Episode 15: Stacey Copeland
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton bring you episode 15 of SportSpiel, a podcast full of sporting discussion and feature interviews.
In our first segment we discuss:
- The awkward – and blatant – sexism on show at the ATP Next Gen Finals launch event (2:56)
- The incredible recovery of cyclist Vicky Barnes after a shocking crash left her with severe, paralysis-threatening injuries (8:01)
- If Patrice Evra’s ill-advised kung-fu kick at a fan spells the end of his footballing career (12:12)
Our feature interview segment in this episode is with British boxer Stacey Copeland (17:24).
One week on from her third fight since turning professional, the Mancunian remains undefeated and is paving the way at the forefront of women’s sport. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us how a terrible botched knee operation led to her decision to become a professional fighter, why she has youngsters at her fights instead of the customary ring girls as well as her time spent in France helping child refugees.
Image credit: with thanks to Stacey Copeland
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