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5 Live Boxing with Steve Bunce


Discussion, analysis and the latest news from big fight nights and the world of boxing, featuring special guests.


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Discussion, analysis and the latest news from big fight nights and the world of boxing, featuring special guests.




Wembley's world title triple-header

Steve takes the pod to the press conference ahead of the three world title fights at Wembley this weekend. He chats to the promoter Eddie Hearn about the night and also gets an update on both Anthony Joshua and Conor Benn’s potential next fights. As well as speaking to Sunny Edwards, who headlines the event, he catches up with the other fighters on the card including Ellie Scotney, Nina Hughes, Katie Healy, Cheavon Clarke and Johnny Fisher. And we also hear from Josh Taylor and Teofimo Lopez who fight in New York in the early hours of Sunday.


Inside the Steel City Gym

Buncey takes the pod to the Steel City Gym in Sheffield to chat with Sunny Edwards ahead of his world title defence this Saturday. As well as chatting to Sunny about his life in boxing, he also gets the perspective of his coach Grant Smith. And while there, Steve grabs a word with Dalton Smith and Junaid Boston before they fight on July 1st.


Unpicking The Weekend

Barry Jones joins Steve to look back at a busy weekend of action. They review the fights from Belfast, Bournemouth and Manchester and discover their pre-fight predictions were all wrong. They also discuss the super-fight between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford set for July and whether there is any substance to Tyson Fury’s claims he sent a contract to Anthony Joshua for a fight in September.


An extraordinary weekend of world title fights

Steve takes the pod to Manchester ahead of Lara-Wood 2. He speaks to both boxers and promoter Eddie Hearn. We are also in Bournemouth to chat to Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith, and in Belfast with Michael Conlan.


Three fights, three towns, three world titles.

Carl Frampton joins Steve to look ahead to an unprecedented weekend of world championship boxing in the UK. They discuss Lara v Wood in Manchester, Conlan v Lopez in Belfast and Okolie v Billam-Smith in Bournemouth. And Carl chats about his recent BBC documentary about the prevalence of suicide and mental illness among young men in Northern Ireland.


Taylor v Cameron: The debrief

Mikaela Mayer joins Steve to pick through the bones of a memorable night in Dublin. They chat to both boxers and to promoter Eddie Hearn. And legendary combat sports journalist Ariel Helwani pops over for a chat to share his views on the fight.


Taylor v Cameron: The weigh-in

Former unified world champion Mikaela Mayer joins Steve at weigh-in in Dublin. They discuss how they think the fight will play out and what we can expect on Saturday night. They also joined by a host of guests including Eddie Hearn, Frank Smith, Skye Nicholson and David Diamante.


Taylor v Cameron: The press conference

Steve takes the pod to the press conference ahead of the fight this weekend. He is joined by promoter Eddie Hearn who gives us his take on proceedings so far. He also speaks to the two fighters on the co-main event - Terri Harper and Cecilia Braekus. And local boy Gary Cully is on the pod to talk about what the night means to Irish boxing.


Taylor v Cameron: Meet the fighters

Carl Frampton joins Steve at the public workout to look ahead to the mega-fight in Dublin this weekend. They are joined by the two fighters who were both very relaxed despite the size of the task on Saturday night. Carl and Katie reminisce about the days when they used to spar together, and Steve accidentally disrespects Chantelle!


Taylor v Cameron: Fight week begins

Stacey Copeland joins Steve to look ahead to an unprecedented two months of world championship boxing involving British women. And it all begins with the huge fight in Dublin this weekend as Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron battle for all the belts in the super-lightweight division. Former world champion Savannah Marshall is also on the pod to chat about her fight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn in July. And they also discuss the upcoming fights involving Terri Harper, Ellie Scotney, Natasha Jonas, Nina Hughes and Shannon Courtney.


Canelo v Ryder: The debrief

John Ryder and his trainer Tony Sims join Steve over breakfast to look back at a special evening in Guadalajara. Promoter Eddie Hearn is also on the pod to reflect on the week in Mexico. We also hear from Canelo himself and Steve chats to British boxers Dalton Smith and Junaid Bostan, who were also in the stadium.


Canelo v Ryder: The weigh-in

Steve takes the pod to the weigh-in ahead of Saturday’s huge fight. He speaks to both Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and John Ryder shortly after they came off the scales. And we hear from Matchroom CEO Frank Smith and the former WBC light middleweight champion Sergio Mora.


Canelo v Ryder: Conor Benn opens up

Steve is joined by boxing analyst Claudia Trejos as the build up continues to Saturday night. She shares her unique insight into the Mexican superstar and tells us why John Ryder has won the hearts of the Mexican public. Conor Benn is also on the show and he tells us how training has gone with Ryder and also opens up about his difficult eight months out since testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.


Canelo v Ryder - The press conference

Steve’s in Guadalajara ahead of the big fight this weekend and takes the pod to the press conference. We hear from all involved including John Ryder, Canelo, Tony Sims, Eddie Hearn, Mauricio Sulaiman and the MC for the night David Diamante.


Josh Taylor and Liam Smith

Steve heads to the Rotunda gym in Liverpool to catch up with Josh Taylor and Liam Smith. Taylor faces Teofimo Lopez at Madison Square Garden on June 10th while Smith has his rematch with Chris Eubank Jr a week later in Manchester. Plus we hear from Eubank Jr, promoter Ben Shalom and Savannah Marshall who fights Franchon Crews-Dezurn for the undisputed super-middleweight title.


Cordina, Cardiff and a Vegas super-fight

Barry Jones and Steve look back at an epic night in Cardiff that saw Joe Cordina regain his IBF super-featherweight title. They hear from Joe, as well as his trainer Tony Sims and promoter Eddie Hearn. Plus, they discuss the big fight in Vegas that saw Gervonta Davis stop Ryan Garcia in the seventh round.


"I need my title back” - Joe Cordina

Barry Jones and Steve spend the afternoon at Joe Cordina’s gym in Essex ahead of his big fight this weekend. They chat to him about the injury that led to him being stripped of his IBF super-featherweight title last year and how the whole situation left him pondering his future. Back fit again, and fighting this weekend against Shavkat Rakhimov for his old belt in his hometown of Cardiff, he explains why he feels he will have the better of his opponent. Plus, his trainer Tony Sims is also on the pod and he and Steve take a trip down memory lane.


Paul v Fury - The press conference

Steve is in Saudi Arabia ahead of the fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury this weekend. He speaks to both fighters as well as Tommy’s brother and heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, who shares his thoughts on the fight. We also hear from Derek Chisora who bizarrely is one of the fights promoters. And with the WBC reinstating Conor Benn to their rankings, Steve chats to their president - Mauricio Sulaimán.


Tea with Leigh

Steve takes the pod to Essex to speak to Leigh Wood ahead of the defence of his world title this weekend. As well as talking tea sets, the pair chat about his journey to world champion, the dramatic fight against Michael Conlan what we can expect from Mauricio Lara at the Nottingham Arena. Steve also chats with his trainer Ben Davison. And after another impressive performance by Adam Azim at the weekend at Wembley, we hear from him, as well as his trainer Shane McGuigan and Boxxer CEO Ben...


KSI and what is crossover boxing?

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.