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I'm Andy Clarke, a boxing commentator and pundit, mainly for Sky Sports. This is the home of a boxing podcast me and 3-time world title challenger and Sky colleague Matt Macklin are doing called Macklin's Take. Topical debate, big-name guests and boxing insiders, we'll bring you all of it. We hope you enjoy it.
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Froch on Fighting

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Carl Froch was a warrior in the ring. It won him four world titles and made him one of the most popular British boxers in recent history. In this podcast he brings his unique insight into the mind of a fighter - the violence, the pain and the glory - to the current issues in the boxing world. With commentator and presenter Darren Fletcher.
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Discussion, analysis and the latest news from big fight nights and the world of boxing, featuring special guests. New episodes every Monday, get in touch with the pod via 5 Live Sport on social media and remember to share your ratings and reviews.
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Sports Squad is all about staying fit and active! Presented by Ayo Akinwolere and teenager Chanel Kakareko, the show's packed with inspiring interviews with sports personalities and activities you can do to keep active whilst you're stuck at home.
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We're going to take you into the world of elite sport and give you a real insight in to what it's like to step over the white line and compete against the best. The athletes, the coaches, the support staff. So who are we? Ellen White is a footballer with Manchester City and England. Ellen's got three world cups to her name and his England's leading all-time goal scorer in that competition. Richard Whitehead MBE is a double gold winning athlete at the Paralympics, including a memorable day at ...
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Barry Jones joins Buncey to reflect on an eventful fight launch in London. Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol are on the pod to discuss their fight for all the belts in June in Saudi Arabia. The guys cast their eyes over the Queensberry v Matchroom fight card and ask whether there has ever been a better fight trailer than the one produced for the 5v5…
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Buncey sits down with former world champion Barry McGuigan. Following the release of a new BBC documentary that goes inside the McGuigan gym, Barry delves into what makes a successful stable of fighters, how his son Shane has become a top trainer and what it takes to bring through multiple world champions. All four episodes of Stable: The Boxing Ga…
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Barry Jones joins Buncey to reflect on a spectacular British heavyweight title fight at the O2. Fabio Wardley and Fraser Clarke's 12-round bout ended in a split-decision draw which meant Wardley retained his title. We hear from both fighters and promoter Ben Shalom. Ben Whittaker is also on the pod as he showboated his way to a comfortable points w…
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Buncey is joined backstage at the Sheffield Arena by Barry Jones. They speak to both Sandy Ryan who retained her WBO welterweight belt, and Dalton Smith who took another step closer to a world title shot. Promoter Eddie Hearn is also on the pod to discuss what next for the two fighters. And they look ahead to the British heavyweight title fight tak…
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Natasha Jonas joins Buncey to look ahead to a big night of boxing in Sheffield. We hear from both Sandy Ryan and Terri Harper who are fighting for Sandy’s WBO welterweight crown. Dalton Smith and his trainer Grant Smith are also on the pod to tell us how important this fight is against Jose Zepeda. And Sunny Edwards shares his views on the fight an…
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Macklin and Andy look back at the recent fight-night in Saudi as well as the Queensbury show in Birmingham + the subject of pulling a fighter out of a lucrative event. You can pre-order Andy's book 'The Knockout' here: https://amzn.eu/d/91tGECx Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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Macklin and Andy are in Saudi for AJ v Ngannou and they're lapping up the fight week chaos with some of the many people making the event happen. You can pre-order 'The Knockout' by Andy Clarke now: https://amzn.eu/d/hnMrPJ6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy Andrew Clarke
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March 8th Anthony Joshua faces Francis Ngannou in Saudi, will Macklin make it or will he become an accoucheur in his own home? Boxing meets the Dad's Club in another episode of Macklin's Take. Andy's book 'The Knockout' is available for pre-order here: https://amzn.eu/d/hnMrPJ6 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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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 …
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This week on Macklin's Take we bring you a very special episode. We talk often on the podcast about amateur boxing, about how vital amateur clubs are, not just to the sport, but also to the communities they belong to, and how the people who run them are the sport's true, unsung heroes. Well a couple of weeks ago Matt invited me along to the birthda…
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Andy and Matt are back to delve into the two most recent events announced with a show full of names on the 23rd of December and an actual date for Fury and Usyk to get it on in February + the conversation goes on to the health of British boxing! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
