"The Neutral Corner" boxing podcast covers all the latest news in the fight game. Every Monday, host Michael Montero is joined by a special guest and takes listener calls from around the world. He is never afraid to ruffle feathers when he gives hot takes and goes on heated rants.
Montero is a writer for The Ring magazine, a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and a voter for the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF).
Episode 256: Jim Boone of KO Tickets joins; Triller crashes the party, Canelo destroys Yildirim
On episode 256 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero is joined by sports ticket broker Jim Boone of "KO Tickets" to discuss upcoming shows, and how the COVID pandemic has changed the business. Next, Montero gives his thoughts on Triller blowing up the system by bidding $6M on the mandatory lightweight championship fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos, the destruction of Avni Yildirim at the hands of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Miami (which Montero covered ringside for Ring Magazine), and more!
Episode 255: Valdez destroys Berchelt, Avanesyan batters Kelly; preview of Canelo vs Yildirim
On episode 255 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero breaks down all the action last week from around the world. In London, David Avanesyan battered previously undefeated Josh Kelly, stopping him in six. In Las Vegas, Oscar Valdez scored an upset, highlight-reel knockout win over Miguel Berchelt. And Adrien Broner was awarded another gift decision against Jovanie Santiago on Showtime. Montero also previews the Matchroom card in Miami this Saturday, featuring Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim and Julio Cesar Martinez vs McWilliams Arroyo.
Serhii Bohachuk interview (2021-FEB-21)
Michael Montero interviews undefeated junior middleweight prospect Serhii Bohachuk (18-0, 18KO), who fights Brandon Adams March 4 in Puerto Rico. They headline a show on NBC Sports Network. Bohachuk and Montero discuss the 154-pound division, who wins between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano, training with Manny Robles, Los Angeles life versus life in the Ukraine, and more.
Episode 254: Lara upsets Warrington, Castano wins title; preview of Berchelt vs Valdez
On episode 254 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero breaks down Mauricio Lara's upset win over Josh Warrington in London, Richard Commey and Jared Anderson scoring big knockout wins in Las Vegas, and Brian Castano defeating Patrick Teixeira to claim a junior middleweight title, while Joseph Diaz Jr and Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov settled for a majority draw in California. Next, Montero previews this week's loaded schedule. Adrien Broner returns to action, Josh Kelly steps up in opposition, and Oscar Valdez challenges Miguel Berchelt on ESPN.
National Radio Segment 14-FEB-2021
Michael Montero joins Dave Smith on SportsMap Radio and "The Mightier" 1090 AM Sports Talk to discuss the latest news and rumors in the world of boxing. Among the topics are Canelo announcing his new promotional company, the young lightweights coming up, will Deontay Wilder block the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua super fight, and more.
Random Friday Boxing Chat: something for the haters 🥊
It's Friday, let's have a chat! Today I'm gonna address some accusations thrown at me and correct the record on some narratives that my haters love to spin. We'll talk some more about the Deontay Wilder saga as well. Phone lines open, anything goes! Crack a beer and let's do this Boxing Fam.
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