James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr ITV

ITV release list of exclusive world title fights to be televised live

Published On Saturday, January 19, 2019By British Boxing News

ITV have a whole host of world title fights coming up on their channel

The much-anticipated clash between James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr is now available to buy, exclusively from ITV Box Office.

With just weeks to go before the all-British super-middleweight fight, to be staged at London’s O2, Sky customers can now register for this major event, which promises to deliver a full, action-packed evening.  [Details on when viewers with alternative platforms can purchase the event will be made available in the coming days.]

Alongside the headliners, the PPV show will include a first-rate undercard, which is already confirmed to feature the return of Lee Selby. The former IBF World featherweight champion will make a daring move up two weight classes to face hard-hitting American Omar Douglas with a championship title on the line.

And, as a bonus for fight fans, the ITV Box Office programme will include live coverage of the WBC super-middleweight title fight between Anthony Dirrell and Avni Yildirim. All the action from this clash will come live from Minneapolis, Minnesota following the conclusion of DeGale v Eubank Jr.

Brought to you by ITV Box Office, Premier Boxing Champions and promoted by Poxon Sports, access to the event is priced at £19.95 and is now available to buy for Sky customers.

Promoter Richard Poxon said: “Fans can expect a great night of boxing.  From London we have a great all British fight between DeGale and Eubank Jr, following that we switch to the WBC title contest between Dirrell and Yildrim.  It’s a big night for the super-middleweight division and it’s all on ITV Box Office.”

In addition to the PPV event, ITV has announced another major free to air fight night on ITV4 with WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman taking on Josesito Lopez on 26 January.  

Coming live from Brooklyn, New York, exclusive coverage of the undefeated champion returning to the ring to defend his title after a long injury lay-off will be shown on ITV4, along with an undercard featuring a mouth-watering Heavyweight contest between Adam Kownacki and Gerald Washington

That follows on from this weekend’s exclusive free to air ITV4 coverage of Manny Pacquiao defending his WBA World welterweight title against Adrien Broner.  ITV4’s The Big Fight will come live from Las Vegas from 2am.  This event will also include the much-anticipated showdown between Badou Jack and Marcus Browne for the WBA Interim light-heavyweight title.

Late last year, ITV announced a ground-breaking new deal with Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) to bring exclusive coverage of exciting PBC world-class boxing events to ITV viewers and fight fans in the UK.

The unique collaboration is the first time that Haymon Sports and PBC has partnered with a UK broadcaster to stage boxing events regularly in the UK. The exclusive three-year deal will guarantee a minimum of 15 televised events each year, drawing from PBC’s unrivalled group of over 160 of the best boxers in the world, which includes more than 60 current and former world champions in matches staged both in the UK and the US. PBC, the sports’ pre-eminent boxing brand, is broadcast over cable and network television in the United States.  

The world-class action from events for the next three years will include free-to-air broadcasts on ITV’s channels, including ITV main channel and ITV4 and ITV Hub, and will also include pay per views on ITV’s PPV channel, ITV Box Office.

This new deal for boxing adds to ITV Sport’s portfolio of first class events, which includes exclusive free to air coverage of the England football team’s qualifiers for both the European Championship and World Cup, the 6 Nations and exclusive coverage of the Rugby World Cup, UK horse racing, the Tour de France and the French Open.

Full details on how to access the event here:
The buy window to register and buy this event to view on Sky, opens Thursday 17th Jan. For complete clarity, customers who will need to register and buy in advance are:
Customers new to ITV Box Office who have not previously registered and bought an event to view on Sky
Customers who has previously bought an event but did not opt to store their payment details
Customers who may have previously bought an event but have since been contacted by ITV Box Office about the deletion of their account, e.g. if it had been erased as part of new GDPR regulation, if there had been an issue with collecting payment etc.

More details:
The price is £19.95 (€22.95).
Virgin customers will be able to book the event via their remote controls, 5 days prior to fight night (Monday 18th Feb).
More information on when you can buy on, PlayStation4 and TVPlayer will be available soon
In addition, customers buying the DeGale v Eubank Jr event will get access to the WBC Super Middleweight title fight between Anthony Dirrell v Avni Yildirim, live from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Programme start time 03:00 24th Feb.

Tickets available from www.AXS.com and Inner Ringside/VIP Hospitality from www.sportandmusic.co.uk 

This fight will be shown exclusively on ITV Box Office. For further information and updates, please go to www.itvboxoffice.com