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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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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.

iTunes Ratings

67 Ratings
Average Ratings
61
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3
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Wilder

By mashy1974 - Nov 25 2019
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I’ve listened to your podcast from the start and i love it, never felt the urge to write to you but after the episode after wilder Ortiz fight was a tough listen, you guys actually sounded like you was working for al hayman. I can see valid points of his punching power but you guys were blowing smoke up his arse way to much he knocked out an old man who was walking straight in line to get hit with that shot. Wilder has only had 5 meaningful fights at the most the rest are terrible opponents, he cherry picked fury thinking it would be a walk in the park and should have lost. He will lose to fury next time without a doubt but the way you guys were are going on about him it’s like a reincarnation of ali.

Wonderful

By Gingerphil205 - Jul 04 2019
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Just a terrific and unmissable podcast

iTunes Ratings

67 Ratings
Average Ratings
61
3
0
3
0

Wilder

By mashy1974 - Nov 25 2019
Read more
I’ve listened to your podcast from the start and i love it, never felt the urge to write to you but after the episode after wilder Ortiz fight was a tough listen, you guys actually sounded like you was working for al hayman. I can see valid points of his punching power but you guys were blowing smoke up his arse way to much he knocked out an old man who was walking straight in line to get hit with that shot. Wilder has only had 5 meaningful fights at the most the rest are terrible opponents, he cherry picked fury thinking it would be a walk in the park and should have lost. He will lose to fury next time without a doubt but the way you guys were are going on about him it’s like a reincarnation of ali.

Wonderful

By Gingerphil205 - Jul 04 2019
Read more
Just a terrific and unmissable podcast
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5 Live Boxing with Costello & Bunce

Latest release on Jan 27, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Joshua stunned in New York

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Mike and Steve are ringside in New York's Madison Square Garden where Andy Ruiz Jr. produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing to take Anthony Joshua's IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles from him. Along with David Haye and Carl Frampton they analyse a US debut to forget for AJ, heap praise on underdog Ruiz, and ask what this result means for future fights in the division. Then, the boys take a trip to the diner after interviewing both Ruiz Jr. and Joshua in the changing rooms.

Jun 02 2019

57mins

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Rank #2: Joshua beaten: The rumours, the fallout, and what comes next?

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As the dust settles on Anthony Joshua's stunning upset defeat to Andy Ruiz jr., Mike and Steve debate the rumours around Joshua being knocked out in sparring, Joshua's father's apparently angry reaction in the ring after the fight, and what changes he needs to make to get back to the top of the sport.

Jun 04 2019

30mins

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Rank #3: Joshua v Ruiz: Final fight breakdown

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Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz jr weigh in ahead of the heavyweight world title fight at Madison Square Garden. Mike and Steve analyse how they looked on the scales, and break down how they see the fight going. Paulie Malignaggi also pops by to give his prediction.

May 31 2019

16mins

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Rank #4: Joshua vs Ruiz: AJ wants Fury next

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Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. faced the media for the final time before their world heavyweight title fight this weekend at Madison Square Garden. Joshua says he is turning his attention to a fight with Tyson Fury, after Deontay Wilder announced his next fight would be a rematch against Luis Ortiz. Also, Mike and Steve talk to several of the undercard fighters including Katie Taylor and Callum Smith ahead of their world title fights, and Carl Frampton pops up to talk about sparring with Taylor, his training partner Tommy Coyle and where he goes next in his own career.

May 30 2019

52mins

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Rank #5: Wilder produces an all-time knockout

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Deontay Wilder once again proved his punching power by knocking out Dominic Breazeale in their WBC heavweight title contest. Mike and Steve ask where it ranks in the annals of great heavyweight knockouts and debate whether this changes their opinion of who would win between Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. They also address Wilder's controversial comments made before that fight about killing an opponent in the ring.

Later, Josh Taylor joins the podcast after becoming a world champion at the weekend by beating Ivan Baranchyk in the World Boxing Super Series semi finals, plus reaction to 'The Monster' Naoya Inoue adding another knockout to his record and Billy Joe Saunders becoming a two weight world champion in Stevenage.

