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5 Live Sport Specials

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Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

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Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

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Awesome

By mikehillscolorado - Jul 30 2018
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Brilliant especially when they have boxing on.

Outstanding Boxing

By Best Show around…. - Nov 25 2017
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I love boxing and love the way 5 Live Sport Specials do boxing - 100 out of 10. Mike Hills

iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
4
2
2
0

Awesome

By mikehillscolorado - Jul 30 2018
Read more
Brilliant especially when they have boxing on.

Outstanding Boxing

By Best Show around…. - Nov 25 2017
Read more
I love boxing and love the way 5 Live Sport Specials do boxing - 100 out of 10. Mike Hills
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5 Live Sport Specials

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

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Showcasing 5 Live Sport’s one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage with the biggest names from the world of sport.

Rank #1: Living with Lions (The Inside Story)

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Tom Fordyce speaks to the people who made one of the greatest sports documentaries of all time.
It's been twenty years since that Lions tour of South Africa so we've made a special podcast all about "Living with Lions".

Aug 07 2017

49mins

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Rank #2: Friday Sports Panel

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Eleanor Oldroyd tackles the week's big issues in sport with British boxing great Carl Froch, double Olympic medal winning rower Heather Stanning and Ashes winning cricketer Steve Harmison.

Apr 27 2018

47mins

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Rank #3: Klitschko: "I want to show myself I can do it, I know I can do it"

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Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by Mike Costello and Steve Bunce, with two weeks before Wladimir Klitschko takes on Anthony Joshua. Mike has been spending time in Vladimir Klitchko's camp ahead of his world title fight and we speak to Klitschko's trainer, Jonathan Banks.

Apr 13 2017

50mins

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Rank #4: Friday Sports Panel

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World champion speed skater Wilf O’Reilly, Welsh rugby star Andy Powell and Olympic champion cyclist Callum Skinner join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Feb 09 2018

45mins

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Rank #5: Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show

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Matt is joined by Sonja McLaughlan, ex-Ireland centre Shane Horgan, former Wales flanker Martyn Williams and BBC Rugby Union correspondent Chris Jones to dissect squads for the opening Six Nations matches. The team also look ahead to the Champions Cup.

Jan 17 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: Sonny Bill Williams: Rugby and Religion

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New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams speaks to 5 Live's Tony Livesey about signing for Toronto Wolfpack, religion and the Christchurch mosques attack.

Nov 14 2019

12mins

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Rank #7: The Matt Dawson Rugby Show

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As Ireland try and win a Six Nations Grand Slam, Matt is joined by former Ireland and Lions winger Shane Horgan as well as his old half-back partner Paul Grayson. They preview the weekend’s big game at Twickenham and ask if Eddie Jones overstepped the mark with his comments about Ireland and Wales?

Mar 15 2018

52mins

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Rank #8: Friday Sports Panel

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John Murray is joined by former England Test cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, two-time world skeleton champion Shelley Rudman and three-time world squash champion Nick Matthew to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Dec 08 2017

47mins

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Rank #9: Matt Dawson's Rugby Show

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Matt is joined by Sonja McLaughlan, ex-Ireland centre Shane Horgan, former England fly-half Paul Grayson and retired Scotland scrum-half and commentator Andy Nicol to look ahead to the second round of matches in the Six Nations Championship.

Feb 07 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #10: The Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show

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Rain meant that England's third ODI was called off without a ball being bowled - how will this affect World Cup preparation? And with the series tied at 1-1, Mark Chapman asks Tuffers and Vaughan if England have underestimated the West Indies in both Test and One Day.

Feb 25 2019

55mins

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Rank #11: The Making of McGregor

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With Mayweather v McGregor little over a week away, OJ Borg visits Ireland to find out how Conor McGregor went from the Dublin suburb of Crumlin to the bright lights of Las Vegas via a spectacular career in the UFC.
Speaking to those who knew and trained him, find out about the plumber turned MMA star's upbringing and how he turned into one of sport’s most recognisable faces.

Aug 17 2017

58mins

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Rank #12: The Inside Track: who is the real Tyson Fury?

