110 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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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: #7 Dr Margaret Goodman

    Season 3: #7 Dr Margaret Goodman

    Dr Margaret Goodman is the co-founder of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) and one of the most-respected voices in boxing. 

    A neurologist, she spent years working for the Nevada State Athletic Commission and has penned two boxing books, Death in Vegas, a novel looking at the behind the scenes machinations of big-time boxing, and Ringside and Training Principles, a must-have handbook guide to the sport. 

    She's worked with countless fighters over the years, from De La Hoya to Klitschko and Terry Norris to Mike Tyson, and here she tells Tris Dixon about her incredible journey in the sport.

    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 28 min
    Seaons 3: #6 Tony Oakey

    Seaons 3: #6 Tony Oakey

    Tony Oakey is one of Britain's most-popular light-heavyweight champions. Adored by his Portsmouth fans, he took part in multiple thrilling battles but he also hit the headlines for the wrong reasons when he was suspended after a positive cocaine test following the first loss of his career.

    A dark period followed but when he returned to the ring, the decorated three-time ABA finallist and two-time winner was involved in more wars. He fought the likes of Dean Francis, Nathan Cleverly, Peter Haymer, Brian Magee, Steve Spartacus, Matthew Barney, Neil Simpson, rival Neil Linford and many more. There were fights after the final bell of his pro career against friend Wayne Elcock and two well-documented contests with American Jeff Lacy.

    Here, Oakey reflects on his career, the night Peter Oboh – the most-feared man in British boxing at the time – left the arena without facing him, the wins, the losses and much more.

    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 http://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 (http://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 (http://www.delcosafety.co.uk/)

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

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Season 3: #5 Ronnie Davies

    Season 3: #5 Ronnie Davies

    Ronnie Davies is best-known for his work as trainer to Chris Eubank. The popular Brighton coach travelled the world with the eccentric British great and forged a friendship that remains to this day.

    Davies was also involved in the career of Eubank Jr but he's worked with dozens of other fighters from Scott Welch to Henry Castle and Neil Linford to Tony Oakey. 

    He was also a former Southern Area champion who called it a day as a pro aged just 24. Here, he recounts highs, lows and regrets and his time on board the wonderful Eubank roller coaster – including tales of cliff-jumping, fight-week bungee jumps and much more.

    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 http://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 (http://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 (http://www.delcosafety.co.uk/)

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

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Season 3: #4 Richard Slone

    Season 3: #4 Richard Slone

    Fight artist Richard Slone talks about his decorated career at the easel and at the fights.

    Richard originally went to the US to box and wound up living with heavyweight legend Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Several years later, he was at the Kronk in Detroit with Emanuel Steward, becoming a fixture in the gym and in the corner of some of the sport's biggest names.

    But he's most famous for his artwork, for giving colour to the promotion of some of the sport's biggest fights, including it's biggest – Mayweather-Pacquiao – and it's allowed him to paint for high profile clients from Denzel Washington to Madonna and Donald Trump to Eminem.

    Please make enquiries about purchasing Richard's art to: sloneartuk@gmail.com

    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 http://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 (http://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 (http://www.delcosafety.co.uk/)  

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

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Season 3: #3 Nicky Piper

    Season 3: #3 Nicky Piper

    Nicky Piper fought for a world title three times. He was defeated by Nigel Benn, Leeonzer Barber and Dariusz Michalczewski but won the Commonwealth title and beat the likes of Bruce Scott and Noel Magee and fought Crawford Ashley, Carl Thompson and many more. A member of MENSA, Piper became known to another generation of fans as an analyst on Sky Sports.

    Here, at his home in an idyllic Welsh village, Piper discusses the missing ingredient that may have earned him that elusive world title, the nagging regret he still lives with but the contentment he has found in retirement.

    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 http://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 (http://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 (http://www.delcosafety.co.uk/)  

    Follow Tris on twitter @trisdixon and instagram @trisdixon 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Season 3: #2 Joe Hughes

    Season 3: #2 Joe Hughes

    Joe Hughes was born with Erb's Palsy, which meant his right arm hasn't developed the same way as his left. While not a one-handed fighter, he's built a successful career with a real disability and one he's happy to talk about.

    Here, in an in-depth interview, he talks about his struggles in and out of the ring, how despite knock backs, bad scorecards and much more his heart and determination took him to a European title and to the brink of a world title fight.

    The decorated former amateur star discusses the social media trolls he's encountered, his incredible rise, the disappointments he's fought through and much more.

    Whether you know the Joe Hughes story or not, this is well worth your time. A truly inspirational man whose story reaches well beyond boxing.

    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 http://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 (http://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 (http://www.delcosafety.co.uk/)  

    Follow Tris on twitter @trisdixon and instagram @trisdixon

    • 1 hr 51 min

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