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You Don’t Play Boxing Podcast
Boxing Podcast hosted by Anson Wainwright and Simon Walters
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You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 68 - Chris Billam Smith
On the latest podcast we discuss what happened in November and look ahead to an action packed December. Anson chats to Chris Billam Smith ahead of his first title defence on the weekend.
Nov 4, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 67 - Joe Cordina
Anson and Simon look ahead to Joe Cordina’s first defence of his word title. We also speak to Sivenathi Nontshinga, Raymond Muratalla and Emanuelle Navarette.
1 hr 5 min
Oct 21, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 66 - Jorge Linares
We look back at Wood v Warrington, Anson’s trip to see Bazinyan in Montreal and we chat to Jorge Linares ahead of his fight vs Jack Catterall.
Oct 4, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 65 - Jai Opetaia & Leigh Wood
Anson chats to Leigh Wood as he prepares for his huge clash with Josh Warrington on the weekend. We also speak to Jai Opetaia after his superb win vs Jordan Thompson.
Sep 29, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 64 - Austin Trout
This episode Anson chats to Austin Trout the only fighter to have been in the ring with both Charlo & Canelo, who clash on Saturday night.
Sep 21, 2023
YDPB Episode 63 - Joe Joyce
We discuss the Lopez v Joet Gonzalez fights and Anson catches up with Joe Joyce ahead of his revenge mission against Zhang. We also hear from Jose Zepeda who fights Richardson Hitchins on the weekend.
Sep 18, 2023
YDPB Episode 62 - Joet Gonzalez
Bumper episode !! Joet Gonzalez chats to Anson prior to his World Title fight with Luis Alberto Lopez, we also catch up with Freudis Rojas and Xander Zayas.
Aug 13, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 61 - Oscar Valdez
This episode we discuss Crawford v Spence and Anson chats to Elijah Pierce and Oscar Valdez
Jul 22, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 60 - George Kambosos
We’re almost there what a week in store, we preview Inoue v Fulton and Aaron David & Cory Spinks discuss Spence v Crawford. Anson chats to George Kambosos ahead of his big return.
Jul 18, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 59 - Oscar de la Hoya
We look back at the latest fights and have a legendary guest in Oscar de la Hoya looking back on his favourite fights. We also continue our build up to Crawford v Spence with Kermit Cintron.
1 hr 1 min
Jul 3, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 58. Steve Claggett, Buddy McGirt, Danny Garcia
Anson chats to Steve Claggett to reflect on his big win, we also look back on Lopez v Taylor & Wood v Lara. We start looking forward to Crawford v Spence by speaking to Buddy McGirt and Danny Garcia.
May 27, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 57 - Russ Anber, Luis Alberto Lopez & Sunny Edwards
Bumper episode this time with Russ Anber giving us his opinion on Lomachenko v Haney, Luis Alberto Lopez let’s us known how his fight with Conlan will go & Sunny Edwards catches up with Anson ahead of his world title clash.
May 12, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 56 - Steven Butler
This weeks guest is Steven Butler and talks to Anson head of his clash with Janibek Alimkhanuly. We look back at Canelo v Ryder and ahead to Loma v Haney.
Apr 30, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 55 - Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Anson and Simon get together to discuss the weekends fights, Cordina’s triumphant return in Cardiff and Tank Davis taking apart Garcia in Vegas. Plus Oleksandr Gvozdyk chats with Anson about the latest step in his comeback.
Apr 13, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 54
Anson and Simon discuss a few fights since the last podcast, Mbilli v Gongora (which Anson attended) plus we look ahead at some future fights.
Mar 10, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 53 - Dan Azeez
Anson and Simon discuss Wood v Lara, Nery-Hovhannisyan, Jack v Makabu and look forward to Fulton v Inoue amongst others. Anson catches up with Dan Azeez ahead of his fight vs Thomas Faure.
Feb 17, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 52
Anson and Simon discuss the last few weeks fights and look ahead to Wood v Lara and the rest of the weekends action
Feb 1, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 51 - Eric Bazinyan & Alantez Fox
Anson has jetted off to Canada to watch the super middleweight clash between Erik Bazinyan and Alantez Fox at the Montreal Casino, he catches up with them both on this weeks podcast.
Jan 30, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 50 - 2022 Review
Anson and Simon take a look back at 2022 and choose Top fight, Top Knockout and fighter. We also discuss a few prospects to keep an eye on in 2023.
Jan 18, 2023
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 49 - Paul Butler, Liam Smith & Liam Williams
Paul Butler joins Anson to reflect on his unification fight with Inoue. We also chat with Liam Smith ahead of his huge domestic match up with Chris Eubank Jnr and Liam Williams gives us his insight after sharing the ring with both men.