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Darren Campbell meets Tyson Fury and finds out who is the man behind the many masks.

We also look at the row that's rocked British cycling and at the bravery of Britain's Kadeena Cox at the World Para-athletic Championships.

Nov 13 2019

52mins

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Rank #13: Tributes to Ray Wilkins

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Tributes have been paid to former England midfielder Ray Wilkins who has died in hospital at the age of 61. You'll hear archive audio from the man himself reflecting on his career, plus memories from his close friend and team-mate Terry Butcher, former manager Ron Atkinson, and ex-Chelsea defender Paulo Ferreira.

Apr 04 2018

25mins

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Rank #14: Matt Dawson's Rugby Show

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Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson and Shane Horgan join Sonja McLaughlan to preview a pivotal weekend in the Six Nations as Scotland host England and Ireland face Wales. They ask whether Scotland are the new France, how England coach Eddie Jones will approach the game at Murrayfield and discuss the battle between Warren Gatland and Joe Schmidt in Dublin.

Feb 22 2018

51mins

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Rank #15: The Friday Sports Panel

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Boxing world champion Josh Warrington, England’s most capped rugby player Rochelle Clark and snooker star Shaun Murphy join Eleanor Oldroyd to chat about some of the sporting issues of the week. They discuss competing in hostile atmospheres, social media abuse, what should and shouldn’t be in the Olympics, plus much, much more.

Feb 22 2019

49mins

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Rank #16: Dawson meets McGeechan

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On the day the British and Irish Lions fly to New Zealand, Matt Dawson sits down with legendary coach Sir Ian McGeechan for an in-depth interview.

May 29 2017

52mins

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Rank #17: The Matt Dawson Rugby Show: Cipriani is back!

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Matt Dawson, Sonja McLaughlan, Paul Grayson and Shane Horgan debate England’s latest squad under Eddie Jones, which includes Danny Cipriani and Brad Shields. Plus there’s a preview of the Champions Cup final between Leinster and Racing 92.

May 10 2018

50mins

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Rank #18: Andy Murray: Injuries, recovery and return

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Andy Murray talks to 5 Live Breakfast about his gruelling and emotional two-year journey back to the tennis court following major hip surgery.

Nov 26 2019

21mins

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Rank #19: Friday Sports Panel

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Cricket legend David Gower, England women's Rugby Union captain Sarah Hunter and former New Zealand and Rugby League star Robbie Hunter-Paul join Jason Mohammad to discuss the sporting issues of the week.

Dec 01 2017

45mins

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Rank #20: Pietersen's been at the heart of many great English moments - Vaughan

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Tuffers and Vaughan are back for first time since January and there is a lot they want to get off their chests. The pair are joined by England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss to discuss the retirement of Kevin Pietersen, with Ben Stokes back in the Test side we ask who'll lead the attack against New Zealand, plus bring you the latest on Scotland's hopes of reaching the 2019 World Cup. We'll also look at what's been an eventful test series between South Africa and Australia, hear from England women's World Cup-winning captain Heather Knight ahead of the Tri-Series in India, and ask whether white ball-only contracts are the future for English cricket.

Mar 21 2018

1hr 18mins

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The Inside Track: Max Whitlock on his Tokyo title defence

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Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell and Eleanor Oldroyd are joined by Double Olympic Champion Max Whitlock. Together they discuss the defence of his two gymnastics titles at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, glandular fever and how fatherhood has changed him. Russell Fuller joins the podcast from Melbourne to give us the latest on the qualifying rounds at the Australian Open. Plus, Darren and Elly are joined by a host of guests to discuss the cycling, swimming, rowing and athletics medal prospects ahead of the games in six month's time.

Jan 16 2020

58mins

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The Inside Track: A 2020 Preview

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Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell joins Eleanor Oldroyd to look ahead to the biggest sporting events in 2020. Who will be the big stars to emerge from the Tokyo Olympics, can Tiger Roll make hat-trick history in the Grand National and will it be Wilder or Fury? Listen as Darren and Elly are joined by a host of BBC correspondents for the inside track on what events to mark in your diary.

