Yesterday saw the announcement of Sky Sports and Boxxers upcoming shows in partnership with Wasserman Boxing confirmed for fight fans across the world. Some familiar names in boxing will be headlining their cards and fighting on the Sky Sports Boxing Platform. Here’s what we know so far;
Who has been announced?
Fighters who have been announced as fighting on Sky Sports Cards and signing multi fight deals include;
Josh Taylor (Top Rank/Sky Co Promotion)
Chris Eubank Jr
Amongst many other names, Sky and Boxxer have now fully confirmed there full stable and their upcoming shows, with the names above being the stand out stars.
What fight nights are coming up?
Sky have confirmed their full upcoming schedule, which covers UK and US fight nights including;
September 11th (Fight Night International) –
Oscar Valdez Vs Robson Conceicao (WBC Super Featherweight World Title)
September 25th – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Sky Sports Box Office) –
Anthony Joshua Vs Oleksandr Usyk (WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight World Titles)
– Lawrence Okolie Vs Dilan Prasovic (WBO Cruiserweight World Title)
– Callum Smith Vs Lenin Castillo
October 02nd – UK Fight Night; SSE Arena, Wembley (Sky Sports) –
Chris Eubank Jr Vs Sven Elbir
– David Avaneseyan Vs Liam Taylor
– Richard Riakporhe – Krzysztof Twardowski
October 16th – UK Fight Night; Utilita Arena, Newcastle (Sky Sports) –
Hughie Fury Vs Christian Hammer
– Savannah Marshall Vs Lolita Muzeya (WBO Middleweight World Title)
– Lewis Ritson
October 24th – Fight Night International –
Jamel Herring Vs Shakur Stevenson (WBO Super Featherweight World Title)
November 06th – UK Fight Night (Sky Sports)
December 18th – UK Fight Night; SSE Hydro, Glasgow –
Josh Taylor Vs Jack Catterall (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO & Ring Magazine Undisputed Super Lightweight World Titles)
Do Sky Sports have any further announcements?
There have been many further rumours circulating on Social Media which have included;
– Kell Brook Vs Amir Khan – fighters still selling the fight to the highest bidder, with the lure of Sky Sports Box Office seemingly interesting to both fighters.
– Further International Fight Nights incoming? Adam Smith recently confirmed in an interview that they will be looking at all avenues across America to showcase further shows (possibly PBC?).
– Will Sky Sports also push to obtain the broadcasting rights for further boxing tournaments including the World Boxing Super Series and Golden Contract?
Sky and Boxxer have held their cards close to their chests, but have now fully confirmed their next steps on the road to a new partnership and fresh approach. I’m very excited to see their first fight night and how it looks and runs. It seems as though Sky and Boxxer are up for the fight.