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5 live Boxing with Costello & Bunce

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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  • 12.10.2020
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    Fury v Wilder 3 off? Plus Loma v Lopez and Larry Holmes

    After Tyson Fury appeared to confirm that he’s ‘moving on’ from fighting Deontay Wilder for a third time, does this mean we could see him box in the UK in December, and does it clear the way for a fight next year against Anthony Joshua? Also, Luke Campbell joins the podcast to discuss his upcoming fight against Ryan Garcia and this weekend’s mouthwatering clash between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez. Finally, Mike and Steve chat heavyweight legend Larry Holmes, 40 years since he beat Muhammad Ali.

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  • 05.10.2020
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    Chickens, guns and shadowboxing - Eubank Jr on life with Roy Jones Jr; plus Cameron wins world title

    Chris Eubank Jr joins the podcast to explain how he started working with legendary four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr in Florida during lockdown. He discusses the reaction in the gym when news broke of Jones’ fight with Mike Tyson, his experience of the being in America during the civil unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd, and his plan for the next stage of his career. Also, reaction to the confirmation of Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce, and Chantelle Cameron joins the pod the morning after winning the WBC super lightweight world title.

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  • 28.09.2020
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    A 'perfect storm' punch, devastating body shots and Buatsi

    After Josh Taylor dispatched Apinun Khongsong in the first round of their fight at the weekend, Mike and Steve analyse the punch that finished it and remember some of the greatest body shots they've seen. Then, Joshua Buatsi joins the podcast ahead of his ring return this coming weekend to discuss staying ready and the big fights in his future.

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  • 21.09.2020
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    Taylor ready to kick on; is Lomachenko nearing the finish line; and do boxers "quit"?

    Unified light-welterweight world champion Josh Taylor joins the pod ahead of his fight with Apinun Khongsong, to talk his amateur pedigree, digging deep against Regis Prograis and the big fights in his future. Also, Steve and Darren Fletcher hear from pound-for-pound great Vasyl Lomachenko, and ask how much he has left in the tank as he prepares to fight the dangerous young lightweight Teofimo Lopez. Finally, what should we make of the rumours that Floyd Mayweather jr is going to fight Youtuber Logan Paul?

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights - The Thrilla in Manila (Ali v Frazier 3) with Gene Kilroy

    Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought to a standstill in their final contest back in 1975, in what has become along with 'The Rumble in the Jungle' one of the defining fights in the history of 'The Greatest'.One of the last surviving members of Ali's inner circle, his business manager and confidante Gene Kilroy, joins Mike Costello and Steve Bunce to remember the build up, the night, and the legacy left by Ali.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights: Corrales v Castillo with Joe Goossen

    Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo produced a contest for the ages back in 2005, featuring one of the most dramatic comebacks ever seen.Joe Goossen was in Corrales' corner that night, and joins Mike and Steve to remember their game plan for the fight, the subtle tricks trainers and fighters can pull to gain an advantage, and the tragedy of Corrales' death two years later.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights: Benn v Eubank with Richie Woodhall

    The night that "changed British boxing", according to Steve Bunce: Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank's torrid 9 rounds at the NEC in Birmingham in 1990.Former world super middleweight champion Richie Woodhall joins the podcast to remember the night, which heralded a boom period for boxing on terrestrial TV in the UK.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    The man who shot Muhammad Ali

    Legendary photographer Neil Leifer, who captured some of the most iconic images of Muhammad Ali in a career spanning half a century, joins Mike and Steve to tell the story behind some of his most famous work. Also, reaction to the confirmation of the date of boxing's return in the UK.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights - Hagler v Hearns with Andy Lee

    Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Tommy ‘The Hitman’ Hearns met in April 1985 for two and a half of the most explosive rounds in boxing history.Former world middleweight champion Andy Lee, who later trained in the famous Kronk gym with Hearns’ trainer Emmanuel Steward, watches along with Mike and Steve and remembers the legacy this fight left in Detroit.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights - Gatti v Ward I with Paulie Malignaggi

    Reliving the ten round classic between Arturo 'Thunder' Gatti and 'Irish' Micky Ward, in the company of former two weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi.Ward later became the subject of 2010 film 'The Fighter', and was played by Mark Wahlberg.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights - Evander Holyfield on Tyson v Holyfield 1

    Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield revisits the night he dismantled Mike Tyson in 11 rounds, as well as the infamous 'ear bite' in their second fight.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights - Carl Froch on Hamed v Barrera

    Former world super middleweight champion Carl Froch joins Mike and Steve to revisit the night in Las Vegas that came to define the career of Prince Naseem Hamed - a comprehensive defeat to the Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera.19-year-old Froch was in the stands as a paying fan. Was Naz overhyped or did outside factors contribute to defeat in his most significant fight?

