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In this bi-weekly podcast, Charlie Webster and James Morton chat to world-renowned athletes and respected experts in performance and nutrition to bring you the insights that make your favourite sports men and women, faster, stronger and fitter. Each episode will make use of Science in Sport’s paper to podium approach that consists of applying the latest scientific research to training regimes in order to fuel a winning performance. You’ll be able to put some olympic-athlete-worthy tips and t ...
 
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This week me & Matt Macklin welcome back to the podcast a newly retired Carl Frampton. The 2-weight world champion talks about hanging the gloves up, Belfast roots, childhood ambitions and we give him a few ideas for what he might want to do next, apart from boxing punditry of course. It's been over a year since we last spoke to Carl so it was grea…
 
This week on Macklin's Take me and Matt are joined by Mike Altamura. Mike is a genuine boxing insider; a matchmaker, agent and fixer, he's been involved in the sport at pretty much every level from organising local shows in his home country of Australia, to scouting for Top Rank at Olympic Games, to managing fighters to world titles. Mike's got one…
 
World-record swimmer, Adam Peaty, and globally-renowned expert in training for performance, Professor John Hawley, join Charlie and James to discuss the importance of setting a goal for every session, what Concurrent training is and how we can use it to maximise performance. Throughout his career, Adam Peaty, has not only smashed world records but …
 
This week me & Matt catch up with Daily Star boxing writer Chris McKenna. A few weeks ago it was Chris who broke the news that AJ vs Fury wouldn't be happening because Tyson would have to first give Deontay Wilder a third fight. It was a huge story, the biggest of Chris' career to date so we were keen to know how it came about and just what it's li…
 
This week on Macklin's Take me & Matt are joined by our good friend Tris Dixon. A former editor of Boxing News, Tris has long been one of the most respected figures in British boxing journalism. And he has a new book out. It's called Damage; The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing. It's a must read for everyone who really cares about the sport, …
 
World Record Marathon runner, Paula Radcliffe MBE, and expert in the physiology of endurance athletes, Professor Andy Jones, join Charlie and James to share the secrets of running a fast marathon. After holding the marathon world record for 17 years, Paula Radcliffe reveals her training that led to her success, plus her career highlights and retiri…
 
Back in March we had a long and very enjoyable chat with a 15-0 Sunny Edwards about the trials and tribulations of a boxing life and how he'd managed to drive his career to the brink of a world title shot. A couple of months later he's now 16-0 and the new IBF Flyweight champion of the world after dethroning Moruti Mthalane, a man who hadn't lost s…
 
Manchester United players Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Lee Grant join Charlie and James in this Soccer Special. This episode unveils the behind the scenes details of what it really takes to keep a footballer fit and focussed. All three players share their fuelling and recovery strategies, their advice for amateur and aspiring professional footballe…
 
This week me & Matt welcome Carl Greaves to the podcast. Carl's our favourite type of guest, a true insider of the sport, a genuine boxing lifer! He was a pro fighter and is now a trainer, manager, promoter and matchmaker. He's done it all; from taking fighters on the road to guiding David Avanesyan to a world title. It was great fun chatting to hi…
 
In the final episode we go into the dressing room in the moments after Carl Frampton's retirement to hear the distress and the upset of defeat, as well as the bond of the team - led by trainer Jamie Moore - that brought the two weight World Champion to the brink of a third title. Together they look ahead to the future, and Moore reflects on his dec…
 
This week on Macklin's Take... It's the Return of the Cobra. Me and Matt Macklin welcome back our good friend and colleague, 3-time world Super Middleweight champion, Carl Froch. As usual the conversation took a number of turns with Carl and Matt discussing how fighters condition themselves to pain, how your formative boxing years shape you as a fi…
 
It's Chisora vs Parker at the weekend so we though we'd bring you an extra podcast this week. In this one we catch up with our good friend Andy Lee, who now trains Joseph Parker to get his thoughts on life in the corner and of course Saturday's main event. It was a very enjoyable conversation and just as I was thinking about bringing it to a close …
 
World-leading cyclist Tao Geoghegan Hart, from the Ineos Grenadiers, and former dietician for the Australian Olympic Team, Professor Louise Burke, join Charlie and James to debunk myths and controversies around carbohydrates as well as discussing the best ways to use carbs to fuel podium performances. First up, Tao Geoghegan Hart talks about how he…
 
This week me and Matt had the great honour of being joined on the podcast by legendary, Hall of Fame boxing writer Jerry Izenberg. Jerry's been covering boxing for the Newark Star Ledger in New Jersey since 1950 and has seen it all; from the post war period when the Mafia controlled boxing right up until the present day. Name an iconic fight during…
 
