TKO with Carl Frampton

TKO with Carl Frampton
A boxing podcast bringing you unique insight into the fight game from two-weight world champion Carl Frampton, and TV presenter and journalist Chris Lloyd. Featuring high-profile interviews, in-studio analysis and unprecedented access into the mind of one of this generation’s greatest fighters

4 - Shannon Courtenay
Mar 12 • 49 min
3 - Josh Taylor and Ben Davison
Feb 27 • 48 min
Chris and Carl are joined by the unified light-welterweight world champion Josh Taylor and his brand new coach, Ben Davison, formerly the coach of Tyson Fury. Together the pair talk about their future, and the guys review Fury/Wilder 2 with the man who…
2 - Wilder v Fury II Preview
Feb 20 • 36 min
Chris and Carl analyse the re-match between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and assess where the fight can be won and lost, how to tackle the Vegas pressure, and how much a new coaching team might affect Fury in the biggest fight of his life.
1 - WWE legend Kurt Angle
Feb 13 • 35 min
TKO returns with Carl Frampton and Chris Lloyd and a very special guest to kick off season two: WWE superstar Kurt Angle. Together they discuss Olympic gold, Foxcatcher, the tragic murder of Dave Schultz, and compare notes on training, pain, pain…
Tommy Coyle Retirement Special
Jan 28 • 37 min
Chris and Carl travel to Hull to meet Tommy Coyle who announces his retirement from the ring in an emotional episode with plenty of tears. After defeat to Chris Algieri in New York in June last year and concerns about his long term health, Coyle, after…
42 - Angel Fernandez: The mastermind behind Anthony Joshua’s redemption
Dec 12, 2019 • 38 min
Chris talks to renowned trainer Angel Fernandez who was secretly drafted into Anthony Joshua’s camp after the defeat to Andy Ruiz in June to construct a plan to win the re-match.
Carl’s Fight Review, Joshua v Ruiz & Mince Pies
Dec 6, 2019 • 45 min
Carl and Chris discuss Carl’s victory in Las Vegas against Tyler McCreary, how he broke both his hands, his plans for 2020, his argument with George Groves, and a revelation about mince pies.
40 - Memorable Moments from Season 1
Nov 8, 2019 • 42 min
39 - Callum Smith
Oct 30, 2019 • 47 min
38 - Kalle Sauerland
Oct 24, 2019 • 40 min
37 - The Story of Philadelphia Boxing
Oct 17, 2019 • 26 min
From Rocky Balboa to the Blue Horizon, Joey Giardello to Joe Frazier, this week’s TKO comes from the City of Brotherly Love and a homage to its fighting pedigree. Chris is joined by Ring Magazine’s Nigel Collins for a tour of some of the most iconic…
36 - Frampton Camp, Steven Ward & X-Factor
Oct 10, 2019 • 34 min
Chris travels to Manchester as Carl closes in on a return to the ring on November 30th in Las Vegas. He watches the progression of the training camp, is joined by European light-heavyweight champion Steven Ward and listens in amazement to Carl’s audition…
35 - Devin Haney
Oct 3, 2019 • 31 min
Chris and Carl meet the future of boxing, one of the rising stars of the fight game: unbeaten Californian Devin Haney. With a 23-0 record as a pro and brought up under the wing of Floyd Mayweather Sr., he’s now the mandatory challenger to Vasyl…
34 - Nigel Travis: Boxer, Fire-fighter, Peaky Blinder
Sep 26, 2019 • 49 min
Chris and Carl travel to Moss Side in Manchester to meet up with Nigel Travis. Former boxer turned fireman, who built a boxing gym inside the fire station that transformed the community and took kids off the street and out of gangs. Now also a member of…
33 - Tyson Fury Special
Sep 19, 2019 • 28 min
This week on TKO, Chris and Carl are joined by Sky Sports commentator Andy Clarke to reflect on a dangerous weekend for Tyson Fury in Las Vegas, ask what the long term effects of his cut will be, and Carl has the latest on his return to the ring and the…
32 - Muhammad Ali’s Deer Lake Training Camp Special
Sep 12, 2019 • 20 min
Chris travels to Deer Lake, Pennyslvania to visit the newly refurbished former training camp of Muhammad Ali. He’s joined by David Crouse, the borough council president who would ride his bike up to watch The Champ train in the 1970’s, and by the former…
31 - Andre Ward
Sep 4, 2019 • 20 min
Two-weight world champion Andre Ward joins Carl and Chris Lloyd to discuss his rivalry with Carl Froch, why Nonito Donaire is his brother for life and what he makes of the British light-heavyweight scene.
