Reviews
Yes simply the best I listen to a number of the boxing pods , but this incredible double act is unsurpassed, recently retired I run on a cross trainer most days through the week to try to get fitter , the pain of doing this is eased considerably when listening to the pod !! Could I suggest a...Read full review »
Merlin Japan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/09/20
@29:59 in the last pod... that was a Mexico 1990 / Mansell on Berger manoeuvre by Mike. Only way to get past Buncey when he’s got the Lomachenko carrot between his teeth is to do him on the outside.... waheyy! Welcome back Mr Costello :) :)
Jamesh147 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/01/20
Top quality pod again fellas, would just like to say how well and articulate Ben Davison come across on his interview with mike, aswell as other interviews. He seems to have an eye for the smallest details. That said I do think with josh Taylor he is in a no win situation, if he wins well then...Read full review »
dannyward87 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/24/20
People dissing our sport I know boxing isn’t perfect but it really annoys me when I see comments on social media of so called massive boxing fans dissing boxing and saying how they have now started watching mma etc you wouldn’t catch me on MMA posts slagging it off, I don’t find it worth talking...Read full review »
cdddddvvvvv via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/20/20
Love listening to you guys for the last couple of years. Whether it’s the weekly Monday show, the pre and post fight week reviews or more recently the look back on fights in former years. I’ve been a boxing fan for 32 years in my teens in the late 80’s when I started watching Nigel Benn and Mike...Read full review »
JSmiffi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/20
Love Costello and Buncey’s banter and knowledge that they bestow on the listener. But, would love a little bit more ‘oomf’ sometimes. It just needs a little sexing up.
Truth81 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/15/20
Hi lads! Just writing to say that this podcast has been a godsend to me over the past year or so. I have had some mental struggles and battles with alcohol over the past few years but have sobered up and have been getting back into the gym and fitness recently, and nothing helps more than...Read full review »
LeonSE15 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/14/20
Costello always good, Bunce’s weekly Mexican/Russian Impressions slightly racist.
Señor tasty via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/12/20
As much as I love the podcast, I was disappointed that you spent a few minutes (wasted)on Virgo (a novice) and then I guess didn’t have enough time to mention how good the Dilmaghani v Ziani fight, it was a war from the 1st bell to the end, it deserved more than you gave it. It’s still a...Read full review »
joneschamp via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/07/20
Great mix of boxing knowledge, views and banter. Hi lads, I love the podcasts. I have been listening from day one. Buncey’s mad enthusiasm tempered by Mike Costello’s calm, surgeon like analysis is a great mix. On the Billy Joe Saunders subject: Why doesn’t he fight someone? He’s been a year...Read full review »
Washburn Strummer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/07/20
Hi lads, great show as per. I agree 100% with you Mike about Dillian White taking the rematch too soon after what Emanuel Steward said about taking the long lay off after such a KO. Loved the Bruno recap of his 4th attempt at the world title, I was at the Witherspoon fight, my first ever pro show...Read full review »
BigRab78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/03/20
Thanks for this groundbreaking podcast. I have listened to every episode since inception. Sadly, Mike Costello's excellence is no longer enough to counter the (extremely infuriating) idiotic and inchoate verbal gurning of Steve Bunce (not to mention Bunce's frequent historical...Read full review »
Morrimark95 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/02/20
I’ve been listening to Costello and Bunce for years now, and as a total non-boxing fan before, this podcast has given me huge enjoyment in something I had no interested in previously. Insightful interviews, expert commentary and cutting humour all in equal measure. I love the big fight...Read full review »
H.Nixon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/30/20
Can’t beat Mike C. and Bouncey on boxing podcasts!
Gael L Forest via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/29/20
I have been listening to the pod for a long time, at first as a casual boxing fan and as now someone who considers it my No 1 sport. This show is essential listening for both ends of that spectrum. At first the show pointed out things I’d not even thought of and drew my eye to the nuances of the...Read full review »
Gary Briscoe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/28/20
It doesn’t get much better than Costello, a truly brilliant broadcaster with exceptional boxing knowledge.
RBUK89 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/27/20
Surely a wide majority decision doesn’t reflect the fight we’ve just seen Chris Plymouth
Fbld via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/22/20
Go back and watch the first fight, the first round was 3 minutes. Did anyone notice that?!
DollarDaly via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/22/20
I consider myself new to boxing and it’s history and would like to say to anyone wanting to learn more about the sport, this is the podcast. Both Mike and Bunce know so so much and have helped me untold amounts in learning what to look for in a fight and what to educate myself on in boxing...Read full review »
samman5 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/20/20
Most impressed to hear Dr Michael Turner’s view on concussion canvassed. I was fortunate to work at Portman Square in London when Dr. Turner was the Chief Medical Adviser to the Jockey Club and his research and care for the jockeys was second to none. A greater sports medical regulator will be...Read full review »
Neil M Ross via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/20/20
5 out of 5 for Mike Costello. Adam Booth is decent too. Bunce is terrible. Loves the sound of his own voice and shrieks at his own terrible jokes. Tend to switch off when he is on.
dreamjeans via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/19/20
Ultimate pub conversation to sit quietly with a pint, some crisps and watch - Mike Costello and Adam Booth. Seem to disagree on most things. Both articulate in arguing their opposing opinion, neither conceding any point or acknowledging the alternative point of view. Fascinating 😉
Kevin Brownlow via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/13/20
What a fantastic interview with Ted Cheeseman. I’m sure it will help so many. Incredible insight and honesty. Well done for asking the ‘tough questions’ in such a compassionate way. Great work guys.
