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My name's Andy Clarke and I'm a boxing commentator and pundit, mainly for Sky Sports. This page is the home of a new boxing podcast me and 3-time world title challenger and Sky colleague Matt Macklin are doing called Macklin's Take. Topical debate, big name guests and boxing insiders, we'll bring you all of it. Hope you enjoy it,

My name's Andy Clarke and I'm a boxing commentator and pundit, mainly for Sky Sports. This page is the home of a new boxing podcast me and 3-time world title challenger and Sky colleague Matt Macklin are doing called Macklin's Take. Topical debate, big name guests and boxing insiders, we'll bring you all of it. Hope you enjoy it,
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My name's Andy Clarke and I'm a boxing commentator and pundit, mainly for Sky Sports. This page is the home of a new boxing podcast me and 3-time world title challenger and Sky colleague Matt Macklin are doing called Macklin's Take. Topical debate, big name guests and boxing insiders, we'll bring you all of it. Hope you enjoy it,

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Macklin’s Take #37 Ruiz vs Joshua reaction

12/8/2019
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After Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz to regain his WBA, IBF and WBO Heavyweight titles at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia me and Matt Macklin sat down in the hotel lobby and canvassed the thoughts, opinions and recollections of a Who’s Who of boxing afficionados. Carl Froch, Tony Bellew, Spencer Oliver, Eddie Hearn, Dave Coldwell, Adam Smith, Anna Woolhouse and Kugan Cassius all joined us to look back on what was an historic week in the desert. There were even Christmas carols at the end....

Duration:01:12:44

Macklin’s Take #36 – Saudi special with Rob McCracken

12/6/2019
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Ahead of Ruiz vs Joshua myself and Mr Macklin sat down with Rob McCracken, AJ’s trainer and a long-time friend of Matt’s.

Duration:00:45:38

Macklin's Take #35 - Ruiz vs AJ preview from Riyadh

12/5/2019
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Me and Matt Macklin are in Saudi Arabia and bring you an all-singing, all-dancing Ruiz vs AJ preview with an array of star guests: Dave Coldwell, Tom Little, Dean Whyte, Gerald Washington and, last but certainly not least, Barry Hearn.

Duration:01:17:50

Macklin's Take #34 with Frank Smith

12/2/2019
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Frank Smith started his Matchroom career handing out leaflets at Romford train station. Little did he realise that not much more than 10 years later he'd be chief exec at one of the biggest promotional companies in world boxing. It's been a hell of a ride and Frank joined me and Matt Macklin to share a few of the highs and lows.

Duration:01:06:52

Macklin's Take #33 with Johnny Nelson

11/25/2019
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Self-belief is crucial for all athletes; without it you’ll get nowhere. Nobody knows that better than Johnny Nelson and this week Johnny joins me & Matt Macklin and tells us how he managed to find the inner strength to ignore the doubters, and after a very rocky start to his pro career, fight his way to a world title.

Duration:00:57:41

Macklin's Take #32 with Joe Gallagher

11/18/2019
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This week myself & Matt Macklin are joined by one of Matt’s old taskmasters, British Boxing’s Trainer of the Year Joe Gallagher. A proud Mancunian, Joe’s never afraid to say what he thinks and shone a light on some important issues within boxing as well as illuminating just how difficult life in sport’s public eye can be.

Duration:01:04:50

Macklin's Take #31 with Kalle Sauerland

11/11/2019
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This week myself & Matt Macklin have the great pleasure of presenting to you, King Kalle Unplugged. An hour of pure, unbridled honesty from the top promoter Kalle Sauerland. It was an absolute pleasure. “I’ll never do a podcast at night” he says, well we’ll have to see about that next time.

Duration:01:06:29

Macklin's Take #30 with Glenn McCrory

11/4/2019
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Glenn McCrory is not the kind of man you meet every day. After becoming the North East’s first ever world boxing champion he’s now aiming to become the first world boxing champ to summit Everest and stand on the top of the world. His has been a life well and truly lived; from turning up to spar Tyson in a vest and Bermuda shorts to being ringside at the world’s biggest fights, it was a pleasure for me & Matt to sit down with him.

Duration:01:05:19

Macklin's Take #29 with Ryan Rhodes

10/28/2019
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The mid to late 90s was a hell of a time to be young. It was the era of Britpop and Cool Britannia and boxing was booming. Nowhere more so that at Sheffield’s Ingle gym. Joining us this week is a man who was in the middle of it all, the Spice Boy himself Ryan Rhodes.