30 - Vasiliy Lomachenko and Bob Arum
Aug 29, 2019 • 36 min
Carl Frampton and Chris Lloyd are in London to preview the world lightweight title contest between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Britain’s Luke Campbell. Carl speaks to the great Ukrainian about his future plans and there’s an interview with legendary boxing…
29 - Darren Barker, the professional years
Aug 21, 2019 • 57 min
Darren Barker returns to talk about his journey as a professional, from turning over with Tony Sims, to the tragic death of his brother Gary, followed by his comeback all the way to winning a world title
28 - Crystina Poncher
Aug 15, 2019 • 26 min
Chris is joined inside Philadephia’s Liacouras Centre by ESPN and Top Rank’s boxing commentator Crystina Poncher to talk Lomachenko, Eleider Alvarez, the passing of Maksim Dadashev and blazing a trail behind the microphone.
27 - Philadelphia Story: Carl’s Freak Injury
Aug 6, 2019 • 15 min
The TKO team were in Philadelphia for Carl’s return to the ring against Mexico’s Emmanuel Dominguez when disaster struck and a plinth fell onto his hand and broke it, forcing him to pull out. This is the full, emotional story of what happened and where he…
26 - Frazer Clarke and Tokyo 2020
Aug 1, 2019 • 43 min
Chris travels to Sheffield to meet Commonwealth champion Frazer Clarke who will be vying for Super Heavyweight gold at the Tokyo Olympics next year. He also discusses how he almost lost his life twice: first when he was stabbed outside a club in…
25 - Darren Barker
Jul 25, 2019 • 37 min
Chris is joined by the former Middleweight World Champion Darren Barker to discuss his heralded amateur career which culminated in a Commonwealth Gold medal, and the tragic death of his brother Gary which became the inspiration for his rise to the top of…
24 - Dillian Whyte
Jul 17, 2019 • 39 min
Chris travels to Loughborough and then to London to meet Dillian Whyte ahead of his heavyweight world title eliminator. First up is his training camp at the elite performance unit, and then the more relaxed environment of a Greenwich hotel to discuss…
23 - David Diamante
Jul 11, 2019 • 38 min
Chris and Carl travel to Brooklyn to meet famed ring announcer David Diamante. They take a tour of his neighbourhood - via the Barclays Center where Carl had his greatest win - and discuss that fight, David’s extraordinary career, Spike Lee, Biggie Smalls…
22 - Retirement
Jul 4, 2019 • 21 min
Chris and Carl speak to Tommy Coyle, fresh off defeat to Chris Algieri in New York about his future and whether or not it’s time to call it quits.
21 - Carl Frampton Mid-Training Camp
Jun 27, 2019 • 31 min
Chris joins Carl and his team halfway through camp ahead of Carl’s return to the ring on August 10th in Philadelphia to talk opponent, sparring, Oscar Valdez, Joshua/Ruiz 2 and Tyson Fury’s movement.
20 - Promoter Lou DiBella
Jun 20, 2019 • 31 min
Chris and Carl are in New York with the former HBO Executive-turned-promoter Lou DiBella, whose stable of fighters included the likes of Sergio Martinez and Bernard Hopkins. He was also responsible for giving first contracts to Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd…
19 - World Champion Heather Hardy
Jun 12, 2019 • 22 min
Chris and Carl travel to the legendary Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn to talk to two-weight world champion Heather Hardy about women’s boxing, fighting before the doors open, and why she’s switched to MMA.
