Enswell Boxing Podcast

Al Rich

Irish boxing news and schedules information aswell as recent reports from domestic and international boxing events in the professional and amateur ranks. Details of upcoming fights, videos, and news on fight . Interviews with boxers of all eras from Ireland and beyond. For anything you need to know about Ireland's boxing schedules go to Endswell Boxing Podcast.

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Tough Love
06-02-2024
Tough Love
Momentum & consistency are key attributes when it comes to boxing - as they are in the podcast world and with Ep 205 we continue to build on all that, Allan Phelan (10-3) featherweight and known by all in Irish boxing circles is back in camp at O;'Rourke's Gym and joins us to talk about his plans for the immediate future. And we talk immediate future of professional boxing on the island of Ireland, promoter Jay Byrne has that in his hands with shows coming on Feb 9th, March 1st and March 8th with further announcements to come for Belfast shows. Jay's whole concept is simple and effective - one deployed by previous promotional outfits Boxing Ireland, Brian Peters and the late great Paddy Hyland.- regular fights, regular shows and a pathway for young hungry and upcoming pros.Jay joins us to talk about how he aims to build a thriving and competitive scene in Ireland.Al and Ian look back over the recent show in Belfast where Paddy Donovan, Lewis Crocker and Tommy McCarthy boxed on a Matchroom show in Ulster Hall - with some tough love from Al for Lewis Crocker after missing weight.in Association with🎩 VIOLENT GENTLEMAN: violentgent20.com/S O C I A L M E D I A🕊 Twitter: @EnswellPodcast📸 Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/ycbmz5vy👤 facebook: https://tinyurl.com/y7b9q8jk📹 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/yn9jrfvu#boxing #irishboxing #dublin #belfast #matchroom #jaybyrne #katietaylor #lewiscrocker #paddydonovan Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
NIALL
25-10-2022
NIALL
Episode number 200 of Enswell Boxing and it couldn't be any more special. Al is joined again by friend of the show - Irish heavyweight boxer Niall Kennedy.Its no secret that boxing is the most uncompromising, unrelenting and sometimes unfulfilling crucibles of all.Indeed, its no secret you need to be disciplined, dedicated and sometimes deranged to want to be knocked down, trodden on, kicked, cut and bruised. Beaten and battered to the point where every ounce of your being pleads, screams...'ENOUGH'.And it's definitely no secret how dark the boxing world can be, with a cast of characters and bad actors lurking in the shadows willing, waiting and wanting to feed off boxers given half the chance.What may come as a surprise to some, is that amongst all of that you will find some oof the most genuine, honest, kind-hearted and REAL: people - of which no 2 are the same.Most will mask and hide all of those qualities to play the role of the Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Its what they have to do to survive.And then.........you meet Niall Kennedy!Have a listen as Niall's coach Pascal Collins and stablemates Spike O'Sullivan, Stephen Ormoind and Ray Moylette regale fond memories from the big man's career that saw him win an Irish Title, Massachusetts Title & New England Titl and in 2020 the WBC Hero of The World award for frontline services throughout the pandemic. We're also joined on this episode by former opponent Allen 'The Savage' Babic AND Niall's former teacher Grainne Mulcahy.🟥 Off The Ball: https://tinyurl.com/djkwamab🥊 enswellpod.com/🟪 Donate4Daithí: tinyurl.com/dsbhp2vySponsored by:🎩 VIOLENT GENTLEMAN: violentgent20.com/☘️🥫 Irish Power Energy Drink: tinyurl.com/fc3cjbd5🥊 Top PRO Boxing: tinyurl.com/ac45p3fa Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
KATIE TAYLOR  - No Words Needed
16-05-2022
KATIE TAYLOR - No Words Needed
