Deals with Boxxer and Top Rank see their fights join the broadcaster until 2025.

Anthony Joshua

Sky Sports has sealed agreements until 2025 with Top Rank and Boxxer to boost its boxing coverage. 

Starting from 12 June, the broadcaster will host Top Rank events from the US to British and Irish viewers.The likes of Terence Crawford, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Josh Taylor and Mikaela Mayer are currently represented by Top Rank, with Lomachenko’s 26 June bout set to be aired by Sky. 

Meanwhile, more British boxing will be brought by the deal with Boxxer. Founded by the youngest licensed promoter, Ben Shalom, Boxxer also brings former head of boxing at Matchroom Sport, John Wischhusen, to the table, and aims to grow grassroots boxing and facilities with its Sky Sports partnership. 

This means there will be at least 18 international Fight Nights a year, with almost 100 hours of boxing content. There will also be archive content featuring the likes of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Manny Pacquiao, Robert Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Floyd Mayweather jr. Anthony Joshua’s next fight, against Oleksandr Usyk, will also be shown by the broadcaster through its Box Office channels.

Sky Sports managing director Jonathan Licht said: “We’re very excited to partner with Top Rank and Boxxer to bring more world class boxing to Sky Sports. Top Rank are one of the biggest boxing promoters in the world, and our customers will now be able to see more of the world’s best boxers on Sky.

“Boxxer have ambitious and exciting plans for the sport in the UK, and we share a long-term view for boxing.  Sky Sports has been a strong and close partner to boxing for more than 30 years and we look forward to continuing our partnership, giving a platform to the best fights at home and abroad and helping to grow the sport at elite and grassroots levels. We look forward to sharing more details with boxing fans in the next couple of months.”

Top Rank president Todd duBoef added: “For decades, Sky has been the leading sports brand in the UK. The world’s biggest sporting events and boxing matches have been cultivated under the Sky banner. Top Rank is honoured to partner with Sky to continue to grow the sport both locally and globally for years to come.”

Boxxer founder Shalom said: “Sky Sports has been the bedrock of British boxing for many years. We have been waiting for the opportunity to offer a transformative approach to the sport and we are delighted that Sky Sports has bought into this vision. We believe this will take the offering for fans to new heights. Sky will show the best fights from around the world alongside a powerful UK schedule.”