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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CRICKET: England v New Zealand – Live on Sky Sports, Highlights on Channel 5

May 13, 2013

England get a mouth-watering summer of cricket underway in May as they welcome New Zealand for two tests, three ODIs and two T20 internationals.

While the contest has unfairly been touted by some as a mere warm-up for the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series with Australia, a harder-than-expected tour to the Black Caps’ homeland in March has added spice to New Zealand’s visit.

Every twist and turn of the series will be broadcast live and in high-definition on Sky Sports HD, while Channel 5 will screen prime-time free-to-air highlights of all the action throughout the summer.

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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: Pacquiao v Marquez, Magee v Kessler, DeGale v Zuniga – Live this Saturday

December 4, 2012

A bumper line-up of top international boxing from the UK and beyond takes place this Saturday night (December 8) across various networks.

Channel 5 has live coverage James DeGale’s fight for the vacant WBC Silver Super Middleweight title against Colombian Fulgencio Zuniga, with talented British prospects Kid Galahad and Chris Eubank Jr also in action.

Northern Irishman Brian Magee looks to cause an upset in the against Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler for the WBA World Super-Middleweight Title, live on Sky Sports.

Then in the early hours of Sunday morning, Primetime has exclusive pay-per-view coverage of the fourth meeting between arch rivals Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez from Las Vegas.

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BOXING: Tyson Fury v Kevin Johnson – Live on Channel 5

November 26, 2012

Tyson Fury takes another step on the road to a world heavyweight title shot as he fights Kevin Johnson at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena this Saturday, exclusively live on Channel 5.

Fury remains undefeated in his career to date after claiming his 19th successive victory last time out with a fifth-round stoppage of veteran American Vinny Maddalone in July.

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BOXING: Ricky Hatton’s comeback live on Primetime

November 20, 2012

Ricky Hatton’s return to the ring against Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko will be broadcast exclusively live by pay-per-view sports channel Primetime.

Former WBA welterweight champion Senchenko is expected to be a tough opponent for ‘The Hitman’ as he makes his comeback after a three-year absence in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, November 24 (fight start: 10pm approx).

The PPV broadcaster will screen the headline fight as well as three undercard fights from 7.00pm on channel 498 on Sky, Virgin on-Demand, streamed live via the Primetime website, and in selected pubs/bars and cinemas across the UK.

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BOXING: James DeGale joins Hennessy Sports and Channel 5

September 20, 2012

European super-middleweight champion James Degale has split from Frank Warren’s promotional stable to link up with rivals Hennessy Sports.

The 2008 Olympic gold medallist has signed a long-term contract with Mick Hennessy and all of his fights will now be broadcast exclusively on Channel 5.

DeGale will make his debut for his new promoter on October 13 when he defends his European Super Middleweight title against ­Hadillah Mohoumadi of France.

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