The Matchroom Boxing Podcast

The Matchroom Boxing Podcast

By Matchroom Boxing

Welcome to the official Matchroom Boxing Podcast. Home to Matchroom Radio, Flash Knockdown, The Punchline, Hearn & Bellew: Talk The Talk, interviews with the fighters plus more!


Flash Knockdown - S2 EP4: The Boss

Another stacked show sees Felix Cash breakdown his upcoming European Middleweight Title shot, Caoimhin Agyarko updates on his injury and takes on the Alias Apron challenge, Misfits own Filipino Flash Salt Papi discusses his rise and the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight, Peter McGrail is under the Spotlight before his official Matchroom debut whilst Jordan Thompson and Luke Watkins are on the line together before April's Cruiserweight clash!
03/03/23·55m 35s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP3: Game Of Opinions

An eventful night in Nottingham as Mauricio Lara dethroned Leigh Wood is hotly discussed. Featherweight hope Raymond Ford makes it clear he wants Bronco this year, Joe Cordina swings by Matchroom HQ to discuss his upcoming World Title shot with Jamie and Scott as gym mate George Liddard is under the Spotlight, Skye Nicolson takes on our Alias Apron challenge whilst Cyrus Pattinson and Chris Jenkins discuss their March 18 headliner in Newcastle!
22/02/23·55m 20s

Matchroom Radio ep66 with Gary Cully

Irish southpaw puncher Gary Cully joins David Diamante in Nottingham the night before his fight on the Wood vs Lara undercard against Wilfredo Flores. The Lightweight rising star talks his upbringing in Ireland, what makes him tick, life away from the ring, his mindset, various tattoos and much more in this in-depth feature.
17/02/23·1h 2m

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP2: Off The Cuff

Jamie and Scott are in Nottingham for Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara fight week! Joining them on the ground is Aaron Bowen who makes his pro debut and Pat McCormack, part of Team Wood. Bam Rodriguez joins on the phone whilst Liam Paro and Robbie Davies Jr meet for the first time over ZOOM in our new segment 'The Ink Is Dry'. Kal Yafai takes part in our quiz and much more!
16/02/23·57m 37s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP1

It’s a return of the Matchroom Boxing Flash Knockdown Podcast! Season 2 Episode 1 sees new guests, new segments of the show including a Spotlight on our prospects, pitting two fighters from an upcoming bout on the line at the same time and a new quiz… Joining Jamie and Scott this week: New signing 7-0 Aussie Heavyweight Justis Huni, Aqib Fiaz swings by the office to run over his development, Craig Richards talks his upcoming fight with Ricards Bolotniks and takes on our ‘Alias Apron’ quiz, Gavin Gwynne and Craig Woodruff discuss their April 22 British Lightweight Title rematch and Sandy Ryan runs over the best things to happen in Boxing last week!
12/02/23·57m 26s

Matchroom Radio ep65 with Thomas Hauser

Hall of Fame Writer Thomas Hauser joins David Diamante for episode 65. The pair discuss Hauser's relationship and novels relating to Muhammad Ali, his current views on the current state of the sport, favourite work elsewhere and much more!
11/02/23·37m 49s

Episode 65: Matchroom Radio ep64 with Edgar Berlanga

20-0 Super Middleweight Edgar Berlanga joins David Diamante at his soon to be open bar nearby Madison Square Garden for Matchroom Radio episode 64. 'The Chosen One' admits he's drawing close to a decision on his next move as the two reminisce over old fights, a sparring session with Amanda Serrano and discuss Edgar's options for down the line...
03/02/23·21m 25s

Flash Knockdown - Series 2 Teaser

Jamie and Scott preview the second series of Matchroom Boxing's Flash Knockdown podcast. After a voicemail from Eddie, the boys pull their fingers out to plan ahead before Leigh Wood's fight with Mauricio Lara. There's new sections of the show announced plus the Dance Partners Champion crowned. Stay tuned for the full return...
02/02/23·5m 20s

Interview: Eddie Hearn talks Serrano, Baumgardner, Light Heavy Mix & More

We catchup with Eddie Hearn in New York ahead of our Undisputed World Title double header this Saturday co-headlined by Amanda Serrano vs Erika Cruz and Alycia Baumgardner vs Elhem Mekhaled. Eddie runs the rule over potential next steps for all the fighters, talks the Light Heavyweight World Title mix with Artur Beterbiev, Callum Smith, Dmitry Bivol, Joshua Buatsi and teases the upcoming Matchroom schedule...
01/02/23·12m 26s

