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June 16, 2018

Pay Me No Mind: The Return of Barbershop Convos and Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring

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Family, it's a unsuspenseful fight week - Errol Spence, Jr. defends his IBF Welterweight title against mandatory challenger Carlo Ocampa - in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Whatchu think??? 

This week's guests includes boxing reporter Fred Hawthorne - IG story extraordinaire - from the Barbershop Conversations YouTube channel. Fred (IG @silentheros) is an info plug on Instagram, and he appears at the 1:29:45 mark to discuss Spence Jr. vs. Ocampa, plus the talent-laden Welterweight division's next 24 months worth of high level smoke. 

Junior Lightweight Jamel Herring, now fighting under the Top Rank banner, is a former Olympic teammate of Spence, Jr. and Claressa Shields. Plus, he's been in camp recently with newly crowned WBO Welterweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford. Herring (@JamelHerring on Twitter) joined the show (starting at 2:13:41) to discuss his Top Rank debut on the Linares-Lomachenko undercard in May, the Crawford-Horn outcome and the gentlemen's rivalry between Bud and Spence, as well as to share some thoughts on next week's Shields-Gabriels fight. The former USMC servicemember also spent some time at the center of the About Billions camp, so we touched on the recently announced Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter, Jr. July 28 Lightweight unification matchup. 

In the intro, veteran Queensbridge MC and Top 5 rapper Nas' latest Escobar Season is upon us, as the Kanye West Executive Produced Nasir is delivered to the people. Nasir's 7 tracks just became available the morning of June 16, so I just give you some early thoughts on the West-Jones collaboration. Does it work for you?  

I also break down the phenomenally well-executed S3 finale of Showtime's Billions, take a look at the possibility of Kawhi Leonard takes his 'rows to the Los Angeles Lakers, and review NBA.com's consensus mock draft of the lottery pick's of Thursday night's 2018 NBA Draft.  

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