Jan 09 2020

56mins

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Has the Championship become ‘a league of gamblers'?

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A 5 Live investigation has found that Championship clubs are making huge financial losses, with more than half the clubs in the league spending more on wages than they are bringing in, in revenue.

Working with accountants Deloitte and sport finance experts Vysyble, 5 Live found Championship sides ran up a record high total of £307 in pre-tax losses in 2017/18, and overall spending on player and staff wages exceeded clubs’ revenue by 11%.

The EFL says it has set up a "working group" of clubs to look at possible changes that could help the long-term sustainability of clubs in future.

5 Live's Tony Livesey speaks to BBC sport reporter Simon Stone, Deloitte’s Dan Jones, former-Wigan chairman David Sharpe and fans from a number of Championship clubs about the findings, and discuss where it leaves the future sustainability of the league’s clubs.

Dec 20 2019

21mins

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The Inside Track: Sporting Moments of the Decade

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Darren, Elly and guests celebrate some of the biggest sporting moments of the past decade including the glorious summer day at Lord’s as England lifted the Cricket World Cup, Andy Murray ending that 77-year wait for a British male to win Wimbledon and arguably the greatest comeback of all, the Miracle of Medinah.

Dec 19 2019

1hr 8mins

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The Inside Track: Sir Matthew Pinsent meets Pete Reed and what next for athletics?

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Darren Campbell and Jeanette Kwayke are joined by Sir Matthew Pinsent, who meets with three-time Olympic rowing champion, Pete Reed, to discuss the spinal stroke he suffered which has left him paralysed from the chest down.

Athletics coach Toni Minichiello and BBC sports editor Dan Roan also discuss the issues in athletics with the sport hitting the headlines for a host of reasons in recent weeks.

Nov 28 2019

56mins

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Andy Murray: Injuries, recovery and return

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Andy Murray talks to 5 Live Breakfast about his gruelling and emotional two-year journey back to the tennis court following major hip surgery.

Nov 26 2019

21mins

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The Inside Track: Tom Smith, Colin Kaepernick & Hannah Cockroft

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Elly travels to France to visit former British Lion Tom Smith. He opens up about the shock and panic of his recent Stage 4 cancer diagnosis and how he intends to bring as much certainty as he can to his family’s future. We also talk Colin Kaepernick – should sport and politics ever mix?.....And we hear from Hannah Cockroft, now a winner of 12 world titles, but is she getting the credit she deserves?

Nov 21 2019

53mins

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Sonny Bill Williams: Rugby and Religion

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New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams speaks to 5 Live's Tony Livesey about signing for Toronto Wolfpack, religion and the Christchurch mosques attack.

Nov 14 2019

12mins

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The Inside Track: who is the real Tyson Fury?

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Darren Campbell meets Tyson Fury and finds out who is the man behind the many masks.

We also look at the row that's rocked British cycling and at the bravery of Britain's Kadeena Cox at the World Para-athletic Championships.

Nov 13 2019

52mins

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The Inside Track: YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul return to the ring

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In the first show of a new series with Darren Campbell and Elly Oldroyd, we're asking what does the fight between YouTube superstars KSI and Logan Paul mean for boxing?

Plus, Caitlyn Jenner's extraordinary journey having come out as a transgender woman four years ago, and the story of Darren's recovery from a bleed on the brain.

Nov 07 2019

52mins

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Juan Mata: My life on and off the pitch

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He has won pretty much everything you can win in football - but Juan Mata is also known for the leading role he has been playing off the pitch.

5 Live's Hugh Ferris talks to the Manchester United midfielder about why he wants players to donate one percent of their annual salary to try and tackle social challenges.

Plus, Mata reveals why he calls his mum from the team coach before every game and whether he would describe himself as a ‘Manchester hipster’.

Oct 24 2019

17mins

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Marieke Vervoort: Fight to the finish

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Following her death, we take a look back at the story of a remarkable sportswoman.

