Sky Sports announces a new boxing schedule with Top Rank and BOXXER | Boxing News


Sky Sports has announced the details of its new generation of boxing coverage following an agreement with promotional companies Top Rank and BOXXER, revealing the first fights in the new boxing schedule and fresh fight formats.

September 11th
Oscar Valdez vs Robson Conceicao – WBC Super Bowl title

September 25 – Sky Sports Box Office
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk – IBF, WBA, WBO Heavyweight Titles
Lawrence Okolie vs Dilan Prasovic – WBO heavyweight title

October 2
Chris Eubank Jr. vs Sven Elbir
David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor – European light heavyweight title
Richard Riakpohre vs Krzysztof Twardowski

October 16
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO middleweight title
Hughie Fury v. Christian Hammer

October 24
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO title in superfeather

November 6
BOXXER tournament

December 18
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – the undisputed title of the superlight category

Sky Sports is now the place to watch live Top Rank events from the United States in the UK and Ireland, while the partnership with BOXXER will bring the fights of elite fighters from the UK. Following the announcement of the partnership in June, Sky Sports is also refreshing its boxing offering and brand with the aim of giving wrestling fans unparalleled access to leading fighters by the pound for the pound worldwide.

Chris Eubank Jr.
Chris Eubank Jr. is at the top of the bill at SSE Arena, Wembley

BOXXER boxers start list:
Hughie Fury (heavyweight)
Steve Robinson (heavyweight)
Nick Campbell (heavyweight)
Richard Riakpohre (heavy cruiser)
Mikael Lawal (cruiser)
Scott Forrest (cruiser)
Germaine Browne (Super Middleweight)
Chris Eubank Jr (middle category)
Brad Rea (middle category)
Joe Pigford (super light heavyweight)
Adam Azim (light)
Hassan Azim (light heavyweight)
Lewis Ritson (super easy)
Mark Dickinson (medium weight)
Savannah Marshall (middle category)
Claressa Shields (medium weight)
Georgia O’Connor (Super Heavyweight)
Caroline Dubois (light)
April Hunter (light heavyweight)
Ebonie Jones (bantamweight category)

Josh Taylor
In Glasgow, the undisputed world titles of the superlight category of Josh Taylor are in play

Fighters of the highest rank include:
Josh Taylor (undisputed champion in the super lightweight category)
Oscar Valdez (WBC Super Featherweight Champion)
Jamel Herring (WBO Super Featherweight Champion)
Shakur Stevenson
Teofimo Lopez (IBF, WBA, WBO Lightweight Champion)
Terence Crawford (WBO Welterweight Champion)
Vasiliy Lomachenko
Joe Smith Jr (WBO Light Heavyweight Champion)
Mikaela Mayer (WBO Super Featherweight Champion)
Artur Beterbiev (IBF, WBC Light Heavyweight Champion)
Naoya Inoue (IBF, WBA Super Bantamweight Champion)
Ryota Murata

The first British event of the new partnership with BOXXER takes place on Saturday, October 2, when Wasserman boxing athlete Chris Eubank Jr. meets Sven Elbir at London’s SSE ARENA, Wembley. They are on top of a stacked map showing David Avanesyan defending his European Championship against Britain’s Liam Taylor, undefeated since 2015, and heavyweight contender Richard Riakporhe, returning from injury layoffs to return in search of a world title.

Savannah Marshall vs. Maria Lindberg, WBO World Women's Medium Wrestling Title.  April 10, 2021 Picture of Dave Thompson The Savannah Marshall boxing match celebrates its victory.
Savannah Marshall is defending her world title at Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Two weeks later, on Saturday, October 16, Hughie Fury seeks to solidify his position in the world’s top 10 heavyweight division when he faces rough Christian Hammer on a map with WBO champion Savannah Marshall and hugely popular Newcastle fan favorite Lewis Ritson in Utility. Arena, Newcastle.

Both events will be broadcast live and exclusively on Sky Sports, and tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. tomorrow via

Undisputed super-lightweight world champion Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor will defend his crown against WBO No. 1 candidate Jack ‘El Gato’ Catterall on Saturday, December 18 from SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, live on Sky Sports and exclusively in streaming the United States on ESPN +.

