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.

Read the rest of this entry »


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.

Read the rest of this entry »


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.

Read the rest of this entry »


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.

Read the rest of this entry »