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Naoya Inoue’s greatness, Beterbiev vs Smith preview, Munguia and Golden Boy, Berlanga, more: Prophets of Goom boxing podcast for June 14, 2022

It’s podcast day! We talk Naoya Inoue’s greatness, boxing fans being extra miserable in a sport that’s already hard enough to enjoy, Jaime Munguia and Golden Boy, Beterbiev vs Smtih, and more!

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Naoya Inoue is one of the hot topics on this week’s Prophets of Goom podcast
Naoya Inoue is one of the hot topics on this week’s Prophets of Goom podcast
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It’s Tuesday, and that means we’ve got a boxing podcast for you, and your ears!

This week, John and myself take a look forward to Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr this coming Saturday on ESPN; a bit on Jake Paul that you can skip over but I promise you is not the usual Jake Paul discussion; Naoya Inoue once again proving his greatness and the weird, miserable boxing fan existence that refuses to see anything as being actually great; Jaime Munguia and Golden Boy’s “blueprint”; Edgar Berlanga and more from last week.

As always, thank you so much for listening!

A quick rundown of the topics:

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:02:14 Preview: Artur Beterbiev vs Joe Smith Jr and the promise of power-punching joy, and Robeisy Ramirez’s chance to impress against Abraham Nova
  • 0:13:43 The path to UNDISPUTED! at light heavyweight and Scott’s continuing fight with the modern concept in general
  • 0:18:55 News! Chisora vs Pulev and Madrimov vs Soro rematches, Jake Paul goes to MSG and Spike O’Sullivan can be the Jerry Lawler to his Andy Kaufman, Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor
  • 0:32:44 Intermission: Scott’s Movie Pick and John’s high school memories
  • 0:42:22 Last Week Review, Pt. 1: Naoya Inoue’s greatness and modern boxing fans refusing to be impressed by anyone
  • 0:48:05 Last Week Review, Pt. 2: Hiroto Kyoguchi’s bloody win over Esteban Bermudez
  • 0:52:20 Last Week Review, Pt. 3: Daniel Dubois triumphs on the discontinued jai alai court, Don King loses his last card to play
  • 0:59:03 Last Week Review, Pt. 4: Edgar Berlanga doesn’t impress, raises more questions about his potential and future
  • 1:03:30 Last Week Review, Pt. 5: Jaime Munguia and Golden Boy’s supposed “superstar-making” blueprint
  • 1:11:58 Last Week Review, Pt. 6: Bakhodir Jalolov and Richard Riakporhe
  • 1:15:10 Thoughts on Simiso Buthelezi

If the embeddable player doesn’t show or work for you, we are on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon/Audible, Google, iHeart, Deezer, and several other apps! You can also directly download the MP3 here. There is NSFW language.

Music: “Chamem-Me D” by Rocky Marsiano, “Em Sintonia” by Rocky Marisano, “Só Naquela” by Rocky Marsiano.

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