Flash Knockdown ep13 - Season's Beatings

Jamie and Scott from the Matchroom team wrap up the year by picking 5 potential fights for 2023, Terri Harper is on the show to talk up a potential Undisputed fight in the New Year or a clash with Cecilia Brækhus, Jordan Thompson runs over the best thing to happen in boxing last week and his charge to Cruiserweight honours, our very own David Diamante discusses the Master of Ceremonies role and Zelfa Barrett reflects on his fight in Abu Dhabi whilst looking to gatecrash the Dance Partners leaderboard.
23/12/22·1h 7m

Flash Knockdown ep12 - Big City Dreams

New British Heavyweight Champion Fabio Wardley and Irish southpaw sensation Gary Cully are licking their lips at the prospect of big homecomings at Portman Road and Croke Park. The duo join us alongside IBF World Bantamweight Champion Ebanie Bridges who remains on cloud 9 following her successful first defence against Aussie rival Shannon O'Connell, trainer Ben Davison goes over various techniques and methodology in his coaching capacity and three weight World Champion Ricky Burns takes on our Dance Partners challenge, explains his new role in the game and reveals why he still wants one more before calling it a day.
17/12/22·1h 10m

Flash Knockdown ep11 - Marching On

We're in Leeds for a bumper edition of Flash Knockdown ahead of Josh Warrington's World Title defence vs Luis Alberto Lopez. Jamie and Scott are joined by Jimmy Tibbs who recalls sparring Muhammad Ali and rates Ebanie Bridges' chances over Shannon O'Connell, Junaid Bostan, Kali Reis, new signing Nina Hughes and Austin 'Ammo' Williams who is over for a scouting mission ahead of a potential fight next year with Felix Cash.
10/12/22·1h 21m

112/115 Sweepstake: Eddie Hearn & Jesse Rodriguez pick fantasy fights

There's some huge fights to be made at Flyweight and Super-Flyweight. Chris Mannix draws four potential fights for Eddie Hearn and Jesse Rodriguez to run the rule over including Sunny Edwards, Juan Francisco Estrada, Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez, Joshua Franco, Artem Dalakian, Kazuto Ioka, Julio Cesar Martinez and Bam himself...
03/12/22·16m 35s

Matchroom Radio ep63

Unbeaten Super-Lightweight sensation Richardson Hitchins joins David Diamante in Phoenix, Arizona to run the rule over the current crop at 140, opens up on the split with Mayweather Promotions, living in New York, a future fight with Montana Love and much more!
03/12/22·37m 21s

Flash Knockdown ep10 - In Abu Dhabi

The Flash Knockdown podcast returns after a short hiatus in Abu Dhabi for our inaugural Champion Series. Jamie and Scott speak with Joe Cordina, Jessica McCaskill, Gamal Yafai, Jamie Moore and Dmitry Bivol's S&C coach Taylor Ramsdell on the ground before a huge night of World Championship Boxing.
04/11/22·1h 7m

Media Day Interviews: Bivol vs Zurdo In Abu Dhabi

We speak to various fighters in Abu Dhabi ahead of Saturday's big show in Abu Dhabi headlined by Dmitry Bivol vs Gilberto Ramirez. Hear from both main event fighters plus Chantelle Cameron, Jessica McCaskill, Zelfa Barrett and Shavkat Rakhimov just days out from fight night.
02/11/22·15m 49s

Interview: Eddie Hearn in Australia previews Paro vs Jarvis & upcoming Matchroom schedule

We catchup with Eddie Hearn in Brisbane to breakdown our first show in Australia headlined by Liam Paro vs Brock Jarvis. Eddie also talks Skye Nicolson and Demsey McKean’s development who both fight on the show. There’s an update on Conor Benn’s situation plus more.
11/10/22·13m 9s

Flash Knockdown ep9 - Best of Enemies

We're counting down to Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn and get the inside look from co-promoter Kalle Sauerland of Wasserman Boxing plus our very own Barry Hearn to recall the two fights from Nigel and Chris Sr. George Groves joins us to recall his own clash with Eubank Jr and take on our Dance Partners challenge whilst Chantelle Cameron talks November 5's Undisputed showdown with Jessica McCaskill in Abu Dhabi and Johnny Fisher talks his next outing on October 26 and runs over Joe Joyce's win plus more!
29/09/22·59m 58s

Flash Knockdown ep8 - No Easy Way Out

We're in Nottingham this week and who better to join us than Carl Froch... The Sherriff of Nottingham recalls some of his legendary nights. Anthony Crolla takes on our Dance Partners challenge, there's a snippet of the live Face Off between Hannah Rankin and Terri Harper plus Sol Dacres runs through the best thing to happen in Boxing last week and we dive into the world of performance and nutrition with expert Scott Robinson.
24/09/22·59m 48s

Flash Knockdown ep7 - Roll The Dice

We're in Las Vegas this week for Canelo-GGG 3. Hear from mutual opponent Daniel Jacobs who gives off some inside insight to fighting both men. We try to unearth Mike Coppinger's sources. There's a few words from Canelo Alvarez plus Jessie Vargas takes on the Dance Partners challenge and Kieron Conway talks through his fight with Ammo Williams and much more!
16/09/22·59m 55s

