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My name's Andy Clarke and I'm a boxing commentator and pundit, mainly for Sky Sports. This page is the home of a boxing podcast me and 3-time world title challenger and Sky colleague Matt Macklin are doing called Macklin's Take. Topical debate, big name guests and boxing insiders, we'll bring you all of it. Hope you enjoy it,

Macklin's Take - Boxing Podcast Andrew Clarke

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My name's Andy Clarke and I'm a boxing commentator and pundit, mainly for Sky Sports. This page is the home of a boxing podcast me and 3-time world title challenger and Sky colleague Matt Macklin are doing called Macklin's Take. Topical debate, big name guests and boxing insiders, we'll bring you all of it. Hope you enjoy it,

    Macklin's Take #155 with Lewis Van Poetsch and Rich Farnan

    Macklin's Take #155 with Lewis Van Poetsch and Rich Farnan

    Lewis Van Poetsch, better known as Poochi, is one British boxing's finest away corner warriors, and along with his manager and trusted cornerman Rich Farnan, travels the land taking on all comers.

    It's a crucial role, one that's unique to boxing really, and one that's maybe changing a bit too.

    There have been a number of away corner wins recently and Poochi has notched a few himself, so me and Matt thought it was about time we had a proper chat about life on the road with two of the sport's most seasoned campaigners.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Macklin's Take #154 - Big Fight Deep Dive with Steve Lillis - Mike Tyson vs Danny Williams

    Macklin's Take #154 - Big Fight Deep Dive with Steve Lillis - Mike Tyson vs Danny Williams

    This week we embark on another Big Fight Deep Dive.

    Our leader on this expedition is top boxing journalist Steve Lillis who takes back almost 20 years to Louisville, Kentucky and Mike Tyson vs Danny Williams.

    It was a hell of a week and a hell of a result, with stories to match!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Introducing the George Groves Boxing Club

    Introducing the George Groves Boxing Club

    Our pals George Groves and Dec Taylor have created their own boxing club, 'The George Groves Boxing Club' and it's well worth your time and attention. They've given us a taster to share with you and here it is.

    Search 'The George Groves Boxing Club' in any podcast platform and you will find it there. 

    Macklin's Take will return next week! 

    • 35 min
    Macklin's Take #153 - The Big Fight Deep Dive - Eubank vs Collins with Ian Darke

    Macklin's Take #153 - The Big Fight Deep Dive - Eubank vs Collins with Ian Darke

    By popular request this week sees the return of the Big Fight Deep Dive, where we take an in-depth look at a key clash from years gone by in the company of somebody who was there.

    A fight that's been on the list for a long time is Chris Eubank vs Steve Collins from March 18th 1995.

    Eubank was the long-reigning WBO Super Middleweight champion and maybe the biggest name in British boxing at the time whilst Collins was WBO champ at the weight below and moving up to 168lbs for the first time.

    It  was a tale of the unexpected from the very beginning with the fight ending up in the tiny town of Millstreet in County Cork and with all manner of things happening in the build-up. Ringside calling the action for Sky Sports was legendary commentator Ian Darke and it was our pleasure to welcome D****y on board to look back at what was a memorable night.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Macklin's Take #152 - The Conor Benn saga - How did we get here?

    Macklin's Take #152 - The Conor Benn saga - How did we get here?

    In this special extra episode me and Matt discuss the ongoing Conor Benn saga.

    We first discussed it when the news very first broke but have deliberately kept our powder dry since because no new information had come to light and we're not in the business of indulging in pointless speculation.

    But last week saw some revelations so we decided it was time to address what has become one of the British sport's burning issues.

    We know all the parties involved, Conor Benn, Eddie Hearn and Board of Control Secretary Robert Smith have all been on Macklin's Take, but we have no personal allegiances in the matter. We tried our best to look at it from the perspective of those parties and try and work out exactly how the whole situation was allowed to become the PR disaster that it undoubtedly has become. And to identify the lessons that can and must be learnt from it all because one thing we can all agree on I think is that there have truly been no winners in this, none at all.




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    • 47 min
    Macklin's Take #151 with Mark Taffet

    Macklin's Take #151 with Mark Taffet

    We love a boxing insider on Macklin's Take :)

    And this week me and Matt sit down with a man who was right on the inside of boxing's premier broadcasting flagship for over 25 years.

    Mark Taffet was head of HBO Pay Per View and with the company from 1983, all the way through to 2015.

    He was fundamental in putting together some of the biggest fights the world has seen and a key player in HBO fight cards and broadcasts becoming the gold standard that their competition strived to match.

    We chatted about the challenges of the job, the glory nights  and of course got his take on the modern boxing landscape and the shelf life of the current PPV model.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
529 Ratings

529 Ratings

Diggedy D ,

It’s alright I’ll put it down me shorts

If you only listen to one boxing pod this year, it is episode 1 of the two parter with Ambrose Mendy, the stuff legends are made of

Reuben3481anazingwow223 ,

Brilliant podcast great insight &humour

If you want some great insight and knowledge coupled with a real laugh then this is the podcast for you .Listened since the start and really glad you’re back ,Knew you’d be one of the first with the Clarissa shields v Marshall review 😁👍.

Cmw75 ,

Brilliant Return

Great to seen (and hear) the return of Macklin’s Take. Andy and Matt really do make the ideal pairing as they discuss the world of boxing.

Engaging, funny and knowledgeable the lads deliver in every episode.

The recent show with Colonel Bob was amazing. Keep it up lads. One of the top 5 boxing podcasts out there.

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