Buncey heads to Dublin to catch up with Joseph Parker ahead of his fight with Zhilei Zhang. Joined by his trainer Andy Lee, they delve into the backstory of how Tyson Fury played a crucial role in connecting Parker and Lee and explore the dynamics of their successful partnership. They reflect on Parker's recent victory over Deontay Wilder and share their expectations for the upcoming bout against Zhang.
Published 02/19/24
Published 02/12/24
Buncey’s in London at the launch press conference for the British heavyweight fight title between Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke. He chats to the pair, who both make a convincing case why their route to the top gives them the edge. Promoter Ben Shalom is also on the pod to give his take on the fight and updates us on some other news from his stable. And British light-heavyweight prospect Ben Whittaker, who won a lot of fans (including Shaquille O’Neal) following his last performance reacts...
Published 02/12/24
Buncey takes the pod to Cromer for the third stop on its UK tour. He’s joined on stage by the Walsh brothers - Liam, Ryan and Michael. They take us back to the early days of sparring in their living room, fighting their dad for a few quid and what regrets they have from their respective careers.
Published 02/10/24
Buncey is joined by Queensberry boss Frank Warren to discuss an eventful 36 hours for the Fury-Usyk fight. He tells us how he found out about the cut to Tyson Fury and reacts to some of the conspiracy theories doing the rounds. Barry Jones is also on the pod and gives his reaction to the news and the rescheduled date. And we hear from Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez after their 12 rounds at Wembley at the weekend.
Published 02/05/24
Wembley is the venue of today’s pod as Buncey looks ahead to a huge night of boxing at the OVO Arena. He speaks to Dan Azeez and Joshua Buatsi, who top the bill in their highly-anticipated WBA world title final eliminator. Boxxer CEO Ben Shalom is also on the show as well as a few of the fighters who feature on the undercard including Ben Whittaker, Caroline Dubois and Francesca Hennessy with her dad, promoter and manager Mick Hennessy.
Published 02/01/24
Buncey is in Belfast to reflect on a fun night of boxing at the Ulster Hall. He’s joined by Cheavon Clarke who came through a tricky fight with local boy Tommy McCarthy. They discuss how the fight went and what’s next for him. We also hear from Matchroom CEO Frank Smith who updates us on what we can expect from the schedule over the next few months. Paddy Donovan and his trainer Andy Lee talk about their tough evening that ended with a win, and Lewis Crocker chats to us shortly after his...
Published 01/29/24
Buncey is with Stacey Copeland to look back at a special night of boxing in Liverpool. After retaining her IBF welterweight title by split decision, we hear from Natasha Jonas about the fight and what she wants to do next. He also chats to a downbeat Mikaela Mayer, promoter Ben Shalom and Jonas’ trainer Joe Gallagher.
Published 01/22/24
Buncey is in Liverpool as Natasha Jonas prepares to defend her IBF welterweight title against Mikaela Mayer on Saturday night. He speaks to both fighters as well as promoter Ben Shalom. And Olympic bronze medallist Kariss Artingstall is also on the pod as she fights on the undercard.
Published 01/18/24
Buncey takes the pod to the launch press conference in London for Anthony Joshua v Francis Ngannou. He’s joined by Barry Jones and former MMA fighter Dan Hardy to discuss the fight and how it may play out. We also hear from Joshua and Ngannou plus the two promoters - Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren.
Published 01/15/24
Raven Chapman joins Buncey to look ahead to the year in boxing featuring the women. With a particular slant on fighters from the UK and Ireland, they look at the various weight divisions and discuss what we can expect from the next twelve months. We also hear from Natasha Jonas and Mikaela Mayer who fight for the IBF world welterweight belt next weekend in Liverpool.
Published 01/12/24
Richie Woodhall joins Buncey to look ahead to the year in boxing featuring the men. Going through the various weight divisions, they discuss the fights that have already been made, the fights they want to see made and what we can expect from the next twelve months.
Published 01/08/24
Buncey sits down with Eddie Hearn and Frank Smith to discuss the growth of Matchroom Boxing. In a wide-reaching chat, they discuss how it grew from a small entity back in 2010 to one of the biggest boxing promotional companies in the world. They explain how it’s not been an easy journey, what pitfalls they encountered along the way and how they turned their vision into a reality.
Published 01/03/24
Former world champions Barry Jones and Richie Woodhall join Steve Bunce as the 5 Live Boxing awards return. They are tasked with deciding the winners of six categories including “Fight of the year” and “British boxer of the year”.
