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5 Live Boxing with Steve Bunce Podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 154 episodes, 4 days, 16 hours, 24 minutes
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Discussion, analysis and the latest news from the big fight nights and the world of boxing with special guests. New episodes every Monday.
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The undisputed heavyweight champion of the world

George Groves joins Buncey to reflect on a historic night in Riyadh. They discuss how Oleksandr Usyk was just too good on the night for Tyson Fury as he became the undisputed heavyweight world champion. They hear from Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, Usyk’s manager Alex Krassyuk and they also speak to Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn and British heavyweight Derek Chisora.
5/19/202428 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fury v Usyk: The weigh-in

Richie Woodhall joins Buncey to discuss where the fight could be won or lost on Saturday. They chat about what happened at the weigh-in and how the pair had to be separated by security. Lennox Lewis is also on the pod to talk about his memories of becoming undisputed and tells us how he thinks Saturday night will pan out.
5/17/202431 minutes
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Fury v Usyk: The Press Conference

Carl Frampton joins Buncey to reflect on events at the press conference. We also hear from Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke and the former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan.
5/16/202433 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fury v Usyk: The Public Workout

Buncey is joined by Barry Jones after seeing both boxers at the public workout. They discuss what they have learnt about the pair from seeing them in the ring. We also hear from Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward and his US promoter Bob Arum.
5/16/202437 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fury v Usyk: Frank Warren Special

Buncey sits down with Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren. He tells us how the relationship came about, what it’s like working with the Gypsy King and what he thinks will happen on Saturday night. Please be aware this podcast contains a discussion about suicide. If you need any help please visit bbc.co.uk/actionline
5/14/202427 minutes, 34 seconds
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Fury v Usyk: Fight Week Begins

Buncey is joined by Barry Jones as we kick off fight week in Riyadh. Having been with both fighters today, Buncey tells us what he learnt about the pair. We hear about the scuffle that involved John Fury and a member of Usyk’s team. And they cast their eye over some of the other fights on the card.
5/14/202438 minutes, 17 seconds
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Wales’ first female world champion

Stacey Copeland sits in for Buncey as Lauren Price becomes a world champion. She is joined by Barry Jones to reflect on an historic night of boxing in the Welsh capital. We hear from Lauren, as well as her promoter Ben Shalom and her partner Karriss Artingstall.
5/12/202433 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Price Is Right

Buncey is in Cardiff ahead of this weekend’s world title showdown between Jessica McCaskill and Lauren Price. We hear from the pair as they compete for the WBA, IBO and Ring Magazine welterweight titles. Boxxer CEO Ben Shalom is also on the pod, as is Welsh boxing legend Enzo Maccarinelli.
5/10/202426 minutes, 34 seconds
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Introducing... Powerplay: The House of Don King

Veteran fight aficionado Steve Bunce is alongside Heavyweight Champion of the World Lennox Lewis to examine the early life and crimes of notorious Boxing promoter Don King.Listen to the full box set first on BBC Sounds.
5/9/202435 minutes, 29 seconds
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From Pharmacist to Fighter

Buncey is in Salford to catch up with the WBO lightweight world champion Rhiannon Dixon. They discuss her path to professional boxing and how she had to give up a career as an pharmacist to pursue her dream. And ahead of Lauren Price’s first shot at winning a world title this weekend, we hear from her opponent Jessica McCaskill and promoter Ben Shalom.
5/6/202439 minutes, 44 seconds
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Oscar de la Hoya and an all-British world title fight

Buncey sits down with the boss of Golden Boy promotions Oscar de la Hoya. Talking before the news of Ryan Garcia’s failed drug test, they reflect on that night in New York, discuss his plans for boxing in Las Vegas and what we can expect from this weekend’s Canelo-Mungia fight. We also catch up with Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe who fight for CBS’s WBO world title.
5/2/202443 minutes, 9 seconds
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Inside Champs Camp

Buncey heads to the Moss Side Boxing Gym in Manchester. He's joined by Joe Gallagher, who’s been part of the gym for nearly forty years and now trains the likes of Tasha Jonas and Lawrence Okie there. They take a stroll down memory lane and exchange stories from the early days when Phil Martin ran the place. Joe also updates us on his current stable of fighters and what the next few months hold.
4/29/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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Boxing’s Keyser Söze

Barry Jones joins Buncey to pick through the bones of an extraordinary fight in New York at the weekend. They question whether Ryan Garcia pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes with his antics in the build-up to the fight with Devin Haney, which saw him floor his opponent three times on his way to a majority points win. They take a deep dive into the build-up and analyse why Garcia proved to be too good on the night.
4/22/202442 minutes, 48 seconds
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Queensberry v Matchroom

Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn sit down with Buncey to talk through their five-versus-five card. The pair tell us why they believe they have the fighters to win the tournament. We also hear from all ten fighters taking part in the event in Saudi Arabia in June.
4/16/202457 minutes, 23 seconds
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Fighters and Films

Barry Jones joins Buncey to reflect on an eventful fight launch in London. Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol are on the pod to discuss their fight for all the belts in June in Saudi Arabia. The guys cast their eyes over the Queensberry v Matchroom fight card and ask whether there has ever been a better fight trailer than the one produced for the 5v5. And following her win at the weekend, Ellie Scotney joins Buncey to discuss becoming a unified world champion.
4/16/202452 minutes, 12 seconds
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In Conversation with Barry McGuigan

Buncey sits down with former world champion Barry McGuigan. Following the release of a new BBC documentary that goes inside the McGuigan gym, Barry delves into what makes a successful stable of fighters, how his son Shane has become a top trainer and what it takes to bring through multiple world champions. All four episodes of Stable: The Boxing Game can be watched on BBC iPlayer.
4/8/202453 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pod on tour - Warrington and Bridges in Leeds

Buncey is joined by Josh Warrington and Ebanie Bridges as the tour heads to Leeds. The pair discuss the highs and lows of their career, how they are hungry to regain their world titles, and they take questions from the audience.
4/3/202457 minutes, 36 seconds
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A True British Classic

Barry Jones joins Buncey to reflect on a spectacular British heavyweight title fight at the O2. Fabio Wardley and Fraser Clarke's 12-round bout ended in a split-decision draw which meant Wardley retained his title. We hear from both fighters and promoter Ben Shalom. Ben Whittaker is also on the pod as he showboated his way to a comfortable points win against Leon Willings. And Barry talks us through the recently announced undercard for the Fury-Usyk fight next month.
4/1/202446 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ryan and Smith impress in Sheffield

Buncey is joined backstage at the Sheffield Arena by Barry Jones. They speak to both Sandy Ryan who retained her WBO welterweight belt, and Dalton Smith who took another step closer to a world title shot. Promoter Eddie Hearn is also on the pod to discuss what next for the two fighters. And they look ahead to the British heavyweight title fight taking place this Sunday between Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke.
3/25/202437 minutes, 8 seconds
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An all-British world title fight in Sheffield

Natasha Jonas joins Buncey to look ahead to a big night of boxing in Sheffield. We hear from both Sandy Ryan and Terri Harper who are fighting for Sandy’s WBO welterweight crown. Dalton Smith and his trainer Grant Smith are also on the pod to tell us how important this fight is against Jose Zepeda. And Sunny Edwards shares his views on the fight and how life is after he lost his world title back in December.
3/22/202434 minutes, 47 seconds
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An all-British world title fight in Sheffield

Natasha Jonas joins Buncey to look ahead to a big night of boxing in Sheffield. We hear from both Sandy Ryan and Terri Harper who are fighting for Sandy’s WBO welterweight crown. Dalton Smith and his trainer Grant Smith are also on the pod to tell us how important this fight is against Jose Zepeda. And Sunny Edwards shares his views on the fight and how life is after he lost his world title back in December.
3/22/202434 minutes, 47 seconds
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Debating the issues with Jonas and Crolla

