The boys are back in the studio jamming boxing and….the battle for love!) Jay Jay Roca takes the wheel to tell us more about social media influencer Jordan Semi who on debut takes on a Queensland Origin Legend, Justin Hodges. Simi shows massive heart on just eight days’ notice but there’s more to this fight, it’s a battle for love and Mark ‘Kittens’ Warren is intrigued and or confused with the storyline!)
We look at the white hot lightweight division with a look at a measured extremely measured article by Ring Magazine panellist Michael Montero. The new king is Devin Haney, but Montero has Ferocious George Kambosos Junior still at No 1 contender in front of the likes of Teofimo Lopez, Vasiliy Lomachenko,’The Tank’ Gevonta Davis and Ryan Garcia. His reasoning is balanced and to the point, for now!
Justis Huni is special, just off his beatdown of Joseph Goodall just how far can he go with lightening hands for a Heavyweight. Can he win a World title? Speaking of special,The Sweet Pea, Paulo Aokuso. Hello! Wow! Oh yeah, he wants a World Title inside 7 pay for pay and we’ll tell you why, we’re not sure how long it will take, but Aokuso is super talented on all levels and a great team in his corner.
Kostya Tszyu took the pro ranks by storm capturing the IBF Junior Welterweight crown from Mexican Jake ‘The Snake Rodriguez’ in January of 1995. Twenty seven years later to the day and it’s ‘The Soul Taker’ Tim Tszyu trading under those bright lights of Las Vegas. The mission, all the straps,to do that it means dethroning the big dog at 154 pounds ‘The Ironman’ Jermell Charlo! Can this son of a gun do it? We just think he’s different, obsessed and will find a way. Kittens takes us back twenty seven years his first trip to Vegas courtesy of Jeffrey Fenech(4 x if ya know ya know) and a few yarns from that magnificent night at The MGM Grand Casino.
Speaking of Tszyu, The Butcher Nikita Tszyu goes to 3 and zip in a 6 round war put on by the boys at NO LIMIT with a very well prepared Ben Horn and not without a last round scare for Nikita but he seemed to enjoy every single second of this fight.
We get personal, it’s fair to say Jay Jay Roca and Brock Jarvis are almost family, its fair to say the Fenech’s and the Di Carlo’s are almost family. Brock Jarvis V Liam Paro. Angelo Alfie and Nathan V Team Fenech. Perhaps this one should be billed ‘The Godfathers’! We take a look at what we can expect as Eddie Hearns Matchroom Boxing has the two Australians ready to rip!
Last but not least, we finish with an Australian Sporting story for the ages, if not the bravest effort in Australian Sporting History, well it’s in the Grand Final. Hashtag ‘The Southpaw’ Jai Opetaia takes the IBF Cruiserweight Title breaks one side of his jaw in round 2 breaks the other side of the jaw in round 10 whilst putting on a clinic for the ages. Opetaia wins the strap from the champion, Mairis Briedis, a fighter whose only loss came at the hands of and unbeatable cruiserweight by the name of Oleksandr Usyk, you may of heard of him, who’s since gone on to beat a Heavyweight by the name of Anthony Joshua!Are you serious! Jai Opetaia you our friend are our play of the year!
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So you’d like a boxing wrap with a little random stuff from Mark Kittens Warren and Jay Jay Roca? You Got it! This is Rock’D Round 21.The Catch Up.
As we drop, we are just seven days out from one of the biggest fights on planet earth for 2022!Ferocious George Kambosos Junior shocked the world when giving a masterful lightning fast boxing tuition to the sublime superstar that is The Takeover, Teofimo Lopez to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world and took all the straps….well kinda….enter the alphabet soup of boxing Ferocious now the IBF,WBA,WBO,WBC franchise champion, and the belt we declare the guide to all weight divisions The Ring Magazine Championship Belt. All the straps except the WBC regular championship held by 23 year old American Devin Haney with 27 pay for punch fights 27 wins 15 by way of KO! As you will gather when it can confuse even the most informed boxing pundits then what chance the general sports fan. Kambosos Junior and Haney throw down at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne and you can catch all the action on Foxtel’s Main Event. Book it now!
Tim Tszyu makes his debut in America against Terrell Gausha, Tszyu survives an early a flash knockdown then turns in enormous resilience and polish to get a unanimous points decision. Tim’s health problems in the lead up were kept dark, they were real, showing The Soul Taker is ready for the ultimate test, Jermell Charlo the king at 154lbs and pound for pound star. We recap Charlo Castano II, the first was brutal just unbelievable that ended in a controversial draw, the second, lived up to all expectations, a canvas classic for the ages and The Iron Man has all the straps.
