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5 Live Boxing with Steve Bunce


Discussion, analysis and the latest news from the big fight nights and the world of boxing with special guests. New episodes every Monday.

Discussion, analysis and the latest news from the big fight nights and the world of boxing with special guests. New episodes every Monday.


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Discussion, analysis and the latest news from the big fight nights and the world of boxing with special guests. New episodes every Monday.




Will AJ step aside and Calzaghe’s new career

Former WBO super featherweight world champion Barry Jones joins Steve this week. The pair discuss whether Anthony Joshua will step aside to allow an undisputed world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. Joe Calzaghe joins the pod to chat about setting up his new management company and Steve’s been speaking to Leigh Wood and Michael Conlan ahead of their WBA featherweight title fight in Nottingham in March.


Remembering Muhammad Ali with Lennox Lewis and Eddie Hearn on the heavyweights

Muhammad Ali would have turned 80 today and Steve has some special guests to commemorate the great man. Lennox Lewis, who carried the coffin at his funeral, shares some of his memories of meeting him. Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of Ali joins the pod to give a unique insight into his “Pappy”. And Eddie Hearn explains the latest with Fury-Whyte, Usyk-Joshua and when and where we can expect Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano.


Boxing’s circuit break, Fury v Whyte and Ben Davison on lazy British trainers

George Groves joins Steve for the first pod of the year. They are joined by the BBBofC general secretary Robert Smith to discuss the reasons behind suspending the sport for January. Josh Taylor’s trainer Ben Davison is also on the pod to discuss the upcoming fight against Jack Catterall and shares some pretty strong opinions on other British trainers. And Steve gives the latest on Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte’s proposed fight.


2022 preview: Taylor v Catterall, Khan v Brook, Taylor v Cameron, Fury, AJ and more

With several great fights already made, Steve is joined again by Mike Costello and Carl Frampton to look ahead to the year: Josh Taylor v Jack Catterall, Amir Khan v Kell Brook, big fights in the heavyweight division coming in the first half of the year for Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, Katie Taylor in two potentially massive fights against Amanda Serrano and Chantelle Cameron, and plenty more.


2021 Awards

Fight of the year, biggest disappointment, fighter of the year - Steve is joined by Mike Costello and Carl Frampton to hand out their 2021 awards.


Instant reaction: Parker and Chisora put on a great show to end the year

Joseph Parker beat Derek Chisora via an unanimous points decision in Manchester. Ronald McIntosh and Carl Frampton joined Steve Bunce for all the reaction from ringside after the fight, including interviews with Parker and Eddie Hearn.


Benn makes a statement; having sympathy for your opponent; and a new Joseph Parker?

Conor Benn was impressive in knocking out Chris Algieri in the fourth round of their contest in Liverpool at the weekend, so what fights are out there for him in 2022? George Groves joins Steve to discuss the welterweight division and Katie Taylor adding yet another impressive performance to her record. Plus, after the weekend saw Vasyl Lomachenko asking Richard Commey’s corner to pull their fighter out, is it possible to have sympathy for an opponent in the heat of battle? Finally, Joseph...


Yarde puts in a career-best performance, and another step up for Conor Benn

As Anthony Yarde stopped Lyndon Arthur in the fourth round of their rematch, where does he stand now in the busy domestic light heavyweight scene? Yarde joins the podcast to discuss his victory and his mentality in coming back from the initial defeat. Former world super flyweight champion Barry Jones joins Steve to discuss Hamzah Sheeraz's controversial victory over Bradley Skeete, after Sheeraz was deducted a point for hitting Skeete when he was down. Also, the upcoming bill in Liverpool...


Kambosos’ amazing upset win, Khan v Brook finally on, Arthur and Yarde meet again

After George Kambosos stunningly beat Teofimo Lopez to claim three of the lightweight world titles, the Australian joins the podcast to break down his victory and his plans for the future. Former middleweight world champion, now trainer Andy Lee joins Steve to react to Kambosos v Lopez and the news that long-time rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally fight early next year. Finally, Lyndon Arthur joins the podcast ahead of his light heavyweight rematch against Anthony Yarde.


