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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

No Holds Barred: Brilliant Bud, Resilient Reis, Triller-less Teofimo, on Thee WAAR Room with Chris Baldwin and Malissa Smith 

 


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our colleagues Chris Baldwin of the WAAR Room and Malissa Smith of Girlboxing on the WAAR Room. A video of this discussion has also been posted on the WAAR Sports YouTube page.

We spoke with them Sunday, November 21.

We discussed Terence Crawford's tenth round stoppage of Shawn Porter to establish himself as the top welterweight in the world, and what may be next for him now that he is a free agent and no longer under contract to Top Rank. We discussed Kali Reis's split decision win over Jessica Camara to set up a fight with Chantelle Cameron to unify the major belts at 140 pounds. We discussed unified lightweight champ Teofimo Lopez's upcoming fight with George Kambosos Jr. and heard comments from Lopez on this fight. And we discussed how and why the ongoing failure of boxing to have the best fight the best, plus the pay-per-view model, only continue to marginalize the sport.

All this is part of our in-depth coverage of the corrupt world of boxing and sports governance in general.

(Photo of Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images. Photo of Kali Reis vs. Jessica Camara by Ed Mulholland/ Matchroom Boxing.)

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