18 - Sportswriter Donald McRae
Jun 6, 2019 • 39 min
Chris and Carl welcome award-winning sportswriter Donald McRae to the studio to discuss boxing during the troubles in Northern Ireland, how Loyalists and Republicans would train together despite the war, apartheid, James Toney, Mike Tyson, and being in…
17 - In New York with Anthony Joshua
May 30, 2019 • 35 min
Carl Frampton and Chris Lloyd preview Anthony Joshua’s first US fight against Mexico’s Andy Ruiz in the company of former European Middleweight champion Matthew Macklin and Sky Sports commentator Andy Clarke. There’s interviews with Joshua,…
16 - Carl Frampton in Camp
May 23, 2019 • 35 min
Chris travels to Hull for the first week of Carl’s training camp ahead of his return to the ring in August. The guys talk mentality, what a camp consists of, weight loss, and they discuss whether Carl can win back his world title.
15 - BBC Commentator Mike Costello
May 16, 2019 • 49 min
Chris and Carl talk BBC radio’s legendary boxing commentator Mike Costello about a life behind the microphone, his favourite fight and the greatest of them all, Muhammad Ali.
14 - The Cut Man
May 9, 2019 • 40 min
Chris and Carl catch up with the famous cut-man Kerry Kayes to discuss blood, vaseline, Ricky Hatton and split eyelids.
13 - Jamie Carragher
May 1, 2019 • 50 min
Chris and Carl catch up with the former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher to discuss his love of boxing, what the fight game means to his city, @tonybellew, and one night in Istanbul.
12 - David Price
Apr 24, 2019 • 38 min
Chris and Carl travel to Liverpool for the first of two interviews from the Rotunda ABC Boxing Club to speak to the former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price. There they discuss knockdowns, Joshua’s chin, and a career of big punches
11 - Martin Murray
Apr 17, 2019 • 52 min
Chris and Carl travel to Warrington to meet Martin Murray - perhaps the best British boxer never to win a world title - to talk prison, Golovkin and being the nearly man
10 - Josh Buatsi interview
Apr 10, 2019 • 46 min
Chris and Carl are joined by Light Heavyweight Champion Josh Buatsi to talk world titles, religion, flying and Anthony Joshua
9 - David Haye special
Apr 3, 2019 • 58 min
Chris and Carl chat to the former heavyweight world champion about his career, the heavyweight division, and about who’s the better fighter: Fury, Wilder or Joshua.
8 - Journeyman Lewis van Poetsch: eight wins, ninety-five defeats
Mar 27, 2019 • 44 min
Chris and Carl chat to one of the best journeyman boxers in the game, Lewis van Poetsch, about his extraordinary record, his army service in Afghanistan, and balancing boxing with the nine-to-five.
7 - Anthony Crolla Special
Mar 20, 2019 • 59 min
Chris and Carl travel to Bolton to interview Anthony Crolla as he tries to regain his World Lightweight title against Vasyl Lomachenko on April 12th in Los Angeles
6 - The Heavyweight Division Dissected
Mar 14, 2019 • 46 min
Chris and Carl are joined by Boxing News editor John Dennen to discuss the heavyweight division, preview Spence/Garcia and Carl talks about sparring Katie Taylor
5 - Carl Frampton and trainer Jamie Moore watch the Josh Warrington defeat for the first time
Mar 7, 2019 • 54 min
Chris and Carl are joined by Carl’s trainer Jamie Moore as they watch all 12 rounds of of Carl’s December 22nd defeat to Josh Warrington
4 - Boxing and brain injury with Jerome Wilson
Feb 28, 2019 • 64 min
Chris and Carl travel to Bradford to speak to Jerome Wilson and his partner Michelle Boyce about the fight that almost cost him his life and the long, hard road of rehabilitation
3 - James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr Preview with DeGale’s Trainer
Feb 21, 2019 • 43 min
Chris & Carl talk to Jimmy McDonnell Jr about the big fight, what it’s like to coach James DeGale and Jimmy sets the record straight about the infamous spat between the two fighters.
2 - Chris Eubank Sr.
Feb 13, 2019 • 49 min
Chris and Carl travel to Brighton to chat to Chris Eubank Sr. about a life in the ring, Rudyard Kipling, tragedy, victory and his son’s upcoming fight against James Degale
1 - Carl Frampton exclusive interview
Feb 7, 2019 • 39 min
Chris and Carl talk about defeat to Josh Warrington, retirement, pain and Carl talks about who he’s negotiating to fight next