BOXING: DeGale v Bozic live on Channel 5 / European Amateur Champs highlights on BBC Two

June 5, 2013

Channel 5 will screen live coverage of James DeGale’s latest WBC Super Middleweight Silver title defence at Glow in Bluewater on Saturday (June 8).

DeGale claimed his 15th professional victory from 16 fights just four weeks ago with a second-round stoppage of Sebastien Demers in Canada, and he will be expecting to prevail once again against his Croatian opponent, who has lost three of his last six contests.

There’s a double of dose of international boxing on terrestrial television this weekend as BBC Two presents highlights of this week’s European Amateur Championships from Belarus on Sunday afternoon.

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BOXING: Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler II – Exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office

May 17, 2013

After months of verbal battles and endless hype, it’s time for the talking to stop on May 25 as Carl Froch touches gloves with Mikkel Kessler in a huge world title-unification fight at the O2 Arena in London.

The super-middleweight rematch brings Europe’s finest face-to-face again a full three years since they went toe-to-toe in an absolute classic in Denmark.

Froch is putting his IBF super-middleweight title on the line while Kessler defends the WBA strap and the fight can be seen live via pay-per-view on Sky Sports Box Office for £14.95.

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BOXING: Alexander v Purdy & Prizefighter Cruiserweights III – Live on Sky Sports

May 13, 2013

Sky Sports will screen a bumper double-header of international boxing this Saturday night (May 18).

Eight hours of continuous live coverage begins with the 30th installment of Prizefighter – the third edition of the cruiserweights – at the event’s spiritual home of York Hall in Bethnal Green.

Then at 12.30am, attention switches Stateside as Britain’s Lee Purdy aims to cause a major upset when he fights Devon Alexander for the IBF world welterweight title Atlantic City.

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BOXING: Klitschko v Pianeta & Mayweather v Guerrero – Live this Saturday

April 30, 2013

Two unmissable fights take place this Saturday night (May 5) featuring two of the biggest names in boxing.

First up, Wladimir Klitschko puts his WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles on the line against undefeated Italian Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim, Germany, exclusively live on ESPN.

Then in the early hours of Sunday morning, the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Junior defends his WBC World Welterweight title against Robert ‘The Ghost’ Gurrero at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

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BOXING: David Haye signs deal with Matchroom and Sky Sports

April 28, 2013

British heavyweight David Haye has announced that he will return to action against Manuel Charr in Manchester on June 29, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

The former WBA world heavyweight champion Haye also confirmed that his camp have struck up a commercial relationship with promoter Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, who are currently the exclusive provider of Sky’s live boxing shows.

Matchroom and Hayemaker will co-promote the shows headlined by the former world champion, beginning with the clash against the 28 year-old German challenger Charr at Manchester Arena.

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BOXING: Jamie McDonnell’s world title fight live on Primetime

April 26, 2013

Jamie McDonnell’s world title fight against unbeaten Julio Ceja will be televised by pay-per-view network Primetime.

McDonnell faces the big punching Mexican for the vacant IBF bantamweight crown at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on May 11, as he aims to become the town’s first ever boxing world champion.

The fight, plus several undercard bouts, will be available to watch for £10.95 on Sky, Virgin, online and via the Primetime App for smartphones/iPad.

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BOXING: Rule Britannia – Nathan Cleverly v Robin Krasniqi – Live on BoxNation

April 16, 2013

Nathan Cleverly finally gets his chance to stage another defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against his mandatory opponent Robin Krasniqi, exclusively live on BoxNation.

The time has come for the WBO title holder to finally stake his claim as the world’s leading light-heavyweight headlines Frank Warren’s bumper ‘Rule Britannia’ promotion at London’s Wembley Arena.

The whole card, which also features the comeback of Dereck Chisora, as well as Paul Butler plus Liam Walsh against Scott Harrison will be shown live on BoxNation from 7.00pm on Saturday, April 20.

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BOXING: Channel 5 signs deal to show Tyson Fury v Steve Cunningham

April 11, 2013

Channel 5 has signed a late deal to screen live coverage of the biggest fight of Tyson Fury’s career to date as he makes his US debut against Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Garden on April 20.

With just under a week to go until Fury travels to faces the former two-time world cruiserweight champion on his home soil, a UK television deal to screen the fight has been secured after talks between Channel 5 and promoter Hennessy Sports.

The young heavyweight, 24, will now explode onto the American scene in front of network and terrestrial television in the US and the UK respectively in an official IBF world heavyweight title eliminator.

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BOXING: Amir Khan v Julio Diaz live on BoxNation

March 23, 2013

British boxing superstar Amir ‘King’ Khan’s first fight in the UK in two years will be screened exclusively live on BoxNation.

The Bolton fighter, a former unified IBF and WBA Super World Light-Welterweight champion, takes on Julio ‘The Kidd’ Diaz, himself a former world champion, on Saturday, April 27, at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield.

In addition to Khan’s BoxNation debut, Golden Boy Promotion’s Sheffield bill also includes Team GB Olympian Anthony Ogogo making his professional debut, as will Khan’s brother Haroon.

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BOXING: Ricky Burns becomes the latest fighter to join Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports

March 11, 2013

Ricky Burns has joined Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing after the promoter confirmed the Scottish fighter’s controversial switch from Frank Warren’s stable.

The two-weight World Champion will fight for the first time under Eddie Hearn live on Sky Sports on May 11, at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Burns’ last outing was his comprehensive win over Kevin Mitchell at the SECC in Glasgow on September, where the 29-year-old defended his WBO Lightweight title in style with a fourth round stoppage.

The Scottish fighter’s departure from Frank Warren’s stable follows just days after George Groves made the same move across to Matchroom.

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BOXING: George Groves returns to Sky Sports after signing with Matchroom Sport

March 4, 2013

George Groves has become the latest fighter to link up with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports following his split with promoter Frank Warren.

The highly-rated unbeaten Commonwealth super-middleweight champion will box for the first time under his new promoter on the Betfair ‘London’s Finest’ bill at Wembley Arena in London, on Saturday, March 9 – live on Sky Sports – when he takes on Argentine Dario German Balmaceda in a ten-round clash.

Groves is also the first fighter to be confirmed for the undercard of the huge Sky Box Office clash between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in London on May 25.

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BOXING: Prizefighter Int’l Heavyweights III & Price v Thompson – Live this Saturday

February 19, 2013

The first major fight night of 2013 takes place this Saturday (February 23) as eight international heavyweights vie for the Betfair Prizefighter trophy, while David Price continues his ascent through the heavyweight ranks.

Sky Sports has live coverage of the 29th edition of the popular Prizefighter format from York Hall in Bethna Green, which features two former winners of the competition in Audley Harrison and Martin Rogan.

British heavyweight champion Price makes a significant step-up in class as the Liverpulian faces seasoned American fighter Tony Thompson at the Echo Arena, which tops a bumper card exclusively live on BoxNation.

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