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Welcome to The Pug and Copp Boxing Show where, every Monday, Mike Coppinger and Lance Pugmire break news and offer analysis, insight, and opinions about The Sweet Science.

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Welcome to The Pug and Copp Boxing Show where, every Monday, Mike Coppinger and Lance Pugmire break news and offer analysis, insight, and opinions about The Sweet Science.

    WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman Joins P&C + Lomachenko-Lopez Reaction & Pound-for-Pound Rankings

    WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman Joins P&C + Lomachenko-Lopez Reaction & Pound-for-Pound Rankings

    In this jumbo edition of Pug and Copp, the titular hosts react to Teofimo Lopez's wild victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko (:30). What does this victory mean for Lopez, and what about the loss for Lomachenko? What was said after the fight (9:00)? What can we glean from the promising ratings (15:30)? Plus, Mike and Lance share their updated pound-for-pound rankings after Lopez-Lomachenko (18:30). Next, the guys welcome WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman to the program to discuss this past weekend's blockbuster bout (22:00). Sulaiman and Mike debate the worth and level of pellucidity of franchise champions (23:15), and Sulaiman elaborates of Lopez's authority as a franchise champion (27:30). Is there a chance the franchise champion designation will be reevaluated because of apparent confusion (30:00)? What's the future of judging? The trio talk enhancing scorekeeping following an egregious tally by a judge in Saturday's fight (34:15). Sulaiman details the advent of WBC's new 224-pound weight division (40:30). What purpose does this new class serve? Who could we potentially see featured in this strata, and, again, is this another wrinkle that will confuse fans rather than amp them up?

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    • 56 min
    Leo Santa Cruz Chats with P&C + Wilder-Fury III Falls Apart & Lomachenko-Lopez Breakdown

    Leo Santa Cruz Chats with P&C + Wilder-Fury III Falls Apart & Lomachenko-Lopez Breakdown

    Before welcoming 130-pound champion, Leo Santa Cruz, to the program, Mike and Lance react to the fated third act of the Deonte Wilder-Tyson Fury saga crumbling before the boxing world, as scheduling conflicts belabored a fight date and sparked irritation (1:00). What's next for both Wilder and Fury? Who are some possible opponents the rearing-to-go Fury could face? Santa Cruz then joins the program to discuss his upcoming fight with Gervonta Davis, his relationship with Al Hayman and his father's, Jose, health (12:30). Copp and Pug tie up a loose end on their way out: analyzing the looming Teofimo Lopez-Vasyl Lomachenko punching parade (25:30).

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    • 41 min
    Fight of the Year?! Jose Zepeda Joins to Chat Baranchyk KO + Davis-Santa Cruz Moved & Wilder-Fury Uncertainty

    Fight of the Year?! Jose Zepeda Joins to Chat Baranchyk KO + Davis-Santa Cruz Moved & Wilder-Fury Uncertainty

    Pug and Copp welcome the 140-pound, 31-year-old, Jose Zepeda, who delivered a closing-time punch to Ivan Baranchyk on Saturday for, potentially, the best knockout of the year (1:00). Zepeda shares his state of mind while being knocked down before landing the decisive strike. What fight does he believe to be inspiring (5:15)? Zepeda chronicles the aftermath of the bout, including he and Baranchyk's trip to the hospital (6:30) before detailing how he nearly retired back in 2015 (8:15). The southpaw reflects on his loss to Jose Ramirez a year go (9:15), and who's next on Zepeda's radar (12:00)? After parting with last Saturday's victor, Mike and Lance discuss WBO potentially stripping Jose Ramirez of his title while Jack Catterall remains an overdue mandatory (16:15). The duo preview upcoming bouts including Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz, which moved from October 24 to Halloween in San Antonio and has permitted a limited amount of live spectators (25:00). Before closing today's show, Navarette v. Villa thoughts, Wilder-Fury III hold up, and Dubois-Joyce date.