Matchroom Radio ep62

WBC World Super-Flyweight Champion Jesse 'Bam' Rodriguez and trainer Robert Garcia sit with David Diamante in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's World Title fight on the Canelo vs Golovkin 3 undercard. The 16-0 superstar recalls his first meeting with Garcia, potential future fights down the line, his role models plus much more whilst Garcia talks Anthony Joshua's fight with Oleksandr Usyk and potential showdown with Tyson Fury.
14/09/22·21m 27s

Flash Knockdown ep6 - Never Ever

Three World Champions, one European Champion and our very own Frank Smith join us for episode six. There's an exclusive from Billy Joe Saunders who reveals he's eyeing a return to the ring plus his thoughts on Eubank Jr-Benn and Canelo-GGG 3, WBC & IBO World Super-Featherweight Champion Alycia Baumgardner talks ahead of Saturday's unification with Mikaela Mayer, Jordan Gill takes on the Dance Partners challenge, Shannon Courtenay talks her SAS experience and the best things to happen in boxing last week plus Matchroom's CEO talks the business side of the sport.
07/09/22·58m 23s

Flash Knockdown ep5 - On The Road Again

It's a busy week at Matchroom HQ with events and content capture all around the globe. Jamie finds himself on the Isle of Wight to get a few soundbites from Nigel Benn ahead October 8's crunch clash with Son Conor and Chris Eubank Jr whilst Scott heads North to speak with Fight Label's Sophie Whittam on the art of trunk and robe design then swings by to Maxi Hughes who takes on our Dance Partners challenge. There's a few words from the desert, quite literally, from Dmitry Bivol and Zurdo Ramirez before unbeaten Cruiserweight Chev Clarke finishes the show.
03/09/22·44m 46s

Flash Knockdown ep4 - Shootout

There’s immediate reaction from Leigh Wood who puts his WBA World Featherweight Title on the line against Mexican puncher Mauricio Lara on September 24. Former ‘Bronco’ opponent Josh Warrington gives his thoughts on the clash plus looks to make a dent on the Dance Partners leaderboard, Daniel Geale recalls his World Title showdown with Darren Barker 9 years on, Kugan Cassius talks the Digital Boxing landscape and Alen Babic recaps some shouts for the best things to happen in Boxing last week and why he wants a future showdown with Filip Hrgovic.
24/08/22·50m 9s

Flash Knockdown ep3 - Like Father, Like Son

The team is split this week as Jamie Ward is in sunny Essex planning for Eubank Jr vs Benn whilst Scott Hammerton's on the ground in sizzling Saudi for Usyk vs Joshua 2. We hear from both Chris and Conor as October 8 is finally confirmed, Callum Smith recalls his crowning moment in Jeddah and previews this Saturday's final eliminator, Team Usyk's Russ Anber talks the art of hand wrapping, Tony Bellew's next up on Dance Partners and breaks down Rage On The Red Sea plus Campbell Hatton runs through the best things to happen in boxing last week and the pressures of coming out of your Dad's shadow.
18/08/22·55m 46s

Flash Knockdown ep2 - Big Shot

Somehow Eddie signed off the pilot episode so Jamie Ward and Scott Hammerton are back with Flash Knockdown. On ep2 Katie Taylor recalls her Olympic Gold a decade on plus talks the epic Serrano fight and issues Jake Paul a message regarding the rematch. Also on the show Galal Yafai recaps the boxing world from last week, Dalton Smith reflects on his British Title success in Sheffield, Golden Boy's Roberto Diaz talks the art of matchmaking and John Ryder looks to jump to the top of the leaderboard on Dance Partners.
10/08/22·54m 27s

Matchroom Radio ep61

Former British, Commonwealth & European Super-Welterweight Champ Jamie Moore runs over his 37 fight pro career with David Diamante which included multiple fight of the year barnburners against the likes of Matt Macklin. 'Moorsey' also recalls the incident where he got shot in Marbella, Spain back in 2014 and his transition career into training various fighters.
05/08/22·58m 31s

Flash Knockdown ep1 - Stitched Up

Welcome to a new series from Matchroom Boxing’s Jamie Ward and Scott Hammerton who bring you Flash Knockdown. A new podcast offering previews, reviews, exclusives, features, nostalgia and even a quiz! In episode 1 we’re joined by Mikey McKinson who fights Vergil Ortiz this Saturday, Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran explains the art of being a cutman, Darren Barker takes part in a short quiz, Ellie Scotney runs over the boxing world last week and Tommy Coyle takes a trip down memory lane.
03/08/22·46m 29s

