15 episodes

Two men who’ve spent a lifetime in the boxing game - Mike Costello and Steve Bunce - discuss the latest news and big fight nights, with special guests. New episodes every Monday.

5 Live Boxing with Costello & Bunce BBC

    • Sports

Two men who’ve spent a lifetime in the boxing game - Mike Costello and Steve Bunce - discuss the latest news and big fight nights, with special guests. New episodes every Monday.

    Tyson v Douglas: the biggest upset ever? Plus Caroline Dubois & Brook returns

    Tyson v Douglas: the biggest upset ever? Plus Caroline Dubois & Brook returns

    Remembering Buster Douglas's stunning victory over Mike Tyson, which happened thirty years ago this week. Douglas explains how the highest point of his career turned into a nightmare, and Mike and Steve look at the role Donald Trump had to play in the potential rematch. Also, 19-year-old Caroline Dubois talks about her selection for qualifying for the Olympic Games, and reaction to Kell Brook's winning return to the ring.

    • 53 min
    Warren taking “biggest risk” with Dubois v Joyce

    Warren taking “biggest risk” with Dubois v Joyce

    With Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce nearing confirmation, promoter Frank Warren explains why he’s willing to let his young prospect take such a dangerous fight. Mike and Steve look at a congested heavyweight schedule over the next few months, where Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte, as well as Dubois and Joyce, could be in action within weeks of each another. Also, Josh Taylor explains what he’s looking for in a new trainer following his split from Shane McGuigan.

    • 54 min
    AJ to fight “Rumble in the Jungle 2”?

    AJ to fight “Rumble in the Jungle 2”?

    Could Anthony Joshua fight in the same stadium in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974? Eddie Hearn opens up on the exotic offers to stage a major fight in the next few years, and explains why Joshua’s next fight will likely be in the UK. Also, a reflection on the shocking news of American basketball star (and big boxing fan) Kobe Bryant’s death, and with less than a month to go until Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder’s rematch, what will trainer Sugarhill Steward bring to Tyson Fury’s skill set?

    • 56 min
    Kal Yafai, the best little 'uns & Conor McGregor back in boxing?

    Kal Yafai, the best little 'uns & Conor McGregor back in boxing?

    Britain's longest reigning current world champion Kal Yafai joins the podcast after his fight against former pound-for-pound king Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez was announced, for Yafai's WBA world super flyweight world title. Mike and Steve discuss about the best lighter weight fighters, discuss Conor McGregor's insistence that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather and win a boxing world title, and look at Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's press conference last week ahead of their rematch.

    • 53 min
    How long until Joshua fights Fury or Wilder?

    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.

    • 52 min
    Joshua beaten: The rumours, the fallout, and what comes next?

    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.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

TSoerensen ,

Fun, interesting and the rest..

Always fun and interesting to listen to Mike and Steve talking about their passion. Great to also now and again hear from some of the athletes, current or from the past.
I would love to have a series of the podcast with a historical perspective, how boxing became what it is today from the earliest fighters in the men’s clubs, or wherever it started...??

Great show!!
Thomas

Top Podcasts In Sports

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by BBC