Podcast: Gervonta Davis, Naoya Inoue Recap with Steve “2 Pound” Forbes

Sometimes simply discussing recent fights isn't enough. Sometimes you need to bring in bigger guns -- bigger guns with real big fight experience. Steve "2 Pound" Forbes stopped by this episode of the podcast for a segment we're calling "2 Pound's 2 Cents."

Steve "2 Pound" Forbes, right, and Christina Lunzman, who both head up 2 Pound Sports and Entertainment (Credit: Patrick Connor)

Ready for more media inundation? If we’re going all-in on boxing in the last quarter of 2020, then let’s go really all-in. For us that just means more talk about last weekend’s fights. Luckily we added a twist: former world champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes.

Gervonta Davis scaled in at 130 pounds to absolutely wreck Leo Santa Cruz with a left uppercut on Showtime, and Forbes, a former champion at junior lightweight himself, of course caught the fight. “That kid can punch,” Forbes said on this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves podcast.

Former champion Molly McConnell sports a Steve “2 Pound” Forbes t-shirt at McConnell’s Boxing Academy in Portland, Ore. (Credit: Patrick Connor)

More than Forbes’ obvious experience at 130 pounds, he moved up several divisions for big fights, which “Tank” Davis is expected to eventually do. And in boxing, much to the chagrin of the average pundit, some fighters indeed offer insight non-participants can’t manage. Forbes’ leadership position in his own promotional company, 2 Pound Sports and Entertainment, only adds to his experience.

Forbes also caught the other impressive knockout of the weekend: Noaya Inoue’s destruction of Jason Moloney on ESPN. “2 Pound” had a few words to say about “Monster” Inoue, that knockout and the brains behind the promotion.

We already used this Naoya Inoue poster as article media but it’s just really cool (Courtesy: Top Rank)

It’s another shorter episode of the Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio podcast, which means you won’t have to trudge through this one. And don’t worry, Patrick Connor covers Oleksandr Usyk’s victory over Dereck Chisora and Jaime Munguía’s bloody win over Tureano Johnson. Since everything needs a catchy name, though, we’ll call Forbes’ time on the show “2 Pound’s 2 Cents.” And be on the lookout for more.

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