Duration:01:08:17

Macklin's Take #28 with Cherrelle Brown

10/21/2019
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Cherrelle Brown was an outstanding amateur and as a pro is now unbeaten at 6-0 and WBC International Super Lightweight champion. With that resume you could be forgiven for thinking that success always has and always will come easily to her. But you’d be wrong. The world of professional boxing as a novice pro is a battleground, a treacherous landscape laden with pitfalls and trapdoors. Cherrelle joined me and Matt to tell us all about it and didn’t hold anything back.

Duration:01:02:06

Macklin's Take #27 with Andy Lee

10/14/2019
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By popular demand Macklin’s Take Franchise Champion Andy Lee re-joins me and Matt this week. It’s been 6 months since we last spoke to him and a lot’s happened in that time. Andy’s taken the plunge as a trainer and manager so we talk to him about that, Tyson Fury, AJ vs Ruiz and Top Rank’s imminent arrival on the UK promotional scene.

Duration:01:03:17

Macklin's Take #26 with Barry Jones

10/7/2019
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Former WBO Super Featherweight champ Barry Jones is one of the best boxing pundits on the circuit. And he’s very good company too so me & Matt Macklin decided to pay him a visit at Bunter’s Café, or Barry’s Corner, as he likes to call it, to see how the transition from fighter to analyst happened for him and to discuss TV coverage of the sport and how he sees his role in it.

Duration:01:02:20

Macklin's Take #25 with Mark Seltzer

9/30/2019
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Every fighter needs a good corner, and every good corner needs a good cutman. So this week on Macklin’s Take me & Matt Macklin sought out one of the best in the business in Mark Seltzer and discovered just what his job entails and what the view is like from the inside of huge fights involving the likes of AJ and Froch.

Duration:01:14:49

Macklin's Take #24 with Mark Reigate

9/23/2019
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Boxing clubs are the lifeblood of the sport, often the lifeblood of their local community. Tucked away under railway arches, perched above pubs, nestled on estates, they play a crucial role in saving and shaping lives. So this week on Macklin's Take me and Matt Macklin decided to head down to Fitzroy Lodge in South London to talk to head coach Mark Reigate about the unique challenges and rewards of running a club.

Duration:01:00:44

Macklin's Take #23 with Al Siesta

9/16/2019
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This week myself and Matt Macklin sit down with one of the sport's truly fascinating characters, Mr Al Siesta. Having moved to England after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Al, via a successful music career, has manoeuvred his way in his own inimitable style into his current position as one of the sport's influential inside men. A promoter, manager, matchmaker, agent and fixer he is truly boxing's Winston Wolf. We had great fun recording this episode so we hope you have as much fun...

Duration:01:02:25

Macklin's Take #22 with Peter Fury

9/9/2019
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This week me and Matt are joined by Peter Fury who tells us what life is like for young men in the travelling community and why fighting is such a big part of traveller culture. He has plenty of stories form life on the road and in the ring and lucky for us he was very happy to share them.

Duration:01:10:46

Macklin's Take #21 with Paulie Malignaggi

9/2/2019
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This week myself and Matt are joined by former 2-weight world champion and Sky colleague Paulie Malignaggi. Paulie's one of the most articulate and insightful pundits in the sport and he gave us his verdict on just how healthy the sport of boxing really is. The New York gym scene, the small halls, the PED crisis, Broadcasting and promotional wars, we covered the lot and the Magic Man had plenty to say.

Duration:01:05:52

Macklin's Take #20 with Peter Buckley

8/26/2019
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Peter Buckley is the original King of the Journeymen. He had 300 fights but there's barely a scratch on him. He'd have it with anyone, anywhere, at any notice, only ever turning down one fight and that was because he was injured from a street fight he'd had earlier that day! Naz, Acelino Freitas, he wasn't bothered, names meant nothing to The Professor. And as a 2 weight Area champion he could box a bit too. He keeps a low profile these days but still follows the sport closely and was happy...

Duration:00:55:47

Macklin's Take #19 with Jim McDonnell

8/19/2019
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"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." It's a mantra you see written on gym walls the world over. So how hard does an elite fighter have to work? And do today's elite fighters work hard enough? Are there too many people involved in a fighter's training now? What do they all do? Top trainer Jim McDonnell joined me and Matt to discuss all of this and more.

Duration:01:12:51

Macklin's Take #18 with Cello Renda

8/12/2019
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Cello Renda's not the kind of man you meet every day. After knocking out a couple of rugby players in a street fight he turned pro at 18 with no amateur experience, no trainer and took the hard road, travelling all over the country to spar and learn on the job vs elite fighters. One of those fighters was a certain Matthew Macklin, who describes him as one of the hardest punchers he's ever faced. Cello's retired now and coaching the sport he still loves and met up with me and Matt to tell us...

Duration:01:10:12