Published 12/27/23
Barry Jones joins Buncey to look back at an extraordinary evening of boxing. They discuss whether we witnessed the best Anthony Joshua we’ve seen in a while. His promoter Eddie Hearn is on the pod to answer that very question. We also hear from Joseph Parker who beat Deontay Wilder, and Queensberry boss Frank Warren sums up his night and tells us what we can expect from 2024.
Published 12/24/23
Barry Jones joins Buncey in Riyadh to break down the fights on Saturday night. Anthony Joshua’s publicist Andy Bell tells us where AJ’s head really is, and Eddie Hearn discusses being back in Saudi. Plus Sunny Edwards, who is in Lyndon Arthur’s corner, reflects on last week’s defeat and makes his predictions for fight night.
Published 12/23/23
Darren Fletcher wrestles presenting duties off Buncey to look ahead to a huge night of boxing. They are joined by Richie Woodhall and Stacey Copeland to debate how this weekend could change how the sport will look in the coming years. Anthony Joshua tells us how he’s feeling going into Saturday night, and promoter Frank Warren gives his perspective on the event.
Published 12/21/23
Stacey Copeland joins Buncey from The Kingdom Arena in Riyadh as we get our first glimpse of the fighters. We hear from promoter Frank Warren who has been instrumental in putting the card together. Manchester-based fighter Lyndon Arthur who faces world champion Dmitry Bivol, is also on the pod, as is Jarrell Miller who has been ruffling a few feathers this week. And Joe Gallagher joins us to talk about the work he is doing with the Mike Tyson Boxing Gym based in Riyadh.
Published 12/20/23
Barry Jones joins Steve to look back at one of the fights of the year. They discuss why Jesse Rodriguez was just too good for Sunny Edwards. We hear from Sunny in the ring afterwards and why an early injury to his eye hampered his fight. And with next weekend’s “Day of Reckoning” card in Saudi looming, the guys cast their eyes over some of the fights.
Published 12/18/23
Buncey takes the pod to Arizona as Sunny Edwards faces Jesse Rodriguez for the WBO and IBF world titles. He speaks to both boxers as they prepare for Saturday’s massive fight. We also hear from promoter Eddie Hearn who updates us on latest regarding the proposed fights between Conor Benn and Chris Eubank, and Anthony Joshua against Deontay Wilder.
Published 12/15/23
Richie Woodhall joins Buncey to look ahead to the unification fight between Sunny Edwards and Bam Rodriguez in Phoenix this weekend. We hear from both fighters and learn about the respect they have for each other. And the guys look back at Chris Billam-Smith’s stoppage win to retain his world title in Bournemouth, and Devin Haney’s masterclass performance against Regis Prograis in San Francisco.
Published 12/12/23
Buncey takes the pod to Cardiff for the second stop on its UK tour. Former world champions Joe Calzaghe and Barry Jones join him on stage to look back at some of the highlights (and lowlights) of their respective careers. Barry gives a convincing argument as to why he was the better boxer of the pair, and Joe still remembers where he was when news filtered through of Apollo Creed’s death. Be warned, there is some strong language and a few bleeps as well!
Published 12/08/23
As Chris Billam-Smith prepares to defend his WBO cruiserweight world title this weekend, Buncey heads to his gym in East London for a chat. They discuss how preparations are going and why it's so special to fight in his hometown of Bournemouth. English cruiserweight champion Viddal Riley is also on the pod to look back at Jordan Gill’s win at the weekend against Mick Conlan, and Ryan Garcia's return to winning ways in Houston. As well as looking ahead to CBS’s fight, they also chat about the...
Published 12/04/23
Barry Jones joins Buncey at the 3Arena to look back at Katie Taylor's majority decision victory over Chantelle Cameron. We hear from Taylor and her promoter Eddie Hearn, plus Cameron’s trainer Jamie Moore is also on the pod. And no pod from Dublin would be complete without hearing from Steve Collins and the legend that is Irish dancer Michael Flatley.
Published 11/26/23
Buncey is joined by Irish boxing journalist Lydia Del Dolles to look ahead to the fight this weekend. They discuss the impact Katie Taylor's career has had on so many Irish people, how her approach this time seems different and what we can expect from Saturday night. We also hear from Chantelle Cameron’s coaching team of Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis. And local boy Gary Cully is on the pod to discuss his fight.
Published 11/24/23