Boxing Asylum Podcast...

Boxing Asylum: Fan or Not A Fan?

  • Fan

    Votes: 8 88.9%
  • Not A Fan

    Votes: 1 11.1%

  • Total voters
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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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Jan 20, 2014
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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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Apr 9, 2016
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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

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
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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

My time to get an avatar is running out
Jul 21, 2013
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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