BT Sport Box Office to launch with Canelo v GGG 2
20th August 2018
BT Sport and Frank Warren have announced three clashes which will be broadcast on BT’s new pay-per-view channel, BT Sport Box Office, this autumn; and to celebrate the launch Canelo v GGG 2 will be made free to BT Sport pubs and clubs customers.
On September 15, Canelo and GGG will face each other in the ring for a second time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to finally decide the middleweight king of the planet.
Golovkin retained his WBC, WBA and IBF world titles in frustrating circumstances in their first bout when the contest was called a tie. With the other judges calling it a close Golovkin victory and a draw, the final scorecard called the fight a controversial one-sided victory to Canelo, much to the shock of the boxing world.
A rematch became inevitable. Next up, in what promises to be the biggest fight of the boxing calendar this year, Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC world title against Tyson Fury in a massive heavyweight contest.
The contest will whet the appetite for the boxing universe as the current world heavyweight champion, Wilder takes on the lineal heavyweight champion, Fury.
And finally, the boxing event of the festive season will see IBF Featherweight World Champion Josh Warrington defend his belt against Belfast’s Carl Frampton in a huge domestic encounter.
Leeds local hero, Warrington caused a major upset when he beat Lee Selby to be crowned world champion in front of a packed Elland Road earlier this year and will be going straight into another huge clash when he meets the former two-weight world champion in the ring.
Bruce Cuthbert, director commercial customers, BT Sport said: “To celebrate the launch of BT Sport Box Office , we’re delighted to be able to offer the first of our blockbuster line up of events, Canelo v GGG 2, free to all of our pubs and clubs customers.
“This follows our successful entry into boxing just a year ago with Fight Nights on BT Sport which continue to go from strength to strength and we now have the opportunity to make the more exclusive pay-per-view bouts available to pubs and clubs across the UK.”
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