Belgian para-athlete Marieke Vervoort made headlines at the Rio games after revealing she had signed papers to end her life via euthanasia.

In this powerful documentary from 2016, Marieke spoke at length to Eleanor Oldroyd about her life and the decision she made.

Oct 22 2019

52mins

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Daniel Ricciardo - Danger and Death

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In this special podcast, Andrew Benson sits down with Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo following the tragic death of Anthoine Hubert last weekend. Four days on, he delves deep into what it takes for a racing driver to confront his fears and race on in such difficult circumstances. We also hear from four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel on whether the sport’s governing body is doing enough with regards to safety.

Sep 05 2019

32mins

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VAR: Neil Swarbrick answers your questions

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VAR are three letters that have divided footie fans this season.

So is it changing the game for better or worse?

5 Live's Geoff Lloyd and Clare McDonnell put listeners' questions to Neil Swarbrick, who has been implementing it for the Premier League.

Aug 20 2019

23mins

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Matt Dawson’s Rugby Show

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One of the biggest shocks in England's World Cup squad named by Eddie Jones this week was the inclusion of Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz – we hear his reaction to being selected. We ask if New Zealand are still favourites for the World Cup following their heavy defeat by Australia and how will Wales cope without injured fly-half Gareth Anscombe? Matt Dawson and Sonja McLaughlan are joined by former New Zealand fly-half Nick Evans and Bath and Wales centre Jamie Roberts to discuss all that and look ahead to the weekend’s international friendlies.

Aug 15 2019

51mins

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The Matt Dawson Rugby Show – We’re ready for Japan

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As the home nations gear up for their first World Cup warm-up matches, Matt Dawson, Sonja McLaughlin, Martyn Williams and Chris Jones try to work out which of the northern hemisphere sides has the best chance to win the Webb Ellis trophy. And we’ll go down under to work out why New Zealand’s air of invincibility might be slightly diminishing.

Aug 06 2019

48mins

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Cricket World Cup: Your reaction to England victory

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Joe Root's nan, kids react to the Super Over and a fan's desperate search to find a live stream in Cambodia... 5 Live's Rachel Burden hears your reaction to the Cricket World Cup.

Jul 15 2019

42mins

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Sports Panel #ChangeTheGame Special

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Eleanor Oldroyd presents a women in sport special edition of the Sports Panel as part of the BBC's #ChangeTheGame season. She's joined on the top table by athletics legend Dame Kelly Holmes, Para-triathlon star Lauren Steadman, England Netball head coach Tracey Neville, sports minister Mims Davies MP and the BBC's Director of Sport Barbara Slater. They debate some of the big issues affecting sportswomen in 2019 in front of a live audience featuring Olympic and Paralympic champions, Commonwealth Champions, Ashes winners, World Cup winners, Grand Slam winners and stars from 15 different sports. Presenting alongside Elly is Olympic long jumper Jazmin Sawyers who gets the insight of sports stars including Elise Christie, Jordan Nobbs, Rebecca Adlington, Danni Wyatt, Catriona Matthew and many many more. The show was originally broadcast on Friday 24th May 2019.

May 24 2019

1hr 40mins

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Cipriani triumphs, but who will enjoy Premiership success?

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Sonja McLaughlan is joined by James Haskell and Chris Jones at the Premiership rugby awards as we sit down with player of the season Danny Cipriani to discuss his sensational form, his England ambitions and life off the field. We also hear from Saracens’ Mark McCall and Alex Goode as we look ahead to Saturday’s semi-finals.

May 23 2019

52mins

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The Friday Sports Panel

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Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by the former supermiddleweight world champion Carl Froch, Rugby Union World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi, and FA Cup winner - and now Partick Thistle manager - Gary Caldwell, to discuss the week’s big sporting stories.

May 17 2019

47mins

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iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
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Awesome

By mikehillscolorado - Jul 30 2018
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Brilliant especially when they have boxing on.

Outstanding Boxing

By Best Show around…. - Nov 25 2017
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I love boxing and love the way 5 Live Sport Specials do boxing - 100 out of 10. Mike Hills