Sky Sports has announced today its new schedule of Boxing coverage for the remainder of 2021 following its deals with the promotional companies Top Rank and BOXXER.

The sports channel will broadcast Top Rank events from the United States in the UK and Ireland, whilst also partnering with BOXXER to show elite fights in the UK.

The first main collaboration with BOXXER comes on Saturday 2nd October, when Chris Eubank Jr. faces off against Sven Elbir at the SSE Arena in Wembley.

That night will also see David Avanesyan defending his European championship against Jack Taylor, who has been unbeaten since 2015.

Two weeks later on Saturday 16th October, Hughie Fury will fight Christian Hammer in a Heavyweight bout on a card featuring WBO champion Savannah Marshall and hugely popular Newcastle fan favourite Lewis Ritson.

Super-Lightweight world champion Josh Taylor will also defend his crown against Jack Catterall on Sunday 18th December at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

The Argus: Chris Eubank Jr. (left) fighting James DeGale (PA Wire/ PA Images)Chris Eubank Jr. (left) fighting James DeGale (PA Wire/ PA Images)

Fans can also look forward to bouts from the likes of WBO Welterweight champion Terence Crawford, Vasiliy Lomachenko, unified Lightweight world champion Teófimo López, unified Bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue, WBO Super-Featherweight champion Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson.

Additionally, the extended coverage of the boxing will feature some of the most accomplished female fighters in the sport, including a Super-Featherweight title unification showdown between Top Rank's Mikaela Mayer and Maiva Hamadouche.

Alongside all of those fights Anthony Joshua will also be taking on Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday 25th September, live on the Sky Sports Box Office.

An exciting few months of boxing ahead

BOXXER founder Ben Shalom was looking forward to the partnership with Sky Sports Boxing to come.

He said: "We’re excited to continue the rich Sky Sports Boxing legacy and take it into a new era. We founded BOXXER to make the professional sport more accessible and create better opportunities in the sport for fighters.

"This long-term deal with Sky allows us to take that mission to the next level. The strategy will put fans first; showcasing the best fights from around the world and building the sport in the UK.”

Top Rank President Todd duBoef said: “Sky Sports has been the home to the biggest sporting events throughout UK for decades, and we look forward to bringing the world’s biggest boxing events and star talent from around the world to UK boxing fans.”

Sky Sports Managing Director Jonathan Licht said: “We’re thrilled to announce the first phase of our exciting new boxing schedule and we look forward to working closely with Top Rank and BOXXER to deliver the best fights to Sky Sports Boxing viewers, and to showcasing some of the best up-and-coming fighters in the UK. Sky Sports customers will have more access to boxing than ever before.”

Sky Sports winter boxing schedule


  • Oscar Valdez v Robson Conceicao (WBC Super-Featherweight Title)

25th September – SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE 

  • Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk (IBF, WBA & WBO World Heavyweight Titles)
  • Lawrence Okolie v Dilan Prasovic (WBO Cruiserweight Title)

2nd October – FIGHT NIGHT

  • Chris Eubank Jr. v Sven Elbir 
  • David Avanesyan v Liam Taylor (European Welterweight Title)
  • Richard Riakporhe v Krzysztof Twardowski 

16th October – FIGHT NIGHT

  • Savannah Marshall v Lolita  Muzeya (WBO Middleweight Title)
  • Hughie Fury v Christian Hammer 


  • Jamel Herring v Shakur Stevenson (WBO Super-Featherweight Title)



18th December – FIGHT NIGHT

  • Josh Taylor v Jack Catterall (Undisputed World Super-Lightweight Title)