Matchroom Radio ep60

David Diamante is joined by former World Champ Montell Griffin in London ahead of Chisora-Pulev 2. The former WBC World Light-Heavyweight Champ talks his career including fights with Roy Jones Jr, James Toney and more plus his charge Vaugn Alexander's fight with Felix Cash.
09/07/22·53m 6s

On The Ground: Chisora vs Pulev 2

We're On The Ground in London for Chisora vs Pulev 2 fight week. Fraser Dainton catches up with both our main event fighters plus the likes of Ramla Ali, Sol Dacres, Fabio Wardley and more as we countdown to the opening bell!
07/07/22·57m 36s

On The Ground: Ogawa vs Cordina

We're On The Ground in Cardiff ahead of Saturday's World Title topping clash between Kenichi Ogawa and Joe Cordina. Fraser Dainton speaks with our main event plus Zelfa Barrett, Dalton Smith, Monique Bux and more!
01/06/22·52m 37s

On The Ground: Buatsi vs Richards

Fraser Dainton is On The Ground in London for Buatsi vs Richards fight week. Hear from both main event fighters plus select undercard names including Alen Babic, Chev Clarke, John Hedges plus promoter Eddie Hearn as we countdown to Saturday night!
18/05/22·1h 1m

Episode 64: Matchroom Radio ep59

Chris Van Heerden joins David Diamante the night before his fight with Conor Benn. 'The Heat' pays tribute to his late Father, talks growing up in South Africa, moving to the US, mental health struggles and the task at hand in Manchester.
15/04/22·57m 51s

Episode 63: On The Ground: Benn vs Van Heerden

Fraser Dainton is On The Ground for Benn vs Van Heerden fight week to catchup with Conor Benn, Jack Cullen, Jordan Thompson, Campbell Hatton and Cyrus Pattinson ahead of Saturday night's show in Manchester.
13/04/22·1h 14m

Episode 62: Matchroom Radio ep58

We're in Barcelona, Spain for a big night of boxing! David Diamante is joined by 'Super' Stevi Levy who steps up against former World Champion Jorgelina Guanini. The 5-0 Super-Bantamweight talks her link up with Dave Allen, being a parent, World Title aspirations and a few previous misdemeanors plus more!
01/04/22·37m 59s

Episode 61: Matchroom Radio ep57

IBO World Lightweight Champion Maxi Hughes joins David Diamante the night before his fight with Ryan Walsh. Hughes takes a trip down memory lane to recall his career so far, Fatherhood, leaving his day job and much more!
26/03/22·46m 10s

Episode 60: On The Ground: Martinez vs Warrington 2

The World Championship action continues in Leeds as Josh Warrington looks to become a two time World Champ against former foe and defending Champion Kiko Martinez. We speak to both men plus Maxi Hughes, Ebanie Bridges, Dalton Smith and more!
23/03/22·44m 30s

Episode 59: Matchroom Radio ep56

David Diamante is back! We’re joined by legendary figure Russ Anber: CEO of Rivals, cutman, trainer and somewhat magician during Wood vs Conlan fight week. Russ reveals conversations with Oleskandr Usyk in Ukraine, his route into the game after watching the 1976 Montreal Olympics, working with Vasiliy Lomachenko & Michael Conlan and much, much more!
11/03/22·1h 2m

On The Ground: Wood vs Conlan

 It's fight week! We're on the ground with Leigh Wood, Michael Conlan, Terri Harper, Caoimhin Agyarko, Nico Leivars and Sandy Ryan in Nottingham ahead of Saturday's huge show live on DAZN.
10/03/22·39m 58s

Episode 58: From The Corner: Shane McGuigan, Ricky & Matthew Hatton

Fraser Dainton brings you the second episode of our previously remote 'From The Corner' series with Shane McGuigan, Ricky & Matthew Hatton. The three guests discuss various coaching techniques, how strength and conditioning has changed down the years, Campbell Hatton's development, Lawrence Okolie's World Title defence vs Michal Cieslak, Khan vs Brook and more! 
27/02/22·53m 22s

Episode 57: From The Corner: Rozier, Tibbs, Sims & Coldwell

Fraser Dainton brings our previously remote, pandemic ‘From The Corner’ series to life with guests Andre Rozier, Mark Tibbs, Tony Sims and Dave Coldwell. The quartet talk Saturday’s main event Daniel Jacobs vs John Ryder plus a whole host more including Anthony Joshua’s pending rematch with Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte’s World Title shot vs Tyson Fury.
11/02/22·59m 44s

Episode 56: Costello x Hearn: Usyk-Joshua 2, Fury-Whyte, Canelo & more!