This week on Macklin's Take we plunge into another deep dive into a big fight, journeying back half a century to Madison Square Garden and the Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. It was a boxing occasion like no other an ringside that night, reporting on the fight for the British press, was a young Alan Hubbard so me and Matt…
 
This week on Macklin's Take me and Matt are joined by Welterweight contender Michael McKinson. Mikey scored the biggest win of his career, a make or break win really, in Gibraltar against fellow unbeaten fighter Chris Kongo recently and has had a very interesting upbringing and journey through the sport so now seemed like the right time to invite h…
 
Two weeks after his dream of a third world title ended, Carl Frampton sits down with Chris Lloyd to reflect on that final fight in Dubai, assess where it wrong, and look at what comes next. As he contemplates life on the safe side of the ropes the Belfast born star also reminisces on some of the great nights of his career, and assesses where life w…
 
Arsenal and England football player, Jordan Nobbs joins Charlie and James to discuss the impact the menstrual cycle has on her training, performance and nutrition as well as her commentary on being a woman in a male-dominated sport. Historically, menstrual cycles and female athletes have been left at the bottom of the priority list amongst research…
 
The countdown is on for Saturday night when Carl Frampton attempts to become the first boxer from the island of Ireland to win a world title at three different weights when he steps into the ring against Jamel Herring, the WBO super-featherweight champion, in Dubai. Join Chris Lloyd as he chats exclusively to Carl and his team, to the champ Herring…
 
This week on Macklin's Take me & Matt Macklin are joined by Boxing News editor and recent SJA award winner Matt Christie. We talk to Matt about his route into the industry, his career, the pressures of his role, the current boxing scene, anything and everything basically. Macklin's Take is now also on YouTube so if you could find your way over ther…
 
Boxing world champion, Carl Frampton, and protein expert, Professor Stuart Phillips, join Charlie and James to discuss the importance of perfecting Protein intake for peak performance. First up we hear Carl Frampton openly discuss how he uses protein to help him make weight, his preparations for the upcoming world title fight and also what we can l…
 
This week on Macklin's Take me & Matt talk to Professor Damian Hughes, co-host of the High Performance podcast, author, and son of the legendary Manchester trainer Bryan Hughes MBE. Damian grew up surrounded by boxing and has spent his career in large part studying why elite coaches and athletes do what they do and how they go about doing it; the b…
 
With Povetkin vs Whyte rapidly approaching Barry Jones joins me and Matt from his bedroom on the Sunborn yacht in Gibraltar to look ahead to Saturday. Barry's been on the ground for a couple of days so was the perfect man to bring us up to date with what's been happening and to give us his verdict on the weekend's fights. He has managed to sunburn …
 
With Povetkin vs Whyte coming up at the weekend we decided to bring you some extra pods this week. In this one we catch up with the 10-0 Fabio Wardley who takes on two-time world title challenger Eric Molina in the chief support. Fabio's route into pro boxing was an unusual one and he's made huge strides since turning over just 4 years ago, in no s…
 
This week on Macklin's take me and Matt are joined by top trainer Adam Booth. We take Adam on a deep dive back to his days working with David Haye, tracing their journey through from amateur days at Fitzroy Lodge, to the Playboy Mansion, and take it right up to their make or break night in Paris when David dethroned WBC & WBA Cruiserweight King Jea…
 
In this bumper episode, Geraint Thomas, Professor Steve Peters and Dr Trent Stellingwerff chat to Charlie and James about weight management and how you can apply their expertise to achieve your goals. First, you’ll hear from Steve Peters, the author of the self-help book ‘The Chimp Paradox’. Steve explains how to take back control of your mind and …
 
This week sees me and Matt welcome former IBF World Middleweight champion and good friend Darren Barker to the podcast for a long overdue Macklin's Take debut. Matt and Darren, were the same weight and their careers ran in parallel lines really. They very nearly boxed at one point, posters were printed and it was all ready to go top of the bill on …
 
This week on Macklin's Take me and Matt are joined by the 15-0 British Super Flyweight champion Sunny Edwards. Getting noticed as a young pro fighter, if you don't turn over with Olympic pedigree, has always been a challenge. Boxing is a business and as a fighter you have to market yourself, promote yourself, drive your own career; in short you hav…
 
In this episode we take you back to Christmas 1997 and NYC for a deep dive into Prince Naseem Hamed's sensational US debut at Madison Square Garden vs Kevin Kelley. There was never a dull moment with Naz and nobody knows that better than Sky Sport's Adam Smith, who was on the inside of the Sheffield fighter's career through its many highs and also …
 
This week we welcome Matchroom Boxing CEO Frank Smith back to the podcast. Plenty has happened in the 16 months since we last spoke to him and we talk to him about the challenges attached to promoting the sport during the Covid era and Matchroom's plans to take boxing global over the next couple of years. And plenty else besides. And please do chec…
 
