Eubank & Shields: Viewing averaged at 585k throughout the night with a peak of 1.05m

  • Viewing averaged at 585k throughout the night with a peak of 1.05m
  • Figures far surpass previous record of Joshua v Cornish in 2015 and Khan v Vargas in 2018
  • Eubank victory the first fight in a busy month of boxing on Sky Sports Boxing with Khan v Brook and Taylor v Catterall still to come
  • Fight Night also saw Claressa Shields successfully defend her IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles

The first fight in a blockbuster month of boxing on Sky Sports Boxing, Eubank Jr put on the best performance of his career to date, as he won by unanimous decision in Williams’ home city of Cardiff.

The average audience surpassed both Anthony Joshua’s 2015 bout with Gary Cornish as well as the fight between Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas in 2018, and Saturday’s fight – the first in partnership with BOXXER in 2022 – didn’t disappoint as the Roy Jones Jr-trained Eubank Jr knocked down his opponent four times to bring an end to the fighters’ bitter rivalry.

Sky Sports Boxing fans how have another rivalry to look forward to as Amir Khan takes on Kell Brook live on Sky Sports Box Office on the 19th March in Manchester, before an Undisputed World Super-Lightweight Title clash between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall in Glasgow.

Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development Adam Smith said: “Over 1 million people watched our big Sky Sports Fight Night in Cardiff – with more big fights to come this month. Our audience is growing, and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come “

BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom added: “BOXXER and Sky are committed to growing the sport and making boxing accessible. We believe in the potential of the sport to grow further. We’re working hard with Sky Sports to produce Fight Nights that give huge value to our core boxing audience whilst attracting new audiences.”

Upcoming Schedule on Sky Sports:

Saturday 19th February – Amir Khan v Kell Brook at Manchester Arena
Saturday 26th February – Josh Taylor v Jack Catterall at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow