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 4: #49 Lisa McClellan
Since that tragic night in February 1995 when Gerald McClellan lost to Nigel Benn in one of the most brutal fights of all time, Lisa McClellan has been the primary carer for her brother, Gerald.
Here, Lisa talks about her new organisation, Ring of Brotherhood, and how it can help fighters by shining a light on what they go through after hearing the final bell toll on their careers.
Lisa also discusses Gerald's recovery, their life now and her memories from that sad night nearly three decades ago.
Season 4: #48 Kermit Cintron
Former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron fought the likes of Canelo, Paul Williams, Sergio Martinez and Antonio Margarito (twice), and he almost added to that, being one fight away from contests against Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and countryman Miguel Cotto.
Cintron's mother died of cancer when he was just 10, and his father died of a heart attack three years later. He managed to lose himself in combat sports; first wrestling, then boxing.
The outspoken Cintron had a hard career. He sparred Arturo Gatti, Bernard Hopkins and many more, was a Kronk stalwart alongside Andy Lee and Johnathon Banks under Emanuel Steward but he's thriving in retirement, studying to be a radiographer, spending time with his family and playing golf.
Season 4: #47 Steve Lillis
One of the best red top journalists of a generation, Steve Lillis has been in boxing for more than 30 years.
He's covered the big nights in Vegas, worked with small hall promoters, been at the cutting edge of old-school breaking news journalism and worked in television for BoxNation.
Lillis has enjoyed an incredible career, being close to the likes of Warren and Maloney, covering fights in the US featuring the likes of Larry Holmes and Manny Pacquiao and charting the rise of Ricky Hatton from the earliest of days, he's seen and done it all while not forgetting who the real stars are of the sport, the people we interview.
He's also had his own battles away from the ring, which he discusses here.
Season 4: #46 Chris Algieri
Former WBO world junior-welterweight champ Chris Algieri has fought the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Russian Provodnikov, Amir Khan, Errol Spence, Conor Benn and Tommy Coyle.
But the popular Long Islander was also a former world kickboxing champion, is a qualified nutritionist, has worked heavily in broadcasting, is the co-host on the Inside Boxing podcast and he's sparred a who's who of modern greats.
Here, he tells his unique story, his unexpected rise, his frustrations, his glory and his future.
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Season 4: #45 James Cook
Former European super-middleweight champion and two-time British champion James Cook is one of the most-respected figures in British boxing.
He was the first man to defeat the excellent Michael Watson, lost to Herol Graham, wanted to fight Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn and he had one tough assignment after another on the road, almost always in the away corner.
He worked with Mickey Duff, Harry Holland, Frank Warren and others, talks about moving to the UK from Jamaica, racism in England and, in his decorated role as a youth worker, crime and poverty in London and in the UK.
Cook is the conscience of British boxing and universally loved, known as The Guardian of the Streets.
Season 4: #44 Andy Flute
Andy Flute was a former British title contender who boxed the likes of Neville Brown, Sven Ottke, Robin Reid, Glenn Catley, David Starie and Markus Beyer.
As a sparring partner, he worked with Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Joe Calzaghe and many others, but he faced his biggest battle outside of the ring, with addiction and alcoholism.
Here, Andy reflects upon the person he was and the person he has become.
Superb podcast ….
Listening to the interview with Shane McGuigan and while valuing his candour, it made me pretty uneasy if not angry to get more details about the Haye v Bellew fights! So Haye’s achilles went two weeks before the fight. Therefore it’s not surprising it went in the actual fight! Shane in his corner then kept him in there for 5 more rounds to secure the rematch! Meanwhile Bellew strangely just hid behind his jab against a fighter on one leg! Feels like the fight fans were made mugs of!
As close as you’ll get
Probably the best boxing podcast out there in terms of its depth and insight into the sweet science, and some of the most gripping interviews and stories you’ll hear. Tris’s Patreon is also a rewarding resource if you can afford to fork out, with lots of you content taking you even deeper.
Groves so good
Love these Tris, the George groves one was incredible. Pls try and get Naz!