Buncey is joined in the studio by Natasha Jonas and Anthony Crolla. They take a look at the heavyweight division and ask what’s next for Anthony Joshua. They scrutinize both sides of the argument regarding whether women should box 3-minute rounds. And is having 6 judges ringside gonna help or hinder the sport?
3/21/202458 minutes, 27 seconds
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At Home with the Sauerlands

Buncey sits down with promoters Kalle and Nisse Sauerland from Wasserman Boxing. They look back at how their father Wilfried Sauerland became involved in the sport and how he went on to become one of Germany’s most prominent promoters. They share their memories from that time and some of the extraordinary tales their father recounted to them. They also reflect on the highs and lows of the business they run today, which has branched out into the lucrative world of cross-over boxing.
3/18/202453 minutes, 34 seconds
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Joshua v Ngannou: The Debrief

Barry Jones joins Buncey to reflect on a stunning performance by Anthony Joshua in Riyadh. They hear from AJ as well as his promoter Eddie Hearn. And Tyson Fury shares his thoughts on the performance.
3/9/202427 minutes, 58 seconds
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Joshua v Ngannou: Fight Preview

Barry Jones joins Buncey in Riyadh to look ahead to a mad night of boxing. We hear from Ngannou’s trainer Dewey Cooper, and from a young boxer that has sparred with both fighters. And Liverpool’s Nick Ball, who fights Rey Vargas for the WBC featherweight title is also on the pod.
3/7/202454 minutes, 26 seconds
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Joshua v Ngannou - Meet the Promoters

Buncey takes the pod to the press conference ahead of the big fight on Friday. He sits down with Queensberry boss Frank Warren and his counterpart at Matchroom Eddie Hearn. And we hear from a local Saudi boxer who fights on Saturday whose story even left Buncey speechless!
3/6/202441 minutes, 25 seconds
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Joshua v Ngannou: Meet the Fighters

Buncey has touched down in Riyadh ahead of the big fight this weekend. He chats to both Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou who both appear to be in high spirits. We also get a unique glimpse into AJ from his publicist Andy Bell.
3/5/202441 minutes, 14 seconds
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Joshua v Ngannou - Fight week begins.

Richie Woodhall joins Buncey to assess the two fighters ahead of their bout on Friday. Having rewatched Ngannou’s fight with Tyson Fury, they ask what we learnt from his professional boxing debut. And they look at what new trainer Ben Davison has brought to AJ’s game as they go into their second fight together.
3/4/202444 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Best of Enemies

Buncey’s in London ahead of the highly anticipated rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall. The pair fight in Leeds on April 27th, and we hear from both of them to find out why there is so much bad blood between them. He also chats to DAZN’s Jamie Ward who has spent considerable time with both fighters, and we speak to the men who put it all together - Sam Jones and promoter Eddie Hearn.
2/26/202435 minutes, 18 seconds
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Joseph Parker and Andy Lee on Fury, Wilder and Zhang

Buncey heads to Dublin to catch up with Joseph Parker ahead of his fight with Zhilei Zhang. Joined by his trainer Andy Lee, they delve into the backstory of how Tyson Fury played a crucial role in connecting Parker and Lee and explore the dynamics of their successful partnership. They reflect on Parker's recent victory over Deontay Wilder and share their expectations for the upcoming bout against Zhang.
2/19/202439 minutes, 19 seconds
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A proper British heavyweight title fight

Buncey’s in London at the launch press conference for the British heavyweight fight title between Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke. He chats to the pair, who both make a convincing case why their route to the top gives them the edge. Promoter Ben Shalom is also on the pod to give his take on the fight and updates us on some other news from his stable. And British light-heavyweight prospect Ben Whittaker, who won a lot of fans (including Shaquille O’Neal) following his last performance reacts to accusations he disrespects opponents with his showboating style of fighting.
2/12/202439 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pod on tour - The Walsh Brothers in Cromer

Buncey takes the pod to Cromer for the third stop on its UK tour. He’s joined on stage by the Walsh brothers - Liam, Ryan and Michael. They take us back to the early days of sparring in their living room, fighting their dad for a few quid and what regrets they have from their respective careers.
2/10/202428 minutes, 22 seconds
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Frank Warren reacts to Fury-Usyk drama

Buncey is joined by Queensberry boss Frank Warren to discuss an eventful 36 hours for the Fury-Usyk fight. He tells us how he found out about the cut to Tyson Fury and reacts to some of the conspiracy theories doing the rounds. Barry Jones is also on the pod and gives his reaction to the news and the rescheduled date. And we hear from Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez after their 12 rounds at Wembley at the weekend.
2/5/20241 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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A South London Derby

Wembley is the venue of today’s pod as Buncey looks ahead to a huge night of boxing at the OVO Arena. He speaks to Dan Azeez and Joshua Buatsi, who top the bill in their highly-anticipated WBA world title final eliminator. Boxxer CEO Ben Shalom is also on the show as well as a few of the fighters who feature on the undercard including Ben Whittaker, Caroline Dubois and Francesca Hennessy with her dad, promoter and manager Mick Hennessy.
2/1/202439 minutes, 37 seconds
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One Night in Belfast

Buncey is in Belfast to reflect on a fun night of boxing at the Ulster Hall. He’s joined by Cheavon Clarke who came through a tricky fight with local boy Tommy McCarthy. They discuss how the fight went and what’s next for him. We also hear from Matchroom CEO Frank Smith who updates us on what we can expect from the schedule over the next few months. Paddy Donovan and his trainer Andy Lee talk about their tough evening that ended with a win, and Lewis Crocker chats to us shortly after his victory. Barry Jones is also on the pod from Phoenix after John Ryder was beaten by Jaime Munguia. And with the huge all-British fight at Wembley this weekend, we hear from Joshua Buatsi as he prepares to face fellow south Londoner Dan Azeez.
1/29/202450 minutes, 11 seconds
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What next for Jonas?

Buncey is with Stacey Copeland to look back at a special night of boxing in Liverpool. After retaining her IBF welterweight title by split decision, we hear from Natasha Jonas about the fight and what she wants to do next. He also chats to a downbeat Mikaela Mayer, promoter Ben Shalom and Jonas’ trainer Joe Gallagher.
1/22/202438 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jonas and Mayer face-off in Liverpool

Buncey is in Liverpool as Natasha Jonas prepares to defend her IBF welterweight title against Mikaela Mayer on Saturday night. He speaks to both fighters as well as promoter Ben Shalom. And Olympic bronze medallist Kariss Artingstall is also on the pod as she fights on the undercard.
1/18/202441 minutes, 11 seconds
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Joshua v Ngannou: The First Face-Off

Buncey takes the pod to the launch press conference in London for Anthony Joshua v Francis Ngannou. He’s joined by Barry Jones and former MMA fighter Dan Hardy to discuss the fight and how it may play out. We also hear from Joshua and Ngannou plus the two promoters - Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren.
1/15/202457 minutes, 16 seconds
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Previewing 2024 - The Women

Raven Chapman joins Buncey to look ahead to the year in boxing featuring the women. With a particular slant on fighters from the UK and Ireland, they look at the various weight divisions and discuss what we can expect from the next twelve months. We also hear from Natasha Jonas and Mikaela Mayer who fight for the IBF world welterweight belt next weekend in Liverpool.
1/12/202442 minutes, 32 seconds
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Previewing 2024 - The Men

Richie Woodhall joins Buncey to look ahead to the year in boxing featuring the men. Going through the various weight divisions, they discuss the fights that have already been made, the fights they want to see made and what we can expect from the next twelve months.
1/8/202456 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to build a boxing business

