Big time boxing has arrived on BT Sport with the addition of BoxNation to subscribers’ packages.
From February 20, the UK’s only TV channel dedicated to boxing will be available to all BT TV and Sky TV customers who subscribe to the BT Sport pack, at no extra cost.
BT customers who subscribe to BT Sport in high-definition will also 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, while TalkTalk customers will get access via the BT Sport App.
Since its launch in 2011, BoxNation has shown some of the biggest fights in world boxing, with stars such as Tyson Fury, Amir Khan, Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez regularly featuring.
The channel also provides a number of popular magazine shows including ‘Bunce’s Boxing Hour’ and ‘Boxing Matters’.
BoxNation’s move onto the BT Sport platform is part a ground-breaking deal that will also see up to 20 Saturday Fight Nights per year shown on BT Sport, 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 8, 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.