Your guide to watching boxing on TV in the UK, with channel details and schedule for major upcoming fights.
Boxing fans have never had it so good in the UK, with Sky Sports, TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) and DAZN all investing massive sums of money into the sport.
The spending spree continues with DAZN making a huge splash to acquire the rights to stream Anthony Joshua fights in the UK, ending his long association with Sky Sports.
With Channel 5 also coming to the Boxing On TV party too, the landscape has never been brighter for domestic fight fans. All great news if you want to watch fights on TV or live stream via a multitude of different available devices and platforms.
Furyjoshua.com provides 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:
September 30, 2023 (London - DAZN)
September 30, 2023 (London - Sky Sports)
October 6, 2023 (London - TNT Sports)
October 7, 2023 (Sheffield - DAZN)
October 7, 2023 (Las Vegas - DAZN)
October 14, 2023 (Manchester - DAZN PPV)
October 14, 2023 (Rosenberg - Sky Sports)
October 21, 2023 (London - Sky Sports)
October 21, 2023 (Liverpool - DAZN)
October 21, 2023 (Inglewood - DAZN)
October 27, 2023 (Orlando - DAZN)
October 28, 2023 (Riyadh - TNT Sports PPV)
October 28, 2023 (Cancun - DAZN)
November 4, 2023 (Monte Carlo - DAZN)
November 7, 2023 (New York - DAZN)
November 18, 2023 (Los Angeles - DAZN)
November 25, 2023 (Dublin - DAZN)
December 16, 2023 (Glendale - DAZN)
January 13, 2024 (Quebec City - Sky Sports)
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 Eddie Hearn, Matchroom and more recently Joshua all 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 lightweight king Devin Haney, another superstar 135-pounder Vasiliy Lomacheko plus bantamweight prodigy Naoya Inoue will likely 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 TNT Sports.
DAZN: Owned by the UK’s richest man Sir Leonard Blavatnik (valued at £23billion per recent Sunday Times Rich List), launched in the UK in late 2020.
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. It also now has the biggest cash cow in the UK market under contract after the signing of Joshua.
DAZN launched in the UK with a cost of £1.99 per month, though that price point was subsequently increased to £7.99 per month and now to £19.99. An annual subscription is £99.99 per year and PPV is also a thing now for DAZN in the UK.
TNT Sports: The newly-named channel came into official operation from July 18, 2023 with the transition from BT Sport complete.
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 plus light-heavies Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde.
Another bonus for fight fans is that TNT regularly broadcasts UFC shows, though the bigger fights (think Conor McGregor) are - like Fury - on the pay-per-view Box Office platform.
Channel 5: Has a partnership with Wasserman Boxing to show fights free-to-air in the UK.
Agency giant Wasserman acquired promotional outfit Team Sauerland in 2021 to set up its boxing division.