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The Matchroom Boxing Podcast

The Matchroom Boxing Podcast

By Matchroom Boxing

Welcome to the official Matchroom Boxing Podcast. Home to various shows incluing Matchroom Radio, Flash Knockdown, A Dream Achieved, The Punchline, Hearn & Bellew: Talk The Talk plus interviews with the fighters and more!


On The Ground: Wood vs Warrington (Public Workout)

We're live from the public workout at Leigh Wood vs Josh Warrington in Sheffield speaking to various fighters on the card including both men in main event, their respective trainers Sean O'Hagan and Ben Davison plus Hopey Price, Kieron Conway, Terri Harper, Nico Leivars and others in the room including Jordan Gill, Dalton Smith and Sunny Edwards. It's raw and it's truly on the ground!
04/10/23·55m 1s

Eddie Hearn Exclusive: Wood vs Warrington Preview, Canelo vs Charlo Review, AJ & Benn Updates & More

We catchup with Eddie Hearn at Matchroom HQ to run through a whole host of subjects including Canelo Alvarez's victory over Jermell Charlo, Saturday's crunch WBA World Featherweight Title clash between Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington, reviewing Jai Opetaia's brutal knockout over Jordan Thompson, an update on Conor Benn vs Chris Eubank Jr talks, thoughts on Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk and the latest on Anthony Joshua's next move.
03/10/23·33m 12s

Flash Knockdown - S3 EP7: London Calling

Our best line-up yet? Katie Taylor previews the big rematch with Chantelle Cameron in November, Nigel Benn looks back on Conor Benn's ring return and picks his dream dinner party guestlist, Sunny Edwards talks his two week media tour to promote the Bam Rodriguez unification and takes on our latest quiz, Dalton Smith talks his next move and recaps the boxing world last week and there's another Mike Costello memory...Don't forget to follow our brand new WhatsApp channel for breaking news, exclusive content and much more:
29/09/23·1h 2m

A Dream Achieved ep2: Anthony Crolla

Former WBA World Lightweight Champion Anthony Crolla is next up in our new series 'A Dream Achieved' reflecting on the events that unfolded before and after his iconic stoppage victory over Darleys Perez in a rematch. From the controversial draw before, the attack which left him with a fractured skull and broken ankle just weeks out with a planned fight with Richar Abril and his rise to that moment including wins over the likes of Gavin Rees and John Murray plus much more.
27/09/23·58m 28s

Matchroom Radio Ep71 with Sunny Edwards

David Diamante is joined by IBF World Flyweight King Sunny Edwards in Orlando, Florida in the aftermath of Sunny's first meeting with Dec 16's opponent WBO Champ Jesse 'Bam' Rodriguez. 'Showtime' talks the huge Unification, his route to Undisputed, path into boxing including why his Dad had a boxing ring on his front lawn, relationship with Brother Charlie, time up at Team GB up in Sheffield, transition into the pro game plus his mindset and tactical forward thinking plus much more!
23/09/23·46m 42s

Flash Knockdown - S3 EP6: Ready Or Not

The return of Conor Benn is discussed on this weeks Pod ahead of our Orlando show plus guests including Bam Rodriguez after going face to face with Sunny Edwards for the first time, Zelfa Barrett on the 12 Round Eliminator Challenge, Kalle Sauerland picks his dream Dinner Party in Food Fight plus talks on all things Misfits and Chris Eubank Jr's next move, Terri Harper reviews the week just gone and her upcoming World Title showdown and there's another memory from Mike Costello.
22/09/23·53m 7s

Exclusive: Conor Benn Returns To The Ring This Saturday In Orlando

Speaking from Orlando, Florida Conor Benn talks ahead of his ring return on Saturday live on DAZN.The Destroyer talks the route to this moment over the last 18 months, mentions his next opponent Rodolfo Orozco (32-3-3) and weighs up his options moving forward with potential fights against Chris Eubank Jr and Kell Brook.
20/09/23·20m 23s

Matchroom Radio Ep70 with Gabe Rosado

David Diamante is back for the latest Matchroom Radio Podcast with this time Gabe Rosado in Tijuana for Fierro vs Zamarripa. Having recently retired GKR recalls his career with David over this special hour long discussion which opens up on Gabe's early upbringing into the sport and much more.
15/09/23·54m 34s

