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How close is Artur Beterbiev to a fight with Dmitry Bivol, Gervonta Davis’ future, Matchroom preview, Usyk vs Joshua 2, more: Prophets of Goom boxing podcast for June 21, 2022

How close are we to getting Beterbiev vs Bivol? What might Gervonta Davis do next as promoters snipe at one another about him? Usyk vs Joshua 2 is official! More on this week’s show!

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Artur Beterbiev dismantled Joe Smith Jr, but how close is he to Dmitry Bivol?
Artur Beterbiev dismantled Joe Smith Jr, but how close is he to Dmitry Bivol?
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Tuesday is podcast day here at Bad Left Hook, and John and Scott are back with the latest episode of Prophets of Goom!

This week we discuss Artur Beterbiev’s violent triumph over Joe Smith Jr, Matchroom’s upcoming card on Saturday with four (4) world title fights on DAZN, and some actual big news over the past week, including Usyk vs Joshua 2 being official, Ruiz vs Ortiz being closer to official, and Tank Davis’ future as Eddie Hearn and Leonard Ellerbe do Tweets and stuff.

Thank you for listening!

A quick rundown of the topics:

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:05:24 Preview: Matchroom’s Saturday night world title bonanza for big nerds!
  • 0:24:24 Previews: Gonzalez vs Barriga on ProBox TV this Friday! Soto vs Budler on ESPN+ this Saturday! John tries to say “Przemyslaw Zysk” and Scott refuses the IBO!
  • 0:33:40 Intermission: Big programming announcement for next week and then John educates us all on “WhirlyBall”
  • 0:44:38 Recap: Artur Beterbiev smashes Joe Smith Jr, what’s next for each fighter? How close is Bivol vs Beterbiev? (John forgets to slot in Robeisy Ramirez talk and Scott also forgets to bring it up until listening back now to do these timestamps)
  • 0:59:20 NEWS! Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 20, how will it go? Can Joshua win this time?
  • 1:03:28 NEWS! Andy Ruiz Jr faces Luis Ortiz on Sept. 4, probably! Who stays in the conversation?
  • 1:08:40 NEWS! Vergil Ortiz Jr against Michael McKinson Aug. 6 and Joet Gonzalez vs Isaac Dogboe on July 23
  • 1:14:00 NEWS! The war of words between Eddie Hearn and Leonard Ellerbe and Gervonta Davis’ future

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