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Including Boxing: Haye v Harrison

3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 13 November 2010

David Haye makes a successful defence of his WBA world heavyweight title against fellow Briton and 2000 Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison. It's only the third time two Londoners and former friends have fought for a world heavyweight crown. Live commentary comes from the MEN Arena in Manchester, from Mike Costello with Spencer Oliver and Steve Bunce.

The fight is followed by hundreds of listeners' calls - many of them livid at a 'con' and a '15 pound pay per view rip-off'. Coronation Street actor and featherweight boxer Steve Bell joins Stephen in the studio in Manchester to give his reaction to the 'damp squib'.

Later in the programme, should Ann Widdecombe bow out of Strictly Come Dancing to make way for the better dancers? Guardian blogger and Widdecombe defender, Carrie Dunn, stands up gamely to a lively Toby Earle who says the former MP is a waste of space.

In the final hour, journalist Eamonn Mallie and our Ireland correspondent Mark Simpson fill us in on reports that Sinn Fein president and West Belfast MP Gerry Adams is to contest a parliamentary seat in the Republic of Ireland.

The President of the National Union of Students Aaron Porter joins us to tell us whether the union has a 'decapitation' strategy to oust top Lib Dems over tuition fees.

Plus, the Labour Party is questioning a decision to order hundreds of flat screen televisions to be used in prisons in Scotland. Stephen hears from Labour's Scotland Justice spokesman, Richard Baker.


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