Fightzone set to scrap subscription charges
Sports fans in the UK have just been given a huge boost, after an exciting announcement from broadcaster, Fightzone.
The boxing channel has made the decision to scrap subscription charges for current and new UK subscribers for the next three months, before moving to a new monthly charge of £1.99 for all.
Since its launch in May 2021, the aim of Fightzone has always been to become a home for every fight fan in the UK and – by making this decision – the channel has again shown it is on the side of British boxing and its supporters.
Fightzone TV has been described as the true boxing channel, giving fans exactly what they’ve been asking for – great fights, rising stars and talent from across the UK and throughout the world. The Fightzone mission is to shine a light on 'Small Hall Boxing' – the place where every true boxing fan knows the best fights take place.
British boxing is full of exciting talent that often gets overlooked by other broadcasters. Fightzone changes all that by placing a spotlight on the hidden gems of the 'fight game', giving fans the chance to follow their journeys from the very beginning and onto title success.
In little more than six months, Fightzone has already delivered 'fight of the year' contenders, multiple British, English and Area Title fights, and unearthed future champions who – previous to Fightzone – had no exposure within the sport. In November 2021, Fightzone proudly broadcast its first world title fight with Scotland's Hannah Rankin becoming the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Welterweight Champion. This was followed just a few weeks later by Lancashire's Jack Massey winning the IBO World Cruiserweight belt in front of a sellout crowd at the Bolton FC stadium.
And, true to its ideals and in just a short space of time, the Fightzone cameras have already travelled the length and breadth of Britain, working with different promoters – including Carl Greaves, Sam Kynoch and Frank Duffin – and broadcast shows from Sheffield, London, Leicester, Glasgow, and Aberdeen – and even international cards from Malta and Canada.
With industry renowned commentator Glenn McCrory on ringside duties, respected journalist Steve Lillis on interview duties, and guest analysts that have included former world champion Anthony Crolla, current world king Sunny Edwards and heavyweight enigma Dave Allen … Fightzone has won the praises of boxing fans from around the UK and beyond, including countries as diverse as Mexico, Denmark and Ghana.
Ahead of the major policy announcement, Fightzone's Chief Operating Officer Asif Vali has praised the decision, explaining: "The success of Fightzone since launching has exceeded expectations and we're delighted with progress. The feedback we've had from inside the industry and, most importantly, from fans has been outstanding and we're proud that, in just a few months, Fightzone has already established itself as one of the UK's leading boxing broadcasters.
"Our ambitions don't just stop there though and our ultimate aim is to be the fan's favourite, hence our decision to offer three months free viewing and a substantial reduction in the Fightzone monthly subscription charge. We understand times are tough for many people in the UK, finances are tight, and we've made the decision to support fight fans and British boxing.
"We have a packed schedule over the next few months and I urge anyone who hasn't yet subscribed to Fightzone to visit https://www.fightzone.uk/signup and enjoy some fantastic live boxing and watch current and future champions in action."