Flash Knockdown - S3 EP5: All Aboard

A stacked show with Undisputed 140lbs Champ Chantelle Cameron talking her rematch with Katie Taylor on Nov 25, Joseph Parker gives insight into Tyson Fury's training camp with Francis Ngannou and recaps the week just gone, Trainer Joe McNally talks his growing stable and picks his dream dinner party lineup in Food Fight, there's another Mike Costello diary entry featuring two Brit's in World Title action in America plus Bradley Skeete joins from Tijuana to talk his addition to Team Skye Nicolson and pays tribute to the late Dean Powell before taking our quiz!
15/09/23·1h 7m

Flash Knockdown - S3 EP4: Remember Your Roots

It's been a busy week at HQ in the build-up to our run of shows from next week in Mexico until the end of the year! Conor Benn goes keep on Chris Eubank Jr's performance over Liam Smith and predicts a brutal knockout should they fight, Ben Davison forms his dream dinner part lineup in Food Fight, Kieron Conway talks Oct 7's crunch clash with Linus Udofia and takes on the 12 Round Eliminator Challenge, Ellie Scotney explains the importance of keeping Lynn Athletic Boxing Club going following an injection of cash to help the club,  and Mike Costello takes a trip down memory lane to Mike Tyson vs Danny Williams in Louisville, Kentucky.
10/09/23·51m 54s

Flash Knockdown - S3 EP3: Shaping Up

We’re back at Matchroom HQ as the fun and games continue with Richardson Hitchins who previews his September 23 headline spot against Jose Zepeda, John Ryder eyes a mega fight with Gennadiy Golovkin or Jaime Munguia next and takes on our latest quiz, Jamie Moore racks his brains for a dream dinner party lineup in Food Fight, IBF and Ring Magazine Cruiserweight King Jai Opetaia talks all things Jordan Thompson and reveals which former Midfield maestro is his distant relative, Mike Costello takes another trip down memory lane with a certain Smokin’ Joe Fraizer plus there’s a cameo from Eddie Hearn and much more!
01/09/23·59m 11s

Eddie Hearn Catchup: AJ Update, Usyk-Dubois, Smith-Eubank, KSI & Schedule

We catchup at Matchroom HQ with Eddie Hearn to talk over various topics including the latest with the proposed Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder fight, Oleksandr Usyk's win over Daniel Dubois and that low blow, Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr's rematch, the KSI vs Tommy Fury / Logan Paul vs Dillon Danis press conference carnage, the upcoming Matchroom live on DAZN schedule and more!
30/08/23·27m 47s

A Dream Achieved ep1: Darren Barker

The first of a new series: A whole decade on from his crowning night in Atlantic City, Darren Barker relives his IBF World Middleweight Title triumph over Daniel Geale on 17 August 2013 with untold stories, exclusive insight and a whole host of memories (good and bad!) with Matchroom's Scott Hammerton. 'Dazzling' recalls training camp, the complications he faced in the build-up, using the Sergio Martinez fight as fuel to the fire and of course the epic fight week and victory itself.
25/08/23·45m 33s

Flash Knockdown - S3 EP2: Back In Brum

Nearly five years on from our last Birmingham show, we're finally back! Cyrus Pattinson talks his chief supporting contest against Conah Walker, JayKae bigs up his man - debutant Ibraheem 'Spider' Sulaimaan and recalls his meeting with the legendary Tom Brady just last week, Mike Costello goes over an old Manny Pacquiao tale, Darren Barker takes on our new quiz 'The 12 Round Eliminator Challenge' whilst Sam Jones picks his fantasy dinner line-up in 'Food Fight' plus much more!
17/08/23·53m 34s

Matchroom Radio Ep69 with Malik Scott

David Diamante is joined by Malik Scott in London ahead of Anthony Joshua’s fight with Robert Helenius. Scott discusses his own fight with Chisora before his man Gerald Washinghton fights Del Boy in chief support to AJ’s return. The pair go deep on Scott’s own career with fights against Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz and much more. There’s also plenty of chat on Scott’s training career with the Bronze Bomber and a potential fight with Anthony Joshua in 2024.
11/08/23·52m 53s