In this episode me and Matt Macklin talk the Art of the Deal with boxing Hall of Famer Lou DiBella. With a mega fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in the pipeline we decided we needed to get the inside track on how fights like that actually get made, how negotiations get over the line and what the major obstacles often are. Lou has perform…
 
Inside Fighting has been given unprecedented access to Carl Frampton's camp ahead of his world title fight with American super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring. Together with 32Red, we meet the team behind the Frampton machine, including his inimitable trainers Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis, who provide a fascinating insight into a fighting worl…
 
This week on Macklin's Take we bring you an episode people have been asking for over the last year or so. An in-depth discussion of strength and conditioning training. What is it? What's it designed to achieve? How much should you do and when should you do it? There are plenty of misconceptions out there so we recruited MMA fighter and top S&C coac…
 
Cus D'Amato once said that fear is like fire: If you can control then it can give you heat and light but if you can't control then it will burn you to the ground. This week me and Matt Macklin are joined by former WBC Super Middleweight champion, now clinical psychotherapist Glenn Catley to talk about fear, about how fighters have to be able not to…
 
This week me and Matt are joined by one of the best commentators in the business; the smooth voice of BT Boxing, John Rawling. John's called countless big fights from ringside over the last few decades and his enthusiasm for the job remains undimmed so it was great to talk to him about the demands of the role and how he believes it should be done. …
 
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This week me & Matt Macklin bring you our first episode of 2021, so welcome back everyone! And we revisit the Make or Break theme we came up with over the summer where we talk to fighters about pivotal fights in their careers, fights that had they lost them then their lives would not have been the same. Our guest is Curtis Woodhouse, who has one of…
 
Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to a Macklin's Take Yuletide special. Like last year, our top producer Darren Rees has put together a Festive Selection Box featuring some of the best bits from what has been a highly unusual year. Eddie Hearn, Frank Warren, Conor Benn and Dave Coldwell all feature as do Paul Ramsay, Shaun Cogan and Anthony Mayn…
 
In this episode me and Matt tackle one of our favourite subjects: Matchmaking. Good matchmaking is crucial not only to the development of individual fighters but to the overall health of the sport. It’s a genuine art and good matchmakers are worth their weight in gold. They know how to pick the right opponents at the right time, how to provide boxe…
 
This week we celebrate the 100th episode of Macklin's Take by inviting on to the podcast former European Welterweight champ, and old friend of Matt Macklin's, Mr Matthew Hatton. Matt went 12 rounds with Canelo back in the day for the WBC Super Welterweight title so we have a chat about that and the big fight at the weekend between the Mexican and o…
 
For this one we welcome Peter Fury back to Macklin's Take. And I ask Peter and Matt a question that's been hotly debated in British boxing over the last week or so. How much can we reasonably expect fighters to give in the ring? How far through the pain barrier can we really demand that they push themselves in pursuit of victory? It was fascinating…
 
This week on Macklin's Take me and Matt are joined by none other than Top Rank boss Bob Arum. Bob turned 89 this week and has now been promoting boxing for 54 years. During that time he really has been there and seen and done it all so it was great to sit down with him for an hour and get his thoughts on AJ vs Pulev, the current state of the boxing…
 
This week me & Matt Macklin are joined by esteemed boxing scribe and author Kevin Mitchell to look back at the two showdowns between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis in 1999 that eventually saw Lewis crowned undisputed King of the Heavyweight division. The 90s was a mad decade in the top division; a 42/1 upset, Fan Man, a belt in the bin, the ret…
 
This week me & Matt Macklin are joined by Ashley Theophane. Ashley, and I mean this in the best possible way, is not the kind of man you meet every day, even by boxing’s unusual standards. He’s been a pro for the best part of 2 decades, winning a British title almost 10 years ago before leaving these shores to join Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team in …
 
This week me & Matt Macklin are joined by top boxing writer Ron Lewis as we take a deep dive into the March 2006 World Super Middleweight unification clash between WBO champ Joe Calzaghe and IBF ruler Jeff Lacy. It was a make or break fight for Calzaghe. After years of defending his WBO title finally he had the big fight he’d been waiting for but w…
 
This week me & Matt Macklin take a deep dive into the biggest upset in boxing history, James Buster Douglas’ stunning win against the unbeaten, undisputed Heavyweight champion of the world Iron Mike Tyson. Douglas 42/1 with the bookmakers when he walked to the ring in Tokyo in February 1990 and had been written off by everyone. Well, not quite ever…
 
This week me & Matt Macklin take a deep dive into another big fight, this time in the company of our good friend Steve Bunce. For this one we turn the clock back 30 years to a Sunday night in November 1990 when Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank met in the ring for the first time. It was the greatest rivalry British boxing had ever seen and probably will …
 
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