Gennady Golovkin (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Boxing Hipster Podcast Episode 11: Golovkin-Jacobs, Lemieux-Stevens and the Knockout of the Year

Welcome to the latest installment of the Boxing Hipster Podcast, hosted by Steven Wright (@steventhewarman) and Rian Scalia (@rian5ca).

Trainer Steven “The Warman” Wright and combat sports hipster extraordinaire Rian Scalia talk about boxing from a different perspective, taking varied approaches to discuss the latest happenings in the sport and highlighting lesser known aspects and fighters.


In this week’s episode, Wright and Scalia broke down the potential ‘knockout of the year’ candidate from David Lemieux, who put Curtis Stevens away with a beautiful left hook in third round of their HBO Boxing main event. In the night’s co-main event, former two-division WBA world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa picked up his 26th career victory over Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado.

The pair covered the busy weekend ahead which features two of the world’s top pound-for-pound boxers, Gennady Golovkin and Román “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. Golovkin, the WBA, WBC, IBO and IBF world champion returns to the Madison Square Garden in New York against WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs. Don’t blink in this match-up of knockout artists, Jacobs has won 12 straight by stoppage and Golovkin remains undefeated in his 36 fight career which includes 33 wins by way of knockout.

The four-division world champion Gonzalez chases the illustrious undefeated records of heavyweight great Rocky Marciano and Floyd “Money” Mayweather when he takes on former WBC world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Gonzalez has 46 wins, 38 knockouts and still has not lost in his incredible 12-year career.

As always, feel free to comment below or send feedback about the show to @steventhewarman or @CombatPress on Twitter, or on SoundCloud and iTunes.