Buncey sits down with Eddie Hearn and Frank Smith to discuss the growth of Matchroom Boxing. In a wide-reaching chat, they discuss how it grew from a small entity back in 2010 to one of the biggest boxing promotional companies in the world. They explain how it’s not been an easy journey, what pitfalls they encountered along the way and how they turned their vision into a reality.
1/3/202457 minutes, 37 seconds
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2023 5 Live Boxing Awards

Former world champions Barry Jones and Richie Woodhall join Steve Bunce as the 5 Live Boxing awards return. They are tasked with deciding the winners of six categories including “Fight of the year” and “British boxer of the year”.
12/27/202357 minutes, 4 seconds
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Day of Reckoning: The Debrief

Barry Jones joins Buncey to look back at an extraordinary evening of boxing. They discuss whether we witnessed the best Anthony Joshua we’ve seen in a while. His promoter Eddie Hearn is on the pod to answer that very question. We also hear from Joseph Parker who beat Deontay Wilder, and Queensberry boss Frank Warren sums up his night and tells us what we can expect from 2024.
12/24/202334 minutes, 26 seconds
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Day of Reckoning: Breaking down the fights

Barry Jones joins Buncey in Riyadh to break down the fights on Saturday night. Anthony Joshua’s publicist Andy Bell tells us where AJ’s head really is, and Eddie Hearn discusses being back in Saudi. Plus Sunny Edwards, who is in Lyndon Arthur’s corner, reflects on last week’s defeat and makes his predictions for fight night.
12/23/202357 minutes, 5 seconds
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Day of Reckoning: The Preview

Darren Fletcher wrestles presenting duties off Buncey to look ahead to a huge night of boxing. They are joined by Richie Woodhall and Stacey Copeland to debate how this weekend could change how the sport will look in the coming years. Anthony Joshua tells us how he’s feeling going into Saturday night, and promoter Frank Warren gives his perspective on the event.
12/21/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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Day of Reckoning: The Media Workout

Stacey Copeland joins Buncey from The Kingdom Arena in Riyadh as we get our first glimpse of the fighters. We hear from promoter Frank Warren who has been instrumental in putting the card together. Manchester-based fighter Lyndon Arthur who faces world champion Dmitry Bivol, is also on the pod, as is Jarrell Miller who has been ruffling a few feathers this week. And Joe Gallagher joins us to talk about the work he is doing with the Mike Tyson Boxing Gym based in Riyadh.
12/20/202343 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bish, Bosh, Bam! Rodriguez beats Edwards

Barry Jones joins Steve to look back at one of the fights of the year. They discuss why Jesse Rodriguez was just too good for Sunny Edwards. We hear from Sunny in the ring afterwards and why an early injury to his eye hampered his fight. And with next weekend’s “Day of Reckoning” card in Saudi looming, the guys cast their eyes over some of the fights.
12/18/202349 minutes, 19 seconds
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Lord of the Flies

Buncey takes the pod to Arizona as Sunny Edwards faces Jesse Rodriguez for the WBO and IBF world titles. He speaks to both boxers as they prepare for Saturday’s massive fight. We also hear from promoter Eddie Hearn who updates us on latest regarding the proposed fights between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank, and Anthony Joshua against Deontay Wilder.
12/15/202327 minutes, 49 seconds
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Will it be Sunny in Phoenix?

Richie Woodhall joins Buncey to look ahead to the unification fight between Sunny Edwards and Bam Rodriguez in Phoenix this weekend. We hear from both fighters and learn about the respect they have for each other. And the guys look back at Chris Billam-Smith’s stoppage win to retain his world title in Bournemouth, and Devin Haney’s masterclass performance against Regis Prograis in San Francisco.
12/12/202334 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pod on tour - Joe Calzaghe and Barry Jones in Cardiff

Buncey takes the pod to Cardiff for the second stop on its UK tour. Former world champions Joe Calzaghe and Barry Jones join him on stage to look back at some of the highlights (and lowlights) of their respective careers. Barry gives a convincing argument as to why he was the better boxer of the pair, and Joe still remembers where he was when news filtered through of Apollo Creed’s death. Be warned, there is some strong language and a few bleeps as well!
12/8/202357 minutes, 54 seconds
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Billam-Smith’s first defence

As Chris Billam-Smith prepares to defend his WBO cruiserweight world title this weekend, Buncey heads to his gym in East London for a chat. They discuss how preparations are going and why it's so special to fight in his hometown of Bournemouth. English cruiserweight champion Viddal Riley is also on the pod to look back at Jordan Gill’s win at the weekend against Mick Conlan, and Ryan Garcia's return to winning ways in Houston. As well as looking ahead to CBS’s fight, they also chat about the big one in San Francisco between Devin Haney and Regis Prograis.
12/4/202345 minutes, 44 seconds
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Taylor becomes a two-weight undisputed champion

Barry Jones joins Buncey at the 3Arena to look back at Katie Taylor's majority decision victory over Chantelle Cameron. We hear from Taylor and her promoter Eddie Hearn, plus Cameron’s trainer Jamie Moore is also on the pod. And no pod from Dublin would be complete without hearing from Steve Collins and the legend that is Irish dancer Michael Flatley.
11/26/202337 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cameron v Taylor: The Preview

Buncey is joined by Irish boxing journalist Lydia Del Dolles to look ahead to the fight this weekend. They discuss the impact Katie Taylor's career has had on so many Irish people, how her approach this time seems different and what we can expect from Saturday night. We also hear from Chantelle Cameron’s coaching team of Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis. And local boy Gary Cully is on the pod to discuss his fight.
11/24/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cameron v Taylor: Skye Nicholson’s take

WBC interim world featherweight champion Skye Nicholson joins Buncey as the build up to the big fight continues. She shares her thoughts on the fight and what Katie Taylor needs to do to win the rematch. We also hear why she decided to cease her pursuit of winning a gold medal at the Olympics, how she has matured as a boxer and why a certain assumption of her is not true.
11/24/202330 minutes, 6 seconds
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Cameron v Taylor: The public workout

Buncey is in Dublin at the public workout ahead of the big fight this weekend between Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor. He speaks to both fighters, as well as their promoter Eddie Hearn. He also gets the Irish perspective from former World Champion Andy Lee, and gets a rare insight into both boxers from Matchroom reporter Jamie Ward who has spent a lot of time with both of them.
11/22/202356 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Magnificent 7 and a big weekend in Dublin

Stacey Copeland joins Buncey to look back at a big night in Manchester and look ahead to a huge weekend in Dublin. They begin chatting about Nathan Heaney’s shock win over Denzel Bentley for the British middleweight title. We hear from Heaney and his promoter Frank Warren. And Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor are on the pod ahead of their rematch in Dublin at the weekend.
11/20/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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Fury v Usyk - It's on!

