Sky Sports Box Office will show live coverage of Tyson Fury’s career defining Heavyweight World title clash with Wladimir Klitschko as part of a night of live world championship boxing including IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook.
There will be over six hours of live boxing on Sky Sports Box Office on October 24, beginning at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena where Kell Brook tops the bill, making the third defence of his IBF welterweight world title against tough Argentinian Diego Chaves.
The ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf is then the setting for the biggest night in British heavyweight boxing since David Haye fought Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg in 2011.
Sky were left unchallenged in its quest to secure the rights to Dusseldorf spectacular after their subscription rivals BoxNation withdrew from the bidding.
Fury is undefeated following 24 fights and eighteen of his victories have come by way of a knockout.
In Fury’s way is the formidable Wladimir Klitschko who alongside his brother Vitali has ruled the heavyweight division since he won his first world heavyweight title against Chris Byrd in 2000.
Klitschko holds the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO belts and has remained unbeaten for eleven years accumulating 64 victories and only three losses.
Speaking about the announcement, Wladimir Klitschko said: “It’s fantastic that Sky is our TV partner for this great fight.
“I promise everyone an exciting evening and I hope that Tyson Fury is also going to walk his big talk.
“I will be ready when the 24th October arrives, hopefully Tyson will be too.”
Tyson Fury added: “This is my destiny. I vow to the British public I will end the Klitschko era and become the new heavyweight champion of the world.
“All of Europe wants to see me beat him. For far too long Wladimir and his brother have spoiled boxing with their boring jab-and-grab style.
“I am the new blood in the heavyweight division and on 24 October the world will see me send him packing out of the heavyweight division for good.”
Speaking to Boxing News about the Sky deal, Fury added: “I ain’t there to waste people’s hard-earned Sky Sports pay-per-view money, 20 pound a time.
“BoxNation had the chance to make the fight and they didn’t. I’m getting paid more money to go to Germany and that’s what it’s about for me, money. So you go where the money is.”
Adam Smith, executive producer of Sky Sports boxing, said: “There’s nothing quite like a British fighter challenging for the ultimate prize in our sport – the world heavyweight title.
“We’ve enjoyed magnificent, emotional nights like Frank Bruno defeating Oliver McCall, and Lennox Lewis unifying the crown against Evander Holyfield, before crushing Iron Mike Tyson.
“So now can the huge 6ft 9in undefeated and unpredictable Tyson Fury conquer the world?
“It promises to be a great night in Sheffield too where Kell Brook is the star attraction and headlines the night of boxing in front of a fanatical home crowd against Diego Chaves.
The Argentinian is a tough fighter who has fought many for the top names in the division including Tim Bradley, Brandon Rios and Keith Thurman.”
Preview and analysis of the heavyweight contest of the year will be provided by Smith, and former world champions Johnny Nelson, Carl Froch and Jim Watt, as well as a range of boxing experts.
Sky Sports viewers can to look forward to an extensive schedule of support programming providing the all the analysis of the fight across its channels and digital outlets, including the new-look Ringside.