The Butcher, Blonde Haired Assassin, Nikita Tszyu turns out the lights on No Limits Newcastle show over a well credentialled and very brave Mason Smith. Nikita 2 from 2 and 2 by way of KO! On the same card Harry Garside makes it 3 from 3, 2 by way of KO. Everyone loves Harry, pay to see him dance, the ballet dancing plumber from Victoria with Hall Of Fame Master Trainer Johhny Lewis guiding the fortunes for Team Garside.
His Dad was The Lion Heart Nader Hamdan,enter the CUB,Hass Hamdan. A great friend of Jay Jay Roca’s we look the journey so far with giant shoes to fill. Again featuring on the No Limit Newcastle Show, Hamdan and the talented Trent Girdham threw down a great fight, a close fight, The CUB found a way after a flash knockdown in Round One to get the judge’s decision. Hassan Hamden goes to five and zip.
The catch up continues with a look at Jai Opetaia’s challenge for the IBF Cruiserweight title with Mairis Briedis at the Gold Coast convention Centre. Let’s Go Jai!
The Gypsy King,Tyson Fury retires at 33 years of age and 200 million reasons to walk away but for a few reasons our boys just won’t buy it. Long live the King! And speaking of absolute legends, Saul Canelo Alvarez multi divisional stupendously gifted Mexican. His first professional fight at 15 years of age! His punch for pay CV reads this way, 61 fights, 57 wins, 2 losses with 2 draws at 31 years of age. We look at Canelo’s shock loss to Dmitrii Bivol, but no shock to Jay Jay Roca who was tipping the Russian. Gamble Responsibly!Mark,well, he goes back to the theory that weight stops trains, weight stops horses and eventually weight stops humans. However be safely assured Canelo will be back!
And to close out the show, one of the biggest nights in women’s boxing history! Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano delivered, Katie Taylor retains her undisputed lightweight championship cementing her place as a sporting legend in the process with a split decision win over Serrano. The first women’s bout to headline at Madison Square Garden in the Gardens 140 year history! Go Girls!
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Strap up Guys, it’s no holds barred with RockD Round 20.The boys are back in the studio, Mark Warren and Jay Jay Roca, joined by our special guest ‘Super’ Darragh Foley. His pay for punch CV reads 24 fights, 19 victories under the bright lights, with 9 victories coming by way of KO and 4 losses. Charismatic an understatement, prepared to go on his shield at all times, a southpaw with bad intentions, there’s no reverse in Super Foley. The Irishman from Dublin now calling Sydney home can be extremely eloquent and quite the entertainer! Foley wants the big fights both here in Australia and abroad and leaves no doubt, that for now, Queensland’s Stevie Spark tops the list, you could say ‘Best of Enemies’ which wasn’t always the case. Stevie an enormously respected on the Australian boxing scene.
We look at Darragh’s struggles with weight and his 100% fight mentality. We talk fights where he was perhaps on occasion, respectfully, merely the opponent. We zoom in on two fights in particular, a fight on Nines Jeff Fenech’s Footy Show Fight Night in Brisbane throwing down with the much hyped professional (at the time just 5 professional bouts) Miles Zalewski and an extreme battle with weight .Somehow Foley turned out the lights early and in emphatic fashion. That’s Boxing! We look at a loss to West Australia’s Brandon Ogilvie, a supreme indigenous talent and this night the weight caught up with Super, the writing was on the wall, a move to Super Lightweight.
But that’s not all we go down memory lane with thoughts on The Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya and his megastar match ups. George Kambosos Junior is very much in the news with a highly anticipated announcement as to who will face off first with The Undisputed Lightweight Champion of the World(yes we said undisputed).The road ahead for The Soul Take Tim Tszyu and the arrival of Nikita Tszyu what a time for Australian Boxing! Speaking of superstars we look at Saul Canelo Alverez and what’s next for this Mexican Pay for Punch, Pay Per View legend of the sport! The Gypsy King and the Heavyweight Division is also on the menu. As well as a quick chat regards a favourite of ours Joe Rogan and the battles he faces in the current climate and potential affects for the comedian, fight commentator and podcast extraordinaire.
She’s a must listen this is Rockd Round 20!