Dec 8, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 48 - Paul Butler & Diego Pacheco
Anson catches up with Paul Butler ahead of his unification fight in Japan vs Inoue. We also hear from Diego Pacheco who had a good win the weekend before.
1 hr 3 min
Dec 2, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 47 - Kevin Lerena
Anson and Simon discuss Whyte v Franklin and also the previous weekends fights. Anson caught up with Kevin Lerena ahead of his clash with Daniel Dubois on the Fury v Chisora undercard.
Nov 24, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 46 - Dillian Whyte & Zach Parker
Anson chats with Dillian Parker about his comeback fight vs Jermain Franklin and we also catch up with Zach Parker ahead of his big domestic clash with John Ryder.
Nov 22, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 45 - Sugar Ray Leonard
This is a rare treat ! Anson sits down with the one and only Sugar Ray Leonard to discuss the 6 fights that shaped his illustrious career.
Oct 6, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 44 - Ali Akhmedov
Anson and Simon discuss the recent heavyweight clashes, Canelo v GGG and upcoming fights between Crawford & Spence and Eubank v Benn. We also discuss Joe Cordina being stripped off his IBF title and Anson catches up with Ali Akhmedov.
Aug 19, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 43 - Filip Hrgovic
It’s a heavyweight special as Anson chats to Filip Hrgovic ahead of his clash against Zhang and we discuss the huge rematch in Saudi Arabia, Usyk v Joshua.
Jul 15, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 42 Richard Torrez & Alexis Rocha
Anson speaks to Olympian Richard Torrez ahead of his 2nd pro fight and also catches up with Alexis Rocha who looks to continue his good form on the Garcia v Fortuna card.
Jul 12, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 41 - Joe Cordina
A month on from his superb knockout win in Cardiff we catch up with Joe Cordina to reflect.
Jun 11, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 40 - Amir Khan
Regulars Anson and Simon look back at a big weekend of boxing, Joe Cordina’s world title win, Haney v Kambosos and Inoue v Donaire. Anson catches up with Amir Khan to reminisce on his fantastic career.
Jun 1, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 39 - Joe Cordina
A lot to discuss this week ! We reflect on Benavidez v Lemieux, Tank v Romero & Janibek. We look forward to Kambosos v Haney, Inoue v Donaire and also Anson chats to this weeks guest Joe Cordina ahead of his World Title fight in Cardiff vs Kenichi Ogawa.
May 20, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 38 - David Benavidez and David Lemieux
Anson and Simon discuss Charlo v Castano, Boots Ennis and more from the previous weekend . Anson chat to both David Benavidez and David Lemieux ahead of their big clash on Saturday.
May 13, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 37 - Sergey Kovalev
This week we discuss the fall out of Canelo v Bivol and the superb performance of Shakur Stevenson vs Valdez. This weeks guest is Sergey Kovalev ahead of his comeback at Cruiserweight vs Tervel Pulev.
Apr 27, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 36 - Shakur Stevenson & Liam Smith
Simon and Anson discuss Fury v Whyte and Spence v Ugas and Anson speaks to Shakur Stevenson ahead of his unification fight with Oscar Valdez. We also catch up with Liam Smith who has a big night at Madison Square Garden against Jesse Vargas in front of him.
1 hr 2 min
Apr 13, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 35 - Shawn Porter & Brandun Lee
Anson let’s Shawn Porter break down Spence v Ugas as only he can ! Brandun Lee tells us how he is ahead of his fight on the undercard of Spence/Ugas.
Apr 1, 2022
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 34 - Christian Mbilli
Anson speaks to Christian Mbilli in Montreal after his stunning knock out win, Simon and Anson discuss recent fights and look forward to the next few weeks match ups.
Mar 10, 2022
YDPB Episode 33 - Leigh Wood & Michael Conlan
Anson and Simon discuss Ramirez v Pedraza and Chocolatito v Martinez. Anson catches up with Leigh Wood and Michael Conlan ahead of their big fight on the weekend.
Mar 4, 2022
YDPB - Episode 32
Regulars Simon and Anson discuss the controversy surrounding Taylor v Catterall and we look forward to Chocolatito v Martinez. An added bonus is we have Jose Zepada breaking down the upcoming Ramirez v Pedraza matchup.
Feb 15, 2022
YDPB Episode 31 - Amir Khan
We catch up with Amir Khan ahead of his long awaited clash with Kell Brook on Saturday and Anson and Simon also discuss the controversial McGregor, Cash and Ryder v Jacobs fights.
