A fascinating series of short radio programmes by writer Nikesh Shukla and guests from earlier in 2017 exploring aspects of boxing and contemporary life - available online:
Nikesh Shukla meets Hayley Campbell - Hayley took up kickboxing two and a half years ago and shares how the sport and the partnership with her trainer changed her physically and mentally, but also how the boxing world became a source of fascination leading her to meet and interview some of the most powerful fighters.
Nikesh Shukla talks to Kieran Farrell - Kieran had 26 fights in a row unbeaten - 14 as a professional. But then he collapsed from a bleed on the brain after a fight against Anthony Crolla. Despite 30% brain damage he was desperate to fight again, but was forced to retire aged 22.
Nikesh Shukla talks to criminologist Dr Deborah Jump - she left her desk at Manchester Metropolitan University to immerse herself into the world of boxing to research it from the inside. She wanted to investigate whether boxing gyms help reduce offending among young people.