The Making of Champions

The legacy of Joe Louis as the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion and America’s first African-American National Hero...

The legacy of Joe Louis as the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion and America’s first African-American National Hero is one of

·  Strength & Heroism,

·  Perseverance & Sacrifice

·  Patriotism & Inspiration

Today, his legacy grows stronger by the day, as a new generation of champions learn about and become inspired by his accomplishments, his ability to rise up against great challenges, his dedication to family, community, and giving back.

The Making of Champions Live Stream and Podcast intends to shine the light on what makes a champion, by meeting athletes, promoters, community leaders who recognize that boxing as a sport, is less about fighting as it is coming to learn from and respect opponents, whether they be in the ring or in your community.

Watch, Listen, Follow or Engage with us for new episodes exploring boxing through the eyes of those whose lives have been improved, and serve or someday strive to serve as good citizens and community leaders.

The Making of Champions is presented by the new Joe Louis Distilling Company’s Joe Louis Bourbon, now making a knock-out of a comeback across the USA, and Bigger Than Life Entertainment, producers of the MAC SERIES, Making A Champion Boxing program that will be available on-demand and via CBS Sports.



All Episodes

The Making Of Champions – Episode 5 Lamont Roach Jr Inspiring Champion

#Proboxer #LamontRoachJr is weeks away from his DAZN Dazn_USA featured return to the ring, since coming up short in his bid for #JamelHerring’s WBO junior lightweight title. His amateur...

The Making Of Champions Episode 4 – See King David Roar

Tulsa Boxer David Perez embodies the legacy of Joe Louis. In this episode “King David” as he is known, joins Tonya Cole and Marquis Johns to share the inside...

The Making Of Champions – Episode 3 From Big Fight Weekend to The Making of Champions

Marquis Johns has his fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in Boxing. He grew up in the era of Mike Tyson, and today is one of the country’s...

The Making Of Champions – Episode 2 Team USA Boxer Joseph Sugs Hicks, Jr.

He is one of Michigan’s most accomplished Golden Gloves boxers of the current era, and made it onto Team USA. How does the postponement of the games impact his...

The Making of Champions Presented by Joe Louis Bourbon and The MAC Boxing Series on the CBS Sports Network

The Worldwide MAC– Making A Champion–Boxing Series comes to the USA. Meet the man behind the series, the legendary Las Vegas boxing promoter and producer E, Jay Mathews and...