Sky Sports Boxing: Box Office, schedule, how to watch live

Sky Sports Boxing has been the premier broadcaster of the sport in the United Kingdom for around 30 years now, featuring some of the biggest matchups ever (and Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Logan Paul…).

Sky moved swiftly to ensure continued coverage of the sport after its dance partner for around a decade – Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing – signed a five-year global pact with streaming platform DAZN, which now includes the UK.

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That was followed in June 2022 by the news that long-time Sky PPV cash cow Anthony Joshua was also following Hearn to DAZN after signing a huge deal to end his long-time association with Sky.

Now Britain’s premier sports broadcaster has gone in a different direction after swiftly inking four-year deals with Bob Arum and Top Rank and the relatively young UK outfit Boxxer. The deals ensure they have UK shows at times which work for domestic viewers, as well as elite action from the United States.

From Lennox Lewis Lewis vs Evander Holyfield to Ricky Hatton vs Floyd Mayweather Jr to Carl Froch vs George Groves to Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr, the network has made itself THE go-to destination for fight fans wanting to see their idols in action.

Sky Sports also screened the controversial rematch between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul in late 2019.

The network has iconic production values and commentary. The pairing of Ian Darke and Glenn McCrory forming a much-loved pairing which elevated so many fights to epic levels.

As well as showing regular bills as part of its normal subscription package, Sky Sports Boxing also shows some bigger-profile fights on pay-per-view with an extra cost via its Sky Sports Box Office platform.

Sky Sports Box Office

Sky Sports Box Office is the platform used by the network to show its major pay-per-view fights.

Pricing can vary, with the 2019 rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz for the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles in a Saudi Arabia netting a domestic-record 1.6million buys at a cost of £24.95 per buy.

Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua 2 Sky Sports
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua 2 netted a UK-record 1.6million buys on Sky Sports Box Office.

Sky Sports Box Office how to watch and FAQs

  • Sky Sports Box Office events can be purchased by anybody over 18 in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
  • The platform is of course available via conventional set-top boxes which come with regular Sky Sports subscriptions.
  • Sky Sports Box Office can also be purchased and viewed online via live stream or the Sky Sports Box Office app. This is assuming you set up a Sky Sports Box Office account have have a broadband connection.
  • There are a range of viewing options for subscribers. You can watch the fights via PC, Mac, Now TV Box, Now TV Smart Stick, iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet.
  • Payments are accepted via Mastercard and Visa and you will pay for the events in pounds sterling only.

Sky Sports Boxing schedule

That new deal with Top Rank means Sky Sports Boxing immediately has an exciting schedule of fights to look forward to:

Upcoming confirmed fights on Sky Sports are as follows:

  • June 15, 2024: Chris Billam-Smith v Richard Riakporhe (London, England)
  • June 29, 2024: Teofimo Lopez vs Steve Claggett (Miami, Florida)
  • July 6, 2023: Shakur Stevenson v Artem Harutyunyan (New Jersey)

You can also get boxing picks and predictions for all major upcoming fights

Sky Sports Boxing fighters

The end of the Hearn/Matchroom association, the departure of Joshua and the new deals with Top Rank and Boxxer means a new crop of star fighters hitting the screens of Sky viewers.

Sky now has at its disposal the Top Rank superstars including the aforementioned Stevenson, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Naoya Inoue.

Arum’s stacked stable also boasts promising young heavyweights Efe Ajagba and Jared ‘Big Baby’ Anderson and you can expect to see them on Sky at some stage in the future.

it’s important to note that the Sky/Top Rank deal does not include Tyson Fury, although ‘The Gypsy King’ is co-promoted by Top Rank. Fury’s fights in the UK have aired on what used to be BT Sport Box Offic (now TNT Sports), and his latest outing against Francis Ngannou in October 2023 continued that trend.

Will Fury vs Usyk be on Sky Sports?

YES, Fury vs Usyk will air on Sky Sports in the UK.

It will be a PPV show on the Box Office platform, with the price set at £24.95.

All of the current world heavyweight titles will be on the line – Fury is the WBC and lineal king while Usyk holds the IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring magazine straps.