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BOXING 4 FREE

Justin M. Salvato

Boxing writer Andrew Schweitzer discusses the news, fights & controversies of professional boxing.

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Pre-Vacation Podcast
Yesterday
Pre-Vacation Podcast
Andrew has a lot of news to go over before heading on a vacation (From the rest of his life, not just the podcast). Artur Beterbiev is the unified light-heavyweight champion after demolishing Joe Smith Jr. Is a fight with Dmitry Bivol in the future? After such an intense competitive fight the first time, how did Naoya Inoue brutalize Nonito Doniare in only two rounds in the rematch? With this victory does it make Inoue the best fighter Pound-For-Pound in the world and if it's not him, who is? Anthony Joshua has made some changes to his corner for his rematch with Oleksander Usyk but is Robert Garcia up to the job? All this and more.
Pre-Vacation Podcast
Yesterday
Pre-Vacation Podcast
Andrew has a lot of news to go over before heading on a vacation (From the rest of his life, not just the podcast). Artur Beterbiev is the unified light-heavyweight champion after demolishing Joe Smith Jr. Is a fight with Dmitry Bivol in the future? After such an intense competitive fight the first time, how did Naoya Inoue brutalize Nonito Doniare in only two rounds in the rematch? With this victory does it make Inoue the best fighter Pound-For-Pound in the world and if it's not him, who is? Anthony Joshua has made some changes to his corner for his rematch with Oleksander Usyk but is Robert Garcia up to the job? All this and more.
Lightweight Excitement
May 30 2022
Lightweight Excitement
Andrew goes over David Benavidez' demolition of David Lemieux.  Gennady Golovkin & Canelo Alvarez are to meet for a third time this September; why does our host think it's a much more exciting fight than before? Can Erislandy Lara really step on the gas when the audience needs him to? And the lightweight division is reaching a fever pitch of excitement with some of the biggest fights happening.  PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Bivol vs Canelo Aftermath
May 11 2022
Bivol vs Canelo Aftermath
Andrew returns with another podcast. Two legendary boxers have made headlines for the wrong reasons, but is one really to blame for the bad behavior of other people and is another avoiding acknowledgement of his own? Right now only two men hold welterweight titles in boxing.  Can we finally get the ultimate unification bout we deserve? And what does our host think of Canelo Alvarez' shocking loss to Dmitry Bivol?   PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Down but Not Out
Mar 27 2022
Down but Not Out
Andrew returns from a lengthy hiatus to give his thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the courage of Ukranian boxers staying to fight; can Oleksander Usyk carry the weight of a whole nation and possibly continent into a rematch with Anthony Joshua later this year?  With Errol Spence and Yordenis Ugas, slated to unify the welterweight title, will the winner actually get to face Terence Crawford?  What listener mail sends our host back into the depths of depression? And how do you pronounce the leader of Russia's surname?  Andrew has the answer you've been dying to learn.   PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Another Comeback
Aug 14 2021
Another Comeback
Andrew makes a return from his hiatus to report on all the things he wanted to in his absence. Erislandy Lara dispatched of Thomas Lamanna in one round; Andy Ruiz defeated Chris Arreola. So many fights looked close to happening only for something to change at the last minute-what happened?  And our host goes over perhaps one of the worst robberies in recent memory.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler (1954 - 2021)
Mar 21 2021
Marvelous Marvin Hagler (1954 - 2021)
Andrew looks back at the career of the middleweight great, Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
Walk Before You Run
Jan 31 2021
Walk Before You Run
Andrew explains why Conor McGregor should focus on one fight before talking about another one that isn't going to happen now. Our host also goes over last night's PBC on Fox card, analyzes what he saw in the fight and what he thinks was the worst part of the broadcast. PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Conspiracy Theory
Nov 24 2020
Conspiracy Theory
Andrew examines the dark web weaved by Tyson Fury to cheat Deontay Wilder out of the heavyweight championship of the world.  How do all these threads connect to one another and how do they relate to work of William Shakespeare?   Terence Crawford is one of the best fighters in the world and perhaps the best welterweight in the world.  So why does Bob Arum NOT want to promote him?  Is he just a grumpy old man or does our host find some sense in his words?   And the highly anticipated fight between Mike Tyson & Roy Jones Jr. is this weekend.  Andrew admits it IS something to look forward to, but are people getting too excited about something that might not live up to expectations?   PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Lopez vs Lomachenko Aftermath
Oct 21 2020
Lopez vs Lomachenko Aftermath
Andrew returns to cover this past Saturday's boxing card on ESPN.  Is Edgar Berlanga vs David Benavidez a fight that should be made? What was ESPN doing during Saucedo vs Barboza that had our host fuming?  And what did Andrew score the fight between Vasyl Lomachenko & Teofimo Lopez?   PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
The Comeback Podcast
