Buatsi on training in lockdown, Olympic what-ifs, and the Yorkshireman who fought Ali
2016 Olympic bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi explains how he's staying in shape during the lockdown, and reveals his thoughts on news that the Tokyo Olympic are going to be delayed until 2021. Then, Mike and Steve discuss an interview from the archive with Richard Dunn, who fought Muhammad Ali in 1976.
Mike's fight recommendation of the week: Marquez v Vasquez 2 (2007)
Steve's book recommendation of the week: The Devil and Sonny Liston by Nick Tosches
Homework: watch Liston v Clay (1964)
Eddie Hearn on how boxing can stay afloat; Roger Mayweather remembered; and fantasy rematches
The head of Matchroom Boxing explains why boxers are in a perilous position compared to salaried sportspeople, and how they are planning for life after Coronavirus, including what could happen with Anthony Joshua's scheduled fight against Kubrat Pulev. Also, Mike and Steve remember Floyd Mayweather jr's uncle and sometime trainer Roger Mayweather, who died last week, and debate the best rematches that never happened.
Boxing and the virus, (cancelled) Olympic qualifiers, and Fury boar meat controversy
This episode was recorded before the cancellation of the European Olympic qualifiers on Monday 16th March. What impact will Coronavirus have on professional boxing, including Anthony Joshua's scheduled fight against Kubrat Pulev? Also, reaction to the news that UK Anti-Doping is set to investigate a farmer's claim he was told to lie in support of a high-profile case involving world champion Tyson Fury.
When should a trainer throw in the towel? Plus Terri Harper and DAZN in the UK
Should trainer Joe Gallagher have pulled out Scott Quigg in his defeat to Jono Carroll? Mike and Steve debate the dilemma boxing trainers face when they have to make the decision whether or not to stop a fight to save their fighter from further punishment. Newly-crowned super featherweight champion Terri Harper also joins the show after her fight against Natasha Jonas was announced, and what impact could streaming service DAZN have on the UK broadcasting market after they announced their launch around Canelo Alvarez's next fight in May?
Joshua v Pulev & Fury v Wilder 3 announced; Yafai, Harris lose in Texas
With the twin announcements that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will fight within a month of each other this summer, which fight is more dangerous, and does it bring us closer to a unification for all the heavyweight title belts? Also, reaction to Kal Yafai and Jay Harris's defeats in Texas.