Buncey is joined by Barry Jones at a central London press conference, following the announcement of the highly anticipated undisputed heavyweight world title bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. Hear from the key figures ahead of that fight, plus we look ahead to the stacked card on 23 December in Saudi Arabia, where Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will fight separate opponents on the same night.
11/17/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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Simply the Best - A Chris Eubank special

Buncey travels to Brighton to sit down with former two-weight world champion Chris Eubank. In an emotional chat, they discuss how he is dealing with the recent deaths of both his son Sebastian and brother Simon, why he is so against his son Chris fighting Conor Benn and how he is still dealing with the pain of what happened to Michael Watson following their fight in 1991. If you, or someone you know, have been affected by bereavement you can get more information via the BBC Action Line - www.bbc.co.uk/actionline/.
11/14/202356 minutes
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Cordina sweetens the pot in Monte Carlo

Barry Jones is poolside with Buncey in Monte Carlo as they reflect on Joe Cordina’s win on Saturday night. They hear from both Cordina and his promoter Eddie Hearn. They discuss what they would like to see next for the Welshman and reflect on Ramla Ali’s win on the undercard.
11/6/202336 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cordina prepares for title defence in Monte Carlo

Buncey is in Monaco as Joe Cordina defends his world title against Edward Vazquez on Saturday night. He chats to both fighters as well as Tony Sims who trains Cordina. We also hear from Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn who shares his thoughts on the Fury-Ngannou fight as well as this weekend’s action.
11/2/202338 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pod on tour - Carl Frampton and Paddy Barnes in Belfast

Buncey takes the pod to its first stop on its inaugural UK tour. He is joined by Carl Frampton and Paddy Barnes in Belfast in front of a live audience. They chat about the fallout from the Tyson Fury - Francis Ngannou fight in Saudi at the weekend, and take questions from the audience.
11/1/202344 minutes, 9 seconds
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Fury beats Ngannou - The debrief

Buncey and Barry Jones take the pod backstage after Tyson Fury won a split decision against Francis Ngannou. They assess the performances of both fighters and discuss why the Oleksandr Usyk fight will not happen anytime soon for Fury. They also hear from promoter Frank Warren, Fury’s manager Spencer Brown and former footballer Rio Ferdinand.
10/29/202337 minutes, 34 seconds
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Fury v Ngannou - The final face off

Buncey and Barry share their final thoughts on the fight after the weigh-in. They are joined by host of boxing royalty including Carl Frampton, Shannon Briggs, Joe Calzaghe and Oleksandr Usyk’s manager Alex Krassyuk. And we also get the thoughts of MMA fighter Tom Aspinall. And they guys get a sneak preview of the venue.
10/28/202336 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fury v Ngannou - The press conference

Buncey has Barry Jones alongside him at the press conference ahead of Saturday’s fight. They are joined by an array of guests including former MMA fighter Dan Hardy, Top Rank president Todd deBoef, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman and video journalist Michelle Joy Phelps. They talk through events on stage as they happen and get to the bottom of what this fight really is.
10/27/202340 minutes, 36 seconds
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Fury v Ngannou - The Public Workout

Buncey is joined by Barry Jones at the venue for Saturday night’s fight in Riyadh. They discuss just how enormous the event has become, what the two boxers looked like in the ring and how the fight will be a mismatch. Francis Ngannou is on the pod to tell us how preparations have gone, and we hear from former heavyweight world champion and sparring partner of Tyson Fury - Joseph Parker.
10/26/202333 minutes, 19 seconds
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Who next for Catterall?

Barry Jones and Ant Crolla join Buncey to pick through the bones of Jack Catterall’s win over Jorge Linares. They speak to Catterall, his trainer Jamie Moore and promoter Eddie Hearn.
10/23/202331 minutes, 4 seconds
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Catterall v Linares - Meet the Fighters

Buncey is in Liverpool ahead of the big fight this weekend. He speaks to both Jack Catterall and Jorge Linares, as well as Catterall’s training team of Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis. Matchroom CEO Frank Smith is also on the pod, as is Peter Grail who fights on the undercard.
10/20/202334 minutes, 51 seconds
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Scotney on 3-minute rounds, Bugs Bunny and the weekend’s action

IBF super bantamweight world champion Ellie Scotney joins Buncey this week. They discuss where she is at in her career, whether she’d like to box 3-minute rounds and why she plans to go to Turkey with her brother! They also look ahead to the two big fights this weekend and hear from Jack Catterall as he prepares to face Jorge Linares in Liverpool.
10/16/202335 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hearn, Taylor and the Misfits

Shane McGuigan and Hannah Rankin join Buncey to look back at the weekend. Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn is also on to talk about what's next for both Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood. Buncey sits down with Katie Taylor as she prepares for her rematch with Chantelle Cameron. And there’s a discussion about this weekend's crossover boxing event in Manchester.
10/10/202356 minutes, 4 seconds
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Knockout of the year contender?

Barry Jones joins Buncey to review a dramatic fight night in Sheffield. He speaks to Leigh Wood, who retained his WBA featherweight title with a stunning stoppage. We also hear from Josh Warrington and the promoter Eddie Hearn. Four-time world Carl Froch gives his verdict on the fight, as does Leigh Wood’s trainer Ben Davison.
10/8/202334 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wood v Warrington: Who wins?

Buncey’s in Sheffield ahead of the huge fight between Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington. Both fighters are on the pod, as well as promoter Eddie Hearn. And IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards shares his thoughts on what we can expect from the fight.
10/5/202340 minutes, 24 seconds
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Is Opetaia the best cruiserweight in the division?

Barry Jones is with Buncey this week to pick through the bones of a busy weekend. They start at Wembley as Jai Opetaia was too good for Jordan Thompson. We hear from Opetaia, Eddie Hearn and WBO cruiserweight world champion Chris Billam-Smith, who hopes to make a fight with the Australian. They also look back at the ever-impressive Caroline Dubois who fought at York Hall, and the lacklustre fight in Las Vegas between Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo. And Barry gives his reaction to the news that the Fury-Usyk fight has been signed.
10/2/202346 minutes
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Opetaia v Thompson: The Preview

Buncey takes the pod to London as Jai Opetaia defends his IBF cruiserweight title against Jordan Thompson. He speaks to both fighters, as well as Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn. He also catches up with Ellie Scotney and her trainer Shane McGuigan as she puts her IBF belt on the line. And WBO cruiserweight champion Chris Billam-Smith shares his views on the main event.
9/28/202332 minutes, 51 seconds
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What Next For Joe Joyce?

Richie Woodhall joins Buncey to look back at a busy weekend of fighting. They start at Wembley, where Joe Joyce suffered a second consecutive loss to Zhilei Zhang. Joyce and his promoter Frank Warren are on the pod. They also reflect on events in Orlando where Sandy Ryan was denied becoming a unified world champion and Conor Benn returned to the ring for the first time since the lifting of his provisional doping suspension. His promoter Eddie Hearn is also on the show.
9/25/202335 minutes, 32 seconds
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The World According to Warren

Buncey sits down with Queensberry boss Frank Warren for an all-encompassing chat. They discuss Tyson Fury, and what the next few years may look like for him. We get the latest on Daniel Dubois’ appeal with the WBA regarding the fight with Oleksandr Usyk. And, Franks shares his views on the sport’s battle against drug cheats.
9/18/202337 minutes, 29 seconds
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Paulie Malignaggi and a BBQ at Eddie's

Former two-weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi joins Buncey to give us a perspective on the recent rise of American boxing. Having seen the likes of Terence Crawford, Errol Spence, Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia involved in super-fights, Paulie shares his insight on the impact it is having on the sport and what other fights we can expect. We are also at Matchroom HQ to speak to Eddie Hearn, who updates us on Conor Benn and Anthony Joshua’s next fights.
9/11/202334 minutes, 11 seconds
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Revenge is sweet for Eubank Jr

Anthony Crolla joins Buncey backstage after Chris Eubank Jr dropped and stopped Liam Smith in Manchester. They discuss how the fight played out and why it ended in defeat for Smith. We hear from Eubank, as well as his trainer BoMac and promoter Kalle Sauerland. Conor Benn is also on the pod and gives his verdict of Eubank’s performance and says he wants him at 160. And former world champion David Haye shares his thoughts on the night.
9/3/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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Smith v Eubank Jr 2 - The Preview

Buncey is in Manchester ahead of the rematch between Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr. He chats to Eubank, who explains what happened in the first fight and why he has to win the second. We also hear from Smith’s trainer Joe McNally, his cut-man Russ Anber and the promoter Ben Shalom. And Buncey also catches up with Mikaela Mayer, who is fighting on the undercard.
8/31/202332 minutes, 19 seconds
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The punch that could have changed history

