The hugely popular ‘Fight of my Life’ series will return to the talkSPORT airwaves for a third season, starting on Sunday November 7.
In the show, talkSPORT boxing regulars Russ Williams and Spencer Oliver speak to boxers who pick one fight that they feel defines their career. With it comes an insight into their world, their minds and their boxing soul.
In the first two series, guests have included Frank Bruno, Chris Eubank Senior, Nigel Benn, Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson and Steve Collins amongst other legendary names from the boxing world.
With a third series hitting the airwaves again on November 7, talkSPORT’s lineup includes Muhammad Ali’s manager, Gene Kilroy, telling the inside story of one of, if not the most famous boxing match of all time – the Rumble in the Jungle. Fellow guests for this six week series include Joe Calzaghe, Jamie Moore, Bob Arum, Michael Watson and Carl Frampton.
The full episode rundown is as follows:
Sunday November 7 Bob Arum (speaking about Hagler v Hearns)
Sunday November 14 Jamie Moore (speaking about Matt Macklin fight plus Marbella shooting)
Sunday November 21 Michael Watson (speaking about Nigel Benn fight plus incident v Eubank)
Sunday November 28 Gene Kilroy (Ali’s Manager) (speaking about the Rumble in the Jungle)
Sunday December 5 Carl Frampton (Speaking about Santa Cruz)
Sunday December 12 Joe Calzaghe (likely to be speaking about Jeff Lacy)
Previous fights re-lived in the previous two series include, Frank Bruno, speaking about his bout with Oliver McCall, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ in 1995 and Nigel Benn on his clash with Gerald Mclellan, who suffered a severe brain injury following the fight. Kellie Maloney also told the series about the battle with her own identity and how she lost friends when becoming Kellie. She also said in her episode: “I want to go back into promotion. I just want to promote a fight as Kellie Maloney just to prove that Kellie can do it.”
Head of talkSPORT, Lee Clayton said: “Fight of My Life is a big hitting series, full of emotion and insight into the minds and the soul of the boxing world. Once again, we will be bringing fans the stories they want to hear, from the people that experienced it first hand, in this hard hitting, insightful and superbly entertaining show.
“Once we agree with a boxer for them to appear, I am always eager to ask the question: ‘what fight have you chosen?’ The answers are illuminating and fascinating. Why would a world class fighter choose a fight when they have been defeated, for instance?”
Fight of My Life airs on talkSPORT every Sunday, starting on November 7 at 8pm.