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Anthony Joshua: I’m ready
Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua joins the podcast ahead his megafight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley. We also speak to his trainer Rob McCracken and promoter Eddie Hearn as we build up to the biggest fight in a British ring in the modern era. Full live commentary of the fight on BBC Radio 5 live from 9pm on Saturday night.
'Great British fight nights'
Mike Costello and Steve Bunce build up to the forthcoming heavyweight clash between Antony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko by reflecting on the standout world title fights involving British boxers. The pair start in the 1950s, when Randolph Turpin shocked Sugar Ray Leonard. For the ‘60s, it is the bloody battle between Henry Cooper and Cassius Clay. The ‘80s featured the iconic bout between Barry McGuigan and Eusebio Pedroza, while the ‘90s had the ‘Battle of Britain’ between Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno. They round things off with the modern-day grudge match between Carl Froch and George Groves.
Wladimir Klitschko: Inside the camp
Mike Costello visits Wladimir Klitschko's training base in Austria ahead of the former champion's hotly anticipated heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua on April 29. He speaks to the Ukrainian at length about the contest and his defeat to Tyson Fury in November 2015. We also hear from Klitschko's head coach, Jonathan Banks, who was in the camp when Joshua visited to learn from the team in 2014.
Hagler v Sugar Ray 30 years on – the most debated fight ever?
Mike Costello and Steve Bunce reflect on the 30th anniversary of 'The Super Fight' between Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard, a result which is still hotly debated to this day. We also hear from James DeGale on wanting to retire from boxing on his own terms, we preview Nicola Adams’ professional debut, and we hear from world champion Heather Hardy on the gender inequalities that exist within the industry.