May 20 2019

53mins

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AJ to fight “Rumble in the Jungle 2”?

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Could Anthony Joshua fight in the same stadium in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974? Eddie Hearn opens up on the exotic offers to stage a major fight in the next few years, and explains why Joshua’s next fight will likely be in the UK. Also, a reflection on the shocking news of American basketball star (and big boxing fan) Kobe Bryant’s death, and with less than a month to go until Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder’s rematch, what will trainer Sugarhill Steward bring to Tyson Fury’s skill set?

Jan 27 2020

56mins

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Kal Yafai, the best little 'uns & Conor McGregor back in boxing?

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Britain's longest reigning current world champion Kal Yafai joins the podcast after his fight against former pound-for-pound king Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez was announced, for Yafai's WBA world super flyweight world title. Mike and Steve discuss about the best lighter weight fighters, discuss Conor McGregor's insistence that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather and win a boxing world title, and look at Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's press conference last week ahead of their rematch.

Jan 21 2020

53mins

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Kell Brook: the forgotten man of British boxing?

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Former welterweight world champion Kell Brook opens up about his new attitude, attempting to get back to the top of the sport at the age of 33. His trainer Dominic Ingle also joins Mike and Steve to talk about the change in a fighter's approach when they get older, and whether we'll ever see Brook fight Amir Khan. Also, reaction to unified super lightweight world champion Josh Taylor's split from Barry McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions; and are the massive purses on offer from the likes of DAZN and ESPN+ in America sustainable?

Jan 13 2020

55mins

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Fury v Wilder 2 - the biggest heavyweight fight for 20 years?

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With the rematch confirmed for 22nd February in Las Vegas, how does Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 2 compare to massive heavyweight fights of the past? Mike and Steve also preview 2020 in boxing for the rest of Britain’s world champions, including whether Billy Joe Saunders will get a shot at Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Anthony Joshua’s next steps after winning his world titles back, and could Josh Warrington attract some big-name American talent to the UK.

Jan 06 2020

48mins

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Boxing in the 2010's

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Looking back at the last decade in boxing: the big fights, and how the sport has changed.

Dec 30 2019

49mins

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How long until Joshua fights Fury or Wilder?

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How long will boxing fans have to wait to see Anthony Joshua against the other two big names in the heavyweight division, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder? Mike and Steve break down the politics and the timings issues that could get in the way. Also, more reaction to Andy Ruiz's excuses for losing to Joshua, a preview of Daniel Dubois upcoming fight and an appreciation of the importance of amateur boxing clubs.

Dec 16 2019

52mins

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Joshua beaten: The rumours, the fallout, and what comes next?

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As the dust settles on Anthony Joshua's stunning upset defeat to Andy Ruiz jr., Mike and Steve debate the rumours around Joshua being knocked out in sparring, Joshua's father's apparently angry reaction in the ring after the fight, and what changes he needs to make to get back to the top of the sport.

Jun 04 2019

30mins

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Joshua stunned in New York

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Mike and Steve are ringside in New York's Madison Square Garden where Andy Ruiz Jr. produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing to take Anthony Joshua's IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles from him. Along with David Haye and Carl Frampton they analyse a US debut to forget for AJ, heap praise on underdog Ruiz, and ask what this result means for future fights in the division. Then, the boys take a trip to the diner after interviewing both Ruiz Jr. and Joshua in the changing rooms.

Jun 02 2019

57mins

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Joshua v Ruiz: Final fight breakdown

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Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz jr weigh in ahead of the heavyweight world title fight at Madison Square Garden. Mike and Steve analyse how they looked on the scales, and break down how they see the fight going. Paulie Malignaggi also pops by to give his prediction.

May 31 2019

16mins

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Joshua vs Ruiz: AJ wants Fury next

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Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. faced the media for the final time before their world heavyweight title fight this weekend at Madison Square Garden. Joshua says he is turning his attention to a fight with Tyson Fury, after Deontay Wilder announced his next fight would be a rematch against Luis Ortiz. Also, Mike and Steve talk to several of the undercard fighters including Katie Taylor and Callum Smith ahead of their world title fights, and Carl Frampton pops up to talk about sparring with Taylor, his training partner Tommy Coyle and where he goes next in his own career.

