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Desert Island Rounds
BBC Boxing correspondent Mike Costello and pundit Steve Bunce each choose the boxing rounds they would take with them to a desert island. The pair recount their fond memories of the classic encounters between Mark Kaylor and Errol Christie, Chris Eubank and Michael Watson, Frankie Lucas and Julius Luipa, Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward, Larry Holmes and Ken Norton plus Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo. You will also hear from former two-time world champion Nigel Benn who picks Marvin Hagler v Tommy Hearns as his Desert Island Round.
Mayweather v McGregor: A puncher’s chance?
The fight everyone’s talking about is on the agenda, as Mike and Steve break down why the fight is happening and debate whether there’s any way Conor McGregor could shock the world against Floyd Mayweather. Unified middleweight world champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and six weight world champion and former Mayweather opponent Oscar de la Hoya have their say. Mike visits Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin to speak to Phil Sutcliffe, the man who trained McGregor growing up, to find out more about his grounding in the sport of boxing. Also, Mike and Steve discuss whether the stoppage in last weekend’s Andre Ward v Sergey Kovalev fight in Las Vegas came too early.
Frampton and the McGuigans
Carl Frampton, his trainer Shane McGuigan and promoter Barry McGuigan join Mike Costello and Steve Bunce to reflect on the former two-weight world champion’s defeat against Leo Santa Cruz and discuss who the next opponent could be. They also get involved in the debate from the last episode – who wins a fantasy fight between peak Mike Tyson and peak Muhammad Ali? Costello and Bunce also pay tribute to Errol Christie, the legendary British amateur who has died aged 54.
Mike Tyson special
Boxing legend Mike Tyson joins the podcast to reflect on his early career with trainer Cus d’Amato, and explain why he calls Anthony Joshua “the future of boxing”. Costello and Bunce also remember Muhammad Ali, one year after his passing.
Nicola Adams makes history and Mayweather on 'the new Mayweather'
Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams talks about her second professional win and the race to become a world champion, and Floyd Mayweather Jr talks up his new protégé Gervonta Davis, who fights Norfolk’s Liam Walsh this weekend. Steve Bunce and Richie Woodhall also pick their greatest British upsets and recap Birmingham’s Kal Yafai’s successful first world title defence.