Feb 11, 2022
Episode 30 - Lee McGregor and Eubank v Williams review
Anson speaks to Lee McGregor ahead of his fight with Diego Ruiz & we also listen on Eubank, Sauerland and Roy Jones discussing the Eubank v Williams fight.
Feb 3, 2022
YDPB Episode 29 - Liam Williams and Otto Wallin
Anson spoke to Liam Williams ahead of his mouthwatering clash with Chris Eubank Jnr in Cardiff on the weekend. Anson also caught up with Otto Wallin ahead of his fight in on the same bill.
Jan 21, 2022
Episode 28 - Gary Russell Jnr
Anson speaks to Gary Russell Jnr ahead of his fight with Mark Magsayo on the weekend and also discusses the heavyweight scene with Simon.
Jan 15, 2022
YDPB Episode 27 - Josh Taylor
Anson chats to Josh Taylor on his trip to Dubai and also discusses 2021’s standout moments with co-host Simon.
Dec 10, 2021
Episode 26 - Sunny Edwards
The latest episode has Simon and Anson discussing the last few weeks fights and Anson chats with Sunny Edwards ahead of his World Title fight in Dubai.
Nov 3, 2021
Episode 25 - David Benavidez & Felix Sturm
This week Anson catches up with David Benavidez and Felix Sturm who give us their thoughts on this weeks huge unification fight between Canelo Alvarez and Saul Alvarez.
Oct 20, 2021
Episode 24 - Shakur Stevenson
This podcast we discuss Navarette v Gonzalez, Garcia v Martin, Anson chats to Shakur Stevenson and also runs through his Hall of Fame selections !!
Oct 15, 2021
YDPB Episode 23 - Savannah Marshall
Simon and Anson discuss Fury v Wilder, Smith v Fowler plus some rising stars. Anson also spoke to Savannah Marshall ahead of her homecoming world title fight on the weekend.
Oct 7, 2021
YDPB Episode 22- Liam Smith
Regulars Simon and Anson discuss Joshua v Usyk and look ahead to Fury v Wilder. Anson catches up with Liam Smith before his huge domestic clash with Anthony Fowler.
Sep 25, 2021
YDPB Episode 21 - Brandun Lee
Regulars Simon and Anson discuss Joshua v Usyk and Fury v Wilder III and Anson chats with Brandun Lee.
Aug 6, 2021
You Don’t Play Boxing Episode 20
Regulars Simon and Anson catch up to discuss the recent fights, a classic fight in Duran v Barkley and some of the top prospects at the moment with Joe Goossen discussing Frank Martin.
Jul 8, 2021
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 19 - Jesse Reid
In the latest episode hall of fame trainer Jesse Reid catches up with Anson and talks through his wonderful career training the likes of Roger Mayweather, Lamon Brewster and Johnny Tapia and reminds us of the notorious Spadafora v Mayweather sparring session. Also regulars Simon and Anson discuss the latest fights and those coming up in the next few weeks.
Apr 19, 2021
YDPB Episode 18
Regulars Anson and Simon catch up for the first time in a while to discuss recent fights (Frampton v Herring, Boots Ennis, Chocolatito v Estrada), the weekends middleweight match up between Williams and Andrade and some of the super fights to look forward to in Canelo v Saunders and Fury v Joshua.
Dec 18, 2020
YDPB Episode 17
Regular hosts Simon and Anson discuss the fights that have taken place recently Joyce v Dubois, Spence v Garcia, Joshua v Pulev and look forward to the Canelo - Smith matchup.
Nov 29, 2020
You Don’t Play Boxing - Episode 16
In the latest episode of You Don’t Play Boxing regulars Anson and Simon get together to discuss the latest round of big fights.
Oct 7, 2020
YDPB Episode 15 - Michael Amoo-Bediako
Episode 15 sees us catching up with Michael Amoo-Bediako to discuss the big fight coming up in the lightweight division between Lomachenko and Lopez and the rest of the division include his own fighter Richard Commey.
Sep 24, 2020
YDPB Episode 14 - Pepe Correa & Max Alperovich
On the latest Episode Anson catches up with Max Alperovich to discuss all things East of the Adriatic in the boxing world and had a great chat with Pep Correa who talks us through his wonderful career coaching Lennox Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard and in particular how he rated Sugar Ray and how he would’ve fared against some modern day greats. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Aug 22, 2020
YDPB Episode 13 - Aaron Snowell & Muhammad Ali Jnr
Aaron Snowell joins us on Episode 13 to discuss his career training Mike Tyson, learning from Muhammad Ali and we had a surprise guest as Muhammad Ali Jnr called Aaron as we were recording the podcast !!!