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Buncey travels to Brighton to sit down with former two-weight world champion Chris Eubank. In an emotional chat, they discuss how he is dealing with the recent deaths of both his son Sebastian and brother Simon, why he is so against his son Chris fighting Conor Benn and how he is still dealing with the pain of what happened to Michael Watson follow…
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Macklin and Andy review a fine week in boxing as Inoue, Fulton, Spence and Crawford not only gave us a week to remember but represented the sport in the finest of manners. A good week for boxing. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review our show on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch…
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The excitement builds on a monster fight week as Inoue and Fulton clash in a fight for the ages in Tokyo, while across the North Pacific Crawford and Spence will finally get down to business. All of this and more in this week's Macklin's Take. @MattMacklin @MrAndyClarke / #MacklinsTake Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch…
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This week myself and Matt Macklin are joined by former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Scott Welch. We caught Scott down in sunny Bournemouth where he was preparing his son Tommy for his fight on the Okolie vs CBS card. We chatted boxing families, the current heavyweight and scene and also took a pretty deep dive into the psychology o…
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Carl Frampton joins Steve at the public workout to look ahead to the mega-fight in Dublin this weekend. They are joined by the two fighters who were both very relaxed despite the size of the task on Saturday night. Carl and Katie reminisce about the days when they used to spar together, and Steve accidentally disrespects Chantelle!…
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This week on Macklin's Take we bring you the first of two episodes with the one and only Gary Newbon. Gary spent 50 years at the top level in TV and was of course a big part of the brilliant ITV team that brought us the Big Fight Live. Benn vs Eubank, Eubank vs Watson, Benn vs McClellan attracted enormous viewing audiences and Gary was right in the…
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This week on Macklin's Take me and Matt are joined by boxing media mogul and seeker of truth and justice Rob Tebbutt. Rob is one of the most respected and influential operators in boxing's vast digital platform and his channel ID Boxing has quickly earned a reputation as an industry leader. We talk to Rob about the complexities of the YouTube platf…
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This week on Macklin's Take me and Matt are joined by Boxxer's International Head of Boxing Al Siesta. And we ask whether relations between the major UK promoters have hit an all-time low. Or are they capable of working together more so we can avoid nights like May 27th, when we have three world title fights involving British fighters on different …
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This week we welcome a certain Kody Mommaerts onto the podcast. You'll know him better as Boxxer and Sky MC Big Mo, who has blazed a trail across our screens since making his Sky debut in Bournemouth last summer. An outstanding athlete back in his college days, which weren't long ago at all, his journey to the centre of the ring has been an interes…
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With Macklin now safely back from paternity leave and the podcast back on the road, this week we catch up with our great pal Spencer Oliver. After his career was cut short by injury Spencer very quickly became a pundit and has remained in that role for 25 years. The job has changed a lot over that period, beyond all recognition is some ways, so Spe…
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This week on Macklin's Take we've tracked down a man we've been after for a while; trainer, manager and promoter Errol Johnson. Errol runs Black Country Boxing. He's one off the busiest blokes in the boxing business and knows it inside out. We see him and his fighters up and down the country all the time and he goes way back with Macklin too, havin…
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Joining us for our first podcast of 2023, Joe Gallagher and Spencer Oliver. Matt was actually held up in traffic but we were able to keep the ship afloat without him and he did manage to make it in time to join us towards the end. We had a look at what we can expect in 2023, where the sport sits currently in terms of its popularity, the impact of M…
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For our final podcast of 2022 me and Matt welcome back Board of Control General Secretary Robert Smith. It's been an interesting year, in boxing it always is. We've had stadium fights, scoring controversies, the re-emergence of a robust small hall scene post Covid, the death of a monarch and the Conor Benn saga. And whilst Robert may not have loved…
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Looking for a new boxing podcast? George Groves has a new one and you should listen to it, mainly because Carl is on it too. This is part one of their special episode, and if you want the second half, go and find The George Groves Boxing Club in your podcast app now. George talks to Carl about his final fight, which just happened to be when Carl kn…
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