5 Live Boxing with Steve Bunce

BBC

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

Location:

United Kingdom

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Boxing

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BBC

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

For all of the marbles in the Garden

2/2/2023
Steve’s taken the pod to New York ahead of a huge night of boxing at Madison Square Garden. He chats to promoter Eddie Hearn about the evening and also about Anthony Joshua’s next fight. We also hear from Amanda Serrano and Alycia Baumgardner who are fighting to become undisputed in their respective divisions. And Skye Nicolson and Ramla Ali are also on the pod.

Duration:00:36:10

Contender for fight of the year?

1/30/2023
Richie Woodhall joins Steve backstage at Wembley to look back at Artur Beterbiev's eighth-round stoppage of Anthony Yarde. They hear from Beterbiev himself and his cut-man Russ Anber. Brad Jacobs of Top Rank explains why there is no reason a fight with Dmitry Bivol cannot be made. And Steve chats to Jake Paul after his fight with Tommy Fury was announced.

Duration:00:35:33

Beterbiev vs Yarde: The preview

1/26/2023
: Steve records the pod at the press conference ahead of the showdown between Yarde and Beterbiev this weekend. He speaks to both fighters and their respective promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren. Arum also updates Steve on the proposed Fury-Usyk fight.

Duration:00:30:40

Smith does the business in Manchester

1/23/2023
Joe Gallagher joins Steve to pick through the bones of Liam Smith’s brutal knock-out of Chris Eubank Jr. Recorded back stage after the fight, they hear from Smith himself as well as a host of other people including Ben Shalom, Natasha Jonas, Carl Froch, Kalle Sauerland, Roy Jones Jr and George Groves.

Duration:00:36:43

Eubank Jr v Smith: The weigh-in

1/20/2023
Steve goes backstage at the weigh-in ahead of tomorrow’s fight. He speaks to both Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith as well as promoter Kalle Sauerland. He also gets opinion from two former world champions - David Haye and George Groves.

Duration:00:25:54

Why Eubank Jr v Smith can live up to the hype

1/16/2023
Barry Jones joins Steve to look ahead to the first major UK fight of the year. They hear from Liam Smith as he prepares to take on Chris Eubank Jr at the AO Arena this Saturday. He tells them how preparations have been going, why Eubank cannot get under his skin and clears up a few rumours about playing football the day after fighting. And Richard Riakporhe is also on the pod to discuss why he’s due a shot at a world title in 2023.

Duration:00:58:27

KSI and what is crossover boxing?

1/11/2023
Steve ventures into the new world of crossover boxing to find out what it’s all about. He speaks to its founders KSI and Mams Taylor of Misfits Boxing about how it came about and what the future may look like. Steve also chats to Joe Markowski, the CEO of broadcasting platform DAZN about why they have made a 5-year commitment to the series. And IBF bantamweight world champion Ebanie Bridges is on the pod and explains why she thinks it is not a threat to conventional professional boxing.

Duration:00:40:30

KSI and what is crossover boxing?

1/11/2023
Steve ventures into the new world of crossover boxing to find out what it’s all about. He speaks to its founders KSI and Mams Taylor of Misfits Boxing about how it came about and what the future may look like. Steve also chats to Joe Markowski, the CEO of broadcasting platform DAZN about why they have made a 5-year commitment to the series. And IBF bantamweight world champion Ebanie Bridges is on the pod and explains why she thinks it is not a threat to conventional professional boxing.

Duration:00:40:21

How to become a boxing promoter

1/2/2023
Steve sits down with Boxxer founder and CEO Ben Shalom. At 29, he is not only Britain’s youngest licensed boxing promoter but has also positioned the company as one of the leading forces in the sport. They chat about his journey from humble beginnings to putting on some of 2022’s biggest events, and the highs and lows encountered along the way.

Duration:00:58:21

Previewing 2023

12/29/2022
Hannah Rankin and Barry Jones join Steve to look ahead to boxing in 2023. They discuss what fights they want to see, why some are unlikely to be made and what their hopes are for the next twelve months.

Duration:00:57:16

2022 BBC Boxing Awards

12/23/2022
Carl Froch and Barry Jones join Steve at a “glittering" ceremony in a Soho basement in London to discuss and debate the winners of the 2022 BBC Boxing awards.