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Jay Jay Roca and Mark Kittens Warren are talking the hurt game although still going random as they do!) As we drop Ferocious George Kambosos Junior is in the deep end,in fact he’s swimming with a killer shark on foreign soil when he dances under the bright lights against pound for pound megastar Teofimo Lopez at Maddison Square Garden New York City. We go micro on Ferocious George Kambosos Junior and just where his mindset rests, we’re quietly confident he’s in peak shape and he’ll absolutely have to be, in with an absolute killer. A win by Kambosos he’ll need a bigger room to display the WBA, IBF, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight titles and very respectfully perhaps the biggest upset in Australian sport perhaps the greatest achievement In Australian Boxing History!
Warren and Roca review a fight for the ages as Terrence Bud Crawford puts any questions on his CV to rest with a 10th round knockout win over the former 2-time world champion whose never been stopped and just chases the big fights Shawn Showtime Porter. A fight where many had Porter shading Crawford into the 10th round and Crawford’s corner told the superstar just that at the end of the 9th and then we saw Bud do what Bud does. Superstar performance. Is Crawford pound for pound No 1!?Your call guys.
We look back at Brock Jarvis US debut for Eddie Hearns Matchroom Boxing after his knockout win over the tough Mexican Alejandro René Frías Rodríguez nicknamed The Frog! Jarvis had to find Jeff Fenech courage to survive Round 2 and he did just that for a Round 5 TKO.CONGRATULATIONS TEAM FENECH!
We talk Tim Tszyu after his demolition of the Takeshi Inoue. How Inoue survived the final bell just ridiculous ,body shots that would stop a bull, uppercuts that should have had the Japanese fighter orbiting Earth some kind of TOUGH! And we stay with the Tszyu family and the next Tszyu, namely Nikita Tszyu and his much anticipated professional debut. The same weight division as Tim at Super Welter Nikita a southpaw with absolute one punch knockout power out of the powerhouse of Australian Boxing at No Limit. So what’s in a name? We had Kostya Tszyu The Baby Faced Assassin as named by our man Kittens Warren Kostya then KT became The Thunder From Down Under. Tim is The Soul Taker and so we pose the question what about Nikita? We have few suggestions!)
Speaking of No Limit the boys have a much anticipated two night boxing extravaganza and there’s an undercard fight feauturing Joey Leilua and Chris Heighington and well Marks got a story!) We’re sure you’ll be both amused and entertained!
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Danny Green joins Jay Jay Roca and Mark Kittens Warren for a wild ride a truly enthralling listen. If you like it raw and real then this one’s for you. The former WBA light Heavyweight Champion, the former two time IBO Cruiserweight Champion and former WBC interim Super Middleweight Champion goes access all areas with the boys. We go in depth as to what created one of Australia’s greatest all time sporting rivalries Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine and Danny The Green Machine Green is etched on the Australian sporting landscape including their first fight May 17th 2006 very much a where were you moment. A rivalry that sometimes split the sporting public into two camps.
We talk family and perhaps another Green in waiting, weight cuts and what it takes, pressure and what it can do to people. And we get Greens recollection of an infamous wild gym spar with James ‘Lights Out’ Toney the famed Wild Card Gymnasium in Los Angeles. Wow!
He’s the carpenter, surfer, fisherman, and fighter. The bloke next door, that so many Australians can relate and the masses rode the emotional wave what a journey. Green’s colourful, at times hysterical portrayal’s, a must listen for sports fans and fight fans wherever you are joining us around the world.
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Jay Jay Roca and Mark Warren present RocKD Rnd 14 ‘FROM THE HOOD’ with Garth Wood and dedicated to the PCYC and R U OK supporting mental health awareness.
In 2010 Wood became the first winner of The Contender Australia after being offered a lifeline by his mentor ‘The Master Trainer’ Johnny Lewis OAM. Wood wins the series with what he calls, his ‘best display of boxing’ over the very talented and highly touted Kariz Kariuki.
BUT THAT’S NOT THE STORY!
This is the story of a young man faced with extreme challenges outside the ring at a time when family and friends were deeply concerned as to where Garth Wood was going and fearing the worst. Garth Wood looked in the ‘accountability mirror’, climbed off the canvas and – in doing so – created history in an incredible triumph over adversity. Wood learnt his craft on the streets and took that experience into the only squared ring on planet Earth.
Garth Wood is now heading up the Balmain PCYC as head trainer with a smile on the dial and excited at his next opportunity, an opportunity to provide any young kid who might be less fortunate, perhaps off the rails, a chance to learn boxing but more so life skills and a sense of community. Suffice to say Garth is determined to change young lives.
