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Boxing News Podcast

No politics, just pure boxing talk. Educated opinions, predictions and insight from Boxing News’ Matt Christie and John Dennen.

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Episode 134

JOHN DENNEN is joined by George Gigney as the Boxing News team discuss Carl Frampton's exploits in New York, the thrilling victory over Leo Santa Cruz and what might be next for him. As well as rounding up the rest of the recent UK action, we mull over Gennady Golovkin's visit to London. The team preview the impending Olympic Games and what the draw means for the GB boxing team and much, much more. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

38mins

5 Aug 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 135

AFTER the summer break, Matt Christie and John Dennen are back on the Opening Bell podcast. All week they've been charting the course of the build up to Gennady Golovkin versus Kell Brook and now they deliver their verdicts on the fight, how to beat 'GGG', how special the 'Special One' would need to be and ponder what it all means for the sport. Just boxing, no politics, get involved

28mins

9 Sep 2016

Rank #2

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The Opening Bell Episode 118

BOXING NEWS editor Matt Christie and John Dennen debate the Miguel Cotto-Saul Alvarez, wondering who will win, how they'll do it and whether the WBC middleweight title fight will become everything it's cracked up to be. We also round up the latest action, including the remarkable feats of the Smith brothers, the Tim Bradley-Teddy Atlas partnership and what's eating Vasyl Lomachenko. Plus we look forward to some more major upcoming fights, considering whether Martin Murray has what it takes to dethrone Arthur Abraham in Germany and whether Anthony Crolla can seize the world title in his rematch with Darleys Perez. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

54mins

13 Nov 2015

Rank #3

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Episode 130

John Dennen and Matt Christie are reunited in for the latest edition of the Opening Bell podcast. The Boxing News team reflect on momentous weekend for British boxing, with Ricky Burns becoming a three-weight world champion and Tony Bellew triumphing at Goodison Park. They consider what should come next for both men and whether taking on David Haye really is a viable fight for Bellew. As well as previewing the weekend's upcoming action, reviewing the latest Olympic qualification event, we discuss a big change for boxing as pros become eligible to enter Rio 2016.

45mins

1 Jun 2016

Rank #4

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The Opening Bell Episode 119

BOXING NEWS editor Matt Christie and John Dennen reunite to discuss the seismic shift in the boxing landscape as Tyson Fury topples world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. We recount the crazy night in Dusseldorf, what next for Fury and Klitschko and what to make of the new heavyweight king. Plus we look forward to the weekend's upcoming action and more. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

39mins

4 Dec 2015

Rank #5

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The Opening Bell Episode 120

ANOTHER big heavyweight fight looms. John Dennen and Matt Christie discuss Anthony Joshua versus Dillian Whyte, looking at where the grudge began (this was our fault by the way), how the fight might go and what lies ahead for the victor. We update you on all the latest news from the last few days before the clash and examine what’s in store on the undercard. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

45mins

9 Dec 2015

Rank #6

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The Opening Bell Episode 122

THE Boxing News team returns for our first podcast of the new year. We consider Manny Pacquiao’s choice of opponent for his April 9 comeback and whether complacency will affect him, if Tim Bradley is newly vulnerable or if Teddy Atlas will be a wild card. We analyse the return of David Haye and how he can become a factor in the heavyweight division once again. We look at the pretenders to Tyson Fury’s throne in Vyacheslav Glazkov-Charles Martin and Deontay Wilder’s next defence. Plus we weigh up what Wladimir Klitschko can do differently in the Fury rematch. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

36mins

8 Jan 2016

Rank #7

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The Opening Bell Episode 123

THE OPENING BELL podcast is back. Matt Christie and John Dennen consider whether David Haye’s comeback will lead him to a fight with Anthony Joshua. We discuss how George Groves can get his career back on track and ponder if the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal rematch can go any differently to the first fight. Just boxing, no politics, get involved.

40mins

29 Jan 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 124

THE Opening Bell podcast is back. The Boxing News team, editor Matt Christie and web editor John Dennen, analyse the Carl Frampton versus Scott Quigg showdown and discuss the fractious build up. Plus we consider Amir Khan's shock mission to move up two divisions to try to wrest the world middleweight title from Saul Alvarez. Anthony Joshua's IBF title challenge against Charles Martin also comes under the spotlight. Just boxing, no politics, get involved.

