Are you a keen boxer or boxing spectator like me? Then you’ll need to check out the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where he’s joined by a quality selection of boxing guests on his show to discuss their training, past and future fights, insights into their diet, and also what motivates them to succeed.
In this article, I’ll be bringing you the best episodes that feature past and current boxers so you can easily find them when searching for them to listen to on Spotify or to watch on Youtube.
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Guest: Mike Tyson
On this episode of the JRE podcast, Joe is joined by former American professional boxer Mike Tyson. Mike is considered one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time but what many people remember Tyson for is his fight with Evander Holyfield when he bit part of his ear off in the heat of the moment.
This is the second episode Mike has done with Joe, and he seems a lot more comfortable with Joe this time around and ends up being more philosophical when talking about his career.
- Mike talks about the emotional state he needs to get into before fighting
- Discussing Mike’s discussion to get back in the ring and fight again
- What it means to be a real fighter
- Mike’s new routine to get back into shape
- Why Mike will never become a boxing coach
- Mike’s kryptonite is kale, and he discusses how he went vegan for a few years
- Mike’s interest in the mindset of being a conqueror
Guest: Claressa Shields
In this episode, the guest is Claressa Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and she is the only boxer in history (female or male) who holds four major world titles in two different weight divisions. Shields has since made her MMA debut and is currently training for her second fight. Claressa is presently the only female boxer who has appeared as a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience.
- Claressa goes into her boxing career
- Her transition from professional boxing to MMA
- Claressa talks about her first day of MMA training at JacksonWink
- The comparisons between her and Laila Ali
- Joe and Claressa talk about Floyd Mayweather and his fighting
- Claressa talks about being a female in her industry and equal pay
Guest: Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones Jr, a former professional boxer, commentator, and trainer, joins Joe in the podcast studio for this episode. He competed in boxers for over 30 years and held multiple world championships in four weight divisions. He won a silver medal for the USA in the 1988 Olympics. The final of the Olympics where he lost to South Korean boxer Park Si-Hun will be known for how the most controversial decision in boxing was made.
- The peek of Roy’s career
- Roy talks about how he was robbed in the ’88 Olympic Games
- Fighting Mike Tyson
- Roy’s weight and how he’s cutting
- Roy used to play basketball before a fight
- Fighter’s current pays
- Roy now as a commentator and a trainer
- Discussion about Muhammid Ali
- Getting older and working out
Guests: Willie D & Mike Judge
Joining Joe in episode #1570 is Willie D & Mike Judge. Willie initially chose a career in rapping before returning to boxing in the ’90s and lost his last professional fight against Yameen Muhammid in 2000. Mike Judge is the creator of the popular TV show Beavis and Butthead and has won many Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes.
- Willie D discusses his past life as a boxer
- Learning to fight
- Discussion about Mike Tyson
- Floyd Mayweather & George Foreman
- Facing your fears
- Willie talks about fighting
Guest: Mike Tyson
This was the first episode Mike Tyson did for the JRE podcast. This is such a fascinating insight into Mike Tyson as he often sounds embarrassed about his past boxing life.
- Mike talks about why he bought his tigers
- What Cus D’amato Taught Mike Tyson
- Becoming a champ at 19 and dealing with the fame
- Mike talks about doing recreational drugs
- Discussion about Marvin Hagler
- The most outrageous thing about Mike is that he never has drunk coffee
Guest: Tyson Fury
Joe is joined by Tyson Fury, a British two-time world heavyweight champion boxer, having defeated Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder in the past few years. Tyson Fury calls himself the Gypsy King, named after his father, who competed in the 1980s as ‘Gypsy.’
- How he bounced back from depression and addiction
- His mission is to help other people struggling with addiction
- His fight with Deontay Wilder
- Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony
- Tyson’s strengths and weaknesses as a boxer
Guests: Lennox Lewis & Russell Peters
Episode #1260 Joe is joined by Lennox Lewis, a three-time heavyweight champion and two-time lineal champion; hehe retired in 2004 with a record of 41 wins, 32 of those were by knockout. Russel Peters, actor, and stand-up comedian, also joins Joe and Lennox in this episode.
- The first time Lennox met Mike Tyson
- Lennox’s most satisfying victory of his career
- Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder
- Conspiracy theories
- Past opponents and if they used steroids
- Discussion about fighting Mike Tyson
Guest: Andy Ruiz
On Joe’s additional MMA podcast, he’s joined by American professional boxer and former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz. He famously KO’d the then heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in 2019 and became the first male boxer of Mexican descent to become a world heavyweight champion.
- How Andy got his boxing nickname
- His first amateur boxing fight was when he was only 7
- Andy Ruiz knocking out Anthony Joshua
- Becoming heavyweight champion
- His rematch with AJ
- What Ruiz eats for his training
- How many times he’s watching the AJ fight back
Guest: Deontay Wilder
Joe speaks to Deontay Wilder, an American professional boxer who held the WBC heavyweight champion title from 2015 to 2020. Wilder only took up boxing when he was 20 years old and even won a silver medal while amateur boxing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His current record is 42 wins, and he has knocked out 41 opponents.
- He is anointing from God
- Wilder claims he KO’D Tyson Fury
- Discussion ahead of his rematch with Fury
- Heavyweight doesn’t get the recognition that lighter divisions do
- Putting weight on for fighting
- Working just for his children
Guest: Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield, former American professional boxer, the cruiserweight champion in the 80s and heavyweight champion in the 90s, joins Joe in the studio. Holyfield’s most famous fight occurred in 1997 against Mike Tyson, where Holyfield had part of his ear bitten off by Tyson, who was then disqualified.
The two are now friends, but there was a bitter rivalry between them for many years.
- Holyfield wanted to bite Mike Tyson back
- The Fury v Wilder fight
- The time a parachutist crashed one of his fights
- Holyfield talks about his mother
- Being a former ballet dancer
Guest: Terence Crawford
Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford is a professional boxer who has held multiple world championships in 3 weight divisions. He is known for his fast hand speed and his ability to switch from orthodox to southpaw. His record currently stands at 37 wins, with 28 of those being knockouts.
- Wanting to fight Manny Pacquiao
- Deontay Wilder is an anomaly
- What he gets up to in his spare time at training camp
- Meeting his heroes
- Being with Top Rank prevents a lot of fights and career opportunities from happening
- Who can match Floyd Mayweather
Guest: Kelly Pavlik
Pavlik is a former professional boxer who goes by the nicknames The Ghost or The Express. He won the unified WBO, WBC, Ring Magazine, and lineal middleweight title in 2007 and defended that title until 2010, when he lost to Sergio Martinez. His boxing record was 40 wins and two defeats during his 12-year career.
- Pavlik opens up about his problems with drinking
- The Fury v Wilder decision
- His opinions on bad judging in boxing
- His career to become a champion boxer
- Fighting Bernard Hopkins
- What sold Pavlik on Lomachenko
- People who use PEDs
- Competing in powerlifting