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If you have a BT Sport package at home, you can now access Boxnation with no questions asked! They announced their £100 million lucrative deal at the back-end of last year, with April targeted for the launch, but it has however come early and it is now accessible on BT screens.
From today the UK’s only full-time boxing TV station is included for all BT TV and Sky TV customers with BT Sport Pack – at no extra cost.
BT customers who subscribe to BT Sport in HD will receive the BoxNation HD channel on their BT TV box (channel 439), as well as up to 20 fight nights in HD on the BT Sport channels. Talk Talk customers will get access via the Sport App.
The move is part a ground-breaking deal that will also see up to 20 Saturday Fight Nights per year shown on BT Sport, BTSport.com and the BT Sport app, including world, European and Commonwealth title fights.
The first event to be shown on both BT Sport and BoxNation will take place at Manchester Arena on Saturday April 8th and will feature a blockbuster card headlined by Terry Flanagan’s WBO world lightweight championship defence against Russia’s Petr Petrov.
A bumper night of boxing will also see former WBO world light-middleweight champion Liam Smith face long-time rival Liam Williams as well as the professional debut of double Olympic champion Nicola Adams.
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The thing people are trying to get their head round is why is Boxnation available on BT Sport now, if they aren’t putting their first show on till April, even though there is Boxnation cards in the mean time?
Well BT Sport and Boxnation will both show up to 20 live shows together. Boxnation will still be a separate channel to BT, but both channels will broadcast certain shows at once. The shows that BT Sport do not deem worthy of taking up the 20 exclusive live slots, will be shown on normal Boxnation.
This is absolutely huge! Such an exciting time for British boxing, with their first show starting this Friday!
York Hall – Friday 24rd. Essomba v Harris, Boy Jones Jr v Craig Poxton and the debut of Harley Benn. (UK)
Barclays Centre – March 4th. Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Erickson Lubin v Jorge Cota and Andrzej Fonfara v Chad Dawson. (USA)
The Waterfront, Belfast – March 10th. Jamie Conlan v Yader Cardoza and Declan Geraghty v James Tennyson. (UK)
Turning Stone, Verona – March 11th. David Lemieux v Curtis Stevens and Yuriorkis Gamboa v Rene Alvarado. (USA)
Manchester Arena – April 8th. Terry Flanagan v Petr Petrov, Liam Williams v Liam Smith, Zolani Tete v Arthur Villanueva, Jack Catterall v Martin Gethin, Jimmy Kelly v Rick Godding and the debut of Nicola Adams. (UK)
MGM Harbor – April 8th. Vasyl Lomachenko v Jason Sosa, Oleksandr Gvozdyk v Yunieski Gonzalez and Mike Reed v Reyes Sanchez. (USA)
Leicester Arena – April 22nd. Tommy Langford v Craig Cunningham, Vijender Singh v Jahmaine Smyle and Tyrone Nurse v Joe Hughes. (UK)
Copper Box, London – May 6th. Bradley Skeete v Shayne Singleton, Mitchell Smith v George Jupp and Ryan Walsh v Marco McCullough. (UK)
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas – May 6th. Saul Alvarez v Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (USA)
First Direct, Leeds – May 13th. Josh Warrington v Kiko Martinez, James Dickens v Thomas Patrick Ward, Josh Leather v Philip Sutcliffe Jr with Tyrone Nurse & Nicola Adams also on the bill. (UK)