Barely minutes after her titanic battle with Amanda Serrano. Still bleeding, still taking huge gulps of air with adrenaline still coursing through her body - Katie Taylor seemed to be the only one able to find words to sum up what we had just witnessed. Boxing fans have a tendency to over hype, off allowing hopes & expectations to become unrealistic big fights.Not this time! Not this fight!This one reset the bar!At a time when the reputation of boxing & Irish boxing truly needed somebody to remind the world that its not all bad, Along comes Katie Taylor….AGAIN! In this episode Al looks back over an unforgettable night & tries to find his own words & is joined by Joining ‘the Mammy of Irish boxing’ Anna Moore. Almost every young Irish boxer who has worn the green vest will know Anna, who was team manager for many of Katie’s biggest and best days in the Irish vest (including 3 world championships). And listen to one of the most informative, straight talking & real boxing pods out there: https://tinyurl.com/ye24jk3x for some interesting Team Serrano facts that got ‘lost’ in the hype.AND listen to Wymac, daughter of Al’s great pal & mentor Wayne McCullough as she performed at the NFL Draft recently: https://tinyurl.com/43bbnrd7🥊 http://enswellpod.com/Sponsored by:  🎩 VIOLENT GENTLEMAN: https://violentgent20.com/☘️🥫 Irish Power Energy Drink:https://tinyurl.com/fc3cjbd5🥊 Top PRO Boxing: https://tinyurl.com/ac45p3fa Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Podcast Update & Best of Irish Luck and Love for Katie Taylor
30-04-2022
Podcast Update & Best of Irish Luck and Love for Katie Taylor
It's rare that boxing can make the back pages of reputable news papers around the world, its even more rare when it stretches across the front AND back pages multiple days in a row. Sadly, on this occasion it hasn't been for the reasons the great sport of boxing wants or deserves.This podcast has purposely and intentionally maintained radio silence over this time to allow the dust to settle and indeed to spend time researching to find out the who, what and wherefor's in this whole debacle. Believe it when I say - the tentacles of this story will stretch into areas and places that go WAY WAY beyond boxers and boxing and will open many eyes if not shock.For now, I wanted to take a moment to ensure all the loyal and good people who have followed my boxing podcast journey that I will be back with full length and detailed episodes in the coming days where we will review the recent fights and no doubt celebrate the one true bastion of Irish boxing that is left standing tall - Katie Taylor.🛑 In the meantime please take a moment to click this link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8ek5c7 Subscribe to the YouTube Channel where we will also be bringing you new and vibrant content in the very near future,🥊 And no matter what happens - wherever you arte, NEVER forget: "ALL's WELL THAT ENSWELL..."Sponsored by:  🎩 VIOLENT GENTLEMAN: https://violentgent20.com/☘️🥫 Irish Power Energy Drink:https://tinyurl.com/fc3cjbd5🥊 Top PRO Boxing: https://tinyurl.com/ac45p3fa Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What Does Change Look Like |Tommy McCormack & Wayne McCullough
10-03-2022
What Does Change Look Like |Tommy McCormack & Wayne McCullough
There have been many column inches printed and many hours of audio recorded following the Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall result. Most have asked and made valuable points, but some have been rather self serving. On this episode Al speaks to our mate and go to cut-man/hand wrap expert Tommy McCormack. Tommy wrapped Jack Catterall's hands for that fight and gives us some insight from that locker room and also gives an insight to those last minutes before the fighter makes his ring entrance. When it comes to operating at the very top level in professional boxing, very few can match Wayne McCullough. He's back to tell us what he thought of the fight and to tell us how he remembers the legendary Eddie Futch - who worked the corner for such legendary names as Ken Norton, Joe Fraiser, Riddick Bowe and of course our very own Pocket Rocket. And just as this episode was about to go out, a statement was issued by the BBBoC following their investigation into the scoring and result of the Taylor/Catterall fight which is included just at the end of the show. 🎙To find links to the full back catalogue or any of our Social Media platforms, click:www.enswellpod.comAs always we are delighted to be Sponsored by:🎩 VIOLENT GENTLEMAN: https://violentgent20.com/☘️🥫 Irish Power Energy Drink: https://tinyurl.com/fc3cjbd5 🥊 Top PRO Boxing: https://tinyurl.com/ac45p3fa Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.