17. Triple OG Shonie Carter

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Shonie Carter is a United States Marine Corps veteran and an American mixed martial artist who has competed in the Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions. He is a former WEC Welterweight Champion, a UFC veteran, and a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. He has also competed in Pancrase, King of the Cage, M-1 Global, KSW and Bellator. Shonie Carter is known for his flashy outfits, and outgoing personality.

Carter was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began his martial arts training in Greco-Roman wrestling which led him to judo, jujutsu, sanshou, kickboxing, and Shidōkan Karate. He is also an accomplished personal trainer who enjoys drawing and music.

In today’s podcast, Shonie Carter talks about his illustrious career, training law enforcement, street fighting, and much more. Click the arrow below and enjoy.

 

Music by: PJ Pressure

 

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15. Shadowboxing With Schiller Hyppolite

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Schiller Hyppolite is a Haitian retired professional boxer who in December 2014, won the vacant WBC International Silver Light Heavyweight title by referee stoppage. Mr. Hyppolite’s career began in Montreal Canada where he fought for the Eye Of The Tiger Promotion. His aggressive style and technical abilities quickly turned him into a fan favorite. Schiller Hyppolite has fought all over the globe and has been crowned champion several times in Canada.

The retired champion is now a personal trainer in Montreal who continues to give back to his community.

On todays episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Schiller talks about the cultural changes between Haiti and Canada, winning the WBC title, and the peaks and valleys of the boxing game, and much more.

This episode is partly conducted in French.

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Music By: Pj Pressure

 

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14. Chris Romulo’s Champion Creed

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Hailing out of Queens New York, Chris Romulo is a Muay Thai champion. The new York native began his career as an amateur in 1996 when he was 21 years of age. He quickly turned pro and earned a 13–3 record. In 2010, Chris won the WKA super middleweight North American title. During his career, Romulo won several Muay Thai titles, including a US National Championship, and a Bronze medal in Bangkok Thailand at the Muay Thai World Cup.

Today, the retired champion helps athletes and civilians get in shape at his CROM Physical Culture  gym in Queens New York. Chris Romulo is more than a personal trainer; he is an inspiration who motivates others with his philosophy and proven programs. Chris has taken what he’s learned in the ring and turned it into a practical curriculum called U.P.R.I.S.E. The curriculum shows individuals how to tap into their natural abilities and become their own champion.

In May 2017, Romulo published his memoir, Champions Uprising, which showcases his unwavering determination, grit, and spirit. The book has been a catalyst in helping individuals overcome their self-inflicting obstacles.

Chris has taken his focus from the ring to the pulpit to motivate, educate and inspire the next generation. His champion creed and daily routines can be found at www.chrisromulo.com/startstrong

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Music: Nautilus by Bob James

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12. The Promoter: Steve Shepherd

 

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Steve Shepherd is a five-time world kickboxing champion and a kickboxing promoter in the state of Florida. His martial arts journey began with ShotokanGoju karate, in which he earned a black belt in 1975. Shepherd then turned to professional kickboxing that same year. Steve started promoting his own fights between 1977–1999. He was the first kickboxing world champion who was also a major event promoter. In the 1970s, he helped make South Florida a hotbed for martial arts. Steve Shepherd was the first kickboxer to draw over $1 million in live gate receipts. 

During his fighting career, Steve accumulated a record of 50-5-1. Shepherd holds wins over notable fighters like Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Dale “Apollo” Cook, and Bob Thurman.

Nowadays the retired prize fighter continues to inspire and help civilians get healthy. Steve operates his own gym in West Palm Beach.

On this episode, Steve Shepherd and I discuss the good old days of American Kickboxing, the ups and down of promoting fights, and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Music: Into The Void by Black Sabbath

 

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11. The Prodigal Son: Dyah Davis

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The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

Dyah Ali Davis is a super middleweight pro boxer and the son of the late, great olympic gold medalist Howard Davis Jr. For the past 14 years, Dyah has been making a name for himself in two different sports;  one is boxing, the other is MMA.

As a professional boxer, Dyah holds an impressive record of 25-4-1. He is a long and lanky technician who has a habit of making contenders look like novices. As a head coach at American Top Team, Dyah is in a class of his own. He is the boxing coach of numerous prize fighters including UFC champion Amanda Nunez, Dustin Poirier, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and Bellator prospect Jordan Young to name a few.

Today Dyah Davis joins the podcast to talk training, balancing fighting and coaching, and self motivation. Hit the arrow.

Music: Blood, sweat, and Gears; by Curren$y 

 

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8. Carlos Newton: The Last Samurai

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Carlos Newton is an Anguillian-born Canadian  mixed martial artist and a MMA legend. He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion and Pride FC contender. Known as “The Ronin“, Carlos Newton competed worldwide in the biggest MMA organizations including UFC, Pride FC, IFL, K-1, and Shooto.  Carlos Newton is a 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Renzo Gracie. The Canadian Submission Master has dubbed his fighting style — a fusion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, judo, wrestling and boxing.

Today, the retired prize-fighter runs his own gym called Newton MMA in Ontario Canada. In this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Carlos Newton and I discuss the good old days of MMA, his training routines, and his class action lawsuit against the UFC.

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Music: Butter by The Bloody Beetroots

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