Richie Woodhall joins Buncey in Poland to reflect on Oleksandr Usyk's controversial win over Daniel Dubois. They delve deep into whether THAT punch was legal or not, and hear from Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk and Frank Warren, who promotes Dubois.
8/28/202336 minutes, 21 seconds
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Usyk v Dubois: The Preview

Barry Jones joins Buncey in Poland ahead of the big fight on Saturday night. They hear from Queensberry boss Frank Warren, Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk and James Ali Bashir who has been part of both fighters teams.
8/24/202342 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Birmingham beating and a South London scrap

Buncey is in Birmingham to look back at Galal Yafai’s first-round stoppage win over Tommy Frank. He speaks to Galal and his promoter Eddie Hearn, who updates us on Alycia Baumgardner and Conor Benn’s drug cases. And he’s also in London at the launch press conference of Joshua Buatsi against Dan Azeez to speak to both fighters and promoter Ben Shalom.
8/21/202337 minutes, 25 seconds
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Joshua v Helenius: The Debrief

Barry Jones joins Steve to pick through the bones of Anthony Joshua’s knock-out win over Robert Helenius. They hear from both fighters, as well as AJ’s trainer Derrick James and promoter Eddie Hearn.
8/13/202330 minutes, 27 seconds
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Joshua v Helenius: The weigh-in

George Groves joins Steve at the weigh-in ahead of tomorrow’s fight. They discuss what AJ needs to do with the carrot that is the Wilder fight dangling in front of him. They also chat with Matchroom chairman Eddie Hearn, DAZN’s Joe Markowski and AJ’s publicist Andy Bell.
8/11/202332 minutes, 58 seconds
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Joshua v Helenius: Meet Robert Helenius

Steve sits down with Anthony Joshua’s new opponent Robert Helenius. They discuss when he got the call to fight, why he nearly turned it down and whether he really does eat reindeer. We also hear from Matchroom CEO Frank Smith on how the fight was made. Filip Hrgovic and Demsey McKean, who are the co-main event talk about their fight, and Derek Chisora tells us why he’s not yet retired.
8/10/202329 minutes, 31 seconds
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Joshua v Helenius: In conversation with AJ

Steve sits down with Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight with Robert Helenius this weekend. They discuss his immediate reaction to the news that Dillian Whyte failed a drugs test, how his preparations have had to change and working with his new trainer. We also hear from trainer Derrick James and promoter Eddie Hearn.
8/9/202327 minutes, 48 seconds
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Joshua v Helenius: Shane McGuigan's take

Steve heads to East London to sit down with trainer Shane McGuigan. They discuss AJ’s new opponent Robert Helenius and what threat he poses in the ring on Saturday night. And Francis Ngannou and his new trainer Mike Tyson are on the pod to discuss his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury.
8/8/202340 minutes, 7 seconds
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Eddie Hearn EXCLUSIVE

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn joins Steve to bring us the latest regarding Anthony Joshua’s fight this weekend. The fight was cancelled after his opponent Dillian Whyte failed a drugs test. Hearn tells us they have identified an opponent and an announcement is imminent. Former world champion Barry Jones is also on the pod to give his reaction to the news.
8/7/202327 minutes, 11 seconds
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Wood & Warrington’s first face-off

Steve is in Leeds at the launch press conference for Leigh Wood v Josh Warrington. The pair are fighting in October for Wood’s WBA featherweight belt and we hear from both of them. Promoter Eddie Hearn is also on the pod, along with both trainers - Ben Davison and Sean O’Hagan. And fresh from his controversial defeat in the US 10 days ago, Steve chats to Maxi Hughes.
8/1/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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Crawford stops Spence to become undisputed

Barry Jones joins Steve to give his immediate reaction to the fight in Las Vegas. They discuss why Terence Crawford was too good for Errol Spence on the night, and whether he is now the best boxer on the planet.
7/30/202340 minutes, 46 seconds
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Benn is cleared and the Las Vegas super-fight

Steve is joined by Barry Jones who is in Las Vegas to look ahead to the super-fight this weekend. They hear from both Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr and break down where the bout will be won and lost. They also discuss the latest developments as Conor Benn is cleared by UKAD for failing two drug tests.
7/28/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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Coldwell, Bridges and Spence v Crawford

Steve is in Rotherham this week to chat with Ebanie Bridges and her new coach Dave Coldwell. They discuss how their partnership came about and what the first few weeks have been like. Dave also takes back to the days when he trained with Naseem Hamed, what it was like working with Tony Bellew, and his honest and frank thoughts about the current heavyweight division. And the three of them look ahead to the super-fight this weekend in Las Vegas between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford.
7/24/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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Decoding Dublin with Chantelle Cameron

Steve is in Salford this week to sit down with Chantelle Cameron and her trainer Jamie Moore. Two months on from that historic win over Katie Taylor in Dublin, they share their memories of the evening and the training camp. They also discuss why she nearly walked away from the sport, how the relationship with Jamie and Nigel Travis came about and whether three-minute rounds is something she is open to.
7/17/202350 minutes, 38 seconds
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Usyk and Dubois face off

Steve takes the pod to London for the launch press conference of Oleksandr Usyk v Daniel Dubois. He speaks to Dubois, his promoter Frank Warren and Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk. He also chats with Naseem Hamed, whose son Aadam is fighting on the undercard. And Carl Frampton gives his thoughts on the fight and Tyson Fury’s bout against MMA star Francis Ngannou.
7/13/202332 minutes, 35 seconds
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Joshua and Whyte face off

Barry Jones joins Steve at the launch press conference ahead of the fight between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte. We hear from both fighters, as well as promoter Eddie Hearn. They also discuss where both of them are in their respective careers and how they think the fight will play out.
7/10/202358 minutes, 24 seconds
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Marshall and Jonas light up Manchester

Stacey Copeland sits in for Steve to look back at a busy weekend of boxing. She is joined by Anthony Crolla as they discuss the title winning performances of Savannah Marshall, Natasha Jonas and Dalton Smith. Savannah and Tasha are on the pod, as well as their promoter Ben Shalom. They also hear from Joe Joyce and his promoter Frank Warren as his rematch with Zhilei Zhang is scheduled for September. And they reflect on the Olympic qualifiers in Poland.
7/3/202359 minutes
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The Smiths - Boxing’s Band of Brothers

Steve heads to Liverpool this week to meet up with the Smith Brothers. Paul, Stephen, Liam and Callum have all held British titles, challenged for world titles and Liam and Callum have gone on to become world champions. They discuss the dynamic between the four of them and recall their favourite moments of each other’s careers. And with Callum facing Artur Beterbiev for the WBC, WBO and IBF light-heavyweight belts in Quebec in August, they discuss why they think he can become a two-weight world champion.
6/26/202343 minutes, 57 seconds
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Inside Team GB Boxing

Steve takes the pod to the home of GB Boxing in Sheffield. He chats Rob McCracken, the performance director and the man responsible for picking the team to represent Great Britain at the Olympics. As well as Rob, we also hear from Paris 2024 hopefuls Delicious Orie, Rosie Eccles, Reece Lynch and Demi-Jade Resztan, who are all heading out to Poland next week for the first Olympic qualifier.
6/19/202348 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Sunny weekend in London

Olympic Champion Galal Yafai joins Steve to look back at a busy weekend of world championship boxing. They begin with events in London where Sunny Edwards successfully defended his IBF world title against Andres Campos. Both Sunny and his promoter Eddie Hearn are on the pod. We also hear from Ellie Scotney who won her first world title by beating Cherneka Johnson. And we are also in New York as Josh Taylor tasted defeat for the first time.
6/12/202353 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wembley's world title triple-header