Crawford impresses, Josh Taylor’s welterweight future & Teofimo’s back

After Terence Crawford stopped Shawn Porter in the tenth round of their unified welterweight title fight, where does the American pound-for-pound star go next? ESPN’s Mark Kriegel joins Steve to discuss the potential for Crawford to fight a long-awaited unification with Errol Spence, or Scotland’s Josh Taylor. Then, Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos join the podcast ahead of their lightweight title fight this coming weekend.


Stunning defeats for Galahad and Harper

After both Kid Galahad and Terri Harper lost their world titles via shocking knock out on Saturday night in Sheffield, how difficult are their roads back? Carl Frampton joins Steve to discuss the psychology of shock defeats, give respect to his former opponent Kiko Martinez, and react to the news that Liam Williams will fight Chris Eubank jr in December.


Canelo makes history, Galahad’s title defence & Planet Joshua

Steve Crossman is joined by Steve Bunce, Carl Froch, Kid Galahad & Eddie Hearn. They discuss Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez cleaning up the super-middleweight division. Kid Galahad joins the podcast ahead of his first world title defence. We get the latest from AJ’s camp as Eddie Hearn joins us ahead of the Usyk rematch. Plus chat on the latest influencer fight as Jake Paul fights Tommy Fury.


Cameron wins in style, plus the fights that made Canelo

Chantelle Cameron joins the podcast (from Milton Keynes train station) after her victory over Mary McGee to unify the WBC and IBF world super lightweight titles, and discusses her opportunity to become undisputed champion next year. Then, Steve and Barry Jones debate the "ticket-seller" phenomenon after wins for Alen "The Savage" Babic and Johnny Fisher on the undercard, and ahead of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's fight this weekend against Caleb Plant, look back at the fights that built the...


Whyte on his cancelled fight, and is AJ looking for a new trainer?

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte joins the podcast after he was forced to pull out of his scheduled fight with Otto Wallin with a shoulder injury. Whyte explains what happened and what his plans are now, including whether the path could be clear for a fight against Tyson Fury in 2022. George Groves joins Steve to break down the heavyweight division after a tumultuous month, including the latest news on Anthony Joshua apparently travelling around the United States meeting with trainers....


Fury v Wilder fallout, historic trilogies and farewell Pacquiao

Mike Costello returns to the podcast to discuss the fallout from Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's thrilling third fight, ask what now for the heavyweight division and look at some of the greatest trilogies in boxing history. Then, a look back at the career of Manny Pacquiao, who retired last month at the age of 42, including Mike's trip to interview the Pacman in the Philippines in 2010. Mike's documentary with Pacquiao can be found on BBC Sounds. Episode 1:...


Fury v Wilder III - instant reaction to a classic

After Tyson Fury picked himself up from the canvas again to knock out Deontay Wilder in the eleventh round, Steve and Richie Woodhall break down the action. Steve also gets involved in the chaotic scenes in Fury’s dressing room after the fight.


Wilder comes in big but is that the right strategy? Final fight breakdown & predictions

After Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder weighed in for their heavyweight world title fight, how could both coming in at their heaviest ever affect the outcome? Steve is joined by former super middleweight world champion Richie Woodhall to break it all down, with contributions from Lennox Lewis and pound-for-pound star Teofimo Lopez. Also, Liam Smith explains why he’s confident ahead of his fight with local rival Anthony Fowler - full commentary of Smith v Fowler from 10pm on Saturday night on...


Fury v Wilder III: Press conference and Wilder's new attitude

As Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder came head-to-head for the final press conference, Steve is joined by American journalist Mark Kriegel to discuss Wilder's changed attitude with new head trainer Malik Scott, and Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel on how they won the court arbitration to get the third fight.


Fury 'glowing' as Wilder fight approaches

Former British and Commonwealth Champion David Price joins Buncey as the build-up to Fury-Wilder 3 in Las Vegas continues. A searingly honest Fury opens up on motivation, we speak to Dillian Whyte who could be set for another shot at a world title, and we preview Liam Smith against Anthony Fowler - the battle of the local lads in Liverpool.


Tyson Fury: Going from a champion to a "great"

Ahead of his third fight with Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury joins the podcast to discuss what continues to motivate him after all he's achieved in the sport. Also joining is Top Rank chairman Bob Arum to talk about what next in the heavyweight division after Anthony Joshua's defeat to Oleksandr Usyk, and Fury's trainer Sugarhill Steward on the tactics for this fight.