Sep 5 2020
The Comeback Podcast
Andrew returns and explains his lengthy hiatus.   Sergio Martinez recently returned to the ring at age 45, will a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr be next?  Does Junior need to actually win a fight before he gets a rematch or tries goading Oscar de la Hoya into fighting him?   And what did our host think of the latest PBC on FOX broadcast?
Fury vs Wilder II Aftermath
Feb 26 2020
Fury vs Wilder II Aftermath
Andrew goes over the rematch between Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder.  Why does our host think Fury's post-fight antics are actually a good thing? Deontay Wilder's suffered the first loss of his career, is he doing the right thing by possibly firing Mark Breland? What would Andrew like to see next from both fighters?  Listen to this podcast to find out. PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Rosario vs. Williams Aftermath
Jan 19 2020
Rosario vs. Williams Aftermath
Andrew examines last night's PBC on Fox broadcast. What did Andrew think of the two undercard bouts and the main event which saw the junior-middleweight championship change hands?  Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder had their press conference last week, what did our hose think of this build-up and Fury's unusual new training tactics?  And why is a possible rematch between Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor earning nothing but a sigh and a snore from our host? PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Joshua vs. Ruiz II Aftermath & PBC on Fox
Dec 23 2019
Joshua vs. Ruiz II Aftermath & PBC on Fox
Andrew examines Anthony Joshua's victory over Andy Ruiz to regain his portion of the heavyweight championship. What's next for either fighter and the entire division going into the new year? Is Julio Cesar Chavez due for a new name after his performance (or lack thereof) against Daniel Jacobs? And what did our host think of this past Saturday's PBC on Fox broadcast? Is someone telling the commentators to tow the company line or are they going with the flow? PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
A look back at De La Hoya versus Pacquiao
Dec 7 2019
A look back at De La Hoya versus Pacquiao
On December 6th, 2008 Oscar De La Hoya took on boxing phenom Manny Pacquiao. BOXING 4 FREE podcaster Andrew Schweitzer goes back and explains how the fight came together, the atmosphere surrounding the build-up, and does a break down of the fight itself.  PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Ruiz vs. Joshua Prediction Podcast
Dec 2 2019
Ruiz vs. Joshua Prediction Podcast
With his knockout of Luis Ortiz in their rematch, did Deontay Wilder solidify himself as the hardest hitter in heavyweight history as well as the best in the division?  Does Andy Ruiz have a chance to usurp Wilder's position if he gets past Anthony Joshua in their rematch this Saturday?  Who is Andrew picking in this fight that could change everything in the heavyweight division? And why is our nerdy host picking now to talk about an anime series? Well it's about boxing so maybe it's worth checking out... PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali fight breakdown & discussion
Nov 10 2019
George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali fight breakdown & discussion
A new podcast is up and this time it's about the Rumble in the Jungle - George Foreman versus Muhammad Ali.  Coach Jose Toledo joins Justin M.Salvato to discuss and review the fight. PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Kovalev versus Canelo Aftermath
Nov 4 2019
Kovalev versus Canelo Aftermath
Evander Holyfield's son Evan made his professional debut but did it go just a bit too quickly?  Was the DAZN broadcast one of the most bizarre and absurd in recent memory?  Why is Andrew's appreciation for Dana White growing with each passing week?  And what did our host think of Saul Canelo Alvarez' knockout of Sergey Kovalev and what does he think is next for both fighters? PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Kovalev versus Canelo Podcast
Oct 27 2019
Kovalev versus Canelo Podcast
Andrew goes over Errol Spence's car accident and asks why such an intelligent boxer could be so stupid.   Oscar de la Hoya is facing two different lawsuits, one we can find some humor in. The other...not so much.   And what is our host's prediction for this Saturday's big fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev for the WBO Light-heavyweight title?  Tune in to find out. PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Spence vs. Porter Aftermath
Oct 2 2019
Spence vs. Porter Aftermath
Andrew goes over the fights from this past Saturday.  Did John Molina's corner, put him in unnecessary danger against Josesito Lopez?  Did Mario Barrios have the look of a winner after his fight with Batyr Akhmedov?  Did Anthony Dirrell do better than a lot of people expected despite losing to David Benavidez?  And who is next for Errol Spence after his victory over Shawn Porter?  PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!
Spence vs. Porter Prediction
Sep 25 2019
Spence vs. Porter Prediction
Now that Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev is official, Andrew gives his thoughts on the fight and what Kovalev needs to do if he wants a fair shake. And for the meat of the podcast, Andrew goes over the two big fights ahead this Saturday night: David Benavidez vs Anthony Dirrell & Shawn Porter vs Errol Spence in a welterweight unification showdown.   PLEASE leave a review and rating on iTunes for the BOXING 4 FREE podcast!