Boxing Asylum Podcast...

Boxing Asylum: Fan or Not A Fan?

  • Fan

    Votes: 13 92.9%
  • Not A Fan

    Votes: 1 7.1%

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Jan 20, 2014
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They're boxing nerds basically. Its been going that long they've got into a good groove and the host is really good at handling things and keeping a good pace.

Its knowledge and opinion dropped and is a verbal form of reading a forum basically - its no white knuckle ride and is essentially 5 blokes talking boxing from their spare rooms but its just trickles along nicelyas background noise. They really dislike Hearn and don't seem objective tbh but thats most 'hardcore' boxing fans as its cool to dislike the main man.

Just idle chat about the week that was and the week ahead and taking the piss about idiots who embarrass themselves on Bellew of the week.

They have a wide range of guests and normally lads from the small hall scene with odd people like Lucas Browne, Steve Wood, John Ryder more well known. The interviews always feel a little rushed to me though and can tell the host is just reading boxrec.

It's not perfect but its free content from lads doing it from a passion knowing it will never be more than a few 1000 people listening.

Don't listen expecting anything hilarious mind. They're just lads talking bollocks so there are odd funny moments but nothing that has me proper lol'ing. Often the best funny bits of unintentional like when the nerdy american lad talked to a ringcard girl and you could feel his sweaty palms through the podcast
Boxing nerds maybe but their knowledge far exceeds the mugs they have working for sky and a lot of those guys are ex world champions.
 
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i gave up because it was so negative, not just to matchroom, but in general. will give it another go.
Boxing in general is a negative sport, great to watch but can leave a sour taste in your mouth 90 percent of the time.
 

tompreston

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Boxing nerds maybe but their knowledge far exceeds the mugs they have working for sky and a lot of those guys are ex world champions.
Well on boxers records and the current scene, I'm sure they know far more than someone like Froch say. But actual technical stuff about a fight and reading it, I'm backing the ex world champion over a lad who digs roads/works in an office/butty van 40 hours a week
 
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Well on boxers records and the current scene, I'm sure they know far more than someone like Froch say. But actual technical stuff about a fight and reading it, I'm backing the ex world champion over a lad who digs roads/works in an office/butty van 40 hours a week
Don't agree with that logic mate, some of the best trainers in the world have not boxed professionally and they are masters at reading fights. When someone like Johnny Nelson is telling me that he had Anthony Fowler beating Scott Fitzgerald even after the knockdown or that Tony Bellew is a better technical boxer that Usyk I turn to the guys on the podcasts who sound like boxing genius's compared to that drivel.
 

DB Cooper

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Used to listen to it all the time. Would sweat on the next episode being uploaded. Just got bored with it eventually. But I daresay it is probably still decent.
 

A Force

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I like it in general. Only things that have pissed me off are Andy (I think) defending Margarito & recently the guy who’s been making out that Dave Allen’s fake & that it’s all an act.

Dave Allen’s about the most honest & genuine person in a sport full of drug cheats, fake personalities & liars & long Mat it continue
 
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I like it in general. Only things that have pissed me off are Andy (I think) defending Margarito & recently the guy who’s been making out that Dave Allen’s fake & that it’s all an act.

Dave Allen’s about the most honest & genuine person in a sport full of drug cheats, fake personalities & liars & long Mat it continue
I think what pisses him off about Allen is the fact that he has shown to be a liar. Like how many times has he said that he's going to knuckle down and give it a good go only for him to turn around in a post fight interview and say he never trained etc. I like Allen but I'm not going to take much heed of what he says.
 

A Force

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I think what pisses him off about Allen is the fact that he has shown to be a liar. Like how many times has he said that he's going to knuckle down and give it a good go only for him to turn around in a post fight interview and say he never trained etc. I like Allen but I'm not going to take much heed of what he says.
Yes that’s annoying but it’s no different to lots of fighters.

It was more the personal digs that I thought were out of order, making out he was fake as if he knows him when everyone who knows Allen will tell you he’s always been a bit crackers & is no different to how he’s always been except he’s got a camera in his face
 

DB Cooper

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I think what pisses him off about Allen is the fact that he has shown to be a liar. Like how many times has he said that he's going to knuckle down and give it a good go only for him to turn around in a post fight interview and say he never trained etc. I like Allen but I'm not going to take much heed of what he says.
The heavyweight division is absolutely riddled with liars. Not to mention drug cheats. Why single out Allen?
 
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The heavyweight division is absolutely riddled with liars. Not to mention drug cheats. Why single out Allen?
Because he’s in a position that he shouldn’t be, cunt isn’t capable of winning British or Commonwealth titles yet is talked about like he’s a contender. Put him in with Dubois, Gorman or even Hughie Fury he would get destroyed, it’s annoying.
 
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I've been a regular listener since about 2013 I think. Don't know how long they were going before I started listening.

At work I have podcasts, audiobooks or music playing in the background most of the day, so listen to quite a lot, but this has long since been the only boxing podcast i listen to now, except the occasional Tris Dixon one.

It is very raw, just a few fans sitting round having a chat and that's what I like about it. People often walk into my studio and think I have someone on speaker phone talking to me.

Having listened so long you get the feeling that you know the people, despite having never met any of them, as far as I am aware (I dont know what any of them look like but would expect I would recognise the voice had I spoken to any of them at a show).

They are knowledable about the sport (some more so than others, naturally) and they sound like they are enjoying themselves, which as something they do for free you would hope so, otherwise why bother.

Each member of the panel has thier own gripes and biases, as do all of us.

If you have never listened, or havent listened in a while then I would definetly recommend it. You can even contribute if you so desire (although I have never done this, not just because I have never listened live), they are happy to let anyone who wants to join in the chat with them.
 
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I've been a regular listener since about 2013 I think. Don't know how long they were going before I started listening.

At work I have podcasts, audiobooks or music playing in the background most of the day, so listen to quite a lot, but this has long since been the only boxing podcast i listen to now, except the occasional Tris Dixon one.

It is very raw, just a few fans sitting round having a chat and that's what I like about it. People often walk into my studio and think I have someone on speaker phone talking to me.

Having listened so long you get the feeling that you know the people, despite having never met any of them, as far as I am aware (I dont know what any of them look like but would expect I would recognise the voice had I spoken to any of them at a show).

They are knowledable about the sport (some more so than others, naturally) and they sound like they are enjoying themselves, which as something they do for free you would hope so, otherwise why bother.

Each member of the panel has thier own gripes and biases, as do all of us.

If you have never listened, or havent listened in a while then I would definetly recommend it. You can even contribute if you so desire (although I have never done this, not just because I have never listened live), they are happy to let anyone who wants to join in the chat with them.
Good post. I agree with nearly all of this.

The lads are pretty well-informed. I like that they can talk knowledgeably about fights and boxers without getting nerdy or boring. Some funny chat, too. I still piss myself laughing at the Bellow of the Week - it says something that after a few years it's still a laugh.

I prefer it now they don't have the scottish geezer, Tommy on there so much (he hasn't been on the last few I've listened to anyway). He was the least well informed IMO.
 
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