Boxing fans have never had it so good in the UK, with Sky Sports, BT Sport and DAZN all investing massive sums of money into the sport.
DAZN’s new five-year deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing means we now have three major domestic players all regularly broadcasting the sport.
Great news if you want to watch fights on TV or stream on a multitude of different available devices and platforms.
Furyjoshua.com gives the latest on the UK landscape, and details of the major fights coming up that you can watch on TV.
This guide is not intended to be exhaustive - it tells you when the major events are taking place, and where you can watch them:
December 3, 2021 (Barcelona - DAZN)
Kerman Lejarraga vs Jack Flatley
December 4, 2021 (London - BT Sport)
Lyndon Arthur vs Anthony Yarde 2
December 4, 2021 (Las Vegas - DAZN)
Devin Haney vs Joseph Diaz Jr
Jessica McCaskill vs Kandi Wyatt
Filip Hrgovic vs Scott Alexander
December 11, 2021 (Liverpool - DAZN)
Katie Taylor vs Firuza Sharipova
Conor Benn vs Chris Algieri
December 11, 2021 (New York - Sky Sports)
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
December 17, 2021 (Montreal - Sky Sports)
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne
December 18, 2021 (Manchester - DAZN)
Joseph Parker vs Dereck Chisora 2
December 18, 2021 (San Antonio - DAZN)
Gilberto Ramirez vs Yunieski Gonzalez
December 18, 2021 (Tampa - BT Sport Box Office)
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury
Amanda Serrano vs Miriam Gutierrez
December 29, 2021 (Saitama - DAZN)
Gennadiy Golovkin vs Ryoto Murata
January 29, 2022 (Cardiff - Sky Sports)
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Emma Kozin
February 19, 2022 (Manchester - Sky Sports Box Office)
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
February 26, 2022 (Glasgow - Sky Sports)
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall
Sky Sports: The biggest and best UK boxing broadcaster for the last 30 years. Most of the sport’s great names have fought on Sky at some stage, and the good news is boxing on the platform will continue despite Hearn and Matchroom moving to DAZN.
Sky responded to the loss of Matchroom by swiftly inking deals with Bob Arum’s Top Rank and relatively new UK promotional outfit Boxxer.
The Top Rank deal means a slew of world stars such as welterweight king Terence Crawford, lightweights Teofimo Lopez and Vasiliy Lomacheko and bantamweight prodigy Naoya Inoue will all be on TV in the UK in the coming years.
While heavyweight king Tyson Fury is co-promoted by Top Rank, he is not part of the Sky deal. He is promoted by Frank Warren and Queensberry in the UK and his fights air on BT Sport.
Sky does still have world heavyweight king Anthony Joshua under contract for one more fight - against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 (pay-per-view on Sky Sports Box Office).
Joshua is not part of the DAZN/Matchroom pact in the UK and his impending broadcast free agency is likely to spark a massive bidding war.
DAZN: Owned by the UK’s richest man Sir Leonard Blavatnik (valued at £23billion per recent Sunday Times Rich List), launched in the UK last December.
Now has a five-year global deal with Hearn and Matchroom, which includes a minimum of 16 UK shows per year plus all Matchroom shows outside the UK.
The Hearn stable boasts superstars like P4P king Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (on a fight-by-fight basis), Katie Taylor and Joshua Buatsi as well as young stars like Devin Haney.
Was launched with a cost of £1.99 per month, though that price point is rising to £7.99 per month.
Has been opposed to pay-per-view so far, though it does have a flexible pricing model in the United States where subscribers can pay $19.99 per month or $99 for an annual subscription.
BT Sport: Has invested strongly into boxing in recent years, and has broadcast all of the aforementioned Fury’s fights since his comeback in 2018.
Has a strong partnership with Warren and Queensberry, and as well as Fury this includes his fellow heavyweights Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois, light-heavies Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde and IBF flyweight king Sunny Edwards.
Another bonus for fight fans is that BT regularly broadcasts UFC shows, though the bigger fights (think Conor McGregor) are - like Fury - on the pay-per-view Box Office platform.