Reviews
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
Brilliant as always. Though I do have to disagree with Steve regarding the undercard on these behind closed doors events. As there are no other distractions except for what is happening inside the ring then they have to be (on paper) competitive matches through out. I understand that building a...Read full review »
joneschamp 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
Fantastic greatest fights series.... have a feeling these will become important historical documents for the sport, esp. Sugar Ray and Ricky Hatton... loved Carl Froch’s review of the Naseem Hamed fight too.... stirling work you’ve been doing all through lockdown
Jamesh147 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/27/20
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
Thanks Mike and Steve for keeping me sane through this, what seems like, endless times without live boxing. The Greatest Fights in addition to your usual brilliant podcast is essential listening for fight fans. Best regards. Mike Lee
gasfan mike via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/20
Love the passion that Bunce and Costello bring to this podcast as it matches my own for boxing. The adulation and almost disbelief to be reviewing Leonard v Hearns with Leonard himself was great listening. The greatest fights series has been excellent during lockdown. More please!
madcyryl via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/20
Brilliant report on the controversy surrounding Tyson Fury’s advisor Daniel Kinahan. So heartening from an Irish perspective to see that Steve and Mike went to where many other UK media outlets and podcasters refuse or choose not to go. As Paul Reynolds outlined, the controversy surrounding this...Read full review »
louth57 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/17/20
I want to say thank you for your eloquent manner and simple to understand commentary.... as a casual fan you’re helping me gain knowledge every time I listen in. Regards Nathan
NathanMccdong via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/14/20
Brilliant pod. That fight sounds immense . I can almost feel the body punches. Thanks for painting the picture guys. Pauli was a brilliant guest too
mugwomp90 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/12/20
Hi lads, after the BLM demos and so on, I have to admit that I was getting a bit tired of hearing about it. Anthony Yarde laid it out perfectly how life really is and how us as boxers and coaches learn and teach respect to each other. A lot of people could learn from this and I congratulate...Read full review »
BigRab78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/09/20
During this tricky period I find myself struggling with things to look forward to. This is it for me! Great show and have never missed an episode since the first one which I think was centred round Haye v Bellew. Thanks to Mike and Steve for keeping the content funny, intelligent and...Read full review »
Redders93 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/08/20
I have been a casual boxing fan for over 15 years but in last two years after finding this show I have become a boxing fanatic.... I now find myself, pre covid, trolling the internet and streaming channels to find a live boxing fix each week. If I’m not watching it live, I’m watching classics...Read full review »
Scottymc1987 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/08/20
Is there a better boxing journalist than Mike Costello? Doubtful... but Bunceys enthusiasm is hard to beat. Love this series, especially the Ray Leonard episode and Tyson vs Spinks... David Haye described Tyson as fighting like a middleweight... and interestingly I looked at Tyson’s physical...Read full review »
CarterTristan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/20
Too much wallowing in boxing’s past - too much nostalgia and “back in the day” stuff. Also Costello and Bunce can get a bit holier than thou when it comes to criticizing American boxers and the American boxing media, but tippy-toe around really taking on British figures. It was comical how they...Read full review »
therojay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/20
Apologies for the overdue review, but now I’m on furlough I’ve time on my hands. Just wanted to complement the two of you on the fantastic quality of the show year after year - a few scoops, a few laughs and a few after-timer specials - the perfect blend. Now whilst not directly connected to...Read full review »
AdrianMoyles via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/20
Great podcast guys. However, all of April’s episodes (as well as the rest of 2020’s episodes prior to 30 March) seem to be missing on both Apple podcasts and Spotify - please could you add these? Many thanks
Scato92 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/20
Another great pod Hatton v Tszyu,you asked for the best fight one has been too. Mine has to be between Fury Wilder 1 Wilders mum gave me my ticket and Yarde Kovalev. The apprehension of going to Russia on my own especially Chelyabinsk being deemed a dangerous area, the treatment of Anthony and...Read full review »
PeacockWCB via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/25/20
Once again, thanks for the great work you’re doing. Engrossing, funny and thought-provoking in near-equal measures. I was fascinated to hear Steve ranking Benn V McClellan alongside Hatton v Tszyu as his greatest nights at a British ring. The Benn fight was a brutal masterpiece, but it’s one...Read full review »
Coleski1980 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/24/20
Who are these utter clowns criticising your pods. Makes me mad. They must be casuals. Irish Liam here in Melbourne long time listener. Superb buncey and mike. Intelligent content and entertainment
Me11114 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/22/20
Ive listened to everyone since it started . Its part of my week i do a paper round on sat / sun and listen everyweek without fail.love mikes calm manor . And bunces child like enthusiasm.. brilliant guys keep it up .. steve roberts boston lincs
Matchdyke via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/20
Love this podcast have been listening since the start. I usually listen each Tuesday lunchtime but during lockdown I now listen on a Tuesday evening, just as the 5Live short version starts I click play and listen to the full version. During lockdown it has been as good if not better than ever, I...Read full review »
David Shield via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/20
Loved the Sugar Ray (GOAT for me too Mike, ) pod - award winning. Thought you missed a trick with Haye. I would have loved to have got the rundown on his last two fights. The inside thoughts of the fighter involved is what makes these interviews unique.
AG bear boxing via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/19/20
Is this a BBC or BT podcast? I don’t subscribe to BT, but I am a license holder .... please Steve stop promoting your employers channel on the Beeb . Tuned in last week and he lead of the show and had to get a plug in for BT coverage of the UFC.
TJ89890 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/19/20
Really enjoyed the Adam Booth podcast. You guys handled him perfectly, he was so engaging and eloquent than you just let him get on with it.
blueboy7948 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/18/20
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