Billy Walsh: Episode 155

3Sep

Billy Walsh is one of Ireland’s most talked about sporting exports in recent years having become a champion amateur boxer at home before leaving it all behind to coach the USA team in 2015. Billy discusses the art of earning the respect and faith of one’s trainees (6:00) while also giving an honest account of why he dislikes MMA and speaking frankly about his doubts over Conor McGregor’s potential as a boxer (48:00).

Having fallen into a deep depression after his defeat in the Seoul Olympics (17:00), Billy explains the injustice for boxers that is seen in modern scoring criteria (20:00) while also stating that he remains close to his former team yet he hasn’t spoken to anyone higher up than that in the system since he left (37:00). Billy also opens up about how he realised that he was better off alone than with his own team mates (9:00) and discusses fascinating phenomenon of the ‘flow state’ (13:00).

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