Matchroom boxing have announced a new five-year extension with Sky Sports with 20 exclusive live shows a year promised until 2021.
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As part of the new agreement, Matchroom and Sky Sports have promised up to 120 nights of live boxing over the next six years, featuring one of the strongest stables of fighters in the world.
With the likes of Anthony Joshua, Kell Brook, James DeGale, Luke Campbell and many many more top names, Sky Sports viewers will have the opportunity to watch their rise to the top of the sport in the coming years.
Viewers will have 20 shows each year as well as full build-up across the Sky media outlets, with Sky Sports Managing Director Barney Francis insisting that he was thrilled that the ‘home of boxing’ had secured the long-term future of top fights in the sport both domestically and across the world.
“I am delighted to announce a new five year deal as Sky’s exclusive boxing promoter in the UK and Ireland,” promoter Eddie Hearn said, as reported by Matchroomboxing.com.
“Over the past three years, with Sky Sports’ backing, we have developed a team of fighters unrivalled by any promotional company in the history of British boxing. We have worked together to take British boxing from small hall shows to filling major arenas all over the country, creating star attractions and taking the profile of the sport to another level.”
Hearn went on to thank Sky for their backing of British boxing in recent years and conceded that he was very excited about the future of the sport.
Floyd Mayweather’s clash with Manny Pacquiao certainly opened up boxing to a larger audience earlier this month, while Carl Froch vs George Groves at Wembley Stadium last year was a huge event. With more top fights to come that will live up to expectations, this deal represents a great deal in the bigger picture to continue ensuring that the sport remains in the mainstream view.