On Thursday 1st December BoxNation will become the UK’s first ever boxing subscription channel, dedicated to getting the fans closer to boxing than they’ve ever been before.
And what better time than now, when British Boxing is really in the ascendancy? A channel that will celebrate the boxers who are setting the world on fire, but also showcase the up-and-coming talent who are going to be tomorrow’s stars. Showing everything from highly-anticipated international clashes to relished domestic battles to the biggest names in amateur boxing.
BoxNation have been giving Sky customers the chance to watch the channel for free to give them a taste of what’s to come which has already included two candidates for fight of the year between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew and Liam Walsh against Paul Appleby. With other highlights including the epic Ricky Burns’ win over Michael Katsidis and George Groves’ sensational KO win over Paul Smith.
So now, for under £2.50 per week, subscribers will get exclusive access to the big live fights from home and around the world and all the behind-the-scenes access to the boxing world they could want – from interviews with the boxers, to expert commentary and analysis, to weigh-ins and press conferences. An unrivaled schedule of programming!
This weekend BoxNation have a live international double header on Saturday 3rd December starting in Helskinki, Finland, then switching live to New York’s Madison Square Garden. The night features the World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Championship of the World between Alexander Povetkin and Cedric Boswell, plus British heavyweight Dereck Chisora challenging Robert Helenius for the Vacant European title; then Britain’s John Murray faces the world’s best lightweight Brandon Rios for the WBA World Title with the grudge match between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito for the WBA World Light-Middleweight title. In the build up to Cotto v Margarito, BoxNation will also show two episodes of the multi-award winning HBO 24/7 documentary series that follows both fighters with unparalleled access as they head towards their rematch.
Other upcoming highlights for December include James DeGale, the European and WBO Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Champion headlining an action-packed Liverpool fight bonanza from the Echo Arena on Friday 9th December.
BoxNation is also not holding back with some of the best boxing pundits and presenters in the world offer their expert commentary and opinion with Jim Rosenthal, Paul Dempsey, John Rawling, and Richard Keys all coming on board. And who can forget Steve Bunce and his already famous Boxing Hour every Monday night.
So what are you waiting for? Subscribe now online at the BoxNation website (www.boxnation.tv) and qualify for their special introductory offers.
Frank Warren’s said: “Boxing fans will get eight live shows a month featuring some of the UK’s top talents like Nathan Cleverly, Ricky Burns, George Groves and James DeGale; Steve Bunce’s informative and entertaining live weekly magazine show ‘The Boxing Hour’, plus a great library of fights featuring some of the best boxers in history. We’ve also got live shows from some of the world’s top promoters like Sauerland Events, Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions and a lot more to come. All this for under £2.50 per week, it’s what boxing fans’ have been waiting for.”
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MURRAY v RIOS LIVE ON BOXNATION ON SATURDAY
Former British and Commonwealth Featherweight Champion Stephen Smith is backing stablemate John Murray to victory this weekend in New York.
Liverpool star Smith, 26, has been training with Murray in the build up and says he is looking impressive ahead of his fight against World Boxing Association (WBA) World Lightweight Champion Brandon Rios at Madison Square Garden, live on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456).
“I’ve been with John throughout his training camp and he’s been looking great and he’s got the hunger in his eyes to win this fight,” said Smith
“He admits he took Kevin Mitchell too lightly so he’s really knuckled down for this world title challenge to prove the doubters wrong,”
“John’s got a hard fight on his hands. Rios is a worthy champion, he’s big and strong, but he’s there to be hit. John won’t have to go looking for him and he’ll have more success going toe-to-toe with him – John’s hard to beat in those type of fights,”
“He’s got to stay sharp and switched on and land plenty of shots on Rios, but I can see him coming out of New York a winner.”
Smith is also on the comeback trail after he lost his titles to Lee Selby in a thriller back in September and features in an eight-round contest at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Friday 9th December – also live on BoxNation.
He added, “Like John I’m coming back from a loss and I’m looking to get a rematch with Selby next year and get my titles back,”
“I made plenty of mistakes in that fight that I shouldn’t have made and I paid for it, but I’m back and I’ve got to prove people wrong,”
“I’m just looking forward to getting back in the ring and return to winning performances.”
Rios v Murray is part of a huge night of boxing LIVE on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456) this Saturday night that starts in Helsinki, Finland, with Britain’s Derek Chisora challenging Robert Helenius for the Vacant European Heavyweight title and WBA Word Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin defending his title against Cedric Boswell. Then LIVE from New York’s Madison Square Garden, Rios v Murray plus the long awaited rematch between WBA Super World Light-Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto and Margarito.