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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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