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T.J. Rives gets you ready for every big fight in the sport of Boxing on his "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. From analysis to outstanding guest interviews, to the latest news and predictions on the biggest fights in the sport, T.J. covers it all on Big Fight Weekend.

Big Fight Weekend T.J. Rives

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T.J. Rives gets you ready for every big fight in the sport of Boxing on his "Big Fight Weekend" podcast. From analysis to outstanding guest interviews, to the latest news and predictions on the biggest fights in the sport, T.J. covers it all on Big Fight Weekend.

    Tyson-Holyfield Bite Nite & Joe Joyce in Action | Top Heavyweights The Podcast

    Tyson-Holyfield Bite Nite & Joe Joyce in Action | Top Heavyweights The Podcast

    Some great nostalgia Heavyweight title fights and some upcoming action in the ring is all part of the latest edition of the show. Host T.J. Rives returns with Sean from TopHeavyweights.com to give their insight on two memorable Mike Tyson anniversaries and English contender Joe Joyce returning to the ring on Saturday night in London.

    First, the guys discuss the initial press conference of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk and their upcoming August unified title rematch in Saudi Arabia. T.J. wonders if new trainer Robert Garcia can really help re-make Joshua for this one and Sean gives his thoughts on Joshua's future, especially, if he doesn't win again later in the Summer.

    Then, the guys are talking Tyson's 1988 one round destruction of Michael Spinks, which solidified his hall of fame career. Then, it's the 25th anniversary of "Bite Nite" and Tyson getting the most infamous DQ in boxing history by biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear! Sean gives us more on both of those historic Tyson bouts.

    Finally, the unbeaten Joe Joyce will take on veteran journeyman Christian Hammer Saturday night looking to stay active. Joyce is the WBO's top contender and would love to get into the mix for possible fight with the Usyk-Joshua winner, etc. The guys break it all down.

    Hear it all on the "TopHeavyweights.com Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!!

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    • 40 min
    Bam Rodriguez Scores Big Win And More! | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Bam Rodriguez Scores Big Win And More! | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    It was an impressive weekend for an up and coming star at 115 lb. and we're ready to discuss Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez's KO win and future on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast.

    Host T.J. Rives returns with Dan Rafael, insider for BigFightWeekend.com, to get his thoughts and analysis on Bam's win and what's his short term future on the biggest level?

    Dan also has thoughts on the co-feature win by WBA/IBF world junior featherweight champ Murodjon Akhmadaliev hurt his hand early but still persevered for a 12th round KO of American vet Ronny Rios. Dan gives "MJ" his props and wonders what's next for him at 122 lb. and if Philly's Stephen Fulton who has the other belts will be a future opponent.

    The guys also discuss undisputed women's welterweight champ Jessica McCaskill scoring an impressive TKO in her title defense in San Antonio and 154 lb. prospect Raymond Ford looking good, as well.

    It's all part of "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" as part of the Big Fight Weekend Podcast Feed. And, make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!!

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    • 32 min
    Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai And Fight Picks | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Jesse Rodriguez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai And Fight Picks | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    It's a weekend that will see three world title fights in San Antonio, TX, and we're ready to preview it all on the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast!"

    Host T.J. Rives is back with Dan Rafael insider from www.BigFightWeekend.com to go over it all, including the main event of Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the WBC jr. bantamweight title scheduled for 12 rounds.

    First, the guys discuss the news of the week, including some fight announcements. Heavyweights Andy Ruiz and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz will battle September 4th in L.A. And, Youtube/social media star turned fighter, Jake Paul is back in August against Tyson Fury's younger brother Tommy Fury at Madison Square Garden. Dan has insight on the fights, the intrigue and more.

    Then, comes the breakdown of Rodriguez-Sor Rungvisai, which features a young gun against a former world champion vet. Will "Bam" deliver in front of his home fans or will Sor Rungvisai get it done on a big stage, again?

    The co-feature fight has Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan taking on California. Ronny Rios for Akhmadaliev's IBF/WBA junior featherweight titles. Can "MJ" get another title win against a vet to possibly set him up for an disputed title shot at 122 lb. with American Stephen Fulton? We're about to find out.

    Hear all the insight, news and fight previews on the "Big Fight Weekend Preview" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!

