Wed, 23 October 2013
Part one of Heavy Hands this week brings back boxing trainer Luis Monda to discuss the results of Timothy Bradley vs Juan Manuel Marquez, and how Tim Bradley is becoming, like Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather, a master spoiler.
Luis also explains the differences between pure boxing and boxing for MMA, and the similarities.
Finally, a discussion of the "hard right hand" that Luis teaches, as requeste by listeners, including a harrowing tale of Connor hurting his shoulders because he's scared of the punching bag.
Sun, 6 October 2013
Corey's back in Connor's life this week, and the reunion is a happy one.
Today your beloved hosts talk Erick Silva and his nearly unstoppable counter-wrestling style, while examining the holes that John Fitch was able to exploit in their entertaining fight.
Next we discuss Miguel Cotto's win over Delvin Rodriguez, and discuss whether or not Miguel Cotto has the perfect style of boxing for MMA. Fair warning: it gets a little heated at the end.
Let us know what you think, and thanks for listening!
Wed, 25 September 2013
It's just lonely ol' Connor this week, sitting in his underwear and rambling about the best fight to happen all year. Jon Jones just recently took a decision over Alexander Gustafsson, but not without getting his ass kicked. Connor breaks down the finer points of the fight, particularly the flaws exhibited by both opponents that made the decision such a close one.
Then Connor gets into the nuances of defense, with a little help from Jack Dempsey, focusing on that one key element of effective defense: positioning.
It's lonely without Corey here, but at least there's awesome MMA to cover!
Tue, 10 September 2013
One of the most underappreciated aspects of combat sports is a good trainer. Behind every Joe Louis there is a Jack Blackburn, behind every Manny Pacquiao a Freddie Roach, and behind Las Vegas trainer Luis Monda are Mike McCallum and Merqui Sosa. Connor and Corey sit down for a long talk with Luis about his training background and his views on training.
We get to hear some fantastic insights about a fighter's personality determining his/her style and the process of training new students as well as experienced ones.
And then we coerce Luis into breaking down Mayweather vs. Alvarez as well as Matthysse vs. Garcia)
Much thanks to Luis for the fantastic interview, and we hope you like it.
Tue, 3 September 2013
It's finally here! The inaugural episode of Heavy Hands is ready for your enjoyment. In today's episode, Corey and I talk about the Machida-Davis fight, the problems that have stunted Overeem's UFC career, and the skills (and secret powers) that have put former perennial gatekeeper Matt Brown into the welterweight top ten.
A word of caution: it's a little rough. Keep in mind that this is our first attempt at podcasting. Ever. So if some things seem a little unstructured or a little confusing, give us the benefit of the doubt. I promise we'll be improving as we continue to record and watch fights. And the best thing you can do is give us your criticism, constructive or otherwise. Hit me up on this here website, or on Twitter @ConnorRuebusch, and let me know how we can improve for future episodes. Segment ideas, production notes, reasons why our voices annoy you--it's all welcome.
So thanks for listening, and here's to many future episodes! Enjoy the show.