Garth Wood is a Souths Junior (he debuted for Souths at seventeen tender years of age), a crossover athlete with sublime athletic ability. His Father Barry Wood, a Newtown legend, his Brother Nathan Wood played with the Balmain Tigers, Sydney Roosters, New Zealand Warriors, Wakefield Trinity and Warrington Wolves. It’s fair to say the Wood family name is synonymous with Rugby League and Boxing and very much fitness industry leaders in Australia.
This high paced show covers the big issues including Valentine’s Day and Manscaping. We also chat about George Kambosos Junior’s massive test against the stupendously talented Teofimo Lopez, Paul Gallen and Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne has us intrigued and we see Garth produce great theatre and some improv method acting with a look at two of his idols – Johnny Lewis and the Marrickville Mauler….the great Jeffrey Fenech.
Strap in for a wild ride…
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Mark Warren attributes his travels around the world to Boxing, no doubt about that! In a sport that throws up some of the greatest stories of triumph over extreme adversity, the same sport that portrays sometimes brutal tragic endings to some of its biggest stars.
It’s the 21st of July 2000 Phoenix Arizona, a night when the stupendously talented Kostya Tszyu steps into the ring at The Veterans Memorial Coliseum against an absolute boxing superstar trying to rewind the clock, Hall Of Famer, Julio Caesar Chavez. On the same card, Hector Comacho Junior faces off with Phillip Holiday. Mark strikes up a conversation and a chat with this son of a gun and the rest is history.
Now in 2021 all these years later, Jay Jay Roca and Warren chat to Hector Comacho Junior. Comacho’s honesty, his journey so far, nothing short of amazing. In RocK’D Round 13 there’s lesson for everyone as we chat boxing and life and we talk the love between a father and son.
While boxing is the backdrop for this documentary, it’s not a boxing movie. The story delves deep into the psyche and tormented life of one of boxing’s greats, told through the eyes of the people that knew him intimately and luminaries in the sport that were present during Camacho’s rise.
Hector “Macho” Camacho is an American original. From his humble beginnings in Spanish Harlem, to fighting in the streets, to New York Golden Gloves champion, to his rise in the boxing world as a three weight-division world champion, and his lifelong struggle with drugs, the Puerto Rican icon lived his life in the moment and on his terms. The consummate performer, to this day, there has never been another boxer with the flair, showmanship, authenticity and charisma that Camacho introduced to the sport. Many have tried to emulate Camacho, but this documentary illustrates why he was one of a kind. – Source Peter Kahn SportsMoney.
You will be gripped by RocKD Rnd 13 Its Still Macho Time!
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So as the Telstra NRL premiership Grand Final just days away it was time to produce GOAT TALK.
Kicking off with a quick snippet from the 1973 Grand Final The Sharks Verses The Sea Eagles, the most brutal on record as you’ll hear,taking Rabs way back, a youngster plying his trade and calling the punches!
Rabs, Mark and Jay Roca preview the big one, The Melbourne Storm verses The Mountain Men,The Penrith Panthers.
It wouldn’t be RocK’D without seaways left, right and centre. We talk the big issues, will Donald be staying put at The White House!?
It’s not the vision that sells this game. It’s not the feats of these mighty players. It’s the way Ray Warren calls the action. The sense of theatre he brings to the call. Ray makes the game better. He brings it to life into lounge rooms all over the country. Ray Warren is the voice of Rugby League. The greatest of all time! – Phil Gould
45 Grand Finals for television & radio 93 State Of Origins!
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A Northern beaches surfer with boxing habit, craving the best of the best, his dream to face off with the Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez! He Dares to Dream, dares to go where others fear to tread! Mateo also takes us to a place of enormous personal loss, a beautiful tribute to his late friend Glen Evans a man he will always consider family.
We lighten the mood and talk romance, surf boards, spotify, stone temple pilots and the Powrbox Boxing five question quiz.
Tony Del Veccio is the Head Coach at Bondi Boxing Club & MTK Sydney a component of MTK Global. Del Veccio a great guy who also fell victim to this much hyped virus, more so, fell victim economically as his boxing factory, like all in the industry came close to financial disaster. His assessment highlights the economic health impacts on businesses across Australia.
Horn V Tszyu we’ve got the Powrbox Boxing final wrap.
Australia’s Jason Moloney runs head on into the Japanese Monstor Naoya Inoue. Jay Jay Roca & Del Veccio give their opinions on this fight as Team Maloney prepare to go back inside The Boxing Bubble at The MGM GRAND CASINO.
Mark is wound up, ready to go with a passionate shout out to Mr Alan Jones AO. We talk Joe Rogan and US elections Mr Trump V Biden. Republican V Democrat. FOX V CNN. Yep…. thinking that’s about it….buckle up folks….here we go.
