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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.
 
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.
 
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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Former WBA world super-middleweight champion George Groves joins Rob Tebbutt on Episode 28 of the Boxing Social Podcast. Rob asks George his thoughts on Saturday's undisputed super-middleweight title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant, as well as his experiences of sparring Gennady Golovkin. George also discusses life after boxing, includi…
 
It's the Return of the King :) Our Franchise champion, the one and only Jon Pegg, had a brief sojourn in hospital recently so we thought the perfect tonic for him would be another appearance on MT. And he was on fine form as usual. We got into a number of subjects, including what it's like running small hall shows post Covid, something Jon's doing …
 
After George Kambosos stunningly beat Teofimo Lopez to claim three of the lightweight world titles, the Australian joins the podcast to break down his victory and his plans for the future. Former middleweight world champion, now trainer Andy Lee joins Steve to react to Kambosos v Lopez and the news that long-time rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook wil…
 
After Terence Crawford stopped Shawn Porter in the tenth round of their unified welterweight title fight, where does the American pound-for-pound star go next? ESPN’s Mark Kriegel joins Steve to discuss the potential for Crawford to fight a long-awaited unification with Errol Spence, or Scotland’s Josh Taylor. Then, Teofimo Lopez and George Kamboso…
 
This week me and Matt welcome back to the pod our good friend; top trainer, manager and now also promoter, Mr Joe Gallagher. And Joe was bang on form :) We went deep into a few different topics: The current UK promotional and broadcast battlegrounds, the seemingly lost art of talent spotting and with Anthony Joshua touring US gyms recently in searc…
 
After being away for the last couple of week's at the Men's World Amateur Championships in Belgrade me and Matt decided to delve deep into the amateur code in this episode. We wanted to talk about all levels, from club to country to elite international level, and we wanted someone with some longevity too, someone who's been around the sport for lon…
 
After both Kid Galahad and Terri Harper lost their world titles via shocking knock out on Saturday night in Sheffield, how difficult are their roads back? Carl Frampton joins Steve to discuss the psychology of shock defeats, give respect to his former opponent Kiko Martinez, and react to the news that Liam Williams will fight Chris Eubank jr in Dec…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Steve Bunce, Carl Froch, Kid Galahad & Eddie Hearn.They discuss Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez cleaning up the super-middleweight division.Kid Galahad joins the podcast ahead of his first world title defence.We get the latest from AJ’s camp as Eddie Hearn joins us ahead of the Usyk rematch.Plus chat on the latest influencer fight…
 
In Episode 29 of the Boxing Social Podcast, Rob Tebbutt is joined by former WBO super-featherweight champion Barry Jones to reflect on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's eleventh round stoppage win over Caleb Plant in Las Vegas. We discuss what lies ahead for Alvarez, the performance of Caleb Plant and whether Canelo still has room to improve as a fighter. El…
 
In Episode 27 of the Boxing Social Podcast, Rob Tebbutt sat down with heavyweight talent Johnny Fisher. Fisher reflects on his pro journey so far, having recently sold 1,400 tickets for his latest stoppage victory in London. Rob asks Fisher about his father John’s new-found TikTok fame, sparring with the likes of Tyson Fury and Joe Joyce and being …
 
In Episode 26 of the Boxing Social Podcast, Rob Tebbutt is joined by former WBO super-featherweight champion Barry Jones and sports journalist Declan Taylor. We reflect on the recent Matchroom Boxing card headline by Chantelle Cameron and Mary McGee, as well as look ahead to this Saturday's undisputed super-middleweight title showdown between Saul …
 
Chantelle Cameron joins the podcast (from Milton Keynes train station) after her victory over Mary McGee to unify the WBC and IBF world super lightweight titles, and discusses her opportunity to become undisputed champion next year. Then, Steve and Barry Jones debate the "ticket-seller" phenomenon after wins for Alen "The Savage" Babic and Johnny F…
 
This week me and Matt are joined by top boxing manager Sam Jones. Sam has become a very familiar figure with British fight fans over the last few years and someone we've seen around a lot. But we only ever really knew him just to say hello to so thought it was time we found out a bit more about the man who co-founded the very successful SJAM an who…
 
After the Fury vs Wilder trilogy concluded in Las Vegas at the weekend, just two weeks after we saw Usyk beat Joshua, we decided it was time to delve into the Heavyweight division and see how the land lies now those 2 results are in. We were both at Spurs for AJ whilst I was lucky enough to be at the T Mobile last Saturday too. It's been some fortn…
 
