21 episodes

Tony Bellew is angry, and he can't take it out in the boxing ring anymore. So, he's going toe-to-toe with a guest to find out what makes them angry and how they deal with it.

Tony Bellew Is Angry BBC Radio 5 live

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

Tony Bellew is angry, and he can't take it out in the boxing ring anymore. So, he's going toe-to-toe with a guest to find out what makes them angry and how they deal with it.

    Steven Bartlett

    Steven Bartlett

    Steven Bartlett’s Diary of a CEO podcast tops the charts most weeks. But he rarely goes on other people’s podcasts.
    Making an exception for Tony he steps into the ring to chat all things anger.
    We hear about life growing up as the only black kid in a white area of Plymouth, racism and why anger has a special place in business.
    How his career started aged 10 selling cigarettes nicked from his mum.
    Why poverty led him to hanging out in chicken shops looking for left over chicken bones.
    Why his dream of getting a million pounds, a six-pack, a girlfriend and a fancy car by the time he was twenty-five didn’t change him for the better.
    How he rejects disadvantage and won’t be limited by it.
    And how to accept that you are already enough.

    • 56 min
    Derek Chisora

    Derek Chisora

    Boxer Derek Chisora has fought most of the greats including Tyson Fury but he's never fought Tony!

    Instead of getting into the ring for a fight he steps up for a frank chat about anger. And as someone known as much for his pre-match antics as his boxing, as well as controversies away from the boxing ring, there is much to talk about.

    They talk giving up alcohol, regret, growing up in Zimbabwe, losing the sugar, throwing tables and slapping the mayor of Kiev.

    • 55 min
    Eddie Hearn

    Eddie Hearn

    One of the world’s top boxing promoters Eddie Hearn tells Tony what winds him up and how he keeps things under control.
    Eddie admits early on that he’s quick to calm down when he gets angry before revealing it’s actually Tony who is one of the angriest people he’s ever met!
    He talks rudeness, mobile phones and why anger is bad in the boxing ring and bad in business.
    He admits he hates being told how to look after his kids by other people and why he’s really just a failed athlete.
    He reveals the chip he had on his shoulder about being ‘Barry Hearn’s son’ and why you should NEVER PUT TONY BELLEW IN A BOX.
    A great insight into boxing, anger or the lack of it, and a loyal relationship between a boxer and his promoter!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Gary Lineker

    Gary Lineker

    He never got booked during his entire career so does anything wind up Gary Lineker? Tony manages to dig up a few things!

    From having four sons who fought all the time to nearly losing it when a Russian referee refused to penalise anyone for booting him all through a match in Turkey, Gary reveals there’s been a few things to make him grumpy over the years.
    He admits politics can annoy him and he’s not immune to a spot of road rage either.
    We find out what was going on with that infamous chip penalty Gary missed against Brazil, the angriest players he ever played with, how Maradona’s ‘hand of God’ goal affected him and how in fact England should have won that match 1-0 with Gary the winning scorer.
    He reveals where he gets his laid back nature from, how his dad was actually quite an angry man and the only thing he looks back on with regret.
    He tells the crazy story of watching BBC’s Newsnight programme on the hacking scandal only to discover on it that he’d been followed by a tabloid for two years.

    And he shares the horrific experience of his eldest son being diagnosed with leukaemia as a baby and thinking they were going to lose him.

    Some great, honest and revealing chat from ‘the nicest man in football’.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Natasha Jonas

    Natasha Jonas

    The first British female boxer to qualify for the Olympic games who just captured the WBO Light Middleweight Championship of the World, Tony chats to Natasha Jonas ‘the Queen of Liverpool boxing’, about the things that make her angry.

    Tony and Tasha have known each other since they were kids growing up in the South of Liverpool so there's a lot to chat about! But of course Tony has to start by asking Tasha about her recent title win. They go on to chat about why boxing referees aren’t held accountable, getting kids ready for school, not getting picked to captain the PE team, Tasha’s US soccer career going down the pan, injury and depression, being the first scouse Olympian and those missed penalties at the Euros. Plus Tasha reveals the shocking story that affected her family and made her the angriest she's ever been.

    An amazing insight into the world of one of Britain's best female boxers.

    • 57 min
    John Bishop

    John Bishop

    Scouser and comedy legend John Bishop steps into the ring with Tony for one hell of a chat.

    We learn that John once asked to have his picture taken with Tony after a boxing match and Tony refused. Listen to find out why!
    John reveals why his dad and his uncle can never watch a Merseyside derby together for the rest of their lives.
    He tells us what he discovered having his hair cut by his wife’s hairdresser, why having a scouse accent makes you sound angrier than you are and why frustration and ambition as a young lad led to anger.
    Tony and him compare notes on growing older as men, what it teaches you and how to accept you can’t have it all.
    They chat Richard Pryor, Billy Connolly, showing working class people on TV and Tony Soprano.
    And we hear some spectacular angry moments from John involving Jamie Redknapp, a boat and missing the 2005 Champions League Final that ultimately led him to throwing his career away and starting again in comedy.

    Yet another cracking episode, they go deep, they laugh, there are revelations. It’s got it all.

    • 1 hr 19 min

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Wonderful topic to discuss. Nice mix of banter, laughs, and emotion.

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