Promoter Eddie Hearn sits with Mike Costello to run the rule over the upcoming Matchroom schedule and the upcoming Heavyweight World Title showdowns between Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte and Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua plus Canelo's next move and more!
10/02/22·10m 38s

Episode 55: Matchroom Radio ep55

Commentator Mike Costello joins David Diamante in Manchester to talk Parker vs Chisora 2, his route into the Sport, the comparisons between Floyd Mayweather and Usain Bolt, his biggest upset he's covered, the differences and challenges switching from Radio to TV and a whole lot more!
16/12/21·1h 12m

Episode 54: Matchroom Radio ep54

Unbeaten Super-Lightweight sensation Montana Love joins David Diamante in Las Vegas ahead of his Matchroom debut on the Haney vs Diaz Jr undercard. 'Too Pretty' goes deep on the relationship with his parents, being a Father himself, Cleveland, run ins with the law and the 140lbs mix plus much more!
04/12/21·44m 48s

Episode 53: Matchroom Radio ep53

Teofimo Lopez joins David Diamante in New York ahead of Saturday's monster World Lightweight Title clash with George Kambosos Jr. The Takeover talks deep on Kambosos, Floyd Mayweather, dealing with anxiety, the state of the boxing business, a potential move to 140lbs and a whole host more! 
23/11/21·42m 2s

Episode 52: Matchroom Radio ep52

Jason Quigley sits with David Diamante the night before his World Title attempt over Demetrius Andrade in Manchester, New Hampshire. Quigley recalls his route into the game, back home in Ireland, Hurling and Football ambitions as a kid, training with the likes of Manny Robles, Dom Ingle and now Andy Lee plus a whole host more!
19/11/21·38m 39s

Episode 51: Matchroom Radio ep51

WBA and IBO World Super-Lightweight Champion Kali Reis joins David Diamante in Manchester, New Hampshire ahead of her Road To 140lbs Undisputed Semi-Final vs Jessica Camara. The KO Mequinonoag talks about her career to date, family heritage, previous jobs, starring in a new film and a whole lot more!
18/11/21·39m 23s

Episode 50: Matchroom Radio ep50

The White Rhino Dave Allen sits with David Diamante in our landmark 50th episode to discuss his return to the ring, sparring stories, mental health, obtaining a managers license, his charge Stevi Levy’s fifth fight this weekend, his younger years and much more! 
12/11/21·56m 12s

Episode 49: Matchroom Radio ep49

David Diamante returns to the podcast booth in Sheffield ahead of our World Title double header this Saturday. Joining DD is World Title challenger Alycia Baumgardner to discuss the Terri Harper fight, visiting the UK for the first time, her modelling career, future fights and much more!
11/11/21·38m 36s

Episode 48: Matchroom Radio ep48

Recently retired Heavyweight David Price recaps a great career with David Diamante, recapping the highs and lows during his amateur and pro tenure. Pricey discusses his next move and much more!
08/10/21·48m 21s

Episode 47: Matchroom Radio ep47

Anthony 'Million Dollar' Crolla sits with David Diamante in Liverpool to preview Smith vs Fowler. Crolla relives his crowning moment, winning the WBA World Lightweight Title, life out of the ring, who he wants as the next Man Utd manager, his new coaching career plus much more!
07/10/21·41m 2s

Episode 46: Matchroom Radio ep46

Spike O'Sullivan joins David Diamante in Milan, Italy ahead of a big night of boxing headlined by Daniele Scardina's fight with Juergen Doberstein. Spike who is over with Craig O'Brien who fights Samuel Nmomah, discusses his own career and why he wants to fight Conor McGregor next!
01/10/21·32m 21s

Episode 45: Matchroom Radio ep45 (Vasiliy Lomachenko)

What a treat... Pound for pound superstar Vasiliy Lomachenko joins David Diamante in London ahead of Joshua vs Usyk to discuss the big fight, his recent defeat to Teofimo Lopez and why he wants revenge, growing up in the Ukraine and his first job, the bond with his Father Anatoly and much more!
24/09/21·30m 51s

Episode 44: Matchroom Radio ep44

Callum 'Mundo' Smith joins David Diamante in London to look ahead to this Saturday's fight against Lenin Castillo up at Light-Heavyweight on the AJ vs Usyk undercard. Smith recalls his recent fights with Canelo Alvarez and John Ryder whilst looking at the 175lbs landscape and of course discussing his three brothers plus much more,
22/09/21·25m 36s

Episode 43: Matchroom Radio ep43

Rising star Cyrus Pattinson links up with David Diamante in Barcelona, Spain ahead of his second pro fight. The pair discuss Pattinson's switch into the pro game, his amateur accolades, the North East boxing scene, his love of music and much more1
11/09/21·39m 26s

Episode 42: Matchroom Radio ep42

Undisputed Welterweight Champ Jessica McCaskill joins David Diamante in Leeds, England ahead of Saturday's monster show. CasKILLA is in town working for DAZN and also to put her name in the frame for a potential Katie Taylor rematch. Jess talks her upbringing, values, plans for the future and much more in this detailed pod.
02/09/21·1h 4m

