Reviews
Awesome podcast as always. Great combo mike and buncey.
hughwilliamowen via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/15/20
Gents, after hearing about the mandatory rematch’s which are frequently negotiated into a fight contract, such as the AJ vs Ortiz fight, can you shed some light in to how that’s actually get decided? Is it always the case that the belt holder gets the opportunity to have such a clause inserted??...Read full review »
Rich from Notts via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/15/20
People are always asking who would win in a fantasy fight with the likes of Ali vs Marciano, but what we all want to know is who would win in a fantasy fight Costello vs Bunce. Think Costello has the speed but Bunce carries the wilder punch to finish it whenever ha
CharlieSuku via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/15/20
Your excellent pod and interview with Brook reminded me of why I first became interested in boxing. I’d been in California in the summer of 2014 and was flying back to London from LA. In front of me in the check in queue were a group in matching black and gold tracksuit’s, which at the time I...Read full review »
richpace via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/13/20
Really good insightful show. The balance of the presenters, with the calm controlled knowledge of Costello mixed in with the enthusiasm and passion of Bunce. Both know their stuff and will give thoughts on what’s happened. Really know how to get a good interview out of people (especially...Read full review »
M101101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/13/20
Fantastic podcast, always listen on the way to/from work on a Monday/Tuesday. MC is one of my favourite boxing pundits and is a huge part of why I listen to the show. Enjoy SB’s stories and find it funny how the more irate he gets, the higher his voice goes. Keep up the good work gents.
Jonea238 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/13/20
My absolute favourite podcast, two amazing brains just bouncing off each other. Funny, emotional and riveting. I’ve laughed at Steve’s rants I’ve cried at some of the heartbreaking stories. And the rumble in the jungle episode simply spell binding. I’m still waiting for the Great sporting...Read full review »
Tri fan 72 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/11/20
For a sports fan who takes more than a passing interest in boxing but has not got the in-depth knowledge of others, this podcast is both accessible, informative and always conducted in a manner which is eminently listenable. The passion that the presenters have for the sport is evident throughout...Read full review »
15263748 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/10/20
A great double act. Great insight. Great interviews. Keep it up.
Antoine Rockamora via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/09/20
The podcast is invariably a brilliant listen and the combination of passion, knowledge and enthusiasm make it essential for any boxing fan. With that said, I did take issue with two of the 2019 pods and offer what is hopefully received as well-intentioned constructive criticism. First, I...Read full review »
Coleski1980 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/08/20
best boxing podcast keep it up guys - what happened too bunceys boxing hour thou ???
gcj boro via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/07/20
After the war of words on twitter lately. Any chance of finally getting Spence vs Crawford this year?!
Jdyer007 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/20
Definitely one for after the event but Lewis-Klitschko turned out to be of massive importance: a proper changing of the guard once the dust settled. Really looking forward to the Olympic qualifiers in March but think it is a shame it is finishing mid-week. I assume that means my daughter will...Read full review »
FearlessFearnley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/20
Bunce and Costello are very knowledgable and very entertaining. Really god podcast about boxing at all levels and weights. Lots of stories and anecdotes. Love listening to them. But I really wish some of the podcasts would be available for longer - I was looking forward to listening the...Read full review »
Ketan K via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/05/20
This is a fantastic podcast, not just for boxing but sport in general. Two brilliant hosts, always well informed, always fair-minded and honest. Brilliant.
Div C via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/31/19
Huge thanks to my eyes and ears of the Boxing scene since 2015. Providing the perfect balance of professionalism and fun at all times, you gents have ensured that Boxing is accessible to all in this pay-per-view era. Uzyk to redesign the Heavyweight landscape in the next 24 months...
jeffsy73 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/31/19
Great podcast of the last decade in boxing and how the scene has changed - a revolving door - wonder what the next ten will bring. All the best and keep on keeping on from Silvana x
Sdf silvana via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/31/19
I hope you appreciate this review because I hate Apple with a passion (a triumph of style over substance) and have had to get an ID because BBC Sounds has no details on how to leave feedback for you (I love the beeb but Sounds is badder than bad and so many progs have no contact...Read full review »
Ivor Biggun too via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/31/19
I’ve been listening to this brilliant podcast since it’s inception (I’m no AFTERTIMER), and can honestly say it’s essential listening for any fight fan or casual fan looking to learn more. It’s also worth noting that Costello is probably the most underrated commentator in Sport!
Tom Joseph via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/19
Mike Costello’s Eeyore to Steve Bunce’s Tigger never fails to make me laugh. Keep up the good work!
CavBurnley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/19
One of my favourite things to listen to
joneschamp via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/28/19
Probably the best podcast I’ve listen to all year, bring on 2020 and let’s hope for some big fights
willsmith10101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/26/19
Been listening to this since it’s inception and still get the same excitement when another episode drops each week. Great discussions about contemporary boxing fights which are illuminated further by insights from the past - great work! Have to say though that Buncey’s constant interrupting of...Read full review »
RobGilly92 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/25/19
After looking for a new boxing podcast after losing interest in Toe2Toe pod I came across this one and I only wish I’d found it much sooner! Great insight, interviews and 2 guys who make it a laugh and a good listen!
