There was no fairytale ending to Tony Bellew's career despite a brave performance v Oleksandr Usyk, eventually being stopped in the eighth round as Usyk retains his undisputed world cruiserweight titles. Mike and Steve analyse the fight, look back on Bellew's career and ask whether Usyk could go on to fight Anthony Joshua at heavyweight.
Is "the best Bellew" enough?
As Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk make their final preparations ahead of their their undisputed cruiserweight world title fight, Mike and Steve break down how they got to this point in their careers, and how they think the fight will go.
A ‘monster’ calls, Tony Bellew answers
Ahead of his undisputed cruiserweight world title fight against Oleksandr Usyk, Tony Bellew joins the podcast to reflect on the dedication required to drag himself out of retirement to fight the Ukrainian. Mike and Steve analyse the fight and ask where it would rank in the history of great British boxing victories if he were to pull it off.
Also, contrasting fortunes for Josh Taylor and Ryan Burnett in their World Boxing Super Series bouts last weekend, an update to the Olympic boxing saga as the sport’s inclusion in the 2020 Games hangs by a thread, and Floyd Mayweather jr announces a comeback of sorts – against Japanese kickboxer and mixed martial artist Tenshin Nasukawa.
Fury fails, British P4P and fighting after tragedy
Hughie Fury is beaten by Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria, so where next for the 24-year-old and why has he come in for such criticism online? Mike and Steve analyse the fight and ask whether he can come again.
Also, reaction to Daniel Jacobs winning a fight-of-the-year contender against Sergiy Derevyanchenko, General Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control Robert Smith joins the podcast to address the situation regarding Billy Joe Saunders' failed test, and who are top British fighters right now, pound-for-pound?
Finally, boxer Dec Spelman explains his emotions on returning to the ring after his opponent Scott Westgarth died following their fight earlier this year.
Prison training, Hughie's big chance, and the best female boxer?
Peter Fury opens up on his "old school" training philosophy and what he learned about fitness while he was in prison. His son Hughie fights Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria this weekend in a world heavyweight title eliminator. Mike and Steve break down last weekend's action, ask what is the future for televised boxing with HBO's announcement they're pulling out of the sport and the rise of streaming service DAZN, and eulogize about the performance of 17-year-old Caroline Dubois at the Youth Olympic Games.