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Billy ‘The Kid’ has plenty to say on the eve of an ALL AUSTRALIAN BLOCKBUSTER. Tim Tszyu, boxing DNA streaming through his veins with frightening skills to match versus the Brisbane schoolteacher ‘The Hornet’ Jeff Horn, holding a W over the stupendous Manny Pacquiao in The Battle of Brisbane. The Pacman will arguably go down in the top three or four greatest fighters of all time to ever lace a glove, eight divisions, are you serious?!
Welcome, this is The Night of the Long Count.
If you believe that anything is possible, and impossible is NOTHING, for anyone who relates to a battle, overcoming adversity more so, living with the battle, the fight for life then RocKD Rnd 5 is for you! Put an hour aside and be blown away by professional pay for punch star Luke ‘Action’ Jackson. In a sport that showcases ‘extraordinary’ talents & combatants, we often forget that the warriors we watch are still ‘ordinary’ people yet like many, have extraordinary stories.
Luke Jackson joined the boys JayJay Roca & Mark Warren and opened up about not only his in-ring battles, but his battles beyond the bright lights, this is as brave a performance as you’ll ever hear. Basically raised himself from the age of thirteen, took up boxing at eighteen, won a state title just three months later,was at the Commonwealth Games two years later, captained the team to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and backed up again as Captain to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This is much more than boxing,this is Luke’s story.
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It’s the most anticipated all Australian bout in a long long time, a fight drawing massive mainstream interest. A fight postponed for now as the debate rages on who gets the W when and if Tszyu V Horn goes down, and that interest includes The United States, Russia and the UK. While Horns name very much remains under the international spotlight, a win for Tim Tszyu would catapult to extreme international attention, this fight for Tim Tszyu could well be the breakout fight that secures his boxing passport to the world’s biggest stages, a name that drips boxing DNA. Boxing Royalty!
A white hot Australian Division. The players at the table. The Hornet Jeff Horn, Tszyu Crew 2 Tim Tszyu, The Pretty Boy Michael Zerafa, Drop Bombs Daniel Lewis and a wild card throwing his name into the ring, Italian Amateur star turned pro Danilo Creati out of Tony Del Vecchio’s Bondi Boxing Club.
Buckle up this is The Dreaded Round Number Nine, a sneak peek as we see it prior to the big fight. Who wins? How does it end? Well its your call, just message us on Insta, Facebook and twitter (links below) with a winner drawn in our next episode of RocK’D coming your way in a couple of weeks from now. Your chance at a pair of HEAVYHITTERS thanks to our great friends at powrboxboxing.com Mostly though, we hope this Powrplay whets your boxing appetite! Enjoy!
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Mark Warren and JayJay Rocker covering more territory than Burke & Wills from drought breaking rain and dam levels to Dorothea McKeller’s A Sunburnt Country, Marks feud with green types continues.
We did mention this is a boxing show with a current affairs problem, anything can and will most likely happen.
With thanks to Powrbox Boxing presenting our first POWER PLAY, a sneak peak at how Mark Warren and JayJay see the fight and then its over to the fans with a free set of personalised Powrbox Boxing hitters for our favourite reply via our Facebook.
We talk Joe Rogan and AVO laws, UFC BMF Jorge Masdival, Australia’s Junior Middleweight talent explosion,its fight week so Fury Wilder II are on the menu along with um…. Ivanka Trump…. welcome to RocK’D!
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Mark “Kittens” Warren and JayJay Roca present Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine.
Warren gives his views on the current Australian national disaster and the political debate that rages and his thoughts regards the management of our lands we are sure you’ll find thought provoking to say the least.
Mundine, a natural rugby league talent dripping indigenous DNA. His father Tony Mundine Senior held the Australian title in four weight classes along the way fighting the great Argentinian Carlos Monzón for the middleweight championship of the world in Monzón’s own backyard. Just incredible!
What a stupendous sporting talent, the highest paid player in rugby league prior to switching to punch for pay. Mundine is one of the most polarising athletes in Australian sports history. A love hate relationship with both the media and the Australian public.
We talk openly regards his conversion to Islam and his reasons, insightful to say the least! We talk about suicide prevention and male mental health, his rivalries in rugby league and of course, we talk boxing. A two-time WBA super middleweight champion and also IBO world middleweight champion with all 58 professional contests broadcast, Mundine has generated more pay-per-views than any other Australian fighter.
British boxing expert Steve Bunce has described Mundine as arguably the greatest crossover athlete in boxing history!
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