Wezgoreuk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/23/19
First of all thank you for making this amazing podcast. I ensure sure I make time every Monday night to listen. Making time every night of Joshua Ruiz 2 fight week wasn’t easy however I just about managed it! My fighter of the year for 2019 is Canelo Alvarez. While not to everybody’s taste he...Read full review »
cnewton1984 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/17/19
Hi Mike and Buncy, Would love to get your thoughts on Josh Taylor being snubbed by the BBC for a SPOTY nomination? Do you get approached regarding potential nominee’s as the Boxing correspondents? Such a shame after a phenomenal year and genuine sporting achievement. Boxing has its downsides...Read full review »
Ads_2010 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/17/19
It’s important that BBC produce this content since they don’t have rights to any visual boxing content I still like to get the bbc viewpoint, especially prioritizing British interests in the sport. Special props for the Rumble in the Jungle special, I’d very much like to hear more of that.
BradfordMoose via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/17/19
Terrific post fight pod. Woodhall rightly picked the tactics beforehand. His comments in this pod are superb. Also laughing out loud about Tony Ruiz😂😂 Pod at its best.
SmokinJoey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/15/19
And unlike the boxer who sashayed into the ring to the song of the same name this show delivers every week. Mike and Steve present with both knowledge and humility and this is my only ‘must listen’ podcast. That’s not to say I agree with everything they say but they have a credibility other...Read full review »
Fulham Paul via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/14/19
Steve and Mike are brilliant at what they do, the standard of boxing podcasts every other should aim to be at
andybarker80 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/19
Let’s get it right... Costello & Bunce, for me, are the premier boxing duo in all of boxing. I listen week after week for their take on all things boxing. Top drawer stuff. If it was up to me, I’d give you both a variety show. I’d bill you as the new Morecambe & Wise!
DelFromAbove1985 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/12/19
November. The way Ruiz spoke after the fight about not training properly and eating/drinking too much. He talked himself out of a rubber match. He doesn’t now deserve a rematch. How can we trust him to come in the ring prepared. He also never took any risks on Saturday. He just plodded along...Read full review »
Mikehillslasveg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/19
Mike / Steve What a week with your insight & knowledge I really felt I was there listening to your brilliant podcasts, I attended the MSG fight with my son and was really gutted with the loss AJ endured. It was such a good feeling to see AJ bounce back contrary to what others predicted we...Read full review »
Tockwith Whites via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/19
The highlights episode of the Joshua Ruiz 2 fight was brilliant especially the commentary. I just have to get this off my chest and say that Mr Costello stands alone with Jim Lampley,Reg Gutteridge as the best 3 boxing commentators of all time . I love you too Buncie
Levy's Puppet via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/19
Thank you so much for every pod this week. Incredible content, enthusiasm and knowledge! You guys are sensational!
DPB11 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/19
Costello & Bunce are terrific... loved the multiple episodes from Saudi Arabia. I especially enjoyed the travelogue feeling of the coverage. To go that far and not immerse yourself into the culture would have been a shame and C&B made me feel like I was there. Several comments on the...Read full review »
cmattt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/19
Mike / Steve, I’m a huge fan of the pod and a regular listener, indeed for many fights, even if I’ve watched live at the arena or on TV, I go back and listen to your fight commentary to gain a new perspective, thanks for all of your efforts and keep up the good work. Really pleased for Joshua...Read full review »
Stuart_Coles via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/09/19
Absolutely fantastic what these guy do and best of all there honest and give their truthful opinion can not beat the morcambe & wise of boxing.
The wraith! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/09/19
Cracking pod - fantastic insight, great giggling.
G R via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 12/09/19
One of the BBC’s best programmes. Provides great insight into the sport of boxing.
will180494 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/09/19
Hi chaps Many many thanks for framing the week so well. You add to the whole fight experience in such a big way. I guess being at such a place in the world you’ll always take some stick. But you have a job to do and you did that as ever brilliantly. Thanks again for a great year and here’s to...Read full review »
closeupmagicguy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/09/19
Love the combination of excellent analysis and good hearted humour and banter. The pods enrich my days!!
Zanoochef via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/09/19
The best boxing podcast there is. Costello is a true pro, knowledgeable, measured and engaging. Bunce offers some great historical knowledge, but his meandering anecdotes and the high-pitched waffle he tends to spout could do with being reigned in.
Hoyles Fitness via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/08/19
Great balanced overview of the week in boxing, Mike and Steve bounce of each other perfectly creating great listening. Both are insightful with such knowledge of boxing. The daily podcasts in the lead up to the big fights create such a buzz with their observations. I now prefer listening to the...Read full review »
Eqtyhgds via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/08/19
Such good coverage of this fight throughout the week. My wife and I moved from the UK to Australia in August and this pod leaves me feeling like I’m still at home (just with the sun and beaches in December 😂)! Huge following for AJ in the Casino this morning in Gold Coast 👍 Keep up the good...Read full review »
Mitchell8585 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/08/19
I used to enjoy this podcast but have now reached a point where I can no longer listen because of Steve Bunce's shrill screaming voice, his self indulgent hijacking of conversations to deliver long rambling stories and his constant attempts to interject over the top of the always classy and...Read full review »
Sweatshield Undershirts via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/08/19
I love listening to these two riff - they form a great pairing and balance each other nicely, even if Buncey is a bit of an after timer. AJ vs Ruiz watched with these two linked to the speakers to hear their commentary - much better observations and clear love of the sport. 👍
Juanverada via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/07/19
It’s the essential boxing podcast in the UK. Such love of the beautiful game. You can tell how much Mike Costello and Steve Bunce enjoy each other’s company and it shows. Very knowledgeable and actually engage with listeners/reviews when they have differing views. It’s very refreshing. Makes the...Read full review »
GarethL1980 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/07/19
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