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights - Ricky Hatton on Hatton v Tszyu

    Reliving the night in 2005 when Ricky Hatton beat Kostya Tszyu to win his first world title, in front of a packed M.E.N. Arena.Hatton reflects on his greatest night in the ring, how his career developed afterwards and why he has struggled with depression in retirement.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Boxing in Eddie Hearn's back garden; and Adam Booth on training and getting destroyed by Don King

    After Eddie Hearn revealed he's planning to put on fights in his back garden, are we a step closer to the return of professional boxing? Mike and Steve debate the logistical issues with trainer Adam Booth, as well as looking at the path Booth took becoming a world title-winning trainer.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights - Tyson v Spinks with David Haye

    Former heavyweight world champion David Haye joins Mike Costello and Steve Bunce to rewatch the night in 1988 when a 21-year-old Mike Tyson was at his most fearsome in the ring, destroying Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.They delve into the circumstances surrounding the fight including Donald Trump's involvement in putting it on, and debate Tyson's legacy among the greatest of all time.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Greatest Fights - Sugar Ray Leonard on Leonard v Hearns

    In the first of a new mini-series, one of the greatest boxers of all time, Sugar Ray Leonard, relives his late stoppage of Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns in 1981.Leonard remembers how Angelo Dundee's corner work was the key to inspiring his late onslaught that ended the fight, and explains how the aftermath of this fight led to a dark period in his life when he abused alcohol and drugs.'Greatest Fights' will focus on a brilliant or significant bout in boxing history. With a new episode every Thursday, Mike and Steve rewatch the fight with a boxer - either one who was directly involved in the fight or who was heavily influenced by it.Future episodes include Ricky Hatton and David Haye.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Buatsi on training in lockdown, Olympic what-ifs, and the Yorkshireman who fought Ali

    2016 Olympic bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi explains how he's staying in shape during the lockdown, and reveals his thoughts on news that the Tokyo Olympic are going to be delayed until 2021. Then, Mike and Steve discuss an interview from the archive with Richard Dunn, who fought Muhammad Ali in 1976.Mike's fight recommendation of the week: Marquez v Vasquez 2 (2007) Steve's book recommendation of the week: The Devil and Sonny Liston by Nick Tosches Homework: watch Liston v Clay (1964)

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Joshua stunned in New York

    Mike and Steve are ringside in New York's Madison Square Garden where Andy Ruiz Jr. produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing to take Anthony Joshua's IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles from him. Along with David Haye and Carl Frampton they analyse a US debut to forget for AJ, heap praise on underdog Ruiz, and ask what this result means for future fights in the division. Then, the boys take a trip to the diner after interviewing both Ruiz Jr. and Joshua in the changing rooms.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Joshua v Ruiz: Final fight breakdown

    Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz jr weigh in ahead of the heavyweight world title fight at Madison Square Garden. Mike and Steve analyse how they looked on the scales, and break down how they see the fight going. Paulie Malignaggi also pops by to give his prediction.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Joshua vs Ruiz: AJ wants Fury next

    Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. faced the media for the final time before their world heavyweight title fight this weekend at Madison Square Garden. Joshua says he is turning his attention to a fight with Tyson Fury, after Deontay Wilder announced his next fight would be a rematch against Luis Ortiz. Also, Mike and Steve talk to several of the undercard fighters including Katie Taylor and Callum Smith ahead of their world title fights, and Carl Frampton pops up to talk about sparring with Taylor, his training partner Tommy Coyle and where he goes next in his own career.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Joshua vs Ruiz: Wilder's spanner in the works

    Deontay Wilder hijacked the fight week news cycle overnight in New York by announcing his next bout would not be against Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury, instead opting for a rematch with Luis Ortiz. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn reacts to the news and explains his frustration at being unable to even get a meeting with Wilder's representatives. Mike and Steve then speak to legendary Muhammad Ali biographer Thomas Hauser, who paints a worrying picture about the state of the heavyweight division and in boxing in general the longer we have to wait for a superfight.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Wilder produces an all-time knockout

    Deontay Wilder once again proved his punching power by knocking out Dominic Breazeale in their WBC heavweight title contest. Mike and Steve ask where it ranks in the annals of great heavyweight knockouts and debate whether this changes their opinion of who would win between Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. They also address Wilder's controversial comments made before that fight about killing an opponent in the ring.Later, Josh Taylor joins the podcast after becoming a world champion at the weekend by beating Ivan Baranchyk in the World Boxing Super Series semi finals, plus reaction to 'The Monster' Naoya Inoue adding another knockout to his record and Billy Joe Saunders becoming a two weight world champion in Stevenage.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    BONUS POD: Groves on retirement, Froch and taking control

    Former super middleweight world champion George Groves reflects on the end of his career, his two massive fights against Carl Froch, and how he tried to take control of his career.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Billy Joe's back, Deontay's underrated and Josh Taylor: world champion?

    Former super middleweight champion George Groves joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming fights this weekend, including Billy Joe Saunders v Shefat Isufi for the WBO super middleweight world title, Deontay Wilder's return to the ring against former Anthony Joshua opponent Dominic Breazeale, and his former training mate Josh Taylor's bid for a world title in the semi final of the World Boxing Super Series against Ivan Baranchyk in Glasgow.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Who is boxing's Tiger?

    As Mike and Steve arrive in a chilly New York ahead of Terence Crawford v Amir Khan for the WBO weltweight title, is there anyone currently in the sport of boxing that can inspire the same universal excitement as Tiger Woods in his Masters victory? Also, an early look at why Crawford v Khan might not be the mismatch expected by some bookmakers, and a review of Anthony Crolla's lopsided four round defeat by Vasyl Lomachenko at the weekend.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    AJ & Josh Warrington look to America

    With confirmation that Anthony Joshua will fight Jarrell Miller in the States not far away, Eddie Hearn joins the podcast to talk about a frustrating period for the WBA, IBF and WBO champion since beating Alexander Povetkin last September. Mike and Steve discuss the difference in how Joshua has conducted his career in comparison with Great Britain's previous Olympic super heavyweight gold medallist Audley Harrison. Then, Josh Warrington calls in to talk about his upcoming fight with Kid Galahad, the change in his status since beating Carl Frampton, and his hopes for the rest of the year.

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