The GoBonus Radio 5 Live Boxing duo of Mike Costello and Steve Bunce have spent decades covering fights at small hall shows, arenas and colossal stadiums in countries all over the world. Over the coming weeks on GoBonus Sport, Costello – and first Bunce – will recall their greatest night next to a ring.
At close to midnight on a long-forgotten February night, the guards brought out the cut, bruised and guilty man for one final piece of ridicule in front of a frothing crowd.
“You’re blowing it, son, you’re blowing it.”
Angelo Dundee – the man who trained Muhammad Ali to glory – bellowed the words at Sugar Ray Leonard in their corner as the sweat poured before round 13 on a sizzling night under the Las Vegas stars.
Across the ring sat Thomas Hearns and the spindly 6ft 1in frame he had somehow boiled down to 145lbs for a fight marketed as [...]
In this week’s Fight Talk we look at heavyweights who just won’t let a rivalry die, and reveal how a fight between Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury might not be total fantasy. There’s also an American middleweight facing some heat and news on how Floyd Mayweather’s work as a trainer is causing a rift in Las Vegas.
Picking fantasy fights between greats from any era has proven a popular way to pass time for fans during the boxing shutdown, but perhaps a one-off meeting between Tyson Fury and Mike Tyson actually has legs.
Charlie Edwards says he will put the “torture” of weight cuts behind him and bid to make “history” after joining forces with promoter Frank Warren.
Edwards won the WBC world flyweight title in 2018 but gave up the belt after his last bout, when he had to lose 10lbs (4.5kg) in under 24 hours.
After switching from Eddie Hearn to join Warren, he intends to fight at [...]