151 episodes

Revealing, in-depth interviews from around the boxing world by Tris Dixon, the former editor of Boxing News and the BT Sport No Filter Boxing presenter.

Boxing Life Stories Tris Dixon

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    • 4.9 • 1.4K Ratings

Revealing, in-depth interviews from around the boxing world by Tris Dixon, the former editor of Boxing News and the BT Sport No Filter Boxing presenter.

    Season 3: #40 Ryan Rhodes

    Season 3: #40 Ryan Rhodes

    Sheffield star Ryan Rhodes talks about his time at the top, from a talented and confident amateur under Brendan Ingle and who raced to the Lonsdale Belt in record time as a young pro.

    He fought Otis Grant in an early attempt for a world title and here he discusses his relationships with stablemates including Naseem Hamed, Johnny Nelson, Herol Graham and Junior Witter while talking about the fights that made his career, against the likes of Gary Lockett, Jamie Moore and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

    Now a trainer, who's involved in an exciting new video game project, Rhodes discusses the journey from 'Spice Boy' to 'Old Spice' with colour and humour.

    Boxing Life Stories is now on Patreon.

    You can get access to research, unseen photographs from Boxing Life Stories, go behind the scenes of the podcast with Tris Dixon and even get some episodes early.

    You can help support us through another 100 episodes and help us to grow by visiting www.patreon.com/trisdixon

    Boxing Life Stories is bought to you by HANSON LEE who were voted “The UK's Best Specialist Insurance-Sector Recruitment Firm for 2020” in the Corporate Excellence Awards. ‘Not only do we find the best people, we’ll help you retain them.' Discover more at HansonLee.com’

    AND

    DELCO SAFETY COMPLIANCE, who are a leading provider of professional fire, asbestos, and safety services to businesses nationwide. They offer one expert point of contact for all of your fire, health and safety compliance needs. Find out more at www.delcosafety.co.uk

    Follow Tris on twitter @trisdixon and instagram @trisdixon @boxing_life_stories

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Season 3: #39 Dennis Hobson

    Season 3: #39 Dennis Hobson

    Promoter and manager Dennis Hobson has worked at all levels of the sport, from his time at the top with Clinton Woods – who would meet the likes of Roy Jones, Glen Johnson and Antonio Tarver – to his successful spell with Ricky Hatton.

     

    He’s also been involved at the small hall level and has recently launched FightZone, an app for that perhaps should be but are not on TV. 

     

    He’s seen the sport from many angles and here discusses some of the negotiating, posturing, triumphs and failures while showing off his best Frank Sinatra impression in a must-listen episode.

    Boxing Life Stories is now on PATREON.

    You can get access to research, unseen photographs from Boxing Life Stories, go behind the scenes of the podcast with Tris Dixon and even get some episodes early.

    You can help support us through another 100 episodes and help us to grow by visiting www.patreon.com/trisdixon

    Boxing Life Stories is bought to you by HANSON LEE RESOURCING who were voted “The UK's Best Specialist Insurance-Sector Recruitment Firm for 2020” in the Corporate Excellence Awards. ‘Not only do we find the best people, we’ll help you retain them.' Discover more at HansonLee.com’

    AND

    DELCO SAFETY COMPLIANCE, who are a leading provider of professional fire, asbestos, and safety services to businesses nationwide. They offer one expert point of contact for all of your fire, health and safety compliance needs. Find out more at www.delcosafety.co.uk

    Follow Tris on twitter @trisdixon and instagram @trisdixon @boxing_life_stories

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Season 3: #38 Sunny Edwards

    Season 3: #38 Sunny Edwards

    IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards discusses his rise to the top, including his world title win over South African legend Moruti Mthlane.

    The outspoken Edwards also talks about his controversial social media presence, his mum's health battle, growing up in the shadow of a bigger brother – decorated amateur and world champion Charlie – and his own amateur career as well as his ambitions and hopes for the future.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Season 3: #37 Glyn Rhodes

    Season 3: #37 Glyn Rhodes

    In one of the most moving Boxing Life Stories I've done, Sheffield ex-fighter and now trainer, manager and promoter Glyn Rhodes MBE recalls the highs and lows of his time in the sport.

    Trained by Brendan Ingle, he talks of life as 'Showboat' Rhodes, a frustrating journeyman who should have done more in his career but also his time outside the ropes, with particular attention on the traumatic night his friend and fighter Scott Westgarth lost his life after a fight he won.

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Season 3: #36 Bernard Fernandez

    Season 3: #36 Bernard Fernandez

    Veteran Philadelphia boxing writer Bernard Fernandez is an International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee who has covered the sport for several decades.

    He cut his journalistic teeth back home in New Orleans. The son of a prizefighter, he loved boxing from the start and looked up to the likes of Carmen Basilio rather than basketball or baseball stars and when his career took him to Philly there was only one sport on his mind.

    He would cover fights involving Meldrick Taylor, Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, Arturo Gatti and countless others along the way, while forming a special relationship with another Bernard from Philadelphia, Bernard Hopkins, whose career he covered from start to finish. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Season 3: #35 Curtis Woodhouse

    Season 3: #35 Curtis Woodhouse

    Curtis Woodhouse is a former British light-welterweight champion who won 24 of 31 professional bouts.

    For many, he is known as the former Premiership footballer who played for Sheffield United and Birmingham City – against some of the finest players of his generation.

    But his humble start in boxing is where his story really began which resulted in a roller coaster career and him fulfilling a promise to his dying father of winning the British title in one of the most unlikely championship stories of recent years.

    Boxing Life Stories is now on PATREON.

    You can get access to research, unseen photographs from Boxing Life Stories, go behind the scenes of the podcast with Tris Dixon and even get some episodes early.

    You can help support us through another 100 episodes and help us to grow by visiting www.patreon.com/trisdixon

    Boxing Life Stories is bought to you by HANSON LEE RESOURCING who were voted “The UK's Best Specialist Insurance-Sector Recruitment Firm for 2020” in the Corporate Excellence Awards. ‘Not only do we find the best people, we’ll help you retain them.' Discover more at HansonLee.com’

    AND

    DELCO SAFETY COMPLIANCE, who are a leading provider of professional fire, asbestos, and safety services to businesses nationwide. They offer one expert point of contact for all of your fire, health and safety compliance needs. Find out more at www.delcosafety.co.uk

    Follow Tris on twitter @trisdixon and instagram @trisdixon @boxing_life_stories

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

DCExe ,

Fantastic

Insightful, humorous and poignant interviews with boxers, trainers, medical professionals and more. Tris Dixon treats all of his guests with empathy and compassion. Anyone who wants to learn about the sport of boxing and truly understand it should listen to this fantastic podcast.

A K Nicholson ,

Always insightful

I’ve been listening from the beginning and always enjoy whoever the guest is. From the funny to the heartbreaking, the podcast covers the full gamut. Would highly recommend to any boxing fans and non- boxing fans alike 👏

M. Kav ,

Glyn Rhodes

Always unmissable, but the Glyn Rhodes episode had me captivated. Brilliant!

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