Podcast: Boxing Life Stories with Tris Dixon...

Tris Dixon: Fan or Not A Fan...

  • Fan

    Votes: 28 90.3%
  • Not A Fan

    Votes: 3 9.7%

  • Total voters
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Jan 14, 2013
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I enjoyed the McNeeley one.
Bloody hell he slurs tho which is sad . I love the guests that Tris come up with such a brilliant range with so many different stories. Tris seriously has some contacts.

What I like about the podcast is that he don’t just go for the big names he goes for the smaller ones or lesser known ones but who equally paid such major parts in the history of the sport.

i was 14 when Tyson got out of jail and fuck me I remember it was literally massive when it come to him fighting again, every paper was all over it the news stations were all over it , it was bloody massive.

Bloody great days
 
Jan 14, 2013
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Jusr listened to the Xmas special and found it really enjoyable.

On another note however I had a boxing news annual which I was reading the other day where they interview
Tris and other ex editors of boxing news and never realised what a crown of thorns that job is.
 
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Jun 14, 2012
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Man I can't stand Peter McNeely. That interview in his dressing room before the Tyson fight is one of the most cringe inducing scenes I've ever seen.
 

One Man

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Man I can't stand Peter McNeely. That interview in his dressing room before the Tyson fight is one of the most cringe inducing scenes I've ever seen.
I remember Jenna crom ESB mentioning to me years ago he hit on her during a interview haha.
Not that its anything wrong with it but it reeks with a sleazeball smell.
 
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DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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Tris' most recent interview is a 2nd interview with Adam Booth.

It starts out at the usually quality. Starts to wobble at bit towards the middle and ends up on the scrap heap.

Booth just seems to be trying too hard to be different and ends up confusing even himself.
 
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Tris' most recent interview is a 2nd interview with Adam Booth.

It starts out at the usually quality. Starts to wobble at bit towards the middle and ends up on the scrap heap.

Booth just seems to be trying too hard to be different and ends up confusing even himself.
Booth can either be really interesting, or impossible to listen to.

He's another of UK boxing's eccentrics, or at least he likes to give that impression.

Still really looking forward to listening to it though.
 
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DB Cooper

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Booth can either be really interesting, or impossible to listen to.

He's another of UK boxing's eccentrics, or at least he likes to give that impression.

Still really looking forward to listening to it though.
Overall it is still a decent listen. Interested to hear what you think.
 
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Overall it is still a decent listen. Interested to hear what you think.
I like him, and like his interviews when he wants to do them. He's a deep guy, happy to be speak his mind, gives something different than the usual boxing chat.

It does tail off towards the end. I think that's partly because he has limited appetite for boxing interviews.

There were a few interesting points.


Big promoters not interested in building prospects for as long. Too many people want on their cards.

Focus on his fighters not getting hit. For their health. Including sparring.

Conlon getting a big fight next year.

Kelly - Avenesyan depends on terms

Seems keen on Joyce - Dubois

All the psychology chat was interesting to me as well. It is a big part of boxing, and a big part of life. I agree with a lot of what he said, but it's not something I think about that often on a conscious level myself.

Managing the reality of a fight, rather than the story was an interesting concept and approach to coaching.

The cognitive dissonance required regarding head injuries if you are involved in boxing.

All the ped points he makes are spot on. We are all culpable. (some more than others). Also, he is right that the opponent should be compensated for loss of earnings.

He was spot on about Joshua's balance and the improvements he's made.

Booth and Haybe both speak very highly of Wilder, and both say they are not surprised by his achievements.
 
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DB Cooper

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He was spot on about Joshua's balance and the improvements he's made.
Booth's analysis of Joshua's improvement was one of the biggest take aways from the interview for me. Talked about how Joshua's static balance has always been first class but how he had worked on and improved out of sight his balance when on the move (he had a better word than that but that was the meaning).
 
Reactions: Bob Weaver
Jan 14, 2013
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I quite enjoyed the booth podcast I enjoy listening when he talks boxing I do understand how he can divide opinion tho.

I think it was at the klitschko vs haye final work out when haye went out and thfew a single punch on the pads and I was just left thinking they were trying to hard at the mind games.

However when Booth talks boxing I find it enjoyable . I think he has his mantra which he try’s to live his life by and infuse somewhat in his boxers.

what he was saying about the PEDs was spot on

Remember reading years ago an interview I think was in boxing monthly about his journey into being a boxing trainer after a injury I think he got playing football which then robbed him of his boxing career,

I Remember thinking he must be a strong character to come back to succeed like he has and not let that set back define him.

Shocked He was over 50 now the last decade just flew by
 

DB Cooper

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Got around to listening to the one with Froch and Joshua's cut man today. Worth the listen.