59mins

24 Feb 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 125

The Boxing News team reunite to discuss the fallout from Carl Frampton's victory over Scott Quigg and what lies ahead of either fighter. Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez have been in town. The team looks forward to Terry Flanagan's world title defence against Derry Mathews. We consider the unique approach of Chris Eubank Senior and Junior, Guillermo Rigondeaux's vanishing act, WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders' next fight and much, much more. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

35mins

11 Mar 2016

Rank #10

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Episode 136

BOXING NEWS' John Dennen and Nick Bond reflect on the aftermath of Kell Brook's audacious battle with Gennady Golovkin, what it means for Brook and what it says about middleweight champion 'GGG'. Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will always be linked until the answer the questions and finally fight but the Mexican superstar has more pressing matters to consider, taking on WBO super-welterweight boss Liam Smith. We consider the prospects of the latest British boxer to take on a global superstar. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

25mins

16 Sep 2016

Rank #11

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Episode 126

BOXING NEWS editor Matt Christie and erstwhile sidekick John Dennen are on this week's Opening Bell podcast, reflecting on Derry Mathews world title fight with Terry Flanagan, Shannon Briggs' antics in the UK and what to make of pro boxers potentially entering the Olympic Games. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

43mins

18 Mar 2016

Rank #12

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Episode 127

In a big week for boxing, Matt Christie and John Dennen discuss Anthony Joshua's IBF world heavyweight title fight with Charles Martin and the whole build-up this fight week, as well as Manny Pacquiao's 'last' stand with Tim Bradley and more. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

43mins

8 Apr 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 128

JOHN DENNEN and Matt Christie reflect on Anthony Joshua's world title win over Charles Martin and consider Dominic Breazeale as the opponent for the new IBF heavyweight champion's first defence. Looking at what Gennady Golovkin should do next, they explain why the ferocious Kazakh can't keep waiting for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

34mins

22 Apr 2016

Rank #14

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The Opening Bell Episode 121

JOHN DENNEN and Matt Christie reunite for the final Opening Bell podcast of 2015. In an emotional rollercoaster they discuss the big shows, featuring Anthony Joshua-Dillian Whyte and Billy Joe Saunders-Andy Lee, that closed out the year and peer ahead to what lies await in 2016. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

38mins

22 Dec 2015

Rank #15

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Episode 129

THE Boxing News team reflect on Amir Khan's knockout loss to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Las Vegas and what the British star should do next. Canelo has rosier future and Matt Christie and John Dennen discuss whether the Mexican hero will fight Gennady Golovkin next, plus they ponder Anthony Crolla and looming weekend of heavyweight action featuring David Haye, Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker.

59mins

11 May 2016

Rank #16

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Episode 131

AFTER the death of Muhammad Ali, the greatest champion boxing has ever seen, Boxing News editor Matt Christie and John Dennen discuss the man, his fights and how Muhammad Ali will be remembered.

25mins

7 Jun 2016

Rank #17

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Episode 133

BOXING NEWS' John Dennen and Nick Bond present the latest edition of the Opening Bell podcast. Kell Brook's shock challenge to middleweight king Gennady Golovkin comes under the microscope, as well as all this week's action featuring Jazza Dickens' impetuous bid for glory against Guillermo Rigondeaux and much more. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

43mins

15 Jul 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 132

John Dennen and Boxing News editor Matt Christie discuss a packed week in the sport: what to make of Anthony Joshua's latest performance, knocking out Dominic Breazeale inside seven round, George Groves getting back in business against Martin Murray, whether Chris Eubank Jr really will take on Gennady Golovkin (and what will happen), Liam Smith's showdown with Canelo Alvarez and Tyson Fury's latest escapades. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

42mins

30 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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The Opening Bell Episode 117

ON the latest edition of the Opening Bell podcast, Matt Christie and John Dennen discuss Terence Crawford's latest performance and what he needs to do to get Manny Pacquiao's, and the rest of the world's, attention. The Boxing News team also considers what to make of Tony Jeter's tame showing against Chris Eubank Jnr, the latest news in the sport, including new additions to the Miguel Cotto-Saul Alvarez undercard, the Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg negotiations and whether Anthony Joshua-Dillian Whyte should be on pay-per-view. No politics, just boxing, get involved.

33mins

30 Oct 2015

Rank #20