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Steve Bunce

Steve Bunce (nicknamed Buncey; ; born 3 December 1962 in BoxNation. Once again Bunce became the face of boxing on BoxNation and the long awaited return of Bunce's Boxing Hour started broadcasting 17 October 2011.

He has a regular column in magazine Boxing Monthly.

In 2010, he published his debut work of fiction The Fixer.[1]

He currently presents the ESPN UK version of the American sports talk show Pardon the Interruption.


  • Current radio appearances 1
  • Personal life 2
    • Northants rugby controversy 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Current radio appearances

Bunce appears on BBC radio's Fighting Talk[2] and the Steve Bunce Boxing Show on BBC London 94.9.[3] Bunce won the FT Champion of Champions final on 19 May 2012, defeating Martin Kelner, Dougie Anderson, and Greg Brady in the process.

Personal life

Born in Camden Town, Bunce currently resides in the North of England with his wife, a former Midlands lacrosse captain, and two children. Apart from sport media, Bunce has been a supporter of fire safety since 2010 because of an incident in his teenage years when his home was set alight because of a carelessly extinguished cigarette in an ashtray. The phrase "put it out, right out" has since become a part of Bunce's intro on Fighting Talk.

Northants rugby controversy

Bunce's eldest son, as of 2013, attends Denstone College and plays in its rugby union first XV squad. The elder Bunce was involved in an incident during the Daily Mail Schools rugby tournament when a Northampton School for Boys player called him "the second worst word you can use on the BBC" and then allegedly spat on his wife.[4] However, the Northants school headmaster Rod Goldswain spoke with 5 live and while he was able to confirm the first part of Bunce's story, he went on to say that the player in question actually spat on the ground and not on Mrs Bunce, and that said student was given a "dressing down" as a result. Goldswain later apologised for these remarks; Bunce, after generating a minor controversy, admitted that this was "a private matter" that shouldn't have been aired on the 5 January 2013 episode of Fighting Talk and that he should have written to the school about the incident.[5][6]


  1. ^ Bunce, Steve (2010). The Fixer. Mainstream Publishing.  
  2. ^ "Fighting Talk - Episode list". BBC Radio5 Live. BBC. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Steve Bunce Boxing Show". BBC London. BBC. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  4. ^ Nick Hancock (5 January 2013). "Fighting Talk" (Podcast). BBC Radio 5 live. Event occurs at 10:50. 
  5. ^ Robinson, Martin (9 January 2013). "Boxing commentator accuses schoolboy, 17, of swearing at him and spitting at his wife during rugby match in BBC radio rant".  
  6. ^ Swinford, Steven (8 January 2013). "'"Fighting talk of BBC man 'abused at school rugby.  

External links

  • Official website
  • Steve Bunce at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Steve Bunce". The Hanbury Agency. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  • Bunce's fire safety video on YouTube
Preceded by
Tom Watt
BBC Radio Five Live
Fighting Talk Champion of Champions

Succeeded by
Martin Kelner

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