Episode 41: Matchroom Radio ep41

Reshat Mati joins David Diamante from Matchroom USA HQ at One World Trade Center. The Albanian Bear discusses his fight sport background, his upcoming bout in Milan, life in New York and recalls fighting Teofimo Lopez, Vergil Ortiz as amateurs plus more!
27/08/21·48m 1s

Episode 40: Matchroom Radio ep40

The Problem Michael McKinson and Father/Trainer Michael Ballingall sit with David Diamante ahead of Saturday's big fight with Przemyslaw Runowski. The Problem talks life in Portsmouth, his upbringing and route from the bottom of the boxing small hall scene, plans for the future and more!
12/08/21·56m 32s

Episode 39: Matchroom Radio ep39

Jazza Dickens joins David Diamante ahead of Saturday's World Title tilt at Fight Camp. The pair openly discuss addiction, Liverpool, training in Miami, family and much more!
05/08/21·37m 17s

Episode 38: Matchroom Radio ep38

It's a chance to fulfil a childhood dream for Leigh Wood at Fight Camp. Just hours away from his golden World Title shot, the Nottingham Featherweight talks with David Diamante ahead of his date with destiny against Xu Can for the WBA World crown.
30/07/21·45m 22s

Episode 37: Matchroom Radio ep37

David Diamante is joined by Sister/Brother duo Sandy and Dave Ryan ahead of Saturday's show at Fight Camp. Sandy debuts and discusses her excitement whilst Dave recalls some of his brutal wars which saw him with the Commonwealth crown. We dig deep on their relationship with Clifton Mitchell, aspirations for the future and a whole lot more!
29/07/21·35m 31s

Episode 36: Matchroom Radio ep36

Matchroom Radio is back from Fight Camp! David Diamante is joined by headliner Adrian Granados in our opener from Week 1. The pair discuss Conor Benn, Chicago's gang violence, Adrian's previous fights against the likes of Broner, Mexican boxing history and much more!
28/07/21·53m 42s

Matchroom Radio ep35

11-0 (8 KO) Super-Middleweight sensation Diego Pacheco sits with David Diamante in Guadalajara, Mexico for the latest Matchroom Radio episode to talk his upbringing, Saturday's fight against yet another unbeaten opponent, sparring Canelo Alvarez, why he wants a Diamond watch off Eddie Hearn and much more!. Diego fights on the Martinez vs Cordova undercard this Saturday
25/06/21·29m 8s

Matchroom Radio ep34

Alen Babic is up next on the Matchroom Radio pod! The Savage joins David Diamante in Newcastle to discuss his upbringing in Croatia, his mindset and determination to make it to the top. Babic recalls various jobs he took along the way and why he wants to fight Filip Hrgovic in his homeland down the line plus much more!
10/06/21·52m 36s

Matchroom Radio ep33

Lewis Ritson returns to his hometown Newcastle and talks with David Diamante ahead of Saturday's World Title final eliminator. The Sandman reveals the origin of his nickname, talks his upbringing, reason for switching trainers, the Vazquez fight and much more.
09/06/21·49m 30s

Matchroom Radio ep32

Eddie Hearn from Matchroom HQ in Brentwood, Essex joins David Diamante in New York to discuss Matchroom's groundbreaking switch to DAZN in the UK & Ireland and outlines various details of the deal.
04/06/21·29m 4s

Matchroom Radio ep31

Jorge Linares speaks with David Diamante ahead of our headline fight in Las Vegas vs Devin Haney. El Nino explains his route into boxing, why he moved to Japan to start his pro career, his drive to win another World Title plus much more!
29/05/21·21m 23s

Matchroom Radio ep30

Devin Haney joins David Diamante in Las Vegas ahead of his WBC World Lightweight Title fight vs Jorge Linares. 'The Dream' talks the 135 mix, tutelage under Floyd Mayweather, why Ben Davison is in his corner for Saturday night plus more!
28/05/21·13m 1s

Matchroom Radio ep29

The Yafai Brothers Kal and Gamal join David Diamante in the Bubble ahead of Saturday's show. Gamal talks his upcoming European Title fight vs Jason Cunningham, Kal discusses his ring return, the pair recall their youth and much more!
14/05/21·29m 22s

Matchroom Radio ep28

Joshua Buatsi and new trainer Virgil Hunter sit with David Diamante in Manchester to discuss the new link up, the Andre Ward influence, living in California, this Saturday's fight with Daniel Dos Santos and a whole lot more!
12/05/21·53m 55s

Matchroom Radio ep27

Carl Froch sits with David Diamante to preview this Saturday's huge fight for some of his old belts, Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders. The Cobra revisits his wins on American soil plus the legendary wins over Lucian Bute, George Groves and much more!
08/05/21·56m 35s

