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The impartial nook, Episode 247 recap (Spence beats Garcia, Joshua-Pulev preview, Mayweather-Logan Paul)

The neutral corner, Episode 247 recap (Spence beats Garcia, Joshua-Pulev preview, Mayweather-Logan Paul)

by Michael Montero

On episode 247 of The impartial corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero was joined with the aid of welterweight prospect Keon Papillion (1-0), who fights this Saturday in Alabama. Papillion’s father, Jason, a former junior middleweight title challenger, joined on the road as smartly.

Jason, who co-trains Keon, says he desires to take all of the complicated lessons he learned over his time in the ring and use them to ebook his son’s profession the correct method.

“I’m taking it again to the old days with the way you construct up a fighter,” he told the Ring, “now not throwing them to the wolves too early simply to have them on a large card and have them on television. I need the greatest for my son. I want him to fight for an international title when the time is right. I’m going to ebook him improved than i used to be guided.”

however Keon grew up across the health club, he didn’t absorb boxing full-time unless he turned into 15 years historic. “i used to be enjoying different sports, soccer and basketball,” he noted, “and i was good, however I wasn’t the movie star. someday i used to be walking domestic from football follow and that i passed by the boxing health club. probably the most children had picked on me and i wanted to get my payback. I determined that i used to be going to beginning training again.”

Keon made his skilled debut returned in February and had deliberate to fight a few times this yr, but then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. “It seems like I’m debuting far and wide once again as a result of the lengthy spoil,” he told The Ring. The Lafayette, Louisiana native and his father characterize a new norm within the recreation of boxing. Father-son corners had been once frowned upon but are getting very commonplace in this period.

overview and Preview:

On Friday, December 4, Billy Joe Saunders defeated Martin Murray in decisive, albeit unexciting, style. the following day, Lyndon Arthur upset Anthony Yarde via break up decision. both hobbies took location in the U.okay.

In Texas, Errol Spence defeated Danny Garcia through unanimous resolution to protect his IBF and WBC welterweight titles. The fight headlined a PBC on Fox PPV card. Montero argues that youngsters Garcia turned into a very good junior welterweight, he certainly not had an elite win at 147 kilos and turned into tailored for Spence in terms of styles. then again, considering the fact that the entire drama Spence has faced over the remaining 12 months, he put on an outstanding efficiency. alas for fight lovers, he expressed no desire to face Terence Crawford (who changed into in attendance at AT&T Stadium) in the put up-fight interview.

This Saturday, December 12, there’s action in both the U.ok. and the U.S. In London, Anthony Joshua defends his unified heavyweight titles towards Kubrat Pulev on DAZN. In Connecticut, Chris Colbert headlines a PBC on Showtime card. And in Las Vegas, Shakur Stevenson headlines a excellent Rank on ESPN card.

Time Stamps:
@2:14 news and Notes
@eleven:11 fight review
@17:27 interview with Keon and Jason Papillion
@36:fifty five assessment of Spence UD Garcia
@53:33 combat preview: Joshua vs Pulev (DAZN), PBC on Showtime, precise Rank on ESPN

Michael Montero will also be discovered on social media by means of @MonteroOnBoxing. His podcast “The neutral corner” may also be seen every Monday on TheRingDigital YouTube channel, and heard on audio podcast platforms around.

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