In Episode 25 of the Boxing Social Podcast, Rob Tebbutt is joined once again by an esteemed panel of guests as we look ahead to this weekend's WBC heavyweight title trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Featuring Sky Sports' Andy Clarke, former WBO super-featherweight champion Barry Jones and Business Insider journalist Alan Dawson, o…
 
This week on Macklin's Take me and Matt park up for an hour with Robert Smith, General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control. We see Robert ringside all the time and have meant to get him on the pod for ages, to get the inside track on what it's like working for the sport's oldest and best governing body; the highs, the lows, the ups, th…
 
In Episode 24 of the Boxing Social Podcast, Rob Tebbutt sat down with unbeaten super-lightweight prospect Harlem Eubank. Eubank talks his recent signing with Wasserman Boxing, talks his early path into boxing, carrying the famous Eubank name and working under the guidance of esteemed coach Adam Booth. Rob asks Harlem about his vegan lifestyle, what…
 
Join Boxing Social's Rob Tebbutt and our esteemed panel of guests including Declan Taylor, Ade Oladipo & Andy Clarke as we react to Oleksandr Usyk's stunning unanimous decision victory over Anthony Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. #JoshuaUsykBy Boxing Social
 
Welcome back to Macklin's Take everyone! To celebrate our return, this week we welcome to the podcast top trainer Manny Robles. Manny was in town last week for the Joshua vs Usky bill and me and Matt seized the opportunity to accompany him on a deep dive into that magical night in Madison Square Garden when he and Andy Ruiz shocked the boxing world…
 
In Episode 23 of the Boxing Social Podcast, Rob Tebbutt is joined by former WBO super-featherweight champion Barry Jones for a technical breakdown of Anthony Joshua's unified heavyweight title clash with Oleksandr Usyk. One of the finest analysts in the sport, Jones assesses the keys to victory for Joshua and Usyk, gives his opinion on the contrast…
 
In Episode 22 of the Boxing Social Podcast, Rob Tebbutt is joined by renowned boxing trainer Shane McGuigan. McGuigan discusses his ever-growing stable of fighters, the evolution of his training approach, his relationship with Carl Frampton and the influence of his father, IBHOF inductee Barry McGuigan. Rob and Shane break down this weekend's heavy…
 
Legendary broadcaster Mike Costello joined Rob Tebbutt for episode 21 of the Boxing Social Podcast. Costello discusses on the challenges of moving from radio to his new television commentary role for DAZN and looks back at the unique task of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. With a heavyweight end to the year, Rob and Mike break down this weekend's uni…
 
YORK HALL - the spiritual home of british boxing. (Boxing News - The opening bell podcast) for the full version. Join Darren Rees on an atmospheric deep-dive into the magic of the old venue that’s provided fight fans of all ages with so many special memories. From its 1929 opening as public baths in which Londoners would wash, right through to the …
 
As we canter towards our summer break, me & Matt thought it was about time we invited our good pal Joe Gallagher back onto the podcast. As we said a few weeks ago, we've decided on MT that the pandemic is over, we're nothing if not a glass half full enterprise after all, and so with that in mind are taking the opportunity to have a look back at a u…
 
This week we welcome Dennis Hobson onto the podcast. Dennis has been involved in boxing as a promoter at all levels of the sport. He's taken the likes of Clinton Woods, Stuey Hall & Jamie McDonnell to world titles and conquered America with Ricky Hatton. He has plenty of tales to tell and we were only too happy to hear them. And he's now back on th…
 
This week me and Matt welcome back our Franchise champion, the one and only Jon Pegg. Macklin's Take will be taking a summer break in a few weeks and we reckon that when we return boxing will be back, crowds will be back and the Covid era will finally be coming to a close. So we decided that over the next few episodes we'd have a bit of a light hea…
 
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…
 
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, …
 
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…
 
Tom Huddlestone began his career in the youth set-up at Nottingham Forest before moving on to Derby County, Spurs, Wolves and Hull. A brilliant passer of the ball who made it to the England squads at age group and senior level. Tom shares his insights from inside the world of football...from the European Super League to VAR. Tom's had a tough year …
 
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…
 
David Weir is one of the Paralympic greats. He won six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 games as well as an 8 times winner of the London Marathon. His ten Paralympic medals have come at a range of distances in his racing chair...from 200m to marathon. He talks about his career and some of the tough mental battles he's had and his suicidal thoughts.…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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