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The Making of McGregor
With Mayweather v McGregor less than a week away, OJ Borg visits Ireland to find out how Conor McGregor went from the Dublin suburb of Crumlin to the bright lights of Las Vegas via a spectacular career in the UFC. Speaking to those who knew and trained him, find out about the plumber turned MMA star's upbringing and how he turned into one of sport’s most recognisable faces.
McGregor-Malignaggi sparring and GB’s new generation
Ahead of the AIBA World Championships later this month, who are the up-and-coming young boxers we should be looking out for in Great Britain’s squad? Newly crowned European champion Peter McGrail joins Steve Bunce and former world champion, Olympic bronze medallist and GB coach Richie Woodhall to discuss. Also, with less than two weeks to go until his Las Vegas megafight with Floyd Mayweather, Steve and Richie break down the latest videos from Conor McGregor’s sparring session with former two-weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi. They debate whether the controversial footage shows Malignaggi being knocked down or merely being pushed over.
Rocky v Ivan Drago: The Rematch?
Sylvester Stallone has teased boxing fans this week by insinuating Rocky will once again fight his arch nemesis Ivan Drago in the second Creed film which is set to be released next year. It was back in 1985 in Rocky IV where Stallone's character tried to avenge Apollo Creed, who died at the hands of Drago. Stallone's been dropping hints on social media that the two could come to blows. At Christmas in 2011, we ran a documentary looking at the influence the Rocky franchise has had on sport and boxing in particular - this was 35 years after the first film hit the big screen. This is that documentary. (Featuring: Mark Chapman, Steve Bunce and Mike Costello)
More than a boxing club
WBA Super world super middleweight champion George Groves revisits the place he learned to box – the Dale Youth ABC, which was based in the Grenfell Tower. Groves trained at the club from the age of 9 and joins Mike and Steve to reflect on the importance of the club to his development both as a boxer and as a person, and on how amateur boxing clubs like Dale Youth become cornerstones of their local communities.
Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns – four names that came to define boxing during their prime in the 1980’s, and which still resonate with fans and fighters today. This programme, first broadcast in 2012, tells the story of that era and the fights between the four men which remain some of the fiercest, most controversial, thrilling and memorable ever seen. It was presented by Mark Chapman, and featured interviews with Leonard, Hagler, and late legendary trainer of Tommy Hearns - Emmanuel Steward.