Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports have extended their partnership to offer viewers an unrivalled choice of fights and fighters, with 20 shows a season for two further years.
The agreement, commencing in June 2014, will bring even more exclusive live coverage of Matchroom Sport and Eddie Hearn’s stable of World champions and British stars on a domestic and international stage.
There’s World title action for Carl Froch, Ricky Burns, Darren Barker, Scot Quigg, Tony Bellew and Kell Brook, with fellow British stars Kell Brook, Kevin Mitchell, Lee Selby and Anthony Crolla all on the cusp of major fights.
Young guns Callum Smith, Kal Yafai, Scotty Cardle and Thomas Stalker breaking through to title action and Olympic Gold medal heroes Anthony Joshua MBE and Luke Campbell MBE starting their pro journeys. Plus the big fights from America with Miguel Cotto, Timothy Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez, Gennady Golovkin, Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov all set to star before Christmas.
Matchroom Sport Managing Director Eddie Hearn said: “I’m delighted to announce a new two-year extension to our existing contract with Sky Sports which will see us as the principle promoter on the channel to summer 2016. We have developed one of the strongest stables ever seen in world boxing and the extension gives us the perfect platform to grow our team and provide them all with the ultimate opportunity to achieve within the sport.
“Sky shares our passion and vision for the sport and is a perfect partner as we look to grow boxing significantly over the next few years. It’s exciting times for an exciting sport and we have some mouth-watering plans to share with Sky Sports viewers.”
Executive Producer of boxing at Sky Sports Adam Smith said: “From the high drama of live Fight Nights to our extensive support programming like Ringside, Behind The Ropes and The Gloves Are Off, plus our huge commitment to online content, we are confident fight fans will continue to enjoy the very best quality, innovation and excitement on Sky Sports.”