BT Sport has confirmed it will be the exclusive broadcaster of Tyson Fury’s heavyweight comeback fight in June, and has also announced an extension to its partnership with Frank Warren which will see continue to air fights featuring the promotor’s lineup of fighters.
The deal will see BT Sport bringing subscribers a new wave of ‘Fight Nights’ including including the IBF Featherweight World Title showdown between Lee Selby and Josh Warrington on 19 May, as well as Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO middleweight title defence against domestic rival Martin Murray at the O2 on Saturday, 23 June.
Boxing fans will also get see Irish amateur hero Michael Conlan’s highly-anticipated Belfast homecoming fight on Saturday, 30 June.
The partnership will also see former two-weight World Champion Carl Frampton’s future fights on BT Sport in addition to former WBO Super-Welterweight World Champion Liam Smith and former WBO Lightweight World Champion Terry Flanagan, along with up-and-coming stars such as Daniel Dubois and Anthony Yarde.
In addition, BT has confirmed its recently announced Pay-Per-View channel, BT Sport Box Office, will be available on Virgin Media alongside the already known launches on BT TV and Sky.
Andy Haworth, managing director of strategy and content, BT Consumer, said: “It is a golden era for British Boxing and never has the Warren stable of fighters looked more exciting, with a great line up of established names and up-and-coming young fighters.
“BT Sport subscribers can look forward to a fantastic summer of boxing.”
Frank Warren said: “I’m delighted that BT Sport has extended its partnership with myself and Queensberry Promotions.
“The first year of our partnership has seen us deliver some outstanding fights and we look forward to some even bigger nights in 2018 and beyond, whilst continuing to do what we do best: developing the next crop of star boxers.”