Flash Knockdown - S3 EP1: The Show Goes On

Flash Knockdown returns for a third series just before Anthony Joshua's ring return against Robert Helenius. Derek Chisora previews his fight against Gerald Washington, the Dillian Whyte fallout and reveals what his Daughter said the night of his recent defeat to Tyson Fury about retirement. Mark Tibbs launches our new 'Food Fight' segment piecing together his dream dinner party guests and talks Johnny Fisher's Southern Area Title shot. Demsey McKean takes on our new '12 Round Eliminator Challenge' ahead of his Heavyweight clash with Filip Hrgovic. It's the first edition of Mike's Memoirs as Costello recalls AJ vs Ruiz 1 Fight Week in New York back in June 2019 and a there's a bonus feature at the end with Matchroom's very own Ross Garritty who talks the new Canvas magazine!
11/08/23·59m 41s

Flash Knockdown - Series 3 Teaser

The third series of Flash Knockdown launches later this week in Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius Fight Week. There's a new quiz, a new recurring segment with Mike Costello and also a new skit 'Food Fight' plus some old favourites. Stay tuned! 
08/08/23·4m 34s

EXCLUSIVE: Conor Benn Reacts After UKAD Clearance

Watch our in depth exclusive with The Destroyer Conor Benn as news breaks that he's clear to fight following a year long absence. Benn opens up on some of the dark moments in that period, who helped him through and what he wants next in a boxing ring. The 21-0 star looks to get his World Title ambitions back on track later in 2023...
30/07/23·28m 42s

Matchroom Radio ep68 with Mark Tibbs

David Diamante is back for another edition of Matchroom Radio, this time in London with trainer Mark Tibbs. We take a trip down memory lane as Tibbs recalls his early amateur grounding, the relationship with his Dad Jimmy, London times from years gone by, THAT incident with a table between Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora, his current gym including Johnny Fisher and admits Ebanie Bridges may move elsewhere...
09/06/23·45m 15s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP11: Six In Six

It's a start of six shows in six weeks as Sunny Edwards headlines in London against Andres Campos. Jamie and Scott speak with Reece Bellotti and Youssef Khoumari who featured on the card in a British Super Featherweight Title eliminator, WBC World Super Lightweight Champion Regis Prograis who previews next Saturday's headliner in New Orleans, a prospect on that very card 1-0 Criztec Bazaldua on his development and The Machine Anthony Fowler explains his decision to retire from the sport and takes on our Alias Apron challenge!
08/06/23·55m 15s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP10: It Never Stops

It's Lara vs Wood 2 Fight Week in Manchester. Jamie and Scott recap Taylor vs Cameron from Dublin with the Undisputed 140lbs Champ Chantelle Cameron and trainer Nigel Travis who are on separately. Also on the show, Dalton Smith and Sam Maxwell discuss July 1's headliner in Sheffield, Steve Bunce takes on the Alias Apron challenge and talks the World Title triple header and Shannon Ryan is under the spotlight ahead of her Matchroom debut on June 10.
27/05/23·59m 58s

Ariel Helwani x Eddie Hearn At The Black Forge Inn

It's Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron Fight Week! Ariel Helwani and Eddie Hearn visit Conor McGregor's The Black Forge Inn to run the rule over Saturday's monster fight at the 3Arena Dublin. The pair discussed the significance of Taylor's homecoming, Cameron's chance of victory, as well as the future of both fighters and what part The Notorious has played this week.
18/05/23·26m 58s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP9: Sparked Out

It's Canelo vs Ryder Fight Week! Unbeaten Aussie Stevie Spark talks his clash on the card vs Gabriel Gollaz and why victory would line him up for a World Title shot, former Canelo opponent Matthew Hatton reflects on his 12 rounds for the P4P King and takes on our Alias Apron challenge, former gym mate Martin J Ward gives an insight into The Gorilla's path, 1-0 Muhammad Ali is under the Spotlight and Edgar Berlanga and Jason Quigley are on the line at the same time before June 24's main event in NYC!
06/05/23·58m 47s

