They called the fight “Bad Blood.” It was a marketing angle that wrote itself. In 2002, Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas met in a clash of Mexican-American U.S. Olympians from southern California, bringing the two biggest draws at 154 pounds together for a monster pay-per-view event that was powered by a bitter grudge. In a special edition of the HBO Boxing Podcast, Eric Raskin speaks to De La Hoya, Vargas, and numerous insiders who were at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas that night and lets them tell the story of a modern classic, a showdown in which scores were settled and blood was spilled.
Dec 17, 2018
1 hr 4 min
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney recap Saturday night's Boxing After Dark tripleheader featuring victories for Cecilia Braekhus, Claressa Shields, and Juan Francisco Estrada, plus they share reflections and memories from the podcast's run.
Dec 10, 2018
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney preview Saturday's Boxing After Dark tripleheader from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, featuring top female fighters Cecilia Braekhus and Claressa Shields and "Super Fly" stalwart Juan Francisco Estrada.
Dec 3, 2018
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney analyze Dmitry Bivol's dominant but somewhat unsatisfying win over Jean Pascal and Murodjon Akhmadaliev's TKO victory over Isaac Zarate in his HBO debut.
Nov 26, 2018
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney preview Saturday night's light heavyweight bout in Atlantic City between undefeated rising star Dmitry Bivol and former world champion Jean Pascal.
Nov 19, 2018
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney reflect on Saturday night's HBO World Championship Boxing tripleheader, featuring Daniel Jacobs' hard-fought win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Alberto Machado's explosive first-round knockout of Yuandale Evans, and Heather Hardy's grudge match victory over Shelly Vincent.
Oct 29, 2018
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney preview Saturday's middleweight showdown between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko, the headline bout of a World Championship Boxing tripleheader from Madison Square Garden.
Oct 22, 2018
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney talk to undefeated female featherweight Heather "The Heat" Hardy about her October 27 HBO-televised rematch with Shelly Vincent, the tragedy she was dealing with leading up to their first fight, the challenges posed by jumping back and forth between boxing and MMA, and the future of women's boxing.
Oct 17, 2018
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney give their immediate reaction to and analysis of Canelo Alvarez's thrilling decision win over Gennady Golovkin in their rematch and speculate on the likelihood of a third fight.
Sep 15, 2018
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney are live from Radio Row in Las Vegas for their final day of GGG-Canelo 2 prefight podcasting, welcoming trainer Abel Sanchez, HBO expert analyst Roy Jones, and boxing journalist Gordon Marino, and also covering the weigh-in and breaking down the betting odds.
Sep 14, 2018