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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.

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    • 4.8 • 2.7K Ratings

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.

    Canelo v Saunders gets "personal"

    Canelo v Saunders gets "personal"

    Ahead of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders' big fight in Texas on Saturday night, the Mexican superstar joins the podcast to explain what motivates him and how why this fight has become "personal". Mike and Steve break down the fight and give their predictions.

    Full live commentary of Canelo v Saunders from 4am on BBC Radio 5 live in the early hours of Sunday 9th May.

    • 44 min
    A great British world title win; Taylor-Jonas & Chisora-Parker reaction; plus Roy Jones Jr's boxing philosophy

    A great British world title win; Taylor-Jonas & Chisora-Parker reaction; plus Roy Jones Jr's boxing philosophy

    Sunny Edwards joins the podcast again after upsetting long-reigning champion Moruti Mthlane to win the IBF flyweight title. Mike and Steve discuss the stacked bill in Manchester including Joseph Parker beating Derek Chisora, the brilliant contest between Katie Taylor and Natasha Jonas and a brave performance in defeat from Craig Richards. Then, Mike sits down with all-time great Roy Jones Jr to discuss his attitude towards fighting and training.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Taylor v Jonas III, Chisora’s pandemic & Eubank jr’s return

    Taylor v Jonas III, Chisora’s pandemic & Eubank jr’s return

    Katie Taylor and Natasha Jonas join the podcast ahead of their long-awaited rematch from the London 2012 Olympics. They discuss the growth of women’s boxing, while Mike and Steve debate whether the fight should headline the card. Derek Chisora explains how he spent his pandemic, and Chris Eubank jr’s ambition to fight Gennady Golovkin.

    • 44 min
    Cash proves his "grade", Adeleye controversy, Sunny's day, and Fury training "like a demon"

    Cash proves his "grade", Adeleye controversy, Sunny's day, and Fury training "like a demon"

    Sunny Edwards joins the podcast ahead of his IBF world flyweight title challenge against South African veteran Moruti Mthalane, to explain how he's planning to frustrate the heavy-handed champion and join his brother Charlie in winning a professional world title. Mike and Steve discuss the weekend's action including an impressive performance from Felix Cash in beating Denzel Bentley, and another scoring controversy, this time involving heavyweight prospect David Adeleye. Then, Andy Lee joins the podcast to discuss his new training relationship with Joseph Parker ahead of his fight with Dereck Chisora this weekend, and his time with Tyson Fury as he prepares to fight Anthony Joshua.

    Full live commentary of Parker v Chisora and Taylor v Jonas from 9pm on Saturday night on BBC Radio 5 live.

    • 58 min
    Williams brave but limited; Jake Paul v Tommy Fury; and a new boxing superpower?

    Williams brave but limited; Jake Paul v Tommy Fury; and a new boxing superpower?

    After Liam Williams was beaten on points by Demetrius Andrade in Miami, where does the result leave both men’s careers and the middleweight scene? Mike and Steve also discuss the appeal of social media platform Triller and Youtuber Jake Paul’s boxing events, and speak to Kalle Sauerland about his promotional link up with worldwide talent agency Wasserman.

    • 55 min
    Who's "tough"? Andrade v Williams preview

    Who's "tough"? Andrade v Williams preview

    Demetrius Andrade and Liam Williams join the podcast ahead of their WBO middleweight title showdown this weekend (Saturday 17th April) in Miami. Andrade questions Steve's definition of 'toughness'. Full commentary from 11pm on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

DCExe ,

Excellent

This is an essential podcast for all boxing fans. Whether you are new to the sport or an expert it doesn’t matter. This is an all inclusive, enjoyable and entertaining show.

deco1985!! ,

Great Podcast

Love listening to Buncey, the man is a gem!
In you’re opinions who is the most avoided fighter of recent times? I personally think Rigondeaux was avoided like the plague, both Frampton and Quigg avoided him over here, Santa Cruz and Gary Russell in the states. He had to go up to 130 to fight Lomachenko and now he’s back down winning Bantamweight titles!

Truth81 ,

Buncey has gone mad.

Have to take 3 stars off after the last pod. I am not sure if Buncey (a) had too much sugar (b) has changed medications or (c) bumped and hit his head.

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