Steve takes the pod to the press conference ahead of the three world title fights at Wembley this weekend. He chats to the promoter Eddie Hearn about the night and also gets an update on both Anthony Joshua and Conor Benn’s potential next fights. As well as speaking to Sunny Edwards, who headlines the event, he catches up with the other fighters on the card including Ellie Scotney, Nina Hughes, Katie Healy, Cheavon Clarke and Johnny Fisher. And we also hear from Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez who fight in New York in the early hours of Sunday.
6/8/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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Inside the Steel City Gym

Buncey takes the pod to the Steel City Gym in Sheffield to chat with Sunny Edwards ahead of his world title defence this Saturday. As well as chatting to Sunny about his life in boxing, he also gets the perspective of his coach Grant Smith. And while there, Steve grabs a word with Dalton Smith and Junaid Boston before they fight on July 1st.
6/5/202346 minutes, 38 seconds
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Unpicking The Weekend

Barry Jones joins Steve to look back at a busy weekend of action. They review the fights from Belfast, Bournemouth and Manchester and discover their pre-fight predictions were all wrong. They also discuss the super-fight between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford set for July and whether there is any substance to Tyson Fury’s claims he sent a contract to Anthony Joshua for a fight in September.
5/29/202358 minutes, 26 seconds
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An extraordinary weekend of world title fights

Steve takes the pod to Manchester ahead of Lara-Wood 2. He speaks to both boxers and promoter Eddie Hearn. We are also in Bournemouth to chat to Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith, and in Belfast with Michael Conlan.
5/25/202338 minutes, 37 seconds
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Three fights, three towns, three world titles.

Carl Frampton joins Steve to look ahead to an unprecedented weekend of world championship boxing in the UK. They discuss Lara v Wood in Manchester, Conlan v Lopez in Belfast and Okolie v Billam-Smith in Bournemouth. And Carl chats about his recent BBC documentary about the prevalence of suicide and mental illness among young men in Northern Ireland.
5/22/202337 minutes, 59 seconds
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Taylor v Cameron: The debrief

Mikaela Mayer joins Steve to pick through the bones of a memorable night in Dublin. They chat to both boxers and to promoter Eddie Hearn. And legendary combat sports journalist Ariel Helwani pops over for a chat to share his views on the fight.
5/21/202333 minutes, 33 seconds
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Taylor v Cameron: The weigh-in

Former unified world champion Mikaela Mayer joins Steve at weigh-in in Dublin. They discuss how they think the fight will play out and what we can expect on Saturday night. They also joined by a host of guests including Eddie Hearn, Frank Smith, Skye Nicholson and David Diamante.
5/19/202337 minutes, 34 seconds
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Taylor v Cameron: The press conference

Steve takes the pod to the press conference ahead of the fight this weekend. He is joined by promoter Eddie Hearn who gives us his take on proceedings so far. He also speaks to the two fighters on the co-main event - Terri Harper and Cecilia Braekus. And local boy Gary Cully is on the pod to talk about what the night means to Irish boxing.
5/19/202335 minutes, 44 seconds
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Taylor v Cameron: Meet the fighters

Carl Frampton joins Steve at the weigh-in to look ahead to the mega-fight in Dublin this weekend. They are joined by the two fighters who were both very relaxed despite the size of the task on Saturday night. Carl and Katie reminisce about the days when they used to spar together, and Steve accidentally disrespects Chantelle!
5/17/202338 minutes, 24 seconds
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Taylor v Cameron: Fight week begins

Stacey Copeland joins Steve to look ahead to an unprecedented two months of world championship boxing involving British women. And it all begins with the huge fight in Dublin this weekend as Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron battle for all the belts in the super-lightweight division. Former world champion Savannah Marshall is also on the pod to chat about her fight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn in July. And they also discuss the upcoming fights involving Terri Harper, Ellie Scotney, Natasha Jonas, Nina Hughes and Shannon Courtney.
5/15/202345 minutes, 51 seconds
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Canelo v Ryder: The debrief

John Ryder and his trainer Tony Sims join Steve over breakfast to look back at a special evening in Guadalajara. Promoter Eddie Hearn is also on the pod to reflect on the week in Mexico. We also hear from Canelo himself and Steve chats to British boxers Dalton Smith and Junaid Bostan, who were also in the stadium.
5/7/202343 minutes, 43 seconds
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Canelo v Ryder: The weigh-in

Steve takes the pod to the weigh-in ahead of Saturday’s huge fight. He speaks to both Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and John Ryder shortly after they came off the scales. And we hear from Matchroom CEO Frank Smith and the former WBC light middleweight champion Sergio Mora.
5/6/202333 minutes, 29 seconds
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Canelo v Ryder: Conor Benn opens up

Steve is joined by boxing analyst Claudia Trejos as the build up continues to Saturday night. She shares her unique insight into the Mexican superstar and tells us why John Ryder has won the hearts of the Mexican public. Conor Benn is also on the show and he tells us how training has gone with Ryder and also opens up about his difficult eight months out since testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.
5/4/202354 minutes, 14 seconds
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Canelo v Ryder - The press conference

Steve’s in Guadalajara ahead of the big fight this weekend and takes the pod to the press conference. We hear from all involved including John Ryder, Canelo, Tony Sims, Eddie Hearn, Mauricio Sulaiman and the MC for the night David Diamante.
5/4/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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Josh Taylor and Liam Smith

Steve heads to the Rotunda gym in Liverpool to catch up with Josh Taylor and Liam Smith. Taylor faces Teofimo Lopez at Madison Square Garden on June 10th while Smith has his rematch with Chris Eubank Jr a week later in Manchester. Plus we hear from Eubank Jr, promoter Ben Shalom and Savannah Marshall who fights Franchon Crews-Dezurn for the undisputed super-middleweight title.
5/1/202346 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cordina, Cardiff and a Vegas super-fight

Barry Jones and Steve look back at an epic night in Cardiff that saw Joe Cordina regain his IBF super-featherweight title. They hear from Joe, as well as his trainer Tony Sims and promoter Eddie Hearn. Plus, they discuss the big fight in Vegas that saw Gervonta Davis stop Ryan Garcia in the seventh round.
4/24/202348 minutes, 44 seconds
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"I need my title back” - Joe Cordina

Barry Jones and Steve spend the afternoon at Joe Cordina’s gym in Essex ahead of his big fight this weekend. They chat to him about the injury that led to him being stripped of his IBF super-featherweight title last year and how the whole situation left him pondering his future. Back fit again, and fighting this weekend against Shavkat Rakhimov for his old belt in his hometown of Cardiff, he explains why he feels he will have the better of his opponent. Plus, his trainer Tony Sims is also on the pod and he and Steve take a trip down memory lane.
4/20/202344 minutes, 47 seconds
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Joyce suffers first career loss

Carl Frampton joins Steve to look back at Joe Joyce's first loss as a professional. The referee stopped his fight against Zhilei Zhang in the 6th round at the Copper Box when Joyce’s right eye closed shut. We hear from Joyce, discuss where it went wrong and ask where he goes from here. Plus, Steve took the pod to York Hall on Friday night to watch Tysie Gallagher beat Lisa Whiteside to become the new Commonwealth Super Bantamweight Champion. He hears from both boxers.
4/17/202334 minutes, 4 seconds
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Joyce, Mayer and a domestic showdown

Steve sits down with WBO interim heavyweight champion Joe Joyce ahead of his big fight this weekend. They discuss his current frustrations with the heavyweight division and why it’s proving so difficult to make fights between the top contenders. Steve also chats to the former unified super featherweight world champion Mikaela Mayer as she begins the process of regaining her world titles with a bout against Christina Linardatou at the Copper Box on Saturday. And Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith are also on the pod after it was announced last week that they will fight in Bournemouth at the end of May.
4/10/202342 minutes, 6 seconds
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Joshua v Franklin: The Debrief

Barry Jones joins Steve backstage at the O2 to look back at Anthony Joshua’s points win over Jermaine Franklin. They hear from Joshua himself, as well as his trainer Derrick James and promoter Eddie Hearn. And Dillian Whyte joins the pod to tell give his assessment of AJ’s performance.
4/2/202335 minutes, 46 seconds
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Joshua v Franklin: The Preview

George Groves joins Steve and Darren Fletcher to preview Saturday’s big fight. They hear from Anthony Joshua, Jermaine Franklin, and promoter Eddie Hearn. Plus there are appearances from Franklin’s promoter Dmitry Salita, former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew and current heavyweight Derek Chisora.
3/31/202357 minutes, 52 seconds
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Joshua v Franklin: In conversation with Eddie Hearn

As fight night edges closer, Steve sits down with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn. While eating prawn tempura, they chat AJ, Franklin and the latest regarding Conor Benn’s future.
3/30/202329 minutes, 48 seconds
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Joshua v Franklin: Who is Franklin?

