Sky Sports strikes four-year deals with promoters Top Rank and BOXXER to usher in a new era of boxing after their long association with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom ended this year
- Sky Sports has signed four-year deals with promoters Top Rank and BOXXER
- The broadcaster’s long-standing partnership with Eddie Hearn ended earlier this year
- It left Sky’s future in the sport uncertain before teaming up with new promoters
Josh Taylor, Chris Eubank Jnr, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Savannah Marshall will drive a new era of boxing on Sky Sports after the broadcaster struck a deal with promoters Top Rank and BOXXER.
The broadcaster’s longstanding partnership with Eddie Hearn ended earlier this year when the Matchroom chief brought his stable to DAZN.
That deal left Sky’s future in the sport uncertain, but this week they announced a four-year partnership with promoters from both sides of the Atlantic.
Josh Taylor (left) and Chris Eubank Jr (right) will help lead a new era of boxing on Sky Sports after the broadcaster struck a deal with promoters Top Rank and BOXXER
The broadcaster’s long-standing partnership with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom ended earlier this year
Top Rank has teamed up with some of the sport’s best fighters, including Lomachenko, Scotland’s undisputed 140lb champion Taylor and united lightweight king Teofimo Lopez.
Boxxer, meanwhile, has made deals with a number of British fighters.
Among them are heavyweight Hughie Fury, Eubank Jnr, WBO middleweight champion Marshall and GB Olympian Caroline Dubois, while twoweight world champion Claressa Shields will also fight on the channel.
Later this month, Sky will also feature Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight showdown with Oleksandr Usyk, with the broadcaster hoping to extend their deal with the unified world champion.
Later this month, Sky will also face Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight clash with Oleksandr Usyk. show
Joshua’s September 25 clash with Usyk is the final fight in his existing partnership with Sky, which has featured all of AJ’s 25 professional fights.
But Sky’s head of boxing development Adam Smith said: “We’ve had an amazing journey with AJ, we’ve been with him every step of the way… we’re hopeful that we can continue our relationship well into the future.”
After Joshua-Usyk, the new era begins with BOXXER with Eubank Jr against Sven Elbir on October 2.
Marshall will defend her title two weeks later against Lolita Muzeya, while Taylor will face British rival Jack Catterall in December.