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: 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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BROADCASTING: Matchroom Sport seals new Sky Sports deal for fishing, pool and ping pong

April 8, 2013

Matchroom Sport has announced a new agreement with Sky Sports to continue its coverage of a wide variety of popular sporting events for a further five years.

Founded by Barry Hearn, the sports company’s new agreement guarantees nearly 200 hours of coverage from ten events on Sky Sports each year, including some of its most well-known sporting properties such as the Mosconi Cup, Fish ‘O’ Mania and the World Championship of Ping Pong.

The deal runs up to the end of 2017 and extends the long-standing relationship between the two organisations to over 25 years.

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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: Froch v Kessler II to be shown on Sky Box Office

February 4, 2013

Carl Froch’s world title unification contest against Mikkel Kessler will be shown live on Sky Box Office HD on May 25, marking the broadcaster’s return to pay-per-view boxing after a two-year absence.

Following their first meeting in April 2010, described by many experts as one of the best fights of the modern era, the rematch between the two super-middleweight kings will headline after a strong undercard at London’s O2 Arena.

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BOXING: Betfair Prizefighter – Welterweights III – Live on Sky Sports

January 16, 2013

The first Betfair Prizefighter of 2013 will be staged at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall this Saturday night as the welterweights battle for the £32,000 top prize live on Sky Sports.

Matchroom Sport’s 28th edition of its innovative eight-man knock-out tournament forms part of a great line-up of boxing in the Black Country, which includes Kal Yafai’s first fight of 2013 as he hunts for the big names and titles in the bantamweight division.

The third Welterweights tournament promises to be intrguing with six of the largely inexperienced fighters bringing unbeaten records in the professional ranks, including Glenn Foot, Dale Evans, Chad Gaynor, Steven Pearce, Calum Cooper and Sam Eggington.

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TABLE TENNIS: World Championship of Ping Pong 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

January 2, 2013

Matchroom Sport are set to stage the inaugural World Championship of Ping Pong at the iconic Alexandra Palace this weekend.

Sky Sports will be showing all the relentless and fast-paced play from both days of competition live on January 5-6 as 64 players from around the world will pick up their sandpaper bats and battle it out for a share of the $100,000 prize fund.

The company behind the revival of darts and snooker as major televised sports watched by millions around the globe, Matchroom’s latest sporting revolution aims to catapult one of the most popular participarion sports in the world onto the international television stage.

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POOL: Mosconi Cup 2012 – Live on Sky Sports

December 7, 2012

Nine-ball pool’s transatlantic rivalry is renewed as Team Europe meet the United States in the 19th staging of the PartyPoker.com Mosconi Cup, with all four days live on Sky Sports.

Staged at the legendary York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, five of the best professional players from Europe take on their American counterparts over four exciting days in a Ryder Cup-style series of matches.

Europe are the defending champions, having triumphed last year in Las Vegas, and the last time the event was played out at the fabled London venue in 2010, the Europeans enjoyed a triumphant four days in front of packed, vociferous audience.

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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: Carl Froch v Yusaf Mack – Live on Sky Sports

November 12, 2012

Carl Froch makes the first defence of his IBF super-middleweight title against Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, exclusively live on Sky Sports and Sky 3D on November 17.

‘The Cobra’ defends his world title against the Philadelphianat in front of his home fans at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, a fight which the top of Betfair’s ‘True Brit’ bill, and the 35 year old has promised a powerful display in his ninth consecutive World title fight.

There will also be a host of preview programming building up to the big fight, including special editions of Ringside featuring Froch and former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

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