Steve takes the pod to the press conference ahead of the big fight this weekend to learn more about AJ’s opponent. He speaks to Franklin himself, as well as his promoter Dmitri Salita and his trainer Jesse Addison. And Matchroom CEO Frank Smith tells Steve what’s involved in making a fight like this.
3/29/202327 minutes, 28 seconds
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Joshua v Franklin: Analysing AJ’s last fight

Richie Woodhall joins Steve to watch back Anthony Joshua's last fight when he lost on points to Oleksandr Usyk. They discuss what he did well, what he didn’t do so well and what learnings he can take into this weekend’s fight against Jermaine Franklin.
3/28/202341 minutes, 8 seconds
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Joshua v Franklin: The week starts here

Frazer Clarke and Richie Woodhall join Steve as the build-up to Anthony Joshua's return to the ring this weekend begins. With both having spent years in the gym with him, they share their unique insight into the two-time former unified world heavyweight champion. We also hear from his promoter Eddie Hearn who’s been out to Dallas to his training camp. And we speak to Lawrence Okolie who defended his WBO cruiserweight belt in Manchester on Saturday night.
3/27/202357 minutes, 48 seconds
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Lawrence, Lyndon and a lot of fighting

Steve is joined by Joe Gallagher and Anthony Crolla to look ahead to a big weekend of boxing. We hear from Lawrence Okolie as he defends his WBO Cruiserweight title against David Light on Saturday. And Lyndon Arthur, who fights on Friday shares his remarkable story into professional boxing with the help of his trainer Pat Barrett. Plus, Boxxer CEO Ben Shalom joins the pod to chat about his show this weekend in Manchester.
3/23/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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Fury v Usyk is off

Joe Gallagher and Anthony Crolla join Steve to dissect the news that the proposed fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is off. Fury’s promoter Frank Warren is on the show to explain why talks broke down. And ahead of his fight on April 1st, Anthony Joshua sits down with Steve to share his thoughts as he returns to the ring.
3/23/202357 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Queen of Irish boxing is back!

Steve’s in Dublin this week to speak to Katie Taylor ahead of her fight with undisputed Super-Lightweight World Champion Chantelle Cameron. Taylor fights in the Irish capital for the first time in her professional career and hopes to become a two-weight undisputed World Champion. We also hear from Cameron and her trainer Jamie Moore, as well as promoter Eddie Hearn.
3/20/202335 minutes, 10 seconds
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Is Fury v Usyk about to be made?

Barry Jones joins Steve to pick through a busy week of announcements and pending announcements in the boxing world. They discuss the latest developments as the Fury-Usyk fight looks close to being made for April 29th. After an injury forced Amanda Serrano to pull out of her rematch with Katie Taylor, they explain why Chantelle Cameron stepping in is a tougher fight for Katie. And Eddie Hearn joins the pod to discuss the latest regarding Conor Benn and when we can expect him next in the ring.
3/13/202349 minutes, 7 seconds
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Haringey Box Cup special

Steve is back on the road this week as he spends the day at the Haringey Box Cup - Europe's largest amateur boxing event. Joined at Alexandra Palace by Olympian and former Box Cup champion Cheavon Clarke, they speak to many of the fighters, trainers and organisers to get a feel for what the event is all about.
6/20/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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Wood v Conlan: Who wins?

Steve takes the pod to Nottingham ahead of the big showdown between Leigh Wood and Michael Conlan on Saturday night. He chats to both boxers, as well as promoter Eddie Hearn.
3/10/202226 minutes, 53 seconds
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Khan vs Brook: Finally Fighting

Amir Khan and Kell Brook, two names that have been put together for years. The former boxing world champions have taken on some of the biggest names in the sport but as yet, have managed to avoid each other. Finally brought together by new boxing promoter, Ben Shalom, they’ve agreed to fight at a catchweight of 149lbs, just above the welterweight limit. Eleanor Roper has been spending time in Bolton and Sheffield, going behind-the-scenes in both camps, ahead of the much anticipated Manchester bout. She hears from both fighters about the highs and lows of their careers and the two-decade long rivalry that will finally be settled on Saturday 19 February.
2/14/202227 minutes, 18 seconds
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Greatest Fights - The Thrilla in Manila (Ali v Frazier 3) with Gene Kilroy

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought to a standstill in their final contest back in 1975, in what has become along with 'The Rumble in the Jungle' one of the defining fights in the history of 'The Greatest'. One of the last surviving members of Ali's inner circle, his business manager and confidante Gene Kilroy, joins Mike Costello and Steve Bunce to remember the build up, the night, and the legacy left by Ali.
7/9/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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Greatest Fights: Corrales v Castillo with Joe Goossen

Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo produced a contest for the ages back in 2005, featuring one of the most dramatic comebacks ever seen. Joe Goossen was in Corrales' corner that night, and joins Mike and Steve to remember their game plan for the fight, the subtle tricks trainers and fighters can pull to gain an advantage, and the tragedy of Corrales' death two years later.
7/2/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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Greatest Fights: Benn v Eubank with Richie Woodhall

The night that "changed British boxing", according to Steve Bunce: Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank's torrid 9 rounds at the NEC in Birmingham in 1990. Former world super middleweight champion Richie Woodhall joins the podcast to remember the night, which heralded a boom period for boxing on terrestrial TV in the UK.
6/25/202054 minutes, 17 seconds
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The man who shot Muhammad Ali

Legendary photographer Neil Leifer, who captured some of the most iconic images of Muhammad Ali in a career spanning half a century, joins Mike and Steve to tell the story behind some of his most famous work. Also, reaction to the confirmation of the date of boxing's return in the UK.
6/22/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Greatest Fights - Hagler v Hearns with Andy Lee

Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Tommy ‘The Hitman’ Hearns met in April 1985 for two and a half of the most explosive rounds in boxing history. Former world middleweight champion Andy Lee, who later trained in the famous Kronk gym with Hearns’ trainer Emmanuel Steward, watches along with Mike and Steve and remembers the legacy this fight left in Detroit.
6/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Greatest Fights - Gatti v Ward I with Paulie Malignaggi

Reliving the ten round classic between Arturo 'Thunder' Gatti and 'Irish' Micky Ward, in the company of former two weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi. Ward later became the subject of 2010 film 'The Fighter', and was played by Mark Wahlberg.
6/11/202048 minutes, 15 seconds
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Greatest Fights - Evander Holyfield on Tyson v Holyfield 1

Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield revisits the night he dismantled Mike Tyson in 11 rounds, as well as the infamous 'ear bite' in their second fight.
6/4/20201 hour, 39 seconds
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Greatest Fights - Carl Froch on Hamed v Barrera