Exclusive Interview: Eddie Hearn in Mexico talks AJ-Wilder, Canelo-Ryder & More

Fresh from landing in Mexico, we speak Eddie Hearn in Guadalajara to get the lowdown on a range of topics including the proposed Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder mega fight later this year, Canelo Alvarez’s homecoming against John Ryder, a meeting with Regis Prograis in Houston, the new Matchroom x DAZN broadcast deal and purse bids for Beterbiev vs Smith.
03/05/23·14m 9s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP8: Untouchable

Jamie and Scott are back at HQ after the thrilling win from Joe Cordina in Cardiff just days before. Michael Conlan joins to preview his upcoming IBF World Title shot and why he's backing Mauricio Lara to make it a double over Leigh Wood on the same night, Kash Farooq runs over the best thing to happen in boxing last week and talk life after retirement, Stefy Bull takes on the Alias Apron challenge and talks Terri Harper's huge World Title fight on May 20 whilst Maiseyrose Courtney explains what the 'Triangle' really is, how much Conor Benn has helped and her own step up in Dublin next month.
29/04/23·59m 58s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP7: Dragons Den

It's Cardiff fight week as Joe Cordina bids to become two time World Champion against Shavkat Rakhimov. Jamie and Scott speak with friend of Matchroom, Comedian Rob Beckett, who happened to be in town on tour... Anthony and William Crolla break news of a pro debut for Will for May 27, Enzo Maccarinelli explains what a Cordina win can do for Welsh boxing and takes on the Alias Apron challenge and Reshat Mati previews his upcoming ring return in New York plus more!
21/04/23·48m 28s

On The Line With Sandy Ryan

It's a move up to Welterweight for Sandy Ryan who looks to win her first World Title against Marie Pier Houle on April 22 in Cardiff.The 5-1 Derby star talks why coming through some hardships have put her in a good place for this shot at glory, training out in Portugal and the benefits that brings plus a snippet on the forthcoming Taylor vs Cameron showdown.
20/04/23·11m 58s

On The Line With Zelfa Barrett

Super Featherweight star Zelfa Barrett returns to the ring following his narrow World Title defeat at the back end of last year to Shavkat Rakhimov. Brown Flash recalls the fight in Abu Dhabi, previews his comeback and Saturday's main event between the defending IBF World Champion Rakhimov and Joe Cordina, his Father responsibilities plus more!
17/04/23·11m 1s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP6: No Days Off

Another stacked show on both sides of the pond this week... First up is Thomas Carty and Jay McFarlane going back and forth on May 20's Celtic Heavyweight Title clash. Joshua Franco explains how special Brother Jesse 'Bam' Rodriguez really is ahead of Saturday's main event in San Antonio, Big John Fisher breaks down the best things to happen in Boxing last week, Darren Barker runs the rule over Jesus Martinez's fourth pro fight and takes on our Alias Apron challenge whilst Khalil Coe is under The Spotlight.
07/04/23·59m 53s

Flash Knockdown - S2 EP5: New Dawn

A somewhat different podcast this week... After a few last minute pull outs, Jamie and Scott find themselves tucked away at the Joshua vs Franklin fight hotel to salvage a podcast this week. The duo speak with new signing, IBF World Flyweight Champion Sunny Edwards and John Hedges whilst Eddie Hearn welcomes Shannon Ryan and Jack Catterall to the team ahead of Saturday's big show in The Capital.
01/04/23·42m 16s

Matchroom Radio ep67 with Derrick James

Trainer of the Year Derrick James joins David Diamante in London ahead of his first fight with new recruit Anthony Joshua. The pair discuss AJ vs Franklin, Errol Spence vs Terrence Crawford, James' own pro career and much more!
30/03/23·25m 52s

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!
22/02/23·3m 30s

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 36s

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 48s

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 24s

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 19s

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...
03/12/22·2m 22s

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 20s

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 47s

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 54s

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 45s

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 8s

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.
10/08/22·11m 47s

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 30s

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.
09/07/22·4m 37s

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 37s

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

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

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.

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

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 9s

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

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

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

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 45s

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

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

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

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 1s

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

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

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

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 35s

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

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 1s

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

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 50s

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

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

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

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

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 31s

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

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

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

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 29s

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 3s

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
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