Boxing fans will be able to follow all the action from five major world title fights on BBC Radio 5 live, including the highly anticipated grudge match this Saturday between David Haye and Tony Bellew and the world heavyweight unification blockbuster between Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko in April.
The broadcaster has also signed the rights to cover Anthony Crolla v Jorge Linares (WBA world lightweight title) Sat 25 March and Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo (WBA and IBF world super lightweight titles) Sat 15 April.
Alongside the live match coverage, the channel has launched a brand new boxing podcast, fronted by 5 live experts Mike Costello and Steve Bunce.
The first episode, which is available now, debates the Haye/Bellew fight and asks if the pre-fight aggravation is actually genuine. New episodes will be added every Monday.
5 live Controller Jonathan Wall says: “We are very proud of our boxing coverage which is compulsory listening for boxing fanatics everywhere.
“I’m delighted we can expand our offering to audiences, not only with a sensational set of fights to look forward to but also with our brand new podcast.
“We want to continue to be a modernising force in British radio.
“As well as delivering a dynamic live radio station, we have seen great success with our short form content on-line.
“We now want to give podcast listeners a much greater choice and deliver more specialist magazine shows, and this latest addition strengthens the network’s podcast portfolio even more.”