Matchroom Radio ep26

Rising stars Keyshawn and Kelvin Davis join David Diamante in Dallas, Texas. The unbeaten brothers both fight on the Canelo vs Saunders undercard and talk about their relationship, goals for the future, World class sparring and a whole lot more!
06/05/21·31m 52s

Matchroom Radio ep25

Katie Taylor and Andy Lee drop by David Diamante's podcast booth in Manchester to discuss Saturday's double header. Katie defends her Undisputed Lightweight crown vs Tasha Jonas whilst Andy talks his new charge Joseph Parker's chances. The pair recall their first time meeting, training alongside each other and much more!
29/04/21·30m 33s

Matchroom Radio ep24

Roy Jones Jr and Chris Eubank Jr join David Diamante in Manchester ahead of Saturday's show. The pair discuss their linkup during COVID, RJJ recalls some stories from the Olympic days, CEJ recaps his route into the game and David asks both if the celebrity vs boxer matchups are good for the sport plus more!
28/04/21·34m 15s

Matchroom Radio ep23

WBO World Middleweight Champion Savannah Marshall drops by our podcast booth in Barcelona to catch up with David Diamante. 'The Silent Assassin' is in town to support fellow North East fighter April Hunter who fights on the card. We hear Marshall's desire to field Claressa Shields, her thoughts on Taylor vs Jonas and a whole lot more!
23/04/21·27m 30s

Matchroom Radio ep22

The build-up continues in Barcelona! Stefy Bull and Gavin McDonnell join David Diamante ahead of the European Featherweight crunch clash with Andoni Gago. Stefy recalls his own pro career and runs through his current stable whilst Gav believes he has another World Title shot in him and updates on Brother Jamie's own career.
22/04/21·42m 17s

Matchroom Radio ep21

We're in Barcelona, Spain ahead of our show this Friday! David Diamante is joined by European Super-Lightweight challenger Kay Prosper plus trainer Xavier Miller, who talks Dillian Whyte's recent win and next move and Champion Sandor Martin!
21/04/21·32m 52s

Matchroom Radio ep20

Fight Week double header! Demetrius Andrade and Liam Williams join from Miami whilst on the ground in Milan Francesco Patera talks to David Diamante ahead of his outing in Italy. Don’t miss our two shows live on DAZN!
15/04/21·41m 22s

Matchroom Radio ep19

Former World Champ turned trainer Bones Adams joins his charge Sammy Vargas and promoter Lee Baxter to sit with David Diamante in our latest Matchroom Radio Podcast from The Bubble ahead of Saturday night's main event with Conor Benn! There's plenty of back story on Bones' amazing journey which saw him land the WBA World Super-Bantamweight Title.
09/04/21·50m 7s

Matchroom Radio ep18

Conor Benn joins David Diamante ahead of his headline fight against Sammy Vargas. The Destroyer discusses his mentality switch since becoming a Father and Husband, the sacrifices he's made to get this point and of course the task at hand.
08/04/21·28m 21s

Matchroom Radio ep17

Ebanie Bridges and Shannon Courtenay before join David Diamante to discuss Saturday night's WBA World Bantamweight Title fight. The pair separately discuss their first meeting in the bubble, their background, mental health and what it would mean to become World Champion.
07/04/21·1h 4m

Matchroom Radio ep16

Manager Vadim Kornilov joins David Diamante in Uzbekistan to preview Saturday night's show. Kornilov represents the likes of Murodjon Akhmadaliev, Israil Madrimov & Shakhram Giyasov. We discuss Vadim's connection with World Of Boxing, Dmitry Bivol's unification plans plus more!
02/04/21·42m 18s

Matchroom Radio ep15

We're in Uzbekistan for a huge homecoming on April 3rd. 8-0 (6 KOs) Shakhram Giyasov gives his first English interview without a translator to David Diamante to preview Saturday's show and legendary trainer Joel Diaz, in charge of our three Uzbek fighters, recalls various stories including Tim Bradley's Fight Of The Year vs Ruslan Provodnikov, how he turned to a different life after his own boxing career was cut short and much more!
01/04/21·57m 32s

Matchroom Radio ep14

What a way to finish our Rumble On The Rock trio of podcasts. Harold 'The Shadow' Knight now in Dillian Whyte's corner breaks down the big rematch and takes a trip down memory lane to recall various stories on Lennox Lewis and Emanuel Steward. We're also joined by Dean Whyte!
26/03/21·1h 9m

Matchroom Radio ep13

The Rumble On The Rock is edging closer! Fabio Wardley, Chris Kongo and trainer Carl Greaves, who has close connections with Gibraltar, join David Diamante to discuss Saturday's show whilst taking a trip down memory lane.
25/03/21·1h 21m

