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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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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.

    Kal Yafai, the best little 'uns & Conor McGregor back in boxing?

    Kal Yafai, the best little 'uns & Conor McGregor back in boxing?

    Britain's longest reigning current world champion Kal Yafai joins the podcast after his fight against former pound-for-pound king Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez was announced, for Yafai's WBA world super flyweight world title. Mike and Steve discuss about the best lighter weight fighters, discuss Conor McGregor's insistence that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather and win a boxing world title, and look at Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's press conference last week ahead of their rematch.

    • 53 min
    Kell Brook: the forgotten man of British boxing?

    Kell Brook: the forgotten man of British boxing?

    Former welterweight world champion Kell Brook opens up about his new attitude, attempting to get back to the top of the sport at the age of 33. His trainer Dominic Ingle also joins Mike and Steve to talk about the change in a fighter's approach when they get older, and whether we'll ever see Brook fight Amir Khan. Also, reaction to unified super lightweight world champion Josh Taylor's split from Barry McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions; and are the massive purses on offer from the likes of DAZN and ESPN+ in America sustainable?

    • 55 min
    Fury v Wilder 2 - the biggest heavyweight fight for 20 years?

    Fury v Wilder 2 - the biggest heavyweight fight for 20 years?

    With the rematch confirmed for 22nd February in Las Vegas, how does Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 2 compare to massive heavyweight fights of the past? Mike and Steve also preview 2020 in boxing for the rest of Britain’s world champions, including whether Billy Joe Saunders will get a shot at Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Anthony Joshua’s next steps after winning his world titles back, and could Josh Warrington attract some big-name American talent to the UK.

    • 48 min
    Boxing in the 2010's

    Boxing in the 2010's

    Looking back at the last decade in boxing: the big fights, and how the sport has changed.

    • 49 min
    How long until Joshua fights Fury or Wilder?

    How long until Joshua fights Fury or Wilder?

    How long will boxing fans have to wait to see Anthony Joshua against the other two big names in the heavyweight division, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder? Mike and Steve break down the politics and the timings issues that could get in the way. Also, more reaction to Andy Ruiz's excuses for losing to Joshua, a preview of Daniel Dubois upcoming fight and an appreciation of the importance of amateur boxing clubs.

    • 52 min
    Joshua beaten: The rumours, the fallout, and what comes next?

    Joshua beaten: The rumours, the fallout, and what comes next?

    As the dust settles on Anthony Joshua's stunning upset defeat to Andy Ruiz jr., Mike and Steve debate the rumours around Joshua being knocked out in sparring, Joshua's father's apparently angry reaction in the ring after the fight, and what changes he needs to make to get back to the top of the sport.

    • 30 min

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