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    • 38 min
    Charlo Doubleheader Reaction, Edgar Berlanga, Super Middleweight Prospect, Joins the Show & Crawford-Brook Title Fight

    Charlo Doubleheader Reaction, Edgar Berlanga, Super Middleweight Prospect, Joins the Show & Crawford-Brook Title Fight

    Mike and Lance react to Saturday's mammoth-sized Charlo pay per view doubleheader (1:00). Just how impressive were Jermall and Jermell's wins over Derevyanchenko and Rosario, respectively? What's next for the up-and-coming stars? Fans and reporters, alike, were further indulged by stupendous undercard scraps between John Riel Casimero and Duke Micah for the WBO bantamweight title, and Luis Nery's gutsy unanimous decision over Aaron Alameda for the WBC super bantamweight belt (7:00). Lance recalls last weekend's call with an apoplectic Bob Arum, who was railing against Josh Taylor's mandatory against Apinun Khongsong in which the latter of the two fighters was dropped in one hit (10:15). The guys discuss mandatories and how they can be improved. Super middleweight prosepect, Edgar Berlanga, who has 14-consecutive first-round knockouts, join Pug and Copp to discuss his astonishing streak as well as his future, overcoming adversity, his upcoming bout against Lanell Bellows, last Saturday's PPV and more (14:30). Before clocking out, the duo discuss the agreed-upon Terence Crawford-Kell Brook fight (25:45). Could Brook make this a fight or is this another run of the mill outing for Crawford? Plus, a quick look at Jose Zepeda-Ivan Baranchyk on ESPN Plus (29:15).

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    • 32 min
    BREAKING: Canelo Alvarez Offered Upwards of $20M Per Fight By DAZN

    BREAKING: Canelo Alvarez Offered Upwards of $20M Per Fight By DAZN

    Mike and Lance gather to react to breaking news of Canelo Alvarez being offered upwards of $20 million per fight. What does this mean for one of the sport's biggest stars? Where does Golden Boy and Oscar De La Hoya sit in all of this? Was this a smart move by DAZN?
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    • 9 min
    Jermell Charlo Chats Rosario, Charlo-Derevyanchenko & PPV + Saturday's Undercard, Canelo Update & Haney-Gamboa Finalzed

    Jermell Charlo Chats Rosario, Charlo-Derevyanchenko & PPV + Saturday's Undercard, Canelo Update & Haney-Gamboa Finalzed

    Pug and Copp welcome WBC 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo to preview Saturday's pay per view spectacular (1:00). Charlo assesses his upcoming headline fight versus Jeison Rosario, and breaks down his 25-year-old opponent's boxing style. Charlo describes the depth of his career before speaking his mind about his first foray into pay per view (5:00). Charlo explains his feelings about boxing on the same night as his brother, Jermall, and their overall growth (6:45). How much attention will Jermell give his brother's bout (10:00)? Is this Jermall's toughest task to date? Plus, the enjoyment of battling at 154-pounds (12:15). Mike and Lance preview Saturday's undercards, including Nery-Alameda (13:30) and Casimero-Micah (18:00). Is the cost of Showtime's PPV extravaganza too much (21:30)? The guys revisit Lubin-Gausha and Dana White's comments about Showtime (26:15). To wrap it up, a Canelo update, exploring Teófimo López's Q&A, Usyk-Chisora confirmed (28:30).Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeCoppingerFollow Lance on Twitter: @pugboxingFollow Jermall on Twitter: @TwinCharlo
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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The BEST

Best insiders in boxing and great interviews!

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5 stars

Really enjoy the show fellas!

mat tel ,

Disappointment to the sport

I was a regular listener and subscriber, until the tank Davis interview. Another disappointment in the long list for the sport of boxing. Mike wants to talk about tank Davis being a hero for coming from Baltimore and an inspiration to other people there. He was willing to talk about his life outside the ring in that way but made no mention of his mistreatment of women. Lance was complicit in this, Lance saved any criticism for after the interview. Nor did they made any mention of tank being gifted a belt. So much for journalistic integrity...

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