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5 live Boxing with Costello & Bunce

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Two men who’ve spent a lifetime in the boxing game - Mike Costello and Steve Bunce - discuss the latest news and big fight nights, with special guests. New episodes every Monday.

Two men who’ve spent a lifetime in the boxing game - Mike Costello and Steve Bunce - discuss the latest news and big fight nights, with special guests. New episodes every Monday.
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United Kingdom

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Boxing

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BBC

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Two men who’ve spent a lifetime in the boxing game - Mike Costello and Steve Bunce - discuss the latest news and big fight nights, with special guests. New episodes every Monday.

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English


Episodes

Bellew bows out

11/11/2018
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There was no fairytale ending to Tony Bellew's career despite a brave performance v Oleksandr Usyk, eventually being stopped in the eighth round as Usyk retains his undisputed world cruiserweight titles. Mike and Steve analyse the fight, look back on Bellew's career and ask whether Usyk could go on to fight Anthony Joshua at heavyweight.

Duration:00:48:57

Is "the best Bellew" enough?

11/8/2018
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As Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk make their final preparations ahead of their their undisputed cruiserweight world title fight, Mike and Steve break down how they got to this point in their careers, and how they think the fight will go.

Duration:00:29:20

A ‘monster’ calls, Tony Bellew answers

11/5/2018
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Ahead of his undisputed cruiserweight world title fight against Oleksandr Usyk, Tony Bellew joins the podcast to reflect on the dedication required to drag himself out of retirement to fight the Ukrainian. Mike and Steve analyse the fight and ask where it would rank in the history of great British boxing victories if he were to pull it off. Also, contrasting fortunes for Josh Taylor and Ryan Burnett in their World Boxing Super Series bouts last weekend, an update to the Olympic boxing saga...

Duration:00:47:58

Fury fails, British P4P and fighting after tragedy

10/29/2018
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Hughie Fury is beaten by Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria, so where next for the 24-year-old and why has he come in for such criticism online? Mike and Steve analyse the fight and ask whether he can come again. Also, reaction to Daniel Jacobs winning a fight-of-the-year contender against Sergiy Derevyanchenko, General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control Robert Smith joins the podcast to address the situation regarding Billy Joe Saunders' failed test, and who are top British fighters...

Duration:00:50:58

Prison training, Hughie's big chance, and the best female boxer?

10/22/2018
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Peter Fury opens up on his "old school" training philosophy and what he learned about fitness while he was in prison. His son Hughie fights Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria this weekend in a world heavyweight title eliminator. Mike and Steve break down last weekend's action, ask what is the future for televised boxing with HBO's announcement they're pulling out of the sport and the rise of streaming service DAZN, and eulogize about the performance of 17-year-old Caroline Dubois at the Youth Olympic...

Duration:00:51:34

Olympic boxing on the brink

10/16/2018
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Could the crisis at the top of amateur boxing mean the sport is left out of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo? Mike and Steve examine the issues faced, and discuss the importance of the amateur set up to the overall health of the sport in the UK. Then, review of a busy weekend of action, including pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford’s win over Jose Benavidez, Lewis Ritson’s upset defeat in Newcastle, and the latest on Billy Joe Saunders’ failed drug test.

Duration:00:51:23

Weight regulations, clean boxing and the best knockout of the year

10/8/2018
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Mike Costello and Steve Bunce chat to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman about the new regulations regarding weight management of boxers and the clean boxing programme. Also Callum Smith speaks exclusively about his stunning win in the World Boxing Super Series against George Groves. Costello and Bunce also round up the weekend’s action which includes; British light-heavyweight Callum Johnson and super-bantamweight Gavin McDonnell who suffered stoppage defeats in world title shots in Chicago....

Duration:00:44:22

Fury aims to make ‘lemonade’ out of Wilder

10/1/2018
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Ahead of their fight on 1st December, both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are on this week’s pod, as Mike Costello and Steve Bunce look ahead to the fight, with Fury insisting that he ‘can withstand anything’. Promoter Lou DiBella tells us why he thinks Fury is an ‘interesting cat’, and we also pay tribute to Enzo Calzaghe, whose funeral took place this week.

Duration:00:49:38

Joshua overcomes man-flu and a 'mad Russian'

9/23/2018
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Mike and Steve take you deep inside the bowels of Wembley following Anthony Joshua’s devastating victory over Alexander Povetkin. Nobody escapes the clutches of our two men as they welcome David Haye, Eddie Hearn, Michael Buffer and Joshua himself onto the pod.

Duration:00:44:46

Should we be more excited for Joshua v Povetkin?

9/21/2018
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After a fairly underwhelming weigh-in, Mike and Steve breakdown the fight and the scale of the task for Anthony Joshua on Saturday night. Buncey's expecting a 'scare' for Joshua who is also on the pod. The heavyweight champion admits he is ready to 'get a cut eye and a bloody nose' and is expecting a tough test from his Russian opponent.

Duration:00:25:28

AJ gets real

9/19/2018
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As his fight against Alexander Povetkin looms, Steve visits Anthony Joshua to talk Deontay Wilder, being disrespected and ignoring the haters. Mike and Steve ask whether we're seeing a new side of Joshua and break down the fight. Also, after the news this week that trainer Enzo Calzaghe has passed away aged 69, Mike and Steve remember the man who took his son Joe all the way to world titles in two weight divisions and an unbeaten 46 fight career. Next episode out Friday evening after the...

Duration:00:53:12

Canelo wins, just

9/16/2018
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Reaction to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's tight points victory over Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. Mike and Steve give their scorecards, ask whether the result is good for the sport in light of Canelo's failed drugs test earlier this year, and debate whether there will be a trilogy.

Duration:00:31:23

Fired up and ready to fight

9/14/2018
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After a tense weigh-in and head-to-head faceoff between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin, Mike and Steve give their final breakdown of the fight. Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez tells Mike how their gameplan will be differ from the first fight last year, and Mike and Steve make their predictions.

Duration:00:28:06

Canelo & GGG vs Costello

9/12/2018
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Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin speak to Mike ahead of their middleweight megafight this weekend - full live commentary on 5 live and the BBC Sport website from 4am Sunday morning. Mike and Steve compare their attitudes going into the fight, particularly regarding Canelo's performance enhancing drug suspension that caused the rescheduling of their bout from May. Also, a sneak preview of Steve's interview with Anthony Joshua, ahead of his fight against Alexander Povetkin at...

Duration:00:34:45

Khan't go on & Canelo v GGG

9/10/2018
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Amir Khan beat Samuel Vargas at the weekend but were there signs that he should think about calling it a career? And Mike prepares to head to Las Vegas for live commentary of Gennady Golovkin v Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez this weekend on BBC Radio 5 live.

Duration:00:55:13