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    • 56 min
    Beterbiev Demolishes Smith For Light Heavy Supremacy | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    Beterbiev Demolishes Smith For Light Heavy Supremacy | Fight Freaks Unite Recap

    It was a demolish job knockout by Russian unified light heavyweight champ Artur Beterbiev over American Joe Smith Saturday night in New York. And, we're ready to recap that fight and all that went on in the Top Rank Boxing/ESPN show on the latest "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast.
    Host T.J. Rives and Dan Rafael, insider for BigFightWeekend.com, are ready to go over the Beterbiev KO of Smith inside of six minutes. Did Smith have the wrong strategy? Was Beterbiev going to eventually KO him, and it was just of matter of how soon? Dan has more from being ringside at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday night.
    Also, will we see Beterbiev battle his fellow countryman Dmitry Bivol in an undisputed bout at 175 lb. next?
    Also, in the co-feature bout Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba scored a big KO, himself, as he defeated Abraham Nova in just five rounds. What's the former two time Olympic Gold Medalist Ramirez's future at Featherweight? Dan has some insight on what he believes Top Rank and Ramirez's management will do.
    Finally, the guys discuss the announcement that the Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch is now official for August 20th. Dan gives more insight on the details of the bout and the television rights, etc., for the showdown for the WBA/IBF/WBO championships.
    Hear it all on the "Fight Freaks Unite Recap" podcast and makes to follow/subscribe to the "Big Fight Weekend Podcast" feed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.


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    • 45 min
    Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr Light Heavyweight Showdown & More! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr Light Heavyweight Showdown & More! | Big Fight Weekend Preview

    It's a light heavyweight unification world title bout in New York Saturday night between Russian IBF/WBC champ Artur Beterbiev and WBO champ Joe Smith Jr. of Long Island. And, we're ready to preview that bout and more on the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview!"
    Host T.J. Rives is back with Dan Rafael, insider of BigFightWeekend.com to go over the matchup and Dan will be ringside in New York City's Hulu Theater covering and writing about the winner, etc.
    First, the guys go over the news of the week, including WBC heavyweight world champ Tyson Fury speaking out about what he might or might not do next, in the ring. Fury is rumored to be discussing several options that could include pro wrestling, an exhibition fight or a modified boxing match with MMA fighter Francis Ngannou etc. Will it be a WBC defense? Or is Fury waiting for the rematch winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua?
    Speaking of Usyk-Joshua, is that bout happening or not this August or not? Dan has the latest that he's hearing on the WBA/WBO/IBF title bout that's rumored to be in Saudi Arabia.
    The guys also discuss more news of the week and Dan has a 1 on 1 interview in the preview mode with WBC Super Flyweight champ Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez. Rodriguez is currently the youngest world champ in boxing at not yet 22 years old and he's ready to battle Thailand's Srisaket Sor Runvisai in Rodriguez's home of San Antonio, TX, June 25th.
    Finally, the guys turn to Beterbiev-Smith in New York. Will the unbeaten Russian add the American to the list of his latest knockouts? Or can Smith, who's been in with some top light heavyweights in his career before and beaten several of them, pull the upset in front on many of his local fans? The guys have thoughts, the odds and predictions.
    It's all part of the latest "Big Fight Weekend Preview" and make sure to follow/subscribe on Apple Podcasts Spotify, Google, etc.!!


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    • 52 min
    When will Usyk-Joshua II Happen? Dubois Wins in Miami & more! | Top Heavyweights The Podcast

    When will Usyk-Joshua II Happen? Dubois Wins in Miami & more! | Top Heavyweights The Podcast

    Lots of Heavyweight news, recaps and nostalgia coming on the latest "TopHeavyweights.com the Podcast!"
    Host T.J. Rives returns with Sean from TopHeavyweights.com to go over the Daniel Dubois KO of Trevor Bryan in Miami last weekend. What does it mean ultimately for Dubois? Could he get a matchup with Dillian Whyte or another European Heavyweight later this year?
    The guys also go for some nostalgia and talk James J. Braddock heavyweight upset of Max Baer and the two Joe Louis-Max Schmelling bouts, all as part of the 1930's in heavyweight championship history. Then, moving forward, the 40 year anniversary of Larry Holmes whipping Gerry Cooney in Vegas? Is Cooney the most overrated heavyweight contender of all time?
    Finally, the discussion turns to the future and the "when and where" on the proposed Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch, which is still rumored for August. Is there concern that it won't be happening? And, will Tyson Fury be fighting the winner, next?
    Hear it all on the latest edition of "TopHeavyweights.com the Podcast" and make sure to follow/subscribe to this Big Fight Weekend Podcast feed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc. for all the great content from Top Heavyweights and the rest of the fight game too!


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

TDMike88 ,

Really Enjoyable

Really good boxing insights. This has become a weekly must listen podcast for me.

Hugo Alejandro ,

1 Stop shop for big or small fight weekends.

1 Stop shop for big fight weekends. I don’t bet but dude forgot more than some ppl know and makes pretty good predictions.

Great Poptronic Grooves ,

Dan is the Man

Dan Rafael is fantastic. The other guy is okay too. Awesome podcast!

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