May 30 2019

52mins

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Joshua vs Ruiz: Wilder's spanner in the works

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Deontay Wilder hijacked the fight week news cycle overnight in New York by announcing his next bout would not be against Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury, instead opting for a rematch with Luis Ortiz. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn reacts to the news and explains his frustration at being unable to even get a meeting with Wilder's representatives. Mike and Steve then speak to legendary Muhammad Ali biographer Thomas Hauser, who paints a worrying picture about the state of the heavyweight division and in boxing in general the longer we have to wait for a superfight.

May 29 2019

37mins

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Wilder produces an all-time knockout

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Deontay Wilder once again proved his punching power by knocking out Dominic Breazeale in their WBC heavweight title contest. Mike and Steve ask where it ranks in the annals of great heavyweight knockouts and debate whether this changes their opinion of who would win between Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. They also address Wilder's controversial comments made before that fight about killing an opponent in the ring.

Later, Josh Taylor joins the podcast after becoming a world champion at the weekend by beating Ivan Baranchyk in the World Boxing Super Series semi finals, plus reaction to 'The Monster' Naoya Inoue adding another knockout to his record and Billy Joe Saunders becoming a two weight world champion in Stevenage.

May 20 2019

53mins

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BONUS POD: Groves on retirement, Froch and taking control

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Former super middleweight world champion George Groves reflects on the end of his career, his two massive fights against Carl Froch, and how he tried to take control of his career.

May 14 2019

28mins

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Billy Joe's back, Deontay's underrated and Josh Taylor: world champion?

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Former super middleweight champion George Groves joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming fights this weekend, including Billy Joe Saunders v Shefat Isufi for the WBO super middleweight world title, Deontay Wilder's return to the ring against former Anthony Joshua opponent Dominic Breazeale, and his former training mate Josh Taylor's bid for a world title in the semi final of the World Boxing Super Series against Ivan Baranchyk in Glasgow.

May 13 2019

43mins

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Who is boxing's Tiger?

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As Mike and Steve arrive in a chilly New York ahead of Terence Crawford v Amir Khan for the WBO weltweight title, is there anyone currently in the sport of boxing that can inspire the same universal excitement as Tiger Woods in his Masters victory? Also, an early look at why Crawford v Khan might not be the mismatch expected by some bookmakers, and a review of Anthony Crolla's lopsided four round defeat by Vasyl Lomachenko at the weekend.

Apr 16 2019

37mins

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AJ & Josh Warrington look to America

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With confirmation that Anthony Joshua will fight Jarrell Miller in the States not far away, Eddie Hearn joins the podcast to talk about a frustrating period for the WBA, IBF and WBO champion since beating Alexander Povetkin last September. Mike and Steve discuss the difference in how Joshua has conducted his career in comparison with Great Britain's previous Olympic super heavyweight gold medallist Audley Harrison. Then, Josh Warrington calls in to talk about his upcoming fight with Kid Galahad, the change in his status since beating Carl Frampton, and his hopes for the rest of the year.

Feb 11 2019

50mins

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iTunes Ratings

67 Ratings
Average Ratings
61
3
0
3
0

Wilder

By mashy1974 - Nov 25 2019
Read more
I’ve listened to your podcast from the start and i love it, never felt the urge to write to you but after the episode after wilder Ortiz fight was a tough listen, you guys actually sounded like you was working for al hayman. I can see valid points of his punching power but you guys were blowing smoke up his arse way to much he knocked out an old man who was walking straight in line to get hit with that shot. Wilder has only had 5 meaningful fights at the most the rest are terrible opponents, he cherry picked fury thinking it would be a walk in the park and should have lost. He will lose to fury next time without a doubt but the way you guys were are going on about him it’s like a reincarnation of ali.

Wonderful

By Gingerphil205 - Jul 04 2019
Read more
Just a terrific and unmissable podcast