BBC Radio 5 live Debate: The Future of Boxing

On Thursday 1st March, some of the biggest names in British boxing will come together to discuss what the future holds for the sport following the recent events involving Derek Chisora and David Haye. From 7.30pm on BBC Radio 5 live, Mark Chapman will present the show live from York Hall in Bethnal Green and will be joined by a panel of special guests and a studio audience. The debate will ask if the sport has been damaged as a result of Chisora’s and Haye’s actions, what place boxing has in today’s society and what, if anything needs to change..

Guests on the evening include promoters Eddie Hearn, Frank Maloney and Frank Warren; boxers and ex-boxers Darren Barker, Dan Cotter, Mike Cotter, Jane Couch MBE, James Davies, Jack Newman and Spencer Oliver; reporters Steve Bunce, Mike Costello, Colin Hart and Kevin Mitchell. Plus, ABA Chief Executive, Mark Adderley, BBBC General Secretary, Robert Smith, Charlotte Leslie MP, Lee Murgatroyd from Team GB Boxing and boxing trainer Jim McDonnell.

You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra via digital radio, online at, Digital Freeview, Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and 909 & 693 AM.