Aug 2, 2020
YDPB Episode 12 - John ‘Iceman’ Scully & Clarence ‘Bones’ Adams
It’s the battle of the nicknames this week as John ‘Iceman’ Scully tells us how training has progressed in lockdown and Clarence ‘Bones’ Adams discusses his incredible career. Regulars Anson and Simon discuss the latest fights.
Jun 12, 2020
YDPB Episode 11 - Doug Fischer
The Ring Magazine editor Doug Fischer joins us to chat about this weeks return to boxing and to take to look forward as to the upcoming fights in a post Covid-19 world.
May 17, 2020
YDPB Episode 10 - Michael Woods & Gary Antuanne Russell
Download and listen to Michael Woods discussing the current Covid related situation in boxing including conversations with Bob Arum as to upcoming shows. Outstanding Olympian and prospect Gary Antuanne Russell talks to Anson about his lockdown and what the future holds for him.
Apr 8, 2020
YDPB - Episode 9 - Evander Holyfield
Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield sits down to talk to us again and this time it’s to talk us through his heavyweight reign from 1990-95. Evander discusses huge fights with George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Riddick Bowe.
Mar 22, 2020
YDPB Episode 8 - John Scully & Steve Farhood
It’s our Coronavirus Lockdown special, Anson met John ‘Iceman’ Scully in Montreal to catch up with him and training camp with Artur Beterbiev and also had a great chat with Steve Farhood around his Showbox role and all things boxing.
Feb 28, 2020
YDPB Episode 7 - Duke McKenzie & Tom Gray
Former 3 weight world champion Duke McKenzie and The Ring Magazine’s Tom Gray take a look back at Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, also regulars Simon and Anson give their views on the huge heavyweight clash and we also look ahead to Chocolatito v Yafai & Harris v Martinez.
Feb 11, 2020
YDPB - Episode 6 - Evander Holyfield & Doug Fischer
Fantastic episode where Evander Holyfield takes us back through his Cruiserweight reign. Ring magazine Editor in Chief Doug Fischer gives us his thoughts on Wilder v Fury II and Evander discusses his views on the huge match up on February 22nd. Regulars Simon and Anson talk through the weekends fights too.
Jan 29, 2020
YDPB Bonus Episode - Shane Mosley on training Jake Paul
Bonus YouTube centric episode when Shane Mosley discusses training Jake Paul and Lewys Edwards gives us an insight into what makes YouTube fights so appealing to the younger generation.
Jan 29, 2020
YDPB - Episode 5 - Rick Mirigian and Ruben Vila
Listen to Rick Mirigian discuss plans for the superstar from his stable Jose Ramirez to face Josh Taylor in a huge unification clash and Rising star Ruben Villa lays out his future plans plus his next fight on the DAZN Super Bowl card. Our 2 regulars (Anson and Simon) round up the recent fights and discuss some future bouts.
Jan 14, 2020
YDPB - Episode 4 - Coach Al Mitchell & Tony Tolj
Great episode where Coach Al Mitchell discusses his long and illustrious career including training Forrest, Reid, Mayweather and Ward. Our friend Tony Tolj discusses plans for the very exciting Moloney twins Andrew and Jason.
Nov 18, 2019
YDPB Episode 3 - Francis Warren, Michael Moorer and Kenny Adams
Superb preview of upcoming fights, Michael Moorer and Francis Warren breakdown Wilder v Ortiz and Joshua v Ruiz. Francis also discusses upcoming fights for Daniel Dubois & Chris Jenkins. The legendary Kenny Adams gives us insight from the corner of Nonito Donaire’s titanic struggle with Inoue.
Nov 1, 2019
YDPB Episode 2 - Abel Sanchez on Kovalev v Canelo & Kenny Adams on Inoue v Donaire
Episode 2 - Anson chats to Abel Sanchez about his thoughts on Kovalev v Canelo and some of the new fighters in his stable. We also have a superb chat with Kenny Adams on Inoue v Donaire and how his man can defeat the most fearsome puncher in World Boxing. Anson and Simon discuss Josh Taylor, Berbetiev and more.
Oct 17, 2019
YDPB - Episode 1. Evander Holyfield & Ronnie Shields
Anson Wainwright of the Ring Magazine and Simon Walters introduce you to the You Don’t Play Boxing Podcast. This episode reviews the previous weekends fights, discusses some of the weeks talking points and upcoming fights. It also includes interviews with Evander Holyfield and Ronnie Shields, giving as an insight into their illustrious careers.