Smith wants Canelo; Wilder v Ortiz preview; Whyte on AJ undercard?
Callum Smith joins the podcast ahead of his world super middleweight title defence against John Ryder in Liverpool - a fight you can hear live on 5 live on Saturday 23rd November. He explains his desire to fight Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Also, Deontay Wilder takes on Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas in what is supposed to be his final fight before taking on Tyson Fury in a rematch, Mike and Steve discuss their interview with Anthony Joshua, and Eddie Hearn reveals Dillian Whyte is likely to be on the undercard of Ruiz v Joshua 2.
KSI v Logan Paul lessons, complicated Canelo and the fight of the year?
Steve regales Mike with his time in Los Angeles following the KSI v Logan Paul Youtuber fight. What lessons can "real" boxing learn from that event, and was it an overall positive for boxing? Also, examining Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's complicated legacy after failing a performance-enhancing drug test back in 2018, reaction to Nicola Adams' retirement and looking back on the thrilling fight between Nonito Donaire and Naoya Inoue.
The Rumble in the Jungle
Revisiting the most famous fight of them all: Muhammad Ali v George Foreman, Zaire 1974. Featuring archive material from Foreman himself, Ali's manager Gene Kilroy, boxing historian Bert Sugar and British sports journalist Neil Allen.
Katie Taylor's "game-changing" night for boxing
Katie Taylor put on one of her best performances in beating Christina Linardatou at the Manchester Arena, on the same night that Anthony Crolla had to dig deep to win his retirement fight. Mike and Steve also analyse Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s win over Sergey Kovalev to win a world title in a fourth weight division.
Taylor moves up, Crolla’s last dance & Canelo v Kovalev
Previews of a busy weekend of boxing, including Katie Taylor’s attempt to win a world title in a second weight division against Christina Linardatou, Anthony Crolla’s retirement fight against Frank Urquiaga, and Saul ‘Canelo” Alvarez taking a big step up in weight against Sergey Kovalev.