgekambososjrTwitter: georgekambososFollow Brendan - Instagram: @1bbradfoTwitter: @1bbradfo 

    • 58 min
    Spinning a Yarn with Anthony Mundine

    Spinning a Yarn with Anthony Mundine

    One of the most polarising figures in Australian sporting history, Anthony Mundine really needs no introduction. I sat down with Mundine to talk:- His fight with John Wayne Parr- His real thoughts about Danny Green- Why he can barely watch a full game of NRL these days- What he'd do to fix the NRL- The one things that's missing from his rugby league days- His son CJ, who just signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs - The current state of boxing in Australia- How he would have gone if he landed a fight with Canelo As always, like, subscribe and leave a rating. Follow me on Twitter at @1bbradfo and follow Sporting News at @sportingnewsau 

    • 43 min
    Spinning a Yarn with Ben Damon

    Spinning a Yarn with Ben Damon

    From convincing Mike Tyson to executive produce his documentary on Sakio Bika, to cornering Daniel Geale's middleweight unification world title fight, Main Event boxing manager and commentator Ben Damon has plenty of great yarns to spin. We catch up to talk all things boxing, including: - Gallen vs Hall: Is it good for boxing? - The next young gun in Australian boxing.- Ben's Sakio Bika film, which has been shortlisted for best documentary at the Milan Film Festival. Ben's also been nominated for best director. - How he convinced Mike Tyson to EP the film - and what it was like interviewing Iron Mike over a couple of days.- How he approached Sam Neill at a film premiere and convinced him to narrate the documentary. - We also preview Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz 2, Michael Zerafa vs Jeff Horn 2 and cover some of the great boxing action taking place around Australia.  

    • 1 hr 27 min

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