Taylor wrote a boxing master class in May, defeating fellow world champion Jose Ramirez by a unanimous decision in Las Vegas to become the first British boxer in an era with four belts to gain unchallenged status. Ticket and ticket information for Taylor-Catterall will be released soon.

Josh Taylor
In Glasgow, the undisputed world titles of the superlight category of Josh Taylor are in play

After 30 years in boxing, Sky Sports Boxing is starting a new chapter with Top Rank and BOXXER, with an exciting mix of elite and new fighters for Sky Sports boxing fans.

Fighting fans can also look forward to fights such as WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, Vasily Lomachenko, unique world lightweight champion Teófim López, united banter champion Naoya Inoue, WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring and Shakur Stekur.

Vasiliy Lomachenko
Vasily Lomachenko will target even more world titles

What’s more, Sky will feature some of the best boxers in its new reporting, including a showdown in the super-featherweight title showdown between Mikaela Mayer and Top-ranked Maive Hamadouche. In addition, Olympian Caroline Dubois, an upcoming star fresh from her feats in Tokyo, is also joining the ranks of the BOXXER, along with WBO middleweight champion Savannah Marshall and unique two-time champion Claress Shields. Claressa will be fighting for Sky Sports in the UK, following an agreement with Salita Promotions on fights on Boxxer shows.

Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields will soon be back in action at Sky Sports

In addition to the new list of names, two-time unique world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to fight Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sept. 25, live at the Sky Sports box office.

A four-year U.S. sales deal with Top Rank gives Sky Sports access to the current U.S. promoter’s barn of nine of the 18 best fighters for the pound and at least 18 U.S. fight nights, while through a four-year promotional deal with BOXXER, Sky Sports plans to showcase 14 UK fights, plus Pay-Per-View fights and new formats.

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua defends his heavyweight world titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, live at Sky Sports Box Office

As the new generation of boxing begins, Sky Sports, Top Rank and BOXXER bring a number of new formats to wrestling fans with the goal of increasing competitiveness in the ring. In addition to Pay-Per-View fights, viewers will also have a feast in action in the form of Fight Nights and BOXXER Series Tournament shows. In addition to high-quality boxing, tournament shows will bring much more of a sense of the event to our screens in hopes of attracting new audiences to the sport, and will also provide unparalleled opportunities for amateur boxers to fight on the big stage.

In addition to the British Boxing Board of Control, Sky also supports its commitment to boxing locally through a commitment to the development of upcoming fighters with plans to offer live broadcasts of amateur boxing events on broadcaster platforms.

The Tokyo Olympics and the heroism of the GB team have once again shown how crucial amateur play is – whether at the elite or club level – where boxing halls can act as a youth hub. Sky Sports and BOXXER are dedicated to supporting boxing locally and will present a series of amateur tournaments and a new exciting annual Cup match.

The BOXXER series events are one-night tournaments that provide opportunities and exposure to boxers across the UK, as part of a commitment to support the sport locally in the UK. In partnership with Sky Sports Boxing, BOXXER series events will be held in every major UK city. Sky Sports and BOXXER have confirmed the BOXXER Series event for Saturday, November 6 at M&S ​​Bank Arena Liverpool. Sky Sports has announced that award-winning TV and radio host Vick Hope has joined the Sky Sports Boxing team and will be the face of the BOXXER series event.

BOXXER founder Ben Shalom said: “We are excited to continue the rich legacy of Sky Sports Boxing and enter a new era. We founded BOXXER to make professional sports more accessible and create better sports opportunities for fighters.

“This long-term contract with Sky allows us to take that mission to the next level. The strategy will put fans first; showing the best fights from around the world and building the sport in the UK.”

Top Rank President Todd duBoef said: “Sky Sports has been home to the biggest sporting events in the UK for decades and we look forward to bringing boxing fans in the UK the world’s biggest boxing events and talent stars from around the world.”

Sky Sports CEO Jonathan Licht said: “We are thrilled to announce the first phase of our exciting new boxing schedule and look forward to working closely with Top Rank and BOXXER to provide Sky Sports Boxing viewers with the best fights and present some of the best upcoming fighters in the UK. Sky Sports users will have more access to boxing than ever before. “

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