Goady18 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/04/20
Boxing is not my number one sport but I’ve always been interested since the days of Cooper v Clay. I love this pod. They have had some great guests and the pod with Steve Woods was no exception. He is a promoter of small hall events and his rugged honesty of the lives of lesser known boxers and...Read full review »
Kevalino via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/29/20
First, I have to say that I absolutely love the podcast. Refreshing my feed on a Monday to listen as quickly as possible has become almost a ritual. So thanks to you both. Last weeks pod was an unusual one for me. I found myself, maybe for the first time ever, taking issue with something Buncey...Read full review »
ChrisAnouk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/29/20
I always find the podcast fun and insightful the different ways that Buncy & Costello approach subject matters make the show. Although I was really disappointed with Buncys comments or lack thereof regarding the fine Billy Joe Saunders received for his video. Buncy is not normally one to...Read full review »
Azali46664 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/28/20
Hey guys, just wanted to say I LOVE your shows! I’m based in Sydney now for the last 8 years, originally from the uk, East London. You could not believe the smile on my face a few years back when I found out about your podcast, it’s helped me keep sane out here in Australia especially in lock...Read full review »
Expat londoner down under via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/22/20
Fantastic podcast. Been listening for years. It’s often the highlight of my week driving to work on a Tuesday morning During your greatest fight series you both often referred to rounds in the fights as the one of the best in boxing history. Everytime I agreed. It got me thinking on the best...Read full review »
TomJ1982 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/21/20
Love this show simply it’s so easy listening! Floyd definitely made such an impact on the pad work tho..........problem is tho people try to recreate all that and not realise how Floyd had the basics mastered!
Paulsybareback via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/20/20
Good evening Fellas, I have absolutely loved the greatest fights series! It’s been one of the highlights of lockdown. I saved the podcast for my weekly shopping trip and to be honest it has made shopping bearable. I thought the Sugar Ray Leonard vs Hearns podcast with Sugar Ray himself could...Read full review »
Conor2319 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/20/20
Absolutely brilliant podcast week in & week out, this weeks episode with Steve Wood was particularly good listening with the insights into small hall shows & the costs etc, Costello & Bounce as good as ever in dissecting the return of British boxing On the subject of small hall...Read full review »
SimBoxx via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/20
Just listened to the latest pod. The interview with Steve Wood was a great insight to promoting boxing. I’ve been to quite a few smaller boxing events and the thought never entered my head that these nights often ran at a loss. They are always good evenings with good boxing. Having heard how it...Read full review »
pcvillain via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/14/20
I want to say I love the podcast and look forward to every Monday. Being a lorry driver I’ve listened to all the music on my phone at least 5 million times over so it’s so good to see a new episode of 5 live boxing pop up! I’d like to recommend Lewis v Tyson for a greatest fight episode. It was...Read full review »
SamBradshaw0103 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/14/20
Without doubt a great show....I’ve especially enjoyed the Great Fights series.....great work guys....keep it up! 👍
CurtisDora via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/14/20
Brilliant podcast on the Thriller in Manila I watched the Fight in conjunction and was amazed at the endurance of both Ali and Frazier through the 14 rounds. It raised a question as to how the new generation of super heavies would get through 15 round fights. What is view?
Hoppers 55 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/12/20
Wow - what a pod. Simply the best yet. I wanted to laugh and cry when Gene talked about Ali in his last years. Also what memories of Frasier and Fuchs. You guys should be proud of this great homage to such a legendary battle.
Brignon strollers via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/11/20
Anyone with even a passing interest in boxing these podcasts are essential listening great insights and background on events and boxers
dirky1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/08/20
I listen every week I usually enjoy it, only thing I don’t enjoy is Steve Bunce squealing to make his point, it’s unbearable, I don’t believe half the things he says, apart from him it’s a good listen in the car or on a walk, tone it down Bunce
maca 567 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/20
I lost my love for boxing but two years of this brilliant podcast I love it as much as I did as a kid, I train have done a charity fight and watch all and consume boxing 24/7 thanks guys
capio78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/06/20
I’ve been listening to the show since the start. It traditionally provided the background to me ironing and tidying the kitchen. However, more recently it and the Great Fight series, has provided me with comfort whilst I was recovering from a giant tear to my retina (non boxing related). I had...Read full review »
Herzaug21 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/05/20
These two are special together. I used to listen to Steve Bunce years ago with his boxing show with Ron Bodie and guests and I loved it. These two together, however, are even better. Whoever had the idea to go through the greatest fights with an extra guest has given us, the listener, such a...Read full review »
Adoyle25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/20
As an avid boxing fan this podcast is something I enjoy listening to every week. Build up to big fights is second to none and all the aftermath of a fight is as enjoyable.theres other good boxing podcasts but nothing beats Bunce and Costello a match made in heaven for boxing fans
mark shane ella via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/26/20
What a fantastic podcast this is for someone that loves the game but has not ever been as close as these guys to it, they take you into the dressing room and then the ring !!! Love it
Buggyboy1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/25/20
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Great listen to the old fights being rewatched brings back some great memories. 1 question do you think boxing will have a weight class between 175 and 200lbs
Sean-1234 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/24/20
Thank you both for lockdown kindness and entertainment. You guys are the best.
Mikey cooky via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/24/20
Thanks guys for terrific pod about hatton tszyu. Myself and best mate traveled all the way from Inverness in the highlands down for what was an amazing experience. I think everybody should have to experience a big fight night even if you aren’t a fight fan because the whole event adds to life’s...Read full review »
Georgie boy 65 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/22/20
Really enjoying the analysis of some great fights especially The Hagler Hearns epic, great insight added too from andy lee who was spot on about how this fight was a true demolition by one of the most single minded fighters in history. Would be great to see a breakdown of the Lloyd Honeyghan v...Read full review »
Igoe72 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/19/20
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