Weekly boxing podcast from the world's oldest boxing magazine, Boxing News.
Frank Warren reveals 2021 battle plans after surviving serious coronavirus scare
HALL OF FAME promoter Frank Warren joins Alex Steedman and Matt Christie as he battles back to health after being hospitalised with coronavirus.Warren reveals the misery and discomfort he endured over Christmas as COVID-19 hit him hard. Not quite his...
Special edition - Muhammad Ali exclusive interview
TO celebrate what would have been the 79th birthday of Muhammad Ali, we bring you a never-before-heard interview with 'The Greatest' from 1972.In March of that year, Ake Sintring - a longtime Ali devotee - tracked his idol down in Tokyo, at 5am, as he...
Chris Eubank Jnr - Roy Jones will help me beat GGG
Chris Eubank Jnr is this week’s big Opening Bell interview following his signing with Team Sauerland. He explains what he’s been doing in America, why he has no plans to come back to the UK anytime soon and plots his route towards a Gennady Golovkin...
Anthony Joshua - I will fight whoever the fans want me to fight
IN the first Boxing News Opening Bell of 2021, the performance of Ryan Garcia while defeating Luke Campbell is under review as the burgeoning crop of new talent at lightweight prepares for a huge year.We hear from Anthony Joshua who details his plans to...
A look back at boxing in 2020 and ahead to 2021
THE last year has been an extraordinary one for the sport of boxing and in this special end-of-year podcast, Matt Christie and Alex Steedman reflect on the highs and lows. From Tyson Fury in Las Vegas to Canelo Alvarez in San Antonio, via numerous...
Big-fight reaction - Who can beat Canelo Alvarez?
FOLLOWING the flawless victory for Canelo Alvarez over Callum Smith in Texas, the following questions are answered:- What makes Canelo Alvarez so effective?- Did Callum Smith make too many mistakes?- Did the build-up hamper Smith's chances?- Should the...
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The Opening Bell is the Boxing News
This podcast is the most professional and unbiased content available on boxing anywhere as the hosts have a deep respect for the sport and great admiration for the fighters that put themselves in harm's way for the sake of our entertainment as boxing fans.
They are always willing to ask the sensible and searching questions of their boxing guests whether those are boxing officials, representatives of the sanctioning bodies, promoters, trainers or the boxers themselves.
They are willing to allow the discussions and debates to happen to enable us as fans to hear the thoughts of those being interviewed - so a great podcast to get into the boxing issues that really matter by the guests that do make boxing news happen.
The hosts always deliver high quality content and make a very good pairing as they have both similiar and sometimes opposing views on the goings on of the boxing world.
I do enjoy this podcast as the hosts Alex and Matt are not the stars of the podcast themselves, the difference here is as professional journalists they understand that boxing is the star and really go out and get a great mix of boxing trade people onto the show for the interviews that really matter.
They have both a passion for the sport of boxing whilst also having a practical scepticism of the business of boxing, that despite being a sport that has a tendency to give itself its own black eyes at times, is a great sport with a great history and these gentlemen also respect the history of the sport by looking back to great or controversial fights that have happenend with the section called "this week in history".
So if you are new to boxing - it is also a good way to learn about and soak up the great fights of the past - as well as keep up to date on the present landscape of boxing.
I always look forward to the next episode with interest as to the guests and great boxing characters that the hosts are able to connect ourselves as fans to.
The podcast is an excellent and very worthy companion to the Boxing News trade magazine.
I highly recommend to subscribe to both the pod and the magazine if you are an old or new boxing fan as you will not be disappointed.
A fantastic listen.
Dare I say better than Costello and Bunce?..
Fantastic. Really informative and not bias like other pods can be. The true boxing fans podcast.