Former world super middleweight champion Carl Froch joins Mike and Steve to revisit the night in Las Vegas that came to define the career of Prince Naseem Hamed - a comprehensive defeat to the Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera. 19-year-old Froch was in the stands as a paying fan. Was Naz overhyped or did outside factors contribute to defeat in his most significant fight?
5/28/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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Greatest Fights - Ricky Hatton on Hatton v Tszyu

Reliving the night in 2005 when Ricky Hatton beat Kostya Tszyu to win his first world title, in front of a packed M.E.N. Arena. Hatton reflects on his greatest night in the ring, how his career developed afterwards and why he has struggled with depression in retirement.
5/21/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 44 seconds
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Boxing in Eddie Hearn's back garden; and Adam Booth on training and getting destroyed by Don King

After Eddie Hearn revealed he's planning to put on fights in his back garden, are we a step closer to the return of professional boxing? Mike and Steve debate the logistical issues with trainer Adam Booth, as well as looking at the path Booth took becoming a world title-winning trainer.
5/18/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 48 seconds
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Greatest Fights - Tyson v Spinks with David Haye

Former heavyweight world champion David Haye joins Mike Costello and Steve Bunce to rewatch the night in 1988 when a 21-year-old Mike Tyson was at his most fearsome in the ring, destroying Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. They delve into the circumstances surrounding the fight including Donald Trump's involvement in putting it on, and debate Tyson's legacy among the greatest of all time.
5/14/202058 minutes, 59 seconds
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Greatest Fights - Sugar Ray Leonard on Leonard v Hearns

In the first of a new mini-series, one of the greatest boxers of all time, Sugar Ray Leonard, relives his late stoppage of Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns in 1981. Leonard remembers how Angelo Dundee's corner work was the key to inspiring his late onslaught that ended the fight, and explains how the aftermath of this fight led to a dark period in his life when he abused alcohol and drugs. 'Greatest Fights' will focus on a brilliant or significant bout in boxing history. With a new episode every Thursday, Mike and Steve rewatch the fight with a boxer - either one who was directly involved in the fight or who was heavily influenced by it. Future episodes include Ricky Hatton and David Haye.
5/7/202055 minutes, 41 seconds
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Buatsi on training in lockdown, Olympic what-ifs, and the Yorkshireman who fought Ali

2016 Olympic bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi explains how he's staying in shape during the lockdown, and reveals his thoughts on news that the Tokyo Olympic are going to be delayed until 2021. Then, Mike and Steve discuss an interview from the archive with Richard Dunn, who fought Muhammad Ali in 1976. Mike's fight recommendation of the week: Marquez v Vasquez 2 (2007) Steve's book recommendation of the week: The Devil and Sonny Liston by Nick Tosches Homework: watch Liston v Clay (1964)
3/30/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 31 seconds
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How long until Joshua fights Fury or Wilder?

How long will boxing fans have to wait to see Anthony Joshua against the other two big names in the heavyweight division, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder? Mike and Steve break down the politics and the timings issues that could get in the way. Also, more reaction to Andy Ruiz's excuses for losing to Joshua, a preview of Daniel Dubois upcoming fight and an appreciation of the importance of amateur boxing clubs.
12/16/201952 minutes, 27 seconds
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Joshua beaten: The rumours, the fallout, and what comes next?

As the dust settles on Anthony Joshua's stunning upset defeat to Andy Ruiz jr., Mike and Steve debate the rumours around Joshua being knocked out in sparring, Joshua's father's apparently angry reaction in the ring after the fight, and what changes he needs to make to get back to the top of the sport.
6/4/201930 minutes, 37 seconds
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Joshua stunned in New York

Mike and Steve are ringside in New York's Madison Square Garden where Andy Ruiz Jr. produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing to take Anthony Joshua's IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles from him. Along with David Haye and Carl Frampton they analyse a US debut to forget for AJ, heap praise on underdog Ruiz, and ask what this result means for future fights in the division. Then, the boys take a trip to the diner after interviewing both Ruiz Jr. and Joshua in the changing rooms.
6/2/201957 minutes, 52 seconds
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Joshua v Ruiz: Final fight breakdown

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz jr weigh in ahead of the heavyweight world title fight at Madison Square Garden. Mike and Steve analyse how they looked on the scales, and break down how they see the fight going. Paulie Malignaggi also pops by to give his prediction.
5/31/201916 minutes, 42 seconds
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Joshua vs Ruiz: AJ wants Fury next

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. faced the media for the final time before their world heavyweight title fight this weekend at Madison Square Garden. Joshua says he is turning his attention to a fight with Tyson Fury, after Deontay Wilder announced his next fight would be a rematch against Luis Ortiz. Also, Mike and Steve talk to several of the undercard fighters including Katie Taylor and Callum Smith ahead of their world title fights, and Carl Frampton pops up to talk about sparring with Taylor, his training partner Tommy Coyle and where he goes next in his own career.
5/30/201952 minutes, 40 seconds
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Joshua vs Ruiz: Wilder's spanner in the works

Deontay Wilder hijacked the fight week news cycle overnight in New York by announcing his next bout would not be against Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury, instead opting for a rematch with Luis Ortiz. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn reacts to the news and explains his frustration at being unable to even get a meeting with Wilder's representatives. Mike and Steve then speak to legendary Muhammad Ali biographer Thomas Hauser, who paints a worrying picture about the state of the heavyweight division and in boxing in general the longer we have to wait for a superfight.
5/29/201937 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wilder produces an all-time knockout

Deontay Wilder once again proved his punching power by knocking out Dominic Breazeale in their WBC heavweight title contest. Mike and Steve ask where it ranks in the annals of great heavyweight knockouts and debate whether this changes their opinion of who would win between Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. They also address Wilder's controversial comments made before that fight about killing an opponent in the ring. Later, Josh Taylor joins the podcast after becoming a world champion at the weekend by beating Ivan Baranchyk in the World Boxing Super Series semi finals, plus reaction to 'The Monster' Naoya Inoue adding another knockout to his record and Billy Joe Saunders becoming a two weight world champion in Stevenage.
5/20/201953 minutes, 8 seconds
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BONUS POD: Groves on retirement, Froch and taking control

Former super middleweight world champion George Groves reflects on the end of his career, his two massive fights against Carl Froch, and how he tried to take control of his career.
5/14/201928 minutes, 25 seconds
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Billy Joe's back, Deontay's underrated and Josh Taylor: world champion?

Former super middleweight champion George Groves joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming fights this weekend, including Billy Joe Saunders v Shefat Isufi for the WBO super middleweight world title, Deontay Wilder's return to the ring against former Anthony Joshua opponent Dominic Breazeale, and his former training mate Josh Taylor's bid for a world title in the semi final of the World Boxing Super Series against Ivan Baranchyk in Glasgow.
5/13/201943 minutes, 50 seconds
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Who is boxing's Tiger?

As Mike and Steve arrive in a chilly New York ahead of Terence Crawford v Amir Khan for the WBO weltweight title, is there anyone currently in the sport of boxing that can inspire the same universal excitement as Tiger Woods in his Masters victory? Also, an early look at why Crawford v Khan might not be the mismatch expected by some bookmakers, and a review of Anthony Crolla's lopsided four round defeat by Vasyl Lomachenko at the weekend.
4/16/201937 minutes, 8 seconds
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AJ & Josh Warrington look to America

With confirmation that Anthony Joshua will fight Jarrell Miller in the States not far away, Eddie Hearn joins the podcast to talk about a frustrating period for the WBA, IBF and WBO champion since beating Alexander Povetkin last September. Mike and Steve discuss the difference in how Joshua has conducted his career in comparison with Great Britain's previous Olympic super heavyweight gold medallist Audley Harrison. Then, Josh Warrington calls in to talk about his upcoming fight with Kid Galahad, the change in his status since beating Carl Frampton, and his hopes for the rest of the year.
2/11/201950 minutes, 31 seconds