Despite fierce competition from rival networks, Sky Sports has secured the broadcasting rights to the $300 million megabout between welterweight superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Looking to dust himself off rather soon after his lightweight title loss to Terence Crawford, Ricky Burns will return to the ring on June 27 against Dejan Zlaticanin in Scotland.
Former light heavyweights Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, now cruiserweights, move toward a possible rematch as they co-headline a big card in Liverpool on July 12.
The partnership between UK boxing promoter Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports television is to be extended by a further two years, it was announced Friday.
Danish star Mikkel Kessler enters his anticipated May 25 rematch with Carl Froch with a deep respect for his rival and fellow super middleweight veteran. “We have both fought all over the world,” Kessler told RingTV.com, “that’s what champions do, fight the best everywhere.”
Carl Froch’s super middleweight title unification bout with rival Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in London on May 25 will mark Sky’s return to pay-per-view boxing for the first time since the David Haye-Wladimir Klitschko debacle.