Duration:00:58:27

Billam-Smith does the business in Bournemouth

12/19/2022
Olympian Cheavon Clarke joins Steve after Chris Billam-Smith ended the year with another impressive performance in Bournemouth. They chat to Chris about his devastating knock-out of Armend Xhoxhaj and are also joined by promoter Ben Shalom who explains what options CBS has now, as he seeks that first world title fight. Also on the show is Richard Riakporhe, who is keen to face the Bournemouth boxer next, and former world champion George Groves shares his verdict on the fight. And after she...

Duration:00:29:39

A big win, a big loss and a Hall of Famer

12/12/2022
Carl Froch and Barry Jones look back at the highs and lows of Saturday night’s action at the Leeds Arena. They reflect on Josh Warrington’s points loss to Luis Alberto Lopez and ask what's next for the Leed’s boxer. They hear from Warrington himself, as well as his father and trainer Sean O’Hagan. Ebanie Bridges and her trainer Mark Tibbs are also on the pod after she successfully defended her IBF title against fellow Aussie Shannon O’Connell. And Carl demands Barry quiz him about his...

Duration:00:32:17

Fury pummels Chisora and calls out Usyk

12/4/2022
Richie Woodhall joins Steve moments after Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title. They analyse the fight and hear from a host of people including Frank Warren, Bob Arum and Oleksandr Usyk

Duration:00:29:47

Fury v Chisora: Haye, Frampton and Woodhall preview the fight

12/2/2022
Carl Frampton and Richie Woodhall join Steve to look ahead to the big fight. They break down where the fight will be won and lost, and assess the strengths of the two boxers. Steve also chats with David Haye to get his thoughts on the fight.

Duration:00:29:39

Fury v Chisora: The press day

12/1/2022
Steve takes the pod to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of the big fight this weekend. He speaks to promoters George Warren of Queensberry and Top Rank’s Bob Arum, as well as Derek Chisora himself. He also gets the thoughts of ESPN’s Mark Kriegal.

Duration:00:28:09

Whyte wins and Britain’s newest world champion

11/28/2022
Frazer Clarke joins Steve to dissect a busy weekend of boxing. They pick through the bones of Dillian Whyte’s points win over Jermaine Franklin, and hear from Whyte himself as well as promoter Eddie Hearn. They also look back at the action from York Hall, the O2 and Dubai where Nina Hughes became the new WBA bantamweight world champion. And Adam Azim is on the pod after another impressive win on Sunday at Alexandra Palace

Duration:00:52:29

Whyte v Franklin: The preview

11/24/2022
Steve records the pod from the press conference ahead of Dillian Whyte's heavyweight bout against Jermaine Franklin this weekend at Wembley. After a scuffle during the head-to-head, Steve speaks to a tetchy Dillian Whyte and promoter Eddie Hearn who witnessed the fracas close up. Jermaine Franklin and his promoter Dmitry Salita also join Steve, as do Fabio Wardley and Nathan Gorman who are fighting for the British Heavyweight title. And ahead of the other big fight of the weekend at the O2,...

Duration:00:39:01

Whyte on Fury, Franklin and the future

11/21/2022
Steve sits down with Dillian Whyte ahead of his fight against Jermaine Franklin this weekend. They chat about that defeat to Fury, how it still hurts and how he is enjoying life under new trainer Buddy McGirt. Shane McGuigan joins Steve for the duration to look ahead to that fight, and discuss the Zach Parker-John Ryder fight at the O2. And young British prospect Adam Azim joins the pod ahead of his fight on Sunday.

Duration:00:37:57

An extraordinary weekend of fighting

11/14/2022
Richie Woodhall joins Steve to look back a busy few nights of boxing. They hear from Natasha Jonas after she won her third belt of the year in Manchester and discuss what her options are for 2023. Sunny Edwards made the third defence of his world title and Richie recalls how good he was when he was part of the GB set up. And despite losing in Las Vegas, there is a lot of praise for Denzel Bentley. They also chat about Montana Loves’ disqualification for pushing Steve Spark out of the ring in...

Duration:00:40:37