Matchroom Radio ep12

Campbell and Matthew Hatton join David Diamante in Gibraltar for our first Rumble On The Rock podcast! Just hours after touching down the pair discuss Saturday's pro debut, Manchester, the pressure of carrying on the Hatton name and much more!
24/03/21·24m 56s

Matchroom Radio ep11

Joe Cordina and Tony Sims conclude our Okolie vs Glowacki fight week podcasts with David Diamante. The Welsh Wizard is fully fit after injury and eyes a World Title in 2021. Coach Sims updates on his stable of fighters and takes a trip down memory lane to recall various stories.
19/03/21·1h 1m

Matchroom Radio ep10

Eddie Hearn and Ramla Ali swing by our podcast booth to speak with David Diamante ahead of Saturday's show. Women's boxing as a whole is an obvious hot topic, Eddie drops a World Title exclusive, the pair discuss their books and much more!
18/03/21·45m 27s

Matchroom Radio ep09

Lawrence Okolie and gym mate Chris Billam-Smith join David Diamante to launch fight week in London. The Cruiserweight duo have huge fights this weekend under trainer Shane McGuigan. We talk previous jobs, side projects and much more!
17/03/21·33m 24s

Matchroom Radio ep08

David Diamante hosts from Dallas ahead of a World Title triple header. 'The First Lady' Cecilia Brækhus, manager Tom Loeffler and trainer Abel Sanchez speak after the weigh-in but before their huge Undisputed Welterweight Title rematch.
13/03/21·48m 42s

Matchroom Radio ep07

Fight Week Triple header! David Diamante is back with a bumper edition of Matchroom Radio. We catchup with Joseph Parker in Auckland, New Zealand plus Daniele Scardina in Milan, Italy and last but not least Canelo Alvarez in Miami, USA. All three headline on Matchroom shows around the globe on Friday 26/Saturday 27 February 2021 live on DAZN.
25/02/21·38m 33s

Matchroom Radio ep06

Fresh from the weigh-in, David Diamante sits with Jordan Gill, Dave Coldwell and Matchroom's Frank Smith to talk all things boxing ahead of the huge Kelly vs Avanesyan show. 'The Thrill' and DC go deep on their relationship whilst Smith talks his route into the game and explains Matchroom's global expansion.
19/02/21·1h 6m

Matchroom Radio ep05

David Diamante is joined by Team Marku members Sam Jones (Manager) and Clifton Mitchell (New trainer) ahead of Saturday's show. Florian Marku fights Rylan Charlton in chief support. The fight is previewed, plus we discover their journeys into the sport, go over Mitchell's pro career and outside ring interests plus much more!
18/02/21·41m 17s

Matchroom Radio ep04

What a start to Avanesyan vs Kelly fight week! David Diamante is joined by Josh Kelly, Adam Booth and Michael Conlan in the immediate aftermath after an 'incident' between both camps in The Bubble. We get the low down on fight night and speak further afield.
17/02/21·30m 55s

Matchroom Radio ep03

Concluding our Warrington vs Lara fight week pods, host David Diamante is joined by Ricky Hatton and Ben Davison. The duo recall working together in Tyson Fury's corner for the first Wilder fight, explain their coaching philosophies, preview this Saturday's show, answer multiple fan questions and much more...
12/02/21·53m 52s

Matchroom Radio ep02

Eddie Hearn swings by the Matchroom Radio booth to update on a plan for next Saturday's Avanesyan vs Kelly show. Host David Diamante speaks with rising stars Dalton Smith and Hopey Price, who fight on the Warrington vs Lara undercard this Saturday.
11/02/21·19m 49s

Matchroom Radio ep01

David Diamante hosts the first episode of Matchroom Radio, our new podcast series from the bubble. On our first episode Josh Warrington and Zelfa Barrett join us to discuss mindset, the responsibilities of being a Father and look forward to Saturday's show.
10/02/21·20m 45s

Episode 46: The Punchline ep10 with Billy Joe Saunders

Tom Davis hosts The Punchline finale with WBO World Super-Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders. The 29-0 slick southpaw speaks from his Fuerteventura training camp, just days before leaving for the UK ahead of his next fight against Martin Murray on December 4th.
30/11/20·55m 24s

The Punchline ep9 with Josh Kelly

PBK Josh Kelly joins Tom Davis for episode 9 of The Punchline. After his mandated European Welterweight Title challenge was paused due to COVID back in March, Kelly makes it clear he wants to finally lock horns with David Avanesyan in early 2021. The unbeaten Sunderland charge also talks his development under Adam Booth, taking up new responsibilities as a Father, outside the ring business interests and a whole lot more!
17/11/20·49m 40s

The Punchline ep8 with Derek Chisora

Tom Davis grabs Derek 'War' Chisora to look ahead to October 31's headliner with Oleksandr Usyk live on Sky Sports Box Office.
22/10/20·19m 14s
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